Monday, April 30, 2012

House of Lavande Playlist: Sunfest

The summer music scene is still in full swing here in Palm Beach, with Sunfest arriving this week! Florida's largest waterfront music and art festival is attended by over 270,000 people each year and this year they are celebrating 30 years! This year's line up is full of summer listening, with artists of the past and present alike, filling the week with great tunes, and great vibes.  Make sure to get tickets if you haven't already, and we will see you there! In the meantime, here is a playlist of a few of the artists who are performing.

Counting Crows "Mr. Jones"
Creed "With Arms Wide Open"
The Fray "You Found Me"
Pit Bull "Shake Señora"
Snoop Dogg "Beautiful"
Wiz Khalifa "Black and Yellow" 
Passion Pit "Moth's Wings"
Paul Rodgers "Wishing Well"
Foreigner "I want to Know What Love Is"
Third Eye Blind "Semi Charmed Life"
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones "The Impression That I Get"
Joan Jett & The Black Hearts "Crimson and Clover"
Michael Franti & Spearhead "Say Hay"
Herbie Hancock "Watermelon Man"
Matisyahu "King Without a Crown"
Soja "Everything Changes"

Pinterest Board of the Week

This week's details:

With the upcoming Sunfest music fest here in Palm Beach, this week we are celebrating music festivals so our theme is Iconic Musicians & Bands.
Your inspiration photos can be any photo of your favorite music artist or band.
You can post a photo of them in concert, backstage, from a magazine.... whatever your heart desires!

When you find that special photo(s) you want to add to our Board of the Week, 
email your images to:
Please make sure to include your name and the source of the photo. We won't be able to pin your photo unless you include an image source, so please be sure to include that info.

You have until Friday morning to send us your photos.
Check back in with us on Friday afternoon on Pinterest to see if you're pin made the cut! 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Spotted: House of Lavande

It's been another great week for House of Lavande jewel spotting! Red carpets, beach beauties, and and Betty White all looking fabulous in vintage jewels! 

Amy Poehler wearing House of Lavande bracelet to the Time 100 Gala

Malin Ackerman wearing House of Lavande bracelets while promoting The Giant Mechanical man during the Tribeca Film Festival look of the day, Malin Ackerman
Vanity Fair may 2012

Allure, May 2012

CBS Watch! May 2012

Board of the Week: Black & White

We have had so much fun looking at all the black and white themed photos that you have sent us over the past week for our Board of the Week! 

We have chosen our favorites and have been putting them up on our Pinterest board so make sure you check to see if your photos made the cut! Don't forget, we'll announce the next Board of the Week theme on Monday!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

This Sunday the Flagler Museum is hosting a very exciting event that has us wishing we were between the ages of five to ten! The Mad Hatter's Tea Party will be a fun and interactive afternoon for kids, where they can dress up in their Alice in Wonderland's finest and enjoy activities like creating festive bonnets and top hats, have a fun lesson in table etiquette, and snack on tasty treats and tea! 

The Whitehall steering committee who is hosting the event is reaching out to the younger generation of art, architecture, culture, and history enthusiasts of Palm Beach to preserve Whitehall, a Palm Beach fixture since Henry Flagler had it built for his wife in 1902. 

One Whitehall Way
Palm Beach, Florida 33480

Sunday, April 29th

$25 per child. Click here to purchase tickets

A Flare For Peplums

The new must-have trend is turning out to be this season's big silhouette story: the peplum! With fashion's gaze firmly resting on the waist this season, there's no better way to dress your midriff than with a peplum. Chic peplums add a new dimension to any wardrobe and as seen at shows from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Jason Wu, Vera Wang and Thakoon, it comes in all shapes and sizes.

This adorable peplum top paired with shorts is a great look for daytime and nighttime.

We are loving this gorgeous feather embellished peplum dress! 

This look at Paris Fashion Week is a great combination of color and we are loving the oversized peplum detail!

The ruffled detail on this skirt adds a different but fabulous spin on the traditional peplum style!

And we couldn't leave out a classic peplum shirt! Paired with a great pencil skirt and pumps for a gorgeous look.

