A while back I discovered The Selby . There are so many blogs that write about home interiors, but most of the rooms seem so stuffy, matchy-matchy, and spotless. What I love about The Selby is it truly shows how the person lives and focuses on not how they decorated the room, but simple things such as piece of jewelry, personal pictures or a stack of magazines. Items such as these really give insight in their lives and what inspires them. Plus I don't feel so bad about my clutter of magazines, patterns and clothes thrown everywhere. Whenever I see a cutesy, perfectly matched interior I want to gag. It reminds me of the housewives back in Gilbert who led a boring life of crafting and raising kids (maybe they weren't bored, but my greatest fear in life was to end up like that; still hasn't happened yet fortunately).
julia roitfeld at home in new york
Alexander Wang's SoHo studio has always stuck with me. I can't get out of my head the picture of Kate Moss with wild pink hair. I remember reading somewhere on how inspired he is by her style and he had to have that picture in his studio. I have been desperately trying to find a huge, giant fashion picture that I could hang up in my living room. I've searched all over to find someone who could take my favorite fashion spread and blow it up to cover my whole wall. 2 years, and still nothing..
The workroom photos give me goosebumps. I have been in several NYC designer's showrooms and I more excited about being there then most people feel if they were to spot their favorite celebrity walking down the street. There's so much creativity, inspiration and talent in these tiny little loft spaces and I don't think most people can fully comprehend how difficult it can be to make it in this industry.
Of course, The Selby had to have Erin Wasson, Wang's previous stylist/muse and every fashion loving girl's style icon showing off her wonderfully eclectic pads in LA and NYC.
Images courtesy of The Selby
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Daphne Guinness is a huge fashion icon for us. Her clothing is sophisticated and elegant, but with her accessories and that signature punk black streak in her platinum blonde hair, she creates a whole different level of style through her originality. You won't ever catch her wearing one of the "must-haves" of the moment because she probably had it seasons ago. "Once something is a must-have, I want to put it in the bin. I know that sounds grand and horrid, but I don’t want anyone to tell me I need to have anything"
Many well known designers look to her for inspiration. She has collaborated on a jewelry line with Alexander McQueen's go-to jewelry designer Shaun Leane:
The list goes on and on: writer, filmmaker, designer as well as a perfumer. This women has it all and truly deserves to be a muse; because besides being one of the most fashionable people on earth, she is intelligent and driven to make something out of herself rather than be just an heiress to a beer fortune. Italia Vogue did a wonderful fashion spread in honor of her incredible fashion sense.
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