Lanvin + Ladurée = A Divinely Decadent Accessoration!

Lanvin's delightful designer Alber Elbaz's collaboration
with the sublime French patisserie Ladurée
is the "tastiest accessoration"
of 2012!!!!

Whimsical sketches of "French Femmes" by Alber
cover a white Ladurée box,
tied with bright red grosgrain ribbon,
plus eight pink bubble-gum flavored macarons ....
make this the chicest hostess gift yet!!! 

Thanks to fashion's fabulous duo MK & WR
for this yummie treasure ....
You're welcome back anytime!!!

Dover Street Market ..... A Final Look at Summer 2010!

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Labour & Wait, Shoreditch




Petersham Nurseries, Surrey




Michael Costiff's World Archive&




Undercover Co. Ltd., Japan


Lanvin installation


On July 14, 2010 "tachiagari" starts at Rei Kawakubo's wonderfully curated shopping delightDover Street Market. The literal translation ..... "new beginnings" ....... refers to the three days when the store is closed for it's bi-yearly "re-do" ...... followed by it's re-opening with the new fall/winter designer collections, a selection of new resources, and inspired new shops!!!!


But, before this metamorphous begins, I thought a final reflection on the current 
spring/summer 2010 presentation would be appreciated!!!


The current fashion & accessory selections are extraordinary and it is fascinating to see each designer's shop reflecting the individual "personality" of their collection. I am particularly charmed by the Lanvin display ......... soooooo chic, so tasty, soooo Lanvin!!!!


The eclectic and innovative "non-fashion" installations are smart and stylish. Petersham Nurseries' main floor cut-flower stall is charming, while the fourth floor includes a chic garden shop featuring a variety of eco-friendly potted plants, as well as a unique collection of vintage & new Venetian glass vases, glasses, and paper weights. The outpost of Shoreditch's "functional products emporiumLabour & Wait has a vintage feel .... but with a modern twist. The unique World Archive collection from Michael Costiff is a treasure trove of fabulous finds from everywhere, and the center piece of Jun Takahashi's Undercover shop is a fabulous re-purposed vintage light bulb installation ........ the black, charcoal, & silver stenciled walls are stunning too!!!


What's more "au courant" than ecology, sustainability, uniting the world, and beauty, form & function!!! This current "incarnation" is fabulous ....... but, I  can't wait to see the newest "new beginnings" on July 17th!!!!


I adore shopping at London's Dover Street Market ..... 
And I love that it closes for "re-invention" .....
That's the ultimate "re-accessoration"!!!!