In this Fall's fashion issue of Departures magazine is a beautiful and mostly wearable editorial...Read More
I'm very taken with the ikat pattern used on the new tableware collection, Hermés Voyage en Ikat, which I came across on the Quintessance Blog. The Ikat pattern, typically used on fabrics has had many iterations over the last few seasons. Hermes, however raised the design bar and re-imagined this age-old hand weaving craft into a beautiful contemporary china pattern. Benoit-Perry Emery, artistic director of tableware at Hermes at the AD Home Show, where the collection was introduced explained ikat "as a timeless Indonesian weaving technique, celebrating the enduring dialogue between East and West." Based on the dazzling jewel tones of sapphire, ruby and emerald, 24 carat matte gold gives an additional burnished elegance to each piece, making this Bohemian-luxe collection the perfect place setting for summer stylish dining.Read More
KAFTAN OR TUNIC?
As the temperature climbs during the summer months, thoughts turn to looks that are breezy, loose and relaxed. Kaftans, thanks to the current '70s bohemia trend are back. Whenever I think of a kaftan I see Elizabeth Taylor, Queen of the Kaftan, who seemed to me at least, to be wearing them constantly for all occasions, formal and otherwise. Because they're full length and often billowy, there's scale and proportion to consider, as none of us want to look overwhelmed by yards of fabric and beading.Read More