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30.9.11

{brand new at this is glamorous}

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. . . and in between the unpacked suitcases and last-minute trips, overflowing inboxes and busy days at the office, the starry autumn nights in silvery shoes and champagne, there was time to dream up brand new and wonderful things . . . one of which, is below . . .

[exciting news after the jump] x



{storage inspiration: silver trays & julep cups}

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. . . whether gold leaf or silver, seem to be on the topic of trays quite a bit recently, for storage and for display, whether it is used for a few favourite scents [above], or an array of beautiful compacts [below], everything always seems a little more refined when displayed on an elegant tray . . .


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. . . and currently, make-up brushes, touche éclat, q-tips, and tortoise-shell combs reside in finished diptyque glass candle holders, but perhaps, julep cups in silver and gold may be a lovely change . . .

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left to right: jamali garden silver julep cup, $13 // odiot hand-engraved sterling silver coco goblet, $3,478 the silver peacock, NYC, 212.426.2610 // william-wayne & co. silver julep cup, $28, 800.318.3435 // odiot hand-engraved uutrichienne vermeil goblet, $1,766, the silver peacock, NYC, 212.426.2610


{images: top, mottahedeh & co. silverplate ribbon tray, $45; centre, photographed by francois halard; all via vogue daily}

{décor inspiration: an artful arrangement}

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. . . there is something about this room that brings one back, over and over again -- perhaps it is the warm floods of light, or the bright flowers and abstract art, or artful arrangement of lovely things -- or perhaps -- like summer white & leopard print, it has the feeling of transition, from warm summer days to crisp autumn nights . . .


{image: style at home via marcus design}

29.9.11

{at the shops: always glamorous gold}

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. . . overcast autumn days call for a little extra sparkle, and a delicately lovely bangle, in rose gold vermeil and stunning gold leaf tray may be just the thing to brighten cloudy days . . .

{p.s.} a second guest post at once wed today: click here to have a look x

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{p.s.} previous at the shops:
* gemma redux, new york
* morning calm, south korea
* loom, australia
* florence & florence, uk
* lady grey, new york
* ralph lauren, paris
* neology by mina, brooklyn


{1 - Our Family Jewels LA; 2 - up in the air somewhere via kathryn's pinterest}

28.9.11

{wedding wednesday: guest post at once wed}

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. . . off to a lunch date with p, and afterwards, it's work, [coffee], work, [macarons], work [& a trillion emails] . . . and moving things from the office to a favourite café for a change of pace -- but first -- a quick stop to tell you that this week, guest posting at once wed, a series of posts filled with a certain joie de vivre -- the first of which is today:

[click here], for a little romantic inspiration . . .


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{p.s.} isn't this french dot veil trimmed in lace the most startlingly lovely thing ever?


{header by once wed, veil by kristi bonnici, full credits here}

27.9.11

{all in a day's work & a quick hello}

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. . . a very quick hello on one of those days where everything seems to be getting away -- there are deadlines and amazingly long to-do lists, arrangements and appointments, and the emails have been piling up for days, and so, it's coffee and back to work . . .

hope your week is off to a perfect start,
roséline xo


{image: interior by peter dunham -- thanks cb!; via dreamy spaces via marcus design}

26.9.11

{at the office: a python laptop case}

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. . . and after searching the internets for a glamorous ipad case, my macbook air still travels around in an old foley & corinna black soft glazed leather jet set tote -- perhaps, time to pick up something new and this python laptop case [in chocolate], may be just the thing, matched, of course, with a pair of snakeskin studded valentino's . . .

