Friday, March 27, 2015

Celine by Robert Polidori

The Wall Street Journal had the photographer, Robert Polidori, photograph Celine's new headquarters in the elegantly reserved Hotel Colbert de Torcy.  Robert Polidori has taken the most hauntingly beautiful photographs of the palace of Versailles, as it was being renovated, and those photographs are full of ghosts in panniered court costumes and opulently tattered memories.

La Meridienne, the bed of Marie-Antoinette by Robert Polidori

The apartment of Madame Adelaide by Robert Poidori

Salle de bain of Marie-Antoinette, photograph by Robert Polidori

Those are a few of my favorites but back to Polidori and Celine.  The photographs of Celine's new headquarters were taken by Robert Polidori and they are beautiful!

The house of Celine had no proper home - there were offices scattered across Paris and the Hotel Colbert de Torcy is certainly a proper home.

My kind of home ; )

There is a grand stone staircase, a remnant from the original architect, Pierre le Muet... and the Phoebe Philo for Celine signature touch of the ficus tree in a custom planter by the Danish artist FOS:

Such a gorgeous and happy space:

The flooring, twelve types of marble sourced from Italy, France and Brazil, is similar to those in the Celine stores:

The workroom, an 'orangerie', is hidden behind a lush and whimsical wall of seagrass:

 "I believe in things be made beautifully made but at the same time practical."
Phoebe Philo

xo, Juliana

*all photographs by Robert Polidori from the WSJ

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Best Dressed: Yurie Pascarella in RARE vintage Bob Mackie

At the opening of High Style: The Brooklyn Costume Collection, our friend and client, Yurie Pascarella, wore, fabulously, a vintage Bob Mackie from RARE vintage and dear readers, this is The Way to wear a Bob Mackie domino!

It was a major moment: elegant, exuberant yet restrained.  Yurie made the cover of SFGate (of course :) and

We have the best clients!  Thank you Yurie!  xo, Juliana

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sun and Sea

How heavenly is this spot?  The snow is melting and spring is on its way... just close your eyes and imagine this...

Costis Psycha's home on the Greek island of Therassia

Happy Sunday!  Juliana

Friday, March 13, 2015

Manuela Pavesi

I was saddened to hear that the stylist, photographer and woman of great and independent style, Manuela Pavesi, died in Italy today.  She was a collaborator and friend of Miuccia Prada and wore Prada brilliantly.  She was a collector of fashion and antique jewels and she looked like no one else - a faint whisper of the past but thoroughly modern... there are far too few women with such an innate sense of style...

I love her romantic styling from the 1990s...

The model Rachel Williams in Romeo Gigli in 1990 Vogue Italia:

A model in Christian Dior in Vogue Italia 1990:

in Helmut Lang in Vogue Italia 1990:

and the Fraser sisters in UK Vogue 1993:

RIP Manuela Pavesi, as Katie Grand said, "Heaven will be a much more elegant place with you."

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

THE Hair Accessory of Fall 2015

Here it is: THE hair accessory for fall 2015...

Chanel fall 2015.  Photo from Sam McKnight Instagram.

I LOVE this hippie staple gone glam by Chanel with a golden quilted double CC and its golden tipped CC chopstick.  Put my name on The List now!  Please : )

xo,  Juliana

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chanel and the Sciura

A sciura is a certain breed of Italian housewife - she is well kept, well groomed, conservative... and the Chanel fall 2015 collection is very sciura.  Sciura at the CafĂ© Gabrielle for an espresso.  The collection was almost revolutionary in its conservativeness.  There were sensible shoes, sensible sweater sets and sensible skirt lengths but it was all kind of chic.  The kind of clothes that you would wear forever...

and I agree with Suzy Menkes, this will be the chic shoe of the season:

xo, Juliana

Monday, March 9, 2015

Givenchy Fall 2015 and Jack the Ripper

The barouche was waiting by the door, the gas lanterns were lit and Jack the Ripper was stalking the streets for Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy Fall 2015 collection.  I loved all of the Victorian influences, the mourning colors with jet beading and the slashes of crimson red.  I personally did not love the septum rings and the facial jewelry - I thought they distracted from the melancholic beauty of the clothes...

A few of my favorites:

These boots are beautiful and will definitely be in my closet for the fall:

Some great leather pieces:

This is so pretty and romantic:

Love how chunky the heel is and then the contrast with the tight leather of the boot:

Lovely black silk velvet bag with beading:

xo, Juliana


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