Happy New Year!

Hi everyone, I am taking off the rest of the week and will return on Monday, January 4. I want to thank you all for reading this year, and for your many supportive, enthusiastic and entertaining comments. I feel so lucky to have such a cool and talented group of readers (many of whom have far more fantastic blogs than mine) and promise to work very hard in 2010 to keep you inspired by and interested in Peacock Feathers.

So until next week, I hope you all have a fun, festive and safe night tonight and a wonderful New Year!

(Image via Living Etc)

Barbie by Christian Louboutin

If I had known about this special edition Barbie designed by Christian Louboutin before Christmas, it would have been number one on my wish list! I'm not a doll person by any means, but this Barbie is just too perfect. The designer conceived her as a cat burglar, with a black leather cat suit that perfectly sets off her fours pairs of Louboutin heels (each tiny pair comes with its own box and shoe bag) Love! Priced at $160 and originally available at Net-a-Porter, it is already sold out. But I did some searching on eBay and it is easily available if you are willing to pay between $175 and $200. Not exactly in my budget right now, but I'll keep her on my spring wish list just in case.

(All images via Net-a-Porter)


Cozy Eclectic

I discovered this amazing home over at Style at Home the other day. I can't get enough of the deft mix of modern/quirky/vintage/cool that is exhibited throughout this loft space. Best of all - the spectacular blackboard wall in the bedroom... gorgeous!

Glam Loft

There's a great video over at Canadian House and Home about mixing bold fabrics with vintage style. I love the loft they feature, which belongs to designer Sabrina Linn. So chic! Check out the video here, and some stills below...


Inspirational Interiors

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday last week! It's been a while since I've posted (the fiancee and I took a trip to Alabama to see the family), so I am happy to be back with a few of my favorite interiors from the inspiration files. Enjoy!

(Images from top: 213Henry via Flickr; Living Etc.; Magnus Selander Photography; So Haute; Unknown; Mary McDonald; Pencil Shavings; Living Etc)


Happy Weekend!

I hope you all have lovely plans this weekend! As for me, I'll be wearing this dress to a holiday party, and it's supposed to snow too - all very festive don't you think?! 

Tell me about any holiday parties you've been going to! Are you dressing up? If so, what are you wearing?

(Photo by Donna Griffith)

Great Layers

How amazing is the styling in the pre-fall 2010 presentation from Diane von Furstenberg? The coats are fab, and I love the layering and the super-cool accessories. I always find it more challenging to be stylish in the winter, but these images are so inspiring and give me ideas for how to look chic and original while braving the less-than-warm weather (yeah, yeah, the bare legs and short shorts aren't going to be happening right now, but that's what tights and coats are for...)

Over the Top

Loving these bold and quirky interiors photographed by Bruce Hemming...

(Images: Bruce Hemming Photo via Decor8)


Holiday Wish List - (Mostly) Under $100

Bright, poppy colors and graphic prints make me happy all year long, and especially when I see them inside a recently opened Christmas package! Maybe some of these fun little items will inspire you as you finish your last-minute holiday shopping...

(Clockwise from top left: Forever 21 "Paris" t-shirt, $14.90; Elizabeth Gillett fringe scarf, $88; J. Crew cashmere-lined leather gloves, $88; Jonathan Adler squirrel bottle stopper, $18; Swallow thorny heart objet, $90 at Petulia's Folly; Vere gold tyvek shopping bag, $20 at Petulia's Folly; Curiosity Shoppe kisslock coin purse, $28; Kate Spade pen pendant, $35 (sold out online, call a store to order); Jonathan Adler "Monte Carlo" pillow, $98; Jonathan Adler this is not a pipe tea light, $28; AK Anne Klein floral-print d'orsay pump, $79; Forever 21 "Femme pour tous" t-shirt, $17.90; "Ideal Bookshelf 5" 8x10 print by Jane Mount, $20; Iwona Ludyga serpent ring with labradorite, $320 at Petulia's Folly; Anthropologie full bouquet clip, $18; handmade hasty hatchling necklace, $298; J. Crew stone garden clutch, $148)


Tuesday Eye Candy... Cool Neutrals

Beige, brown and black clearly do not have to be boring (especially when accented with bits of glimmer and shine), as demonstrated in these cool interiors, and in these designs from Tory Burch's pre-fall 2010 collection...

(Interior images via Canadian House and Home and Living, Etc)


A Riot of Color

This home, belonging to textile designer Lisa Fine and featured in the fabulous new December issue of Lonny Magazine, is a true feast for the eyes, don't you think? I simply cannot get enough of the joyous mix of colors and patterns!

(All images by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Lonny Magazine)