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{linn python laptop case via su-shi; snakeskin studded valentino's via park & cube}

25.9.11

{happy autumn + have a beautiful weekend}

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. . . and it would seem that september whirled by more quickly than the rest, and suddenly, it is autumn, and as promised, have been adding dashes of white, here & there, for just a few moments longer, at least until the leaves begin to fall, [although must confess, beginning to fall in love with the thought of cosy sweaters and romantic nights by the fire], and while things may have been happily filled with busy-ness the past few weeks, this weekend has been a perfect change of pace, filled with sunshine and saturday markets, and today, perhaps brunch, the flower markets and a walk along the water . . .

hope you're having a magical autumn weekend, and that it's beautiful where you are, roséline xo



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a f e w l o v e l y l i n k s :
* travel: hotel daniel, paris
* design: williams british handmade {via wildfox}
* art: ball point pen paintings {via b for bonnie}

* at the office: this printer looks amazing
* at the shops: comme ci, comme ça
* how-to: night sky nails & lace

* design inspiration: the dior touch phone
* collection: alexa chung x madewell
* architecture: andersson-wise
* for traipsing about: scalloped ballerina flats & & snakeskin too
* travel: glimpses of paris, one & two
* fashion inspiration: this vintage dress
* autumn inspiration: a cosy pool house
* perfectly pretty: jill stuart rtw spring 2012

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{as always, a few things you may have missed}
* recent press: {this is glamorous} in we like we love magazine
* runway inspiration: day to night
* two lovely things: lace & leopard print
* nyc 1: 797 madison avenue
* nyc 2: tory burch at the lincoln center
* nyc 3: chadwick bell at the standard
* colour inspiration: shades of denim
* two lovely things: perfectly mismatched
* out the door & a quick hello
* favourite five: model, designer & author, india hicks

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a n d
n e w f o r t h e w e e k e n d :

* thoughts on a saturday: on happiness
* two lovely things: a place for everything
* at the office: gilded mirrors & zebra print
* décor inspiration: everything in its place
* hello & a few updates

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{p.s.} dress & bag are by ralph lauren, the shoes, by alexander wang


{image credits: 1- jean-marc palisse via
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24.9.11

{two lovely things: a place for everything}

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. . . and while on the topic of perfume bottles & lip gloss scattered about on desks and vanities, absolutely adore the idea of wicker baskets to keep everything in its place, from shoes in the entryway to books beside the bed . . .

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recent two lovely things

* lace & leopard print
* denim & tulle
* ruggedly refined

* green & white
* open shelves & elegant black
* a paris apartment & hermès
* perfectly mismatched


{1 - the marion house book; 2 - photography by darryl carter via luxe life}

{hello + a few updates . . .}

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. . . as the week's posts have been sporadic at best, thought it might be a little easier, [especially if you are just arriving], to include the events of the [much too short] stay in nyc below . . .

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mimosas with tory burch on madison ave // ladurée // an early lunch & lattes with laily

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the tory burch runway presentation at the lincoln center // the chadwick bell show at the standard // lunch with laily at pastis // kelly wearstler & bergdorf goodman soirée [fun photos to follow] // architectural digest & tiffany & co. soirée

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meetings // a stop by blue bottle for a quick latte & catbird in williamsburg, for a few pretty things, including a nallik by jean balk necklace [similar to this one], a stunning satomi kawakita bar ring, and a gold heart ring // a stop by brook farm general store in brooklyn [p picked up a waxed canvas book bag]


. . . and then, before we knew it, it was on the way out of the city to the utterly charming lakeview lodge in the mountains for the rest of the week . . .


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{at the office: gilded mirrors & zebra print}

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. . . without fail, every year, at this time, there is an extra fondness for layers, whether soft cardigans and long cashmere scarves out the door, or at home and in the office, where gilded glass, deep silk and sophisticated zebra print intermingle as if in a swirl of autumn splendor . . .

{p.s.} églomisé reproduction mirrored desk, lucite & sycamore lamp


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scan by {this is glamorous} from glamorous rooms by jan showers, abrams, new york, photography by ka yeung}

{on happiness}

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"The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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. . . and while the overcast mornings of autumn will surely come, as certainly as the november rain, today was one of those last unbearably bright and beautiful, warm and sun-drenched september days, reminding us to soak up every last single moment before it is gone . . .


