October 18, 2007

My Home 01

Nina Griscom

Nina with her two favorite tykes.

A collection of master drawings hangs on either side of the living room fireplace. Nearby, 18th century marble columns were a gift from Bill Blass. The mid 19th century torso standing on the tobacco leaf table by Garrison Rousseau, was a present from Leo (Nina's husband). In the corner, a French empire column lamp was purchased from Belgian dealer, Axel Veervoodt.

In the dining room a set of Anglo Indian chairs and a table from The Robert Lighton British Khaki Collection are set for an evening book party. Atop the table a group of ivory and ebony candlestick holders, a present from Bill Blass, serve as a centerpiece.

Nina’s dressing room, covered in a Rose Tarlow paisley paper, contains Nina’s large collection of Bill Blass dresses.

A pair of Italian sconces from the late 1800s, purchased at Christies, hang on either side of the master bed. The French bedside tables are antiques

The master bedroom. The wallpaper, curtains, bed, and slipper chairs are covered in Rose Tarlow fabric.

A view of the library. A bench covered in leopard print in front of the fireplace and a French Empire chair with an ornate ormolu back were both purchased from Reymer –Jourdon Antiques.

The terrace.

Pictures and comments: NYSD

October 14, 2007

Live the Fall

Sequins - Knits - Gray - Exotic


Calvin Klein
Narciso Rodriguez
Chanel Jewelery
Chanel Jewelery
White J12 Chanel Watch



Coach tote Bag

Gucci Clutch Bag

For this fall , rescue your turtleneck, it could be pure, treated wool, or 100% cashmere. Calvin Klein did it right, so did Narciso who went much further with knit and made pants and coats out of it, if you want "the classy classic" then just run into Hermes en get a black cashmere sweater or just get a black cashmere one!

Gray as we said before is the "it" thing.

The jewels:

Pearls, white, gold, and silver.. Yes gold is back! And yes silver stays! White's on the top, so you can still get the J12 Chanel's famous watch, the one everybody has... but now there is "the new white J12": white gold, black ceramics diamonds all over it! just 5 of them, beautiful to watch, now lets see who can get it! By now keep on trying the pearls, and more or less in Mademoiselle Chanel's words: if you own the fake ones, just pretend you have the real ones, and if you have the real ones wear them as you would the fake ones.

In Bags:

Clutch bags (Gucci has great ones or Fendi), for all day long! start practicing by carrying an envelope all day... but if you get tired of it, just put it into another one: a tote bag (Coach or Vuitton). That would be a sublime moment you pulling out a clutch bag out of a tote bag. Go for the metallic the shiny... any color. Or get a gold back, gold leather or gold buckets, if it sparkles then you made it! Still the alligator, piton , ostrich, and fish leather.. Yes! FISH LEATHER! It is a good alternative to the exotic leather wave, and now you will refer to your hand bag as "my salmon", not just because of the color! Para este otoño, rescate su cuello tortuga, si es de lana pura o tratada nos tiene sin cuidado, si es 100% cashmere mejor! Muchos diseñadores lo tienen como pieza principal, Calvin Klein, Narciso Rodríguez o Hermes que tiene sin duda alguna los mejores sweaters. Las Joyas: las perlas, el blanco, el oro y la plata, si el oro esta de vuelta! Y la plata se queda! El blanco es la tendencia, así que aun puede comprarse el famoso reloj de Chanel el J12, el que todos quieren, y que tantos tienen, pero el nuevo "Blanco J12" ese si lo tendrán pocos, en oro blanco, diamantes que lo cubren casi en su totalidad y cerámica negra, la gran innovación tecnológica de Chanel, solo se hicieron 5, por ahora consiga unos cuantos broches para que se los prenda a su chaqueta favorita, y siga con las perlas, pero en palabras de la gran Coco recuerde usar las falsas como si fueran reales y las reales como si fueran falsas. En carteras:

Las clutch o sobre, esas que tiene que cargar en la mano, Gucci tiene unas buenísimas o Fendi, uselas para todo el día y no solo para la noche, eso si, si se cansa de cargarla pues pongala dentro de otra: una tote, la cartera todera por excelencia no tendrá momento mas sublime que un almuerzo en el que saque una clutch de una tote! Y si son metálicas o doradas pues esta en la jugada, aplíquelo, consígase la que quiera lo indispensable es que brille!

Continua el cocodrilo, las pieles de serpiente, de avestruz, y LA PIEL DE PESCADO! Si de pescado! Esa es la nueva alternativa dentro de los cueros exóticos, de ahora en adelante lo único salmón no será el color de su cartera! Based on the Candy Pratts Price, Executive Fashion director of Style.com "Candy gets animated"

October 03, 2007

Paris Arrived

Paris Fashion Week
Sábado /Saturday Sep 29 Impasse de la défence Fatima Lopes Sirivanna Vari Domingo / Sunday Sep 30 Balmain Rick Owens Lunes / Monday Oct 1 Vivienne Westwood Christian Dior Undercover Maison Martin Margiela Yohji Yamamoto Martes / Tuesday Oct 2 Balenciaga Junya Watanabe Marithé & Francois Girbaud Viktor & Rolf Issey Miyake Ann Demeulemeester Jean Paul Gaultier Miércoles / Wednesday Oct 3 Karl Lagerfeld Valentino Costume National Dries Van Noten Christian Lacroix Givenchy Hussein Chalayan Jueves / Thursday Oct 4 Stella Mc Cartney Anne Valérie Hash Giambattista Valli Celine Yves Saint Laurent Viernes / Friday Oct 5 Chanel Jean Charles de Castelbajac Sonia Rykiel Alexander Mc Queen Sábado / Saturday Oct 6 Kenzo Elie Saab Paul & Joe Chloé Hermès John Galliano Domingo /Sunday Oct 7 Nina Ricci Miu Miu Lanvin Louis Vuitton