Haute House – Marble…and a New Fabric Line

Opulent Marble
This week we are talking about the luxe marble print that is both so recognizable and yet versatile. It can be layered with other prints, bold colours, or completely on its own, to give any outfit or room a sophisticated, polished look! If your style tends to be a bit edgy or modern, go for high contrasting colours with heavier line weights, and for a more subtle, elegant feel, find a print with  daintier veins in monochromatic tones.
Whichever way you want to cut it, these pieces make the perfect addition to any wardrobe, party, or household, hoping to add a little drama and a lot of luxury!

Haute house marble christine dovey style

1) This Chloe Ellie Pink Marble Cocktail Ring is a little piece of heaven, sent to make you feel like Audrey Hepburn every time you wear it. For $707.64 at http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306616252&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446742182&R=3610923905442&P_name=Chlo%26%23233%3B&N=306616252&bmUID=kQ65_im
2) For something fashionable and functional, try this Marble-Print Silk Top by Balenciaga for $425 and complete with a simple pair of black leggings, or dare to go bare! http://www.thenandnowshop.com/tops/marble-print-silk-top/pd32891628.html
3) For a glamorous dinner party, or to make your everyday more glamorous, mix in this Belay Dinnerware plate for a pop of sophistication. From CB2 for just $12.95 http://www.cb2.com/all-new/new/belay-dinnerware/f10968
4) Balloons can make you feel like you’re at a child’s birthday party, however, these Knot & Bow Marbled Balloons from One King’s Lane are festive and chic! For $16 at https://www.onekingslane.com/product/52518/3882888
haute house marble 2 christine dovey style
5) Can’t touch this! Retro but also modern, these ASOS Peg Trousers in printed marble are perfect for a fun night on the dance floor, or relaxing at home with your girls. A steal at $20.10 http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-peg-trousers-in-printed-marble-scuba/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4279830&clr=Multi&SearchQuery=marble&pgesize=36&pge=2&totalstyles=112&gridsize=3&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=3%20%20pants
6) Gold and black marble? Stop. This Black Marble Side Table from Black Rooster Decor create the perfect temperature of warm metal and cold marble, to add prestige and allure to any room! For $684 at http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/tables/products/black-marble-side-table
7) Like the cracked look, but still want to be able to use your iPhone? Check out these Black and White Marble cases at http://www.case-scenario.com/en/
haute house marble #3 christine dovey style
8) These marble napkins in the perfect shade of pink are so intrinsic they almost look like part of a map! To add texture and detail to your dining, try these Marble Napkins from http://www.fermliving.com/webshop/shop/new-collection/marble-napkins-1.aspx
9) Subtle enough to go with everything, but special enough to show off your love for fashion, these Charles & Keith Platform Mules athttp://thingtank.com/things/charles-keith-platform-mules are ideal!
10) Possibly the Queen of Marble, or the Queen of Luxe Modern, Kelly Wearstler’s Monolith Side Table for $1,995 is worth the splurge #amiright?
11) Lastly, for a hint of cool, sophistication try Rebecca Minkoff’s Mini Ava Zip Wallet in marble for $72 at http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/rebecca-minkoff-mini-ava-zip-wallet/3943076?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=334wallet
Oh how I loveeeee all things marble.  I need the pants and dress asap…along with the KW sidetable of course.
And speaking of/as a quick aside, I have to take a minute re: all things marble to give a wee shout out to my friend Matthew over at Heirloom at Knot for his brand spanking new spring/summer ‘Neopolitan‘ fabric line…
heirloom and knot spring fabric collection
And I mean really…how ridiculous is this collection?!?!?!  I’m plotting where to use all of these patterns left right and center…in lust with all of them.

I Designed a Clutch with Brave Leather!!!!! Giveaway!!

You know those things that make you excited like a 5 year old on Christmas morning or a sweaty palmed teenager at her first video dance?  Well my friends, what I’m about to show you is one of those very things for this lady business.

Let’s start with the backstory….

A few months ago I was approached by Brave Leather to take part in a blogger initiative they were working on that would see me (along with two others) dream up and design a bag that they would then produce, market and sell.  Of course, I jumped like an Olympic high jumper at the opportunity because well…a little secret…I want products and stuff MORE.THAN.ANYTHING.  And if you know me at all, you know that there’s few things I love more than a good bag so….I most happily said yes and headed down to the Brave Leather headquarters and presented my ideas. After some discussion, hatching/plotting, leather looking and much skipping like a schoolgirl, my dream clutch was envisioned and the wheels set into gear to make it happen.

And then, just a short time later, right before I was headed to bed for the night, a courier knocked on my door and delivered this…

christine dovey  clutch brave leather

christine dovey leather clutch inside fabric brave leather

And I proceeded to run around my house in pure unadulterated glee.

That right there my friends is MY BAG. Yup…I designed it and the amazing people at Brave Leather made my clutch dreams come to life.

brave leather blogger ad christine dovey

To make things even better, this full grain Italian leather outer with a hand pleated cummerbund inspired front panel lined and graphic hand silk screened lining treatment, can be purchased!

I have more good news on that front in a jiffy but first, I want to show you the creations of the two other bloggers who took part in this fun.

First up, the always amazingly fabulous Gaby Burger

brave leather ad gaby burger

white cabana purse brave leather

I mean STOP. IT with this bag. In detail FYI, hers is a full grain vegetable tanned outer leather lined with the same full grain leather, the hair on front panel is Italian leather made front bovine (cow leather ) not pony as often assumed, and the chain is a solid brass detectable detail.  All of it is ridiculous in the best possible way.

Next up, the uber fashionable Gracie Carroll came up with this genius…

brave leather ad gracie carroll

gracie carroll bag brave leather

i.e….an Italian nappa soft outer leather and full lined with FULL grain natural veg.  The edges and seams are not folded but hand polished and painted for a old world quality finish detail with a decidedly modern style.  This bag = heaven in a the most delicious shade of blue I ever did see.

And now the super good news…

1. All of these bags are available for purchase and can be bought HERE

brave leather ad gaby burger gracie carroll christine dovey

2. For the next week, you have the chance to win all of them by entering GIVEAWAYS on each of our blogs!!!!!

Sooo…to win my clutch…

christine dovey clutch brave leather

christine dovey clutch brave leather

christine dovey clutch brave leather

christine dovey clutch brave leather

christine dovey clutch brave leather

…follow the instructions below to enter up to 5 times…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will run for one week, and a winner will be drawn on Monday March 2nd.

Good luck and a huge, huge thanks again to Brave Leather for making this girl’s product dreams come to life!