A Luxury Optometrist Office & Retail Boutique

Here’s a sneak peak into a recently completed project, Eyes on the Bloc, a luxury optometrist office and retail boutique at The BLOC in Downtown Los Angeles.

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A clean, minimalist design was created, punctuated by artwork with optical references as a nod to the practice’s commitment of investing in the latest technology in optometry and the principal’s passion for art. The neutral color palette creates a welcoming shopping experience, while the placement of optical artwork adds just the right amount of drama and color. The striking eye mosaic panel curated by Ikonlogy Studios.

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Every corner of the store was thoughtfully designed around the experience of the customer, including the bright, back wall, which was fitted with back-lit displays. This wall display transforms an often ordinary and common design piece seen in most optometrist offices into a striking focal piece for the space, highlighting the products, while giving customers the highest level of ease and efficiency while shopping.

If you’re in Downtown Los Angeles make sure to stop by Eyes on the Bloc, which offers full-service eye care and a fabulous selection of designer eyewear,

Entertaining in Style!

Entertain in style this weekend with a glamorous table setting at your Oscar party! A simple wood branch and moss can be embellished with feathers and flowers to create a dramatic centerpiece. Your decor will look as stunning as the looks on the red carpet!

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   Chandelier by La Murrina

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For the dramatic centerpiece, I used a long branch covered with moss as the base and layered it with flowers, feathers and berries.  To keep it sophisticated still I kept the color scheme of the centerpiece a monochromatic pink.  This way it is fun and frivolous but not tacky.

 
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Plates by Haviland

The Coveted Closet!

I am so excited to share this article on my dear friend and client, Liz Dennery Sanders, on one of my favorite blogs, The Coveteur.  Check it out as her closet and the photos are simply divine.

It was so fun and such a privilege to collaborate with a fabulous tastemaker on her home design!  Below is a clip of the article and some of my favorite photos…

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Vogue India annual design issue 2013

I am so excited to be featured in this year’s annual design issue of Vogue India , and honored to be considered among their “dynamos of design”…

Below is the feature.

Vogue India July 2013 cover

Vogue India Feature July 2013

WELL_interiordesigners.inddMany thanks to Joe Schmelzer (photographer), Stacy Quackenbush (wardrobe stylist) and Julie Figueora (hair & makeup artist) for a fabulous photo shoot!

The Fashionable Tastemaker: Lash Fary

Lash Fary is the founder of Distinctive Assets.  For nearly fifteen years, Lash has worked with a veritable Who’s Who of Hollywood to introduce products/services to the entertainment industry and to develop celebrity-oriented promotions and events.

Lash and Distinctive Assets have set new standards for “giving and receiving” through their coveted Gift Baskets and Gift Lounges for events such as the GRAMMYs, the Latin GRAMMYs, the Tony Awards, the Kids’ Choice Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the MTV Movie Awards and the CMA Awards.  With a résumé of top award shows and a star-studded client roster, Lash has become an authority on style, celebrity shopping, entertainment marketing, product trends and gift giving.  For years, Hollywood’s biggest celebrities have given and received gifts chosen by Lash.  He appears frequently on numerous television programs as an “expert guest” and is quoted regularly in a broad range of publications.

Lash blends a business degree from the University of Virginia’s acclaimed McIntire School of Commerce and management consulting background with a uniquely Hollywood pedigree that includes author, host, entrepreneur, inventor, sultan of swag and gift guru.

To find out how Lash lives a fashionable life, Click Here


The Fashionable Tastemaker: Virginia Williams

Accomplished actress Virginia Williams is currently starring opposite Sarah Shahi in the USA dramedy “Fairly Legal,” which is now airing its second season. Williams plays Lauren Reed, a tough as nails attorney, who is called to take over her husband’s firm when he passes, all the while dealing with her step-daughter (Shahi) of the same age.  This multilayered role allows her to explore a common relationship dynamic with an unconventional twist.

On the big screen, Williams recently wrapped production on the indie features THE CULLING and SLEEPING AROUND, and sang lead vocals for the upcoming CHOSING SIGNS.

Williams is also the new face of La Fresh, a natural skin care company that specializes in Eco-Beauty wipes. She will star in the 2012 commercial campaign.

For the past four seasons, Williams has had a recurring role on the CBS hit series “How I Met Your Mother.”  Her character Claudia is a friend of the gang’s and went to college with Ted, Marshall and Lily.

