Monday, January 31, 2011

The List: Runway to Red Carpet - SAG Awards 2011

The List of the Week: Top 5 Runway to Red Carpet looks from The SAG Awards

 Alexander McQueen Resort 2011 - Mila Kunis

 Oscar de la Renta SS 2011 - Lea Michele

 Louis Vuitton Resort 2011 - Claire Danes

 Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2011 - January Jones

 Prada SS 2011 - Hailee Steinfeld

Best Dressed Vintage - Dianna Agron - Chanel Haute Couture

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Friday, January 28, 2011


The internet is buzzing about all of the new and exciting things coming from Park City Utah this past week at the Sundance Film Festival. Two movies in particular that we can't wait for are Martha Marcy May Marlene starring Elizabeth Olsen and Howl, starring James Franco and Mary Louise Parker.

Martha Marcy May Marlene,  directed by Sean Durkin, is the follow up to last year's Cannes award winning short Mary Last Seen. A film that tells a gripping and intense story, as main character Martha has escaped from an abusive cult where she was forced to live as Marcy May. As she tries to transition into upper-middle class America when moving in with her sister, her paranoia grows, and she becomes more and more secluded and ultimately ends up in a complete state of panic from fear she is being hunted by the cult she has escaped. It is being said by critics across the board that this is Elizabeth Olsen's breakout role. She commands the screen and gives a truly stunning performance. This is sure to be a great one.

Howl, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Based in 1957 James Franco stars as a young Alan Ginsberg as his American Masterpiece "Howl" is put on trial. The movie is told from three interwoven threads- the life events that form Alan as an artist, societies reaction to the 1957 obscenity trial, and animation that reflects the poems surreal style. The film touches on topics in Alan's life such as falling in love, his mother's mental illness and finding his voice as an artist, all set to the backdrop of America transforming into the nation it has become, and in some cases is still becoming.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shades of Lavande

Lavender is making it's beautiful appearance on the runways this week in Paris during the Haute Couture collections, and we couldn't be more thrilled. From dusty shades to pretty pastel hues, get inspired with a little brush of Lavande.

 Chanel Haute Couture

  Chanel Haute Couture 

 Chanel Haute Couture 

 Chanel Haute Couture 

 Christian Dior

 Christian Dior

 Elie Saab

 Elie Saab

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wilde in Lavande

Last night Olivia Wilde wore a 1980's Yves Saint Laurent necklace from House of Lavande to a dinner party for Vogue Paris. We are loving every detail of this look!

*YSL gold snakeskin necklace ($2,648)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Beachside Celebrations

Over the weekend House of Lavande had much to celebrate! We rang in the 100 year anniversary of our island town of Palm Beach and toasted to our  amazing founder Tracy Smith's birthday. All while singing, dancing and toasting in true House of Lavande style. has written a fabulous feature on our soiree, and we couldn't be more honored and appreciative of all of the love, support and FUN that was had over the weekend!

Kate Schelter, hostesses Amanda Ross, Dalia Oberlander, Tracy Smith, Olivia Chantecaille, Ann Caruso , Lucy Sykes Rellie.

Lindsey Gathright, Kyle Anderson, Andrew Bevan, Amanda Hearst

Nicole Munder, Melanie Fascitalli, Jordann Weingartner 

Judy and Jane Aldridge, Garance Dore 

Corrin Carr, Tracy Smith, Veronika Borchers, Lindsey Stanford

Douglas Friedman, Michael Sucsy

Claudia Player, Katherine Lande

Zandile Blay, Mickey Boardman

Dalia Oberlander, Luigi Tadini

*All photos courtsey of Billy Farrell Agency

Monday, January 24, 2011

Look Of The Week - Kelly Murray

WHO Kelly Murray, photographer mStyle Photography, Palm Beach

THE LOOK Top by Seneca Moss, jacket by H&M, jeans by Paige, shoes by Michael Kors.
THE JEWELRY Trifari black, red and god necklace ($448); assorted gold bracelets ($348-$448), House of Lavande
STYLE INSPIRATIONS Ever since I started watching Gossip Girl, I can’t stop. I'm obsessed with Blake Lively’s character Serena Van Der Woodsen’s wardrobe. Her sense of style on the show is said to be “inspired by Kate Moss” but I’m not that edgy. I love my skinny jeans, bandage dresses and I can’t live with out my boots!
FAVORITE ADORNMENTS: Oversized watches, chunky bracelets, scarves, layered necklaces, and never I leave the house with out my Ray Bans.
STYLE TIPS Add bold colored accessories to Kelly's classic neutral blouse and white jeans to create a completely different look. Turquoise and coral long layered necklaces would instantly give her look a gypset style perfect for any beachside local.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fresh Face

The latest installment of celebrity faces representing the iconic fashion house that is Badgley Mischka is refreshing, if not a bit unexpected. Rumer Willis, the 22 year old actress and daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore will be the newest Badgley girl. Her style and presence over the last couple of years have taken a turn for the best, coming out of the shadow of her mother and defining a style all her own. She will be representing the brands Mark & James line as well, which consists of handbags, swimwear and footwear. Mark Badgley and James Mischka have said they admire her youthful, yet glamourous style, and we couldn't agree more!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

One To Watch

Actress Andrea Risenborough was spotted wearing House of Lavande to this week's InStyle/Golden Globes party. She's predicted to be Hollywood's next big thing. Aside from her role in 'Never Let Me Go' with Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley, she's also starring as the lead in Madonna's upcoming film W.E., alongside Abbie Cornish. And we happen to love her look. Definitely one to watch. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mood Board: Pink & Green

Palm Beach's signature color combo, pink & green, is undergoing a major makeover. This spring, the pink & green pairing known mostly for its preppy statements, has been reinstated in bold prints, modern silhouettes and even a splash of the cool hues for the face.

Jil Sander rocked the spring runway with bold burst of color shown in sleek & modern silhouettes, Bergdorf Goodman; add a statement necklace to any look for day or night, unsigned silver book chain necklace with large emerald faceted stones in the center, House of Lavande; Louis Vuitton shakes up the color combo in 70s inspired prints perfect for a glam night out; Nars created the perfect beauty color palette for spring that highlights both pink & green; backstage at Fendi's spring 2011 presentation, the models show how bold and modern this classic preppy color combo can look,

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cute as a Button

This past weekend, Eva Mendez wore House of Lavande earrings to the Critic's choice awards. A simple pair of smoke and diamante earrings added the perfect amount of shine to Eva's ultra sexy red carpet look.

Monday, January 17, 2011

List of the Week: Golden Globes Red Carpet Trends

 Angelina Jolie - Atelier Versace

 Anne Hathaway - Armani Prive

Leighton Meester - Burberry

 Catherine Zeta Jones - Monique Lhuillier

 Elizabeth Moss - Donna Karan

 Mila Kunas - Vera Wang

 Claire Danes - Calvin Klein Collection

 Emma Stone - Calvin Klein Collection

 Tilda Swinton - Jil Sander

Fashion Forward
 January Jones - Atelier Versace

 Olivia Wilde - Marchesa + Christian Louboutin

Shades of Pink
 Natalie Portman - Viktor & Rolf
 Lea Michelle - Oscar de la Renta

 Sandra Bullock - Jenny Packham

 Megan Fox - Armani Prive

Scarlett Johansson - Elie Saab

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