Lace it Up!

  • 1st February 2013

It’s the combination of dense embroidery and open space, coupled together, that makes the delicate pattern of lace so incredibly dynamic.  At the moment it is also ubiquitous, but there are still a few pieces that stand apart.

 

Lace collage

Lace Collage

 

1.) Sacai Luck Floral Lace Striped Dress, barneys.com, $895.00

2.) Lace Print Pencil, anthropologie.com, $118.00

3.) RED Valentino Skirt, store.valentino.com, $850.00

4.) Pre-Order Collection Lace-Stripe Tuxedo Pant, Jcrew.com, $445.00

5.) Milly Walker cotton-blend lace top, net-a-porter.com, $250.00

6.) Christian Louboutin Milady 100 Chantilly lace and satin peep toe pumps, net-a-porter.com,  $995.00

7.) Lanvin One-Shoulder Floral Lace Top, barneys.com, $2095.00 (available on pre-order)

8.) Dress, H&M, Navy Lace, $29.95, available in-store

9.) Panther Lace Pants, shopbop.com, $170.00

10.) Daisy Lace Minaudiere, Jcrew.com, $278.00

11.) Faux Leather Cut Work Skirt, zara.com, $79.90

 

For lace, vintage can be an exquisite option.  Many specialty vintage boutiques provide lovely lace waists (waist is a common term for a woman’s shirt from the early 19th century through the Edwardian period) that look amazing paired with your favorite broken-in boyfriend, or skinny black jeans.  The two below are from Paris 1900.  Enter this gem of a boutique in Santa Monica to find a curated collection of vintage and vintage-inspired lace blouses, dresses and boleros.

 

 

Paris 1900 Santa Monica
Paris 1900 Lace Shirt

 

Battenburg Tape Lace Top with hand-done brides, Circa 1900, $650.00, Paris 1900, Santa Monica

Edwardian Vintage Waist, Circa 1910, $325.00, Paris 1900, Santa Monica

 

Add an Edwardian touch to your home décor with this delicately modern table by moooi

Moooi Crochet Table

 

Lace crochet table, moooi.com

If You’re Heading To…Mumbai

  • 31st January 2013

In the world of sumptuous, all-natural, hand-woven textiles, the buzz centers around, Creative Bee.  Accessing more than 400 handloom weavers in several states of India, Creative Bee truly celebrates the rich Indian Heritage of gorgeously detailed printing and weaving.  Luminous raw silk exploding with color, gossamer light scarves hand painted with flowing watercolor strokes await….

Creative Bee Textiles
Scarves Creative Bee

Scarves purchased at Creative Bee

Creative Bee is located in Mumbai at:  3-4 Piroja House, 45, Forjett Street (opposite:  Saibaba Temple)

August Kranti Mrg, Gowalia Tank, Mumbai 400 036

Tel: 91.22.665.68580

Creative Bee also has locations in:  Delhi, Surat, and Hyderabad

Bulk orders and more information available at:  www.creativebee.biz

 

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Creative Bee India Printing

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Creative Bee India

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Duppata Creative Bee
Saree Creative Bee

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Saree Creative Bee

 

Hear Me Roar

  • 31st January 2013

They may be too young to actually go on a South African safari, but there’s nothing stopping young fellows (or young  ladies) from having uproarious fun in these adorable safari-inspired t-shirts from Tea.

Coming in a wide range of wild creatures from leopards to rhinos, the shirts range in price between $19.00 and $30.00.

Boys (or why not girls?), 6M- 12 Years, teacollection.com

 

Tea South African Shirts

 

What’s in a Face?

  • 30th January 2013

Once popular in Ancient Rome cameos can still hold their own.  They are set-off perfectly when paired with a thoroughly modern pant suit or pair of sleek leather leggings.  If you were slow to pick up on this trend early last year, don’t fret you still have options. Miu Miu’s nod to these objets d’art are a pop of color with whimsical profiles.  While almost completely sold-out you can still find their necklace in stunning scarlet at mytheresa.com.  (I think there’s just one left! and on sale too!)

 cameo collage

 

 

1.) Cameo Necklace with Brooch, Lanvin.com, $1715.00 (Hurry on Sale!)

2.-3.)Cameo Circle Earrings and Linear Earrings, neimanmarcus.com, $160.00 and $140.00

4.) Rhoda Cameo Gown, anthropologie.com, $348.00

5.) Velvet Necklace with Cameo Pendant, Miu Miu, mytheresa.com, € 335.00 (Hurry on Sale!!)

6.) Juliet & Company Cameo Stud Earrings, shopbop.com, $28.00

7.) Vintage Antiqued Bronze Queen Cameo Bracelet, amazon.com, $5.99

What I Love Today…

  • 30th January 2013

Doris Duke’s Shangri La, A House in Paradise

From Jali doors and windows commissioned from Delhi to early 18th century wood panels from Damascus, Syria,  Doris Duke’s, “Spanish-Moorish-Persian-Indian complex” successfully integrated architecture and interiors from India, Iran, Morocco and Syria with a large collection of Islamic art.

This book is a glorious feast of 17th century Iranian tile-panels, mother-of-pearl Syrian trunks and Indian suzani textiles.  One can get lost in the colors and patterns for hours.  It’s perfect company for anyone especially after a harrowing day of traffic and carpool—made better with a cup of Turkish tea and a rose-water infused biscuit.

Doris Duke's Shangri La

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Doris Duke's Shangri La A House in Paradise

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Doris Duke Dining Area

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Doris Duke

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Doris Duke’s Shangri La, Amazon.com, $34.65

 

 

Pool Doris Duke Shangri La

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Doris Duke's Shangri La Book