Tangerine & Teal For The Superbowl

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Happy Superbowl Weekend Everyone!!

In honour of The Big Event, I’ve compiled this post on the colours of one of the NFL teams (their name escapes me at the moment, but they’re not in the Super Bowl)  What’s that you say? There isn’t any team in the NFL with these colours??  But it’s such a hot combination- that’s just crazeee.   Well, I can’t change the post now, so please enjoy it and the big game anyway.  Let’s all pray for good weather in Dallas tomorrow!!

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Australian Vogue

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Soho House, Miami Beach

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Roberto Cavalli

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Vivienne Westwood

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Vilhelm Lundstrom

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Caroline Trentini

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Matisse does the combo to perfection

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Dior

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Better Homes & Gardens

 

 

via Splendid Market

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Australian Vogue

Marni leather dress spring/summer 11

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Matisse

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via Domino

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I posted about the oil yonks ago- but you MUST get the spray if you use hairspray at all. It is light and smells DIVINE

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Lost the credit, but let’s face it- I wouldn’t let you buy it anyway, just chose it for the colour :)

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Soho House Miami

 

Diane Von Furstenberg

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Missoni

Could someone please tell me why she is carrying the handbag in a plastic bag? Did they think she was going to be eating on the runway? What??

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Help me out here?  Brain freeze

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Via Better Homes & Gardens

 

 

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Via Front and Center

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Kenzo

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Via Better Homes & Gardens February ’11

How adorable is this house ?!

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PS. I finished 2nd place in The Homies!

Sincere Congratulations go to YoungHouseLove , who finished in 2nd place last year and went for “Gold” this time.

I’m super happy with my “Silver”- Only sorry that the Mimosas and caviar are not to be :(

 

PPS. We could sneak some right?…it being Superbowl Weekend and all…

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PPS.  Oh Darn, Look at that- I didn’t leave myself enough time to do a thorough break down of my predictions for the game tomorrow  :(

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Post post post script.  Many thanks to “Eights” my first commenter who reminded me that it’s the  Miami Dolphin’s that are in fact TANGERINE & TEAL-

I knew I wasn’t crazeeee

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…of course I don’t have to tell you who this is, we all know that…  (“Eights“- hellooo- paging “Eights”)

 

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Rich Rusts

 

My front entry hall

I don’t know…something about this weather…it’s just not enticing me to come out and play. It’s not so much cold, as just pale, insipid, uninspired.  I’d much rather sit by the fire reading “An Object of Beauty”, Steve Martin’s latest book, the not so distant din of football on in the background every room.  Oh…my…Gawd.  Is there a gas station between me and the rest of this football season??!  I have a sneaking suspicion that Hockey Season is just around the corner too. I’m hearing “Syd The Kid” being bantered about waaay too much for comfort.  Were you aware there is a God amongst us named Syd (or is it Sid??)

Achh- sometimes it’s kinda tough being the only girl :)

I started off my day beautifully with some lovely, stretchy yoga followed by a big English fry-up complete with white bread fried in bacon fat and lashings of white truffle salt on my eggs. Courtesy of football watching husband.

Then, for some inexplicable reason, I felt the need to go back to bed.

Now, I’m back up, and guess what? Football is still on. I know. It’s shocking.

So.  I said to myself; Slim, it’s the perfect day to post your “Cayenne/Rusty/Rich” theme.

I’ll let you figure that math out :)

I grow these ‘Hot Cocoa’ roses in my garden.

Bob Art

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Zac Posen

Asprey

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Etro

 

Jeeves… Please pass me my robe

 

Slim Paley photo

Parrot tulips through a shop window

Mark Jacobs suit, Tom Ford silk top, Prada platforms

 

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Michael Smith

Slim Paley photo

Christmas wrapping with vintage silk velvet trim

Paul Smith Spring 11

Slim Paley photo

One of my favourite Hermes scarves.  Note the garden shears in the bottom right hand corner

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A hotel

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Dior

Piaget

Diana Vreeland’s pad

Slim Paley photo

While not technically “Rust”, somehow this snuck in

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Then this.  OK, I know I’m veering off track …

Slim Paley photo

Couldn’t resist this last one.

Back to rustiness now.

Louis Vuitton

via A gift wrapped life.

