In 1999, Giuseppe Laviani and his wife Giacomina purchased La Socelière, a 17th-century chateau in the Loire Valley for $500,000. Even after investing another $500,000 to restore the property, they were able to keep it practical and non-stuffy. During the summers, four generations of the Laviani family go shoeless.
Stylist, and founder of Lula Magazine, Leith Clark has collaborated with Warby Parker on a collection of five new frames. I love the 60s librarian vibe to them – and of course, Leith’s flawless styling makes each frame that much more adorable. Plus, a percentage of each sale goes to Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign mobilizing American girls to raise awareness and funds for UN programs that provide life-changing opportunities to girls around the world. This collaboration couldn’t have come at a better time as I am in desperate need of a new pair of glasses. So what shall it be – the Willow, Greta or Aurora?
(Leith Clark x Warby Parker glasses $145 each)
Turning to ancient Sicily for inspiration, Dolce & Gabbana swept hair up into braided chignons and adorned crowns with flowers and Roman coins for their Spring 2014 show. Romance epitomized. I loved it so much, I turned to my trusty hair stylist Nichole Kreps to help me break down the look. So grab your curling iron and a handful of bobby pins and follow along!