beautifully designed and blue

I do not usually gravitate to the color blue.
But lately, I am liking some lovely things that also happen to be blue.
beautifully designed and blue

fall shopping list

Ahh, fall clothes. My favorite! Moto boots, cashmere, leather… sign me up!
I know, not much color on my list right now. Usually there’s one color that I’ve got to have, or else! But this fall, I want cozy neutrals, tough accessories, and simple shapes.
1. Equipment Cardigan, 2. MIssoni Scarf, 3. J. Crew Floral Tee, 4. Eileen Fisher Dress, 5. FEED Bag, 6. DKNY Pencil skirt, 7. Rag & Bone Boots, 8. Greta Garbo iPad case

Alber Elbaz and make up!

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Alber Elbaz.  There is so much to love about his work. Start with the fact that he assisted the genius Geoffrey Beene and then marvel over his ever-stunning work for Lanvin season after season.


This video was recently released along with the news that Alber Elbaz will be doing a makeup line for Lancome!  This video is illustrated by Alber, himself, and is charming and lovely.  I just can’t help but smile. I hope you will too.

Ensemble Assembly: It started with the Jil Sander skirt

It started with the skirt
Once I saw this Jil Sander skirt, I was hooked. I love it with black and with big chunky silver jewelry by Balenciaga. A cobalt blue bag just works with it. The Evian bottle is by Issey Miyaki for keeping hydrated on my walk. The scent by 10 corso como is one of my favorites.


Jil Sander pleated skirt
$880 –

Prada leather high heels
$890 –

Reed Krakoff leather handbag
$5,900 –

10 Corso Como – Eau de parfum 50 ml – 1,7 fl. oz.
€70 –

Ensemble assembly

It started with the headphones
It started when I read about the collaboration between Oscar de la Renta and Dr. Dre. Quite an unusual pairing, I think! It got me wondering….who is going to wear them?
So first, I am going to imagine the headphones are fabulous faux fur.  Of course, she needs the perfect chair. This one is by B & B Italia.  Then she needs the right outfit and accessories. A girl can never have too many bracelets and a killer pair of shoes.  And finally…some music.

Lanvin short sleeve t shirt
$1,395 –

Paul Smith shorts
$275 –

Chan luu jewelry
$220 –

Deepa Gurnani leather jewelry
£95 –