The bedroom may be the last bastion of femininity in a world gone cold, hard and modern. And plenty of women wouldn’t have it any other way. Creating a boudoir might mean something different than it did in Jean Harlow’s day, or in the high...
The bedroom may be the last bastion of femininity in a world gone cold, hard and modern. And plenty of women wouldn’t have it any other way. Creating a boudoir might mean something different than it did in Jean Harlow’s day, or in the high Eighties, when chintz and frills reigned, but the craving for a quiet, private, unabashedly feminine space remains.
"It’s about softness," says interior design guru Victoria Hagan, who creates the boudoir effect with cashmere blankets, silk carpeting and subdued colors. "In the bedroom, you are much more sensitive to touch. It’s about paying attention to all your senses." Hagan suggests a scented sachet not only for the lingerie drawer, but the bedside table, too.
In the bedroom, interior designer Charlotte Moss goes in for grand antique beds and embroidered silks, while avoiding laces and frou. "I don’t have one client who doesn’t want a feminine bedroom," she says. Of course, some women fear that the men in their life might find the effect a little overwhelming. But when one woman hemmed and hawed over whether or not her husband would find a four-poster bed too fussy, Moss set her straight. "Let him have whatever he wants in his library. The bedroom should be feminine," she snaps.
And with all the ladylike luxuries on parade, why should your best lingerie be wadded up and tucked away in some drawer? Monica Mitro of Victoria’s Secret says flaunt it if you’ve got it. "Hang your special lingerie in the closet with your clothes, or if you have a beautiful gown, hang it on the back of your door," she says. "Someone might see it."
But nothing says boudoir better than pretty perfume bottles, or a gorgeous silver hairbrush set out on a vanity table. Products done up in old-fashioned packaging, such as
E. Courdray’s ornate jars of bath cream or Florence Gunnarson’s bottled bath oils, which have been pretty since 1939, are among the best-selling items at Barneys New York. "They’re all so pleasing to the eye," says Cindy Chua, apothecary buyer for the store, "and you feel so indulgent using them."
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The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
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Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
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