Hot Hot Hot

A few weeks ago while staying at my friend’s home in Atlanta, I rediscovered my love for RED. She doesn’t live in any old shack though… her family resides at The St. Regis in the heart of Buckhead. I absolutely love going to stay for weekend not only because I feel like I am a part of her family, but because I always admire the beautiful interiors they change seasonally in the public areas of the hotel. And the killer pool isn’t too bad.

 

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Doesn’t the bright red pop in contrast to the tan cement?! The perfect color for this area in my opinion. I also applaud the scale of the different aspects around the pool: the lanterns, awnings, fireplace, and staircase for example.

 

Here are some of my other red inspirations:

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Hello Lover

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Gold Fine Twig Ruby Ring by Alex Monroe

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Prague – I’ll see you so soon!

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It’s Official

The flowers on campus have finally come into bloom and I couldn’t be more excited! The bright colors I see around Athens, I have also noticed on the spring runways and new, fresh interiors – I can’t seem to get enough of the purples, pinks, yellows and blues:

 

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Design by Jamie Drake

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via House & Home Best Decorating spring issue

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Design by David Jimenez, Hollywood Regency Palm Springs

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Wonderland

UGA was closed today due to the overnight snow storm, which I had absolutely no problem with. Being the warm-blooded Texan that I am, I literally did not leave my house.

Things I did today:

1. snuggled with my friends while watching Breaking Bad

2. baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

So yes, it was a very productive day. Even though I did not necessarily play in the snow, that doesn’t mean I did not appreciate it. Looking out onto my lawn, with that white blanket that so seamlessly covered everything in sight, was incredibly beautiful. Everything was clean, pure – it almost made me want to move north. Almost.

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Love me some Winter Whites:

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Compare & Contrast

In light of Paris Fashion Week, I felt like it was my duty to share more photos of the amazing couture lines that hit the runways earlier in January. Zuhair Murad‘s spring line in particular caught my eye. The perfectly tailored garments emphasizes each models silhouette, while still being elegant and polished. Another aspect of the collection that I admire is how the dresses are draped and how they fall.

It almost reminds me of….

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Photos curtesy of WWD

He Does It Again

While browsing Shopbop for a formal dress, I stumbled upon Oscar de la Renta’s new jewelry line (view here). I’m not sure what caught my eye first – the bold colors, the mix of stones or the genius use of brass that seems to tie the collection together. Each item is literally a little piece of artwork.

Accessories have similar roles in both interiors and fashion. Jewelry adds that much needed pop of color or drama to an outfit, just as patterned pillows or throws add character to a room.

Here are some of my top picks:

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“Every woman need extraordinary jewelry.”

-Oscar de la Renta

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His home decor line is just as stunning – take a peak at his website!!

Go Big or Go Home

I am finally back in Texas after seventeen hours of driving! I made a pit stop in Dallas to stay with family because I couldn’t make it all the way to Austin, and if I had only left a few days earlier I would have been in D Town for Chanel’s annual Métiers d’Art fashion show! I literally would have skipped my finals to be there. Anything for Karl.

Mr. Lagerfeld specifically chose Dallas for the extravagant show because Stanley Marcus of the Dallas based Neiman Marcus helped Coco Chanel from having to shut down her business after WWII – and what would the fashion world be without Chanel?!

Having embraced Chanel’s 1954 comeback collection when almost no one else would, Stanley Marcus presented Coco Chanel with the store’s Award for Distinguished Service in the field of fashion in 1957, and Karl was given the same award, in the same city, after the show.

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The show was held at Dallas’ historic Fair Park, which was transformed into a drive-in movie theater (complete with vintage cars) that showed Lagerfeld’s short film The Return. The runway was made of wooden planks and hay, while the lucky crowd sat in stands that resembled those in a Texas rodeo.

Some fun Instas from the event:

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Here are some of my favorite looks from this years famous collection:

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All hail the King

(photos from style.com)

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In Karl We Trust

Classy is the Original Black

I realize that it is still extremely warm here in the south, but my mind is stuck in San Fran – where the breeze is strong and hills are killer. It was neat to experience the different types of fashion in California versus Madrid (where I was lucky enough to spend the first half of the summer!). HoWeVeR, one trend that the two amazing cities did have in common was…. LEATHER, which I fully embraced.

 

Gimme gimme more:

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Embossed alligator leather powder room design by Sally Wilson

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Time to get Punky

When you think of the Met Gala you think of beautiful, classy gowns and clean cut suits… right? Think again. This year’s unexpected theme – Punk: From Chaos to Couture – definitely turned up the heat. The annual gala, which kicks off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s yearly Costume Institute exhibit, “highlighted the origins of the punk movement and drew direct connections to haute couture and ready-to-wear creations that it has inspired for the past three decades,” as told by Women’s Wear Daily.

And of course, the outfits are stunning. Here are some of my top picks of the night:

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photos courtesy of People