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4/20/10

Channeling Diana Vreeland

It happened again!
I heard her voice...this time while shopping
in New Canaan, CT. !

Why don't you...swathe yourself,
from head to toe,
in Imperial Trellis?




So I did!



Or, at least I tried to...but the clothes really did not look
right on me...

I know Ms. V would have understood,
it's like she used to say,

"Elegance is innate.  
It has nothing to do with being well dressed.
Elegance is refusal."
                       Diana Vreeland





images via:  ApartmentTherapy;GoogleImages

64 comments:

  1. Fun post. I think those dresses are great but probably look better on the hanger than on my 5'2" body! Always love that green image with a bike. I asked for a bike like that for Mother's Day and my husband rolled his eyes. Have a great day.

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  2. I love imperial trellis too! Never seen it on a dress -very cute!

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  3. Her trellis would have been red all over! You have a knack for finding images...
    pve

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  4. Still love imperial trellis. Not sure about the dress though...

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  5. Fun. Love the green and white wallpaper.

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  6. ooh I love her quote. esecially that last line.

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  7. her biography is wild.
    you should check it out. it is nice reading.

    great post!

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  8. Always love a traditional trellis print, but right now am really drawn to the subtle black on black trellis in that bathroom. A little understated but still impactful.

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  9. Love the print. The green wallpaper is gorgeous.

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  10. Wow it really is Everywhere!!

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  11. I tried a tunic-y top like that and no, wasn't working. But I adore that trellis mirror and the green paper - actually everything in that image works for me!

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  12. Elegance is refusal. I absolutely love that.

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  13. Imperial trellis - always a goody! Thanks for dropping by the Project and your kind words! : )

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  14. Love it in interiors! But I can totally get what you mean about the dress...don't think it would work on me either :)

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  15. That green hallway is divine for so many reasons! The bike, the bike's basket, the wall paper, the fannnntastic wood floors... Swoon.

    I agree with "Escapade" on the black on black as well, a monochromatic trellis would be a good way to ease into the pattern.

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  16. If I were a few years younger I would have snapped up that dress, but I'll take one of everything for the home!

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  17. I love the wallpaper so stunning. I too could see how the dress would have to be for a special person to wear. Enjoy! xo

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  18. What a fantastic post. I really appreciate your writing style, what a great story you tell.

    xx,
    Samantha

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  19. That dress would be perfect for dinner at the beach this summer..love it. So sorry it didn't work!

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  20. I LOVE that first black bathroom. LOVE!!

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  21. Ohh orange and imperial trellis?! In love! xx

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  22. I could really use some of that wallpaper for my office! Dresses are pretty fab too. Great post today Ms. Zhush.

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  23. beautiful prints that will stay for sure. i have also invited you as one of the 10 bloggers to join in the #6 photo game. more info on my blog. have a great week! maryann

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  24. I do so enjoy reading your blog. Now unto today's post.... Love the playfulness of Channeling Diana Vreeland. The dresses remind me of sun drenched afternoons in Barbados. xx

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  25. Haha! You are my funny friend! My witty, beautiful and stylish friend. You dear would make any dress look good. Great collection of trellis images. Always feel at home here.

    Cyber hug, Mon

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  26. These things are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love that pretty orange print dress.
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  27. love love and oh yes, LOVE !!!

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  28. hahaha. i hate when you hear a little voice from God, and yet for some reason or another you can't make it happen! ugh.

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  29. Very, very elegant.

    Come join my latest giveaway, it's simply delicious!

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  30. you are too funny. what shop was this?! i'm missing my native CT while we try to get out of greece :) speaking of, thank you so much for the well wishes! hopefully it's only a matter of time...

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  31. Don't you just hate when they cut the dress wrong? Love this post. I can't get enough of that Imperial Trellis. Also love the quote. She was a total original. One of my favorite quotes of hers, which I'll butcher, was something like: "Every room should have one absolutely garish thing." I always make sure of it. It's personality. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog! Very encouraging, since I'm still so new to this. Hope you stop by again :)

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  32. How ever do you find time to shop, my dear?? Love the store you were in (been there, too!) and can totally relate about not being able to wear those clothes!

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  33. Love the dress. Love the bathroom. Love the quote.
    Health and happiness,
    Angela
    http://angelawalkerjewelry.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love it on the walls... on me? not so much. :)

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  35. Love the wallpaper!

    I went looking to see why I was not getting your posts & found that I was not a follower - thought I was - now I am!
    Best,
    Colleen

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  36. this dress is SO CUTE!!! but i am afraid i know that it would not look good on me. but we have alternatives....we could make the wallpaper work! love it!!!

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  37. Love the dresses and the fabulous print. What a fun post.

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  38. Oh, thank goodness it didn't work on you. Both Diana & I would have gasped! You are much too beautiful for anything to overwhelm you. Lots of good comments on the wallpaper though.

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  39. Oh I am totally crushing on that bathroom. STUNNING!!

    Beatriz.

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  40. I love that dress, and how incredibly inspiring are those rooms? black and white is gorgeous together .... adore!

    xo

    justyna

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  41. Fabulous post with fabulous images.! Love them all! How do you find all the images? I'm always amazed.

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  42. Love love that dress, too bad it did not work out. That would be a Go-to summer dress for sure. Fun post!!! Kathysue

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  43. I would look really, really, really bad in that dress. But I so wish that weren't the case!!!

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  44. First - you are FUNNY! Love this and the disco ball lyrics, too... now I have to go listen to the beegees. Second - I used to love driving around New Canaan, particularly in the Spring. It's so, so pretty there!

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  45. Love the patterns and colors!!!! :)

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  46. Oh I love your story just as much as I love this post! I'm so obsessed with this pattern lately!! "Ba-na-nas!" Is that Kelly Wearstler wallpaper? Also, sooo necessary :) After 2 years of getting lost in numbers, I'm ready to get back to the city to do something more creative! Where do we begin?!

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  47. Great post! I had actually seen the orange print dress at a local boutique while shopping for Derby outfits. I'm kicking myself for not trying it on, though I don't think orange is my color!

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  48. Okay, forget the dress! But did I spy a navy imperial Trellis coat...run back post haste Zhush and grab it! Would look sooo good with white or navy jeans!
    xx Lyn

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  49. I have the wallpaper in black in my bedroom... think the dress is fug though... Weird looking no?

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  50. I think I will stick with dressing homes with this print rather than myself! Gorgeous images! Tracey xx

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  51. Your posts are always so entertaining, Sue! I am a sucker for trellis patterns....

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  52. I love imperial trellis and it looks amazing on that dress!

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  53. I adore Imperial Trellis... so stunning!

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  54. I am going to have to go with "refusal". While I would love to see the dress on someone else, it also would just not be right on me.

    ~jermaine~

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  55. Aww bummer. I hate when something looks so good on the hanger or the model and you try it on and it's just bleh. I get mad and kick the mannequins down. Haha. Totally kidding about that last part. But still a bummer. ;)

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  56. Is the black print an exact replica of the black wallpaper? O dear, I am not sure if I want to wear wallpaper, although the dress is pretty. And the wallpaper is pretty. Yes, I believe it has to be one or the other! I love this post, so much fun!!

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  57. Love it! How very mod!

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  58. i'm really impressed on how a simple quotation from her can be very inspiring. gorgeous shots. is that your place? i really want a quick tour now ;)

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  59. I am off to check her out, I had no idea. The wallpaper is to die for, simply stunning. I am not sure I can pull of prints, the most I can do is stripes, but oh to be able to pull off those prints....

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  60. I truly, truly adore this pattern! Nice post!

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