It feels, at least to me, like it’s been quite a while since I’ve done a “Colour” post.
In fact, it’s been quite a while since I’ve written a post
So what better combination to jump back in with than Black & White?!
Especially since I started compiling these, and scads of other images way back in the Spring, when the runways were absolutely choc-a-bloc with black & white stripes-particularly Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors & Balmain, to name just a few.
Alas, the summer has slipped by as quickly as those looks hit the shops and streets
and look who’s finally getting around to the “White & Black” post”?!
(I’ll be sharing that “Best Sunscreens” post any week now too!)
But seriously, the combo was positively inescapable this summer.
I snapped this Harvey Nichol’s window in London in June.
This cool arrangement, a particular favourite of mine, I shot at The Tintagel Hotel in Sri Lanka last year.
The round black vases sit on a large lacquer tray perched on a leather ottoman. So chic and unusual, and even more beautiful in person.
Just one of my all time favourite black & white bedrooms ehvver, that’s all.
I wish I knew where it was and who to give credit to.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (then protest that I did not already say that)
Black & white stripes work in every possible permutation
photo Jeff McNamara
or flat out modern
They worked for Matisse and his models
and with every shade in the colour spectrum (speaking of Matisse)
They’re the perfect touch of homespun textile in an industrial space
A cheeky, yet classic addition to an eclectic vignette
And don’t even get me started on how cool these stairs are.
Of course you’d have to install railings in America, by code, which would totally spoil the look-
but you could then remove them after inspection.
Woops-was that my outside voice again??
Speaking of being naughty, I pinched this great set of china for practically nothing at Target. I might have posted this Instagram photo once before, but it fits so well here, I couldn’t pass up the humble brag.
I think the ‘china’ looks great with the linens-
From the markets of Sri Lanka to Target in Ventura- a truly International table setting!
Seriously coveting these black & white pots but don’t know where to find them- I just know they’re made in Italy.
I also scooped up about a dozen of these mini metal beach pails at Target for like 99 cents. Filled with herbs and interspersed with votives, they’ll be fun down my long barn table. That’s the plan anyway. If I ever get around to throwing a dinner party again.
HOW DOES MARTHA DO IT??!!
(but that’s another post, right? I guess getting up at 5 AM helps)
How about striping just one wall for a great effect that’s easily removable if you tire of it-
which you probably won’t, but I always worry about that. Virgo.
Cute chair, no credit, help me out here Pinterest People.
*Ahh-and already “Linda” has written in with the credit here Thank you!
Super simple to paint your own floor, right?
Says she, with the lantern still on the floor of the garage…
My Instagram pic of the bikes outside the Mark Hotel in NY this summer.
Let’s forget about stripes for a moment.
In my next life I want to be able to carry off six wacking great bangles on each arm and act all blasé about it.
“Oh, these? these old things?? I wear them all the time…don’t even notice they’re there”
I’m also loving this poncho by Rag & Bone, which I would wear to death.
Keds by Kate Spade
Love the pic but I wish the shoes weren’t so pointy.
I SO coveted these sequined pants from Etro. I figured (justified) they were a timeless investment.
But were they in any of the shops?
loved the sandals and the toenail polish colour, which I bought but looked totally vile on me.
Is it Kate? So French, so cool. Even though I hate smoking.
Carolyn Murphy via Vogue
My favourite model, besides Christy Turlington, Daria Werbowy.
OK, so in my next life, I’m coming back as Daria with a whole armload of cuffs & bracelets.
I won’t say no to the jacket if that’s thrown in either.
Edie Campbell by Peter Lindbergh
This was one of the best editorial spreads of the summer-I’m still saving one of the other photos for an upcoming post.
But I think what we’re really learning here People is that we all need to get some black & white striped trousers.
Sooner than later.
and how about that face?!
BTW, Summer still isn’t over, especially for us here in Southern California
For those of you Down Under, it’s just about to start (lucky!!)
Kate Moss in Dolce & Gabbana. Photo Patrick Demarchelier
Hat by Monet, photo Herman Landshoff, Mademoiselle, 1959
In fact, Really timeless!
and if you’re still left with even a sliver of a doubt…
a glimpse of Anne Demeulemeester Spring/Summer 2014 Men’s collection.
White & Black Forever!
Last year’s “Black & White Redux” post HERE
Balloons & pencil photo via Pinterest