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Fall is my favorite season to dress for, and although I’m ready for spring weather, I’m loving that it’s fall fashion month.  One week down, New York fashion week just wrapped up yesterday.  From shearling, to chunky knits, to oversized plaids, there was so much to love.  It was quite the challenge to narrow things down to my favorite 12 looks from some of the best collections.  Who won the top spot for me in New York?  That prize was hands down Proenza Schouler.  But what Francisco Costa did with geodes and stones, and what Ryan Roche does with knitwear earn them special prizes.  On to London!

Proenza Schouler f/w 2016

Proenza Schouler f/w 2016

Alexander Wang f/w 2016

Alexander Wang f/w 2016

Ryan Roche f/w 2016

Ryan Roche f/w 2016

Altuzarra f/w 2016

Altuzarra f/w 2016

Edun f/w 2016

Edun f/w 2016

Prabal Gurung f/w 2016

Prabal Gurung f/w 2016

Rag & Bone f/w 2016

Rag & Bone f/w 2016

Victoria Beckham f/w 2016

Victoria Beckham f/w 2016

Calvin Klein Collection f/w 2016

Calvin Klein Collection f/w 2016

Derek Lam f/w 2016

Derek Lam f/w 2016

Tibi f/w 2016

Tibi f/w 2016

Ulla Johnson f/w 2016

Ulla Johnson f/w 2016

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I know, I know…I should be thinking more about spring than I am, but I’m still feeling very inspired by the women’s pre-fall and men’s 2016 collections this month, and a big trend I noticed and always love were all the animal prints.  Leopard, tiger, cheetah, and even cow were all over the collections, and they’re fine far beyond autumn.  It’s the dead of winter now, so a little leopard intermingled with your sweaters and coats is super chic, but I love the idea of a dash of cheetah with your spring florals and stripes too.  I’ve found some great pieces to wear now, as well as some pieces to add to your home, plus plenty of my favorite animal print looks from the latest collections.  Have a great week!

WHAT TO WEAR NOW: sweater from J. Crew

WHAT TO WEAR NOW: sweater from J. Crew

WHAT TO WEAR NOW: clutch from J. Crew

WHAT TO WEAR NOW: clutch from J. Crew

WHAT TO WEAR NOW: shoe from J. Crew

WHAT TO WEAR NOW: shoe from J. Crew

Stella McCartney pre-fall 2016

Stella McCartney pre-fall 2016

Stella McCartney pre-fall 2016

Stella McCartney pre-fall 2016

3.1 Phillip Lim f/w 2016

3.1 Phillip Lim f/w 2016

3.1 Phillip Lim f/w 2016

3.1 Phillip Lim f/w 2016

Alexander Wang pre-fall 2016

Alexander Wang pre-fall 2016

Loewe f/w 2016

Loewe f/w 2016

Sea pre-fall 2016

Sea pre-fall 2016

Adam Lippes pre-fall 2016

Adam Lippes pre-fall 2016

Adam Lippes pre-fall 2016

Adam Lippes pre-fall 2016

Etro f/w 2016

Etro f/w 2016

Rochas pre-fall 2016

Rochas pre-fall 2016

Calvin Klein Collection pre-fall 2016

Calvin Klein Collection pre-fall 2016

Givenchy pre-fall 2016

Givenchy pre-fall 2016

Jason Wu pre-fall 2016

Jason Wu pre-fall 2016

Marni pre-fall 2016

Marni pre-fall 2016

Ralph Lauren f/w 2016

Ralph Lauren f/w 2016

FOR THE HOME: poufs from West Elm

FOR THE HOME: poufs from West Elm

FOR THE HOME: cowhide rug from West Elm

FOR THE HOME: cowhide rug from West Elm

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This week’s favorites include more pre-fall 2016 fashion, still lifes, handcrafted furniture and the shops that spotlight them (Brad Ford’s FAIR), and my favorite of the favorites, the January issue of Architectural Digest, featuring projects by Rose Uniacke, and Jeffrey Bilhuber.  The home by Bilhuber is one I’ve been hoping would be published, since I got to spy on it when I was living in Seattle.  These things and so much more to love this week!