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23.9.11

{new york 3: chadwick bell at the standard}

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. . . still sorting through a million photographs, including ones [p took] of the amazing mountain lodge in the adirondacks [can not wait to show you], and came across these ones of the chadwick bell spring rtw 2012 collection presentation at the standard -- again, had forgotten a camera, having only an iphone, and despite dim lighting and swirling motion, the photographs came out rather lovely . . .

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{p.s.} as always, more after the jump . . .


22.9.11

{favourite five: designer & author india hicks}

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In fairy tales, humble and gallant princes defeat their adversaries, succeed to kingdoms and marry beautiful princesses -- and although India Hicks’ family legacy would suggest that to be her destiny, and even though she is very proud of her heritage -- her life hasn’t been based on Prince Charming sweeping her off her feet -- instead, she has created her own happily ever after as a a successful model, designer and author.

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Born in London, India's father was famed interior decorator, David Hicks, and her mother, Pamela Hicks, the daughter to the Earl and Countess Mountbatten of Burma. As India's grandfather was the last Viceroy of India {and gave the country their independence in 1947}, she was appropriately given her name.

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As the Goddaughter of The Prince of Wales {and also his second cousin}, India was one of the bridesmaids at his wedding
to Lady Diana, above. Of the experience, she tells us that “riding in a horse drawn carriage in central London was rather magical . . .”

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At 17, India traveled from England to Italy, meeting up with designer Emilio Pucci, and was asked to model his catsuits.

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She then continued her studies in art and photography, and upon completion, moved to New York, where she was discovered by Ralph Lauren and began a successful career as a well-known fashion model of the 1980's and 1990's, modeling for the likes of J.Crew.

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In 2007, India hosted the Bravo interior design competition TV series Top Design.

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Now living in the Bahamas with her partner and four children, she has published an interiors book titled, 'Island Life', as well as a lifestyle/fitness/beauty book titled, ‘Island Beauty’ , and has also created a luxurious all-natural body and home fragrance line with Crabtree & Evelyn.

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According to India, her “father's great design legacy has impacted me and remains a source of influence...”

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And so, in addition to all of her designing achievements to date, India has also added a new fine jewelry line, influenced by her father [who once designed a line for the famed French jewelry house Chaumet], and her grandmother’s extensive and matchless jewelry collection, which included the Star Tiara of Queen Victoria [more about tiaras, here, if you like].

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In light of all her many projects and accomplishments, for this week's Favourite Five, we had the chance to sit down with India to find out her:

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{five favourite tips for living a successfully balanced life:}

1. Not indulging in too much of a social life. Now-a-days I would prefer to be at home tucking my children into bed than attending a social dinner, especially as evening hours can be so productive in the home office, no phones ringing, no interruptions, no dogs needing to be exercised.

2. Keeping your body and soul in shape. I try to exercise 5 days a week.

3. Being born under the star sign Virgo. We are phenomenally organised -- we even organize piles of paper clips.

4. Not being ashamed to ask for help, for instance, having some one else cook the kids dinner.

5. Not spending too much time worrying about the little things.


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* food editor & author: donna hay
* photographer: debi treloar
* painter: janet hill
* jewelry designer: suzie gallehugh
* artist: michelle armas
* jewelry designers: megan & moira flynn
* actress & writer: shiva rose
* jeweler: camille eddera
* artist: kimia kline
* actress & fashion muse: chloë sevigny
* floral stylist, part 1: denise porcaro
* floral stylist, part 2: denise porcaro
* fashion photographer & illustrator: garance doré
* interior designer & architect: nina freudenberger
* entrepreneurs: rent the runway
* designer: rachel ashwell
* interior designer: tricia foley
* photographer: romina shama
* jewelry designer: cc skye
* designer & ceramicist: reiko kaneko
* perfumer: anne mcclain

~ laily



{images: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 - photography by patrick cline for lonny, interior design by david flint wood; 2 - domino via a previous post; 9 - via india hicks; 10 - from island life via minty; 11 - collage by this is glamorous; 12 - india hicks by british photographer jason bell for viyella autumn/winter collection ad campaigns via rdujour}