Tuesday, May 18, 2010

STYLE SISTERS & Diane Von Furstenberg


Naomi Watts in Cannes right now
photographed wearing this fabulous
Diane Von Furstenberg

same outfit on the runway Fall 2010
shown with cardigan
Catherine said, "I Would So Wear This."

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and this wonderful necklace,
it will fit perfectly into the neckline of the dress
and it has fthe copper color Charlotta has used in the room's design.
I love it.

this is the mood board Catherine gave me to work with, so
the copper, blue, green, natural...
is that hanging fixture fabulous?

 Charlotta Ward @ Space for Inspiration


created Catherine's virtual redo this week

So what do you think? 

This dress in That Room?

Now, I mis-coordinated my dates
and promised to contribute to the new

Centerpiece Wednesday
created by the

Style Sisters

(their button at the bottom of this page)

so I'm winging it today and designing my centerpiece virtually as well
something which would fit on Charlotta's designed table for Catherine's room.

think of her table with a center runner down the length,
maybe we find a beautiful copper-colored silk shantung,
then we add multiple mini vases swishing down the length of the table
each one set in a zig-zag way

containers like this below, without those flowers

& we add 1 or 2 stems only to each little vase of
this blue iris
& we stagger the heights of each blossom

and add this green spider mum

both of which echo the peacock feathers Charlotta has used

and this type of candle stick (cleaned wine bottles),
or you could use votives if you didn't need the
height...my tables seem to prefer a votive at each
place setting as well as a little mini vase...
the effect overall is lovely, not at all formal, but
really special.

Many times I've gone to Michael's or some wonderful
wholesale ribbon shop to find  double-faced ribbons the exact color and width
I need for the place-settings...then I buy like 3X the length of the table
a rather wide ribbon, and another color of a slightly narrorer
ribbon, again 3X the length, and twist the ribbons up & down the
center of the table to give a festive & opulent look, the vases &
the candles will hold the ribbon in place. Keeping the ribbon very loose
and not flat adds so much interest to the table itself.  Practice on his
until you achieve the look which pleases you.

Believe me, this is not too feminine.  Everyone notices.
And, I've never seen this anywhere else.
Next time I set the table like this I really will take a pic for you.

Oh, another thing...unless the candles drip on the ribbons, or a
guest spills something on them, they can be rolled up, put in a drawer
for another occasion. 
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Karena said...

Marsha, beautiful designs and the dress is just right. I adore Catherine and Charlotta.


Art by Karena


As always a wonderful and interesting post.

Have a lovely day.


vicki archer said...

Naomi Watts looks wonderful in that DVF dress - I love her choice of yellow shoes too, xv.

The Shiny Pebble said...

M. you are so stylish. I loved the outfit and goes tremendously well with the room. And the jewelry is fab as well. Fantastic idea for the centerpiece. Your creativity knows no bounds. Thanks again for playing along. Hugs

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I think you have an amazing eye for color and texture combinations! I always injoying reading your posts tremendously and find them very inspirational!
Thank you for the wonderful words under my Atelier post. I have put so much effort into it and appreciate every compliment!:-)I would absolutely love to have you as my guest any day!:-)Wishing you wonderful the rest of the week!:-)

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

Love the centerpiece idea. I love to do long tables when I have a large croud in for a special event. This would be perfect...casual yet elegant.
Thanks for sharing...Oh, and the iris with the green spider mum would be breath taking.
Thanks for sharing!

La Petite Gallery said...

I have always liked Diane Von Furstenberg
She has been around a long time. That
Black necklace is goregous.
The shoes are not my taste.I have high in step and arch so certain shoes with high tops are
a no no for me. Are those earrings huge crosses???

Vitania said...

That dress and those jewels aer KILLING ME with amazingness.. I love ... And Charlotta's room is fabulous!!


For LaPetite Gallery, yes those earrings are big Maltese crosses. Diane Von Furstenberg's daughter and a young man are assisting her now, so her collections have become much more accessable to younger buyer, you only see a wrap dress here & there now. Her's is a wonderful collection.

eatlotsachocolate said...

You do have style! I love the table with all the bottles with candles and I WILL have to recreate this for a dinner party but the small vases with the tiny bouquets is wonderful.
There were days in my life when that dress and necklace were me, but somehow my country life would not fit this style. It is so gorgeous. Years ago you could buy Diane Von Furstenberg's clothes when I lived in Newport Beach at a store that sold them at a discount, loved it. Your blog is stunning
Come by and visit our chocolate world.

Splendid Willow said...

What a lovely contribution! Chic, worldly and oh so beautiful! You have great style Ms. Splenderosa! (Bergdorf Goodman will be calling soon asking for a collection under your name!)

And Charlotta's room gets five stars in my book!

ox, Mon

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for your lovely comments. I love your profile picture. You look like you are having a good time.


I adore this dress & the necklace goes perfectly. Naomi almost looks naked without it! :)

Oh and thx for directing me to Delish. It is, in fact, DELISH!!!



About the cleaned-up wine bottles...ask your friends to bring them to you, and just collect away until you have enough to use. It really is special looking and costs NO money. So it's repurposed, recycled, reused...isn't this what life's about now?

Love to all of you...

A Perfect Gray said...

beautiful....you and charlotta did such wonderful jobs....bravo - enjoyed seeing them both!

The Zhush said...

LOVED it! loved!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Oooh...I hung on every word as you described your table's centerpiece...what a visualization!!! I also enjoyed the photos...love all the tall wine bottles providing that soft candlelight...lovely!!! And yes, I certainly could see that beautiful dress highlighting that gorgeous table! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talents with us today!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my very simple tulip and cloche centerpiece....I enjoyed your note!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The bottles are really fun, I love them all lined up with candles like that!

Henley on the Horn said...

I LOVE the necklaces!!!!

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

As always gorgeous, gorgeous! Love Naomi's DVF dress and those shoes - fabulous!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Well I just love that dress and wish i could travel back in time to my 30's legs to wear it!! fabulous.. just the sort of thing I would have worn... Love Charlotta's wonderful style too .. xxx Julie

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wow love Naomi in that dress and totally want those shoes of hers.

What a fab idea to have wine bottles and candles...love it.

Was checking some previous posts and just adore Nevis Island...I want to go.

Your comment made me giggle today,

Mrs A in the Cove said...

Well finally I am here to say hi - I have been to visit a few times but I am sorry I have never formally said hello!! So many lovely things to see at your place so I look forward to visiting you every day! My husband has just returned from your sunny city just last week (and he came home bearing gifts which sort of makes it ok for him to go flying around the world for work!) - he visits Houston often for business so I must try and join him one time!! Look forward to keeping up with your life. Leanne xx

Flaviana said...

Oh my..there were lots of things I wanted to say but then I saw those necklace and .. now I'm speechless!!! Where do I find one ?! it's amazing
Inspiring, scrumptious post!
Xo Flaviana

Christina Lindsay said...

The DVF dress is a perfect summer dress, I like it teamed with the yellow shoes. Love the necklace and earrings, real statement pieces. The blue irises are divine xx

Charlotta Ward said...

Hi Marsha - thank you again for your creative magic and for picking such fantastic designs for Catherine and for the table.
I love the bottles as a centre piece and agree that of course we would have to drink the wine ourselves! :)

Also, thank you all for your sweet words on my dining room concepts. It means a lot. xx

Hope you and your loved ones are having a relaxing weekend.

xx Charlotta