Patricia Van der Viliet

Slim Paley photo

Sun Valley

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Wishing you a wonderful week!

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Footnote


I inspired myself to go buy some deep rust coloured nail polish today;

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Haute Chocolate”

Tartan Around With Plaid

.Max Doyle

Louis Vuitton Winter

 Happy New Year Everyone!  I’m back from Cold Mountain.  Expecting my frozen feet to warm up again any day now.  I actually invested in an electric foot warmer, which just arrived today,  but I’ll save that for Friday Favourites if it works well.  For some reason (possibly that I haven’t made any yet) I’m not ready to talk about New Year’s Resolutions, new starts or becoming a better human in 2011 yet.  I don’t want to suggest that my New Year began inauspiciously but when I removed the fur slippers I’d been wearing in Sun Valley all day, there was a mouse turd stuck to my foot.

I think I read somewhere that’s a Scottish sign for Good Luck.

How’s that for a smooth segue into a post about Tartan?!

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Slim Paley photo

Sunlight streams in over vintage wool blankets, Sun Valley

British Homes & Gardens

Slim Paley Photo

A corner of our mudroom, Sun Valley

Photo Roland Bello

Vivienne Westwood rug

Slim Paley photo

Vintage chaise, Ralph Lauren olive green corduroy & plaid blanket, Sun Valley

Dior Winter

Dior Winter

A gift from the Highlands 

 

MAC

MAC Winter/Holiday collection

Commes des Garcons on the runway…

and…uh…camping glamping  (sometimes I worry I don’t make enough of an effort :()

Lynn Yaeger – She always makes the effort

This is one of my most favourite pieces in my closet- a layered tartan kilt by Jean Paul Gaultier.  Had it forever and a day.

Ruffled tartan wallpaper by Vivienne Westwood

Karlie Kloss wearing Celine jacket, Carolina Herrera dress

Carolina Herrera

Ralph Lauren

another great Scottish import.

Slim Paley photo

I warned you I’d recycle my Sun Valley dining room table in the Plaid Post

Holiday window at Bergdorfs via Habitually Chic

Ralph Lauren eyewear

Ralph Lauren

Just trying to compile a comprehensive post

Tulle skirt Ann-Sofie Back, Jeremy Scott boots

Commes des Garcons

 Maybe I just need to make a little more effort avec mes chapeaux

My Holden Caufield hat

Polo

Photo via The Gardener’s Cottage .

.Or get wheels on my heels

.Via Design Fetish

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I hope your first week of the New Year  got off to a great start!

PS. Go see The King’s Speech if you haven’t already.

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Blush & Black Swoon

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Via Couture lab

Apologies in advance to the legions of male readers I won over with that last post.  “Manly” things will definitely be making appearances on S.P.  more often, and not just for Christmas, as well as more architectural and design related posts as the “Boy Barn” project continues to gain momentum.  In the meantime, anyone else feeling the Blush & Black vibe in the air with all the hoopla surrounding the premiere of “Black Swan” this week?!  I, for one, can’t wait to see it.  I always love a film with great dance sequences, beautiful people that inspire me to work out for three seconds, and a little dark humour and twisty bits thrown in for good measure.  With a cast including Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder, I’d say this will be one fun film to see with your girlfriends, girlfriends!

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Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”

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Mila Kunis at the premiere in N.Y. this week

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What little girl doesn’t dream of being a ballerina?  I certainly did.

I’d like to say my career under the lights was eventually curtailed by a crippling toe shoe injury…


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The truth is decidedly less glamorous-  It was terminated by a crippling case of stage fright before my first performance.

No joke.

NO ONE was making me get on that stage.

I try to recall the drive home in the car with my parents but apparently I’ve blocked that memory.  Back to the frog pond for me.

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Zac Posen Spring 2011

Feels as if Z.P. was attempting to channel a little John Galliano here, a little Alexander McQueen there, to bring some excitement back into his collection…

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or Perhaps Zac  was inspired by George Balanchine’s ballet “Bugaku” first performed in 1963,

 

and more recently by The Miami City Ballet, just a few weeks ago

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Laduree Paris has caught the pink & black bug…

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My friend in Paris snapped this photo of Laduree’s November window

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Coat & waistcoat buttons c1805 with their own case!

