Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spy Life - Savannah Buffett

We are loving the new online Spy Life travel series being featured on {}. This month they highlight Savannah Buffett and her top picks of all things must-know about Miami. Her laid-back style exudes casual chic and her must-try Miami spy life list taps into some of the city's coolist hot spots. Complete with recommended Before You Jet playlist. Here are a few of our fave spots from her list, to see her complete itinerary check it out on {}. 

Redlight (7700 Biscayne Blvd,
“Hands down the coolest and most delicious restaurant in Miami. Go for the outdoor seating right on the Miami river and the
meanest lobster grilled cheese ever!”

Jazid (1342 Washington Avenue,
“When I do feel like dancing I skip the large nightclubs and head here. They have live music every night from bands like Xperimento and Suenalo. If I ever have friends in town who are looking for an authentic Miami experience and want to shake it on the dance floor this is where I’ll take them.”

The Big Bounce ( “In a city not generally known for its musical offerings, these guys are really changing the game. Brendan O’Hara and Komakazie are the dynamic musical duo known as The Big Bounce. Call it street lounge, hip drop, or any old thing you want. You can catch them rocking the Florida Room at the Delano every Tuesday from 10pm – 12pm.”

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Love For Louboutin

Lets be honest, we all have a certain affection for any pair of red soled shoes. Whether they are sky-high or flat and fancy, there is only one gentlemen who truly understands a woman's love affair with adornments as special as these. Mr. Louboutin can never do wrong, ever, and its just that plan and simple!
In this exclusive film, 'Dancer in a Daydream', Christian Louboutin dons his jazz shoes for FASHIONAIR, with choreography by Arthur Gourounlian and music by Joe Stilgoe. For all you red-soled lovers, this is one film not too be missed.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Kind Diet

With all the yo-yo diets floating around out there it's hard to get excited when another new plan takes trend. Yet we must admit that we are intrigued by Alicia Silverstone's new book, The Kind Diet, A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet. Actress, activist, and committed conservationist, Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged her to swear off meat and dairy forever, and outlines the spectacular benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, from effortless weight loss to clear skin, off-the-chart energy, and smooth digestion. The Kind Diet encompasses 3 separate levels, from Flirting to Superhero depending on how far you might be willing to actually change your diet. We've always been one that likes a good flirt, so that seems like a relatively good place for us to start.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stylesetter - Kelly Wearstler

After getting inspired by Lonnymag and their featured interior design trendsetters, we thought that we would start sharing with you some of our own favorite stylesetters. These chic stylista's aren't afraid to make a statement yet are always apropos and au courant in their own personal ways. We couldn't think of a better person who exemplifies this best then interior design star Kelly Wearstler. Known for her bold interiors and risky fashion choices, we think that she sets the tone for what a modern woman can achieve, being successful and a mother all while looking chic day-in and day-out, and staying true to her own personal style. Here are some of our favorite Kelly moments.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Who's Lonny?

For all you past devoted fans of the much missed Domino shelter magazine, there's a new game in town, or the web that is, and her name is Lonny. We love this newly created online magazine that follows a very similar format to the much adored and missed Domino, featuring interior design trends and highlighting stylish abodes with their equally stylish owners. And we especially love this month's current online issue which features trendsetter Kelly Wearstler and her recent revamp of LA's Avalon Hotel, as well as Ryan Korban, preferred interior designer to the young NY downtown chic social set. At just 25, Korban's love of the Elizabethan era mixed with a modern sensibility gives this young designer a very chic edge. We can imagine some of our very own HOL vintage jewelry pieces looking quite chic on an Edwardian vanity in one of Korban's interiors. To learn more about Korban and other stylish trendsetters, check out the latest issue of Lonny, and be sure to add it to your favorites. {}

 Ryan Korban featured in Lonny
We love his design tip on paint colors: {Use worn shades of paint color that look aged or stained, like one of his favorite colors, Elephant's Breath by Farrow and Ball}

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Green With Envy

In honor of Saint Patrick, here are a few of our favorite inspirations that will certainly leave you green with envy. Whether it be a current must-have accessory or a statement chair, this color works in a variety of tones and will forever be classically chic.

Kelly Wearstler designed space featured in her latest tome, Hue
Bottega Veneta lizard knot clutch

Interior in Chloe Sevigny's home

DL & Co, Essence of Green Candle

 Lanvin S/S10 Look 49 
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The bold photography of Raymond Meier

Alexis and Trevor Traina's home in San Francisco
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Celeb Sighting

We're already big fans of InStyle, but now we're loving them even more! And Ali Larter too, looking fabulous during Oscar week wearing a House of Lavande necklace.

This look also happens to be oh so St. Patrick's Day perfect, so be sure to check back in tomorrow for our ode to all things gorgeously green.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010


Upper East Siders, looks like Blair Waldorf wins most fashionable of the night. Spotted wearing House of Lavande's bold black and white earrings, nothing or no one can compare. Better luck next time ladies. XOXO

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ode to McQueen

Alexander McQueen's last collection was presented this week during the Paris collections. 80% complete upon his recent untimely death, his inspirations were clearly well represented throughout the final 16 piece fall/winter collection. Calling upon medieval Madonnas and Byzantine empresses, the collection gave way to a romantic tone featuring the exquisite tailoring McQueen was so well-known for. A true poetic final adieu.
Here are a few looks of the final 16 piece collection.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Post Oscar Trends

Post Oscar time is all about dishing on the most fashionable red carpet looks, who got it way right and who got it all wrong! We're sure you have your best dressed list just as we do, however we thought it'd be much more fun to feature a few key trends we spotted being showcased on the red carpet. Whether your award show worthy or just looking for a way to jazz up your current ensembles, here are a few ideas to help get you looking camera ready.

Statement Wrists
In the past its been all about the neckline and ears being adorned with major statement pieces. This year it was sans neck and major wrist. Huge cuffs and stacked bracelets were by far the biggest statement in all things jeweled.

Amanda Seyfried in Armani Privé

 Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Haute Couture

 Julianne Moore in Calvin Klein Collection

Unexpected Print
Amongst all the blush, pinks, purples and blues, it was refreshing to see a small dose of print. Whether its done pretty in pastels or in bold graphics, keep it fresh and modern by opting for pops of print featuring painterly-like brush strokes.

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten

Bright Lip
Within a season ruled by neutral color palettes for the face, we were happy to see a few bright lips make an appearance. Switching up your lip color can be one of the easiest ways to freshen up your look. This spring try one of the newer bright pink hues which works perfect for many skin tones and coloring. It also happens to look quite chic with many of springs new naturals and metallics.

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

 Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

This Just In...

We are swooning over the new color blocking treatments and layers of rich textures that Nicolas Ghesquière just presented in the Fall 2010 collection for Balenciaga. The bright bursts of color is very reminiscent of what was showcased for prefall, which means we'll get added months of usage on this new look!

Balenciaga - Fall 2010

Balenciaga - Prefall 2010
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