Scent is an often overlooked aspect of interior design & space creation. Yet as nearly anyone who has entered a space can attest, it’s an integral part of the initial key impression. Indeed, if a space contains an unpleasant odor or scent, it may be such a deterrent that one may never revisit it again! Beyond this, though, there are the more fascinating aspects of various scents and aromas. And while it may seem trivial, there are subtle distinctions in the English language between the various nouns — scent, aroma, smell and odor.[Read more…] about Aroma Space Design
I recently stopped by the Vera Bradley store in Soho NYC at 411 W Broadway. I’ve never been in a Vera Bradley store before but it really was an experience – a very enjoyable one! The colors are so vibrant & cheerful. The staff is so friendly. It’s a very happy place. Curious, I googled the brand and discovered an interesting history behind the brand. Personally, the travel accessories were my favorites, especially their makeup bags with clear panels so you can find things quickly. I also liked the Stylist Necklace Sets. Beyond that, it’s a matter of preference.
Poppy Delevingne’s custom Chanel wedding dress was stunning enough with its intricate beading, sheer skirt and floral design, but when it was revealed that the dress converted to a cute short mini dress simply by detaching the sheer skirt, it became even more incredible. As if it isn’t enough to own one Chanel Haute Couture dress, but to have it serve as a wedding dress, party dress and yet be elegant and versatile enough to wear over and over again. This isn’t a first for the design company either– Chanel has produced convertible dresses in the past, which may be occasionally found at online retailers. Convertible wedding gowns are one solution for brides who would have otherwise opted for two wedding dresses– a formal gown for the ceremony and a shorter sexier dress for the reception party.
Designers have offered convertible wedding gowns as a practical solution by creating two-in-one wedding gowns that allow the wearer to conveniently add and/or detach various components of the dress without actually having to purchase two separate dresses as well as sparing brides inconvenience and hassle involved with coordinating two separate dresses. Certainly, owning a Chanel Haute Couture dress of any kind would be amazing but several other designers have also jumped on the convertible wedding dress bandwagon, including Reem Acra, Hayley Paige, Demetrios, Rosa Clara, Oscar de la Renta and Monique Lhuillier amongst others. And wedding gowns aren’t the only convertible dresses out there– convertible prom dresses and quinceanera dresses are also readily available. Chanel convertible dresses may also be found as vintage items and/or online, something to consider when searching for that perfect all-occasion dress.
After enduring a major snow storm last week, Lulu*s threw an amazing party to kick off New York Fashion Week on Friday February 7, 2014. A ton of great clothing and beauty products were on display with free beauty and fashion items offered to guests throughout the evening. Attendees mingled and sipped yummy cocktails while sampling the latest trends in fashion and beauty. All guests were invited upstairs to select one item of clothing from a selection of the latest styles to take home with them at the end of the night. Meanwhile, other guests spun the wheel for special prizes ranging from clothing to Lulu*s gift cards. By the end of the night, we were partied-out and departed with a few products to try at home.