1040 FIFTH AVE.

last week i pulled out my old sotheby’s catalog from the jackie kennedy sale many years ago. i have looked at it so much that it’s almost falling apart…. you know how obsessed i am with jackie and her style. 

here are some pictures of her park ave. apartment she lived in when she moved back to nyc. all of these images are in the catalog and so many of the things in these rooms were apart of the sotheby’s sale. like jackie, these rooms are so stylish and filled with restraint. 

i’m in nyc this week…just yesterday i walked past 1040 FIFTH ave. while strolling through central park. i looked up and thought about jackie. i just had to do this post. 

Oscar de la Renta

ALL THE GLAMOUR

the highlight of my recent trip to houston was getting a private tour of the new exhibit on oscar de la renta at the the museum of fine arts houston, perfectly named the glamour and romance of oscar de la renta. most of you know oscar is one of my style icons and i’m a devoted fan. getting to see his beautiful clothes over the years up close and in this amazing setting was a treat. 

the exhibit was a continuation of the exhibit that was in san francisco last year, however, andrea leon talley, who curated the show, made this show it’s own. i believe he only used about 40 pieces from the sf show and added so many more looks donated by the great ladies of texas- lynn wyatt and laura bush to name a few. 

andre, along with my friend erika bearman, told the story of oscar’s life long inspiration…his early years in spain, the influence of russia and asia on his collections, and of course his constant inspiration (mine too), his beautiful garden in kent. there also were so many recognizable and iconic dresses sprinkled through out worn by actresses, models, society, brides, and first ladies.

oh what a show! if you are in houston any time soon, you must see it. we all need a little more glamour in our lives and romance too. enjoy!

 

 

PP/81- PRETTY PINS THIS WEEK

you’d think i would have the holidays on my mind, not yet. i’m thinking about zuber, georgetown architecture, zuber, pretty flowers, american antiques, yellow, and always, jackie. 

here are my favorite pinterest pins this week- aren’t they pretty?! happy sunday!