A Classic Combo

Ralph Lauren Fall 2012.

Give me anything I can wear in public that even vaguely resembles a bathrobe and I’m a happy camper.

 I’m still feeling the colour red, but mixing it up with black & white and welcoming some holiday sparkle.

A winning combination.

James de Givenchy for Taffin (price on request) You first.

Jean Paul Gaultier

 minaudiere by Chanel

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Alexander McQueen

Utterly timeless chic. Slim Keith in one of the most iconic images of red, black & white

Cruella for Christmas anyone?

Have you noticed how nails have become such a huge focal point lately?

Fail. I’m trying though. Really I am. I bought “Strong Nail System” and I think it’s maybe, sorta, kinda working.

As long as I don’t actually use my nails for anything.

50th anniversary edition of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Carolina Herrera 2012

Martyn Bullard’s home in LA

Are you watching Millionaire Dollar Decorators? If so, who is your favourite? I cannot take my eyes off of Martyn’s upper lip!

Adorbs kid’s room via tumblr-sorry I don’t know who designed it

Pottery Barn

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Throws available at Pottery Barn (on sale right now)

Yves Saint Laurent

Le Royal Monceau Hotel Paris

Fendi iPad case

“New York” custom silk rug by Dream Weavers

Oh, naughty, naughty Tom.

Love a red door, especially against this charcoal black.

Moncler Gamme Rouge 2012

Excusez moi, but isn’t that lift a two seater??

photo“Zwack” a tasty, inexpensive liqueur in a fun, wintery bottle. Available at Bevmo.

la-et-jc-the-last-typewriter-made-in-the-uk-ha-001Brother Where Art Thou?

Do you know what this is? This is the LAST TYPEWRITER to hobble off the assembly line two weeks ago at “Brother”, one of the largest manufacturers of typewriters in the world.

 Are we feeling old yet?!

The perfect homage to the writer in all of us, by Mary Katrantzou

Woops. Lost the credit

At least I found her some eyelashes for the holidays at Shu Uemura

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_PUC0599.450x675A nod to Surrealist Meret Oppenheim at Celine.

Why hide your sound source?  Elipson “Sound Tree” speakers-perfect for Christmas!

A glimpse of Spring (I know it’s December) at Prada  2013

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Do you have snow?

I went to choose our Christmas tree today and was worried that I didn’t have enough sun-screen on.

Tomorrow- I decorate. So much for my nails. After all these years, I’ve finally retired my old, rickety wooden ladder and bought a new metal one that even has my name on it. Alert the press.

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Red & White Stripes (Act III)

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Slim Aarons

Red & White Stripes Then

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Ugh. June Gloom is back in Santa Barbara despite it being almost the 13th of July.  Anytime I’m having to wear a jacket in the middle of summer in Southern California?? I’m not a happy glamper.  To add insult to injury, I’ve felt a wee bit muse-deprived the last few days and the photo library on my main computer has become “Unreadable”

… It’s time for a long overdue visit to Sun Valley!  I’m looking forward to sitting on my porch with a tall “Old Raj” G & T, a good book (“The Portrait of a Lady”) and the sound of the river rushing by.

 In the meantime, I’m delving into my red & white stripes collection, because as long time readers of Slim Paley know, they are a particular “Happy” favourite of mine.

I’m also sharing my song du jour that, well, let’s just say if there was a “Dancing with The Stars in The Car” show, I would could be the winner.

You can only imagine how much my younger son appreciates this particular excruciation when we’re driving together :)

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Turn this up nice and loud and tell me if you don’t just love her.  So amazing she is only 21


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http://www.chanceco.com/  (via Sis)

Red Stripes Now

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Lubiam via A Continuous Lean

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Still with the jellies!

Kate Spade

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The Sartorialist

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Red Stripe Jamaican beer glasses $30

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Versace

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Bompas & Parr

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Elle Decor

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Elle Decor

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via the Errant Aesthete

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Villa Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Italy

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Me. Here. Now. You??

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Or here…

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The Sartorialist

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Wishing you a great rest of the week- hope it’s filled with sunshine and long summer nights

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Oh, PS.  Anyone watching “Million Dollar Decorators“?!

Love or hate??

Don’t be afraid to weigh in DAAAHLINGS!

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(please imagine, right here, the best photo of a red & white striped rose from my garden that iphoto won’t give me back)

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