Posts tagged Louis Vuitton

Table Toppers

I love to collect coffee table books that I can flip through time and time again & experience total sensory overload. With anything from fashion to photography these books are perfect room accents. Like all collectables, it’s always fun to gift others with one of your favorites. For your bestie’s next birthday, house warming party or even a thoughtful token of appreciation–choose a creative hardcover. These are some of my favorites along with newcomers that I can’t wait to get my claws on. I hope you find the perfect one for you!

For the Collector:
Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne 1963-1987—with 384 pages and 1,700 reproductions from the man who IS pop art, this is the perfect colorful addition to any bookshelf.

Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture—a lavish montage of Vuitton’s collaborations with world renowned artists (trunks and bags aside).

For the Fashion Maven:
Who What Wear: Celebrity and Runway Style for Real Life—we were already addicted to the site, so the book is a given for any seasoned stylista.
The Teen Vogue Handbook—the go-to reference for all that is fashion, even beyond your teen years.

For the Visionary:
Hue by Kelly Wearstler—with projects arranged by color, Wearstler’s design inspiration proves much deeper than the walls she decorates.
Marchesa Casati: Portraits of a muse—the complete portrait of an everlasting style icon, including insightful contributions from the likes of DVF and Karl Lagerfeld.

xo,

Kristin

Vintage Rose

When it comes to fashion, fall would definitely be my favorite season. I love the brisk weather, autumn leaves & the Manhattan fashionistas walking the streets in the latest collections. Typically, I reach for rich jewel tones, rustic browns and chunky/nubby knits. However, this year I’ve found myself drawn to a color you cannot find in my closet: pink! I’ve never been a huge fan of the shade, but all of a sudden I love dusty rose with peach undertones. I can’t get enough of the romantic and vintage feel from the look seen above from Chloés fall 2009 collection. Even more enticing is the added edge from Vuitton (ditch the bunny ears!) I pulled ideas from both looks for an everyday look that is very much me—ultragirly waves, ruffles, sleek black ankle pants and natural hair & makeup. This entire look is from J.Crew (a minor retail addiction of mine). I even blogged about the black pixie pant a year ago-they’re still one of my staples!

So here’s how you’d get this look! For easy waves, use a 1” Hot Tools curling iron and roll hair backward away from the face. For amazing clean & natural makeup I use rest assured brightening wand (apply to brow bone & inner well of the eye) and three carats limited-edition cheek stain in shade brilliant as eyeshadow (it’s perfect)! I hope you enjoy this look as much as I do!
xo,
Kristin

Fall 09 Trend Alert: Heavy Metal

Nodding our heads to Kiss, Van Halen & Metallica might not exactly be our thing, but channeling their heavy metal wardrobe this fall does seem about right! With fall 09 fashion beginning to hit the stores, keep your eyes peeled for some chic and fierce trends that mimic the style of these hard rock legends. Look out for deep rich hues, lots of leather & STUDDED EMBELLISHMENTS! This peak-shoulder Balmain number is amaaaazing— I only wish I could rock such a hot get-up! But translating haute runway to reality is definitely doable. I love these geometrical prints from Louis Vuitton, tarte and Cesare Paciotti. So this fall, are YOU ready to rock?

xo,

Kristin