haute halloween II

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i‘ve been uncharacteristically quiet of late i know.

you might have been worried the black cat got my tongue…

well, nothing quite so macabre, but i did have shoulder surgery for a torn rotator cuff when i returned from ny.

ouch.

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i’ll be having to type with only one hand ( hence the lack of capitals) for awhile so please bear with me

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  i’ll be a woman of few words and let the images do the talking,

so please enjoy this potpurri of grown up halloween inspiration i’ve cobbled together for your devilish delight

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kendra_spears_771329621_north_545xkendra spears. she became a princess this summer when she married the aga khan’s son. a most handsome couple.

Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton S/S2014marc jacob’s last collection for louis vuitton (spring 2014, believe it or not)

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090613_Tommy_Ton_S2014RTW_slide_215fashion week, via tommy ton

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two fierce ways to navigate the streets

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trick or treating in bergdorf’s

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20ce3bcf4c9338d56d169b60ce4fdb07bacon wrapped roasted pumpkin-yum!

smores sundaes via savorysimple.com

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IMG_0821if there’s any time to go over to the dark side, the perfect H2O for your  halloween table

how does it taste?  like black water.

i’ve always said i’d like to host a very grown up halloween dinner as i miss our children’s annual haunts at our home so much. i’m thinking plums and greys and pomegranites, but don’t get me started.  this was decidedly not the right year, but remind me, lets say , next august so i can start planning.

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black and white bathrooma spidery chandelier in an oh-so-cool bathroom

tumblr_m8xi1xcrkL1qzy4blo1_1280 ditch the kinda creepy, dangerous lamp too close to the tub and replace with beautiful candles for a glorious goth soak.

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peanuts, mr. bond??

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happy halloween to all!!

i’ll be back soon with post shoulder surgery fashion tips, trials and what i’m reading & watching (though my concentration is a joke right now)

ps; here’s one

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pps. i’ve recorded “the returned” which premieres halloween night on the sundance channel-it’s supposed to be really good and creepy (french with english subtitles)

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a ghost from the past; haute halloween I

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Red & White Stripes (Part IV?)

It could even be part V

In any case, it’s that time again!

When I drag you all along on my capricious love affair with Red & White Stripes.

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Remember these from yesteryear?

Marc JacobsShe could be a little happier about carrying that bag, couldn’t she?

013fullscreenPerhaps the models weren’t too thrilled about their hair. Seriously. I could have done the hair for this show.

And don’t worry… your computer hasn’t developed dandruff. It’s snowing!!

I always forget about this cute WordPress feature and I’m charmed when it returns every December.

A happy little vignette

L1140587and even happier strawberry cakes at Fauchon in Paris this summer

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View from a cafe in Fecamp (1904) by T.F. Simon via Bloomsbury Life

Someone got their bold on

L1140351A beautiful example of turn of the century red & white wicker at the Marches aux Puces in Paris

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013

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L1140581I even found red & white striped macaroons in Paris.

Damn. You can find anything and everything in Paris.

You know what I love? The grandness of the pillars with the down-homeness of the red & white stripes & bamboo-a bold combo in its own way.

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02-paper-straw-wreath-mdn-65136761DIY Straw wreath instructions HERE via Woman’s Day Magazine

and lastly, take just a minute to watch this beautiful video

PS. Would it be overly precocious to add a red & white striped hot air balloon to my Christmas Wish List?

Up, up and away…

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J’aime Marc et Louis

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I had the wonderful opportunity in Paris last week to sneak away with a couple of girlfriends to take in the Louis Vuitton-Marc Jacobs exhibition at Les Arts Decoratif.

What fun!

Although I never got the chance to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met (missed it by one day, not that I’m bitter)

I did see the Princess Grace exhibit in London and I must say the “Louis” show is far superior.

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While my menfolk were climbing the stairs of la Tour Eiffel, we girls were engaging in some good old fashioned Fashion New vs Fashion Old chat,

Which included the big “What the hell happened to our waists in the last hundred years” quandary

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Several walls covered in video screens bombarded your senses with cultural icons, film clips and the multitude of ways in which Jacobs, in his role as designer for Louis Vuitton, is inspired.

Definitely one of the highlights of the exhibit.

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Funny how the Steven Sprouse collection already feels like a total blast from the past.

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Fan Dance Video  from the exhibition

Can we just pretend I had included this on my previous “FAN-TASTIQUE” post-

you know the one I posted the morning before I went to this exhibit!

(hate when that happens)

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 little mini Marc Jacobs in a case as you exit the show

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The Marc Jacobs Fall 2012-13 collection for Louis Vuitton is a veritable Alladin’s Den for those

who truly appreciate over the top luxe decadence & glamour.

Who…

MOI??

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Although hardly befitting my lifestyle-as I live in the land of sweatpants & Uggs, and though I often bemoan that fact, I’m guilty as charged :(

Still,  we can all dream.

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And really,

One does need someone to carry this to prevent snagging One’s coat on the gems, duh

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A-line coats, jewelled  leather skirts and cropped trousers in tapestry fabrics adorned with flower-shaped buttons…

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  Embroidered jacquard, sumptuous brocades, jewel toned holograms and resin gems appear throughout the collection.

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Enormous  hats embellished with fur plumes and high heeled mary-janes heighten the drama.

