January 28, 2009

Paper Flowers at Chanel

Look at these unbelievable cut paper headpieces and runway decorations from the Chanel Spring 2009 Couture show. According to style.com, Japanese hairdresser Katsuyo Kamo (and team) "...scored and scissored out...the incredible constructs of paper roses, camellias, leaf fronds, and feathers that adorned each girl." Photos of the complete collection can be found on the Chanel website and style.com.

From style.com

From chanel.com

January 21, 2009

Hot off the Press: Rehearsal Dinner Menus

Here are some gorgeous rehearsal dinner menus and seating cards we just did for an upcoming wedding in Mexico. I think the ruby/espresso color combination is just stunning!

January 20, 2009

White House Style

The White House Long Ago, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Watercolor on paper
Image from the J.F.K. Presidential Library & Museum, www.jfklibrary.org

With all the excitement surrounding the Obamas' move into the White House there have been some wonderful articles about the White House's historical role as a showcase for American decorative art and culture. Here is a small selection of the recent coverage, including comparisons of the stylistic choices made by former First Ladies, as well as profiles of the taste makers who will be assisting the Obamas in transforming the White House into their new home:

Vogue's profile of the Obama's new Social Secretary, Desirée Rogers.

Domino's profile of Michael Smith, the White House's new interior decorator.

From The New York Times, "Hints of Agenda and Tone for New First Lady."

Via Domino's Daily Dose, Nick Olsen's comparison of Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan's decorating styles:
First Lady Decorating Smackdown: Jackie vs. Nancy, Round 1
Jackie vs. Nancy, Round 2

The New White House China, via Pigtown*Design. (You can view additional Presidential Services on the official website of The White House.)

For images of the famous Kennedy White House Restoration, check out the website for the J.F.K. Presidential Library & Museum, www.jfklibrary.org.

January 16, 2009

Rococo Rainbow

Colorways from left to right: frost & slate, rose & raisin, pear & espresso, sage & slate
Looking at all those macarons yesterday reminded me of this photo showing our Rococo design in a few different colorways; I think it's very reminiscent of the soft colors used at Ladurée. Although the pear-espresso colorway is by far the most popular for this design, these days I am partial to the frost-slate and rose-raisin versions. I wish someone would order it in lilac-lavender...I would love to see that!

Rococo in pear & espresso

Rococo in rose & raisin

Rococo in frost & slate

January 15, 2009

Paulette Macarons

I was just reading about this in the new Spring/Summer issue of Town & Country Weddings: "Beverly Hills pastry shop Paulette will bake macarons in your wedding colors..." ($4 for a box of 2 cookies).

Imagine the (delicious) possibilities! Yellow lemon, mint chocolate, pink grapefruit, dark brown Caribbean chocolate... well, you get the idea.

(All the stationery is by Blue Ribbon; All the photos of macarons are from the Paulette Macarons website, www.paulettemacarons.com)

January 14, 2009

New Custom Invitation Gallery

The new custom invitation gallery is ready! In addition to a selection of invitation suites, I have included photos of the pretty extras (menus, programs, favors, welcome booklets, etc.).  Enjoy!

January 13, 2009

Modern Bouquets Invitation Suite for Wedding Paper Divas

The Invitation

This is a new wedding invitation suite I designed for Wedding Paper Divas called Modern Bouquets. This particular suite is printed on their beautiful ecru paper stock and is available in three different colorways: soft pink (shown), sage, and verbena. I think the stylized hydrangeas make this the perfect choice for a Spring or Summer wedding. (Visit weddingpaperdivas.com for pricing and purchasing information.)

The entire Modern Bouquets suite, including Save the Date, folded Thank You, Invitation, Reply Card, Reception Card, Directions Card, and Seating Card

January 8, 2009

Chinoiserie in Lavender

This is the first time this design has been printed in Lavender and I am so happy with the results. Of course I love it as a 2-color design, but I think this deep purple works extremely well for a 1-color design and really makes the flowers in the border pop! Here's a little detail of the upper left hand corner:

January 6, 2009

A New Year!

Last month proved to be busier than expected so there was not a lot of time for posting, but here is a quick rundown of highlights from December:

Babar. Drawing Babar: Early Watercolors and Drawings, The Morgan Library & Museum (September 19, 2008 - January 4, 2009).

This exhibition has already ended, but you can still view items from the exhibition on the Morgan Library's website, www.themorgan.org, including the original maquette for Histoire de Babar.

(Image above from the Morgan Library's website: Jean de Brunhoff , "The elephants carried Babar, Arthur, and Celeste in triumph," study for Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, 1931, watercolor, The Morgan Library & Museum. Gift of Laurent, Mathieu, and Thierry de Brunhoff, and purchased with the assistance of The Florence Gould Foundation and the Acquisitions Fund, Fellows Endowment Fund, Gordon N. Ray Fund, and Heineman Fund, 2004.)

Holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman. This year the Four Seasons were rendered in magical winter white. You can view all the holiday windows on the Bergdorf Goodman website, www.bergdorfgoodman.com.)

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona. A trip to see my parents gave me the oportunity to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's amazing "camp" in the desert. (For tour information, visit www.franklloydwright.org.)

This year's Christmas Tree. Not as elaborate as anything in Midtown, but it is our tallest one yet and was fun to decorate (Whistler helped).

And of course, some beautiful new print jobs!
Like the Rococo invitation set below that was printed in a custom sage green colorway.