Random Interior Inspirations

Almost more than anything else... I have been incredibly inspired by interiors lately. Here are a few homemade collages of clips I've saved over the last few months. What inspires you? My aesthetic taste tends to lean towards feminine yet rustic and modern.. all at the same time if that makes any sense.


Esteban Cortazar

The new collection from Esteban Cortazar is the perfect blend of masculine and feminine. A style I can completely identify with. The The neutral/basic palette of colors also solidifies many of these pieces as timeless wardrobe staples, The lookbook styling here is perfectly edited.

check out the full collection here


Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2011

I'm in love with Donna Karan's Pre-Fall collection for this season. the mix of rustic/earthy colors and textures are EXACTLY what i've been into lately... leather, fur, soft knits...so perfect
-i am DYING for this coat-


Launch Party

This past Friday night was the official LAUNCH party for LULUGRACE VINTAGE (held at Union Hall in Brooklyn). Here are some photos from the evening. The first 20 guests received a free piece of jewelry from the lulugrace (version1.0) collection...Remember that all items are still up for sale at our STORE until Friday!
thanks to jon ho for all the photos!



Recently saw this photo of Dree Hemingway from Vogue Italia and was immediately reminded of a photo of the infamous Isabella Blow (images of her are currently swimming in my head from all the recent publications controversy)... After comparing these images, I immediately recalled my fashion history and thought of Elsa Schiapiarelli's prolific work using the lobster as her muse. She has such an intriguing body of work, I may have to dedicate a post just to her in the near future.
                 -Hemingway in Vogue Italia-                                                         -the iconic Isabella Blow-
-this speaks for itself-

Schiapiarelli was a significant contributor and collaborator to the Surrealist movement and worked with Salvador Dali (who also used lobsters in his lobster telephone).
-Lobster Telephone, Salvador Dali, 1936-
-Lobster Telephone (aka Aphrodisiac Phone), Salvador Dali, 1936-
-Lobster Dress, Elsa Schiapiarelli, 1937-
-Lobster Dress, unknown designer-
-Tear Dress, Salvador Dali and Elsa Schiapiarelli, 1938-
-Skeleton Dress, Elsa Schiapiarelli, 1938-
-Gala (wife of Salvador Dali) in a Schiapiarelli hat-
-the women herself, Schiapiarelli, in her Paris Salon-



So.... after a weekend of shooting, trekking up to Connecticut and some amazing work by my friend and photographer, Jenai...the lookbook is COMPLETE, UP and Running... Check out the Lulugrace Vintage website HERE to view the full book. Here are some of my favorites.
-Floral Drapey Cardigan available @ lulugracevintage.com-
-Tribal Tunic available @ lulugracevintage.com-
-Plaid Button Up Dress available @ lulugracevintage.com-
-Black Cocktail Dress available @ lulugracevintage.com-
-Rabbit Fur Coat available @ lulugracevintage.com-
-UNGARO shirt and Gray Wool Pencil Skirt available at lulugracevintage.com-
-Blue Silk Boyfriend Shirt available at lulugracevintage.com-
-Long Sleeve Silk Dress available at lulugracevintage.com-
-Black Cocktail Dress available at lulugracevintage.com-
-Left: OSCAR DE LA RENTA silk short sleeve shirt, Right: White Boyfriend Button Up Shirt available at lulugracevintage.com-

The online shop opens next Friday!! November 19th! Choose your favorite looks now and get ready to SHOP!!