THE BIG DAY

THE BIG DAY

Wedding season is in full swing, which means it’s the perfect time to shower newlyweds with gifts they won’t forget. From home decor to wedding weekend style, it’s no secret that timeless pieces are the answer. Our glam nuptial guru, Tori Johnson, of ThesTORIbook.com, is sharing her curated collection of wedding must-haves.

SOMETHING BLUE

When combining households, it’s often better to start anew. Help turn a house into a home with a roomful of furniture as a gift. Photo and availability courtesy of Stowers Furniture.

FROM DAY TO NIGHT

From engagement teas and luncheons, to parties galore, give them a hint of what’s to come with this darling White Pilar ensemble created by Tish Cox,  featuring an oversized bow that cascades down the back. $895. Photo and exclusive availability at TheSIL.com

THE PERFECT POUR

No table is complete without a statement centerpiece. Every hostess with the mostest will adore this crystal beauty by Lily. $400. At The Menagerie, Austin.

SAUTE IN STYLE

Step aside stainless steel, copper is the new “it” metal taking over the household. This Duparquet copper set is the same cookware used in Neiman Marcus restaurants. $3,875. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus

BIG DAY BLING

These Aquazzura heels will make every bride feel like a star as she walks the aisle in style. $1,350. Photo and availability courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.

BRILLAINT BARWARE

Want to get the party started? Delight the lucky duo with handmade cocktail napkins that contain uniquely festive messages. $40 for a set of 4. At AugustMorgan.com and The Menagerie, Austin.

LIGHT A FIRE

This set of two candle holders by Michael Aram is perfect for the bridal couple’s new home. The collection was inspired by anemone flowers, which are said to bring good luck and offer protection. $350. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus

IN FULL BLOOM

For the bride who adores her floral, gift this Jay Strongwater handcrafted glass vase with hand-set Swarovski crystals. $450. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

CLASSICALLY CRYSTAL

This Ben-Amun crystal and pearl hair piece will transform any ‘do into a Pinterest-worthy creation. From $240. Photo and availability courtesy of Ben-Amun.

HAPPIEST HOURS AHEAD

Take cocktail hour up a notch with a new statement piece for their chic home like this brass and acrylic bar cart. $1450. At Jonathan Adler.

LA DOLCE VITA

We’re positive we’ve found the perfect place to honeymoon. Positano, Italy is a trifecta of good food, great people and breathtaking views. Photo courtesy of Italy Magazine.

 

FEELING FRESH

Nothing makes a home seem as entertaining-ready as fresh flowers. The Bouqs Company makes life easier with multiple subscription options for a constant rotation of blooms. Photo and availability courtesy of The Bouqs Company.

LET THEM EAT CAKE

From bridal teas to luncheons to the ceremony, the right cake always makes a statement. As individual as each bride, it’s sweetness endures. Prices vary. Photo and availability courtesy of Paiges Bakehouse

MODERN CHECKMATE

Ace game night with this luxe version of a backgammon set that’s perfect for any coffee table. $2,500. Photo and availability courtesy of Michael Aram.

THE FINISHING TOUCH

Top off your bridal look with this stunning veil in delicate Chantilly lace that offers a breath of fresh air for the blushing bride. $750. Photo and availability courtesy of BHLDN.

KARL LAGERFLED: DESIGNER, VISIONARY & ICON

KARL LAGERFLED: DESIGNER, VISIONARY & ICON

As Creative Director of Chanel and Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld defined the world of modern age fashion–reinventing fading labels and challenging preconceived notions to create a new language of fashion. We traveled with him to the pastel streets of Havana, Cuba to a country frozen in time. Then in our metallic space blankets and mod glitter boots we were transported to galaxies far away for an out of this world fashion experience. In this issue our style arbiter Tori Johnson of ThesToriBook.com pays tribute to a legendary man who was gifted with the ability to make fashion experiential and whose creative force inspired us all.

THE BIRTH OF FASHION

Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born in Hamburg, Germany on September 10, 1933. Lagerfeld used to insist that no one knew his true birthday and would frequently claim his birth year to be as late as 1938. Photo courtesy of Women’s Wear Daily.

ARTISTIC BEGINNINGS

In 1955 Lagerfeld entered a coat design competition and caught the eye of Yves Saint Laurent and shortly after became the assistant for Pierre Balmain. Photo courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld.

TWO TIMES THE CHARM

In 1963, Lagerfeld joined the designer team at Chloe. He went on to be the Creative Director of the brand in 1974 and 1992. Photo courtesy of Women’s Wear Daily.

IN THE NICK OF TIME

Karl Lagerfeld joined Chanel in 1983 when the brand was quickly fading after the death of Coco Chanel a decade prior to then. His ability as a marketing strategist not only saved the brand yet also propelled it into being one of the most famous fashion houses ever. Photo courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld.

