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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hanging Loose

 So, I know the jury is out on the Hammer pants, but I will say this: they are extremely comfortable and surprisingly flattering, if you get the right fit. I’ve been kicking around in the Getting Back to Square 1 black slouch DC pants, and I’ve found them to be the perfect pant for day or night. Here is my new go-to weekend look. Add a leather jacket and heels, and it can easily be an evening look too!

Velvet top

DC Pant

 Getting Back To Square 1 DC pant here. Venessa Arizaga Coral pendant. New arrival. Call 1 877 342 6474 for more information. Anya Hindmarch gold metallic clutch (old), similar here. Oliver Peoples aviator shades. Velvet print top. New arrivals. Call 1 877 342 6474 for more information. Birkenstock’s here.

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Weekend Snapshot

Santa Ynez

After a busy week of buying in LA and waking up to a gloomy morning on Saturday, we decided to head up to Santa Ynez for lunch at our favorite spot, Trattoria Grappolo. There’s nothing like an afternoon in the sun, sipping rosé and noshing on the best Italian cuisine around.

Trattoria Grappolo

Santa Ynez

The beauty of Santa Ynez

Fruit Picking

Our citrus trees are loaded with fruit and now that I’m home for a while, we squeezed a batch of orange juice to last us through the week.

Photos: Jeffrey Doornbos

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My Casual Friday Essentials

Buying Essentials

I’ve been in LA most of the week scouring the showrooms looking at what’s new for fall ’14. It’s now time to kick back and embrace Casual Friday. Here are a few of my most comfortable new additions to my wardrobe.

Golden Goose Sneakers

GoldSign Frontier jean in Braylon wash here. Golden Goose sneakers here . Ottotredici scarf. Oliver Peoples sunnies. Call 1 877 342 6474 or email customercare@dianiboutique.com for more information.

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Golden Goose Yellow Fever

Golden Goose Hi Top Sneakers

No other color represents spring better than the color yellow. And as the daffodils bloom, and the sun shines longer, these yellow color blocked Golden Goose hi tops are quickly becoming my faves. And they’ve brought a whole new meaning to catching yellow fever! New arrival to DIANI. Call 1 877 342 6474.

Golden Goose Hi Top Sneakers

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Golden Goose Yellow Hi Tops here. Frame Denim Hi Rise Skinnies. Ottotredici Grey Gauze scarf. All new arrivals! Call 1 877 342 6474 for more information. Oliver Peoples sunnies. Isabel Marant denim shirt (old), similar here. Emporio Armani velvet clutch (old).

Photos Jeffrey Doornbos

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Chloe – Back to the Blocks

Chloe Block Heel

A new crop of heels are emerging and they’re sturdy and chic and and dare I say practical. The chunky blocks go perfectly with a cropped wide pant or boyfriend jean and give the height you need to still feel elegant. I love the flesh tone of my new Chloe blocks. They’re fresh and help transition my wardrobe to spring. For a lower heel version, check out another favorite style by Loeffler Randall here.

Chloe Block Heels

Chloe Block Heel

Venessa Arizaga Scull and Coral Pendants

I’m a sucker for a gold pendant or two and Venessa Arizaga stole my heart with these scull and coral gems (also available in a shark tooth). New arrivals to DIANI. Call 1 877 342 6474.

Venessa Arizaga Scull and Coral Pendants

Chloe Block Heels

Chloe Block Heel Booties here. Goldsign His Jeans in Ursula wash here. The Row white shirt (old), similar here. Jerome Dreyfuss Albert bag here. Venessa Arizaga Coral and Scull pendants. New arrivals! Call 1 877 342 6474 for more information.

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Paris Fashion Week Wrap Up

A picture’s worth a thousand words and no more so than pictures of Paris. Fashion Week in Paris is like nowhere else in the world. The city is fashion and fashion is the city. It all works seamlessly together. So, whether you’re there to visit the museums, or to plow through the showrooms, it all seems like walking through poetry. Here are some highlights from my trip earlier this month.

All images Caroline Diani except image 10. Credit Maja Wyh

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New York Fashion Week Wrap Up

Travel Essentials

This is the time of year where I am bouncing around between NYC, Paris and LA scouring the showrooms and runways looking for the best of the best to bring into DIANI for fall 2014. It has it’s glamorous moments, but if any of you have been to NYC in February (brrr!), you’ll know that it can be close to impossible to 1. wear warm enough clothes and still feel chic and, 2. get anywhere on time when there’s snow on the ground. With up to seven appointments a day, it can sometimes feel like I’m on one of those Amazing Race-esque reality shows. However, over Valentine’s weekend, the hubby came out so we could see a play (No Man’s Land with Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart – AMAZING!) and also play in Central Park and visit friends in Upstate NY. It was the perfect time to fully embrace the snow and have fun! Here is a synopsis of essentials I travel with, a sneak peek at some designer highlights and the beautiful NYC in all it’s snowy glory.

The aftermath of a buying trip looks a lot like this….stay tuned for a Paris wrap up! For live time updates, follow me on Instagram @dianiliving xo

 

 

 

 

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Saipua Visit – Brooklyn, NY

Saipua

If I didn’t have the job I have (which I love), I dream of having the life of Sarah Ryhayen, owner of Saipua, florist, soap and candle maker and farm owner. I’ve been meaning to make the pilgrimage to Brooklyn to her little jewel box of a space for a while and, although during the biggest snow storm of the winter in NYC wasn’t the most ideal time, it was the time I ended up going. It was everything I imagined and more. If you follow Sarah’s blog, she explains that she was becoming disenchanted with the selection of flowers at the local markets, so decided to buy a farm in upstate NYC and start growing her own for her booming business and also sell wholesale to other florists. She doesn’t sugar coat the fact that it’s been brutally hard working a farm, especially during the winter, but the beauty she creates is undeniable and adds so much aesthetically to her world and those around her. Follow her here and here and you can find her soaps here (they make your bathroom smell divine).

Saipua

A Valentine’s arrangement on it’s way out the door to a very lucky lady.

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Saipua Soap

Saipua is located at 147 Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. www.saipua.com.

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