Valentino Pre-Fall 2015

Just when you think a collection couldn’t get any better (as is always the case with Valentino), Diana Moss works that magical eye of hers and transforms it into an entirely new and compelling series where fashion so flawlessly collides with art. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Botticelli inspired floral prints and embroidery come to life against these century old works of art. And while we’re in the throes of award season, who wants to bet that we’ll be seeing one of these utterly stunning gowns on the Oscar’s red carpet?!

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Style Crush: Michelle Elie

For former model and jewelry designer Michelle Elie, fashion is art and art is fashion. It’s obvious in the fearless way she dresses and her admiration for designers like Comme des Garçons, Delpozo, Viktor & Rolf, Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann, and Rodarte. It’s impossible not to adore and admire her for her refreshing take on fashion – especially when it can sometimes feel so safe and commercialized. As she so profoundly says in her ever inspiring Style Like U interview: “If you’re for everybody, you’re for nobody.”

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A Place On Cobble Hill

With it’s low ceilings, exposed wood beams, and undeniable allure, you would think this cozy townhouse calls somewhere like England home. But no. This delightful, three-story home is situated on Warren Place in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn – a street lined with English style cottages intended as affordable housing for laborers in the late 1800s. Couple Elspeth Benoit and David Bevan bought the house and gave it a much needed facelift, ridding the house of walls and stripping plaster to open up the space and reveal it’s original charm. I love the grey color throughout, the mix of tile, the chevron dining room floors and Kelly Wearstler wallpaper!

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Sehti Na Jewelry

Designer Sehti Na is dangerously feeding our obsession with dainty and distinctive fine jewelry. Her solar system inspired collection includes delicate bar earrings, star constellation earrings, and asymmetric floating rings – all cast in 14k gold and dotted with bezel set diamonds, pearls and gemstones. I’m also fawning over her gold and diamond safety pin earrings and ‘bite’ rings – signature pieces Sehti carried over from her first line Mine Jewelry. Want, want, need . . .

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