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Hey Sophisticates, Cristina from Fuji Files here! With our three day weekend quickly approaching my mind is on quick weekend getaways! So who better to to feature this week than the jet-set designer himself, Michael Kors!
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The Michael Kors Spring 2011 collection is everything I would like to wear for a summer vacation! Easy tank dresses, flowing maxi skirts, perfect T-shirts and simple sandals. Such a realistically wearable collection that we can all take a few tips from this long weekend!
May 21, 2012
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Citizens of Humanity floral shorts. Steven by Steve Madden beaded gladiators. Chloe bikini. Dolce Vita white flat sandals. TopShop peplum dress. Rebecca Minkoff flats. Top Shop orange maxi dress. Elizabeth and James flats. Karen Walker sunglasses. J.Crew straw hat
May 17, 2012
Hello Sophisticates! It's Marche' from #eyecandy, here with another Look for Less column! A few months ago I purchased a low cost coffee table as sort of a stand-in until I found one I really loved for my living room. My temporary coffee table is dark and large and has me craving a smaller, lighter version. I've always loved brass tables like the one pictured in this room in the Beaux Arts Mansion in St. Louis. I'm thinking it will be the perfect replacement for me and maybe a great addition for you.
You can find a similar table in various finishes. From stainless steel to gold leaf, there are plenty of options. I love this table from Layla Grace (pictured below). This iron table is gorgeous with its antique gold finish and cocktail height. The height is more versatile than a coffee table because it complements several different kinds of seating, from sofas to taller chairs. The narrow width of the table also allows you to use it in even the smallest of spaces!
If you love the metallic finish of brass but want a more contemporary color, you could scoop up ZGallerie's Cosmopolitan Coffee Table. This is the perfect option for the girl who loves a more modern look. You also don't have to go the traditional route. Two accent tables placed side by side will also do the trick. Crate & Barrel's Jules Accent Tables would make a perfect pair. You'll save over $100 by purchasing the set! If you get tired of using them in front of your seating, move around and use them as end tables! I love versatile furniture.
Any one of these options will be a chic option for your living room or sitting area!
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Hi Sophisticates! Viv here with the fourth installment of Decor Inspiration. I've always believed that the kitchen is the center of a home. Do you agree?
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Viv shares her thoughts on fashion, style, design and food on her beautiful blog, Fashion Truffles. And, remember to look for her Decor Inspiration column here on Young Sophisticates.
May 4, 2012
The desk pictured is the famous Parsons Desk from West Elm. I have always adored this desk and it would certainly be an excellent investment for $349. I recently discovered the Josephine Desk from World Market. It has the modern white lacquer finish but is more affordable and has more detail than the Parsons Desk!
Ghost chairs have become very popular for not only offices, but dining rooms and living rooms as well. I love lucite, and ghost chairs are so light and airy! Amazon offers Lexington Modern's Louis Ghost Chair (pictured above) for $149. However, Amazon's lucite chair offerings don't end there! You can purchase Sustainable Furniture Company's The Original Crystal Chiavari Chair for under $100! Chiavari chairs always add glamour to any space. The lucite material is a nice touch to such a classic chair!
With your lacquered white desk and ghost chair, you'll have the perfect start to a modern and chic office!
May 3, 2012
Olivier Green: It was a very intense experience. I had just arrived in New York and suddenly I was put into this isolated environment where we work 16-20 hours a day for months. Of course, during the process, I learned tremendously about my potential and also from other designers. It's definitely a very special experience that I probably won't encounter in the future. Surprisingly I'm still in good relationships with many of the designers. I talk to Viktor regularly as he's in New York. I'm also in touch with Anthony, Laura, Bert... etc.
In five words or less, how would you describe your design aesthetic?
OG: Modern, Forward, Protective, Subtle and Empowering.
What was your inspiration for the fall 2012 collection?
OG: I was inspired by a futuristic fantasy. I thought how women would dress in their daily reaction with the modern lifestyle and our relation with the busy lifestyle and the tough environment.
Did you have a particular color palette in mind for the fall collection? What colors did you decide to work with?
OG: Yes, my color palette was a very cool shades of the night sky. Different tones of violets, indigo and metallic grays and blacks.
What kind of woman do you want to see wearing your clothes?
OG: When I start my design process I always imagine an intelligent and confident girl who works in a big city. She is perhaps in the creative industry, leading a busy lifestyle and enjoys being around people.
May 2, 2012
While you may not be attending the actual Kentucky Derby, it's likely you're attending some sort of Derby themed party, where getting dressed to the nines and sipping on cocktails all day is a "must." Who doesn't love that? And let's be honest, who doesn't love a gent in a three piece
suit?! That's reason enough to dress to impress :) With all the bright colors and bold prints out right now, you're sure to find something fabulous to wear. But, if you're struggling for
inspiration, here are a few Derby themed pieces to help you out! Enjoy!
1) Topshop Dress 2) Pour La Victoire Wedge Pumps 3) Alice + Olivia Floral Dress 4) Zara heeled sandal 5) H&M Straw Hat 6) Max and Chloe Pearls 7) Loeffler Randall Pumps
May 1, 2012
Designer Katy Briscoe (pictured at right) on her home collection: “I like to see a room of clean, modern architectural furniture with accent pieces in their pure, unstructured, and wild form. It brings a bit of the great outdoors inside to live with us."
Want to see more or buy the lamp pictured above?