Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year Missoni clutch Giveaway!

This is the year of the wooden horse!  To celebrate Chinese New Year, I'm raffling a Missoni hand clutch.  This bag has the signature zigzag that Missoni is known for.  With pink and red combination, it will pop with any outfit you have on!  Thank you again to my readers.  Happy New Year!  May you have a healthy successful year.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What is a Cumulus?

A cloud forming rounded masses heaped on each other above a flat base at fairly low altitude... or to Ted Abramczyk, who studied at Pratt Institute in architecture, means an inspiration for a chandelier!  I love his translation of cumulus.  The black one feels more chic than the white ones IMO.  The proportion is perfect as a light over dining table.  A perfect "cherry on top" over a sleek Minotti dining table.   

Monday, January 27, 2014

What would an armchair inspired by Quartz crystal look like?

One of the most oddball armchair you will ever see is Quartz Armchair.  It is inspired by crystal formations and is basically made of whole bunch pentagon and hexagon-shaped upholstered cushions inserted into a wood frame.  Besides the awesome looking shape, you can pull the cushions off the armchair if you have company that needs extra seating.  So essentially you are buying an armchair that is made of 15 poufs.  And naturally you will have to pay dearly for a privilege to own such an unique looking armchair....14k!  That's right.  You read that correctly.  It's for sale on TouchOfModern.  These armchairs pop up every few months on the flash sale website.  But with that pricing, I'm pretty sure you can call T.O.M. up and order them even if they are not on the sale calendar because after all, not too many people are clamoring to own a 14k armchair.  Oh, and if you know of people who can afford it AND willing to pay for it, please have them contact me as I would love to be their interior designer!  ;)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mr Porter Final sale.

So not sure if any of these will still be available for sale when this blog goes live but here are my favs from the line up.

This Bottega Veneta aviator sunglasses look as cool as ice.  70s inspired sunglasses never look so chic.

Leather shorts with leggings are in.  This Givenchy version should last you several more seasons of this current trend.

You can never go wrong with a statement tshirt from Givenchy.  But then you probably won't want to wear this tshirt again after this season because after all, it was so f/w 2013-14.

End all be all cashmere coat from Lanvin.  At 60% off!  Classic color and cut.  This coat should last you a lifetime.  A great investment.

A little zigzag never hurts anyone.  This Missoni gilet is nice and warm.  It's reversible too.  So you get two looks in one.  What's not to like?

Nothing screams summer than this seersucker sports coat from Thom Browne.  This coat is from this past spring season but it's a sports coat which means it's not exactly fashion per se.  It's a bit loud but if you dare to wear it, it's one fine coat to have.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Can you go wrong with a Kelly Wearstler's ottoman?

Sometimes one just have to put one's foot down and ask can one go wrong with Kelly Weastler's souffle ottoman?  Well, IMO, you can never go wrong with it.  ;)  I love the hand-ruched lambskin on the ottoman.  This technique really gives it an extra dimension.  The proportion is perfect as a vanity chair or an extra seating in living room.  Luckily, it is also in stock so no long lead time!  And it's made in the USA (Los Angeles) to boot!  What's there not to like?  Get yours on her website.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Missoni Margot Throw at a discount? You bet!

50% off?  Checked.  Free shipping?  Checked.  Fabulousness?  Checked.  What more can one ask for?  Amara in UK has discounted their Margot Throw from Missoni by 50%!!!  This is the cheapest Margot Throw I have seen on the market.  Even sold theirs (in pink colorway) at full price few years ago.  This particular colorway that Amara is discounting has a beautiful earth tone to it.  It will work in a rustic setting or in Rachael Zoe's posh modern home.  And because it has so many colors in it, you never have to worry about not being able to match it in most interior.  They have three in stock.  Pick one up before they are gone!

Friday, January 17, 2014

If it's good enough for Kylie, it's good enough for me.

One of my current favorite leather brand is Zagliani.  They are great at producing exotic leather bags and this snake skin messenger bag does not disappoint!  It's head designer Mauro Orietti-Carella, a former dermatology student, injects the exotic leather with silicone and resin so that its stiffness gave way to a buttery softness.  A-listers seen carrying Zagliani bags include JLo, Rihanna, and Kylie Minogue.  Get yours here.       


