Friday, April 30, 2010

Burton Machen at Tomas Maier

Tomas Maier, the creative force behind the Italian luxe label Bottega Veneta, and owner of his own equally chic boutiques, will exhibit works from American photographer and artist Burton Machen beginning May 13 at the Tomas Maier boutique in Miami. Burton Machen's pieces are known for reflecting movement, the passing of time, and the effects of mankind. He wants the viewer to think that anything - detritus, graffiti, discarded paper - can be turned into art, and his work conveys a sense of development that's influenced by various forces to ultimately show the impact of humanity upon the world. A definite must-see!

Burton Machen's art work will be on display in Tomas Maier's Miami location starting May 13 running through summer 2010. His work has been featured in Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar and has showed at The Whitney Museum.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Luxury Collection Destination Guides

Today marks the launch of Assouline's latest in their travel series, The Luxury Collection Destination Guides, perfect for any jet-set girl on the go. This chic travel set features six country specific guides packaged in a unique vintage inspired travel box, and offers a one-of-a-kind passport to the prestigious Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts located in six different worldly destinations – Italy, Greece, Argentina, India, Spain, and the United States. This unique go-to travel set acts as your personal guide, offering an insider view of each locale’s most unique restaurants, boutiques, and cultural sites. We also love that each book features a passage and recipe from a celebrated chef including Mario Batali for Italy, Francis Mallmann for Argentina, José Andrés for Spain, and Charlie Palmer for the US. If only each book also came with a pair a Louboutin's perfect for each destination!! A girl can always dream.
The Luxury Collection Destination Guides will be exclusively offered as a complete set at Assouline Boutiques in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, as well as and other major retail stores for $140

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Celeb Sighting

Jennifer Lopez spotted wearing House of Lavande (3 strand silver link bracelet) again, this time in Madrid for another photo call for 'The Backup Plan'

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Modern Mix With Pearls

With Grace Kelly adorning the current cover of Vanity Fair and fashion heading back to the classics, there's no better time then to work a stylish staple like pearls back into your wardrobe. Revisit these gems with a modern mix by layering up with other stones and baubles and pair up in unexpected ways for a current trend-on look. Whether it be a chunky pearl bracelet stacked with an oversize watch and a few equally chic bracelets, or the must-have statement mix-material pearl necklace worn during the day with simple separates. This classic is very right now! Here are a few examples on how to approach these classic baubles with a modern mix in mind.

Dior jewelry designer Camille Miceli featured in Elle May 2010
Make all black even more chic with the addition of a chunky statement pearl necklace. A great piece that will work well from day to night. A great alternative is to layer up 3 or so pearl necklaces for the same effect.

Harper's Bazaar April 2010
Layer up traditional strands of pearls in unexpected ways for a modern look. Mix with bold pendants and other long stranded necklaces.

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Pearls will be making an equally stylish impact for the fall as seen here backstage at the Rodarte Fall 2010 show.

JCrew May 2010
Work your pearls for day too. Pair up with casual pieces and make a statement beach or pool side look with a fun fashion forward approach.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Celeb Sighting

Jennifer Lopez wearing House of Lavande to the Paris photo call for 'The Backup Plan'

Friday, April 23, 2010

Celeb Sighting

Jessica Alba wearing a House of Lavande necklace at the Tribeca Film Festival 'Climate of Change' discussion and screening. A perfect example of the quintessential statement piece that will dress up any look.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Alice + Olivia Meets MAC

 Stacey Bendet Eisner featured in Elle magazine - April 2010

MAC alice + olivia

Stacey Bendet Eisner, co-owner and founder of the label Alice + Olivia is quite the "it" girl. Having bestowed the past honor of being named to Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List, and currently being featured in this month's issue of Elle magazine showing off her new NY downtown digs, her latest stylish endeavor involves beauty. Stacey has teamed up with MAC cosmetics creating a limited edition summer collection that's full of fun & flirt with edge, the perfect beauty additions to her easy-free fashionista adorned Alice + Olivia collections. The limited beauty collection is being described by MAC as a frump-fighting, pro-pixie, anti-seriousness collection of colour that includes new takes on Dazzleglass Creme, So Rich So Pretty Nail Lacquer and Partylicious Pigments. What's a girl not to love about that?! Unfortunately we'll have to hold out a few more months. MAC alice + olivia on counter in MAC stores starting July 8 through August 2010.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Celeb Sighting

Jennifer Lopez wearing House of Lavande earrings for an Early Show appearance. And a shout out on

Striped sheath from Sachin and Babi for Ankasa and bold accessories – including House of Lavande earrings – backstage at The Early Show

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Meet Taigan

House of Lavande is pleased to announce that we've joined is the only online community where you can shop an ever-growing collection of the finest specialty shops and designers, most online for the first time. Shop one-of-a-kind finds, quality craftsmanship and the premium customer service you'd enjoy in-store. From remarkable estate couture jewelry to apparel and accessories, gourmet food, home décor, antiques, children's and more, shop them all, only on Taigan.