Why isn’t life like this anymore?

Now  extra buttons are all plastic and come in pill baggies hanging from garment tags.  wa wa -no  fair.

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Agent Provocateur ( I think)

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Carolina Herrera Spring 2011

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Manolo Blahnik

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Chanel Spring 2011

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Valentino

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Photo via “A Gift Wrapped Life”

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Pink & Black edginess from Isabel Marant Spring 2011

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Etro

Pink & Black of a different attitude

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Suzanne Farrel’s costume from George Balanchine’s ballet “Bugaku” c1963

 

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via flickr

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Zac Posen

(love the two toned nails)

Nicholas Kirkwood

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Alexis Mabille Fall 2010 Couture

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Slim Paley Photo

A rose from my gardener today  (December 4th!)

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Valentino

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Valentino

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Zac Posen’s black swan

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via Flickr

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Cheers to all those aspiring, or once aspiring little ballerinas out there!

Will you be going to see the movie? Let’s talk!

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Red, Black, a Whisper of White


Michelle Buswell

MARC JACOBS

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HUBLOT “Big Bang Out of Africa” watch

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PRADA FALL 2010

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As predicted, by yours truly, the heat wave broke pretty much the moment I arrived in NY.  If you are starting to perceive me as one who takes the weather personally… well, we really are getting to know each other, aren’t we?!  I was bound and determined to stay away from Fall focused posts for a couple of more weeks, but under dark skies and rain, my hand has been forced.  It’s a challenge to get great NY photos in the rain- umbrella reflections in the shop windows are wreaking havoc with my genius.  So I leave you with this classic combination of Red, Black & and a hint of White, which appears to be a strong contender for one of the most winning marriages, or should I say Menages A Trois’ for Fall!.

Enjoy

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Bianca Balti, Harper’s Bazaar, Spain

Doesn’t this model remind you of Carol Alt?  ( I mean when you look at your MOM’S fashion magazines from the 70′s :) )

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Photo from Food & Co.

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake- yes, please

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Seriously fierce BALENCIAGA  BOOT Fall 2010

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Photo Cote Sud

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Phil Poynter for German Vogue

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In one of my three most regrettable fashion faux pas  ever- I sold the black Hermes belt with gold hardware  in the photo above on Ebay  because it only fit on the loosest notch at my hips.  I bought it in the early 90′s and for some reason (Scarlet Fever, perhaps?) I never foresaw wearing a belt at the waist again. It felt matronly to me- akin to wearing Mom Jeans.  I know, right?  Ohhh- it’s making me feverish just thinking about it.  I stay far, far away from EBAY now, but somewhere in Australia there is a very, very happy young woman (Do you want to hear the worst/best part? she wrote me afterwards to say she was so thrilled, then added it was her present to herself for having JUST HAD A BABY )  Hey, Australian Girl- if you are reading this,  I changed my mind!  Call me!

Needless to say, I am no longer allowed near the vicinity of the E-Word.

And no, I will not share the other two faux pas… yet.  You’d lose all respect for me..

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RUPERT SANDERSON Fall 2010

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.LULU GUINNESS  PURSE

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Slim Paley photo

Snapped this photo of a wild Licorice Rope Vase at MOSS, in Soho, today.

Wouldn’t you be tempted to fill it with black Twizzlers?

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The timeless, and apparently ageless appeal of Kate Moss- She breaks the all time record for British Vogue covers this September- 30!!

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Shiny, Happy bag from PRADA Fall 2010

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GIORGIO ARMANI Fall 2010

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PRADA


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PRADA

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Photo from VOGUE Magazine

JILL SANDERS JACKET, DIOR NECKLACE

Chicness!

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Oh, oh…Let’s say Valentino??  Anybody??


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Photo Japanese Vogue

STELLA MCCARTNEY DRESS, CAVALLI SHRUG, KENNETH JAY LANE JEWELRY

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN  Men’s “lounging slippers”

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Slim Paley photo

Window  shopping our first couple of days in New York

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Photo Mert & Marcus

In my opinion, the winner for the most gorgeous ad campaign for Red, Black and a touch of White this season; GIORGIO ARMANI Fall 2010

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And Lastly,

My Hermes Lust Item of The Moment

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