Absolutely loved my trip to Tokyo. It was a whirlwind of inspiration at every turn. Aren’t these Japanese silk kimonos just gorgeous? The color combinations are fabulous and the pretty patterns and prints are a visual treat. I can see translating this fashion look into home decor - perhaps lovely pillows, or duvet covers? Oh, and how pretty are those handbags? Loving the pretty red and black one.
Aug 1, 2013 / 2 notes

Absolutely loved my trip to Tokyo. It was a whirlwind of inspiration at every turn. Aren’t these Japanese silk kimonos just gorgeous? The color combinations are fabulous and the pretty patterns and prints are a visual treat. I can see translating this fashion look into home decor - perhaps lovely pillows, or duvet covers? Oh, and how pretty are those handbags? Loving the pretty red and black one.

A private tour of the legendary textile dye factory, Futaba-en was definitely one of several fabulous highlights of my recent trip to Tokyo. The entire textile process is done by hand as it has been done for hundreds of years from: the initial sketch to cutting the paper stencils to drawing and painting the fabric to steaming and finalizing the textile for delivery to the customer. Here’s one piece that is simply extraordinary.
Aug 1, 2013 / 2 notes

A private tour of the legendary textile dye factory, Futaba-en was definitely one of several fabulous highlights of my recent trip to Tokyo. The entire textile process is done by hand as it has been done for hundreds of years from: the initial sketch to cutting the paper stencils to drawing and painting the fabric to steaming and finalizing the textile for delivery to the customer. Here’s one piece that is simply extraordinary.

May 24, 2013 / 3 notes

Moody Copenhagen Afternoon

thekitchendesigner:

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A Copenhagen Square

Evocative and hauntingly beautiful photo by friend Susan Serra of thekitchendesigner:   - C

Definitely my style. Elegant, pretty and comfortable. Love the added touch of subtle glamour with those amazing shoes and fabulous necklace. C

womensweardaily:



On the streets of Dubai.
Photo by Courtesy Photo
May 24, 2013 / 91 notes

Definitely my style. Elegant, pretty and comfortable. Love the added touch of subtle glamour with those amazing shoes and fabulous necklace. C

womensweardaily:

On the streets of Dubai.

Photo by Courtesy Photo

Delighted to share that I will be heading to Tokyo next month to cover the Messe Frankfurt Interior Lifestyle Tokyo design fair. I’ll be staying at the B:Conte hotel (room photo above) - looking forward to my stay at this new chic and sophisticated hotel.
May 23, 2013

Delighted to share that I will be heading to Tokyo next month to cover the Messe Frankfurt Interior Lifestyle Tokyo design fair. I’ll be staying at the B:Conte hotel (room photo above) - looking forward to my stay at this new chic and sophisticated hotel.

condenasttraveler:

Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places | Lake Reschen, Graun, Italy | Beginning in 1940, Italian electric company Montecatini built a dam to unify the area’s two lakes—Reschensee and Mittersee. As a byproduct of the dam, local villages were entirely submerged. In Graun, this 14th-century church bell tower is the only reminder that the village ever existed.
May 23, 2013 / 559 notes

condenasttraveler:

Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places | Lake Reschen, Graun, Italy | Beginning in 1940, Italian electric company Montecatini built a dam to unify the area’s two lakes—Reschensee and Mittersee. As a byproduct of the dam, local villages were entirely submerged. In Graun, this 14th-century church bell tower is the only reminder that the village ever existed.

Love this look.

womensweardaily:


On the streets of Milan.
May 23, 2013 / 55 notes
Love this color palette from soft whispery pinks to sophisticated powerful pinks - perfect color balance: not too froufrou and not too sugary, just glamorously feminine and sexy.
glamour:

Feeling pretty in pink? So is Oscar de la Renta!
May 23, 2013 / 535 notes

Love this color palette from soft whispery pinks to sophisticated powerful pinks - perfect color balance: not too froufrou and not too sugary, just glamorously feminine and sexy.

glamour:

Feeling pretty in pink? So is Oscar de la Renta!

Captivating Murano Glass Jewelry Designed by the Sent Sisters, Susanna and Marina. Article by Venetophile, JoAnn Locktov on her recent visit to Venice.
May 23, 2013 / 1 note

Captivating Murano Glass Jewelry Designed by the Sent Sisters, Susanna and Marina. Article by Venetophile, JoAnn Locktov on her recent visit to Venice.

Pastel Imbued Colors of New Orlean’s French Quarter
May 23, 2013 / 2 notes

Pastel Imbued Colors of New Orlean’s French Quarter