Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Jewel in the Lotus

This Friday August 3rd here in Palm Beach,  Parasutra and House of Lavande invite you to an evening of relaxation and summer fun! Enjoy snacks courtesy of Christopher's Kitchen, while having your hair braided, or learning about the benefits of good nutrition and yoga. 

Yoga, meditation, nutrition advice and reflexology

Delicious Organic food from Christopher's Kitchen

Ceramic designs by Sara Lerner

House of Lavande Vintage jewelry sale

*Also joining us will be Tonto's Orchid shop, Kaffe's Garden SpaChristafaro's, Salon W and Spa

Monday, July 30, 2012

Designer Spotlight: Chanel

The House of Chanel was founded in 1909 by Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, known to most as Coco. Setting trends, before there were trends to set- Coco's designs catered to the elegant and stylish woman of the 1920's. Creating suits, pants, jackets and jewelry that were much simpler and far less over the top than the standard style of the time. Chanel is still the iconic house of fashion that it was in the beginning, setting standards for elite luxury. Below are a few of our favorite Chanel pieces, as well as vintage jewels from here at House of Lavande.   

Get the Chanel Look:
Jewelry: House of Lavande
Perfume: Sephora
Handbag: Chanel
Suit: 1st Dibs

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Look To Get: The Adele

Beauty Trend

Get This Look
Intense 148 Eyelashes from eylure
Ombre Solo Midnight Black Eyeshadow from Yves Saint Laurent
Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Bold Felt-Tip Pen from Yves Saint Laurent
Soft Lacquer Hair Spray from Oribe

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Luxe List: Daisy Shaw, Allure Magazine

On this week's Luxe list we had the pleasure of chatting with the  fabulous Associate Accessory Editor at Allure, Daisy Shaw. Daisy is a regular at HOL, always on the lookout for the next amazing piece to grace the pages of Allure. She has shared with us some of her favorite items for the upcoming seasons, and everyday staples that she can't live without. 

* Jil Sander shoe, Fall 2012- ''Raf Simon's latest collection for Jil Sander was fantastic- the billoy coats, the powdery pink- these shoes are some of my favorite of the season: the perfect mix of edgy, sporty, and super femme."

* The French Riviera- ''I've been going almost every summer since I was a child. It's my happy place- so beautiful, so relaxed, and such delicious Rosé!"

* YSL look 18, Fall 2012- ''Black leather is huge for Fall and every woman should have at least one piece, in my opinion. I love this YSL look, it's sexy and super chic"

* Jonathan Adler needlepoint pillows,  Union Jack- "I'm a born and bred Brit and this is my token piece that reminds me of home. All of his needlepoints are fabulous, and add fun to every room."

* Chanel backpack Fall 2012- "The backpack is back and I just love this mini one in classic Chanel tweed. It's great for day to night and adorable. 

* Michael Kors Resort 2013 embellished cuffs and barrel clutch- "These are like little treasures for your wrists and hands- perfect for glitzy parties or cocktails."

* Clarisonic skincare brush + La Prairie Cellular Resurfacing Cream- 'These are my two beauty must haves- great skin compliments any look."

* House of Lavande gold door knocker earrings- "We shot these for the April issue. I die for these, they are total siren material."

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Essentials

summer essentials

Bright colors have been a big part of this years summer looks but why not try something different and wear warm colors to soften up your look throughout the day. Try these tips to incorporate these pieces into your wardrobe:

- Tan or nude shoes can help elongate you legs, especially with a dress, skirt or shorts.

- A tan bag doesn't look as harsh as a dark bag in the summer. Try a big hobo or shoulder bag in a light color this season and it will surely brighten up your look. 

- A chambray shirt can help break up a too-neautral outfit. If you are too nervous going with all warm colors, wear a denim shirt or vest. Tie around your waist with a long skirt or skinny jeans for a cool, summer look.

- Jewelry is always fun to play around with but a simple multi-strand necklace or a pair of earrings in a coral color can add just that extra bit of sparkle and shine to your outfit this summer.

- Don't forget your sun protection!.. in the form of a hat that is. Be ultra chic this summer in a oversized tan hat. Not to mention it looks good with just about everything!

