Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Laudree macaroons and makeup.... Color me good!

Get ready for beautiful pastel eyeshadows the colors of your favorite Laudree macarons!  It has been announced the iconic macaron creator is launching a beauty line which will premier in Japan in February.  I certainly hope the packaging is the same iconic color as well.

Entitled 'Les Merveilleuses de Laudree' (or The Wonders of Laudree).  Albion will created the 20 blush colors, foundations, lipsticks.  Roll out will continue in Europe prior to U.S. arrival.
I can only dream of kabuki wearing these magical colors, while donning vintage Japanese kimonos.  What a vision that would be!

Photos by Robyn Lee

Friday, December 9, 2011

John Mayer on the range...

John Mayer has unfortunately been laying low, while he recovers from recent surgery on his throat.  While on the mend, he's been traveling the open range.  From the looks of these images, his eye is just as talented as his mending vocal chords (pun).

I say, he's got the potential to be the next Ansel Adams.  I cannot wait until, he hits the road again... this time to tour!  I love you John!  Let the music play.... and pack plenty of Ricola!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Consider LOVE... with Sandra Boynton

Sometime ago I discovered a beautiful cheery book on Love by Sandra Boynton.
I share it with friends in both new and old relationships.
Let me share it with you too.

In the spirit of the Holiday season, it's a great little book, BIG on LOVE.  Why not share it!  

Written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton a prolific and revered greeting card designer and  Children's book author.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beautiful women... with a vintage twist...

Simply, playing homage to some lovely Ladies...

 Dita Von Reese


 Josephine Baker

 Eartha Kitt

Gloria Swanson

Delores Del Rio


Several images Courtesy of Treacle Tart

Gold Rush...

Glistening like the California sun.  In the December 2011 issue of CMagazine, devoted to California style...

Precious Metals..
with gold prices being as high as they are, this may be the closest I get to something gold this year.

Gianvito Rossi Stilettos, Jason Wu Cross body bag, Pierre Hardy Sandals, 
Miu Miu Sandals, Alexander Wang Clutch

Bracelet and ring by Marco Bicego

Simply put... Santa baby!

Be Wise... See Michael Dweck at the Staley Wise Gallery...

Here's another Wise reason to make the drive to the tip of Long Island.. and visit Cuba!
Note, they'll be serving Mojitos...See you at the show...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Grey Lotus Photographer... does it in black and white...

I love beautiful black and white photography.  Here photographer Greg Lotus, with the lovely talent of fashion director Julian Sanz... show how it's done...

Fashion Director Julian Sanz
 Photos courtesy Haute Living Magazine

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Steel Away... with Inge King

German born sculptor Inge King, steals time. She looses herself in the molten steel, sharing her spirit - as they become one.  She is an icon in the Australian art world.  I can see why...

She is captivated by round sensuous forms.  Her process begins with sketches, then small scale models. Later she marries found objects into the supple metal. Frankly, I would love to collect her models, as they are equal works of art.  Besides, I think she's the cutest little thing!

Photographs Australia Vogue Living

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ralph Lauren Rugby 'Tweed Run' - October 15th!

It may be too late to join the 'Ralph Lauren Tweed Run' via Rugby but if you see them rolling past you, join in anyway!

Better yet, get one going in your town!

Images provided by Vimeo, RL Media, Andy Bauman and Rugby

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stephen Russell - Has me thinking of Christmas....

One of the things I used to look forward to en route to my office on & 76th. and Madison Avenue, was passing the windows of jeweler Stephen Russell.  To be exact, the shop was closed when I would arrive in the morning.  As time grew closer to 10 o'clock, I would make my 'morning constitution' for a cup of coffee.  Of course the coffee, was not part of the real story.  It was the outline.  The real story... seeing what pieces were being set up in the window for the days display.  

Here's why... I adore beautiful gems, and they've got plenty of them.

A girl can dream - right!  Good night!

Stephen Russell

Greg Lauren, More than a pretty Ralph face

Sure, Greg Lauren is a handsome face who is also one of the 'go to' male models of Ralph Lauren"s many advertisements.  He exudes charisma, strength and intelligence.  Of course he is the nephew of Ralph Lauren.  Who cares about nepotism when it works - right!

True, he is also an actor and  husband of 'Showgirls' dancer Elizabeth Barkley.   Not to miss, a  Princeton graduate with a B.S in Art.    What you may not know is, he is a TALENTED artist.  Not a fly by night 'cut and paste' artist but a truly gifted artist.  Just as soon as you get hooked on his 'Batman' HERO series of illustrations (which are stunning, dark and rich), that his 'fashion non-fashion' exhibits steal your heart.

I remember seeing his 'Alterations' exhibit in New York, of clothing (mostly jackets, suits, shirts and coats) all manufactured from various thickness, color and texture of paper and thought "these are actually quite wearable".  That is as long as you walk between the raindrops and steer clear of any 'London Fog' "Pray for rain" ads. 

Greg Lauren also designs and manufactures both Mens' and Women's lines which can found at Barneys' New York and Maxfields, Los Angeles.  The ranges consists of mostly outerwear of a 'highly deconstructed' nature.  A few constructed from old duffle bags.  At first glance, they appeared very 'Oliverish', producing images of clothing worn by someone down on their luck.  Yet there are aspects which just make them appear to be 'well loved'.  My hands down favorite was the white Tuxedo, classic from the from view.  Once the back is exposed you find a series of buckets immediately identifying it as a 'straight jacket'!   

When the model music stops, Greg Lauren and his creative genius will definitely have a chair!

Don't miss the next exhibit! Just check your matches at the door!