I felt inspired thinking about Fellini and the vibe of La Dolce Vita and also the famous ad for Angel by Thierry Mugler with Jerry Hall. I wanted to try to replicate that glamourous, screen-siren look. I applied a filter the photos to make them look more antique. I toyed with black and white but I felt the colors of the furs and the print of the dress added to the luxe feeling.
Me: What is one word that would describe a blend of Punk and Goth styles?
Me (rolling my eyes): I meant for fashion not music. Duh!
(In case you cannot read minds there is a long-festering “discussion” in our family about the overuse of the word “emo” in music and what constitutes true “emo”. But I will save the scintillating details for another time.)
Hubs: (blank stare)
Me: I got it! Goth Punk = Gareth Pugh! Even the initials are the same. Coincidence? I think not.
Hubs: ( ….)
So this was a really long intro to a post on my biggest designer-crush: Gareth Pugh.
If I wasn’t afraid I would get arrested and institutionalized I would dress like this every day.
Actually: If I had heaps of money I would dress like this every day and wouldn’t care because I would use the money to hire expensive attorneys to bail me out. Ahhh… So simple: all I need is heaps of money and I could dress in GP every day and my life would be perfect! Who said that??? (Yeah, I call him GP ‘cuz we’re tight like that!)
(all images courtesy of style.com)
AAAAnyway… I hope you enjoyed the awesomeness that is Gareth Pugh. And if you have any heaps of money lying around just send them my way!
Remember when I said that there are a few items missing from making our mud room complete?
One of them is a B&W striped bench pillow. After thinking about making one myself for a few minutes I gave up on the idea and started looking online for some options.
First is a standard plain black pillow from the same vendor where I bought the bench. The catch is that it won’t be available until July but I suppose I can wait…
The picture is from Hayneedle. That’s what the bench looked like before I painted the doors. The pillow will be black because white is not very practical for a mud room.
Second option is custom pillow in the perfect striped fabric – and I can add ties so it stays on the bench (Oliver has a fondness for dragging pillows around and chewing on them). The catch there is that it costs more than the bench did!
Sample of the fabric.
So should I wait and go with the plain, cheaper option or the perfect but more expensive custom one? Decisions, decisions …
In case you’re deaf or blind or dead you must know that the second Sex and the City movie is now playing in theaters.
No, this post is not about the plot, the characters’ age or the Abu Dhabi/Morroco controversy. Based on the articles I’ve read here, here and summarized here it seems these topics have been pretty much exhausted.
I will probably watch the movie when it will become available On Demand as I don’t see the point in paying $15 for a ticket when all I care about are the fashions and the set design. And what a set design it is! Check out the pictures of Carrie’s and Big’s abode (via HGTV Design Happens):
The jewel tones in the living room work very well together. The deep blue of the couch, the pinks in the carpet and the golden painting highlight and complement each other. But it was the coffee table that drew my attention – it’s from Italian brand Poltrona Frau and worth around $4,300 which means it will never grace my living room.
The other thing that drew my attention was the closet with the his and hers theme. That may be something that is not outside of my reach. Our master bedroom is quite big – the previous owners combined 2 smaller bedrooms to make one giant room that runs the entire length of the house. They also incorporated his and hers closets but only into the wall. My plan is to take that idea even further and section off a portion of the bedroom to make a proper walk-in closet. Now all that’s left is informing hubs of the “master” plan (see what I did there?).