Get this look:
House of Lavande Vintage 1960's coral earrings
Hermes Ottomane sandals
Steven Alan Janis felt fedora hat
House of Lavande Vintage 1950's unsigned necklace
L Farrow x The Row tortoiseshell sunglasses
Zimmerman Devoted floral ruffle bikini
Alexander Wang Darcy handbag
Lanvin leather ballet flats
True Religion Vintage Rocky denim shirt

Friday, July 20, 2012

Things We Love Around Palm Beach

Things We Love

1. C.Orrico- the pants, the shirts, the dresses.. your perfect Palm Beach store! 2. Strong Boalt Swim Trunks - we love the prints they come in! 3. Palm Beach Bike Trail - a great workout, great site seeing, essential for any Palm Beacher 4. Sprinkles Ice Cream - perfect for the hot summer days, so many yummy flavors to choose from 5. Pizza al Fresco - hidden away in Via Mizner, great little pizza and Italian place 6. Flagler Museum - a must visit for anyone in Palm Beach  7. Woof Gang Bakery - go ahead and spoil your pup. 8. Tea at the Chesterfield Hotel- one word: delicious. 9. The Breakers - an iconic Palm Beach hotel, has great shops and food 10. Nick & Johnnies drinks - all of them are delicious

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mad for Monochrome

The fall 2012 runways had much to offer this year at Fashion Week, and one of the trends we are loving most is the classic look of black and white monochrome. From edgier menswear cuts, to beautiful flowing chiffon and organza, the simplicity of black and white is sure to be a chic staple this coming fall season.   
1. House of Lavande Vintage Schreiner bracelet 
2. Lulu Guinness black and white Fifi Clutch
3. Yves Saint Laurent Tribute pumps
4. House of Lavande Vintage unsigned black earrings 
5. Helmut Lang Fragment paneled dress  

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Iconic Woman Of Style: Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn, the feisty, free spirited, independent and progressive woman who has graced our television screens for over 60 years. She has won a record four academy awards for best leading actress throughout her highly successful career. Katharine spoke her mind, and was always up for a bit of witty banter in her unmistakeable New England accent. She broke all of the rules of her time by wearing loose fitting trousers, menswear style shirts, and always comfortable, flat shoes. Everyday staples of her wardrobe had a very large influence on the way women dress today. Her intelligence and talent rival her glamour and beauty, qualities that make her truly stand out from all the rest. 
Keep it simple and classic, letting your jewels ad a subtle touch to your look. 

The laid back menswear trend is in full swing these days. Throw on a button down with a statement necklace for a fun feminine twist to a masculine look. 

Always remember, nothing is more stylish than a confident woman. Be comfortable in your own skin and with your own style. Try new things, and be daring.

Photos Courtesy of Listal

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fall Beauty Trends: Our Favorites

The runway shows for fall and winter 2013 and resort 2013 were filled with gorgeous beauty trends and we've put together some of our favorites for you.

The runway shows for spring 2012 were full of bright colored lips and it seems that this trend is here to stay. Fall/Winter 2013 and Resort 2013 were full of bright and colored lips ranging from bright corals and pinks to purples and reds.
Le Metier de Beaute Limited Edition Spring Haute House Lip Creme Set or YSL Rouge Volupte

On the contrast, nude lips also made a big presence in the shows and will be quite the beauty trend this fall. Pair this with a pastel eye color like lavender and you'll have a gorgeous, chic look.
NARS Shimmer Eyeshadow in Strada with Tom Ford Lip Color in Blush Nude

Bring back the beehives and the fake eyelashes! We love this trend and can't wait to pull out our best glam looks this fall. Something about big hair and long eyelashes really makes your whole outfit and attitude feel glam and classic.
Frederic Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray and Dior Diorshow New Look Mascara

Monday, July 16, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Things We Love

Things We Love

1. Karen Miller Resort 2013 - the pants, the shirts, the dresses.. we want them all! 2. Jelly Beans - we've had them around the office all week and can't get enough 3. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery - works wonders for your skin, slather it on at night and let it do its magic 4. Retro Inspired Bathing Suits - so in right now, so chic 5. Ikat Print - great for home decor, especially rugs and these lamp shades 6. The Bun - the greatest, easiest hair do ever. Saves your life when you only have five minutes 7. Kenneth Jay Lane vintage earrings from House of Lavande - so much fun with their turquoise, green and pink! 8. Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Bootie - one word: obsession. 9. James Blunt - has been playing on our spotify and pandora all week around the office. 10. Pastel Nail Color - they were great for spring.. even better for summer!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Resort Style

 The Resort shows have officially come to an end, and the collections we have to look forward to this coming 'in between' season are spectacular. Bold prints, retro inspired shapes, flowing fabrics and tough lines have all made an appearance. We've rounded up a few of our favorite looks from a few of our favorite designers. 
Versailles, France.
18th century punk inspired designs channeling Marie Antoinette.
 Schoolgirl skirts, pants and flowing shirts in plaids, denim and leather.
Inspired byMolly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink.

