February 26th, 2011
Simple, chic and elegant, fabulously put together … I would never have thought a white lamp post could be combined into indoor decorating, but it does and with such a French flair. Alix TheCherryBlossomGirl does it exquisitely! I’m such a fan of hers and when she recently posted these pics of her newly redecorated apartment it so inspired me to incorporate some of these looks into my own home.
Today is Saturday and all I can dream of is long bubble baths, movies, and maybe a little shopping. I received a lovely gift from White House Black Market this week, a blue spring dress and matching handbag which I think will be perfect for an upcoming wedding I’ll be attending in California next month. Thank you to my favorite shopping haunt White House Black Market.
Have a lovely weekend Dolls!
February 5th, 2011
This neoclassical building that was once a railway station in now home to Maison Moschino Hotel. Moschino has transformed this hotel into every little girls fantasy dreams and turned them into reality.
View of Lobby at Maison Moschino,Milan Maison Moschino, the “home and place of enchanted fairytales” has now opened the doors to its 65 rooms, its “Clandestino Milano” restaurant headed by acclaimed Chef Moreno Cedroni, its bar, its “Culti” spa, and its boutique for its official debut in Milan.
The Ballgown room
Candy Chandelier: detail from The Sweet Room
The Forest Room
Zzzzzzzzzzz Room at Maison Moschino, Milan
The Dining Room Chairs
“External Facade of Maison Moschino Milan, Italy”
You see ladies, all of our dreams still can come true, how heavenly to spend a few nights in this enchanted hotel. I take DIBBS on the ballgown room though!!!!
All Photos courtesy of Moschino.
February 2nd, 2011
On cold winter nights nothing is more inviting than beautiful soft and warm fabrics. Graced with crystals strewn about and maybe a little fur throw, makes everything fabulously glamorous.
I had a dream Sunday evening I was decorating an office space, it was seriously the best designs I’ve ever had. White shabby chic carpet, the ceiling was painted black and dripping with crystals, vases filled with white flowers, and abstract candy dishes filled with brightly colored candy! The furnishings were all white, with tan fur throws. Chandeliers glistening everywhere…I woke up as I finished it and hurriedly wrote down so many notes, I WILL duplicate this room someday.
Dreams like this are fun, but I often wonder why I dream of design and fashion? At least three to four nights a week, I wake up and take notes, concepts are best designed at night I think…..
pics via citifiedblogspot
January 19th, 2011
The playful elegance that surrounds Miu Miu storefronts invites any woman to come in and enjoy all that glamour!
“A bevelled-mirror bed, screen and vanity table surrounded by tufted Mongolian lamb soft furnishings evoke the intimate spirit of the boudoir as well as the risqué style of the eponymous French actress and vaudeville star.”
“All of this forms the perfect backdrop for Miu Miu’s playfully irreverent resort collection as well as the label’s witty and pretty offering for the holiday season.”
“Quintessentially elegant wardrobe classics are accessorized with childlike ropes of oversize beads and fluffy fur wraps.
Black satin cocktail dress, trouser suit and a narrowly cut belted coat are juxtaposed with sugar pink slip dress, leather purses with multi-coloured sequins and preppy high-heeled sandals,” says fashion and runway
When I see this kind of inspiration, the design sprinkled with glitz it reminds me of when I first started decorating my home. Mirrored tables, white lush rugs and pearls, all are elements of my living room.
Design inspiration for your hump-day blues!
pics via fashion and runway
January 17th, 2011
Whether a wedding or baby shower, Tiffany inspired themes are so classy and elegant. I prefer to always use silver for the table wear and white for the table settings. So many options to incorporate, being creative is the fun part.
And sprinkling the tables with pearls and candle light adds such a lovely touch!
pics via babylifestyle
January 4th, 2011
Whether you’re into Zen, Baroque, Contemporary or Minimalist, this store has it all!
Meet Mondani, a FABULOUS furniture retailer that has caught my eye on several occasions.
Trendy Contemporary & Modern furniture, Modani offers furniture for your bedroom, living room, dining room, office and patio at affordable prices online.
I’ve selected a few of my favorites to showcase, the “White Manhattan Sofa” pictured above and the “Malipiero Oversized Mirror” below are absolutely my style. I love to decorate in the Old Hollywood style, just add some chandeliers, fresh flowers, and a beautiful rug.
Glamorous decorating has never been easier !
And of course, this gorgeous Baroque Arm Chair, yes they have it!
December 24th, 2010
still running holiday errands, a few gifts to still wrap in stunning gold and white, tied with perfectly twisted bows. wearing hair in an up-do tonight with my St. John fur and cashmere coat. Gold is the color for me this holiday season, complete down to my makeup.