Jeffrey Bilhuber, Architectural Digest, January 2016

Jeffrey Bilhuber, Architectural Digest, January 2016

Jeffrey Bilhuber, Architectural Digest, January 2016

Jeffrey Bilhuber, Architectural Digest, January 2016

Jeffrey Bilhuber, Architectural Digest, January 2016

Jeffrey Bilhuber, Architectural Digest, January 2016

via Gardenista

via Gardenista

Maiyet pre-fall 2016

Maiyet pre-fall 2016

Prabal Gurung pre-fall 2016

Prabal Gurung pre-fall 2016

Calvin Klein Collection pre-fall 2016

Calvin Klein Collection pre-fall 2016

Tome pre-fall 2016

Tome pre-fall 2016

Rose Uniacke, Architectural Digest, January 2016

Rose Uniacke, Architectural Digest, January 2016

Rose Uniacke, Architectural Digest, January 2016

Rose Uniacke, Architectural Digest, January 2016

Adam Lippes pre-fall 2016

Adam Lippes pre-fall 2016

Sasa Works bench

Sasa Works bench

Brad Ford's Fair showroom

Brad Ford’s Fair showroom 

Ladyslipper: The Wardian Case Collection from www.fair-design.com

Ladyslipper: The Wardian Case Collection from www.fair-design.com

texture

texture

dream bath

dream bath

still life

still life

flowers and fruit

flowers and fruit

via My Domaine

via My Domaine

Alexander Wang pre-fall 2016

Alexander Wang pre-fall 2016

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In honor of Halloween, I thought I’d share some of my favorite rooms, houses, lighting, ceramics, and more in the moodiest of all tones, black.  I’ve been obsessed with this non-color hue for quite sometime, and that love continues to increase.  From a room painted entirely in glossy black, to just a pop of matte black on a lampshade, it’s really worth adding it to any space, traditional or modern.  Black is chic well beyond this time of year too.  Just change up the colors that join it, from ochre and dark reds now, to pale pink and greens in spring and summer.  Bring a little black magic home.  Happy Halloween!!

P.S. I’m back blogging with tons of new things to share.  I hope you join me!

DISC Interiors

DISC Interiors

tile

tile

via Instagram @apparatusstudio

via Instagram @apparatusstudio. Love the bundles of horse hair

Apparatus Studio

Portal table by Apparatus Studio

via Domaine Home

Casey Smith’s home via My Domaine

Apparatus Studio

Apparatus Studio

Peruvian ceramics from West Elm

Peruvian ceramics from West Elm

via Lonny Magazine

via Lonny magazine

Carla Peters for West Elm

Carla Peters for West Elm

Apparatus Studio

Apparatus Studio

oversized vases from West Elm

oversized vases from West Elm perfect for fig branches now, and cherry blossoms later

the boys of Apparatus Studio

the boys of Apparatus Studio

Oskar table by Vincent van Duysen for B&B Italia

Oskar table by Vincent van Duysen for B&B Italia

Apparatus Studio

Apparatus Studio

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler

Ryan Korban for Alexander Wang

Ryan Korban for Alexander Wang

sheepskin rug from The Apartment by The Line

sheepskin rug from The Apartment by The Line

Alexander Wang's apartment

Alexander Wang’s apartment by Ryan Korban

Ryan Korban

Ryan Korban for Alexander Wang

Nickey Kehoe

Nickey Kehoe

Apparatus Studio x Putnam & Putnam

Apparatus Studio x Putnam & Putnam via Instagram

Yvonne Kone's boutique

Yvonne Kone’s boutique

Acne Studios

Acne Studios

Acne Studios

Acne Studios

Vincent van Duysen

Vincent van Duysen

paint by Farrow & Ball

paint by Farrow & Ball

tall, dark, and handsome

tall, dark, and handsome

Stefano Pilati's Paris home via Architectural Digest

Stefano Pilati’s Paris home via Architectural Digest

Cloth & Kind

Cloth & Kind

Miles Redd for Schumacher

Miles Redd for Schumacher

ostrich egg from The Apartment by The Line

ostrich egg from The Apartment by The Line

Katherine Power's Beverly Hills home via My Domaine

Katherine Power’s Beverly Hills home via My Domaine

 

 

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The Golden Globes are tonight, and I’m hoping for some great fashion moments, with nominees like Julianne Moore in the mix!  As we all know, fashion goes quickly from the runway to the red carpet, so it would come as no surprise if we saw looks from the most recent pre-fall 2015 collections (still being shown).  I’ve looked back through some of my favorites from the collections that have been shown so far, and that could realistically be worn today, and have selected my designer dozen.  Some of the looks are unexpected, like a wide-legged pleated pant, and then there are a designer or two that never dress for the red carpet, like Alexander Wang (other than his Balenciaga looks).  I also hope to see some couture, and wouldn’t be shocked if someone wore a look from the recent all-white Valentino haute couture show in New York.  Cate Blanchett perhaps?  I’ll be watching to see if any of my looks make the fashion cut!

