February 2011

DVF Home-So Haute

Diane von Furstenberg has just launched a new collection of bedding and tabletop designs for the home and last week I made a special trip to Bloomingdale’s to join her as she unveiled the line to the press. I always love to see the synergy between fashion and home come to life and since Diane is truly one of my personal style icons, I was beyond excited to see what she had in store. To me Diane represents the epitome of a beautiful confident woman. She is glamorous, feminine, forever chic and her new Diane von Furstenberg Home collection is …

Bill Cunningham New York

Today marks the start of New York Fashion Week for the Fall 2011 season and I can’t think of a name more synonymous with fashion in this vibrant city than The New York Times’ Bill Cunningham. Before the term “street style” was even invented and before names like The Sartorialist and Garance Dore ever surfaced, Bill Cunningham was trolling the streets of New York on his Schwinn documenting the latest trends and the enviable style of high society and fashion industry fixtures for his popular column in The New York Times Styles section. Next month, a documentary that chronicles …

So Haute - NYIGF - Jonathan Adler

Pink Flame bedding from Jonathan Adler.

The twice yearly New York International Gift Fair is often a launching platform for many new home decor brands while for more established brands, it’s an opportunity to showcase their latest and greatest wares. My eyes were certainly peeled for all things new and cool at the this season’s Gift Fair and here’s my roundup of the new product introductions that I thought were exceptional:


A perennial favorite, Jonathan Adler’s collections never disappoint. Among his wide array of products on display, I was particularly drawn to his new bedding introductions. A favorite …

Rachel Bilson-Edie Rose-Dinnerware

Daily Candy recently alerted me to the fact that actress Rachel Bilson of the OC fame has a newly launched line of tabletop wares for Macy’s called Edie Rose. The line features dinnerware and serving pieces with girly floral, peacock and butterfly motifs in soft blue hues with a slightly granny chic vibe. I’m not sure how I feel about this one so I’m going to open up the floor to you, my dear readers. What do you think of the line? Haute or not?…