Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Dress -- Highlights & Trends

LACE :: Preferred

Mila Kunis

and

Scarlett Johansson

OVER

Florence Welch

Julia Ormond

Melissa Leo


T-SHIRT Style Dress ::  Preferred

Michelle Williams -- Love the simple, if any jewelry, and subtle toned make-up.

OVER

Amy Adams 


RED :: Preferred 

Sandra Bullock -- Love the structure and minimal jewelry.

OVER

Anne Hathaway


COMBO STYLE ::

Mandy Moore's Dress

+

Hailee Steinfeld's Dress & Shoes

=

A Lovely Halle Berry


Golden & Gorgeous

Gwyneth Paltrow, Wearing Calvin Klein | Favorite Look :: The design is both contemporary and vintage, and reminds me of (in a very good way) a certain 007 film -- 

Goldfinger


Most Beautiful Family Award

Jeff Bridges, with wife Susan, their 3 daughters, and son-in-law. 

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Lifestyle Change ~ Yogi Cameron

Yogi Cameron
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After walking away at the height of a successful modeling career that spanned the 1980s & 1990s, Cameron Alborzian embarked on a personal journey for greater awareness and meaning.  His path took him to India, where his discoveries of yoga and ayurveda, opened new doors in his understanding of the body's ability to achieve overall health, harmony, and balance.  Cameron, referred to as Yogi Cameron, returned stateside to share his methods, having published a book - The Guru in You - and has been featured on varoius lifestyle TV programs.  I read about Yogi Cameron a couple of weeks back in an article published in the NY Times, click here to read more.


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Yogi Cameron, above, modeling for Swatch; below, featured in Madonna's 1989 video for Express Yourself.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Atlanta Friends >>> A Must Visit to Steady Hand Pour House

My Cappuccino @Steady Hand Pour House

Here in our little Emory Village, a quaint pie shaped storefront is crafting the most delicious artisan espresso and coffee drinks. We have proprietors Jordan Chambers, Dale Donchey, and Jamie Pair to thank.  You can't help but be drawn into the coffee spell that this trio is capable of commanding, as you witness their cappuccino pouring finesse and brewing artistry.  Jordan, Dale, and Jamie are passionate about the process, from bean to cup, and taking it to the streets in their outfitted 1982 VW Van - Rattletrap ATL Street Coffee - complete with espresso machine and order counter.  For more info, follow on Twitter or check out Steady Hand's Facebook page, for their up to the minute news feed - morning coffee specials and their fresh baked goods for the day.  Click here for location.

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Click here to read more from Thirsty South's post on Rattletrap.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Part of the Style Stratosphere :: Daphne Guinness

Daphne Guinness | Photographed for Harper's Bazaar, March 2011
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Born into a life of European high society, Daphne Guinness is the daughter of an heir to the Guinness brewing fortune and granddaughter of one of the famed Mitford Sisters, 6 fashionable darlings of their time from an aristocratic English family.  Daphne has blazed her own avant-garde path as part muse to legendary fashion designers and part artist - designing her own clothes & jewelry.  I am continually amazed not only by the forward reaching fashions and haute couture pieces that she wears, but admire the down right nerve with which she does it. Clearly, her look is not one that a typical woman can pull off, which is why if find her so appealing & interesting to watch.  Her deep friendships with renowned style icon Isabella Blow and fashion designer Alexander McQueen (unfortunately, both of whom have passed), led to magnificent fashion collaborations.  I loved reading back over the summer how rather than seeing Ms. Blow's insanely wonderful & personal wardrobe/estate go on the auction block (which included 90 Alexander McQueen pieces), Daphne privately purchased the entire collection, noting the importance of keeping all the designs intact.  This month, Daphne is featured in Harper's Bazaar magazine, and the interiors of her NYC apartment are photographed for Architecural Digest.  Check out more below, followed by video of Daphne in her home surrounded by her lavish designs.













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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

At Auction >>> Lena Horne's Estate


Tomorrow, Feburary 23, Doyle auction house in NYC will be auctioning off the estate of legendary performer Lena Horne. Included in the offerings are Ms. Horne's amazing gowns & jewelry and wonderful pieces of vintage furniture and accessories. Click here for more info & check out more below.

Lot 1056 | Sequined Cardigan Evening Coat

Lot 1181 | Louis Vuitton Small Trunk

Lot 1070 | Deanna Hamro Cuff

Lot 1147 | Pair of Continental Rococo Style Gilt-Wood Mirrors

Lot 1198 | Charles Alston, Abstract
{All Images Via Doyle}


New York Social Diary was on hand at last week's private preview party held at Doyle....  Check out the images below & click here for more, followed by video of Lena Horne performing in 1962.




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Monday, February 21, 2011

Stylish & Savory Entertaining

Bella Cucina Artful Food, a specialty food company based in Atlanta, is passionate about creating delectable items - pestos, spreads, sweet & savory condiments - perfect for all your pantry & entertaining needs.  Rounding out these culinary delights, are Bella Cucina's tabletop and kitchen accessories, designed with both style and function in mind. Founder of Bella Cucina (friend & former boss) Alisa Barry, is featured in the March '11 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, offering tips and suggestions for casual entertaining - including a clever name card solution & easy to prepare recipes that allow host & guest to relax and feast on mouthwatering dishes.  Check out more below.... also added are photos from Country Home magazine's October '07 issue featuring the interiors of Alisa Barry's home.  When in the Atlanta area, be sure to stop into Bella Cucina's retail store located in the heart of the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.










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