Vamping it up with Carine Roitfeld

Fashion visionary and ex Vogue Paris Edrix Carine Roitfeld closed down Paris Fashion week with a vampire themed bash that brought out Fashion’s elite and got us all in the mood for Halloween.

 Carine’s daughter Julia at bal des vampires looking sultry
It was a very eventful Paris Fashion Week for Kayne West who debuted his maiden collection to disappointing reviews.  When asked about the rapper’s collection Vogue’s Anna Wintour famously quipped “Ask someone else.” 

Super model Lindsay Wixon looked chic in a long sleeve gown with a high slit.

 Enjoying the spotlight as always Vogue Nippon’s Anna dello Russo stole the show in a black gown and red swan headdress. Not so sure what the significance of the red swan is, however it absolutely fabulous.

 Glamazona Karlie Kloss and Abbey Lee Kershaw got in the spirt of things.  Kloss wore a barely there black gown while Kershaw accented her vampy gown with fangs.

The hostess with Karl Lagerfeld and Mr. Valentino.  Lagerfeld said of the event which celebrated Roitfeld’s monograph Irrelevant, “Irrelevance makes fashion less boring.”

The Scene, photos
I like the quote from Lagerfeld and the name of Carine’s career retrospective and think there is just as much room for irreverence in home decor as there is in fashion.  With that sentiment in mind, the ultra cool mood of the party and the upcoming Halloween festivities here is a selection of decor from The Well Appointed House that coincide with the feeling.
This loveseat adds all the gothic drama you could want.  The high back, tufted black PVC and grand, intricate arches makes a strong statement. 
Pair the loveseat with this black lacquer and PVC Louis chair and you’ll have plenty of seating for your interview with a vampire.  Too much all together? This Louis chair still brings the same mood to your room but will look modern and not as “set designed” with a mirrored desk in a funky study.
What’s spookier than a forrest in the night? This dark wood cabinet accented with metallic branches creates a dramatic effect in your space.
Every hauntingly chic space needs a mirror like this- even though vampires can’t see themselves in mirrors.  That’s vampires right?
This elaborately detailed traditional chandelier looks as though it belongs in an estate right out of an Anne Rice novel and yet isn’t too ornate so it can still work for a “civilian” home.
This buffet is medieval chic accented with studs and ring pulleys. What saves this from being a costume piece is the modern lacquer finish and mirrored top. 
This indoor/outdoor armchair has a similar feel to the buffet with it’s black wash finish and back that looks like the outline of a family crest.  The polished accents add to the regal look.  Keep up with Carine and read about her home in Paris here and stay in the Halloween spirit with our Halloween quick ship products!

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