The name Sukio comes from the Japanese word for "like" or "love" but now has become synonymous with what I find luxe, lovely, and too chic not to share! My aesthetic of choice: MODERN GLAMOUR – a style that marries multiple ideas, viewing traditional notions of glamour through a sophisticated lens. In a word, it’s sooo Sukio! - Desiré

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Monday
Aug182014

Interiors: An Inspired Tribeca Apartment

When decorating her Tribeca digs, Industry Standard's Nicole Najafi found inspiration in the work of two of my favorite designers. Can you guess who?

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

Nicole Najafi's NYC Apartment

If you guessed Ryan Korban and Miles Redd, you would be correct! In describing her space, Nicole comments, "I have fur everywhere, that’s my Ryan Korban side and the unexpected injections of color are all Miles Redd." It's a great example of referencing without duplicating.

Images: Elle Decor

Sunday
Aug172014

Style Mavens: The Design Mixologist

Kelly Wearstler Talks Design While Mixing Drinks

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

During my recent foray into Instagram, I stumbled upon Eye Swoon's Q&A with Sukio-favorite Kelly Wearstler. Amongst drink recipes and pics of her signature bar accessories, the style maven dishes on everything from daily habits to her design philosophy. For Ms. Wearstler, it seems elements of good design should come together like a tasty cocktail:

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

"There has to be a balance of elements in the spaces I design. Striking the right alchemy is where the magic happens... The juxtaposition of new and old, masculine and feminine, raw and refined - the tension of opposites I find to be very sexy. It adds a certain drama and vibrancy to a space."

Kelly Wearstler for Eye Swoon

Kelly Wearstler for Eye SwoonWith Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon

Head on over to Eye Swoon for the full interview and head here to see Kelly's fantasy dinner party.

Images: Eye Swoon

Thursday
Aug142014

Style Mavens: Jenna Lyons' Beautiful Mess

Jenna Lyons, Self Service Magazine

For what I think are obvious reasons, I have a major crush on J. Crew's Jenna Lyons. She seems to be the counterpoint to everything, from definitions of beauty and personal style, to working motherhood and corporate leadership. Jenna is indeed her own woman, and what better example of her unique approach to life than her beautiful mess of an office.

I love that while others pretend to thrive in perfectly pristine spaces, Jenna boldly proclaims the opposite. With piles of swatches, papers, and personal effects, her office reflects a creative mind at work while still managing to look pretty darn stylish. I can't get enough!

Jenna Lyons' Office, Vanity Fair

Jenna Lyons, Self Service Magazine

Jenna Lyons' Office, Vanity FairJenna's ever-changing mood board

Jenna Lyons' Office, Vanity Fair

Jenna Lyons' Office, Vanity Fair

Jenna Lyons' Office, Vanity Fair

Jenna Lyons, Self Service Magazine

Images: Vanity Fair, Self Service Magazine

Friday
Aug082014

Friday Fashion: Harper's Bazaar Salutes the Icons

Harper's Bazaar US, September 2014Brooke Shields in Lanvin

From Lady Gaga to Lauren Hutton, Harper's Bazaar celebrates the icons of fashion in its September issue. The new girls are nice, but I'm thrilled to see supermodels of the past all glammed up and looking fabulous (Brooke Shields, I heart you!). Styled by the legendary Carine Roitfeld in looks by Chanel, Givenchy, and more, here's a peek at HB's unmistakable, unforgettable, and always-in-fashion icons.

Harper's Bazaar US, September 2014Stephanie Seymour in Azzedine Alaia

Harper's Bazaar US, September 2014Claudia Schiffer in Chanel

Harper's Bazaar US, September 2014Cindy Crawford in Tom Ford

Harper's Bazaar US, September 2014Linda Evangelista in Comme des Garçons

Harper's Bazaar US, September 2014Laetitia Casta in Versace

Harper's Bazaar US, September 2014Iman in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci

Harper's Bazaar US, September 2014Lauren Hutton in Céline

See all 19 icons over on Harper's Bazaar.

 

Images: Sebastian Faena for Harper's Bazaar

Tuesday
Aug052014

Interiors: A High-Glam Parisian Perfumery

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino Architect

Step inside Maison Guerlain–an expansive, and historic, perfumery on the Champs-Elysées. Renovated by Peter Marino to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the boutique has all the glitz and glamour of a high-end (specifically, LVMH) brand. Marble, mirror, brass, and crystal adorn hallways and stairwells, beauty counters and display cases. I could easily get lost in the luxury!

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino Architect

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino ArchitectItalian marble walls and leather handrails = super luxe

"I put something modern in the old and something old in the new" - Peter Marino, Architect

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino ArchitectThe Hall of Mirrors - crackled mirror inset with strips of gilded brass

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino Architect

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino Architect

Guerlain Boutique by Peter Marino Architect

Images: Interior Design Magazine, Guerlain