Fashionistas in the home

September 24, 2010

Friend and fabulous NYC force, Rima Suqi, has a new book (her 4th but who's counting?) featuring over 100 fashion designers in their spaces.  Seeing how these visual story tellers live spikes interest.  You can see where the home is influenced by their fashion and visa versa.   Of course, Ralph is full on Americana in Colorado while Donna Karan's pad in the Turks and Cacaos is a Balinese dream.  The most interesting places were the lesser known designers. You feel like you know them better after a seeing their home.  Several designers whose fashions just don't speak to me translated their interiors in a way that did like Betsy Johnson. Her perfectly pink dining room with iconic knoll chairs (nice modern touch) feels like Betsy (girlie) but also fresh and grown up. I'd love to serve dinner in that room.   And the wood paneled library in Eva Chow house has amazing desks by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann so chic and well proportioned they make me want to sell a body part to buy one for myself.   Assouline is top dog publisher and did a fantastic job of putting this together. This book would dress up any coffee table.

Check it out,  $65 at

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Henley on the Horn said...

I can't wait to read it!

The Smiths in NYC said...

Thanks for all the great tips!!!

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