I’m a fan of fashion designer Tory Burch – and equally a fan of her chic flagship stores! The photo above is from her new Madison Avenue store in NYC – so glam! Check out some of her other locations across the nation – and globe!

The facade of her Atlanta location.

The interiors of her Dallas store.

A Philadelphia location.

A glam location in Dubai!

For the high rollers in Vegas!

Interiors of the Nashville, TN store.

East coast chic in the Hamptons.

Nothing conservative in this Washington, DC flagship.

Fits right in with Scottsdale, Arizona.

Last but not least – and local to me – the beachy vibe Malibu, CA location.

Be sure to check out Tory’s blog too!

{All images via the Tory Burch website}

Color Blocking

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 12, 2011 | 7 Comments | Category: Art, Color, Design Inspiration, Fashion

{original artwork by Jen Ramos of Cocoa & Hearts and Made by Girl}

I was out shopping the other day with a friend, when we came across these Kate Spade handbags (below) and noticed the use of color blocking, a trend I have seen making a comeback in fashion. I think it makes an interesting use in architecture, art, interiors, and fashion!

Loving this Kate Spade handbag!

When I see color blocking, I always think of the artist Mondrian.

The work of artist Piet Mondrian.

And also the work of Le Corbusier, which I blogged about before here.

A feature in modern architecure.

A crossover into fashion.

The Fall 2011 LookBook on ShopBop.com features an entire collection dedicated to color blocking.

I had also seen this shirt at ZARA.

And these ballerina flats, too.

Now I miss my Color Theory class I took year’s ago in design school!

World of Kelly

Posted By Jill-LA | Sep 21, 2011 | 4 Comments | Category: Designers, Fashion

If you haven’t already seen, Kelly Wearstler has completely redesigned her website to incorporate not only her interiors but her new line of accessories and fashion, along with her home accessory line.  Dubbed “World of Kelly” – her site now features everything from her collaborations to her books to her blog. During the recent New York Fashion Week, she launched her new ready to wear line where she now has boutiques in Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Holt Renfrew – along with an anticipated Los Angeles Flagship boutique (can’t wait to visit!).

Kelly Wearstler ready to wear fashion and accessories:

Chevron Dress

Pleated Clutch

Chanteuse Blouse

Tanzanite Blazer

Stripes Scarf

For more, visit KellyWearstler.com

Color Punch!

Posted By Jill-LA | Jun 12, 2011 | 12 Comments | Category: Color, Design Inspiration, Fashion

Lately I have been seeing interiors (& fashion!) that are infused with punches of bright, bold colors – loving these bright and cheery colors!

Pops of color in these colorful kitchen cabinets!

[via 2Modern]

Pretty palette!

[via Design Milk]

I’ve noticed even neon is making a comeback!

[via Lucas Allen]

A glossy plum colored built-in bookshelf!

[via Elle Decor]

And if you don’t want to go bold on the wall, consider a punch of color with accessories, like this purple area rug.

[via Style at Home]

Even the Victoria’s Secret models look hot in bright colors!

How could they not, right!?

Just a few weeks ago Emily blogged about Kelly Wearstler’s fabric turned fashion, as seen in the picture below.  Over a year ago, I featured a post on an announcement that Kelly would be venturing into fashion design.  And as many of you may have seen, the collection has made it’s debut launching with a Fall 2011 collection that includes clothes, jewelry, clutches, and scarves.  The collection will be sold at Bergdorf Goodman in a space designed by Kelly herself.  Prince points range from $205 to $1,395 for clothes, $155-$995 for jewelry, and $795-$995 for purses (per source).

{A fabric from Kelly’s fabric line at worn as a skirt.}

Thanks to Kelly’s marketing team, they allowed me access to some additional images of her fashion line to download for the Material Girl’s blog.

Here’s a preview of what will soon be in available!

And check out Kelly’s recent blog post on her trip to NYC to show her collection during New York Fashion Week.

