Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Style Trend: Black Magic

With it being Halloween today we thought it would only be fitting to do something along the lines of "dark" and "magic". Adding a touch of black to your outfit this autumn and winter will add sophistication and make you the chicest around town. Go for all black to make a bold statement.

Get the Look:
1. Helmut Lang black leather coat
2. Alan Anderson for House of Lavande black collar necklace
3. Valentino lace up platforms
4. Anya Hindmarch Ebenezer clutch
5. AllSaints Spitalfeilds Bolshevik folio clutch
6. L'Agence leather paneled crepe dress
7. House of Lavande Vintage black and clear channel set
8. Chanel Beaute des Ongles nail laquer
9. Valentino Rockstud leather ballerina flat

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Jewelry Trend: Hocus Pocus

One of our all time favorite Halloween movies, Hocus Pocus is getting us in the halloween spirit this week! Take a tip from the Sanderson sisters, and get decadent with your look this Halloween. Add House of Lavande Vintage for an authentic touch!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Newly Arrived: House of Lavande Vintage

Season is officially beginning here in Palm Beach, and that means we are adding new inventory for your shopping pleasure! Shop these items now at

*Be sure to contact us for any of your holiday event needs, or to  find that special pice for yourself or someone important in your life!

Friday, October 26, 2012

It's The Cocktail Hour: Halloween Spirits

This weekend many of us will be celebrating Halloween, and what better way to ring in the funnest of the fall holidays, than with a fun, spooky, delicious cocktail?! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jetsetter Destinations: Chicago

This past weekend we made an extremely fun filled trip to Chi town! Filled with food, wine, more food,  and tons of fun, these are some of the highlights from the trip:

Navy Pier: A long walk down the pier in beautiful weather was a great way to spend an afternoon
Girl & The Goat: A gastro pub with a fantastic, contemporary menu. Just make sure you make reservations early! 
John Hancock Observatory: A great view of the city, and delicious martinis!
Strolling down Michigan Ave. is a fun way to spend a day as well, stopping in your favorite shops, and restaurants along the way.

 A fall trip to Chicago is an absolute must, taking long walks in the gorgeous weather while leaves change is quite a nice change from the palm trees and sunshine here in Florida. Keep an eye out for our next exciting destination in the coming months!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Currently Coveting: Anna Karenina

Another fantastic period piece movie has caught our attention this week! Last week was The Great Gatsby, and now Anna Karenina, the novel from the 1800's is coming to the big screen for a second time. Keira Knightly and Jude Law will be starring, and the film is directed by Joe Wright, who has brought us many other favorites such as Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, and the Soloist. 

Channeling the Victorian opulence with details is a must, and very easily accomplished with House of Lavande Vintage. Add in a touch of fur, or feather, and you can easily accent a modern look with a vintage flair. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Green With Envy

Shop This Look:
Skirt: Marni Earrings: House of Lavande Vintage Trenchcoat: Burberry Booties: Alaia
Necklace: House of Lavande Vintage Clutch: Alexander McQueen 
Dress: Dolce & Gabanna Compact: House of Lavande Vintage

Monday, October 22, 2012

Red Hot

This fall season, spice things up a bit with a hot red. Whether on your lips, cheeks or nails, this color is sure to make you stand out. If you don't want to bring out the bold lip, try a brighter cheek or paint your nails bright red. Be on trend with some of our favorite red picks!

Get The Look
1. Armani Rogue Sheer d'Armani Lipstick 2. NARS Blush in Exhibit A 3. Yves Saint Laurent 'La Laque Couture' Nail Set 4. Steps to a Vampy Lip 5. Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow in Lust Red 6. Yves Saint Laurent 'Rouge Volupte' Lipstick in Rose Culte 7. Butter LONDON '3 Free' Nail Lacquer All Hail The Queen

Image Courtesy of Burberry

Friday, October 19, 2012

Day To Night: Weekend Style

This weekend show off your stylishly savvy side by mixing your classic vintage pieces with new pieces! The House of Lavande Loop Necklace from the Harbour Collection, mixed with stacked vintage bangles is a perfect way to take your look from a casually chic day look, to an ultra fabulous night look. 



Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mood Board: Baroque Flourishes

17th century-inspired fashion is popping up everywhere. Suprisingly, the baroque print is simple to incorporate into everyday ensembles. You don't need to be royal or Mick Jagger to own the opulent brocades and designs, just swap out an item for some over-the-top jewelry or something more subtle like the well-known Prada Baroque sunglasses. Whether you wear just a pair of earrings, a brooch or a full baroque-print dress, you'll be crowned the reigning queen of style.

Get the 17th Century Look:
Earrings: House of Lavande Vintage 
Dress: Just Cavalli
Brooch: House of Lavande Vintage 
Clutch: Alexander McQueen 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Currently Coveting: The Great Gatsby

As you've probably already seen by now, the 1920's are roaring back into style, especially thanks to the announcement that Baz Luhrmann would be remaking the beloved F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby. Runway shows revisited the era with deco-beaded dresses, fringed accessories, and pearls. We've put together some of our favorite items that take inspiration from the 1920's and the beautiful costumes worn by Mia Farrow in the 1974 adaption. (We can't wait to see what they put Carey Mulligan in for the new remake, out in December!)

