NYFW Spring 2015 Trends – Part 2

NYFW Spring 2015

If you’ve been following New York Fashion Week, (NYFW Spring 2015), there is no doubt that you’ve noticed some of the same trends that I am covering here.  New York Fashion Week isn’t over yet, and I’m sure these trends will be popping up again and again before the end of tomorrow, the end of Fashion Week, so keep your eyes peeled.

Gingham

Gingham has definitely had a strong presence on the runway this season, in all sizes, colors, and used in a myriad of silhouettes.

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 Trends - Gingham | Cozy•Stylish•Chic #NYFW #ss2015

Palm Trees

Move over fiddle leaf fig.  Ok, maybe the fiddle leaf fig was more of  fixture in interiors rather than fashion, but after this round of shows, the palm tree is sure to take over where the fiddle leaf fig left off. [Read more...]

NYFW Spring 2015 Trends – Part One

NYFW Spring 2015 Trends- Initial Observations

We are in the midst of Day 5 of New York Fashion Week (NYFW Spring 2015)  and already, I am seeing a few trends starting to take shape.  First, a few initial observations: there is an absence of the saturated color we saw this past spring, and instead colors are leaning towards moody shades that can almost be mistaken for a fall color palette: inky blues, ochre, olive, dusty mauve, yam. And of course, black and white is always a staple on the runway.

Here are a couple of notable themes recurring on the runway this season thus far:

A Play on Black and White Stripes

Instead of using bright, bold color to make a statement this season, designers are instead using black and white stripes and are playing with proportion, spacing  and angles to create visual interest.

NYFW SS2015 Trends - A play on black and white stripes

Photo Credits: Halston Heritage, Cushnie et Ochs – Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimage.com, Altuzarra – Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com, Victoria Beckham-Gianni Pucci / Indigitalimages.com

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Luxury Furnishings from Christopher Guy – Las Vegas Market Summer 2014

Christopher Guy -Las Vegas Market Summer 2014

There is no other luxury furnishings brand that embodies the jet-setter lifestyle like Christopher Guy.  Founded by designer and CEO Christopher Guy Harrison, just the mention of his name conjures up visions of grandeur and opulence – mink throws, gilt gold, silk satin, plush velvets, tufted upholstery.

I last visited the Christopher Guy showroom in July 2013, and while several pieces that I saw back then from the Mademoiselle collection are still present, fresh, new introductions in dramatic and exaggerated shapes have now been added to complement and round out the luxury furnishings on the showroom floor. [Read more...]

4 Essentials for a Touch-Free, Germ-Free Bathroom

The Touch-Free, Germ-Free Bathroom

Let’s face it – the bathroom isn’t usually the cleanest room in the house – especially if you have little boys like I do.  So let me take you through the cleanest bathroom experience, where the only thing you’ll have to touch is the zipper and button on the top of your pants… and maybe a remote to change radio stations while you’re doing your business. The ultimate bath ensemble for the high-end germaphobe.

The Touch-Free Light Switch

The Adorne® Wave Switch by Legrand

Upon making your entrance into the bathroom, a simple wave at the Wave Switch by Legrand will turn on the lights.  The nice thing about this switch plate is available in a variety of options – colors, metals, wood, and a custom option for those using wallpaper. Whatever your style may be – they’ve got it covered. Prices start at $49 for the Wave switch and $4.78 for the switch plate.

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Touch-Free Toilets

Say the word “toilet” and the first thing that comes to mind is germs – and lots of ‘em.  Technology, however, has come to the rescue with a selection of touch-free toilets. [Read more...]