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excruciatingly gorgeous

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Here you can watch a beautiful video of the shooting of the Fall campaign by Steven Meisel

with Marc giving a little explanation;

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Video of Fall 2012 campaign 

This is really quite beautiful, please take the time to watch!

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Amusez-vous and we’ll rendezvous on the train platform, oui?

 I’ll be appearing from amidst billows of steam, right below the giant clock as the last whistle blows hauntingly…

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Pink & Orange

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My friends know well my love of Pink & Orange :)

Hiking Romero Canyon in Montecito

Holy shit . Goodness Gracious Yikes! It’s Friday already?? How’d that happen?!  Let’s see…I had company all week, worked on the design for our new Boy Barn, went for a great hike, watched the season premiere of Housewives of New York City (double yikes)…and BAM here we are already!  I guess what I’m trying to confess is that I didn’t pull a “Friday Favourites” together for you this week.

Instead, I’m  sharing a delicious confection of one of MY VERY FAVOURITE colour combos

and a sweet new song by Lykke Li;


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Enjoy!

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.Missoni, Yves Saint Laurent & Marc Jacobs

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Artist Tina Steele Lindsey

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Van Cleef & Arpels

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Phillip Treacy

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Blast- I’ve lost this credit :(

(4/19 Found it! Lee Mindel)

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Jessica Stam

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Invitations for an Indian Themed Graduation party

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Monica Belucci for Dior

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Anna de Rijk

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Another beautiful gift from a friend

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Pierre Hardy

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Louis Vuitton Summer 2011

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Schuyler Samperton

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Artist Kathe Fraga

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Liza Bruce’s home in India

Marissa Berensen by Henry Clarke

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Saris for the tables for the Indian party

Pucci Perfume

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Marc Jacobs

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Matthew Williamson for Bulgari

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Ranunculus from my garden

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Earrings by Jar

YES please

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Katy Barker

Love this!

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Vivienne Westwood

It’s a look

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Be still my Bohemian heart

Kendall Conrad bag

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Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Weekend

I’m off to triple the family fortune in Vegas :)

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The Family Jewels

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My enamel & inlay opera glasses (and the answer is no, I’ve never used them :) )

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Lanvin Fall 2011

As you can see, I’m still in High Fashion Voyeur Mode with all the new collections strutting down the catwalks in Paris this week

and what a decadent box of jewels it’s been so far

Glamorous, luxurious, positively sumptuous; filled with divine fabrics in gorgeous jewel tones that could almost make one forget about summer altogether (I said almost)

Let’s just hope the economy catches some of the creativity and excitement we’re seeing on the runways…

Well, perhaps we won’t hold our breath, but in the meantime, if your travels take you to New York between now and June 5, 2011 you might want to stop by The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to catch “SET in STYLE

an exhibition featuring more than 350 pieces  designed by those Big Boys of Beautific Baubles Van Cleef & Arpels.  I know I’ll be stopping by for a gander :)

From the “Set in Style” exhibition of Van Cleef & Arpels

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Egyptian Odalisque Evening Bag, Paris 1927 Van Cleef & Arpel’s Collection

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One of my vintage needlepoint clutches, circa late 1800′s

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Bottega Veneta Fall 2011

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Table by Joe Nye

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Rich trims via “A Gift Wrapped Life

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I’m loving my new Cire Trudon candle in the “Spiritus Sancti” scent.  It smells like old churches…

in a really good way.

 

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Gucci Fall 2011

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Not too much happening in the garden yet, but these crazy “daisies” continue to delight me- they bloom 12 months of the year!

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textiles from Arc.com

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Dior spat booty

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Dior Fall 2011

Inspired me to look for the gorgeous silk velvet and fur vintage coat I had stored away

Not something I get a lot of wear out of, but hey, a girl’s gotta have her capricious moments…

 

Probably from the 30′s ?

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Dior Fall 2011

Most unfortunately,  John Galliano had a few not so capricious moments in the past week I’m quite sure he would give anything to rewind.

I really hope he gets the serious help he obviously needs…

It’s been quite the week for outlandish behaviour has it not?!

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But back to prettier things…

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An Edwardian enamel, gold & ivory parasol clock, one of my most prized objets d”art

 

Karen Elson in American Vogue, March 2011

Marc Jacobs bodysuit & skirt

 

 

 

Modern Alchemy candles in jewel tones

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Dior Fall 2011

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Haider Ackermann

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Lanvin Fall 2011

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Ironically, the name already being bandied about as a possible replacement for Galliano at Dior is Haider Ackermann, who I’ve mentioned before as a relatively new favourite of mine.  Based on his previous collections, I wouldn’t have thought his edgy style would be a good fit at Dior and yet I see some  similar sensibilities between his most recent show and Galliano’s- what say you?  (BTW- I’m loving his collection but ixnay on the hair and makeup-ay, no?? )

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Haider Ackermann Fall 2011

 

Haider Ackermann Fall 2011

Crazy for those big belts!

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Dior Fall 2011

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Haider Ackermann Fall 2011

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Don’t be a hater if I lose a credit or two :(

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His final collection for Dior.

How to even begin to understand the dichotomy that is John Galliano?

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via Countryliving.com

Wishing you a gem filled week :)

 

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