Archive for September, 2008

Fashion Brand Icon | Coco Chanel

A legendary name in fashion, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Chanel herself – who was born in an orphanage, was self-taught and who first established her house in 1913 – is perhaps the most important fashion designer of the 20th century. Her pioneering use of sportswear for high fashion in the ’20s and the little black dress quickly made her a household name.  Her Chanel No. 5 perfume (invented in 1921), is a confirmed ‘classic’, as are her softly-structured tweed suit and quilted leather handbags (both developed in the ’50s).

When Chanel died in 1971 she left a rich legacy and a brand that stands the test of time. The brand remains relevent, current and fresh in 2008.  

Chanel today remains a powerhouse in the industry and in May 2005 the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opened an exhibition devoted to Chanel’s historic innovations, featuring designs by both the house founder and its present incumbent.  As Chanel herself once said, “I am neither in the past nor avant-garde. My style follows life.”

 

 

 

Recently Shirley McLaine starred as the legendary fashion icon on Lifetime Television. Loved, Loved, Loved every minute of it.

 early chanel ad

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Fashion TV | Gossip Girl

I love what wardrobe stylists are doing today on TV.

Wall to Wall | Ferm Living

wallpaper

wallpaper

animal tower
animal tower
love birds wall sticker
love birds wall sticker
pillows
pillows
silk pillow
silk pillow
silk pillow
silk pillow

These are not your grandmothers wallpaper designs of the past. These designs are fresh and modern. How cute is the animal wall tower for the little tyke?  The Wall Stickers are simple to apply and easily removable.  Even though the Wallpaper and Wall Stickers are designed in Denmark and made in Europe. You can get your own right here in the U.S. check out the online store www.fermlivingshop.us

Fashion TV | The Mary Tyler Moore Show

 

mary tyler moore show

mary mary mary

mary and rhoda

mary tyler moore show

mary tyler moore show

 

 

mary tyler moore

mary tyler moore

 
                                                                               

All that Sass

Collect these and more of the sassy retro cards available at Pink Sugar Dots.

Lord of the Rings | Jeanine Payer

nothing is impossible to a willing heart

nothing is impossible to a willing heart

Jeanine Payer and her highly-skilled team of fifteen metalsmiths craft three collections a year in a bustling atelier in the historic Phelan Building in San Francisco’s original jewelry center. The jewelry is on display in her retail store, located just a few floors below the workshop, as well as in over 250 specialty stores worldwide including Fred Segal in Los Angeles, Barneys New York and Japan.  This is my favorite ring and the message rings so true for me! You can also shop the entire collection at www.jeaninepayer.com

J’adore — Birdy and Me by Kelly Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Smith lives and works in Australia as a freelance fashion and portrait illustrator. Kelly has exhibited nationwide and has been featured in both Australian and international publications.  Her illustrations are simple and beautiful. Check out her portfolio at www.birdyandme.com.au