The editor, the photographer, the painter, and the boy

Alessandro Twombly, Horst P. Horst, Vogue 1966

For Diana Vreeland, Vogue editor in chief from 1963 to 1971, interior design was about more than beautiful spaces. It was the people who inhabited them—with the “taste and talent and originality to create a rare ambiance in their daily lives”—that made these rooms come alive.

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@OscarPRGirl wants to whisper in your ear

Erika Bearman. Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post.

Erika Bearman, known better as @OscarPRGirl by her followers, is the high-glamour SVP of global communications at Oscar de la Renta. In a city where a walk-in closet can be the envy of the block, Bearman’s extensive ODLR wardrobe gets an entire room to call its own. This fashion trove isn’t just for show—she dresses in Oscar for both work and play. 

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Refined. Casual. Clean. Modern. Chic.

Goop for Paperless Post

Inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow’s eye for casual luxury, goop.com curates all that is needed for a life well lived. Goop draws on modern refinement with an occasional streak of rebellion to create a uniquely upscale aesthetic that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Our newest collaboration with goop was inspired by classic tropes of luxe interior decor—ornate bone china, gilded butterflies, fine chinoiserie wallpaper—as well as contemporary minimalists like Ellsworth Kelly. 

Goop for Paperless Post

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John Derian wants to bake bread in period garb

John Derian courtesy of Bon Appetit

Fall is nostalgia’s time to shine. As we make our pilgrimages back home to feast with friends and family, it’s hard not to get a little wistful. This week’s Five Questions is all about decoupage master John Derian’s favorite autumnal activities—both present and past.

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Words for the wise: “Never use the same ice twice.”

The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

In 1920, when Prohibition became law, American booze hounds grabbed their passports and headed for friendlier waters. Harry Craddock—a barman who came up in New York’s most revered cocktail clubs—landed at the Savoy Hotel and quickly rose to fame as the premiere mixologist of his time. (During his time at the Savoy, his likeness was even sculpted in wax at Madame Tussauds.) 

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