October 31, 2011

happy halloween!

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.

~Author Unknown
ciao! fabiana

October 30, 2011

remember to have fun this halloween!


Every October, beautiful vibrant pumpkins peer out from porches and doorsteps in the United States and other parts of the world. 

Closer to the end of the month, these huge orange fruits carved with ghoulish faces and lit by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. 

Carving pumpkins into Halloween jack-o’-lanterns is a way of life here, but this tradition originated hundreds of years ago in Ireland. 

Back then, however, Ireland had no pumpkins, so jack-o’-lanterns were made out of turnips or potatoes. The practice of decorating “jack-o’-lanterns” comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy JackAncient Celtic cultures in Ireland carved turnips on All Hallow's Eve, and placed an ember in them, to keep evil spirits away. 

When Irish immigrants first arrived in America, they discovered pumpkins and a new Halloween tradition was born!

ciao! fabiana

October 29, 2011

sheer black fashion

Perfectly sexy styles for Halloween....

via who what where

ciao! fabiana

circle of moms

ciao! fabiana

October 24, 2011

an elegant halloween

Silver Jacks by Carolyne Roehm

Not a trace of orange to be found here. 

Black, white and silver touches 
add an elegant look to these 
spooky Halloween vignettes... 

A bar filled with yummy concoctions
Vintage Vignette

Black and White and Silver all over 
Glittery Party Favor
Magical Entry Display
Burlap Votives
Nobody does it like Martha for Halloween!
Simple and right to the point!
Living Room Fright

Spooky Ancestors

Haunted Starlets

Bleeding Candles

Cameo Pumpkin

Lovely Vintage Inspired Party with a tad of  orange

The Birds! Mantel

Smokey Grey Pumpkins
Ghostly Lanterns
Magical Pumpkin Path

Fountain of Dread

ciao! fabiana


While I’m here today, I wanted to share some of my "Tablescaping Essentials" with you. I have a whole page on the Amazon website with my favorite picks for setting a beautiful table.

Quite often time is of the essence, and I have last minute projects or events to work on, so I turn to Amazon for one or two day delivery. You’d be surprised at how many amazing items they have to offer! And I'm constantly updating this page with my new favorites. 

You can check it out here, at Tablescaping Essentials.

houndstooth love

I'm loving this Houndstooth look for fall
especially the little jacket worn
with jeans and the bright flats.  

ciao! fabiana

photo credit: who what wear

October 20, 2011

fashion insiders

My favorite looks are Lauren's and Emily's.  
They look so simple and stylish.

1. Jenna Lyons, President and Creative Director, J. Crew 
2.  Meredith Melling Burke, Senior Market Editor, Vogue  
3. Joanna Hillman, Senior Market Editor, Harper's Bazaar  
4. Hanneli Mustaparta, blogger/model/photographer  
5. Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Moda Operandi  
6. Laura Bailey, Contributing Editor, British Vogue
 7. Vanessa Traina, Contributing Fashion Editor, T
8. Amanda Brooks, Women's Fashion  Director, Barneys New York 
9. Mary-Kate Steinmiller, Fashion Market Editor, Teen Vogue  
10.  Emily Weiss, Founder, Into The Gloss

ciao! fabiana

photo credit: who what wear

October 18, 2011

l.a. vintage style home

Designer Kristan Cunningham mixes and matches design styles in her historic 1925 L.A. home.  She creatively modernizes this vintage home with simple and inexpensive flea-market finds.  As you take a visual tour of this home, enjoy all the gothic-style arches in the doors, windows and even the staircase.  I love the simple color pallet and rich textures.  

Do you recognize Kristan from HGTV'S "Design on a Dime"? 

ciao! fabiana

photo credit: LA Times

the real housewives at lunch

Kyle, Nene, Ramona,  Caroline and Vicki
How about a power lunch with these gals?  
Who would intimidate you the most? 
And, can you explain these pictures?
I can't.

ciao! fabiana

October 17, 2011

house beautiful's factory girl apartment

Designer Heather Moore created this luxurious space for Designer Vision: Cinema Style, and was inspired by the movie Factory Girl

Located at 1212 5th Avenue in New York, this apartment is designed to honor Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol and Jed Johnson who were featured in the film. 

Heather used mid-century pieces, modern items and organic textures in this chocolate brown living space. Paint color is Ralph Lauren's Suede paint in Arrow Wood.

In the morning, the dining room walls
 become more orange, and less brown.  
I love the sputnik chandelier. 

Artwork is influenced by Warhol's signature vivid colors.

 Veranda Bamboo tiles are reminiscent of a fluted column. 

Petite footstools with faux-lambswool tops.

Iconic photography and 1950's sconces dominate the entry. 

the movie

A bubble chair and lavender and purple color scheme 
is probably any 12 year old girl's dream. 

A pair of Anemone lamps add some sparkle to the master bedroom.

ciao! fabiana

photo credit: 

House Beautiful


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