Archive: October, 2011

31 October 2011 0:19 | 4 comments | Posted by

Lifestyle Inspiration Board Of The Week: Neutrals

Neutral Territory

After white, neutrals are probably one of the most relaxing colors on the color wheel. They ran the gamut from taupe to sand to tan. The decorator Kelly Hoppen who has made taupe her signature look describes it as “the most perfect neutral color—it is neither too warm nor too cool; it doesn’t shriek for [...]


28 October 2011 2:29 | Comments Off | Posted by

Fashion Fall 2011 Trend Alert: Snakeskin From Bvlgari

Shanghai red handbag, jade green wallet and amber gloss shoulder bag all from Bvlgari

Fall 2011 is all about snakeskin with almost every major fashion house using this exotic material on clothes, shoes and bags. Bvlgari is on trend with its latest collection of bags in karung snakeskin in colors like red, jade and amber. For its bag closures, the Italian house used one of its icons—the serpenti. There [...]


5 Things
26 October 2011 0:14 | Comments Off | Posted by

5 Things I Cannot Live Without… Bibhu Mohapatra

Bibhu Mohapatra

After working as design director at J. Mendel, Indian-born womenswear designer Bibhu Mohapatra has been cutting  a name for himself in the fashion industry ever since launching his eponymous collection in 2009. His signature style is that of exquisite evening and cocktail dresses—feminine and elegant—the kind of dresses that walk the red carpet and straight [...]


25 October 2011 0:58 | Comments Off | Posted by

Fashion Olivier Theyskens On Creativity & Commerce, Michelle Obama & Kate Middleton, And Being Naked

Backstage at Theyskens' Theory

My interview with Olivier Theyskens from Forbes: “I could live naked,” says Olivier Theyskens. This is perhaps one of the biggest ironies in fashion. Here is this couture genius who can drape and sew fabrics into breathtaking shapes, a man who has made the art of making clothes his life’s work, talking about not needing [...]


24 October 2011 2:25 | 2 comments | Posted by

Lifestyle Inspiration Board Of The Week: Gray

Going Gray

Gray is one of the most utilized colors in interior design. I know a lot of people who wish to paint their walls in that subtle gray seen in Dior stores (including me), which Dior calls whispering gray. The decorator Thom Filicia is a big fan of Benjamin Moore’s Sweater Gray. The appeal of gray [...]