Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
And the concept and the dress and most importantly, the woman, live on.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
First of all, it has that blinding, clean, bright whiteness, but the natural floor and wood-topped bar stools provide the comfort level you want in a kitchen. The appliances are state of the art, a nice contrast with the sort-of farmhouse look. The window over the sink, the arcing faucet that any pot will fit under, plus the sink with the same faucet in the island, the lighting (again, you want lots of light for cooking, but I'll bet they all have dimmers), the cabinets with the glass doors, and the smart little flat screen television on the counter. Perfection!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The neutral colors are perfect for this room because the shapes of things are so strong. Lots of roundness ( the white half-chair and the legs of the coffee table and the globe in the background) but then some sharp lines ( the flat-screen television and the armoire) and texture ( the cashmere throw on the leather chair and the velvet sofa) all add up to a room you just want to be in.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I love that every time I see a new photograph of her she looks more like herself, like she has relaxed completely into her look. She has amazing style, amazing all-american classic style. I love her crazy curly hair and her always slightly sun-tanned cheekbones and she is usually smiling and looking like she is deeply happy and not jaded the way you would expect a famous model to be after all those years.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I love that she wears them everywhere with everything. I don't even know if I have ever seen a picture of her wearing a traditional jacket.
I get that jackets are a great way to complete an outfit, and the pockets are useful, but sweaters just feel better on. I can forget I am wearing it, unlike a jacket which feels so restrictive.
And there is so much more available style-wise. But even if you opt for a simple style and color it is just so much more wearable. Take a navy, cotton cardigan; wear it with jeans, a strapless dress, white walking shorts, even a bathing suit. Perfect, and democratic!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This is my friend's house in L.A. It has a glamorous, grown-up look.
The colors are moody but there are hits of sparkle and shine mixed in. I love it when you go into someone's home and you want touch everything and sit everywhere. Doesn't that velvet sofa make you want to lay across it and drink a glass of champagne? Or if you are all dressed for an evening out you want to perch on one of those leather ottomans and put on your shoes before heading out the door?
Los Angeles is such a sunny, happy place. I love that this space is the counterpoint to all that. It's like ducking into a cool, dark lounge for a cocktail in the middle of the day.