If anyone needs me tonight, I'll be at the movie theater with my friends to see The Grand Budapest Hotel. Written and directed by the amazing Wes Anderson, with a little help from artist Hugo Guinness, the "complex caper" film is jam packed with celebrities and the fanciful world we've come to expect from Wes. The original inspiration was the book The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig that recalls his belle epoch travels through Vienna, Paris, Berlin, and London, a world that he lamented no longer existed. No wonder Wes was inspired. His films always seem to yearn for other eras. Make sure you also pick up the WSJ magazine on Saturday to read their great cover story with the fantastic Mr. Anderson. Bon weekend!
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Most 21 year olds don't move into multi-level homes decorated by Nate Berkus, but then again, model Karlie Kloss is not your average 21 year old. Vogue has a few pics of her chic downtown home in the March issue and online but I also found the before photos and the floor plan from the real estate listing. It shows the other rooms that weren't featured and gives you an idea of the layout. Looks like a lovely place to rest between photo shoots.
Delano etagere from Currey & Company.
Living room before
Photos from Vogue by Jason Schmidt
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The word luxury is bandied about so much that it's started to lose its meaning. If there is one house that still typifies the word luxury, it's Hermès. It's also synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. While the Birkin bag may now be ubiquitous, the clothing will always hold down the fort on quiet yet interesting designs. Hermès unveiled their new collection for Fall/Winter 2014 today in Paris and it didn't disappoint. The double faced cashmere coats with the asymmetrical draping and origami collars have an updated feel but still look like pieces you'd have in your closet forever. Although you may have to choose between a car or the crocodile coat since I'm thinking they probably cost about the same.
Photo from Style.com and Hermès Instagram