the cannes film festival is wrapping up this weekend. as always the red carpet has taken center stage at the festival…i think the fashion and the entrances of the actresses are becoming more important than the movies themselves…
here are my favorite looks from this week at the festival (see last weeks list here)…lots of chic looks, but kate moss stole the show in a vintage red halston column…elegant, simple, timeless and a lesson in restraint. there’s nothing like a a chic red gown on the red carpet.
this is an exciting time in design, there are so many inspiring design events and show houses. a show house is such a great opportunity for designers to show their work and for visitors to experience it.
traditional home is sponsoring the southern style now show house in new orleans. this is the first one, and i think it goes with out saying that southerners love interior design and the event and show house have been a huge success.
from what i’ve seen on social media (use the instagram hashtag to see all the news #southerstylenow) the house had a lot of amazing rooms, but i have to say my favorite space is the bedroom designed by paloma contreras. i’m even more proud because paloma is a dear friend of mine, she is such amazing person and talent. it’s been so amazing to watch her career take off, first a domino cover, then one of house beautiful’s next wave designers, and of course we all know and follow her fabulous blog la dolce vita.
i love paloma’s room because it’s beautiful and elegant. there is softness to it with the subtle ivory fabrics and monogrammed linens by leontine linens, but there’s also some drama with the bold ikats and velvets. she even mixes in a few pieces of classic blue and white. then there’s the backdrop of the beautiful de gournay wallpaper. if you are in question about what southern style is like now, well, take notice, paloma’s room, the beauty, the restraint and the subtle drama defines it.
i’m in the mood for summer and that has me thinking about pools (see yesterdays pool news here).
a few weeks i saw an older french film set on the cote d’azur called la piscine, starring romy schneider, alain delon, and jane birkin. such a beautiful and glamorous cast. the film was quite dramatic and sexy, but what i couldn’t keep my eyes off was the la piscine. it’s almost summer, let’s go swimming!
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