December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all!
Scarlett Johanson for Moet & Chandon

Orange ya glad...

...It's almost 2012. Time to ring in the new year and think about resolutions and goals to set for the next twelve months. 2011 was not exactly a great year for me. Sure there were some really good things going on and then there were the ass kicking, mind numbingly horrible parts too. So here's to a better year ahead, the year of "Tangerine Tango" according to Pantone. A fitting color for a year I hope to be much more fun and sunny than the last. Happy New Year's to all!

Christian Siriano Spring 2012 via

Derek Lam spring 2012 via

Vogue 1967


via Vogue Turkey

Audrey Hepburn's stunning orange Givenchy coat in Breakfast at Tiffanys, 1961

Orange infused bedroom in Southern Accents

Try adding pops of orange, like these prints framed in orange frames

Snuggle up with a bright orange throw blanket

This is one of my favorite uses of orange, via Martha Stewart

Hermes boxes stacked in an eye catching way, via Traditional Home

Sara Story

lacquered box from Furbish in Raleigh

Jonathan Adler frame

Jonathan Adler lacquer side table

Love this orange leopard pillow (and the amazing pink sofa too) from Furbish
Get yourself a pair of cheap and chic zebra earrings from Furbish


December 30, 2011

True Colors

Happy bright colors via tumblr

Jean Shrimpton

Marisa Berenson

Peggy Moffitt

The Beatles


Pierre Cardin



"True colors are beautiful, like a rainbow"- Cyndi Lauper

December 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Carolyne Roehm

Happy Birthday to my Mom! The one and only, who I am named after. She has the best style and her infinite design knowledge is one of the reasons I am where I am today. While today she loves her Chanel, Oscar and Valentino, Mom grew up in Ireland and London (yes she is American) and loves all things swinging 60s. So in honor of Mom here are a few images from her favorites, Thea Porter, Ossie Clark/Celia Birtwell, and Biba. 

Mom in Caracas, Venezuela where she created and ran "Chameleon" a store selling imported American designer clothes, like early DVF, to Venezuelan socialites like Carolina Hererra and friends. 
An old shot of Mom's closet and her collection of antique Chinese wedding robes.

Thea Porter look in British Vogue 1969

Thea Porter in British Vogue 1969

Ossie Clark

Ossie Clark 

The cats pajamas... Biba


Outside the Biba store

December 27, 2011

I'm with the band...

Tis the season to be traveling and who better to take style cues from than some of rock & rolls biggest names and their chicks. With style in spades these couples know how to do it right. 

The Stones have the rock & roll chic look down pat. Anita Pallenberg leads the pack with her signature boho chic. Pallenberg was originally the girlfriend of bandmate Brian Jones and later bed hopped over to Keith. Quelle scandale! Anita went on be more than just a girlfriend to Keith and she played an influential role behind the scences. 
Mick, Anita Pallenberg and Keith

Keith & Anita w/ son Marlon.

Keith & Anita

Marianne Faithful & Anita Pallenberg
Mick and Marianne Faithful were another hot couple. Together with Keith & Anita they were the "it" couples on the swinging 60s scene. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was written about Marianne and she was the inspiration behind "Wild Horses". She went on to put out hit albums, starting with Broken English in 1979.
Marianne Faithful & Mick

Marianne & Mick

Mick & Marianne
 Another big name, a very different couple. Linda & Paul McCartney, a solid couple for 29 years. Linda was an accomplished photographer and vegetarian activist until her death in 1998. Paul and Linda had four children together, one of them being uber designer Stella McCartney.

Linda & Paul

Linda & Paul

Linda & Paul traveling with their daughters

George Harrison and Patti Boyd were quite the pair until Patti left George for another famous face, Eric Clapton. Patti was a 60s mod model for Mary Quant and met George on the set of A Hard Days Night in 1964.


Eric wrote "Wonderful Tonight" for Patti during their 10 year relationship. In 2007 Patti published a memoir Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me.

While no less famous than the rest, Bob Dylan keeps it low key with wife Sara. Bob who is know more for his lyrics than his looks, looks sharp in a leather trench and aviators. The pair married in a secret ceremony in 1965. "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" was written for her, as was "Sara" in 1976, which Dylan calls her "radiant jewel, mystical wife".
Bob & Sara Dylan