Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Creative geniuses often affirm that no sacrifice is too great for art and while I don't disagree I would love to have a glimpse of the inner workings and with SEYMOUR (chronicle books) we
get a visual tour de force of Seymour Chwast's work in a beautiful monograph. Being one of the most influential illustrators of the last half century - his work is sure to inspire and at $40 it's a wallet friendly splurge!
price upon request
2 Lucky Winners will win a copy of THE WELLNESS JOURNAL (Chronicle Books) Send LPB an email with "Cheers To My Health" in the subject line, your name and address and you will be entered to win the amazing book! Please note the contest is open to citizens of the world - only one entry per person. Good Luck!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The designer's new silhouette—falling away in a pleated-back A-line from a small shoulder—was the direct inverse of the triangular shape that made his name. It gave a swirling, capelike volume to coats and jackets. The new trouser shape—high-waisted, with a full pant that covered Pugh's platformed footwear—also amplified the volume moving around the body.
(The shoes themselves looked like snub-snouted devil dogs; they almost seemed to be grinning evilly.).....Bravo GP
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
As the name implies, this book is a heartfelt love letter to a jewelry house without equal. Epitomizing luxury for over a century, Cartier’s devotees have included the global elite, as well as sirens of stage and screen. Originally a jeweler of kings, Cartier is often dubbed “the king of jewelers.” Renowned for its craftsmanship and exquisite materials, the marque is a byword for opulent innovation.
Art directed and edited by Bruce Weber, this dazzling homage combines photographs created by Weber just for the book, original texts by Weber and Ingrid Sischy, along with a fascinating cornucopia of archival images and passages. The distinctively gold-bordered, red cover is designed to look like a Cartier jewelry box—right down to the authentic Cartier ribbon sewn into each binding.
Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique
by Stephen Harrison, Emmanuel Ducamp, and Jeannine Falino; With contributions by Christie Mayer Lefkowith, Pilar Vélez, Catheine Walworth, and Wilfried Zeisler
Yale University Press
Powerful, sexy, and slightly hard-core, high & thigh high boots make a fierce and unexpected statement for fall (yes kids I always think a season ahead). This bondagesque trend debuted—ever so briefly though unforgettably—on the Givenchy runway and has since made an appearance in almost every fall 2009 show. I've fallen in love with rock-star-worthy boots paired with a crisp white shirtdress and a trim black blazer, creating the ideal balance of polished cool and edgy sex appeal. Worn with skinny jeans and a shrunken jacket, the look becomes more daytime than dominatrix—giving you even more bang for your buck. Here's a few of my faves so far..
Suede over-the-knee boot with hidden platform, mesh cutouts, and metallic laminato trim
Glam Amazone boot
Flocked motor boot with briefcase buckle
Play or Pay over-the-knee boot
Suede thigh-high boot
Black suede and candy stripe lace-up boot with red patent detail
Black leather and suede thigh-high wing-tip boot
Croc knee-high boot
Anthracite cervo leather over-the-knee boot with hidden platform
Studded knee-high boot
Lamb and patent boot
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Before there was Betty Catroux, Loulou de la Falaise, Lady Amanda Harlech, and Carine Roitfeld all insanely chic dames who play both muse and icons to visionary designers it was the model and in Harold Koda & Kohle Yohannan’s ultra luxe tome MODEL AS MUSE: Embodying Fashion (Yale University Press) you get a tour de force visual feast of the mythical creatures who reigned supreme as the ultimate inspiration for some of the most groundbreaking designers known to man. In the gorgeous tome we get an insider look at the model (pre ANTM – thank god) and how the correlation conjures a unique relationship between the model, the designer and in turn the collection. MODEL AS MUSE’s showcases the various goddess from Linda, Naomi to Kate whose sense of joie de vivre was and is so palpable in creating the ultimate luxury : FASHION. From the eccentric to esoteric Koda and Yohannan’s examines the muse in such a beautiful unadulterated way you will be utterly enthralled. In Haute Couture’s solar system, and in the taxonomy of planets, Models are like Venus: situated very close to the sun (designers) and in this tome it’s awe-inspiring….
St. Martin's Griffin
Miami Triangle Bikini
shown with Diane von Furstenberg kaftan, Musa sandals and a Melissa Odabash hat
Something Borrowed (St. Martin's Griffin) is a risqué chick lit tome that will be impossible to put down! A case of frienemies, a sorid love triangle and New York as the backdrop makes this a must for the beach...
Mini Knitted Kaftan
shown here with a Melissa Odabash bikini, Belle by Sigerson Morrison shoes, a Roberto Cavalli bag a Kenneth Jay Lane necklace and Cutler and Gross glasses
Paisley Print Poncho
shown here with True Religion jeans, Christian louboutin shoes, a Kenneth Jay Lane necklace and a Jimmy Choo bag
St. Martin's Griffin
Have you ever wondered 'What If?' - Ellen Dempsey does and this salacious tome won't dissapoint!
Emily Giffin's witty, original, fast-moving tomes features (some what) lovable heroines, solid casts, snappy dialogue and a poignant take on life's priorities. These insanely chic books are an absolute must-read for any woman especially this summer season.
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To celebrate the recent release of LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH being released in paperback - 4 uber lucky readers will win a copy. Just email us at GIVEMELUXE@LaPETITEBlog.com with
LTOYW EMILY GIFFIN CONTEST in the subject along with you name and address and you will be entered to win! Only one entry per person. Open to citizens of the world!
Good Luck xx
Monday, June 22, 2009
Fall 2009 RTW
Fall 2009 RTW
Fall 2009 RTW