All posts tagged: Coco Chanel

Fashion: The Most Disturbing of Reads

Although I am currently in a different time zone, news travels at the same speed and today I am saddened to hear about a couple of my favorite designers – And the second disturbing read I found online – about Coco Chanel – Which I am having the most difficult time accepting it and even sharing it here. {featured image source}

Decor: Inspired By Film Set Decor

I have to be honest, I see a film and think – I want a room just like that, or a house in that order and although some of the home decor listed here are ones I admired over the years, I have to admit, the home/set decor in Mr.& Mrs. Smith is also right up there as well as A Good Year, in terms of getting inspired. These are the film sets that inspired me over the years. Do share if there a space or two not mentioned here that you consider a solid inspiration for your decorating efforts. featured image is for the home used in Call Me By Your Name

just a second i am having a fashion designer moment

One of the best thing that could happen to a woman is the fact, she either lives in a metropolitan city or has access to it within a 30mile radius. I happen to be very fortunate in that I live in San Francisco and although our fashion sense isn’t anything to brag too much about (don’t hate me locals) I love walking through union square to window shop and occasionally treat myself to some of my favorite fashion designers. Just thought I’d share that with you 🙂

royal wedding day – across the world

Happy Royal Wedding Day to all my British friends and loyal U.K. blog followers!!!  Enjoy the day off. We can only hope to have such a day here in the states. In light of the event and knowing not so many people will turn to their favorite blogs today, I have decided to pay homage to my favorite exhibition of royalty at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Pulp Fashion by Isabelle de Borchgrave, running through 5th of June 2011. “Pulp Fashion draws on several themes and presents quintessential examples in the history of costume—from Renaissance finery of the Medici family and gowns worn by Elizabeth I and Marie-Antoinette to the creations of the grand couturiers Frederick Worth, Paul Poiret, Christian Dior, and Coco Chanel. Special attention is given to the creations and studio of Mariano Fortuny, the eccentric early-20th-century artist who is both a major source of inspiration to de Borchgrave and a kindred spirit.” (Legion of Honor site) It is a must see in my opinion and a good idea for those taking …