Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Trendcasting SS 2011: Part 3

Our continued report on the need-to-know trends for spring 2011

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Modern Masterpieces

We adore these must-have limited edition tees from net-a-porter. And might we mention they would make for the perfect oh so trés chic holiday gift. Just a chic thought.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Trendcasting SS 2011: Part 2

They say if you spot something three times, it officially becomes trend status. Here are three more noteworthy trends being spotted on the Spring 2011 runways.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Celeb Sighting

Minka Kelly wore HOL earrings and ring to the 3rd Annual Self Magazine Women Doing Good Awards in NYC. And she looks stunning!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Celeb Sighting

See who's been spotted in House of Lavande this week.

Julia Roberts wearing House of Lavande to the San Sebastian film festival, where she was honored with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award.
 New York Post, Look of the week: Alexis Bledel in House of Lavande
 Jessica Lowndes in House of Lavande at US Weekly's 25 Most Stylish NYers Party

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Trendcasting SS 2011: Part 1

New York Fashion Week has come and gone, London has just about wrapped, and Milan is ramping up. Follow House of Lavande throughout the next 2 weeks as we trendcast the hottest must-know looks being showcased on the Spring/Summer 2011 runways.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Celeb Sighting

This week Alexis Bledel, Olivia Palermo sitting front at NYFW and a glowing Ali Larter, were all spotted wearing House of Lavande

Monday, September 13, 2010

J'Adore Kate

We adore Kate Schelter and are so excited to see her featured by Vanity Fair. She represents the epitome of girl on-the-go always with class and style, quite de rigueur for House of Lavande. To see more of the fabulous Kate check out her website @

who: Kate Schelter. what: Fashion stylist, consultant, and brand builder. where: Photographed at her apartment in Gramercy Park. why: Schelter, whose career path led her from trend reporting, to reporting for Vogue and, to art directing, to styling, to consulting, to brand building, is a regular on the fashion scene. Today she works with brands such as American Express, Zac Posen, and House of Lavande, and she was the founding creative director of Closet Couture. Our guess? You’ll probably spot the always put-together blonde all over street-style blogs during New York Fashion Week. wearing: Her own Yves Saint Laurent trench coat, an Hermés gold bangle, a Tiffany & Co. bracelet, and a silver bracelet from the Musée du Louvre.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Celeb Sighting

Its was a big night in New York at Henri Bendel celebrating Fashion's Night Out.

Tracy Smith, Lindsey Stanford and Corrin Carr of House of Lavande 
pose with Olivia Palermo at Henri Bendel

Olivia Palermo wearing a House of Lavande vintage Trifari bracelet

Alexis Bledel - The Conspirator/Toronto Film Festival Premiere wearing House of Lavande Victorian silver cuff

Friday, September 10, 2010

1 Word Inpsirations

What inspires a designer? Here's a one word glimpse into the heads some of New York's finest fashion guru's, on what inspired them for their Spring 2011 collection. To see more designer inspirations checkout New York Magazine Fashion

Alexander Wang

Alice + Olivia

Chris Benz

Christian Siriano

Douglas Hannant

 Jason Wu


Narciso Rodriguez

Prabal Gurung

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NYFW Spring 2011

And we're off... The official start to Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Spring 2011 Collections kicks off today. Don't fret if your not lucky enough to sit front row at the runway shows being staged this year at Lincoln Center, we have the web these days after all. And lucky enough, this season its all about live webcasts. So if your show invites happened to have gotten lost in the mail, or you just prefer to catch what the latest fashionable trends for spring will be in the comfort of your home wearing pajamas, your in luck. Jot down this list of live-streaming runway shows being offered this week to any and everyone for free., a new player in the world of fashion show live-streaming is offering up a pretty hefty viewing schedule with the likes of Prabal Gurung (Sept 11th at 1pm), Oscar de la Renta (Sept 16th at 5pm) and Narciso Rodriguez (Sept 14th 8pm).
•Industry fave plans to live-stream 3.1 Phillip Lim (Sept 15th at 2pm) and Proenza Schouler (Sept 15th 8pm).
•Known for being the toughest show to get into, be sure not to miss this one... Catch the Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 runway show via (Sept 13th at 8pm).
•And if you happen to be in NY this Saturday, head downtown where Alexander Wang will project his show live (Sept 11th at 5pm) onto buildings at 5 sites in lower Manhattan. We're guessing at least 1 viewing will be in the LES.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mood Board: Lady Luxe

Lady-like looks are making a major impact this fall, and one of the easiest ways to achieve this look is by the accent of a statement pearl piece. Whether you have a pearl adornment that's classic or reworked with edge, you can wear by day or night. We were inspired by the Marc Jacobs fall collection which was full of lady luxe looks perfect for the fall season; soft romantic shades, plush fabrics, simplicity done to perfection, even the models walking down the runway as Somewhere Over The Rainbow played above. Pair up with nude or blush colored heels and the must-have lady-like top handle or shoulder handbag. And of course don't leave home without a pop of leopard. Trés Chic.
Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 Look 40 silk velvet dress with bow detail; Christian Louboutin Big Lips 120 suede pumps, Vogue September 2010, House of Lavande Napier Bow Pearl Necklace, Celine leather and leopard handbag

To help pull together your lady luxe looks for fall contact our House of Lavande Stylist

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Celeb Sighting

Jessica Alba made a style statement last week at LAX when she landed back in the states from Venice. We love her sheer blush top, especially since she accented her look with a House of Lavande vintage Trifari star necklace. She shows us perfectly that a subtle touch of glitz works perfectly for a casual day outfit.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pearls Are A Girl's Best Friend

Move over diamonds, this fall pearls reign supreme. Go classic, go modern, go luxe, go a bit beyond, whichever you choose, the World is your oyster. The pearl, a forever classic has moved beyond the image of perfection, and into the limelight all things chic. Simply strung or reworked and re-imagined, there are so many options to select from. Instantly dress up day or finely polish off evening, the pearl is trend-on for all your must-do fall ensembles. Featured all over the September issues, here's a few pearlific ways to help you get inspired.
Contact our House of Lavande Stylist to help you create this look all your own.

Marie Claire