Monthly Archives: September 2011

BlogTour: Old & New at the V&A: Murray Moss

What an incredible whirlwind of a trip BlogTour was. Design 24 hours a day with nonstop visual inspiration. Thanks to Heathrow and the good people at Virgin Atlantic, I have my laptop back and am ready to share some of this amazing experience.…

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Report from the London Design Festival

I’m afraid, dear readers, you will have to wait until my return to read about my fabulous adventures here at the London Design Festival. I unfortunately lost my laptop in transit and have not been able to post or obviously upload any photos.…

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Creative Collaboration: Legos in London

My love for legos is no secret. I have written about them before here and people who know me understand my mild obsession admiration for this incredibly clever and creative product. Did you know that since their introduction in 1949, legos have become the most popular toy in history?…

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Hanging out at Fashion Week – the Mercedes Benz Star Lounge

I’m always amazed by all the towering shoes I see at Fashion Week. Between waiting for shows and standing in line, there’s a fair amount of time on your feet. So it’s terrific to have a place to sit, relax, have a drink and regroup.…

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Fashion Week Spring 2012 – CHADO Ralph Rucci

CHADO Ralph Rucci’s Spring 2012 collection was nothing short of breathtaking. It is in a league of its own.  The gorgeous fabrics and incredible workmanship really qualify it as more of a couture collection in my eyes. And Rucci has a loyal following of women who are willing and able to pay for it – think Deeda Blair, Iris Apfel, Jamie Gregory, Charlotte Moss, Carmen Dell’Orefice and Whoopi Goldberg, all at the show.…

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Fashion Week Spring 2012 – J. Mendel

I’m always interested in the synergy between different design venues, so I was very curious when Gilles Mendel cited Dorothy Draper as his inspiration for his Spring 2012 collection. “I approached my collection much like the way Ms. Draper approached designing a grand space.…

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Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Michael Kors

Although we’re anticipating fall soon, this week in NYC was all about spring. Yesterday I attended some of the Spring 2012 shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. After several seasons now at Lincoln Center, the producers of the event, IMG, really have it down pat.…

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Wednesday Wine

Today we get to tag along with Terry as she had a marvelous dinner with Paul Hobbs, one of the superstars of the wine world.
photo: John McJunkin
I have known Paul Hobbs for as many years as he has been making his wines in California.…

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Brimfield Bounty 2

As a neophyte Brimfield attendee, I must admit the enormity of the event was a tad overwhelming. Luckily, after checking in at the Brimfield Tweet Up VIP tent, Michael Diver, the managing editor of Traditional Home, kindly invited me to tag along with him and Doris Athinios, Senior Art and Antiques Editor to the J&J field, the original, largest and widely considered premier show at Brimfield.…

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Brimfield Bounty

I had heard about the fabulous antiques venue at Brimfield for years and last week, for the first time, was able to experience it myself. Cynthia Bogart of The Daily Basics and Gretchen Aubuchon of Gretchen Aubuchon Design (below) organized, for the second time, a marvelous event for bloggers and designers at the fair.…

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