From Christian Dior comes a 1960s-inspired resort collection full of cotton-candy colors and ladylike glamor–think glittery, lamÃ©, paisley, capri pants, cat-eye sunglasses and scarf-wrapped hats.
It’s the same vibe we get from the Little Rock Hillcrest-neighborhood apartment of Natalie Smith. Natalie, assistant to First Lady Ginger Beebe, traded in modern luxuries for classic details with her charming apartment, full of unexpected charm and updated with Natalie’s hand-me-down-chic style.
For an in depth look at Natalie’s space, pick up our April issue or read the online story.
Remember this? Here’s a little spring fashion preview to whet your appetite for our upcoming Spring Fashion feature in April! A lot of beautiful looks this season, and these are just a few of the main trends you’ll want to keep in mind as you begin stocking your closets.
What looks will you be adding to your closest this year? Add a comment and we’ll keep your ideas in mind as we plan our Spring Fashion Stylebook!
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As co-founder of Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week and co-owner of Lola Boutique, Jade Terminella has her finger on the pulse of fashion–to say the least! So take note, because today she shares the top 5 trends to expect this spring! And, to see these trends in action, be sure to get your tickets for Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week! Visit nwafw.com for tickets and the week long schedule, which includes shows, fashion and beauty events all benefiting local charities.
And, for your chance to win two free tickets, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post! The deadline to enter is Wednesday, February 29.
This master bedroom (by Tobi Fairley and featured in our March 2009 issue), with its gold hues, ornate light fixture and luxurious wall coverings and fabrics, called for a runway look that screamed “look at me.” We found what we were looking for in this corset dress by Richard Nicoll. Its gold velvet panels and even a tiny arch at the bottom (like the arched doorway) make it the runway equivalent of this gorgeous 24-karat bedroom. Add some gold jewelry and strappy high heels–and a coat to ward off a winter chill–and people will think you’ve acquired the Midas touch.
Considering how positively pretty they are, it’s no surprise Vivienne Tam decided to make peonies the focal point of her Spring 2009 Collection. “Every woman loves peonies,” Tam declared before her show.
Lush and colorful, peonies also play a starring role in our April 2010 issue, featuring Henry Chotkowski’s peony farm on the outskirts of Fayetteville–the three-acre plot of land literally transforms into a sea of green leaves and bright blooms! Don’t miss the Mother’s Day Open House on May 9 from 1 to 6 p.m., with live music, refreshments, dessert and an opportunity to order peonies or buy cut flowers. For more information, visit www.athomearkansas.com.
Photography by Nancy Nolan; Runway images via style.com
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Cozy, warm and functional. Isn’t that what a kitchen should be? This kitchen’s not only top notch in the beauty department, but also highly efficient. Task lighting, countertop drawers, sink side shelves, Wolf range, the works! Of course, these looks from Ralph Lauren aren’t too shabby in the looks and efficiency department either. Who knew cargo pants, boots and messenger bags could be so chic?
Photography: Rett Peek // style.com
Quick, grab your shades! This sunny colored Little Rock home brightened our pages in February of 2007. And since it seems to be getting darker so early now, we thought your late afternoon could use a little pick-me-up! For this edition of At Home Hits the Runway, Oscar de la Renta fit the bill perfectly with these looks from his Spring 2009 and Resort 2009 collections, both of which pack a colorful yet sophisticated punch.
A cottage in Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood (click here for more images) inspired this edition of At Home Hits the Runway. Layers of warm earth tones and sunflowers take it from cute to cozy. We love the Barry Thomas art featuring the homeowner, David Kirkpatrick of Cabbage Rose Floral Boutique, arranging flowers, as well as other paintings by Kirkpatrick himself. These runway looks by Hermes, while breezy enough for spring, have the same rich hues–and even a dainty sunflower pattern draped into floaty skirts.
Photography by Nancy Nolan