Spiked Rings: a Selection

posted on: Friday, 27 April 2012

Spiked rings have finally gone from gothic-eccentric to mainstream, and I love it! No matter what your personal style is - gothic, rock or romantic - there's a wide variety of products for you to choose from! 
Here are my four of my favorites!

Oscar de la Renta's Dominican Republic Boutique

A few months ago, the famous fashion designer Oscar de la Renta opened his first shop in his native Dominican Republic. “The inspiration came from a very small potting shed in the garden of our home here,” De la Renta says of the chic hexagonal emporium. For de la Renta both decor design and fashion design should be connected, and that's the rule he has followed in his new boutique store; his silver-plate bowls are washed with enamels as colorful as the blouses on display, and the Austro-Germanic-inspired armchair he created for Century Furniture complements a body-skimming caftan draping a mannequin. According to the famous designer, “there should be no difference in taste levels between the clothes you wear and the things you live with”. I couldn't agree more with this statement. More photos here.

How to Wear a Coctail Dress from Day to Night

posted on: Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Yellow Coctail Dress from Day to Night

Coctail Dress: Cotton Twill Dress
Night: Earrings, Clutch, Chain Bracelet, Shoes
Day: Earrings, Bracelet, Watch, Handbag, Shoes

Even though a quality coctail dress can be rather expensive, it can become a key piece for your wardrobe and be worn from day (at the office) to night (at a restaurant). And don't forget to look beyond black!

Home Decor Envy: The Converted Ballroom

Elegant and timeless design by Steven Gambrel of S.R. Gambrel Inc. Steven's fresh and innovative approach to color and form has been widely celebrated in magazines and newspapers, including House & Garden, Elle D├ęcor, Interior Design, Departures, New York Times, and New York Magazine.

Great Find: Topshop Peplum Skirt

posted on: Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Peplum is huge right now, seen in many color variations, in almost all of the fashion magazines and blogs. If you want to follow the trend but don't want to splurge in just one piece only, check these brand new textured, Topshop peplum skirts in two wonderful colors: lemon and mint! With their price set at $68 you'll have the chance to add many more peplum pieces to your wardrobe!

Selections from Zara Home

Selections from Zara Home

1. Mirror, 2. Salad Bowl, 3. Pillow Cover, 4. Cutlery, 5. Wooster Table, 6. Blanket, 7. Jug

And since Zara Home offers 20% discount to all of its products on Saturday 28th, I've got a few suggestions for you: classic pieces that will look good in your home no matter what your decor style is!

Zara Home Sale!

Get your credit cards on hand, 'cause Zara Home offers a generous, 20% discount on all of its products in shops and online on Saturday 28th! Yay! 

Small Doses of Silver Glamour

posted on: Monday, 23 April 2012

Choose one or two of these items to add a small dose of glamour to your outfit! The silver skirt is my personal favorite! 

Crystal Gentilello's Home

Crystal Gentilello, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Rue Magazine, opens her beautiful home to the editors of The Everygirl and speaks about the challenges of running your own business. And as an inspirational/motivational-quote-maniac, I've kept a great quote from Gentilello's interview: "The only one between you and your success, is yourself". How true...

Three Ways To Wear a Kate Spade Dress

posted on: Saturday, 21 April 2012

Solar Mariam Dress ($ 398)

Even though it's cute enough on its own, the Solar Mariam dress from Kate Spade will take you from day to night when paired with the right accessories! Fantastic print and amazing color: consider it an investment piece for the summer!

Selections from Target

posted on: Friday, 20 April 2012

Selections from Target

1. Mirror, 2. Mirrored Tray, 3. Bookends, 4. Floor Lamp, 5. Glass & Metal Box, 6. Office Desk,
7. Round Ottoman

Who says beautiful has to be expensive? Target offers a great variety of stylish homeware in very budget-friendly prices! Here are my latest picks!

L'Wren Scott's Paris Apartment

Photos: Vogue

A gorgeous Left-Bank apartment is where the fashion designer L'Wren Scott and her partner, the rock-n-roll legend Mick Jagger, reside when the American designer wants to design and work close to her showroom and co-workers. A perfectionist in every aspect, L'Wren Scott admits that it took her nine months to choose the wall paint, "seeing what looked good on bright days, wintry days, in summer, at night” and had the flowing curtains dyed by the same silk manufacturers she uses to whip up (or rather drape and sculpt with fanatical care for the view from every angle) her signature taffeta evening dresses. See more photos of her impressive apartment here.

Splurge Vs. Steal: The Two-Tone Sandal

posted on: Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Red and purple-pink: I love this colour combination and these two-tone sandals will look amazing with any summer outfit. Choose any of the two pairs according to your budget and you will have definately made a wise investment for the new season! 

