Betsy Bloomingdale

A LIFE IN STYLE

style icon betsy bloomingdale passed away last year. she was always best dressed and always had the biggest and brightest smile. i love the pictures of her in gowns with big ruffles and bows, dripping in diamonds and yes, always with that smile. 

she was known as being the perfect entertainer, obsessed with details, a lover of chinoiserie and english antiques, a philanthropist, a couture collector and nancy reagan’s best friend. her estate in hombly hills was also very well known. the nine bedroom italian villa was built in 1929 and was decorated by billy haines for the bloomingdales in the 1950’s. the home has recently been in the news. tom ford just bought the estate for a reported 39 million dollars. 

on march 30th christies will host an online auction of betsy’s personal items- her books, antiques, gowns, furniture, jewelry and all of her famous dishes. she never wanted a guest to be served on the same dishes twice….

the auction is called betsy bloomingdale: a life in style. that pretty much says it all. what a life, so much style, and of course, we will never forget that beautiful smile. 

 

 

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PP/46- PRETTY PINS THIS WEEK

i have white and neutrals on my mind. i think it has something to do with my new obsession, hubert de givenchy’s chateau du jonchet outside of paris.

the chateau’s interiors are mostly white with the perfect mix of natural wicker, ivory slipcovered sofas, white plaster chandeliers, modern art, white lacquered parsons tables and lots and lots of baskets….

here are some of my favorite pinterest pins this week….i’m in the mood for clean, simple, graphic and yes, lots of white!

Christian Dior Fall 2017

BLUE NEWS

you all know how much i love blue, especially navy blue, therefore, i was thrilled to see an entire fall 2017 collection based around my favorite color. 

maria grazia chiuri, formerly at valentino, turned our her 3rd collection for the house of christian dior today in paris. the collection was all about blue- blue denim, navy blue peacoats, blue dresses, blue gowns, even blue overalls….everything was blue, and everything was chic!

congrats maria on your brilliant collection and for making blue todays big news!

photographs from vogue. see the entire collection here.