New ideas are old ideas as history has a tendency of repeating itself and in fashion, it’s no exception. Lilah Ramzi, of my newest blog obsession Part Nouveau, explores the history and inspiration behind some of our favorite modern fashion moments. Who knew the campaign for Miss Dior Cherie, shot by Tim Walker, was inspired the 1956 short film Le Ballon Rouge? Or that cover of Harper’s Bazaar, where Kate Winslet is swinging off a tower in front of the Chrysler Building, was influenced by Lisa Fonssagrives swaying from the Eiffel Tower in a 1939 issue of French Vogue? Fascinating!
Oddly enough, I find wearing hats in the fall much easier than in the summer – probably because I generally prefer the heavier felt and wool variety. Designer Dani Griffiths has convinced me otherwise with this her collection of straw hats, in super chic shapes, for Clyde. I mean, a two-toned hat with a velour felt crown and wide straw brim? Love it. Sold.
Crystal chandeliers can easily cross that fine line into garish territory. Juxtaposed against a crisp and neutral palette, however, and these ornate fixtures make a room utterly magnificent. And hung outdoors or in a bathroom?! Always a good idea.