Cozy up for fall

Look no further than the pouch as your evening bag of choice this fall. It’s the “woke up like this” of accessories—superchic but beautiful. Take an Etro silk embroidered pouch or even a rich velvet version by Ralph Lauren on the town. Go a little crazy, even, and treat yourself to The Row’s mink fur medicine cross-body.

“The typical hard-shell miniature doesn’t feel modern right now,” says Vogue.com Market Editor Chelsea Zalopany, adding that she usually veers more toward a “satin pochette or a vintage coin purse,” possibly the key to achieving this Kate Moss–in-the-’90s-meets-2016 look. And never fear, the pouch is more versatile than it may appear—it pairs perfectly with everything from light-wash jeans and a T-shirt and slides, to a slinky little cocktail dress, to something even as dressy as black tie.

Andreea Diaconu photographed by Angelo Pennetta for WSJ Magazine

Ultima Parada

Interior design can be a mystery to those who are not professionals. And of course, every designer has their own set of rules and ideas gleaned over decades of work.

When setting out to furnish your first home, there seems to be a never-ending list of items you need to buy that you didn’t know you needed (i.e., a paper towel holder, towel hooks, et cetera). Before getting lost in the minutiae, outline some essentials that will make your new home feel complete, like a sofa or a great comforter. Larger items like a couch or bed frame are often more expensive, but if you spend a bit more now, you’ll probably avoid having to replace it in just a few years.

In interior design, the happy marriage between architecture and decorating, the way you look at things makes a big difference between a pleasant solution and a transformative one.

Color is another element that deserves a second look. When designing for kids or pets, I think white upholstery is best. That sounds counterintuitive, but if you think about it, white can be bleached and colors can’t; white tells you when it has to be cleaned. So why use fabrics that disguise dirt?

Proportion is the relationship of parts to a whole—for example, the legs of a chair to its back. Scale is also the relationship of that chair to the room in which it sits. A designer should not be afraid to plant large pieces of furniture in a small room.

La casa-estudio de Bèla Adler y Salvador Fresneda published in ELLE Espana

The Dreamers

In Tokyo, what you wear to the office is in many ways a group effort, and Japan’s community of professionals dress in hive mind uniformity; the hordes of suited salarymen boarding the Chuo Line each morning is testament to that.

Dressed Undressed’s Spring collection riffed on the city’s community of hard workers and showed formal officewear that was reappropriated for the street, undoing a little of that desk-chained discipline.

Whether a salaryman suit or a schoolgirl’s sailor top, professional uniforms are crucial in Tokyo, explained Takeshi Kitazawa, who founded the brand with codesigner Emiko Sato in 2009. “I wanted to bend the rules a little,” Kitazawa said, the rules in this case being the many morals and manners expected in Japanese society.

Although some pieces were more direct in the revamped workwear approach (a double-breasted black trenchcoat had an entire sleeve sliced off), the finer, wearable tweaks were more seductive: Billowing culottes were slit just above the knee, and silk, black lace–trimmed chemises peeked out from oversize office shirts in cornflower blue.Irina Kravchenko and Steph Smith photographed by Sebastian Kim for Vogue Russia, March 2016

Plants and drinks

The dream home that exists only in your mind’s eye may be located in St.-Tropez. Or perhaps it’s on the island of Capri. But either way, your mental image of said abode (or is it a villa?) likely includes a stunning kitchen, jaw-dropping views, and a perfect pool.

But what about the garden? Enter Jean Mus, one of the most highly regarded landscape architects operating out of the South of France. In his book, Private Gardens of the Mediterranean, Mus reveals a sampling of his most gorgeous work—from traditionally groomed gardens of the French Riviera to the more country charms often found in Provence.

“The Garden is the most beautiful kind of entertainement”

So to further flesh out your daydreams and Pinterest boards, we’ve gathered some of his most beautiful work, which is included in the publication.Or perhaps it’s on the island of Capri. But either way, your mental image of said abode (or is it a villa?) likely includes a stunning kitchen, jaw-dropping views, and a perfect pool. But what about the garden?

EXPLORE THE SICILIAN VIBE THOURGH THEIR GARDENS

Enter Jean Mus, one of the most highly regarded landscape architects operating out of the South of France. Mus reveals a sampling of his most gorgeous work—from traditionally groomed  So to further flesh out your daydreams and Pinterest boards, we’ve gathered some of his most beautiful work, which is included in the publication.

DAYDREAMS COME TRUE

So to further flesh out your daydreams and Pinterest boards, we’ve gathered some of his most beautiful work, which is included in the publication. After all, as Mus says, “the garden is the most beautiful kind of entertainment.” The dream home that exists only in your mind’s eye may be located in St.-Tropez.

So to further flesh out your daydreams and Pinterest boards, we’ve gathered some of his most beautiful work, which is included in the publication. After all, as Mus says, the garden is the most beautiful kind of entertainment.

Or perhaps it’s on the island of Capri. But either way, your mental image of said abode (or is it a villa?) likely includes a stunning kitchen, jaw-dropping views, and a perfect pool. But what about the garden?

Source: Indoor Plant Gardens