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Winner of Marc by Marc Jacobs Wallet revealed....

Winner of Marc by Marc Jacobs Wallet revealed....Congrats to Billsn!  You are the winner of the red Marc by Marc Jacobs Wallet raffle!  Please Send me your US address and it will be on its way to you!  Please reply by January 22, 2014.

Thank you everyone for entering.  Look for other goodies to pop up in the future.  Happy New Year!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Ribbon Chair CL9 by Cesare Leonardi & Franca Stagi

This gorgeous chair is one of those that needs to be put back into production ASAP!  Designed by Cesare Leonardi & Franca Stagi in 1961 for Bernini, it's the epitome of simple and elegant design.  Unfortunately one can only buy this at resale stores/ auction houses.  Kelly Wearstler's store in LA carried a pair of black ones before.  Christie's auction house in London also sold a pair of white ones in 2012.   Wright auction house just sold one in black in December 2013 so they are around if you look for them diligently.      

Friday, January 10, 2014

Possibly the best lunch ever?

It's very hard to decide the best lunch I ever had but if I have to choose a top 3, then one of them as to be Jean-Georges restaurant in NYC.  First, the interior design for the restaurant is stunning; very understated and elegant.  I think it's a perfect pairing with Jean-Georges' food.  Second, the service was impeccable.  No complaints here.  And lastly, the food.... it was divine (hello 3 Michelin stars).  Everything was cooked perfectly and all the courses were equally delectable.  I mean there is no bone to pick.  Literally and figuratively.  Seldom can a restaurant achieve perfection and Jean-Georges certainly did that gracefully.  Can't wait to go back!       

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Is that a Jeff Koons Balloon Dog Bookend?

One of my favorite place to shop for clients is SFMOMA museum store.  The stuff they sell had been curated by curators so rarely do I see things in store that make me go puke in bathroom.  One of the fun thing they sell at SFMOMA is a balloon dog bookend.  It comes in orange and purple.  The finish is matte so it has a nice serene quality to it.  I think they are perfect for a quirky desk, book case, or a baby room.  And NO, they are not made by Jeff Koons.... I mean just check out the price...$40!  I'm pretty sure that anything stamped Jeff Koons will cost more than that.  And yes, Jeff Koons did try to sue the maker and yes, he had to drop the lawsuit because balloon dog shape has been around for quite a looooong know, before he was born....

Monday, January 6, 2014

Do you En Noir?

There's a reason why Barney's New York picked up En Noir.  This brand has been bubbling up for awhile now.  Pretty much who's who in hip hop community has been wearing this brand in the past couple years... Kanye, Flo Rida, Drake, Usher, Big Sean, etc.  Even Jay-Z included this brand in his collaboration with Barney's.  Prices is definitely going up so better pick up the basic black leather t and leather tank top before they get even more expensive!  Don't say I didn't warn you..... 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier Teddy Bear

Who says a teddy bear can't be shocking sometimes?  Of course leave it up to Jean Paul Gaultier; only he would put a nose ring and a chain that links nose ring to a ear ring.  Bizarre?  Yes.  Almost sacrilegious I would say.  Last thing I associate a cute and cuddly teddy bear is one dressed like a punk.  But then again, why should I be surprised?  Jean Paul Gaultier did manage to put a pair of cone bras on Madonna after all?  Catch Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at Brooklyn Museum in New York and pick up a teddy bear while you are at it.  It may become one of those collectible bear in the future.  You just never know.... Plus if you are a fashionista, how could you not have one?        

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet giveaway

Happy New Year!  Let's start this year with a bang shall we?  To celebrate 2014, I'm giving away a red Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet.  This wallet has many compartments and is a perfect gift for the upcoming valentines day, save it as a fabulous birthday gift, or keep it for yourself!

Thank you for checking out my blog and may 2014 be a great success for you!

Please note: apologies to my international friends - I wish I could extend these giveaways to you but legal restrictions prevent it. Thanks for understanding.