Lanvin pre-fall 2015

Lanvin pre-fall 2015

Christian Dior pre-fall 2015

Christian Dior pre-fall 2015

Alexander Wang pre-fall 2015

Alexander Wang pre-fall 2015

Altuzarra pre-fall 2015

Altuzarra pre-fall 2015

Prabal Gurung pre-fall 2015

Prabal Gurung pre-fall 2015

Givenchy pre-fall 2015

Givenchy pre-fall 2015

J. Mendel pre-fall 2015

J. Mendel pre-fall 2015

Michael Kors pre-fall 2015

Michael Kors pre-fall 2015

Joseph pre-fall 2015

Joseph pre-fall 2015

Christopher Kane pre-fall 2015

Christopher Kane pre-fall 2015

Adam Lippes pre-fall 2015

Adam Lippes pre-fall 2015

Tory Burch pre-fall 2015

Tory Burch pre-fall 2015

Fashion images from style.com

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Without a single snowflake on the ground, and barely a frozen layer on my morning car windshield, it’s hardly the Arctic here, but I’m still inspired by all things frozen (and NOT the movie)!  I started preparing this post awhile back when there was 8″ of snow, but just yesterday new inspiration hit me that I love!  I had images of frozen flowers, and furniture encased and floating in acrylic, but then on Instagram I saw an amazing display of faux ice at Alexander Wang’s flagship store in New York, and this beautiful thing called ice flowers in the Arctic Ocean.  Looking back at the photos of flowers covered in frost, I thought about Alexander Wang again, but this time the beading he did at Balenciaga for spring that reminded me of a frostbitten layer on trees and grass.  Looking beyond things literally frozen, I thought of flower arrangements under glass cloches or in plexi boxes, almost like a modern-day Beauty and the Beast rose frozen in time.  Rock crystals on tables and dripping from chandeliers also have the feeling of ice.  Nature is a beautiful thing, and I love how from it sparks ideas that are maybe unnatural in their material, but mimic it perfectly.  I hope you’re having a wonderful season and staying warm wherever you are!

iamamiwhoami 'Vista'

iamamiwhoami ‘Vista’

One of my favorite artists, iamamiwhoami, and a perfectly “frozen” video.  You must watch (link below)!

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

frozen spring

frozen spring

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

frostbitten

frostbitten

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

an icy bouquet

an icy bouquet

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

ice 'flowers' in the Arctic Ocean

ice ‘flowers’ in the Arctic Ocean

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

via Instagram @alexanderwangny

via Instagram @alexanderwangny

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

Alexander Wang NYC flagship store via Instagram @alexanderwangny

Alexander Wang NYC flagship store via Instagram @alexanderwangny

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

via Instagram @alexanderwangny

via Instagram @alexanderwangny

Hermès display

Hermès display

an austere dining room

an austere dining room

Between the crystal chandelier, marble table and mantle, and rock crystals on the table, this dining room has a cold quality that I like!

Japanese stool 'frozen' in acrylic from Mecox Gardens

Japanese stool ‘frozen’ in acrylic from Mecox Gardens

flowers encapsulated at Jil Sander by Raf Simons

flowers encapsulated at Jil Sander by Raf Simons

flowers under a cloche by Putnam & Putman

flowers under a cloche by Putnam & Putnam

 Runway images from style.com

 

 

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Some designers are especially good at building a flawless brand.  Taking a clear point of view to high heights without ending up over sold and in the bargain bin of a mall department store.  Stella McCartney, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Tom Ford are some great examples of near perfect brands.  Another one without question is Alexander Wang.  As the creative lead of his namesake, its diffusion line T by Alexander Wang, and Design Director of Balenciaga, Alex knows clothes and how to build a brand by simply creating pieces we want to wear, while at the same time giving us innovative silhouettes and textiles.  One fabric that at one point was very innovative, and is now just a staple, denim was a no brainer for Wang to add to his repertoire.  Launching today on alexanderwang.com, Alex gives us three styles to try on for size, Wang 001, Wang 002, and Wang 003, which run from a slim leg with a little stretch, to a more relaxed cut and looser “boy” fit that stays pegged when rolled, and is also tapered at the ankle.  Wang’s jeans feature matte black rivets that almost disappear into the denim, and act as his signature of sorts.  Wang often wears black, and is always wearing jeans when bowing at New York and Paris fashion weeks, so this is comfortable territory for him.  Model Anna Ewers, a favorite of Wang’s, posed for the lookbook, and it appears unfortunately for me that it’s women’s only denim so far, but Alexander does have two menswear collections that I’m sure will reap the benefits of his foray into jeans soon.  So ladies that love denim, this new collection is a must have!

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Denim x Alexander Wang

Images courtesy of Alexander Wang via Vogue.com

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