I read an exorbitant number of magazines. In fact, I don’t even think I could begin to tell you how many I am actually subscribed to, because then I would have to admit that I don’t actually read each and every one cover-to-cover (though I do try to pick out all that is interesting…). As expected, the world’s of decor and fashion often collide. And, for example, I may pick up something like an ELLE Decor and get an inside look into Jenna Lyon’s apartment, or possibly model Gemma Ward’s loft in NYC. But last fall, it was interesting to serendipitously discover my newfound love for a fashion line through a designer’s amazing flat featured in the September 2008 Issue of DOMINO magazine.
This serenely glamorous living room, with it’s crisp white walls and luxurious lilac chenille rug, is that of French Fashion Designer VANESSA BRUNO and is located in the Marais section of Paris. Vanessa Bruno is the daughter of a 1960’s Danish Supermodel and her father was the founder of the French fashion house Emmanuelle Khanh. Bruno launched her first collection in 1997 at the age of 24. Though most consistently feminine in cut and fabric, her collections are never too “darling” and still retain an urban sophistication.
After being completely entranced by the loveliness of her flat, I immediately looked at her then current collection and the photographs of collections past. It was absolute that the soft, yet, clean modern chic reflected in her apartment, served as the pillars of her fashion label. Vanessa Bruno instantly became one of my fashion favorites.
Bruno often uses french muses like the gorgeous Lou Doillon for movies, advertisements, and fashion spreads. It certainly fits the ethereal appeal of her label. Here were a few of my favorites from the 2009-2010 F/W Collection, which this time, did weave in a bit of militarism.
This is just immaculately well-balanced. The pop of golden orange is a warm hue that feels devilishly autumn.
Lucky is she who walks down the cold wintry streets of Paris bundled up in this elegantly draped wool. I love the slight cowl neck…
Be sure to visit Vanessa Bruno to review the complete collection (including the actual fashion shows). Vanessa Bruno is available via Net-A-Porter, Shopbop, and Browns Fashion. They say to never judge a book by it’s cover, but I’d affirm that one can astutely discern a fashion designer by the style of their abode (at least whence published). I’m grateful to have come across Bruno’s. You see, all those subscriptions come in handy…
photo credits: apartment by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer, Bruno Portrait by Eric Garault, clothing style.com, living room style-files