Ooh La La Lou Lou!

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In honor of New York  fashion week and to celebrate a soon-to-be released photo book which chronicles her life let’s take a look back at perhaps the most iconic fashion muse of all time, Lou Lou de la Falaise.

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Lou Lou was a collaborative partner as well as close friends with legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent.

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10 Steps to Make Your Home Your Retreat

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How do you feel when you walk through your front door after a long day at work, or after sitting in traffic for hours? Is there a much needed sense of calm as you glance around at your surroundings? Are you able to throw off the cares of the day and relax into your personal sanctuary?

Ideally, our home should be our haven, our place of escape from the rhythms of the outside world. If you feel your retreat could use a little help, read on. Here are ten thoughtfully compiled steps to help you turn your home into your own comfortable and very personal space.

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Interesting Lives: At Home with Monique Lhuillier

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Designer Monique Lhuillier is best known for her quietly sensuous and ultra feminine wedding gowns.

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But did you know her Bel Air home is just as elegant as her bridal creations?

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Kelly Behun and Decorating in White

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What do you think of the current trend toward using all white in decorating?

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New York interior designer Kelly Behun decorated her 52nd floor midtown apartment completely white on white.

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The plan behind this decision was to take advantage of the amazing panoramic views.

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You can see more of Kelly’s apartment  here.

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 Kelly also used an all white palette when she decorated Ivanka Trump and Jarod Kushner’s Park Avenue penthouse.

imageSyrie Maugham (wife of author Somerset Maugham) was the first decorator to use white on white for her aristocratic clientele in the 1920s.

imageThe actress Jean Harlow was also one of her clients. Note the fringe on the chair. This was one of Syrie’s trademarks.

Syrie decorated Jean’s home and was also the set decorator for her movie “Dinner at Eight.” She used eleven shades of white to create contrast for this black and white film.

imageFor me white on white decorating is reminiscent of an elegant beach house. It is also relaxing and easy on the eyes and mind.

Below are a few more beautiful rooms by Kelly Behun.

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