Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Eclipse, the much anticipated next installment of The Twilight Saga officially opens today, so we thought it most apropos to post Elizabeth Reaser looking stunning in a House of Lavande necklace currently being featured in Vanity Fair's article The Women of Twilight: Eclipse. Vampires and jewels, whats not to love about that!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Celeb Sighting

We love this Sunday polo look by Alexis Bledel spotted at the very chic 2010 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic held at Governors Island, NY this past weekend. Oh, and did we mention she's wearing House of Lavande jewels? We love it even more!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Vita Italia

Tommy Ton is currently one of the best streetstyle lensmen of today, and we can't help but to get inspired by his candid takes of the chic fashionable set as they descend upon Milan for the men's spring 2011 collections. Clearly jeweled adornments are very trés chic, here are a few fresh new ways on how to wear the look and some cool statement pieces making an impact on the Italian streets.

To see more of Tommy Ton's Milan streetside inspirations, visit his current gallery on and blog Jak & Jil.

Friday, June 25, 2010

A Taste of Summer

With so many sporting events taking place right now, hello World Cup, and the 4th of July rapidly approaching, your sure to be doing your fair share of entertaining. And what better way to show off your chic culinary expertise then with a few new summer delights courtesy of couture's elite featured in The American Fashion Cookbook. Over 100 of fashion's finest reveal their secret recipes in this award-winning cookbook. Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan and Francisco Costa are just a few of the designers who share their favorite culinary memories, original illustrations and prove their skill in the kitchen with dishes brimming with flavor and style. Being in Palm Beach, we're quite partial to Lilly Pulitzer's Key Lime Mojitos, a definite must-try!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Luxe Lips

With temps already hitting well into the 90s early this summer, how could one make it any hotter? By wearing a luxe lip courtesy of Tom Ford that is! The master at sex appeal has recently forayed into the world of beauty by launching a private blend lip color collection that will certainly turn heads. This new collection presents Tom Ford's personal color palette of twelve classic lip colors ranging from bare nude to fire red and deep brown, and includes exotic ingredients like soja seed extract and Brazilian murumuru butter. And these luxe lip colors happen to be packaged up in gold-accented ivory cases that could possibly be as sexy as the lipsticks themselves. Classic Tom Ford, need we say more!

Celeb Sighting

Ashley, Cameron, Jennifer... just a few of the hottest celebrities wearing House of Lavande this past week. And a big thanks to and for the amazing press!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson are one stylish duo. Whether their walking the red carpet, sitting front row at a Chanel fashion show, or just strolling through the airport, they never seem to miss a fashionable beat. Kruger, a former model and new face of the Calvin Klein perfume Beauty, has become one to watch for her effortlessly chic ensemble choices on and off the red crapet. And Jackson, a perfect compliment to her fashionable sense, certainly holds his own by often demonstrating how a man can dress with a classic yet modern sensability. This stylish couple reign supreme on how to jetset in style. Hope your taking notes, both ladies and gentlemen.

Walking through the airport in style

At the Chanel Resort 2011 Show

At a Chanel dinner at Le Cafe

Both wearing Yves Saint Laurent at the Metropolitan Opera's 125th Anniversary

Looking tres chic at New Yorkers for Children's A Fool Fete

Sitting front row at a Tommy Hilfiger fashion show

Dashing and Dapper on the red carpert in Alberta Ferretti and Yves Saint Laurent

Perfect example of how to pair-up pattern

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mr Porter

Calling all you men fashionistas. Or better yet, all you ladies that are hoping to turn your man into a fashionista. The team that brought you your go-to shopping site for all things chic & fabulous, Net-a-Porter, just announced the launch of Mr. Porter, the first global men's wear online retail destination. Launching for the Spring/Summer 2011 season in January 2011, this well curated site will offer an edited product selection of the best in men's style, from global designer labels to niche specialist brands alongside original editorial and style advice. With partners including Burberry, Ralph Lauren, YSL, Lanvin, Margiela, Balmain, Margaret Howell, Rick Owens and MR by the designer Roland Murant, Mr. Porter is sure to offer something for every gentleman. And ladies, this just gives us one more excuse to click to purchase.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Celeb Sighting

Its been a big week of celeb spotting here at HOL!!

Anna Paquin at a True Blood premiere in LA

Ashley Greene wearing a House of Lavande pendant necklace during the first round of press for the upcoming release of Eclipse

Eva Mendes rocking out House of Lavande jewels on the red carpet of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards

Jennifer Lawrence wearing HOL coral earrings to the launch of MarktBeauty in NYC 

And... Jessica Biel looking gorgeous wearring House of Lavande earrings during an appearance at the Late Show with David Letterman

Let us know which celeb is wearing your favorite House of Lavande look

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rodarte Celebrates By Getting Breathless

 There are certain pairings in life that always seem apropos, and iconic French films and timeless chic fashion just might make the top of that list. Take for instance the latest collaboration between the Rodarte sisters, fashion's ultimate sibling darlings, and the 50th anniversary re-release of Jean-Luc Godard's classic French flick A Bout de Souffle (which translates to Breathless). To celebrate this iconic stylish film, Rodarte has created 4 limited-edition tees and 2 limited-edition posters inspired by the film, available exclusively right now at Barneys New York. Whether its for your wardrobe or your interior, you can never wrong with a certain bit of je ne sais quoi.

The 2 limited-edition posters and 1 of the limited-edition tees designed by Rodarte

Iconic images from Breathless - just as stylish today as they were then

Monday, June 7, 2010

Celeb Sighting

Eva Mendes wearing Stella McCartney and House of Lavande to the 2010 MTV Movie Awards

Pick Your Favorite SJP Look

Sarah Jessica Parker has been spotted wearing House of Lavande, which is your favorite look? Send us your pick at

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Slim Summer

Summer is officially here, and what better way to get into the spirit then with a little love from Slim. Forever classic and timeless, Slim Aaron's iconic imagery has been the inspiration to many creative minds in the world of design, and to all those that aspire to an elegant way of life. Late photographer to the world's elite and posh jet-setters, here's a few of our favorite Slim images that will certainly inspire you to book your summer getaway.

 Kaufman House
A poolside party at a desert house, designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar J. Kaufman, in Palm Springs, January 1970

 Eden Roc Pool
Guests by the pool at the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc, Antibes, France, August 1976 

 Keep Your Cool
Carmen Alvarez enjoying a game of backgammon with Frank 'Brandy' Brandstetter in a swimming pool at Acapulco, 1978

 Mara Lane At The Sands
Austrian actress Mara Lane lounging by the pool in a red and white striped bathing costume at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, 1954

 Poolside Gossip
A desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman, 1970

 Sea Drive
 Film producer Kevin McClory takes his wife Bobo Segrist and their family for a drive in an 'Amphicar' across the harbour at Nassau, 1967 

Two bikini-clad holidaymakers enjoy a glass of wine outside the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, 1958 

 Tropical Mustique
Pierre Vincent Marais holidays with friends on the island of Mustique in the Grenadines, 1989

All photography by Slim Aarons
Prints available at