Merchant Archive Vintage 1920's Tabard Dress: perfect for the start to any 1920's outfit, this loose and beaded dress will have you dancing all night anywhere in the world just like Daisy does in Charleston.

Darling Vintage Brown Fur Stole: Everyone needs a little fur in the life, faux or real. With this vintage fur stole you will feel glamourous and like you came straight out of the '20s.

House of Lavande Vintage Pearl Necklace: The roarin' twenties were all about things swingin' and this tassel pearl necklace will help you do just that. Drape around your neck once or wrap around for part choker style; either way this will add a touch of Daisy to any outfit.

Kate Spade Peacock Lane Kenessa Clutch: Gold with a design of faux feathers, both a major part of fashion in the 1920's. This little but powerful clutch will help carry around all your little trinkets.

House of Lavande Vintage Pearl and Diamante Earrings: Sparkle was all the rage in the Jazz Era and Daisy loved it. Bring out your inner Daisy and make sure your pearl has a little bit of diamante to accent it. These vintage earrings are sure to make a statement on your ears.

Emilio Pucci Raffia and Patent-leather T-bar Pumps: These pumps will finish off your perfect Daisy Buchanan inspired outfit in the chicest way.  Modern yet with a vintage feel, your feet will be getting all the attention in these.

Christy's Hats White Cloche Hat: Perfect for an afternoon brunch or a day at the races, this topper would give any outfit a chic nod to the 1920's.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Iconic Woman Of Style: Ali MacGraw

There are a handful of women from the 60's and 70's that still have a major influence on fashion today, and Ali MacGraw is definitely one of them. Fusing classic prep with boho flare is the signature Ali look. She is most well known for her roles in "Goodbye, Columbus" which won her a Golden Globe as well as "Love Story" which gained her a best actress nomination. Ali began practicing Hatha yoga at age 50, and is credited for bringing popularity to the practice through her video Ali MacGraw Yoga Mind and Body which she recorded with yoga master Erich Shiffman. Ali's classic style still inspires us today, and will for years to come. 
Pair classic preppy basics, with an interesting vintage piece, that will add a personal touch to your outfit. This can be a hat, scarf, or belt in an unexpected pattern or color. 

Vintage jewelry is key to achieving the 1970's effortlessly glam look. Ali opted for the choker necklace, and sometimes layered with a longer pendant as well. Pieces in silver or gold are easy additions. 

And last but certainly not least is taking care of our health and body. Practicing yoga and healthy eating  will ensure a healthy glow from the inside out!
shop these Ali inspired House of Lavande Vintage pieces now at

Monday, October 15, 2012

Designer Spotlight: Schreiner

Every girl loves a bit of sparkle and shine and Schreiner jewelry does just that.. sparkle. Created by Henry Schreiner during the 1950's, Schreiner has always been about brilliant stones, unusual settings and extravagant designs. Designing jewelry for Dior as well, Schreiner did not mass produce his pieces which adds to the rare-ness of his designs.

It is said that the inverted stones in his pieces are set with the point of the rhinestone facing up so that it would pick up the color of the garment it was placed against to produce extra sparkle.

Shop the Schreiner pieces here:

Friday, October 12, 2012

Mood Board: Eastern Opulence

This Fall another trend that we are loving is the influence of the East that was seen on the runways. Designers continue to look everywhere for inspiration, and this fall, the Orient is making a major statement. From kimono style dresses, to bold, colorful prints and embroidery, this is a trend that can be experimented with, and incorporated into your day or night looks!

Jewelry: House of Lavande Vintage, available at

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Celebrity Spotlight: Olivia Wilde

One of our favorite leading ladies here at House of Lavande is the classically edgy Olivia Wilde. Always one to rock her House of Lavande (wether vintage or from our new collection) along with her signature cat eye eyeliner, we can't get enough of her look.

Shop the pieces Olivia has worn, or find your own vintage flare over at and get creative! 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

HOL Beauty Trend: Fresh Faced

Another great beauty trend from the fall runways that is a definite favorite of ours around House of Lavande is the fresh, clean look of neutral colors and flawless skin. Achieving this look begins with a steady routine of cleansing and moisturizing, and is completed using simple colors and minimal application. 

Get the look
1. Yves Saint Laurent Radient touch luminizing pen 2. Nars Ramatuelle eyeshadow trio
3. Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker serum 4. Lancome Juicy Tubes 5. Tarte pure maracuja oil 
6. Benefit They're Real! mascara 7. Tarte cheek stain

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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Food for Life: Fall Stew

The weather is starting to take a turn for the majority of the world into Fall and Winter and with cold weather comes warm meals. What better meal to make on a chilly evening than beef stew. We found this recipe for Roasted Poblano Beef Stew while browsing on Pinterest and we're pretty excited to try it! (Well, once the weather gets a bit colder in Palm Beach) While the stew takes some time and effort, every bite is worth it. Buy a crusty french baguette to go with and you'll have the perfect dinner. And if you are a vegatarian, try making it without the meat and just all the vegatables, just as good!