{Photo Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vintage Couture: Kenneth Jay Lane

One of our favorite things about vintage jewels is how pieces of yesterday can easily integrate into the styles of today. One of the most recognized names in the costume jewelry world is the one and only Kenneth Jay Lane. He has been designing masterpieces since the 1960's for some of the most influential people of our time. Jackie O, Elizabeth Taylor, the Duchess of Windsor, and Audrey Hepburn just to name a few. We have collected some of our favorite KJL moments from the past to the present, showing just how timeless a great piece of vintage jewelry can truly be.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis wearing her famous three strand Kenneth Jay Lane pearl necklace

Michelle Obama wearing House of Lavande Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane drop earrings

Diana Vreeland wearing Kennth Jay Lane jewelry 

Audrey Hepburn wearing a Kenneth Jay Lane necklace

Lady Gaga wearing House of Lavande Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane earrings

The Duchess of Windsor wearing Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Take it to the Max

We couldn't be more excited about the "The Maxi". The maxi, whether it be a dress or skirt, has been a constant trend for several seasons now and it shows no signs of slowing down. It is perfect for all seasons, lighter fabrics great for spring and summer while thicker fabrics keep you warm in the fall and winter. Not only are they easy and comfortable, there are several fabulous ways to style them. Paired with a classic t-shirt and some great jewels, the contrast is style perfection. Or if you are feeling a little more glamorous, throw on your heels and a great top or jacket.
Here are some of our favorite maxi looks from around the world:


{Photo Sources: 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pinterest Board of the Week

Like the rest of the world, we are obsessed with Pinterest! This social media site is a great way to find inspiration for practically anything. And what better way to mix Pinterest with our followers than to have a board where you can share your inspirations and leave your mark!
Introducing our House of Lavande Board of the Week, a weekly mood board put together by you.
Each week we'll announce a new theme to our Board of the Week, you send us your most inspirational  photos that fit the theme, and at the end of each week we'll be pinning our favorites. 

The details:
At the beginning of the week we'll announce the board theme. 
This week we're kicking it off in style with Black + White
Your inspiration photos can be anything from a black and white image to an interior design concept or your favorite must-have black + white products. 
You can post a photo of fashion, home décor, food, art... whatever your heart desires!

When you find that special photo(s) you want to add to our Board of the Week, email your images to:
Please make sure to include your name and the source of the photo. We won't be able to pin your photo unless you include an image source, so please be sure to include that info.

You have until Friday morning to send us your photos.
Each Friday afternoon check back in with us on Pinterest to see if you're pin made the cut! 

Here are a few inspirations to help you get going:

 Photo Credits:
1. Tumblr

Friday, April 20, 2012

Pastels: Soften Up Your Day

Runways this Spring were filled with frothy, cupcake colored shades and now everything from jeans to accessories to home décor has taken to the pastel trend and we love it! Pastels are a great way to soften up any look whether it is in your home, your outfit or even in your office. Not only do they soften up your look, but they also add a fresh pop of color to your wardrobe. Here are some photos we love that do a fabulous job at incorporating pastels into the look.

{These pastel coral pants are a great way to incorporate pastels into your wardrobe}

 {We love this mix of the pastel floors and couch with neutral colors}

{Pastel lavender lemonade anyone?}

{Chevron is also a big trend right now, so why not mix the two?}

{A beautiful lavender door tucked away somewhere in Europe}

{House of Lavande Turquoise Necklace}

{This light yellow skirt is so elegant yet looks so classic and simple paired with a white t-shirt}

{How could you not love these baby blue heels?}

{A perfect mixture of pastel mint with a slight neon edge}

{These little treats look delicious}

{Love this look of a mint shirt tucked into a tailored black skirt, not to mention the pastel pink walls!}

{Ombre pastel pink cake? A must try!}

Spotted: House of Lavande

House of Lavande has been everywhere this week! From red carpets, to interviews, to music festivals;  Check out the lovely ladies of Hollywood looking fabulous in their vintage jewels. 

Emily Blunt wearing House of Lavande channel set bracelets to the premiere of The Five Year Engagement

Katy Perry wearing a House of Lavande ring to Coachella

Adrienne Palacki wearing House of Lavande earrings during a press event for G.I. Joe

Nicole Simone wearing Timothy Szlick for House of Lavande earrings to the Jenni Kayne store opening

Olivia Wilde wearing House of Lavande earrings during her interview on Live with Kelly

Anna Chlumsky wearing House of Lavande earrings to the premiere of Veep featuring Katy Perry

Emily Blut featured on's look of the day

Elle Magazine May 2012

Vogue Russia May 2012

We came across this fashion illustration this morning of one of our favorite spreads in Vogue! Check out the artist's process here, here and here