Thursday, September 27, 2012

Moodboard: Oxblood

This Fall one of our favorite trends is the delightfully rich color of oxblood. Worn with earth tones, jewel tones, or any other comforting fall color (or pattern for that matter) will add depth and personality to your ensemble . Pop on a piece of vintage oxblood toned jewelry, or a bold lip or nail, and you will have the perfect fall accents to any outfit.

Shop these pieces:
House of Lavande Vintage ring, Alexander McQueen clutch, Essie Bold & Beautiful
House of Lavande Vintage Chanel necklace, Alexander McQueen boots

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ocean Blues

This season, bring out your inner sea mermaid with anything blue in your beauty routine. Whether it is a bright cobalt blue, a dark and mysterious navy or a sea foam shade, this color is sure to be fall's coolest hue. Be on trend with some of our favorite blue beauty picks!

Get The Look
1. Stila Jewel Eyeshadow in Aquamarine & Blue Sapphire  2. Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Blue Bell
3. NARS Cosmetics Cap Ferret Trio  4. Yves Saint Laurent Waterproof Faux Cils Mascara in Majorelle Blue
5. Essie Nail Laquer in Midnight Cami & Mesmerize   6. By Terry Powder Eyeshadow in Milky Marshmellow
7. Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee

Image Courtesy of Stella McCartney

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The List: Objects of Desire

Like Something on The List? Purchase Here..
1. House of Lavande Vintage Victorian Gutta Percha Bracelet   2. NARS Vendanges Sheer Lipstick
3. Valentino Studded Calf Hair pump   4. House of Lavande Vintage 1950's Schreiner Necklace
5. Marni Round Sunglasses  6. All Saints Spitalfields Hayworth Shirt Dress
7. Burberry Orchard in Check Jacquard

Monday, September 24, 2012

2012 Emmy Awards: Fashion Recap

Julie Bowen in Monique Luhillier, Claire Danes in Lanvin, Julianne Moore in Dior Couture
Hannah Simone in Pucci, Kaley Cuoco in Angel Sanchez
Did anything catch your eye at last night's Emmy Awards? Five ladies in five stunning yellow dresses definitely marked the evening for us. From peplums, to sleeves, and many shades between them, all of these ladies effortlessly pulled off a color that is notoriously difficult to wear.  

 We also have a handful of favorites from the evening picked out. Old hollywood glam, courtesy of Jessica Pare and co. Chic strapless cuts that makes a statement (Tina Fey looking amazing!), and beautiful flowing boho styles that add that extra style flare to an otherwise structured evening (Kristen's length and Leslie's top knot). We love it all!

Giuliana Rancic in Ramona Keveza, Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta, Jessica Pare in Jason Wu
Tina Fey in Vivienne Westwood, Lucy Liu in Versace, Juliana Margulies is Giambattista Valli
Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga, Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan, Sarah Hyland in Marchesa

Celebrity Spotlight: Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba, a style icon to many, has been seen in House of Lavande Vintage many times. And every time she looks glamorous, chic and effortless, whether it be on the red carpet, walking down the street with her family or gracing the cover of the latest magazine. Here are some of our favorite looks of Ms. Alba wearing House of Lavande Vintage.

Look 1: At the Dior Haute Couture show wearing a House of Lavande Vintage bracelet
Look 2: At the Sugar premiere in L.A. wearing House of Lavande Vintage earrings
Look 3: At the CNN Heroes event in House of Lavande Vintage necklace

Look 1: Tribeca Film Festival 'Climate of Change' discussion and screening
Look 2 + 3: Out in L.A. wearing House of Lavande shark's tooth necklace

Look 1: Promotional shot for Little Fockers in House of Lavande Vintage bracelet
Look 2: On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in House of Lavande Vintage earrings
Look 3: Visiting Sirius XM Radio in House of Lavande Vintage necklace

Friday, September 21, 2012

Who's Wearing What

Rose Byrne in House of Lavande Vintage at a Lucky Magazine event.