Beautiful blessings on this Christmas Eve, a little gold inspiration for you to receive.
May your day be merry and bright, and I hope “Santa” makes all your dreams come true tonight!
pics via citifiedblogspot
December 23rd, 2010
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
And as we grow older our Christmas dreams change as well, we wish for peace, or perhaps we help a needy family.
Whatever your wish is, I hope it comes true.
“You ARE the biggest gift of all”.
pics via Veranda Magazine
December 10th, 2010
Luxurious living from Tiffany Altamoda turn your free-time in paradise pleasure. Living room Tiffany characterize smooth lines and soft forms.
Alta Moda is the rigor of masculinity and the freshness of femininity: the right combination for a stylish, elegant house with an eye to fashion. No longer a sign of ostentation, the gleam of silver, gold, and coloured stones is now a decorative element used by Alta Moda designers to highlight furnishings and accessories.
Over the top stunning, between the fur, feathers, & intricate placement of all things glamour, I can’t help but think the designer had me in mind.
Alta Moda is an Italian Co., and very little information is available regarding pricing. As of this posting date, I still couldn’t locate any.
So much to love here, I can’t help but gaze at the photos and dream.
Hope your weekend is lovely …
December 7th, 2010
Jewel Butterfly Napkin Rings – Silver – Set of 4 – $24
Trio Beverage Dispenser $69
Beautifully display 3 colorful beverages
(I bought two of these for my daughters they always have guests, and guests always have different taste, so Lemon Water, Iced Tea or Juice, you got it covered with this PERFECT trio!)
I have one I’ve used several times, and by adding lemon slices or fresh fruit, adds just the right amount of decor to the dispenser.
These items below are from Z Gallerie Marquis Line. They make perfect hostess gifts for the GLAMOUR GIRL in your life!
Also fabulously priced from $4 – $30
All of these gifts can be purchased at Z Gallerie
December 6th, 2010
Feathers, diamonds and bows make the most glamorous wrappings. A few inspirations on how to apply some glam to your Christmas gifts. Just by adding a crystal monogram to black wrapping and topping it off with silver ribbon, will surely make your gift a standout, so much so, no one will want to open it !
pics via flicker, elle decor, christmas magazine archives.
December 3rd, 2010
Since we all can’t go to Paris for the holidays, I thought I’d bring a little to you! Beautiful decorations straight from PAREE!
The creative bug has once again bitten, and I have been working on some FABULOUS T Shirts. I’m so in love with them, can’t wait to share. The first one is a BLOGGER T Shirt, which is being printed now. It’s straight forward, white tee with creative & fashion trending words. It would make the PERFECT Christmas GIFT for anyone you know who BLOGS!
Once again I’ve made a Twitter Tee, but this time it’s for those of you who love BLING. Cheap No, Fabulous Yes!
I will post both and both will be available for purchase in the next 3 days, so check back, if you’re interested. : )
Have a SMASHING weekend DOLLS !!! XoX
December 2nd, 2010
Yesterday I was at Pier 1 Imports , when I came across these adorable little COUTURE ornaments.
This look is North Pole meets Parisian chic. It’s luxury, embellishments, and so much lipstick-red, you’ll have to blot while you shop.
November 27th, 2010
Heels : D&G
Heels : D&G
Enveloped by an aura of mystery, elegance and romance, the Orient Express has intrigued many people enamored with history throughout the years. After running for the last time in May, 1977, a group of investors restored and brought back to life several carriages offering voyagers a legendary journey like no other. Over $16 million has been spent to recreate the ambiance of the golden age of luxury train travel. If this sounds intriguing enough, step aboard, sit back and enjoy a luxury trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
I’ve always loved the mysteriousness of the Orient Express, and a chance to see Venice this way would be so romantic. This is definite “Bucket List” for me !
Hope you’ve recovered from your fabulous Thanksgiving!
pics via CherryBlossom
November 20th, 2010
With just a few of these touches here and there, you too can create the ambiance of a well decorated home. Your friends will think you hired a professional decorator!
All of these items are available at Crate & Barrel, most are very inexpensive under $10, except for this fabulous pillow above $49. But, if you’ve ever wondered how to add a touch of GLAMOUR to any room, this will definitely do it! It’s FABULOUS…..
A few years ago I wanted so created a certain theme in my home of RICH royal colors of Gold throughout. After tallying the total, I thought well this is just ridiculous, I cannot justify spending $1000′s on Christmas Decor. So I waited until after the holidays, and mind you I went first thing the day after Christmas, and although I spent major $$$$, I saved so much.
So as a suggestion, make a plan, and plan ahead and YOU too will be able to afford some of the best and most beautiful decor out there!
Sending you major Hugs this weekend, just in case you need one!