Filed under: Shoes
Filed under: Estates
Today's estate comes to us from the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties section. It is the elegant apartment of Yves St. Laurent and his business partner Pierre Berge. The apartment is located in the swanky Pierre hotel which is home to that blockbuster $70 million listing. The apartment was decorated by the late Jed Johnson, whose client list included Mick Jagger and Richard Gere. The home has a combined living-dining room with hand-stenciled linen wall coverings, leather-lined mahogany dressing areas and Central Park views. St. Laurent and Berge bought the New York apartment in 1978 but haven't stayed there a lot recently. The home has two bedrooms each with custom leather-lined mahogany dressing areas and mahogany and marble ensuite baths. It was recently reduced to $7.75 million. After the jump, how a gentleman bathes.
Filed under: Handbags
From the fall runway collection, Yves St Laurent's Muse Document Case is practical, but stunning to look at. You can see the craftsmanship from a distance on chocolate leather accented with bold topstitching and a gold D-ring tab on the flap closure. The bag is ideal for travel, especially on a business trip where you need to travel light. It has narrow pockets for tickets, passports, travelers' cheques and, of course, various documents. As long as you are using your blackberry - as opposed to a laptop, which would require a separate bag - on your trip, you should have absolutely no trouble staying organized and mobile with a case like this one by your side. Price: $495.
Filed under: Cosmetics and Fragrance
After finding a forgotten bottle of body spray in the bottom of a long-unused suitcase, I popped open the lid to check out the scent. Not only did it bring back memories of the the beach, the harbor and good friends - it was from a trip to Sydney - but it smelled wonderful. It was fresh and flowery, with definite fruity overtones. Very feminine and very springy.
I'll be the first to admit that this bottle of Evoke Surf Chic body spray was a drugstore purchase, probably bought out of necessity at the time, but I was glad to have found it. The problem was that I didn't know how to get more. A brief search turned up no sites that would ship overseas to the US, though the company still makes it. I wrote down all the fragrance notes and, in the hope of finding something similar, I turned to Sephora's Fragrance Finder.
Floral was my first selection, followed by floral, again. Looking at the options on the very first page, I was completely astounded to find that Yves St Laurent's Baby Doll perfume contains the exact same fragrance notes. I drove out to the nearest Sephora to compare the scents and, except for the slightly more alcoholic note of the perfume, it was nearly identical. Twenty minutes later, I was home and reliving the memories of a great trip via my new perfume. Price, 1.6-oz.: $54.