No introduction needed. Just a gorgeous space with lots of great details- in London, of course. Can’t wait to go there! From HERE
After spending an inordinate amount of time on fashion editorial websites last week, I found a fantastic number of drool worthy shoots. This Kate Moss spread is from March.
Taxidermy, lace, flowers, urinals, antique wallpaper, Gothic overtones. This must be what love feels like.
Good Kate, Bad Kate W Magazine, March 2012
Last weekend in the midst of a Netflix search binge I realized that several of my favorite movies from the mid-sixties all begin their titles with “How to”. I would certainly recommend any of these for a relaxing day, they are all so quirky and fun!
How to Murder Your Wife
The apartment in this movie, oh the APARTMENT! Clearly a cartoonist living in Manhattan could never afford such lush digs, but can’t we all drool anyway? Of course this Jack Lemmon flick is sexist and kitschy, but if you’ve got the slightest interest in mid-century interiors, you’d be crazy not to watch.
How to Steal a Million
A riotous Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole picture. Filmed in Paris, the scenery, the cars, their house, her Givenchy wardrobe and of course Peter O’Toole’s eyes all make it worth the watch. And it doesn’t hurt that the heist they are pulling off is completely ridiculous and would never actually work. Hollywood magic!
How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
This is probably one of my favorite movies, partly due to the color. The office building is brightly decorated and the women’s wardrobes are ever so whimsical. Another fabulous technicolor musical with a ridiculous premise!
How to Marry a Millionaire
Ok, ok, so this Cinemascope picture is actually from the 50’s. But I had to include it, not only because it’s a “How To” but it stars Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall. If those three bombshells in one movie isn’t enough, the clothes will keep you watching!
Another excerpt from one of my favorite interior books. This is an apartment in the Latin Quarter of Paris. I absolutely love all the old dolls and mannequins. I wish things like these were easier to find! When Gus and I were in a flea market in Milan, a man was selling a large doll like the one in the last picture for four thousand euros!
I often dream of what my ‘grown up’ house will look like, when I move to New York City and get a real job. I’d like to think that it will be filled with things like this!
The New Eighteenth-Century Style by Michel Lalande
If you can believe it, this is only one of our bookshelves at home! This is where Gus keeps most of his books and random stuff, while my books are on the opposite wall. We have too many!
The birdcage I’m holding is my favorite decoration at our apartment. I have a thing for old birdcages, and this one has a really interesting shape.
I wore this outfit for First Friday in Olde City. It was an awesome night! I met a lot of great people and had a blast!
These are my absolute favorite earrings! The only bad thing is that they are screw-backs so they can actually be pretty painful to wear. Oh well, anything for fashion, right!
I think I found a new favorite book!
The New 18th Century Style: Rediscovering a French Decor is an amazing look into a few homes with drop dead gorgeous and one of a kind decorating styles.
The owners of this first house bought out a taxidermist’s entire collection. Who wouldn’t want an Ostrich standing at the bottom of their staircase?!