In 2006 Virginia landed the starring role in the Lifetime Original Series “Monarch Cove.”
She also played Shelley Long’s jilted-at-the-alter daughter in the film HONEYMOON WITH MOM, and recurred for two seasons on the cult-classic “Strangers with Candy.”

Williams has appeared in over 28 television series including “Better Off Ted,”  “Two and a Half Men,” “Veronica Mars,” and “Cold Case.”  In addition, she has had leading roles on multiple pilots for ABC, FOX, NBC, Lifetime, WB, and USA.

Williams began her career as a high school student, starring for two years on the soap operas One Life to Live (Lorna) and As the World Turns (Brandy). She earned a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and studied Shakespeare at Oxford University, as well as with the British American Drama Academy in London. Raised in Memphis, TN, she is fiercely loyal to her Southern roots, where she first fell in love with the craft.

To find out how Virginia lives a fashionable life, CLICK HERE

The Fashionable Tastemaker: May Yeung

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Jewelry designer May Yeung developed an interest and passion for jewelry when she was a young girl while observing her mother getting dressed for a dinner or dance party.  Whenever an opportunity arose, May would sneak into her parents’ bedroom and take a peek in the drawer that held her mother’s collection of fine and costume jewelry. It was then when May started coveting pearls and was later gifted her first strand of Majorica pearls from her parents when she was teenager.

As a designer, May is often asked where she receives her creative inspiration.  May is continually inspired by all the women in her life – her sister Kathy, girlfriends, mentors and colleagues. She is happiest when helping modern women feel beautiful, confident and “completing their timeless look”.

One of May Yeung Jewelry’s founding principles is its commitment to being “Made in the U.S.A.” with each piece of jewelry exclusively designed and handmade in Los Angeles, California.

To find out how May lives a fashionable life, click here

The Fashionable Tastemaker: Samia Arslane


Born in France, Samia moved to California in 1997 to study Graphic Design.  After earning a Bachelor Degree in Visual Communications in Fine Arts, Samia’s passion for fashion led her to Genlux Magazine.  In 2005, she was part of the team that launched Genlux where she initially served as its fashion editor.  Then, in 2008 she took on the role of the magazine’s Editor in Chief.  Samia is considered one of LA’s most fashionable women.  She is also a true jetsetter, traveling to Europe twice per year to attend the couture shows in Paris and find perpetual inspiration.  Samia’s personal adoration for fashion and beauty bring an unmatched quality to her design work, from which Genlux is fortunate to benefit.

To find out how Samia lives a fashionable life, CLICK HERE

 

The Fashionable Tastemaker: ALBERTO SOLON


Photo credit: Karin Kohlberg

Born in Cebu, Philippines and raised in San Jose, California, Alberto Solon moved to New York City as an adult in 1993, where he now currently resides.  He began his extraordinary career in fashion starting with Issey Miyake.  After 6 years, he transitioned to the designer duo he idolized and dreamed of working for, Dolce & Gabbana.  He devoted 10 1/2 years of his life with them, 3 1/2 years of which he lived in Milan as the Creative Visual Manager for Europe, Russia and the Middle East.  With his talents, Alberto continues to make an impact on luxury fashion houses.

He is passionate about his career in the creative field, travels extensively for work and pleasure – Paris, Prague, Budapest, Copenhagen, Spain & Germany, mostly by train. He has an avid passion for photography and foreign films.

To find out how Alberto lives a fashionable life, CLICK HERE

 

THE FASHIONABLE TASTEMAKER: LIZ DENNERY SANDERS

 

Liz Dennery Sanders is the founder of SheBrand.com, a global, online business dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs build their confidence, their brands and their bank accounts. A member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue Magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country, Liz is known for her distinctive taste in style, design and culture.

As the past Chair of the Los Angeles Board of Directors for Step Up Women’s Network and a founding member of the organization’s Luminary Circle, she teaches classes in goal setting, self-esteem and networking success to underserved teen girls and serves as a mentor in the Professional Mentorship and Development program. She also pens a monthly column, “Step Up To Success,” for Step Up’s national newsletter. Previously, Liz founded Dennery Marks Inc., a nationally acclaimed creative brand strategy and celebrity marketing firm where she effectively established direct celebrity access for her clients and earned the respect of celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Kelly Rutherford, Jennifer Garner, Marcia Cross, Molly Sims and Cindy Crawford. Find out more about Liz and her products and services at www.shebrand.com

To find out how Liz lives a fashionable life, CLICK HERE