How to : Umbrellas??

A year ago, I got the amazing opportunity to meet the talented artist behind these works of arts. An umbrella brand housed on the hart of new york city and exclusively design from top to bottom by self-taught swiss artist Laurence Groux. 

She has been creating artistic patterns from her original artworks for 20 years.Her deep love for nature is a constant thread in her work, and she loves the rain.

The distinctive smell, the calming sound… the enchanting colors of nature; it all soothes her soul.She considers the umbrella as being a cocoon; a divine dome of protection.

 So when faith, destiny, and serendipity handed her an umbrella template, she had to apply her designs to it, and it was love at first sight, sparks and all. She had found the One object making sense to her soul to create for others.And if nothing else, she wanted one of these umbrellas for herself!

"Laurence Groux strove to offer an exclusive and limited series of original designs.Her vision was to create stylish umbrellas to appear more like art pieces; a collector's item.Her love for craftsmanship, high quality and detail, directed her to find a manufacturer in France. There, she developed her first prototype.Her exquisite line of luxury umbrellas feature elegant designs and each comes with a choice of customized handle;a rich array of Italian leather handles and beautiful hand-sculpted maple wooden handles, hand-crafted in Italy." Laurence Groux

Love and care to the very last detail.

Her work reflects her integrity, authencity, and her romantic side for beautiful objects to be cherished as time passes.

Today, after a year of her working on this exclusive line of umbrellas which I had the opportunity to closely watch from its early stages she opens up the doors of her online store where you can find exquisite hand crafted umbrellas created from curated patterns taken from her previous works of art. 

http://www.laurencegroux.com

 

Im sure you where probably expecting a full on explanation on "How to" use umbrellas the truth is that there are certain pieces like this one that don't come with "instructions " Just venture. You can used them with a dress, or jeans, from day to night time. As said before " its timeless " 

By Vanessa Posner 

How To : Dress it up or Down

Little Black Dress 

One of the easiest ways to reinvent yourself and your wardrobe is accessorizing your clothes. A little black dress is one of the easiest jet hardest pieces of clothing to accessorize. it doesn't matter if its for a wedding or a brunch the lbd "little black dress" is always a great choice. however, nobody wants to wear the same exact piece all the time. A Great way to be able to use this piece hundreds of times is to dress it up or down.

Una de las maneras re-inventar nuestro guarda ropa. El clásico vestido negro es uno de las piezas mas fáciles y difíciles de reinventar y combinar con accesorios . Ya sea para una boda o para un desayuno este clásico es la mejor opción. Pero la verdad es que nadie quiera ser visto usando la misma pieza en distintas ocasiones. Por ello los accesorios son la mejor manera de poder utilizar esta pieza en diferentes ocasiones. 

#1 Dress it up 

To dress it up, there are several things you can do!  The first thing is to add the perfect pair nude heels. Why nude? you can never go wrong with nude heels, it adds hight as well as light but also is the best option to make an outfit look more elegant. Also, a Fur coat is always a safe bet to up the enty in that perfect look your going for. 

Para combinar el clásico vestido negro y hacerlo el perfecto "classy-look" lo primero que tienes que hacer es agregar a el vestido unos zapatos altos de color piel. no hay nada que le agregue mas luz y estilo a cualquier combinación que unos zapatos color piel. Aparte, una manera de completar el look de la manera perfecta es agregando un abrigo de piel.

Vintage Black dress 

Christian Louboutin Nude 

Vintage Silver clutch 

Cartier sunglasses 

#2 Dress it down 

Dress it down?  YESS, but not that down. One of the pros of re-inventing the LBD "Little Black Dress" is that even when we dress it down you can still look fabulous. Adding the perfect amount of color is the key for this simple but styled "club-day-look". A pair of wedges, a scarf and  small pure are the perfect combination to a LBD day version! 

Uno de los privilegios de re-inventar el clasico vestido negro es que aun y cuando lo queremos utilizar de manera menos elegante nunca pierde su clase. Agregarle la cantidad perfecta de color a un vestido negro es la clave para el "club day look" 

Vintage Black and blue dress 

YSL Wedges 

Hermes Scarf 

Betsey Jonson Sunglasses 

Tarbay Jewlery 

#3 Its all about the accessories 

The rule of thumb for the "How To" of this week is that accessories can really change the mood of the same outfit thats the way to go! So don't be afraid and try it on.  

 

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