I am so pleased to see the recent collaboration between two of my favorite companies, Scalamandré and Pierrepont Hicks! Were it not only pre-order, wouldn't this zebra tie be perfect for Father's Day? (PLUS, If your dad didn't like you could always "borrow" it for use as an awesome curtain tieback...). Anywho, both Scalamandré and PPH make beautiful & lasting objects d'art that I could eat with a spoon. Isn't it wonderful when two brands you love come together? This summer seems to be full of good collaborations :)
It’s no secret that Hamish Bowles is a knowledgeable and avid collector of vintage couture. Thus, I think Vogue’s latest move to film him on the hunt for new acquisitions is brilliant. Vintage Bowles follows the international editor-at-large around the globe on the kind of clothing expeditions you could only dream of: episode one, for example, shows HB perusing the digs of Eunice Johnson; episode two features the work of Charles James (whose work appears in my facebook cover photo). I can already tell that this is going to be awesome... cannot wait for episode three!
P.S. How great are Hamish's outfits? I love him!
Much to my delight, Schiaparelli is experiencing a bit of a revival! Designer Christian Lacroix is set to debut a 15-piece capsule collection during Paris' Couture Week in July. Better yet, the collection will be shown in the newly renovated salons of 21 Place Vendôme, the building which housed Elsa’s original studio (!!). I’m loving the space’s shocking pink silk tufted sofa and its Pierre Le-Tan mural. The works of Picasso and Cocteau reportedly adorn the walls; Schiap would have loved. Post Lacroix, more Schiaparelli collaborations are to come though the brand has remained very tight-lipped about exactly who is involved. Waiting with bated breath to find out what they’ll do next!