The Cat Came Back

  • 28th February 2013

….It just wouldn’t stay away!

 

Since the Givenchy ‘cat ear cap,’ crawled down the runway the trend has literally had 9 lives with ears re-imagined on headbands, leather caps and knitted skull caps popping up everywhere from fashion week in Milan to the street scene in New York.

 

We’ll spotlight the trend—Pinpoint the best looks to buy—Show how to pair  

 

 

Inception:

Givenchy Cat Cap

Givenchy Runway

 

Mitosis:

 

Fashion Week in Milan Cat Cap

Fashion Week in Milan—Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

Beyonce Cat Ears

Beyonce

Cat Ears outside Chanel

Outside Chanel Show—Photo Courtesy of Eclectic

 

 

 

 

 

Great Finds Ear-Marked

Felix Eugenia Kim

Felix, eugeniakim.com, $145.00

 

 

Maison Michel Paris

Maison Michel Paris, giftlab.com, £200.00

 

Cat Ears Black Hat

Cat Ears Black Hat, romwe.com, $25.50

 

 

 Our Favorite Pairing:

 

Banana Republic Monogram High Waisted Skirt

 

Mixing the cat-ears with a bold pattern and not a mono-chromatic top make a chic vs. costumey statement.  

 

Felix, eugeniakim.com, $145.00

Honoring Houndstooth Coat, aristocracie.com, $72.00

Monogram High Waisted Skirt, bananarepublic.gap.com, $98.00

 

 

 

 

Flush with Florals

  • 27th February 2013

Spring flowers might be just on the precipice of peeking out of the ground, but there are bouquets a-plenty on the minds of designers who’ve placed petals on everything from jeans to  pot holders to baby shoes.  Even as winter persists in many parts of the world there are sure to be abundant blooms.

 

Chanel Floral Bodice

Chanel Floral Bodice

Antoniomarras.it

Antoniomarras.it

Photo Courtesy of Vogue Italie

Photo Courtesy of Vogue Italie

 

 

Use these fresh florals below as inspiration to plan a spring-time garden party!!!

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Floral Purse

 

 

1.) Cut Flowers Amaryllis, johnderian.com, $260.00

2.) Alice + Olivia Floral Skinny Jeans, shopbop.com, $198.00

3.) Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily Embroidered Straw Handbag, mytheresa.com, € 2,250.00

 

Hybrid Insalatiera Salad Bowl, seletti.it

 

4.) Hybrid Insalatiera Salad Bowl, seletti.it

5.) Toms Daisy Print Slip-On, Youth, neimanmarcus.com, $38.00

6.) Moncler Giasone, store.moncler.com, $875.00

 

Set of Five Bella Spring Candle Rings, grandinroad.com

 

7.) Miu Miu Necklace with Flower Clasp, miumiu.com, $695.00

8.) Pantalon Valandro, paulandjoe.com, € 345.00

9.) Set of Five Bella Spring Candle Rings, grandinroad.com, $69.00

 

 

Girls Bermuda Short in Tea Rose

 

 

10.) Wedgwood Floral Majolica bowl with Strawberries, majolica.net, price upon request

11.) Slippers Candy Pink, Agnes B. Kids, littlefashiongallery.com, €52.68

12.) Girls Bermuda Short in Tea Rose, jcrew.com, $49.50

 

 Wallpaper Floral Print Dress, tedbaker.com

 

13.) Wallpaper Floral Print Dress, tedbaker.com, $375.00

14.) Boy’s Liberty Tie in June’s Meadow Floral, jcrew.com, $58.00

15.) Dolce & Gabbana Flower Dress, harrods.com, £415.00

 

Florigraphie, pot mat, seletti.it

 

Florigraphie, pot mat, seletti.it

 

 

Embellished Leather Thong Sandal, garnethill.com

 

16.) Embellished Leather Thong Sandal, garnethill.com, $39.50

17.)  Blossom Hook Rack, anthropologie.com, $19.95

 

 

Alberto Pinto Belles Saison & Compagnie Des Indes Dinner Plate
Alberto Pinto Belles Saison & Compagnie Des Indes Dinner Plate

 

 

Alberto Pinto Belles Saison & Compagnie Des Indes Dinner Plate, devinecorp.net, $360.00

 

 

 

Cadeaux Parfait—Prix Parfait

  • 26th February 2013

Great gifts under $50 are hard to find.

