TAHOE TIME

we are heading to tahoe today for a little vacation. renting a house with michael’s family in squaw. only going for a few days, but a get-a-way will be nice.

i haven’t spent much time in tahoe. when i lived in san francisco i went skiing a few times. i don’t think tahoe is really up there in the glamorous category but it has been the venue the last 44 years for  an annual save tahoe fashion show event that was started by bill blass in 1969. oscar de la renta took over the saks fifth avenue annual show in 1995. the show happens in august, wondering what will happen this year with peter copping’s recent departure?

we are leaving soon- looking forward to family time, i hoping for a little rustic glamour and rest.

 

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Peter Copping

MOVING ON

i was sad to hear yesterday that peter copping was stepping down at oscar de la renta. i personally have loved what he has done at oscar de la renta over the last few years. i’ve been cheering from the side lines. the clothes and colors of the collections have been beautiful. i especially think the marketing with carolyn murphy has been gorgeous.

i met peter in LA last year and he was such a gentleman. kind in his demeanor and generous with his words.

filling oscars shoes has to be the hardest thing to take on. there will never be another oscar.

wishing peter the best. i know he will be somewhere soon making it beautiful.

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MINIMAL MILES

when you mention the name “miles redd” most people would think of not only a great american interior designer, but would think of a maximalist designer (a more is more kind of guy) who is not afraid of color, pattern and bold details (for those of us who know him well we would also think of a true gentlemen). i think it goes with out saying that miles has a lot of style, his design work has a lot of exuberance, his work will definitely stand the test of time.

but what if i said miles redd is also a minimalist- what would you think about that? well, i’m not sure i can really say miles is a minimalist, but i can say he knows how to create a minimal space. case in point, miles’s fire island retreat featured in the latest t magazine. take a tour here.

you can gather from the pictures of miles’s get-a-way that he stuck to the modern inherent architecture of fire island, adding in clean white sofas, rattan accents, lacquered and plastered occasional furniture…even though everything is simple and spare there is a mix of textures and finishes that add warmth and character.

there is something really special about this space and it’s also reassuring to know that a true maximalist can also be a minimalist. sometime more isn’t more, less is best!

 

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