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Kate Spade

I was so excited when this Kate Spade ad campaign debuted
a couple years ago…

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I spent six years in Arizona before heading to California…

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And one of my friends grew up in the small town of Bisbee. (And I’m certain she would find the gold jacket and big blue flower quite smart!)

I can’t wait to see what the new Kate Spade ads look like this fall. (I usually tear them out of Vogue and stash them in a folder.) Have you seen Kate Spade’s Behind the Curtain website? It’s one of my favorites!

I hope you have a lovely Monday! What do you have planned this week?

A Domino Favorite: Black and White

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I love this photo of black and white treasures displayed against a dark gray wall. (Check out the little black dress and white sweater, upper right!)

A Domino Favorite: Black and White

This series of photos appeared in the December 2005 issue of Domino magazine as part of an article, “Black and White and Cool All Over”…

A Domino Favorite: Black and White and cool all over

I especially love the black chandelier….

Domino Magazine: Black and White

And the curtain tied back with a black grosgrain ribbon. (Also cute shoes and cat!)

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Credits: photos by Mikkel Vang, styling by Christine Rudolph.

Happy Weekend!

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Hope you have a lovely weekend. I’m getting my hair done and then I’m going to an afternoon garden party! I’ve also resolved to listen to the stereo and avoid obsessive viewing of CNN. (I was watching until 1 am last night, fixated on every detail of Michael Jackson’s death. Poor man.)

Photo credits: Macabre Photographer, All Roads, Vimeo

The Price of Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia

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Bonhams just recently closed its auction for some very interesting Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. Some of the items — and the price they fetched — might surprise you. Have a look:

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A sepia photograph by Cecil Beaton, 1956
Sold for $2,074

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A receipt for Monroe’s hairdo for JFK’s birthday party, 1962
Sold for $488

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Two Marilyn Monroe rare black and white photographs by Andre de Dienes
Sold for $366

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A set of never-before-seen black and white ‘wardrobe shots,’ 1950s
Sold for $110

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A Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller group of airline tickets, 1960
Sold for $427

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A group of never-before-seen black and white snapshots from Korea, 1954
Sold for $2,196

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A receipt for a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne
Sold for $397

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Another pair of rare black and white photographs by Andre de Dienes
Sold for $366

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And a set of documents relating to Monroe’s purchase of her Brentwood home, 1962
Sold for $488

The Beaton portrait is my favorite and worth far more than the winning bid, I think…

There’s more Marilyn memorabilia at Bonhams.com.

I wonder who walked away with the Dom receipt!

The Paris Apartment

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Found in an old issue of Marie Claire Maison is a profile of a luminous Paris apartment…

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My favorite details: The painting of the woman in the yellow dress over the mantel in the pink salon; the mirrors and art in the kitchen; the red painted bookshelf (with books facing forward); the deco vase filled with knitting needles; and the cat perched on a stool.

The article — a bit tattered from hanging on one of my inspiration boards — appeared in the May/June 2008 issue of Marie Claire Maison. Photography by Adrien Dirand.

Beautiful Iran

Nivea Made Chic

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Who knew a face cream could be so glamourous…

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This ad series in Italian Vogue makes the cream look like La Mer…

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I have to admit I love Nivea’s vintage packaging. I bought two little blue tins in a Rome pharmacy. (They were much easier to pack than the stovetop milk steamer, the 20 wool shawls, and the tomato masher!)

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