An Acceptable Shade of White

When Emily Summers, a Dallas-based interior designer, and her investor husband, Steve, decided to restore their midcentury modernist-style house they interviewed quite a few architects before choosing Lance O’Donnell, a talented designer who according to Summers is “a true modernist who understands all the great Palm Springs architects”. Among the many changes he proposed, O’Donnell painted the building twice to achieve an "acceptable shade of white—Benjamin Moore’s Silver Satin" and Summers was more than happy with his decision: “I knew the house was going to have white walls and white terrazzo floors and everything in it was going to be light and fresh and crisp”. Read the rest of the article here.

The New Chic: April 17

posted on: Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The New Chic no1

1. Lace Blouse, 2. Shoes, 3. Bracelet, 4. Skirt, 5. Handbag, 6. Sunglasses

This week I have a brand new column for you! Titled "The New Chic", it is a weekly column where I will be featuring items that have the potential to become the new classics in fashion and home design. Will we discover the new white shirt, or the new Chanel 2.55? Don't know, it remains to be seen; but I do know that together we will be discovering products of great design and quality that will steal our hearts, and maybe the hearts of our children and grandchildren... And don't forget: I would love to read your suggestions, so go on, fill in the comments section!

Rachel Zoe's Office

The uber-hip website The Coveteur offers us a glimpse into Rachel Zoe's Headquarters in L.A., "the heart and Louboutin-sole of all things Rachel Zoe Inc."! The famous stylist who now publishes a fashion-related newsletter and designs her own clothing line, opens the doors of her office to the camera and reveals a sea of mainly-high-heeled shoes, wonderful accessories and many many bottles of nail polish!

Colour Blocking To the Extreme

posted on: Monday, 16 April 2012

Colour Blocking

Be brave and don't be afraid of colour!

Contemporary Family Rooms: Selections from Elle Decor

Photos: Elle Decor Lookbook

Who said that family rooms have to be full of clutter, messy, and boring? Here are three examples of stylish, contemporary rooms where kids can play and guests can be entertained!

Tod's Spring-Summer 2012 Accessories Catalog

posted on: Sunday, 15 April 2012

A couple of days ago I got the new Tod's Summer 2012 catalogue and was glad to discover that the Italian company has upgraded its classic loafer design to make it more relevant to the latest fashion trends: studs, metallic colours and sequin! The result is a collection of gorgeous shoes that will steal the show...and your heart! More Tods accessories here

Home Decor Envy: Colour Block Shower Curtains

posted on: Saturday, 14 April 2012

When a great fashion trend such as colour blocking starts appearing in home accessories as well, the result is a colourful dose of energy and happiness for your space! Don't shy away from this!

Hues of Mint

1. Cuff, 2. Wallet, 3. Pants, 4. T-Shirt, 5. Sandals

A pale colour doesn't have to make an accessory or a piece of clothing less dynamic!

Print Preview: I Don't Do Fashion. I am Fashion.

posted on: Friday, 13 April 2012

My latest print features the well known Coco Chanel quote "I don't do Fashion. I am Fashion." It will be available for sale tomorrow on my etsy shop! It can be a great gift for the fashion-crowd!

Weekend Wear for April

posted on: Thursday, 12 April 2012

Yellow and Beige Plus One More Pair of Zara Shoes

1. Sweater, 2. Pants, 3. Shoes, 4. Sunglasses, 5. Shirt

And here is one more pair of shoes from Zara that I want (promise to self: this time I will buy them before they disappear from the shelves) worn with a sweater and beige cropped pants for a morning look. 
What do you think?

These Shoes Could Be Mine...

These are the shoes I regret not buying from Zara...What was I thinking? They are so chic, and classic with a twist. Why, why, oh why??? Dena, the stylish Style LimeLight blogger, was wise enough not to let them go...

Splurge Vs. Steal: The Wooden Leather Wedges

posted on: Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Splurge: Chloe Wedges / Steal: Zara Wedges

Style, height and comfort for your summer days and nights!

Sophisticated Rooms by Katie Ridder

Here are only a few of the gorgeous and sophisticated rooms that Katie Ridder, one of my favourite interior designers, has created. Katie' work has been featured in the best shelter magazines and her name is always found in the “Top 100 designers”  lists of high-profile magazines such as the New York magazine, Elle Decor and House Beautiful.  

Combining Trends: Dots & Neon

posted on: Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Combine a silk dotted pair of shorts with colourful accessories for a summer-y look that will get everyone's attention! 

Mixing Patterns

Photo: Architectural Digest

The bedroom of the designer Richard Mishaan is the perfect example of how to mix completely different patterns and colours and achieve a coherent and beautiful look for your space! Check the rest of his home here!

Accessories in Snake, Gray & Beige

posted on: Monday, 9 April 2012

Choose accessories that have a hint of python and/or hues of gray and beige and you will have made a wise purchase for the summer!

Wallpaper for your Bathroom

Photos: House Beautiful

Wallpaper at the bathroom? I wouldn't dare, but after seeing these photos I'm about to change my mind. The deisgner Steven Sclaroff convinced the fashion designer Beth Blake to cover her loft's bathroom in a bright red patterned wallpaper. The result is a gorgeous room that could be mistaken for a living room!