Taylor Swift wore House of Lavande Vintage earrings for a press appearance in Rio de Janeiro

Taylor Swift in this week's edition of Life & Style's '10 Best Dressed' wearing House of Lavande Vintage jewels

Olivia Wilde in a House of Lavande Vintage ring to the Conde Nast Traveler 'Visionaries' & Truth in Travel event in NYC
Olivia Wilde featured on in House of Lavande Vintage jewels

Viola Davis wore House of Lavande Vintage earrings to the opening of 'Book of Mormon' in LA

Sophia Bush wearing a House of Lavande Vintage necklace that she purchased to the CBS 2012 Fall premiere party

Sophia Bush featured on wearing House of Lavande Vintage jewelry

Elettra Wiedemann in House of Lavande Vintage for the Style Awards 2012

Elettra Wiedemann wore House of Lavande Vintage earrings and a cuff to Fashion's Night Out on September 6th!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Jewelry Trend: The Pendant Necklace

A bold statement necklace is the perfect addition to a fell ensemble. Over a sweater or under a blazer, a vintage pendant will add the perfect finishing touch.
Shop these necklaces over at House of Lavande!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day to Night: 1950's Blue + Diamante Collar

This unsigned collar necklace from the 50s if absolutely amazing. New to our collection here at House of Lavande, we've noticed it to be an instant hit among all of you so what better way to showcase it then in a Day to Night feature. Because it's such an elaborate necklace, it's best to keep your outfits simple and tailored to allow it to shine. 

Black trousers, a fitted white top like this silk peplum top and flats are perfect to wear with this necklace. Add a handbag in the same cobalt blue as in the necklace and you've got it set. Since the weather is starting to change, throw in a military style jacket like this one from Ted Baker.

For night time, choose a form fitting dress like this one from Victoria Beckham's collection, some great heeled boots and a matching clutch and bracelet. Add a jacket in a cool color like this hunter green to keep it from looking too business. Add your favorite lipstick and you will have all eyes on you.

Featured Necklace:

Day Look: 
1. Stella McCartney Slim Trousers 
2. Balenciaga Papier A4 Tote
3. Charlotte Olympia Kitty Classic Velvet Flat
4. Theory Silk Pleated Peplum Top
5. Ted Baker ROS Jacket

Night Look:
1. Victoria Beckham Belted Stretch Dress
2. Jimmy Choo Black Suede 'Evans' Bootie
3. House of Lavande Vintage Bracelet
4. Yves Saint Laurent Rogue Pur Couture
5. Chloe Navy Marcie Zip Clutch
6. 3.1 Phillip Lim Fleece Biker Jacket

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Iconic Woman Of Style: Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

This week's iconic woman of style is the definition of style and grace. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis has been inspiring women with not only her style sense, but her elegance and courage for over fifty years. Chic ensembles that were understated but smartly put together, are still modern staples of today. She was a wife, a sister, a mother and a first lady from whom we can all take a few tips and inspiration from every now and then.

Simplicity is the key to creating the iconic Jackie O style. Jackie was known for wearing simple, basic pieces that fit well. Well thought out combinations make for a very smart and well put-together look. 

Adding pearls and button earrings is a perfect go to combo for a chic yet conservative look. Again, simple pieces of jewelry that pull a look together without adding too much bling. Jackie's were a signature triple strand created by Kenneth Jay Lane. 

Add in a large pair of black glasses, keep to those clean lines, and simple jewelry and you will have an elegant and sophisticated look just like the iconic Jackie O.  

Monday, September 17, 2012

Black With a Touch of Sparkle

The color black has many different meanings for each person; it can be slimming, sophisticated, and trendy. But some find the color to be intimidating to wear on its own. Gold is a great accent color to black while staying in the 'neutral' color palette. Even a tiny gold belt can help break up a solid black dress or a simple gold trim on a pair of black wedges.  Check out our favorite items below that incorporate gold into black.
1. Gucci Jersey x Front Metal Detail Dress // 2. Miu Miu Embroidered Velvet and Leather Loafers

3. Yves Saint Laurent Chyc Leather Clutch // 4. House of Lavande Vintage Earrings

5. Charlotte Olympia Carmen Suede Wedge // 6. House of Lavande Vintage Necklace

7. Versace Black and Gold Silk Scarf // 8. House of Lavande Vintage Necklace

9. Dolce & Gabbana Mini Miss Sicily Embroidered Velvet Bag // 10. House of Lavande Vintage Necklace

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fashion Week Roundup

Another New York Fashion week has officially come to a close, friends.  With so much to see over the past few days, we had a hard time deciding just what our favorite moments were. We've narrowed it down to our favorite collections and beauty moments. Pieces we can't wait to see in stores, and minimalistic makeup trends that we can't wait to try! What were some of your favorite moments from the runways?

