I was bitten by the Dior bug the moment Maria Grazia Chiuri sent tulle skirts, dotted with tiny embroidered bees, butterflies, flies and ladybugs, down the runway last fall. They were so whimsical and beautiful, I had to find a way to DIY my own bug infested . . . something. And since there’s nothing I love more than embellishing shoes <insert shrug emoji here>, a pair of inexpensive velvet ankle boots was destined for a fly makeover.
Extra large earrings were spotted all over the spring 2017 runways and we honestly can’t get enough of oversized hoops, hinged geometric earrings and single abstract shapes. Tuck that hair behind your ears, ladies. Statement earrings are bigger and badder than ever!
Marco De Vincenzo knows how to bring the fun and funk. After all, he’s got over 10 years designing accessories at Fendi under his belt and continues to split his time between his eponymous label and the Italian luxury fashion house that gave him his start after graduating from design school. Needless to say, Marco’s accessories, like faux fur mules, braided velvet sandals and handbags with a cartoonish paw shaped closure, are on point. And we just love the ruffled Lurex metallic knits, flared trousers and oversized coats in a perfectly rich, retro color palette.
If I’d ever have the guts to decorate my house, let alone a single room, with rich colors, excessively bold patterns and sumptuous textures, I’d imagine it would look something very similar to Hôtel Providence in Paris’ 10th arrondissement. With just 18 rooms and 3 suites, Pierre Moussié’s boutique hotel emanates old world charm and romance with its House of Hackney wallpaper, Madeleine Castaing carpets and original architectural details. I think it’s time for another little rendezvous to the City of Light, oui?