Archives for: February 2012

A Special Something to "Tote" Around St. Barth!!!

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I couldn't resist .... 
and it's not even mine ....
and best of all .....  I couldn't even buy it!!!

But, it was the most divinely fabulous
"accessoraion"
anywhere in Saint Barth!!!

Congratulations Louis Vuitton ....
you rock!!!

Chicest 2012 "Fashion Accessorations" @ Henry Lehr!!!

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This past weekend, I found the most divine
"fashion accessorations"
in East Hampton,
at my very favorite store ...

These "to die for" distressed, 
worn-washed canvas and leather, 
Italian high-top sneakers, 
with zipper detail from
are "beyond the best"!!!

They are the accessorator's hippest 2012
"dream accessorations"!!!

I had to have every pair in my size!!!
You too???

"Over-Accessoration" Decorates Barbie's Trash House!

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"THE TEENAGER'S BEDROOM" 

 

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"THE KITCHEN"

 

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"AFTER THE CLEANUP"

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"THE BEDROOM"

 

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"THE LAUNDRY ROOM"

 

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"WORKING FROM HOME"

 

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WORKING FROM HOME (detail)

 

St Louis based artist 
created this 2011 series of photographs examining 
Barbie's miniature world ....
where she was living as a "hoarder"!!!

There is a very fine line between being a "hoarder"
& being an "accessorator" ....
 these over-stuffed rooms definitely 
cross that line!!!

Be careful "accessorators" ....
this could be you!!!!

The Chicest Paul Smith in Paris ......... Tourrette!!!!

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English designer Paul Smith has a collection of the
most fabulously "accessorated" stores 
through-out the world!!!

Last year I stumbled upon my current favorite,
possibly the smallest & most unusual,
Tourrette, located at 70 Rue de Grenelle, Paris!!!

According to Smith, "The store dates back to the Thirties
when La Tourrette was opened by Monsieur Tourrette 
as a "Bougnat";
the left side of the shop selling coal, 
the right side selling wine,
supplies considered to be the staples of a Parisian winter."

Applying a universal design philosophy to all of his shops,
his design team has re-invented the space, 
while still being "sympathetic 
to it's history & retaining its identity."

The store has not changed either inside or out ...
the floors, the walls, the details,
& the original signage remain in place, 
with the addition of "vintage inspired" fixtures.

Smith's stores are all "accessoration's supreme"!!!

Currently this is my favorite ......
but who know's what's next in the world of 

Alexandre da Cunha's First NYC Show @ CRG Gallery!!!

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KENTUCKY PIED DE POULE I (2012)  
mop heads, dye, curtain rod 
68 7/8 x 41 3/8 x 6 1/4 inches

 

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KENTUCKY PIED DE POULE II (2012)
mop heads, dye, fittings
106 1/4 x 64 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches

 

Brazilian born, London based artist 
first show in NYC,
KENTUCKY PIED DE POULE,
is at CRG Gallery.

"Da Cunha takes everyday objects- 
beach towels, curtain railings, mop heads-
and turns them into sculpture that, at a cursory glance,
ask to be considered formally,
with Modernist and Minimalist language."

The KENTUCKY PIED DE POULE series refers to
the elegantly woven tapestries 
that are made from dyed mop heads!!!

"Kentucky" is the brand of the mop,
while "pied de poule" is French 
for the houndstooth pattern, 
created by the woven mops!!!

Da Cunha's improvisational & interesting use of 
traditional commercial objects
that are transformed into daring "works of art,"
makes this extraordinary exhibition
an accessorator's "must-see"!!!