Recipe and directions: My Baking Addiction 

what you need:

5 poblano peppers
1 boneless beef chuck roast (2.5 to 3 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
32 ounces beef broth
1 14.5-ounce can of diced tomatoes
1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes


1. Broil poblano peppers 4 inches from the heat until skins blister, about 5 minutes. With tongs, rotate peppers a quarter turn. Broil and rotate until all sides are blistered and blackened. Immediately place Poblano peppers in a medium bowl; cover with bowl with plastic wrap and let stand for 20 minutes.
2. Peel off and discard charred skins. Remove the stems and seeds and coarsely chop the peppers.
3. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat, brown beef in batches. Remove beef and keep warm. Reduce heat to medium, in the same pan, saute the onion until tender. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
4. Pour in broth; stir in the tomatoes, cilantro, Worcestershire Sauce, chili powder, salt, cumin, red pepper flakes, pepper, Poblanos and beef.
5. Bring the stew to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours or until beef is tender. Add potatoes; cook 20-30 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Skim fat.


- Instead of canned tomatoes, you can substitute 2 medium fresh tomatoes. Just chop them up and toss them into the pot
- This stew is a little on the soupy side, but you could definitely thicken it up with a little corn starch and cold water. We chose to eat it as is.

Monday, October 8, 2012

The List: Fall Favorites

Have to have something on our List?
1. Helmut Lang leather pants  2. Charlotte and Lisa hooded scarf  3. Elie Saab strappy leather sandal
4. Anya Hindmarch Midnight Huxley woven clutch 5. Rag & Bone Samantha light grey jacket
6. House of Lavande Vintage 1950's Mexican silver necklace

Friday, October 5, 2012

Ladies in Lavande

Another great week of House of Lavande being spotted out and about! This time around the Resort '13 Everglades necklace made an appearance, as well as the usual vintage favorites that we all love. House of Lavande's newest collection will be available for purchase next month, so make sure to stay tuned for more details! 
Taylor Swift in House of Lavande Vintage earrings, and rings at the Ellie Saab show in Paris, and a vintage cocktail ring at her bbc radio appearance

Olivia Wilde wearing House of Lavande Vintage earrings to the premiere of Butter in NYC, and also a vintage cocktail ring to the launch of Calvin Klein's latest fragrance

Elettra Wiedemann in House of Lavande Vintage ring and cuff to the NYC Ballet and Valentino event
Sophia Bush and Emma Roberts wearing House of Lavande Vintage to the InStyle/Chloe event 

Olivia Thirlby wearing a House of Lavande Vintage cuff to the premiere of Nobody Walks 
Ginnifer Goodwin wearing a House of Lavande Vintage cocktail ring to a pre-emmys party

House of Lavande Vintage necklace featured in Vogue Portugal
House of Lavande Everglades collar necklace, Resort '13

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Iconic Woman of Style: The Duchess of Cambridge

With her famous locks of hair and impeccable Royal style, it's no wonder many young women look to Kate Middleton as a style icon.

 It would be hard to choose just a handful of outfits that we love from the Duchess of Cambridge but we think we've done a good job picking some of out favorite styles we've seen. (And of course we had to put in a photo of Prince William as well!) We had to throw in that very Royal McQueen wedding dress as well as her many looks from designers Temperley, Issa, Jenny Packham and the high street stores like Zara and Reiss and all the outfits in between.

As far as jewelry, the Duchess keeps it simple. Simple bracelets, brooches and earrings. Occasionally she will bring out chandelier earrings (simple in design) for a night on the red carpet. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

House of Lavande is Loving: October

October is here, and although it doesn't really feel like it here in South Florida, fall is definitely in the air. The holiday season always brings a special bit of excitement to life, and these are a few of the things that we are most looking forward to!

Halloween Costumes: A fun DIY project courtesy of A Beautiful Mess
Fall Reading: Dear Life, and Telegraph Avenue are two we are excited to pick up
Pumpkin Spice Lattes: self explanatory
Fall Fashion: All Saints scarf and Madison Harding booties are definite key pieces
Holiday decorating and entertaining: amazingly cute ideas courtesy of Martha Stewart
Fall Recipes: Twice baked butternut squash, also from Martha Stewart

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jewelry Trend: Statement Details

Make a statement with your vintage jewels this fall by focusing on rich colors, and unique details. 

Shop these looks now at

Monday, October 1, 2012

Designer Spotlight: Givenchy

Luxury French brand, Givenchy, was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy and has since been a big name in the fashion world. With one of it's most famous ambassadors being Audrey Hepburn and Alexander McQueen, a long time designer for the label, it's no wonder this company has since been a favorite to many women and men around the world. 

Givenchy's classic designs in apparel, jewelry and handbags makes their items a must-have in any wardrobe. 

Get the GIVENCHY look here:
House of Lavande Vintage Givenchy gold and gunmetal chain necklace
'Anitgona' black handbag
House of Lavande 1970's Givenchy gold bracelet
Paillettes Paradise scarf
House of Lavande Givenchy gold heart earrings
Leopard print calf hair sandals
Vernis Please! nail varnish