7 Beautiful Interiors from the 70s

The 70s interiors have been having a strong comeback lately… I think most people picture those interiors to be crazy and lack sophistication…. however many of those interiors were actually very sophisticated and classy!

Here are 7 interiors from the 70s that I hope will inspire you to add a sophisticated yet an eclectic touch to your home xxx

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The Wide Leg Pants are Back!

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Thank God the wide leg pants trend is back (Not that I’ve ever stopped wearing them)… I’m not a person who follows trends for the sake of them being the latest thing!!! … I normally stick to what suits my body shape and style… So I’ve been waiting for this trend to come back for a while! Not so I can start wearing them (like I said I never stopped) but because now I can easily find them everywhere! …Hooray for that!!

To me, there’s nothing chicer than a pair of wide leg pants or better yet a wide leg jumpsuit!! My favorite brands for wide leg jeans are 7 for all Mankind and Zara. For wide leg pants, my favorite are Ellery and Celine. And for the wide leg jumpsuits, my absolute favorite Brand is Rosie Assoulin…Chloe comes a very close second, though!

The wide leg pants are a statement unto themselves. Even the most classic or simple look like the one above looks dramatic and far from boring.

Book of the Week

 

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I think that I have a lot of catching up to do because I haven’t blogged in …. well forever!!! I’ve been meaning to post about this book for almost 2 years now! (oops). And although it’s not new anymore I’m posting about it today because I think that this is the book that started an entire genre of titles aiming to teach us how French women dress, what French women do and don’t do, what food they eat, what food they don’t eat, all claiming to have the answer to “je ne sais quoi”!

 How to Be a Parisian Wherever You Are: is a collaboration between Caroline de Maigret and Parisians girlfriends Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, and Sophie Mas… It’s a fun light-hearted book … for those of you who haven’t read the book yet here are 5 tips from the book just to give you an idea of what’s it about:

1. “Be aware of your qualities and your faults. Cultivate them in private, but don’t obsess.”

2. “Au naturel is the fruit of hard labor, meticulously passed down from generation to generation.”

3. “Like Coco Chanel, do your utmost to avoid dinners with more than six guests around the table.”

4. “Parisian women never try to appear to be something other than what they are. In truth, more than wanting to look young—which is but a fleeting illusion—they want above all to become the best possible version of themselves, outside and in, at any age.”

5.  And finally “Take time to take time, because nobody else will do it for you.”

I know that we are talking about books now but I wanted to show you the new collaboration between Caroline de Maigret and Lancome which I love

It’s called MES INCONTOURNABLES DE PARISIENNE from Lancome

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It consists of the palette above and other products as well.

To me, this palette sums up the book beliefs of what French beauty stands for: simple, timeless, and natural beauty and the appearance of effortless elegance.

PS: watch the ad that Caroline made on Lancome’s website … I loved it and thought that it was so funny!

Black Is The New Black

The nineteenth annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala which was held during the Cannes film festival included a full-scale fashion show (Cannes’ first ever!) on Thursday the 24th and was curated by none other than ex-French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld.

The whole thing was, of course, for a good cause. Roitfeld went for an all black dress theme which was très chic and included beautiful creations from Balenciaga, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and Versace….. They were all auctioned off as a single lot!!!

What can I say….. Black is ALWAYS the new Black!!!

Look Who Got Inspired By Downton Abbey!!!

Ralph Lauren opened his fall 2012 show to the theme music from Downton Abbey and apparently everyone squealed with delight when they heard the music and then saw all the models dressed in fabulous clothes that are inspired from the mini series !!!….Can you blame them?  Well I can’t!!!… My husband and I are huge fans of this delightful British period drama!!!

Here are some Tweets I found from some fashion editors: 

  • “Ralph Lauren is taking us to Downton Abbey for Fall and we couldn’t be happier,” from Harper’s Bazaar
  • “The theme song of Downton Abbey heralded the start of the Ralph Lauren show and my heart swooned,” from Derek Blasberg
  • “A little mortified by how excited I got hearing Downton Abbey theme song at Ralph Lauren,” from Style.com’s Meenal Mistry.

 I love this collection… and I just can’t wait to try some of them on!
I couldn’t resist adding this video to the post!!!… Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith) is my favorite character in the show… she has a witty sense of humor that I love…
LOL Don’t you just love her?!

Golden Globes 2012

I love the Award season…. I love everything about it, the fashion, & the glamour but I especially love seeing my favorite movies, TV series, actors, directors, writers etc win the awards that they deserve!!!

I was so happy that the following shows and people got those awards (those are not all the awards… they are just the ones that  I was “voting” for!!!) :

Best Miniseries: “Downton Abbey”- The best miniseries that I have seen in a long time.
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”- This movie just made my year!
Best Original Song: “Masterpiece,” Madonna from “W.E.”
Best Actress – Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Best Animated Feature: “The Adventures of Tintin”- Only because my kids loved it!
Best Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”- because that’s how I see Paris!
Best Actress TV – Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Best Actor TV – Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Comedy Series: “Modern Family”- Can’t get over this show! LOVE IT!
Best Actor – Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Best Actress – Drama: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Best Picture – Musical or Comedy: “The Artist”
Best Actor – Drama: George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Cecil B. Demille Award: Morgan Freeman – There is only 1 Morgan Freeman!

And now lets talk fashion!… There were so many beautiful gowns in the red carpet as usual but I felt that only 2 were sort of worth mentioning simply because they were so different, yet chic and modern at the same time!!!

I think that Tilda Swinton has never looked better in this lavender tuxedo gown by Heider Ackermann… Love it!

Emma Stone’s Lanvin gown had a romantic feel, but she gave it a tough twist with a large eagle clasp leather belt and Cartier clutch…. She looked so modern and chic.