The Cannes Film Festival opened this week with an incredible (but wet!) night on the red carpet celebrating The Great Gatsby. Hollywood's Elite made their way through the camera filled crowd as rain came pouring down. But, that did not stop them from looking incredibly glamorous in their utterly gorgeous gowns. I have two black tie events to attend this weekend and I can only hope I look half as stunning as these beauties.
It's officially a match made in heaven. One of my favorite designers, Oscar de la Renta,
partnered with Paperless Post to create a line of beautiful runway-inspired stationery. Available via snail mail or email this collection was directly
inspired by many of Oscar’s designs from his Resort and Pre-Fall Collections. With
dozens of suites to choose from, I must say that my favorite might
be, “Tie the Knot” (featured above). As you all know well by now, I truly cannot
resist a good bow.
Upon viewing these gorgeous images captured by talented photographer, Jaime Beck, of this luncheon hosted by the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, I could not help but be sartorially inspired by these chic ladies who lunch. The fabulous hats and pretty pastels are just beyond perfection. I must say that I secretly dream of being a "lady who lunches" ... maybe some day?
I was looking through images from our recent trip to Paris and came across a few photos I took of the lovely Chloe windows. They reminded me of how much I have been coveting this gorgeous organza dress of theirs from the Spring 2013 Collection (now available on Net-a-Porter).... blush & feminine ruffles ... it's almost too perfect.
I adore everything about Gwyneth Paltrow's editorial in the latest issue of Glamour UK. Every shot is so crisp & classic ... just like her. Can we all just be her? Oh, and I'll take that Miu Miu coat she is wearing too.
Every year I truly look forward to getting a glimpse of the red carpet at fashion's most exclusive event, the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With the theme of this year's exhibition being "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" I was curious as to how the glamorous guests would incorporate this into their attire. As always, I was absolutely blown away by all the gowns... as it turns out punk can be pretty. In my book, best dressed of the night goes to Moda Operandi's Taylor Thomasi Hill for truly making punk look glam in her Thom Browne gown.
To celebrate 35 years of its most famous flat, the Vara, Ferragamo
has launched its L’icona campaign. Curated by the talented photographer, ClaiborneSwanson Frank, the campaign features portraits of modern tastemakers (including
many of my personal style icons) such as Olivia Palermo and Lauren Santo
Domingo. For 21 days throughout May, Ferragamo will unveil a new portrait of a different
girl featuring the Vera shoe. What is most exciting is that you are now able to
customize your own Vera or Verina flats with whichever color combination you
choose. The options are truly endless for this timeless classic!
With incredibly warm weather here in San Francisco (which NEVER happens!) I am feeling very compelled to pull some scalloped shorts out of my closet this weekend. The Chloe ones (shown above) have always been my favorites. There is just something so sweet & summery about scallops.
I look forward to attending the San Francisco Decorator Showcase every year and it is so easy to do so this year as it is right down the
street from my apartment!
I am most excited to see the glamorous living room
that talented interior designer, Catherine Kwong has designed. Inspired by Mick
and Bianca Jagger, the decadent space has been described as a “rock n’ roll
hideaway”. The painted floor and luxurious molding truly bring an element of
high drama to the room. These images are just a small sneak peek into the
After coveting these shoes for many months, I have finally taken the plunge and I am proud to be rocking these Valentino Rockstud Heels. Not only are they incredible chic, but seriously comfortable! (I know they don't look it). I have a feeling I will find ways to wear these again & again ... & again.
Today I am off for a quick trip to LA for work and oh, how I wish I had a gorgeous leather Marais Market Tote from August to carry all my things on the plane. Remember, you still have a chance to enter our giveaway to win one if you show us what you would put inside your bag on instagram with with the hashtag #dccaugustgiveaway! The deadline to enter is this Friday, May 3rd. Details about entering are here
I think it’s always nice to end the week with something especially beautiful. I
must say there was nothing I saw this week that was more gorgeous than the Oscar dela Renta Spring 2014 Bridal Collection. As always, Oscar’s
intricate details absolutely blew me away and I adore the way they are captured
in these black & white photographs. Oh, what I would have given to be there!
I am absolutely delighted to tell you about a fabulous new luxury luggage company, August. The brand was founded by an incredible couple who was inspired by their year-long journey traveling around the world. While the idea was dreamed up abroad, all of the beautiful products are handcrafted in California.
My favorite piece in the line is the Marais Market Tote, which was inspired by the couple's time spent living in Paris. This gorgeous leather tote is the perfect fusion of fashion & function ... which is exactly what I am always looking for when I travel. The classic shape is chic enough for any outfit but also roomy enough to fit everything you need.
For a chance to win this beautiful bag (valued at $495) show us what you would put inside your Marais Market Tote. For inspiration on how to style your "travelers kit" visit the August website, which features many of the world's most seasoned travelers and provides you with insight into how they pack. You can see what I would put in mine (above)!
Every week I truly enjoy reading Net-a-Porter'sonline magazine, The Edit as it is always teaming with incredible inspiration. I must say that this week's publication, The Icons Issue, may just be my favorite yet! Filled with classics, I found myself wanting to purchase something from every page. What is fabulous, is that Net-a-Porter allows you to do just that with their "shop this issues tab"... Brilliant yet dangerous!