1. Oscar de la Renta // 2. Thakoon // 3. Marchesa // 4. 3.1 Phillip Lim // 5. Zac Posen // 6. Calvin Klein
7. Alexander Wang // 8. Proenza Schouler // 9. Ralph Lauren // 10. Marc Jacobs

1. Donna Karen // 2. Derek Lam // 3. Rodarte // 4. Thakoon // 5. Michael Kors // 6. Jason Wu

1. Rebecca Minkoff // 2. Rebecca Minkoff // 3. Honor // 4. Peter Som // 5. Whit // 6. The Row

Photos Courtesy of

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New York Fashion Week: Street Style

New York Fashion week is coming to a close today, and the street style has been out in full force again this year. Tommy Ton and Mr. Newton captured it as beautifully as ever.  Check out the full sets over at and

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fashion Week: Beauty Trends

This runway season the catwalks were filled with a similar trend: au naturale. Showcasing natural hair to natural makeup, almost each designer incorporated this look into their show.
DVF changed things up a bit with a dark brow. This natural makeup with a slightly darker brow is, in our opinion (again), the way to go for a natural look. It doesn't look like you tried too hard but it makes it look like you put some effort into getting ready in the morning.
Alexander Wang tried out the natural makeup but put in a twist: slick hair. This "just got out of the pool" look is perfect for summer, especially if you are going from the pool to anywhere else. Just make sure to add a pop of color to your cheeks to offset the rest of the look.
Derek Lam went for natural everything with a tiny bit of color around the eyes. Another great look for night as the pop of color turns this natural look into something a little more upscale.

photos: harper's bazaar

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fashion Week Jewelry

Choosing an outfit during Fashion Week can be a daunting task. And so can choosing what jewelry will compliment or add to your ensemble. Whether you have a busy outfit or a simple outfit, jewelry can really make or break it. We've listed some of our favorite necklaces and earrings lately that will be the perfect for for anyone's Fashion Week outfit.

1. 1980's Unsigned Gold Collar
Collars are huge in the fashion scene this season and we love them! This gold spike collar is right on trend. Add some hardware to your outfit with this collar or something similar.
2. 1950's Diamante Earrings
If you want something ultra classy and sparkly, look no farther. These diamante earrings are not only perfectly vintage but they will add sparkle to any outfit. If you aren't into big earrings, these button studs are perfect for transitioning your Fashion Week outfit from runway to after-party.
3. Christian Dior Necklace
What to say about this  necklace... it's gorgeous, it's classy and it's different. Wear this with either a simple outfit or mix it with a patterned outfit to really mix it up. And you can be sure you won't see anyone else wearing it. 
4. Robert Earrings 
Bright colors are a huge trend this season and these little bad boys add the perfect touch of color without being over-the-top.
 5. Miriam Haskell Earrings 
These Haskell earrings are perfect for Fashion Week. Tassels are such a big trend right now that they will add a perfect touch to an outfit. The diamante stones add a bit of elegance and are sure to have everyone looking at you. 
6. 1950's Tassel Necklace 
More tassels.. you really can't get away from them this season not to mention this shade of blue goes with really anything. 

All jewelry available at

Monday, September 10, 2012

Latest Revival: Exclusive House of Lavande Vintage Chanel

An expertly curated collection of jewelry is one of the simple pleasures in life. Being able to shop that collection is yet another. Latest Revival, the new website by Dalia Oberlander has launched today. A collection of luxury jewelry highlighted by original editorial content. House of Lavande Vintage will be featured throughout the month of September with exclusive vintage Chanel pieces to add to your collection. Make sure you browse around the site, check out the magazine tab for fun articles and style trends as well! 

Friday, September 7, 2012

IFBCON: Bloggers in Style

Earlier this week House of Lavande spent a couple of days learning from, meeting and snapping pictures of the lovely ladies of the blogging world. A fantastic time was had by all at this year's International Fashion Bloggers Conference. Keynote interviews of Derek Blasberg and Iman provided a unique look into the world of two of the industries most talented minds. If you weren't able to attend this year, you can watch a live stream of all of the panels here. They are full of informative information. In our opinion, a must watch! 

Of course being in New York City with the start of fashion week and hundreds of fashion bloggers in one place, meant there was amazing style no matter which way you looked. Here are just a few of our favorite looks from the conference.