Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Marni for HM

Marnie for H and M (preview video below)

Console Castiglioni Designer for Marni

“I created a small repertoire of all that represents the Marni style, for men and for women, with great attention to quality and details,” said Castiglioni. “It’s beautiful to be able to speak to a larger public, and in particular to the new generations: As a designer, it gives me new energy.”

H and M is teaming up for a collaboration with Italian design house Marni, following a high-profile partnership with Versace.
A collection of women's and men's clothing will be produced, in addition to a line of accessories, Women's Wear Daily reports. Marni founder and creative director Console Castiglioni will design the pieces, which are set to go on sale March 28, 2012 in approximately 260 H&M stores worldwide and on the Internet.
The women's collection will feature pieces inspired by African prints and colorblocking, and will include dresses, cropped trousers and knits. Meanwhile, the men's collection will include jackets and shirts with contrast in details. Accessories will include shoes, jewelry and handbags.
“Marni has such a modern touch with everything they do, mixing prints and accessories in a playful but chic way,” said Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H and M.
H and M's team-up with Marni marks the company's latest partnership. The retail chain has worked with Karl Lagerfeld, Matthew Williamson, Sonia Rykiel, Comme des Garcons and Jimmy Choo, just to name a few.
Preview the collection below:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Home with style

Modern Villa in Brazil
  Interior Tuesday for all who love architecture. Today we look at a brilliantly designer space by Isay Weinfeld, a Brazilian designer. Arguably Brazil’s best-known architect after Oscar Niemeyer, Weinfeld has the luxury of turning away as many projects as he undertakes. He signs on only after listening to prospective clients describe how they wish to live. “What do you do when you wake up in the morning?” he’ll ask. “How do you spend your day?” He then sits quietly, head in hand, waiting for insights. These prefatory encounters can resemble therapy, or courtship. “It’s like a marriage,” he says. “We have to be a match. We may have to work together for years, and we must think in the same direction.”

Weinfeld felt a swift rapport with a young couple—he is Brazilian, she is French—when they met two years ago to discuss plans for a home in São Paulo’s Jardins, a district of fashionable shops and restaurants. The pair imagined an informal, light-filled dwelling in which they could live with their three energetic children and a collection of Brazilian art. “They wanted a contemporary house,” Weinfeld says, “but also a place with warmth where their family would feel comfortable. They are not the kind of people who need dining room doors so the table can be prepared while they entertain guests in the living room. Everything about them is open, and I tried to create a house in that spirit.”  Thank you Architectural Digest!

In July the family invited Weinfeld to dinner. He joined nearly two dozen other guests seated both at a modern table overlooking the pool and at a 19th-century table in the kitchen. The rooms glowed with kiwi-green light from the garden. It was a moment when many architects would appraise their handiwork and exhale. But Weinfeld and his clients had known the design was a success for some time. “Long before the house was finished,” the wife says, “we could tell it had a soul.”

Monday, November 28, 2011

Miu Miu Sunglass Fashion

 Monday and the last week of November.   I know we are all getting our gift lists together and  filling the calendar with events, working and juggling many activities.  I will continue to post on fashion accessories, clothes , street chic and best of all holiday  home and interiors.  Today I found Miu Miu sunglasses that  are so chic and very hollywood-ish! Great accessory for any day of the year and a gift card for sunglasses is always loved.. 
Happy Monday!

Miu Miu Clutches

Miu Miu Clutch

Fur Wrap as Waist accessory

Miu Miu shop in Bologna, Italy

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Burberry Style 2012

                            Burberry Prosum

Ok, my ladies, I know we are thinking Holidays and Christmas. However, this collection from Burberry is worth looking into spring for some exciting clothes to come after the new year 

Burberry put on quite  show in a great big techno-bow for spring, Christopher Bailey wanted to step back and, as he put it, "celebrate things that take time to do. His latest Collection included  handcrafts: crochet, beading, carving, weaving, braiding, printing. And it was a smash.