SCENT OF ROMANCE

These Jane Leslie sterling silver and rose gold plated cascade earrings are accented with mother of pearl and pink enamel for a scrumptious jewelry statement. $450. Photo and availability courtesy of Lee Michaels.

NOTES ON A DESIGNER

Fans and clients continue to be inspired by what also inspired Lagerfeld himself.

FENDI’S FUN FURS

Karl Lagerfeld designed for the famed luxury label, Fendi, for 51 years and modernized their fur line. He invented the brand’s double “F” logo which stands for fun furs. Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar.

MOMENT OF SILENCE

Chanel’s last Lagerfeld show was started with a moment of silence and attendees received a sketch by Lagerfeld of him standing with Gabrielle Chanel. Photo courtesy of Women’s Wear Daily.

CUBAN CATWALKS

Lagerfeld transformed a Cuban colonial boulevard into a catwalk for the Chanel 2017 resort collection. Photo courtesy of CNN.

3, 2, 1…BLAST OFF

Lagerfeld’s runway shows were always an impressively dramatic experience, but Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2017 Paris show was truly out of this world. Models sported space age fashions, metallic space blankets, mod glitter boots and the spectacle was concluded with a mock launch of a real size rocket. Photo courtesy of Elle.

A PLACE AT THE TABLE

Only 500 of this Christofle “Mood Karl Lagerfed” limited addition 24-piece flatware service was produced. It features Lagerfeld’s signature engraved on the side and is made in France. $3,500. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

TIME OUT

The “Code Coco” watch is set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds, two dials with 172 diamonds and one set with a princess-cut diamond. $15,500. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

GOLDEN GODDESS

Sublimage La Crème features a new breakthrough ingredient to help renew vitality, enhance regeneration, firmness, skin tone, hydrations and radiance. $400. Photo and availability courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.

SO CAPTIVATING IN CORAL

SO CAPTIVATING IN CORAL

Living Coral has been named color of the year by Pantone. This sea-worthy shade features tones of pink laced with gold undertones and embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. Our peachy-keen style editor, Tori Johnson of ThesTORIbook.com, is energizing us with her favorite fashion coral connections.

MONOCHROME MAVEN

Coral hues awakened the runways this season as designers showcased bold, monochromatic styles that will awaken the spring fashion season. Photo courtesy of Vogue.

UNDER THE SEA

This watercolor coral painting is the perfect addition to your beach bungalow. Pricing available upon request. Photo and availability courtesy of Stowers Furniture.

SCENT-CIRELY YOURS

This new fragrance, Carven by Dans Ma Bulle, offers freshness, fantasy and sensuality all in one scent. It’s for curious and daring women who know how to mix Parisian chic and effortless style. $120. Photo and availability courtesy of Bloomingdales.

STEP IN THE SPOTLIGHT

With a layer of sparkle, these crafted Giuseppe Zanotti sandals add the wow factor to any ensemble. $750. Photo and availability courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.

IN LIVING CORAL

These Jane Leslie sterling silver and rose gold plated cascade earrings are accented with mother of pearl and pink enamel for a scrumptious jewelry statement. $450. Photo and availability courtesy of Lee Michaels.

PEACHES AND DREAMS

Life is better through Pared Eyewear’s peach-colored glasses which will add a hint of this on-trend color to your ensemble. $270. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

BEACH READY

We love that Gray Malin’s photography offers a vintage tint with a very modern aesthetic. His prints are especially revered by today’s young Hollywood set. $299. Photo and availability courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.

PUMP UP YOUR POUT

Step aside everyday nudes, it’s time to add some color. This Tom Ford lipstick is creamy and long-wearing for a polished look. $55. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

CHIC ON YOUR SHOULDER

Let this Ines handbag by Roger Vivier be your pop of color on a rainy day. $2,250. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

POUR ME A COCKTAIL

Carolina Herrera has mastered the classic party dress and this coral fit-and-flare is sure to be a crowd pleaser. $3,490. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

JEAN DREAM

Jet-set in style this spring with these AG Adriano Goldschmied versatile coral jeans that pair perfectly with any bright color. $178. Photo and availability courtesy of Grove Hill.

SEAS THE DAY

Get a jump start on summer and sand with these enamel drop earrings in the shape of a beautiful ocean coral. Pricing available upon request. Photo and availability courtesy of The Garden Room.

AS THE SUN SETS

Kevyn Aucoin has captured the setting sun in this blush trio featuring coral with warm undertones and a golden sheen. $38. Photo and availability courtesy of Julian Gold.

FEELIN’ GROOVY

Dodo Bar Or, inspires by the Middle East, pairs graphic shapes and strong colors for maximum effect. This coral-full dress is a head turner while still being versatile and fun. Pricing available upon request. Photo and availability courtesy of Julian Gold.

WHAT A DISH

Sprightly visuals of corals and gleaming Imperial Porcelain with 22-K gold accents illuminate this coral set for 20 that’s perfect for tea time. $1300. Photo and availability courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.