Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Show Me Your STRIPES!

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel on the Cote D'Azur, 1930's.

FOREVER our goddess of chic.  How did she know?  Ms. Chanel had this crazy, natural instinct for what "worked".  Not even that simple..... her style was and remains genius. One of my favorite looks made famous by Coco is (are?) the simple, nautical stripes...........  If I remember right, she actually started this look with an actual sailor's shirt,  and her male friend's pants & belt.  I love it.  The simple construction and ease putting this look together will always reign in my top 3.  

Check out a sampling of striped fashion for 2010.  Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel is definitely keeping it alive!
STRIPES in the home are screaming hot right now.  We've been seeing this trend since last year in the design world and it just keeps on keepin' on. 

The above rooms designed by one of our faves, Jonathon Adler, showcase such a simple way to grab this trend.  I've seen this herringbone (or Chevron)  patterned rug in several versions from around $200 (IKEA) to $2,600 (Jonathon Adler rug above), for example.  Add this piece to any room and it will beam your space into luxe-ville for sure.

Stunning stripes for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, 1964.

Even Barbie had the look in 1959 (then again in 2008 when Mattel - relaunched the original).

OKAY, so now, I am for sure rambling, but, just one more striped fascination.  Drapes, curtains, window coverings.......... any of these (especially in black and white) will take that space of yours and give it the simply chic - graphic simplicity that will make any design aficianado proud.  

Bye for now............

No comments: