I recently spotted a set of beautiful gold dipped feathers that I thought were far overpriced – especially for something that is ridiculously easy to make with a can of trusty spray paint. These gilded feathers are the perfect holiday accessory. Hang them from your Christmas tree, string them onto a garland, use one as a present topper or display them in a vase!
The holidays are here which means it’s time to whip out the color. Winter doesn’t need to be so drab! With our Christmas fête just around the corner, Lauren and I raided Nordstrom Rack to seek out the season’s most colorful pieces to brighten up our ensembles. Lauren scored a pair of insane Brian Atwood pumps and a vibrant Joie ensemble that she accessorized with her grandmother’s squash blossom necklace. I found the softest pink Inhabit cashmere sweater and glittery Vince Camuto pumps that paired perfectly with my candy red silk faille skirt and vintage gold belt. Outfits, check. Holiday decorations, check. Let the festivities begin!
Cindy Sherman recently relocated from Sag Harbor to the Springs, an artsy East Hampton enclave where other masters of 20th century art, like Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Willem de Kooning, once lived. She purchased an old, 19th century farmhouse and, with the help of designer Billy Cotton, transformed it into a bohemian oasis. I love the bold, yet restrained, use of pattern, color and texture!
Modern romance is epitomized in Julia Kalmanovich‘s spring collection. The Russian designer, who grew up in Moscow, is inspired by her mother’s classical style as well as her love of the ballet and traditional theater. I’m obsessed with the cobalt tailored faille trousers paired with the tweed jacket and the black and white off the shoulder dress with bell sleeves. Want, need!
Artist Ed Wheeler created a holiday-themed series of hilarious self portraits, where he has inserted himself, as Santa, into the classic works of Vermeer, Caravaggio, Degas, Botticelli, Rousseau and many more. Ho-ho-ho . . . love it!