Sunday, February 17, 2008

Vivre Summer Preview

Last week, on one of the coldest days yet in New York, I had the opportunity to attend the Vivre summer preview that definitely had me wishing for warmer weather! Vivre had taken over an empty apartment in the former Stanhope Hotel which has been converted into luxury residences. It was filled with so many amazing objects, clothing and accessories that I almost had sensory overload...but in a good way!

In the living and dining room was a huge table covered in summer treasures and amazing jewelry including pieces by my new favorite designer Hassan Bounkit. Bounkit is originally from Casablanca, studied in Montreal and Florence before working for Ferragamo, Nicole Miller and Srnold Scassi. Each piece of his jewelry is exotic and interesting and an exclusive selection can be found only at Vivre.

Part of the decoration included painted trees in orange and fuscia which were actually fitted into the table.

It's apparent that Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti and her team at Vivre like fabulous things and the Bruno Frissoni raffia platform slingbacks above are beyond fabulous!

Vivre has an interesting selection of carved figurines including a lobster and crab and what looks like a beetle above, that will be new for summer.

More painted trees and chunky necklaces.

I've seen the Pig Bank from the Reality series by Harry Allen before in gold and chrome but hot pink resin looks fun for summer.

You can buy anything for your home from Vivre now including books for your library.

All the summer tunics, bikinis, bags and hats definitely had be pining for summer or at least a vacation. Vivre always seems to know just what a stylish woman needs to pack.

Vivre carries an amazing array of textiles and for summer will feature pillows in exclusive patterns from Ankasa.

I loved this secretary in the bedroom filled to the brim with cute little bags including the Vivre zipper pouch in an array of colors and skins. But the pièce de résistance was the amazing headboard by Casamidy that is surprisingly light and can be easily installed.

All in all, my preview of the summer collection was the perfect pick me up on the coldest day of the year and I want to thank everyone at Vivre who was so nice and helpful!

10 comments:

Red River Interiors said...

I also love the beds from Casa Midy...check out my Feb 2. post on Casa Midy and their amazing furniture collections... Fay

Suzy said...

You lucky girl! Everything looks amazing, but I especially love that secretaire!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Chic - any thoughts on why they charge for their catalogue? It's a little counter-intuitive to me. Do you get it free once you make a purchase?

Brilliant Asylum said...

How fun! The Vivre catalog always gets me in the mood for the upcoming season.

Habitually Chic said...

Fay, I was just planning a Casamidy post after visiting their site! I love their furniture and business model.

Habitually Chic said...

Suzy, I love that Vivre carries great home furnishings. Eva has such a great eye that it's fun to see what she chooses for the catalog.

Habitually Chic said...

Mrs. Blandings, I'm not exactly sure why they charge but I can imagine that the catalog is expensive to produce. I'm sure that once you make a purchase you will receive free catalogs.

Habitually Chic said...

BA, I'm definitely ready for spring!

Alice Olive said...

Oh, wow, what a fabulous array!
This looks amazing!

The bed head is superb. So elegant and so glamorous!

Kat said...

Does anyone know where the secretary is from? I have seen it before and now am unable to remember where to find it.

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