I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life. -Elsie de Wolfe

Designer Dossier: Fawn Galli

Every once in a while, my design life takes a turn for the awesome. That’s what happened when I, recently had the opportunity to meet designer Fawn Galli.  Her design style is edgy, chic and whimsical and it seems that rather than creating rooms, Galli creates spaces that are more… 

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Monday’s Muse

After watching the Halston documentary, Ultrasuede, I’ve grown increasingly fond of the fabulousness that is  jewelry designer Elsa Peretti, especially images of her from the 1970’s. In a funny way, with her combo of stylish ease and oversized frames, her look reminds me of  the style my mom and her sisters… 

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The Aspirational Interiors of Muriel Brandolini

I have found myself completely drawn to the the work of  Muriel Brandolini. I just cant take my eyes of it. Her work fuses together a beautiful eclectic mix of design elements with lots of imagination. As a designer, she reminds me that design should be about reflecting a well-lived… 

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Wear Me

Today I can’t think of anything better to distract me from another visit to my new dentist than looking at fashion. I’ve been scouring the style.com to see the latest. While I was perusing, of course, I checked out Kelly Wearstler’s  latest for Spring 2012. {source} I have  to say… 

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Kelly Wearstler, Fashion Designer?

While doing my normal post-NYFW peruse, I stumbled upon an unusual name in the fall fashion roundup, Kelly Wearstler. Yes, the ever-evolving interior design doyenne is bringing her design sense to the fashion world.  DWJ, first brought this to my attention when she mentioned a WWD article and I can’t… 

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That Girl: Jackie Peters Cully

Once, my mother told me a story about how, as a child,  she wanted to be a fashion designer. Upon relaying that dream to her elementary school teacher, her teacher told her that dream was impossible, as there were no black  women designers.  Um…Can you say dream killer? Of course… 

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“We Don’t Embroider Cushions Here.”

That lovely dose of sexism are the words architect Le Corbusier said to Charlotte Perriand when she walked into his atelier inquiring about a job. When he saw her work in person, he soon changed his mind, inviting her to work with him as a part of his practice. Little… 

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Hello Lover…

This is what good architecture looks like. {images:  zuzana serbak via tall dark roast} Innovative materials and construction techniques mixed with a conceptual design make up all the things i love about these shoes from Zuzana Serbak’s shoe collection. See more shoe goodness here.

Influence and Sass

I can never get enough of our own modern day Dorothy Draper,  Kelly Wearstler. K-Dub’s may not be my own, but she’s very talented and I find her work intriguing. Plus she has taken the design world by storm on every level. I kinda love that!

Weekend Wishes: Biba at Home

I’m obsessed. In fact, there’s no other, nice way to put it except, obsession. So what am I obsessed with? Biba and all things Barbara Hulanicki. Biba style is fitting in with this art deco, glam, 60’s-70’s thing I’m in midst of at the moment.  That’s a mouthful, but that’s… 

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