Thursday, December 31, 2009

Merci 2009

As the year 2009 closes and the approach of twenty-ten begins, we would like to take the time to thank all those that have supported House of Lavande over the past year. Devoted clients, editors, stylists, celebrities, and of course dear friends and family, we wish you all a safe, happy and prosperous new year. We thought that in this day and age of paparazzi lights and glamorous lives, we’d close out the year by paying tribute to a few of our fave celebs spotted on and off the red carpet wearing HOL. Here’s to another fabulous jeweled year!

Anne Hathaway in New York promoting Bride Wars – always trĂ©s chic on and off the red carpet

Cameron Diaz in a House of Lavande ring – cocktail rings were one of the bigger jewelry trends for the year

Diane Kruger (love her!) in a House of Lavande bracelet

Drew Barrymore promoting Gray Gardens – refined elegance

Emmy Rossum in House of Lavande necklace – perfect example of everyday casual cool

Isla Fisher in House of Lavande – the statement necklace, the fail-proof go-to trend of the year, will continue to make statements well into twenty-ten

Jennifer Hudson at a Pre Grammy’s Party – the statement earring is always a glam must

Jessica Alba wearing House of Lavande earrings – a simple piece of jewelry that will update any look instantly

Kate Hudson in New York promoting Bride Wars – another key trend for ‘09, boho luxe

Leigh Lezark in a House of Lavande necklace – does it get any cooler then The Misshapes?

Rose Byrne in House of Lavande at the 2009 MTV VMA’s

Taylor Momsen in House of Lavande earrings on the set of Gossip Girl. XOXO

Thursday, December 24, 2009

What’s a better way to celebrate the holidays then to commission one of fashion’s most eccentric creative forces to custom create one of the holiday’s most iconic stables. Well that’s exactly what the very classically luxe London hotel Claridge’s did this year when they asked Creative Director of Dior, Mr. John Galliano to interpret his idea of the original Christmas tree. And what they got was an avant-garde dose of what Galliano does best. Inspired by the hotel’s art deco style, the almost completely sparse tree echo’s the Far East with a bit of exotica mixed in. Comprised mostly of ghostly whites with small hints of tinted blue leaves, this tree’s main objet d’art is a snow leopard prowling the branches and a lone bird perched sky high. We here at HOL fully appreciate a twist on an original classic and this tree is certainly inspiring.

So whether your holiday style is classically chic or eccentrically exotic, we here at House of Lavande are wishing you a most wonderful holiday filled with peace, love and happiness.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Noir & Gold

Since the holiday season has officially kicked-off, we’ve put together a few key looks in our current fave color combo, noir & gold, to help take you from day to night, from work to weekend with the simplicity of kick’n back a few glasses of champs in holiday cheer! With the right choices of a few chic statement pieces, you’ll be well on your way straight to ringing in the new year, of course, in style.

Everyday Fun

Us girls at HOL are all about having good fun, especially when it comes to the holidays. These 2 statement pieces are so much fun we’d wear them morning, noon and night. Pair up with a dress or jeans, whichever you prefer, we guarantee you’ll certainly be turning some heads. Booties by Christian Louboutin

Black Earrings, teardrop shape: Unsigned black earrings, 1960s. – $348 {shop these earrings}

Cocktail Hour

This is one of my fave cocktail dresses of the season and I love it even more when paired up with these classic gold & noir earrings. The retro look of these ball drop baubles gives this perfect party ensemble a new level of sophistication ideal for any belle of the ball. Dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim

Black Earrings, gold wrapped: 1970’s Dior earrings – $498 {shop these earrings}

Holiday Travel

Being holiday chic means being on the go and these luxe looking pieces will help take you from planes, trains and automobiles. The studded weekender + mixed cuffs is perfect for the city or country. Weekender by Coach

Black/Gold cuff: 1960’s Laurana Italy metal cuff with gold detailing and black circular center {shop this cuff}

Whiting & David gold toned bracelet with black enamel and gold and pearl floral accents – $650 {shop this cuff}

Last Minute Shopping

If your anything like us you’ve waited until the very last minute to do your holiday gifting as well. We are all about casual cool for everyday, especially when its a snap going from day to night. This iconic handbag paired up with the bold noir and gold statement necklace work for both day and night. By day opt for a tee, blazer, jean and boot, by night swap out the casual day cool for a sleek sexy dress, clutch and sky high heels. This necklace works great both ways. Handbag by JCrew

Navy/Gold Necklace: 1960’s Monet architectural necklace – $698 {shop this necklace}