Tuesday, November 5, 2013

beyond chic: a sneak peak

Intrigued by the chance to peak into the homes of your favorite creatives?  Like, perhaps, some of fashion's top designers?

Look no further: Beyond Chic is here.

ICDC has always enjoyed reading that monthly column in Harper's Bazaar, in which fashion designers recount a day in their life.  It's like a secret glimpse into the activities and behaviors of fabulously interesting and unusual people.  What is it they DO during the day that makes them so fascinating??

Beyond Chic is like the visual version of that column. Photographer Ivan Terestchenko has captured the inner sanctums of the most revered creatives, including Azzedine Alaia, Laudomia Pucci, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Coco Chanel, Loulou de la Falaise, Rosita and Ottavio Missoni, Yves Saint Laurent, Reed Krakoff and others.

Sometimes full of color, sometimes minimalist, sometimes traditional and sometimes modern, each home gives a personal insight into the tastes of the highest of high fashion designers.

(Manolo Blahnik's sofa)
Maime de la Falaise's home (bff to YSL) is definitely ICDC's favorite.  Pictured wearing sunglasses and yards and yards of beads around her neck - dressed like an "unusually elegant gypsy fortuneteller," this great dame 's home in Manhattan is a reflection of her life: "totally unpredictable, a glittering, perpetually shifting kaleidoscope that somehow felt like the center of everything."

Full of vibrant colors, rich patterns (ikats and tribals), this layered home feels like a fantasy world far, far away..

Add the book to your wish list today.  Enjoy!

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