After hearing Miles Redd speak yesterday at the Mint Museum Symposium, I am an even bigger fan. He is funny and down-to-earth. There is nothing I love more than someone who is incredibly accomplished but not conceited at all, and not afraid to poke fun at himself. His presentation consisted of a slide show, where he went through pictures of rooms he decorated and talked about his inspiration for those rooms.
He talked about the relationship between art, photography, architecture, and fashion, and how those areas all serve as inspiration for his rooms. I especially loved hearing him talk about one apartment where the client was on a strict budget, and to see what he was able to do with a (relatively) limited amount of money.
Miles also mentioned that he and Oscar de la Renta are collaborating on a tabletop line that will debut this fall! He said it's chic and affordable- we can't wait to see it!
At the end of his presentation, he held a Question and Answer session that was very interesting. All in all, I learned a lot, and just like any good lawyers, Traci Z and I were the two people in a room of probably 400 who were furiously scribbling down notes throughout his entire presentation. I was so excited that my luncheon tablemates included both Traci and my friend Laura Casey!
And guess what tonight is? Oscar de la Renta!!!
Traci scored us tickets to the private party with Oscar before the main event! I am SO excited and will report back on that too! It's certainly a challenge to dress for a party with Oscar de la Renta. Especially when you are more than 6 months pregnant! After searching high and low, I decided to forget the hideous maternity options and go with this Lilly dress, since it's fun and colorful and has plenty of baby room.
I picked up these sandals at Kate Spade the other week to wear with the dress. I think Oscar would love sparkly pineapples!
And this oversized gold clutch from Michael Kors. I loved it when it debuted in the Michael Kors Collection line a few years ago, and now it's about 1/3 of the price!
For jewelry, I will probably wear my chandelier earrings from Homero in Buenos Aires (from back when the USD went a lot farther than it does now!).
If you're going to be there, you know what I'm wearing, so please come say hi! Can't wait to give a full report next week!