Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Giuliana and Bill Rancic New House!


I love looking a peoples homes, it tells you so much about their personalities and of course I love interiors.  I especially love looking into celebrity homes as there generally is a great decorator involved and no expense spared!  One of those celebrity couples who recently had a new house built is one of my favourite couples, E's Giuliana & Bill Rancic.

Giuliana, Bill and Edward Duke on his christening!

We were there when she met her Bill, when she married him in that amazing wedding in Capri, Italy!  There when they built their first house, we were also there in her very public attempts to get pregnant.  There through Giuliana's public battle with breast cancer (very brave lady!).  We rejoiced with their public gestational suggorate pregnancy, and birth of baby Edward Duke! 

So I guess its no surprise that we feel like we know these two quite well, so when they built their new house in L.A. to welcome baby Edward Duke to the world,  had to be there and have a look at their gorgeous family home, designed by the amazingly talented Lonni Paul...


The white cupboards make this kitchen/meals area very spacious

I love the yellow of the lemons as a pop of colour in this otherwise all white kitchen

Giuliana wanted glamour and plushness and it is so achieved in this glamorous
sitting room

Grey with white detailing in the dinning room

The living room is elegant but also very comfortable 
Love the Herme throw rug along with the artwork!  What a
beautiful corner

The crisp white bedding contrasts brilliantly against the dark timber and walls

There are the personalised details scattered around the house

Giuliana's wardrobe... Okay I want!

Edward Duke Rancic, the initials on the cot

Giuliana & Bill didn't want your traditional baby boy room, instead they opted for
a nautical relaxed room and feel for Edward Duke's nursery!

The chevron striped rug pulls the room together. Quite a sophisticated nursery.

The all-white bathroom works so well with the rest of the house (I LOVE the leather upholstered
stool with the stud detailing!)

The water full feature on the pool

The lush private surroundings of the pool created by the stone and greenery 

 I personally love their colour palette, it's such a "ME" colour palette, in saying that I feel that the nursery needs some colour, like a red or yellow or aqua to go with the theme...

What do you think?

Chat soon!

Hxx





Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blake and Ryan's wedding more pics....


With Martha Stewart as their neighbour and close friend, it was a no-brainer as to who would plan the wedding of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively!

Martha's casual elegance is evident in these snippets that have been released to the media of the super private wedding!

The Marchesa designed wedding dress featured rose gold
embroidery and crystals!  Wish we could see more!



The elegant dessert table!  Their 35 guest no doubt enjoyed the sweets 



The yummy lemon meringue tarts!



Strawberry shortcakes with clotted cream!


Guests were given silhouette cards of the happy couple

The brides bouquet featured roses, jasmine, hydrangeas, andromeda,
along with rose gold covered petals

 Chat soon!

Hxx

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Goodbye Gossip Girl - Blair!

Right from the first moment we met Blair Waldorf, we knew she was the quintessential Upper East-side Princess.  You either loved Blair or you hated her, there is no middle ground and boy did she give you opportunities to do 
both...

One thing though you couldn't help but love is her fashion!  The "Queen Bee" of Constance Billiard School, she is alway immaculately dress!  Blair's style is always is combination of preppy, classic and polished. Flawless in every way.



Blairs love for skirts and dresses is evident by the fact you never see her wearing pants.  Very classy and lady-like you will never she her with unkept hair or lipstick out of place (apart from when she is kissing Chuck!).
Blairs love for high-end fashion is evident by the fact that Marc Jacob, Milly, Prada, Miu-Miu, Chanel, Vera Wang, Ellie Saad sit comfortably next to each other in that most enviable closet of hers.  
She loves her headband, opaque tights, floral skirts, cardigan.  She also loves her ball-gowns and throught the years we have seen some amazing gowns worn at the various parties/soirees that this Manhattan Princess has attended.















































































I have had many favourite Blair moments... too many for that matter... I have tried at the end of this article to showcase my all-time favourites, it has been very hard... here goes!


the amazing Marc Jacobs dress for the white ball!

A Thread Social dress in series one

3.1 Phillip Lim shift - love!

Wearing a one-off Marchessa at her Cottillion

Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti (speficially modified for the show!)

Oscar de la Renta ball gown, Christian Louboutin shoes and Harry Winston jewels!

Bensoni dress in the Louvre

Victoria Beckham (I LOVE this look!)

Ralph Lauren dress, Louboutins & Judith Leiber clutch

Jenny Packham

Alexis Mabille - the most amazing dress!

Dior!

Gryphon cape, Diane Von Furstenberg top, Alice + Olivia skirt
Miu Miu shoes & Fendi bag


My all time favourite is this... the amazing super embellished Ellie Saab pale blue wedding dress!!!!!!  Her elegant hair held back by a crystal-encrusted tiara fit for Queen Bee! I don't if its just the dress or the fact that she has finally married the love of her life but she is perfection!





Blair has come such a long way from the young girl we first met sitting on the steps of the MET having her yoghurt with her minions!

I am having withdrawal symptoms already!

Chat soon!

Hxx