Classic ALC lines with subtle touches of anchors, jacquard and chevron patterns added in.
Inspired by African tribalism and SoCal skater culture.  

Debutante, retro and ladylike.
Inspired by DSeborah Turbeville and Margot Tenenbaum.

Bright color, patterns, mesh lining and retro cuts.
Inspired by The classic Americana vacation and Marilyn Monroe. 

Lightweight organza baby doll dresses and tops, fun patterns, ruffles and fun.
Inspired by Victorian seaside holidays, through a 1960's lens.   

Rich fabrics, flowing lines, and understated luxury.
Inspired by Lauren Hutton and Beatrix Ost.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day To Night: 1960's KJL Earrings

day to night

These Kenneth Jay Lane earrings from the 60's are a perfect addition to any outfit. They are bright, colorful and will have everyone asking where you got them. Pair them with a great LWD (Little White Dress) for the daytime and add a playful belt like this leopard print to mix it up a little. Change it up at night with a great dress, like this Herve Leger and a color matching statement bag. 

Featured Earrings: 
1960's Kenneth Jay Lane, available at House of Lavande

Day Look:
1. Zimmermann White Charmer Sun Dress
2. Mulberry Del Rey Bag
3. River Island Leopard Print Belt
4. The Row Round Frame Glasses
5. Vera Wang Lavender Lara Ballet Flats

Night Look:
1. Herve Leger Black Bandage Dress
2. Miu Miu Top Handle Bag
3. Vionnet Black Black Slingbacks
4. All-Saints Pace Leather Jacket

Jewelry Trend: Bold Bracelets


*Shop these bracelets at Houseoflavande.com and Taigan.com

Monday, July 9, 2012

White Hot

This summer, temperatures seem to be hotter than ever. And what better way to cool down then with an all white ensemble. An all one color outfit may seem intimidating, but it is a great way to make an impact and stand apart from the crowd. Here are some of our favorite street style and runway looks that really capture this chic and classic look.

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Friday, July 6, 2012

Things We Love

Things We Love

1. Stars and Stripes Cocktail - with blueberry vodka and some other stuff, great for outdoor parties and bbqs. 2. Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan Overisezed Sunglasses - need to cover up the day after that Stars and Stripes cocktail? These are perfect and chic. 3. Vintage Lanvin necklaces from House of Lavande - goes with any outfit, perfects any outfit. 4. Alexander McQueen Black Floral Flats - Long Live McQueen. 5. Of Monsters and Men - we love them, is there anything else to say? 6. Vintage Victorian bangles - we've been obsessed with layering them lately. 7. Egyptian Magic Cream - literally, magic for your skin. The Egyptian's know whats up. 8. Christian Dior Sienna Mules - great addition to any outfit, especially perfect for mixing prints and textures. 9. Fresh Spring Rolls - twice as good as being fried and a hundred times better for you. 10. Rebecca Minkoff iPhone Case - we love all the different patterns.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Designer Spotlight: Christian Dior

Designer Spotlight: Dior

On December 16, 1946 Christian Dior founded his worldwide famous fashion house, also known as Christian Dior. Known for classic designs, the French label has always been a front runner in the fashion industry. We've chosen some of our favorite classic Dior items, including some vintage Dior jewelry we have here at House of Lavande. 

Get the Dior Look:
Nude Cut-Out Pumps, Pre-a-Beaute
Logo Wallet, BlueFly
1964 Vintage Necklace, House of Lavande Vintage
Vintage Earrings, House of Lavande Vintage
Sunglasses, House of Fraser
Perfume, BlueFly
Nail Lacquer, Lord and Taylor

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Stars and Stripes

fourth of july style

1. House of Lavande Vintage necklace   2. Chanel USA Flag Pochette Shoulder Handbag
3. Christian Louboutin Filo Suede Pump  4. House of Lavande Vintage bracelet
5. J Crew Silk Striped Shift Dress  6. NARS Dovima Opaque Nail Polish
7. RayBan Classic Wayfarer Sungalsses

Monday, July 2, 2012

White Out

Adding lots of white into your home decor is a great way to make any room feel fresh, bright and clean. Here are some of our favorite "all white" rooms:

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5