Destination Mustique? If only. We've just wrapped up a six-day Thanksgiving break that felt a bit like Spring Break gone bad. Those jetting off to sunny climes were probably giddy with the extra time, while we pedestrians of the stay-at-home sort rued the pre-holiday holiday. Still, it left a lot of time for flipping though magazines and making wish lists.
You might have spied Irving & Fine's linen tunic in Town & Country, above, and I can attest they are fine, indeed. I had lunch with Miguel Flores-Vianna when I was in New York and at the end of our meal he said, "Would you like to go to a souk?" Gee. Sure. Not my usual post-nosh notion, but why not?
Lisa Fine was there with her wares and I marveled at the pleats just above the elbow, just below the embroidery. She and Miguel both wore these amazing bracelets - one large chunky gold bead on a cord. While their triplet could not be had, the jeweler was there and his pieces are remarkable. Heads-up Angelenos - both Irving and Fine and Jaisalmer Arts Jewelry will be at Hollywood at Home Friday and Saturday. Plus, Peter Dunham's shop, like Dunham, is exponentially charming and always worth a visit.
Speaking of Miguel Flores-Vianna, he is hosting a sale of some very personal pieces at One Kings Lane beginning December 7th. You can see more coverage from Courtney at Style Court here.
Hate to wait? Immediate gratification more your style? Jennifer Boles of The Peak of Chic is offering up some of her amazing collection of design books on One Kings Lane tomorrow. I'd give my eye teeth for that library. Will Dictator Style be in the offing? Hmmm...I'm not sure, but click in and see. She did a great review of the book here.
Also, I receive so many notices for events across the country and I'm never sure what warrants a post. I've added a page in my margin with a calendar for events nationwide. It's just the kind of thing I start and let fizzle, but I'm going to give it a go. Let me know what you think.
Image, top, Vanity Fair, December, 2010, styled by John Olsen, primary photography by Stuart Tyson/Studio D, truly amazing beaded and leopard coat, photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna (hey! crazy coincidence) via Irving and Fine; flier via Peter Dunham at Hollywood at Home, bed image via Miguel Flores-Vianna, Dictator Style via Jennifer Boles's Biblio Style.