Monday, February 28, 2011

Red Carpet: Oscars 2011

Purple, red, and nude shades, emerald jewels, lace, modern silhouettes and classic beauties were some of the top statement makers that ruled the Oscar red carpet.

Scarlet Fever: Red ruled the night on the red carpet
Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang; Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein Collection; Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino Haute Couture; Penelope Cruz in L'Wren Scott

Column Gowns: This modern silhouette makes a striking return to evening glamour
Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott; Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana; Michelle Williams in Chanel Haute Couture

New Nudes: Pale neutrals with pops of metallic embellishments stays a forever Hollywood classic
 Halle Berry in Marchesa; Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa; Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier

 Silver Stars: Metallic silver sparkled throughout the evening in various styles
Hilary Swank in Gucci Premiere; Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein Collection; Erin Andrews

Couture Queens: These fashion forward ladies stepped right with selections from Haute Couture collections
 Cate Blanchett in GIvenchy Haute Couture

Michelle Williams in Chanel Haute Couture

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Haute Couture

 Nicole Kidman in Dior Haute Couture

Other Top Trends
 Reese Witherspoon in Armani Prive accessorizes her look with the trend-on ponytail and emerald drop earrings

Natalie Portman in Rodarte, showcasing the purple trend in monotone with statement purple shoes and earrings

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oscar Worthy

This Sunday is the big day, friends. The one we have all been waiting for. The Oscars! This year best picture and leading actress buzz is of course Miss Natalie Portman and Black Swan, but who do you think should take the big win? The NY Times has put together a ballot where you can vote, and compare your selections with your friends on Facebook. They are also giving away an iPad to a randomly selected ballot! Cast your vote, and see who out of your friends has the most Oscar-worthy taste in movies!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mood Board: Bold Botanicals

Bold botanical prints and punched up florals are making a return to fashion and decor this spring.

Lady Gaga featured in Vogue March 2011; Kirsten Dunst wearing a Rodarte SS11 look on the red carpet; Christopher Kane and Chanel both show the bold botanical print for spring/summer; Hera Necklace, House of Lavande; Chloe Sevigny also wears Rodarte SS11; tabletop decor from the House of Lavande dinner celebrating Palm Beach's centennial anniversary.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

50 Most

Today Style Caster launched it's latest editorial feature- The 50 Most Stylish New Yorkers. A story that was shot beautifully by Stefani Pappa featuring interviews, behind the scenes video footage and Q&A's. Sprinkled with some House of Lavande favorites, this is a great peek into some of the favorite restaurants, designers, musicians and overall inspiration of some of the people who embody New York style best. Enjoy!

 Luigi Tadini: Paper Magazine

Lori Goldstein: Stylist

Jeff Laub: The Blind Barber

Olivia Palermo: Model, Actress, Designer

Becka Diamond: DJ

Friday, February 18, 2011

Ladies in Lavande

This week HOL was a staple! From subtle to bold at the Grammys, and a classic look for a luncheon, these jewels can be a go-to for anyone wanting to add the little extra something to an ensemble!

Jennifer Lopez in House of Lavande earrings at the UNICEF luncheon in LA

Dianna Agron in House of Lavande earrings and bracelet at the 2011 Grammy Awards

Norah Jones in House of Lavande earrings and bracelet at the 2011 Grammy Awards

Thursday, February 17, 2011

J'Adore Chanel

Please join us this evening for a cocktail preview to introduce the vintage Chanel jewelry trunk show at House of Lavande, 6pm - 8pm, House of Lavande, Palm Beach

Vintage Chanel Jewelry Trunk Show
Thursday, February 17 - Saturday, February 19 (11am-6pm)
House of Lavande, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 332
J'Adore Chanel
Iconic images of Coco Chanel wearing her signature Chanel costume jewelry

Vintage Chanel No. 5 Perfume Ad

Catherine Denveuve wearing Chanel jewelry at the Chanel SS10 collection
photo by Garance Dore

Vintage Chanel jewelry pieces that will be on display and available for purchase at the House of Lavande trunk show

The Latest from Chanel
Behind the stage look at the Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection

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Karl Lagerfeld shoots Vanessa Paradis for her latest album cover Une Nuit a Versailles

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mood Board: Polka Dots

Just when stripes are all the rage, leave it up to Marc Jacobs to shakes things up with the return of the polka dot. Taking cue, here are a few of our favorite recent polka dot moments.

Clockwise from top left: Runway look from Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010; black & white polka dot heel from Giuseppe Zanotti SS 2011; Michelle Williams featured in Vogue Oct 2009; 1980 unsigned gold earrings, House of Lavande; Keira Knightly featured in Vogue May 2006; Marc Jacobs revisits the polka dot throughout his signature Fall 2011 collection; Leighten Meester's character Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl; Keira Knightly featured in British Vogue Jan 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

History Repeating

Just in time for our House of Lavande's Vintage Chanel trunk show this weekend, we are featuring a look into the jewelry designs of Mme. Coco Chanel. One of the first introductions the world had to Chanel jewelry was in 1924. CoCo showed a brooch worn on her trademark baret, and it instantly became part of the Chanel look. Fast Forward to 1934 when Chanel first introduced the combination of wearing multi colored stones, chains, and pearls with everyday sportswear. 
There have been several people who have influenced, and designed for the Chanel jewelry line, one of the most notable of these would be Paul Irbe, who had both a personal and professional relationship with CoCo. His use of large stones, proportion and a highly decorative approach using novelty and variety became cornerstones in the look of Chanel jewelry. 
Another major design partner of the 1930's was Fulco Di Verdura. He introduced the Maltese cross, one of Chanel's most iconic symbols in their jewelry. The use of massive stones and thick enamel in his designs also became popular, and remains so today. 
In 1960 Robert Goossens became the chief designer for Chanel and his designs included the classic rosary style necklaces, long chains, beads and pearls. His designs were massive photogenic pieces made from silver, bronze, molten glass and Swarovski crystals. 
And last but certainly never least, is Gripoix for Chanel. Known for their use of venetian glass beads, and settings formed around the glass, instead of on a base gave the jewelry a beautiful translucent quality. Mme. Gripoix worked with Chanel for many years, all the way into her nineties. Gripoix for Chanel pieces are considered to be some of the most important and collectible pieces of the Chanel jewelry collection.

This weekend if you are in Palm Beach, come by the store for the Vintage Chanel trunk show. Beginning Thursday night and running through Sunday. Call or email us for more details!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Red Hots

Get inspired to get Red Hot this Valentine's Day.

 Emma Stone red hot on the red carpet in Lanvin SS11 at the BAFTA awards

 Versace SS11 featured in "The New Glamour" Harper's Bazaar Feb 2011

 One red hot little lace number from Ederm SS11

 Diana Vreeland in her famed red room

 Red will be hot hot hot for Fall. Fall 2011 runway looks from Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg and Victoria Beckham
Forever red: 1930's unsigned red glass necklace with a large semi circle shaped pendant in the center, House of Lavande
 Classic Chanel red handbag styled up and featured on the new website The Coveteur

 Mr. Red, Valentino strikes a pose with models in his signature red for "The Last Emporer"

January Jones red hot in casual everyday