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Bisbee, Arizona

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I was so excited when this Kate Spade ad campaign debuted a couple years ago… I spent six years in Arizona before heading to California… 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 […]

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!) 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”… I especially love the […]

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 […]

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: A sepia photograph by Cecil Beaton, 1956SoldĀ for $2,074 A receipt for Monroe’s hairdo for JFK’s birthday party, 1962Sold for $488 Two Marilyn Monroe rare black […]

The Paris Apartment

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

Beautiful Iran

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These beautiful photos were taken by my friend Shokoofeh. (You can see them on her flickr page). I’m thinking today of her and all the women of Iran, with much sadness over the death of Neda Agha-Soltan.

Nivea Made Chic

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Who knew a face cream could be so glamourous… This ad series in Italian Vogue makes the cream look like La Mer… 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 […]

Crazy Blog Crush

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Julia.Love her blog. She went away to London a week ago and took a break from blogging. I was lost. Funny how that happens. Now she’s back. Life can resume.

Black and Light

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Random bits of inspiration:A page from a 2006 Anthropologie catalogue (above)…and Mario Sorrenti’s portrait of Kate Moss from 30 Days of Fashion (below)… An image torn from a March 16, 2009 copy of The New Yorker… It’s an unattributed photograph from “Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity,” at the Museum of the City […]

A Monday in Summer

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This is such a lovely photo. It reminds me of summer vacation in the mountains (I wish I were there now)! Happy Monday everyone! UPDATE. Sale alert. Farmhouse Wares is having a 15% Summer Solstice sale!. Link here (Photo via Art Star.)

A Domino Favorite: Carolina Herrera Jr.

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I love this article about Carolina Jr.’s Madrid apartment It appeared in the Domino premiere issue, Spring/Summer 2005 I adore the blackboard, the Moroccan mirror, the antique Suzani, the red tupils. And the vintage copy of Kenneth Tynan’s Bull Fever… The settee as bed footboard is so clever. And look at this fantastic bathroom. The […]

Ruffian Inspiration

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The Assouline book about the two men behind the NYC-based fashion label, Ruffian, is finally in bookstores. It’s a really wonderful account of the creative process that goes into making a classic, yet edgy, line of women’s clothing… If you don’t know about Ruffian, check out my post at Ms. Muse! There’s more from the […]

Audrey Response

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My dears, since I posted the Audrey photos more than 1,000 people have visited the full set on Bob Willoughby’s flickr page. I’m so happy! Thank you so much for your amazing response. Audrey Hepburn is, indeed, an important role model to an entirely new generation. Her grace and beauty are timeless. Now I’m heading […]

Rare Audrey Hepburn Photos

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Last year, longtime Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby quietly posted some of his unpublished photos of Audrey Hepburn on his flickr page… “This year (2008) I am 80,” Willoughby explained on his page. “In the process of going over my prints recently, I realized that I have a lot of photographs that the galleries have never […]

Cloudy with a chance…

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It’s been so gloomy in Los Angeles… But it doesn’t really matter when your vantage point is Malibu… My friend Veronique de Turenne blogs daily about the changing sky, and other scenes, on her beautiful blog Here in Malibu. She always transports me to the gorgeous beach town, home to some of the world’s richest […]

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