Kate Spade Home

Posted By Jill-LA | Dec 19, 2010 | 8 Comments | Category: Bed and Bath, Decorating, Fashion

I’ve been on a bit of a Kate Spade binge lately, having recently purchased a new handbag, wallet, coin purse, iPhone case…so hard to resist when everything is so cute!  Next thing you know I’ll be sleeping in Kate Spade…or on Kate Spade! (Bedding, that is!) Launching in 2011 is a new bedding collection from Kate Spade New York.  The collection is punchy and graphic and as quoted from Kate herself, “I really went back to the original DNA of the brand for my inspiration — bright colors, bold graphics and beautiful combinations of the two.”  (The collection will retail from $129-$179.)

{Gardner Street Bedding}

{Heriloom Rose Bedding}

{Garden Grove Bedding}

And while on the subject of home, check out these photos featured in Elle magazine of Kate Spade’s creative director Deb Lloyd’s Brooklyn townhouse, where she hosted a soiree to toast the brand’s launch of their new scent Twirl.

The safari insired sitting room.

Kate Spade creative director Deb Lloyd.

The table set with Kate Spade china.

Guests outfitted in Kate Spade.

Soiree images from Elle.com

Bedding images from Shelter Pop

Haute “Chair”-ture

Posted By Jill-LA | May 15, 2010 | 5 Comments | Category: Designers, Fashion, Furniture

Loving this chair.  I know it’s been around for awhile but recently I was “reacquainted” with it while researching desk chairs for a client who is looking for something eclectic to pair with her traditional desk.  And now this chair has been on my mind: I. Want. It.

Designed by Philippe Starck in 2003, and made in Italy by Kartell, the chair features the haute couture glam of Dolce & Gabbana leopard print silk upholstery .  It’s available for $950 and can also be purchased through such websites as: YLighting, Emmo Home, & Unica Home.

Missoni Home Collection

Posted By Jill-LA | Apr 24, 2010 | 3 Comments | Category: Fashion, Shops and Showrooms

Recently Missoni opened a new flagship store at North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.  I drive by all the time as it is on the way to my po box. The first time I saw the exterior I was in awe of the architectural siding of the building, very textural.  It was also featured in the May issue of Elle Decor.

I even took a picture of it from the car one day.

The Beverly Hills store also carries the Missoni Home Collection along with their fashion line.








{and last year, I featured a blog post about the Hotel Missoni}

Missoni Beverly Hills, 469 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Who’s THAT Material Girl?

Posted By Jill-LA | Dec 21, 2009 | 5 Comments | Category: Celebs, Fashion, Magazines


Well, it’s the one and only original Material Girl: Madonna!

Over the years, we’ve seen her transform her many looks and styles – from her Marie Antoinette days (above) to the early days of her “Material Girls” song (below) – and now, a very domesticated Madonna has signed on to showcase the Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaign for Dolce & Gabbana.  The ad campaign was shot in New York by photographer Steven Klein and recently featured in Vanity Fair Italia.


{Remember when? I still have this on vinyl!}

And here’s a preview of Madonna’s new ads for Dolce & Gabbana:


Madonna being very domestique at the kitchen sink doing dishes.


Looking very Italian-esque, Madonna at the kitchen table peeling tomatoes.


And eating spaghetti on the kitchen counter!

{In retrospect, it’s certianly a change from the mod glam Versace ads I remember from over a decade ago.}


Lucite furniture and a glass desk – Madonna working away.


Over the years, not only have we seen her chameleon looks – but we’ve seen her in many “environments” as well.

Kelly in your closet!

Posted By Jill-LA | Dec 07, 2009 | 9 Comments | Category: Designers, Fashion, Magazines


{Kelly Wearstler on the cover of the January 2010 issue of Town & Country}

It’s reported (via FabSugar) that Kelly Wearstler is venturing into fashion design.  Apparently, she will be launching an accessories collection next Spring which will include scarves and a jewelry line, ranging from the avant-garde to classic.  Word has it she is interested in clothing design, too.  There have been so many fashion designers that have transitioned into interiors, what do you think of interior designers merging into the world of fashion design?