Here are a few featured House of Lavande adornments currently available on Taigan. 
1970's YSL numbered gold cuff bracelet with rope and stud detail. Large green, purple, and blue cabachons and small pearl accents. Signature is written out and numbered. 71/500.

1960's KJL signed earrings with a large faceted aquamarine stone surrounded by diamante accents at the clip and a large floral like aquamarine, amethyst, and diamante drop.

 Unsigned large silver cuff with diamante navettes, round cut stones and pearl accents.

Let the hunt begin on for more fabulous House of Lavande gems and other unique offerings. {}

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Vogue-American Experience

We are loving the American Experience fashion spread being featured in Vogue's May edition. From Gibson Girl to Heiress, Screen Siren and Flapper, these looks styled by Tonne Goodman and shot by David Sims represents the various quintessential styles of the All American woman. The Bohemian girl, full of life and abstract expressionism has to be our favorite, as it features the best ways to layer House of Lavande jewelry and is a new representation that sometimes more is best. So pile on the jewels and make a bold statement as this season it seems to be the fashionable way to go.

The Bohemian Girl featured in Vogue. All jewelry House of Lavande except for gold cuff.

The Flapper Girl, House of Lavande diamante dress clips

Flapper Girl, House of Lavande Pearl Necklaces

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

On The Shorter Side Of Things

This spring hem lines are creeping up to higher lengths for everyday and evening, and the fashionable choices are endless. If your looking for bright prints, fun and flirty, check! Simple and chic in black, check! Mix of textures for a trend-on statement, check! Just be sure to add on impact accessories whether its morning, noon or night. And of course we're quite favorable to all things vintage and jeweled, perfect for any of these looks featured in Allure this month.

Photos by Patrick Demarchelier appearing in Allure April 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tropical Prints

Nothing says spring/summer like bright bold tropical prints. Whether you are planning to island hop this summer or just stay local in the city, keep things cool and chic with these prints du jour. Mix styles and patterns for major impact or keep things subtle with one graphic look from head to toe. This Steven Klein editorial for Vogue Paris has us completely inspired and ready to book the next flight straight to the Hawaiian tropics.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stylesetter - Karen Elson

Model turned musician Karen Elson is making quite the splash with the upcoming release of her debut album The Ghost Who Walks. Known for her striking red hair, walks down the runway, and personal vintage style with edge (she's co-owner of Venus & Mars, a Nashville vintage boutique), Karen seemed only fitting to be our next Stylesetter. Her unique styling choices set her in a league all her own, and she is always inspiring whether she's wearing a headpiece du jour or full length evening gown. Here are a few of our favorite Karen moments. And be sure to check out her new album which is slated to be released this summer. Oh, and did we mention its produced by her husband Jack White!

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Statement Silver

Gold statement pieces have been all the rage for quite some time so right now we are loving a new change with all things SILVER. This metallic has been making its appearance both on and off the runways in fresh new ways. Not just your typical silver adornments, these impactful pieces will help update your ensembles instantly. Here are a few ways to wear some our House of Lavande's must-have silver pieces, and some helpful styling tips on how to coordinate these shiny adornments into your everyday looks.

Rocker Chic - we all love a good skinny jean, and lets be honest, we wear them more then one day out of the week. Here are 2 great ways to add silver into your everyday rocker looks. Stack bold silver bracelets with geometric details. Opt for two different sizes for added impact and interest. Not feeling the bracelets, go with a statement silver link necklace that adds instant oh la la.

Nothing says trés chic more then nautical inspired stripes. This casual dress works great from workday to weekend and is easy to switch up with the addition of key accessories. For an au courant look, pair up with a seasonal statement shoe, skinny grommet belt, the current must-have cat shades, a scarf for additional layering, and top the look off with bold silver drop earrings.

Silver accessories are a great way to update any evening look. When you stick within the same color palette play up additional add-ons and layering. Stack 2 silver bangles on one wrist and add an additional to the other. A pop of silver to the ear with statement earrings draws the eye up, and bold yet sleek accessories for the shoe and handbag helps keep the look polished yet fashion forward.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

We Heart Mrs Lilien

Everyone must check out Mrs. Lilien and her very chic and fabulous Styling House. This new favorite blog of ours features luxe style inspirations that encompass everything from fashion, to interior design and entertaining. Also included are Mrs Lilien's kitchy antidotes for each inspiration packaged together in fun storyboards with pictures and corresponding credits. We especially love Mrs. Sherbet, Bauble Fever and Mrs. Key Lime, where some of our very own HOL pieces are showcased. Merci Mrs. Lilien! Be sure to check out her and her very chic and fabulous styling house!! {Mrs Lilien Styling House}