So, it's time to show off a bit. I am going to show off about the weather in Mexico City. It's usually quite mild all year around and winter months especially are lovely because it can get quite sunny and although temperatures are cooler it's perfect for sitting out. Here I am sitting in my terrace wearing my camel-colored suede boots purchased in Saks 5th Av. alongside my Prada bag. Now that's showing off...
And here is our golden retriever Jambo, looking very regal also dressed in camel (!)
I love how flowers in Mexico bloom all year around, check out my azaleas!
Continuing with our theme of beautiful Scandinavian homes in Elle Decoration, I thought it would be ideal to show you this breathtaking uncluttered apartment in Copenhagen. I love the soothing monochromatic palette with subtle touches of grey. As in yesterday's Danish home (here) this apartment also has white wooden floors, white walls and white ceilings allowing the weak northern European winter light to bounce off and multiply. I also love the way the vintage objects take center stage against the neutral background. And last but not least, please check out the sheet hanging over the bed in the bedroom, what a great spontaneous canopy!
Simplicity. That is what this house transmits..., but simplicity with a bit of edge and lots of style. This monochrome Danish apartment photographed by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer will appear in the January 2013 issue of the great British magazine Elle Decoration - one of my favorite magazines of all times and which I can actually purchase in Mexico City (thank God).
What is my favorite piece of this whole apartment? Maybe the olive tree sitting regally in a black pot... I also love love love the the sheer curtains in the bedroom. And by the way, I am fascinated with the oval wall where the custom-made desk has been placed in front of the window. I also adore the way the white ceiling is an extension of the white walls which in turn are an extension of the white floors. Very nice.
The table is fully set for lunch, this time of year is all about celebrating with friends and family.
It's the first time I've placed the Christmas tree in the dining room.
I got this Christmas ornament in San Francisco a few years ago.
The tree is actually a live tree which I ordered over the internet.
Check out the miniature sweaters that hang from the tree, aren't they adorable?!
They are hand made by the mother of a friend of mine.
A view of the dining room from the living room.
Even the guest bathroom has a touch of Christmas with the linen towel.
The foyer of our house has red ornaments which I purchased in Zara Home.
A typical Mexican nativity scene.
Christmas is literally just around the corner and it's the perfect time of year to invite friends and family over. After setting up the tree and Christmas decorations a few friends came over for lunch. In Mexico the month of December is taken up by Christmas lunches and dinners, everybody's schedule is usually very busy.
It can’t get any better if you have your favorite pair of jeans and button-up shirt in the same outfit. I fell in love with these jeans as soon as I saw them on Karlie Kloss during Fashion’s Night Out. Back in September I wrote a post on them in Two Clouds in the Sky as a trend alert and I was definitely right. After a long month of trying to convince my parents these were the perfect pair of jeans and I needed them in my closet. I finally came up with the money and I did not wait a second to get them. I first struggled to find ways to style them but after a wile it was like they had been mine forever. Because these jeans make a big statement it is best if you pair them up with a simple shirt and shoes. Some people might say buying GOLDEN jeans is a huge risk, but to all those people I encourage them to take the risk. Fortunatly more and more stores are offering these types of jeans so they start to get easier and easier to find.
"These images..., are they paintings or are they photographs?" That is precisely what I asked myself when I set my eyes upon them for the first time. Well, it turns out that they are in fact photographs, incredible but true, and they are the creation of the French photographer Laurent Chehere. This Parisian, who used to be in advertising, one day decided to drop everything and dedicate his life to his true passions, traveling and photography.
I love his management of color, as well as the way he has handled the images to make them look ethereal, even surreal.
I have to admit it... I am a total neat freak, a crazy control freak and I think I suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (well not really, but nearly). I obsess over details, I am an incorrigible perfectionist and I pick up after everyone as if I were a mad woman. So, when I bump into homes like this one I realize that there IS beauty in spontaneity, dysfunction, in eccentricity, in imperfection and in eclecticism. Not everything has to be perfect to be beautiful, on the contrary. I vow to change my ways...