Monday, August 30, 2010

More HOL On The Red Carpet

Go Baroque this fall with bold bracelets a la Anna Paquin. Its as simple as stacking up a mix of bangles that are various in size and texture. This season think gilded metals and jeweled embellishments. You can pair up these trend-on adornments with jeans and biker boots for a casual chic look, or go all out red carpet glam 2 ways like Anna did during the Emmy ceremony, and then again revamped for post partying.

Get the House of Lavande red carpet look:
1950's unsigned red and gold link bracelet - $398
1930's red channel set bracelet - $548
1920's black buckle bracelet - $1,198
1910's skinny black bracelet - $648

Celeb Sighting

The Emmy's were last night and we spotted a breathtaking baroque red carpet moment with Anna Paquin wearing a gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown and House of Lavande bracelet. We always applaud those that take an award show ensemble risk. To create your own fall trend baroque moment whether on or off a red carpet, follow Elle Magazine's inspiration page.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Celeb Sighting

Jessica Alba promoting Machete at Mandarin Oriental in Miami, looking chic in a House of Lavande necklace.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More Fashion's Night Out

We are so excited for Fashion's Night Out, more exciting details of our event with Henri Bendel are being revealed, this time via Click the link below to get all the most-know scoop for one of fashion's biggest nights.
House of Lavande Fashion's Night Out at Henri Bendel NYC

Monday, August 23, 2010

Henri Bendel, Olvia Palermo and Marchesa Give you the Red Carpet Treatment For Fashion's Night

Check out this post from blogger Hayley Phelan on the upcoming House of Lavande Fashion's Night Out event at Henri Bendel. It's one event you don't want to miss. See you there!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Going Places This Fall

Whether your style du jour this fall will include cozy knits, fur accents or military-influenced details, these fashionable shots should no doubt leave you with some inspired thoughts on what's sure to be chic this season. Titled "Going Places" this fashion story presented by T Magazine, shot by Mark Segal and styled by David Vandewal, tells the story of woman who travels the world and wears her souvenirs on her sleeves. If your planning on going places this fall in a nomad chic look, we recommend 1 or 2 key trend-on statement accessories. As they say ladies, less can certainly mean more fashionable.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Latest Press

House of Lavande is gearing up for fall, check out our press page to see all the fabulous coverage. Here's a sneak peak. And don't forget to follow us on both Twitter and Facebook for all style coverage and new House of Lavande product features.

 Harper's Bazaar - September 2010

 Weddings Unveiled - August 2010

Vanity Fair September 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Designer's Private Retreats

We always get to see fashion designer's creative creations on the runways, in glossy magazines and in stores, but getting a sneak peak at their private retreats, where they go to unwind, relax, throw a party or 2, is quite the treat. Plus added inspiration on some pretty fabulous interior decorating ideas. Enter Assouline's newest CDFA tome, American Fashion Designers at Home available this September. This coffee table book offers an intimate look into the private quarters of more than 100 members of the Council Fashion Designers of America. So this September if you can't make it to New York Fashion Week, pick a copy to get as equally inspired off the runway as you would if you were sitting front row.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fall Runway Playlist

 Dolce & Gabbana Runway Fall 2010 Collection

There's nothing quite like attending a fashion show. The clothes du jour, the models, the lights, the energy, the music. Those few 10 to 15 minutes are always trendsetting and inspire creative editorials and beyond. The minute the lights dim, the music kicks on and the first model walks her walk, visionaries are abound with what will be the next big thing. And that most definitely includes music. In an ode to the musical beat that makes the fashion industry move, we present to you WWD's Top 10 Runway Music Picks from the Fall 2010 Collections. This is one coveted item you won't have to get on a waiting list for.

Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers (Vera Wang)
Psychic City (Voodoo City) by Yacht (Adam)
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, covered by Karmina (Ralph Lauren)
Gold Only Knows by The Beach Boys (Wintle)
You Can Ring My Bell by Anita Ward (Roksanda Ilincic)
Sour Times by Portishead (Gucci)
Your Song by Elton John, covered by Ewan McGregor from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack (Dolce & Gabbana)
I Would Die For You by Prince (Balmain)
They're Not Waving by Vyienne Long (Christian Dior)
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson (Celine)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Last Days of Pastels

As the final days of summer are ticking by and you have fall must-haves on the brain (hello leopard + camel + gray + all things fur embellished), its hard to keep a fresh mind on your current everyday wardrobe. Before you store all your summer sorbet pastels (and yes, don't toss, chose to store as they will be making a strong re-appearance come resort time) here is a refresher to help re-inspire your current look for today.
To transition into fall now, add a belted pale gray cardigan, light leopard print scarf or must-have statement nude pump to any pastel ensemble. Or go with fall's au courant camel and pale gray now, and pair-up with a spring pastel statement accessory.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Is Short The New Long?

 Emma Watson goes short

The latest news in the worlds of style & beauty is all about Emma Watson chopping her locks, and oh-so-short. Yes, the 60s are making an influential statement throughout the fall and resort collections, but the big question will be, are long locks long gone and will short be the new sure thing? You have to admit Miss Watson looks quite current and glam. Will you be channeling your inner pixie this season?

How short will you go?

Iconic Mia Farrow

Michelle Williams

Natalie Portman

Sienna Miller playing Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl

Victoria Beckham

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tonight it's A to Zoe

If your a self-proclaimed stylista then you'd have to be hiding under a rock not to know that tonight the third season of the Rachel Zoe Project begins. Looking much more blonde and rocking out serious threads, we hear a ton of Marc Jacobs, Zoe will undoubtedly be showcasing some pretty chic must-wanted items. Maybe there will even be a House of Lavande nod or 2! To get a small dose of Zoe before the show begins, check out a few of her fall favorites on's Fall 2010 Shopping Guide. And be sure to tune in this evening on Bravo at 10pm for all the fabulousness of Zoe.