We are as fond of scented candles, aromatic soaps and good wine as anyone, but with just a tad more effort you can come up with something that will by-pass the random kitchen/hallway storage drawer and actually get used and loved.  And we have not gone above $50 (minus tax and shipping)

Cobalt Woven Paper Bowl Serena & Lilly

 

Cobalt Woven Paper Bowl, serenaandlily.com, $38.99

 

 

These are a few of our favorite ideas that work for anyone:  your friend’s birthday you suddenly remembered; end-of-year teacher ‘thank Us'; sudden invite to a colleague’s for brunch; secretary house-warming….whatever the occasion, stock up on a few of these now and you will be ready and thankful later.

 

 

GrandinRoad Lavendar Stack and RSH Hurricane

 

Lavendar Stack, grandinroad.com, $29.00

Small Hurricane, rshcatalog.com, $15.00

 

 

Handmade Jaipur Coasters Wisteria, Harvest Nut Tray DeanDeluca

 

Handmade Jaipur Coasters, wisteria.com, $16.80

Harvest Nut Tray, deandeluca.com, $24.00

 

 

Seventh Heaven Ring Sundance Catalog

 

 

Seventh Heaven Ring, sundancecatalog.com, $48.00

 

All Hours Winking Georgie Kate Spade

 

 

 

All Hours Winking Georgie, katespade.com, $49.00

(We suggest putting a few international coins from one of your favorite last trips inside just as a fun surprise!)

 

Gorjana Parker Leather Wrap Bracelet

 

 

Gorjana Parker Leather Wrap Bracelet, shopbop.com, $49.00

 

 

Embroidered Suzani Table Runner GrandinRoad

Embroidered Suzani Table Runner, grandinroad.com, $39.00

 

Bone Inlay Jewelry Box Serena & Lilly, Filigree Collar Necklace Forever21

 

Filigree Collar Necklace, Forever21.com, $8.80

Bone Inlay Jewelry Box, serenaandlily.com, $24.99

 

 

Iris Placemat The Southern Home
Dutch Tulip Placemat The Southern Home

 

 

Iris Placemat (set of 4) or Dutch Tulip Placemat (set of 4), thesouthernhome.com, $42.00

 

Threshold Flour Sack Towels Target

 

 

Threshold Flour Sack Cake Towel Set of 6, target.com, $20.00

 

Indian Ragamala Plate Met Museum Store

 

Favorite decoratively wrapped chocolates in…

Indian Ragamala Plate, store.metmuseum.org, $20.00

 

 

Mystic Tie-Back Bib Necklace

 

 

Mystic Tie-back Bib Necklace, anthropologie.com, $48.00

 

 

Renaissance Glassware Horchow

 

 

Renaissance Glassware, horchow.com, $26.90

 

English Toffee Crate Olive and Cocoa

 

English Toffee Crate, oliveandcocoa.com, $48.00

 

Gold Bangle Set Jcrew

 

Gold Bangle Set, jcrew.com, $39.50

Yellow Ceramic Muffin Pan Cost Plus

 

Yellow Ceramic Muffin Pan, worldmarket.com, $14.99

Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Wild Blueberry Muffin Mix, amazon.com, $15.51

 

 

Ethnic Lace Applique Necklace Zara

 

Ethnic Lace Appliqué, zara.com, $29.90

 

 

Menagerie Juice Glasses Anthropologie

 

 

Menagerie Juice Glass, anthropologie.com, $12.00

Norpro Orange Juicer, amazon.com, $9.07

 

Coil Rope Bowl Ylang Home

 

A few beautiful green apples in…

Coil Rope Bowl, yliving.com, $48.00

 

 

Parisien Shoppers Tote Forever 21, Eiffel Tower Round Tray Target

 

Eiffel Tower Round Tray, target.com, $9.99

Champagne Cork Cookies by Fossier, igourmet.com, $9.99

Parisien Shopper’s Tote, forever21.com, $1.80

 

 

Brown Silhouette Pencil Holder Robin King Designs

 

Brown Silhouette Pencil Holder, robinkingdesigns.com, $30.00

Elegant Pencils with Red French Lettering Set of 4, etsy.com, $3.00

 

Vintage Hobnail Candydish One Kings Lane

 

 

Lindor Truffles (always a favorite) in…

Vintage Hobnail Candydish, onekingslane.com, $45.00

 

Modern Metallics

  • 25th February 2013

In homage to two of the most lovely dresses to glide down the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars…

 

 

Naomi Watts Oscar 2013

Halle Berry Oscar 2013

 

 

 

We visit some of this season’s most inspired modern metallics.  From shoes to clutches to planters, the sparklers below are winners in every category.

