Cake and ice cream, anyone? My choices from Chanel's 2013 Resort Runway Collection would be right at home at a birthday party on the lawn. The ice cream pastels at left are all froth and frappé. Karl Lagerfeld told Style.com he wanted something floating and frivolous. "Frivolity is a healthy attitude," he said. "I know people who were saved by frivolity." May as well have been marshmallows: There is lots of pouf and puff in these selections. Each one features a touch of hand-detailing produces bubbly gathers or pompoms. What else would you wear to a birthday party on the lawns of Versailles? That's where Chanel showed off Resort 2013. These frocks echo the 17th and 18th centuries -- the glory days of the palace. As certain as the sundial of the Roi Soleil, you know there's always classic Coco Chanel construction in Karl Lagerfeld's collections. These three are my favorites this time. After the Kaiser's tartans, that is. à bientôt...Tatie Posted using BlogPress from my iPad
Peep down this open hallway and into a renovated Soho loft, where modern hosts just a bit of traditional, courtesy of Remodelista Daily. Minimal and neutral, this is a fine, clean look and feel. Plus, there is something so comfortable about a hallway where one can sit and relax. Love the living room like I do: for its comforting neutrals and just a tiny touch of shell pink on the mantle and in the upholstery of the chair. The pink warms the room just enough. The array on the mantle includes a pair of handmade baby booties, left. Don't pass up the dressing area, where these stately but welcoming white-washed mirrors and table live. The linen cabinet, from les puces de Paris, is awe-inspiring, and don't miss the tiny little bit of robin's egg blue peeking out. You'll also find it in the drapery, reflected by the mirrors, above.
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