the style saloniste



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Diane Dorrans Saeks

I have written about design, fashion, travel, gardens, and style in dozens of magazines and newspapers from Sydney to Athens to London and New York, and now in San Francisco. I've published eighteen books about interior design, architecture, travel and people. I am currently working on two new books. It has been my great pleasure to teach courses on design concept and theory, given lectures on "Insider Views" of interior design and creative designers. Now it's time to leap out into the ether and communicate in a new style, via the Internet. Jolting the mind is essential to creativity. New designs and modes break up old ways of thinking. Travel lets me dream and stay on heightened alert for new ideas. Wearing new designs by fashion iconoclasts surrounds the body (and the touch) with inspiration. I recently acquired a wonderful new Martin Margiela black jacket that has totally twisted and beautiful tailoring. The sleeves curve forward from the shoulder and appear, on the hanger, as if they wrap around the body in a wicked hug. Nice fashion metaphor, M. Margiela! I put the jacket on, the fabric is superb, the sleeves hang just so, and the jacket feels like an embrace. The hesitation and awkwardness and goofiness transform into emotion and elegance. Life and the web are like that.

Please visit my blog site: The Style Saloniste

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

Style is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.

Renting a chic Paris apartment for a week, a month, is almost as exhilarating as living there.

We live in a Golden Age of interior design, style, books, art, and fashion.

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