 

Maison Margiela Metallic Jacket, Michael Kors Soutache Lace Dress

 

 

1.) Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Front Jacket, barneys.com, $1590.00

2.) Phalaenopsis Orchid, pier1.com, $8.95

3.) Michael Kors Soutache Lace Dress, harrods.com, £2,499.00

 

Elizabeth and James Cree Silver Metallic Sandals

4.) Pamela Love Turquoise and Bronze Spike Earrings, ssense.com, $345.00

5.) Pleated Metallic Maxi Skirt, forever21.com, $22.80

6.) Elizabeth and James Cree Silver Metallic Sandals, couture.zappos.com, $250.00

7.) Clare Vivier Textured Metallic Flat Clutch, saks.com, $143.00

 

R13 Skinny in Silver, Jimmy Choo Pure Gold Leather Peep Toe Wedges

 

 

8.) Jimmy Choo Pure Gold Mirror Leather Peep Toe Wedges, jimmychoo.com, $650.00

9.) Fazilet Leather Bracelet, shoplatitude.com, $100.00

10.) Metallic Gold Drip Dish, neimanmarcus.com, $175.00

11.) R13 Skinny in Silver, forwardforward.com, $345.00

12.) Premium Metallic Origami Skirt, topshop.com, $80.00

 

Diane Von Furstenberg Juliette Metallic Leather Platform Sandals

 

13.) Faith Connexion Strapless Metallic Brocade Dress, fashion2us.com, $360.00

14.) Haute Hippie Sequined Jacket, shopbop.com, $747.50

15.) Metallic Crackle Herb Pot, anthropologie.com, $14.00

16.) Diane Von Furstenberg Juliette Metallic Leather Platform Sandals, saks.com, (pre-order) $298.00

17.) Saint Laurent Paloma Flat Sandal, barneys.com, $935.00

 

Joseph Clare Metallic Stretch Leather Pencil Skirt

 

18.) Joseph Clare Metallic Stretch Leather Pencil Skirt, cherae.com, $270.00

19.)  Square Toe Ballerina, tedbaker.com, $90.00

20.) High Heel Sandal with Ankle Strap, zara.com, $79.90

21.) Stella McCartney Metallic Linen Fold-Over Clutch, saks.com, $1120.00 (Pre-order)

 

Lola Cruz Mesh Sandal

 

 

22.) Reed Krakoff Metallic Oxford Pumps, mytheresea.com, $604.00

23.) Haute Hippie Metallic Detail Leather Mini, mytheresa.com, $304.00

24.) Lola Cruz Mesh Sandal, lorishoes.com, $225.00

25.) Naveena Hand-Pleated Maxi Skirt, calypsostbarth.com, $239.00

 

Urchin Vase Apartment 48

 

26.) Stella McCartney Jacquard Woven Trousers, mytheresa.com, $504.00

27.) Sheri Bodell Metal Mesh Maxi Dress, shopbop.com, $228.20

28.) Ted Muehling Candle Holder available at select locations (photo courtesy of Elle Décor)

29.) Urchin Vase, apartment48.com, $62.00

 

 

Willow Metal Spine Trim Skirt

30.) Willow Metal Spine Trim Skirt, willowltd.com, $348.00

31.) Tods available at select Tods locations

32.) Love Suede Pillow, calypsostbarth.com, $185.00

 

Pre-Order Please

  • 24th February 2013

Debuting this March, Aerin Lauder introduces her new footwear collection which is exactly as expected—delicate, feminine and classically elegant.  Here are our three top picks:

 

Corsica Aerin Lauder
Coco Bay Aerin Lauder
Pedros Aerin Lauder

 

Corsica, aerin.com, $298.00

Cocobay, aerin.com, $278.00

Pedros, aerin.com, $198.00

 

Aerin Lauder

Aerin Lauder, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia