Currently Obsessed: September 2015 Part 1

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I thought it might be fun to do a new, abridged version of my old “Currently Obsessed” posts. I love the idea of sharing what is currently inspiring me, including things that may not be directly design related, but those posts always took so many hours to compose and I didn’t write them as regularly as I would have liked. This new version will be more visual and will be a way for me to share what is currently on my radar and what I am obsessing over.

New York Fashion Week is coming to a close today. A few of my favorites for the Spring/Summer 2016 season are Carolina Herrera‘s beautiful collection which she showed at the iconic Frick Collection. I loved the soft, feminine palette.

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Carolina Herrera Spring 2016

Tibi had the collection that I would actually wear the most. After the success of her recent off-the-shoulder tops (I have two!), I am excited to see she has a couple of new versions along with plenty of chic, easy separates.

Tibi Spring 2016

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Tory Burch‘s new collection is a little Bohemian-meets-Uptown Girl which is a reflection of Tory’s personal style and the aesthetic upon which she has built her incredible empire. I would picture wearing the pretty blue and white dress in the first photo to a garden wedding and the cool knit dress on vacation in Spain.

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Monique Lhuillier always does a beautiful job. Anyone who knows me, knows that I don’t prefer to wear dresses. I am very feminine, but I am more Kathryn Hepburn than Audrey Hepburn. I love wearing tunics or dresses over a cigarette pant for evening, so I loved this particular look. It is right up my alley!

monique lhuillier spring 2016

Tome‘s collection felt like an ode to the classic white shirt, presented in a fresh, modern way.

Tome Spring 2016

Next up, Schumacher recently launched their newest designer collection with none other than Miles Redd. I have been a huge fan of Miles’ talent and fearless style, so I am very excited about this launch and have plans to use his beautiful new fabrics in upcoming projects. The marketing collateral coming from Schumacher, and for this collection in particular, has been completely brilliant!

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Speaking of textile launches, I have been working on a fabric and wallpaper collection for Guildery featuring my original designs. The collection is live on the site today. Our big launch will take place next month, but in the meantime, you can see a sneak peek and be one of the first to order with a special savings of 30% off now through Tuesday, 9/22. It has been a big labor of love! I am so excited that Guildery was able to capture the painterly quality of my original sketches in the final designs and am thrilled to partner with a company that offers such high quality fabrics printed on demand.

Paloma Contreras Guildery

While we’re on the topic of exciting projects, Paloma Contreras Design was recently asked to design a room for a special show house. Stay tuned for more details soon. It will be beautiful!

Paloma Contreras Design Dining Room Sketch

On another, completely unrelated note, many of you know that reality shows on Bravo are my weakness. They provide a fun escape from the stresses of daily life. One of my favorites is Ladies of London which has been back for a couple of weeks. Who else is watching? I am #TeamMarissa. I think Juliet has been insensitive and is unable to see things from anyone else’s perspective. Have you noticed that they all have amazing skin? Caroline’s quips keep me in stitches!

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I usually spend a little while on Pinterest in the evenings to unwind after work. I have been busy pinning images of Dodie Rosekrans incredible apartment at the Palazzo Brandolini in Venice. It was amazing! Jus look at these incredible pagoda canopy beds with the tassel detail!

Dodie Rosekrans

Lastly, my good friend, Mark Sikes will be in Houston for a MDS Stripes trunk show at A Bientot next week! Be sure to stop by next Friday, 9/25 and Saturday, 9/26 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. We’d love for you to come by to say hello and to stock up on chic stripes!

MDS Stripes A Bientot

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5 thoughts on “Currently Obsessed: September 2015 Part 1

  1. Thanks for your posts! I read them each day and thought that I would let you know how I enjoy your mix of fashion and design coverage. Shine on!

  2. Paloma, so much beauty going on her. Love, love the Herrera Collection, your new designs are amazing, and I adore Mark Sikes of course!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Featuring India Hicks!

  3. Love the London Ladies! Baroness Caroline Fleming is a hoot! Bare feet at her own formal party! She’s learning the hard way about Bravo’s editing though. I read an article where she explained why she kicked her guests out. Bravo neglected to include the fact it was midnight on a school/work night. The Baroness always gets up at 6am to get her children ready for school.

    I came across the article when I was Googling for photos of Fleming’s townhouse. Loved the space and hoped to not only find good photos but perhaps an article which included details (paint colors!). Same with the other ladies’ abodes – would love to find details and photos. Hint!

  4. Adore the Ladies of London – so entertaining…great escape. Caroline is my fave – she lives without apology for how she lives, and there is something so refreshing about it, and honest. Yes, Team Marissa; I think Juliet is using manipulation to deal w/ her feelings toward Marissa. LOVING the Baroness, she is just a hoot and very originale (said with a soft “g” please).

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