Monday, October 6, 2008

gris means gray -

no big trend appearing here,
i just LOVE gray.

it's a universal unifier:


from flawless burberry prorsum trench,
(can't you just FEEL this?),
to the finally seductive victoria's secret campaign:


there's finally some romance to the brand,
not so pussycat doll
as bardot lushness.
branding is weak, but photography is lovely . . .

which brings in the boys:


this is blake kutcha.
i've shot with him numerous times for old navy,
he's very all american, and as sweet as hell.
seriously, NICE with a big N.

this shoot of him in gray briefs,
well it's a whole 'Nother side o the boy.

and this gratuitous shot of the guy who plays kirby on lipstick jungle:


because he has gray shorts on,
that's why.

follow me, people, i won't steer you wrong.

let's travel a bit?


the four seasons hotel, i THINK milan,
with grisaille wallpaper,
literally screens of gray paint, printed in layers to create depth and shadow.

and the gray light of the four seasons lobby in prague:


i know,
HOME.

and the perfect violet gray hue
on a vespa in manhattan:


tim and i once painted a home entirely in this color, every room,
based on the vermeer galleries in the louvre.
it was one part violet,
one part gray,
one part camel,
and that made all the difference.

it was the ultimate neutral,
and it was called
eminence.

look it up.  it works.

5 comments:

ricola said...

Fantastic hotels.

Jim said...

Fine. You've inspired me. I was looking for anew scheme for the office/guest room.

I'm thinking grey flannel with a Weimaraner blue/grey feature wall.

Red or black crystal chandelier in corner.

Whiskeymarie said...

I have been told I wear gray too much.
I don't think I wear it enough, frankly. For me, it's a neutral that has a bit more punch than black or white (both of which I maybe DO wear too much).
In the last week I have ordered no less than THREE sweaters in various shades of gray.
Try and stop me, if you can.
;)

landis smithers said...

oh, i won't try to stop you. i'll actually help you carry them in and try them on.

and jim, i expect an invite to stay in said guest room. sounds chic. :)

Jim said...

Four Season's Hotel lobby actually in Budapest.
http://www.fourseasons.com/budapest/