The Covet List August 2014

This week on the covet list…

I’m just loving this Balenciaga Classic City Bleu Persan handbag.
You can carry it by the hand stitched handles, or use the shoulder strap. Made in Italy with soft, vintage lambskin.
I love this with jeans and a white T…


Giuseppe Zanotti Gold Python Mules

A particularly fabulous wardrobe stylist that I work with told me I should always have a pair of gold sandals, because they are timeless and go with everything. I want these ones!


Maison by La Perla Slip.

Silk satin slip embellished along the neckline with embroidery on tulle backing in the same color silk. Finished with hand-embroidered double “frastaglio” lace. You sleep better in beautiful nightwear…


David Yurman Renaissance Bracelet in sterling silver.

One of my girlfriends has tons of David Yurman. I, on the other hand, have none. But I covet this gorgeous bracelet…


Diptyque Oranger Candle

Lightly spiced citrus notes with a concentration of the whole tree, wood, leaves and fruit. I love my home to smell citrusy.


Gisele Bundchen Balenciaga Campaign With Cropped Hair

The fashion world let out a huge gasp when they saw this image of Gisele Bunchen in her new Balenciaga campaign:

I too had that moment of wondering if she had followed the trend and gone for the mega crop.
Turns out A) she has body doubles who work for her. 
(Are you kidding me?? WHY??? I have worked with so many models in the past 25 years, and none have ever had a body double, let alone two)
And B) a body double had to endure the buzz cut, which was then digitally blended onto images of Gisele in a bald cap.
According to The Telegraph, Gisele had to suffer arriving at the shoot 3 hours earlt to be fitted into said bald cap.
And Pantene’s investment remained safe…

Christmas Shopping Coffee Table Books

Looking for an elegant and fashionable

gift for Christmas?

Check out these fabulous coffee table books,

which make both a sartorial statement in your own 

living room, or a stylish gift where it counts.

No one shoots Dior quite like Demarchelier.

Dior Couture may just be the ultimate tome on the fashion house.

Valentino Themes And Variations is a celebration

of the designer’s 45 year career.

Based in Rome, Valentino was one of only 2 couture houses outside of Paris to be recognized by the French government.

Chanel, The Vocabulary Of Style explores the key elements

that have defined perhaps the most influential fashion house of all time, photographed by the world’s leading photographers.

Balenciaga by Pierre Arizzoli-Clemental was published to mark the inauguration

of the Balenciage museum in Getaria, Spain. Described by Coco Chanel as “the only true couturier among us” Balenciage made his name in the world of haute couture during the 1940s and 1950s. 

This book celebrates some of the most significant pieces from the museum’s permanent collection.

Lanvin by Dean Merceron looks at the oldest surviving couture house,tracing a path from Jeanne Lanvin’s 56 year career through today’s Lanvin with Alber Elbaz at the helm.