Jason Wu’s Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection: modern with a traditional influence, tailored with a focus on the finest materials, glamorous but never fussy. Seen last February during New York Fashion Week courtesy of Brizo.
Jason Wu for Brizo collection in my Petite Powder Room at the 24th Annual York Decorator Show House: matte black finishes contrasting with soft whites, dramatic black lace florals paired with sexy nude tones, edgy snakeskin leather and shiny metal accents. Modern design elements. Baroque inspired florals.
“The snakeskin leather floor in this powder room is really just for show, kind of a fashion statement that is beautiful to look at, but not completely practical when it comes to everyday wear (much like a killer pair of stilettos).”
If you look closely, there is a small tube of Lancome lipstick on the dotted swiss ceramic tray. I believe the Jason Wu for Lancome collection is being launched this week. The egg on black stand? Symbolic of Wu’s guiding fashion mantra based on “strong femininity.” Jason Wu signed print courtesy of Brizo.
accessories via Blue Peacock Home
JASON WU FOR LANCOME
AN ICONIC OWL
Members of the Brizo #blogger19 were gifted with key chains bearing Jason Wu’s symbolic owl logo.
THINKING OF YOU, MR. WU
Fall 2013 runway ... black shiny large scale marble floor tiles inset with a border of equally large mirrored tile squares. In the center a huge sparkling chandelier ... bigger than the entire size of my powder room!
CLOSE UP READY
The small size of this half bath was a particular challenge. How does one make a tiny room stand out in a vast show house? I took my model thin space and dressed it dramatically from top to bottom. During the five weeks of the show, it certainly turned some heads.
PETITE POWDER BEFORE
PETITE POWDER AFTER
JASON WU FOR LANCOME
RUNWAY MEMORIES INSPIRE
THANK YOU, BRIZO
my NYFW experience courtesy of Brizo starts here
photo courtesy Brizo
Brizo understands that brands and businesses benefit from having ambassadors. This summer, they reunited almost 100 of their New York fashion week design bloggers to attend a three day reunion in Memphis, Tennessee. Why Memphis? Memphis is the home to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, their charity of choice. Brizo is passionate about improving lives, whether that involves designing cutting edge bath and kitchen fixtures that are as beautiful as they are efficient or giving back to the community that surrounds them. As an invited guest on this all expense paid trip, I was introduced to other design bloggers who share the #blogger19 alum status, and was taken on a guided tour of the St. Jude campus as part of our 3-day reunion experience.
TARGET HOUSE TOUR
The rotunda at Target House, a family residence on the St. Jude campus
ST. JUDE HOSPITAL TOUR
Inspirational artwork lines the walls at St. Jude
The mission of St. Jude, founded by entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of hope. That “no child should die in the dawn of their life.” St. Jude has been leading the way in pediatric cancer research since it opened its doors in the late 1960s. They provide treatment for FREE to the children who need it most. They also provide a long-term place to stay for children AND their families during their treatment. Having spent a couple nights on various occasions at Boston Children’s Hospital with one of my own boys, I was completely impressed with the attention given to establishing a healing environment that takes the entire family into consideration. I will share more about what I saw at St. Jude as well as what we saw on our Brizo factory tour in another post. For now, I am going to take the liberty of posting a veritable scrapbook of photos from my #blogger19 reunion. When you are immersed in an engaging experience that creates lasting memories, the people you share those days with become like family. So these pics are for you, my @Brizo #blogger19 family ...
Reunited with my peeps from February #blogger19 Fashion Week:
Cristi, Laura, Donna, and Judd from Brizo
Cristi and Laura
with Lisa, Laura, Marilyn and Donna
Todd and Adele
Boston designer Linda with her #blogger19 pal Gloria
wtih Marilyn and Cristi
with Judd and Donna
Marilyn and Erika
photo booth op: team Brizo’s Seth, Jon, Sam and Judd
team Brizo incognito
yes, I am sporting a tiara (it was a long, emotional day, after all!)
iphone case design tricks – thanks, Toni!
Seth and Trevor: bright lights, big ideas
raffle winners: Marilyn and my #YorkShowHouse pal Barbara
Carrie and Michelle with their Brizo gift baskets
Cheryl also won ... just as I predicted!
St. Jude received a donation with each basket given away
getting silly: boas + tiaras with Cheryl, Sam, Brandon, Judd, Nicole
Smile! Kristen, Judd, Brandon
Tiaras for everyone! Courtney, Lisa, myself, Manvi, Paul
Dubai x2: Manvi and Laura
CLOSING EVENT: DINNER AT
ITTA BENA BLUES CLUB
(day event factory tour info to come!)
Itta Bena above BB King blues club on Beale Street = all ours!
sit down dinner after many “last night” photos are taken ...
Brizo’s Laura, Jai, and Marilyn
Adele, Barbara, Barbara, et moi
Dubai + Interior Designer Chat
Canadian contingent: Corey, Jonathan, Meredith
with Kristen and Elvis
Donna of Savvy Interiors, JB of Building Moxie, Eric of StudioM
my Chicago design sister
2cute: Cristi and Niki
happy to meet: Michelle, Eric, and Carmen
like-minded marketers: striking a pose with Whitney
the fab-four one last time (for now!) Marilyn, Donna, Barbara + me
where we stayed: The Peabody Hotel (ducks included)
how we were treated: like royalty
@Brizo #blogger19 Reunion
photo courtesy Brizo
P.S. Jason Wu is showing his Spring/Summer 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week on September 6th at 1pm. Watch the live stream here, then let me know what you think of it!