6 posts tagged "Just One Eye"
Last week, Chloé designer Clare Waight Keller and her family flew from Paris to Los Angeles—partially for work, but also for pleasure. Here, she shares her snapshots of surfers, palm tree forests, and vintage vans exclusively with Style.com.
Surrounded by a forest of palms in the Coachella Valley Preserve, where the palm trees reach seven stories high. They are the most incredible sight and grow around an oasis, which is so peaceful and otherworldly you can’t believe it is only two hours from L.A.
The amazing temperature in California. I love it!
On my day off before heading to L.A., I hiked on the top of the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Desert. It’s one of the highest peaks in California at 8,250 feet, with a vertical climb to 10,500 feet. It is absolutely stunning. There’s incredibly fresh air and the smell of pine trees and amazing views. You go from desert cactus at the bottom of the mountain to snow at the top!
Surfers early on Sunday morning. I always head down to Santa Monica Beach to see them out on the waves. Continue Reading “Designer Diary: Clare Waight Keller’s Postcard From L.A.” »
Another collaboration? Don’t stop reading yet—this isn’t your average mash-up. West Coast art stars Kevin Johnson and Alexandra Fisher of Clamdiggin have joined forces with handbag designer Simone Harouche to create a truly original collection. “Clamdiggin painted my son’s nursery, and I have been obsessed with them ever since,” Harouche told Style.com. “Their aesthetics are all very organic and fluid. I knew I wanted to work with them on something special.”
Best known for her handbags made of antique textiles (and for styling celebs like Nicole Richie), Harouche asked Fisher and Johnson to hand-paint twenty-five New Zealand deerskin bags. Backpacks, flat clutches, and structured satchels got the Clamdiggin treatment and were embellished with the swirling, nature-inspired illustrations that have become the duo’s signature.
Typically, Johnson and Fisher work on a much larger scale—they painted the giant slate murals at Spago Beverly Hills and designed wall coverings for Kelly Wearstler. “As varied and whimsical as some of their subjects may be, it somehow all works together in one beautiful story,” Harouche said. “I like to think my design aesthetic for Simone Camille handbags is the same.”
Label: Wilfredo Rosado
Need to Know: After years of working with Giorgio Armani, Wilfredo Rosado realized his dream was to launch his own fine jewelry collection. And in 2011, he did just that. Top international retailers like Bergdorf Goodman and Lane Crawford quickly snatched up his unique pieces. His cameos were an instant success, Gwyneth Paltrow wore his pink feather and diamond earrings to the 2011 Grammys, and ever since debuting his first collection, editors and buyers alike have championed his extravagant, eccentric take on diamonds.
When asked about his Fall ’13 collection, Rosado told Style.com that he has always been a fan of the Smoke series of burned furniture by the Dutch designer Maarten Baas. He’s fascinated by the idea of creating high-luxury pieces and treating them as common, non-precious objects. You can’t get much more precious than 18-karat gold set with sapphires, diamonds, and emeralds. But for Fall, Rosado inlaid his decadent wares with burned wood. He tells us they’re meant to be worn as everyday accessories.
He Says: “Should I call this collection ‘HOT’? I just want women—or men, for that matter—to look and feel cool wearing it, without feeling like they’re wearing the family jewels!”
Where to Find It: Bergdorf Goodman, Just One Eye, Neiman Marcus