By Byron Cordero
Before we know it, the days will be longer and entertaining will permeate indoors and out. Channeling our inner party animal, Go Design Go followed the glam at this year’s 23rd annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party, which was hosted by Graydon Carter.
Dial that clock backward as we take you through Hollywood’s most memorable after-party moments and show how effortlessly they translate to interiors in our latest Fashion Meets Interiors segment.
All thanks to Alessandra Ambrosio‘s presence, partygoers—fueled by Casa Dragones tequila—didn’t actually need to consume a single drop to heat things up. The Victoria’s Secret Angel (this time fully clothed) turned heads once again with a Ralph & Russo gown and shimmery Bulgari accessories. The gown—sultry in both color and cut—brings a whole new meaning to daredevil. Similarly, this JD Staron rug lends itself as a statement piece, no matter where it’s placed. A room could quickly go from serious to seductive—just add a glass of Pinot for effect.
In his past life, the Vanity Fair fashion market director was definitely a rapper. (Seriously, check out his Instagram for occasional Vanilla Ice freestyles.) However, when it’s awards season, Michael is dressed to impress. The off-white tone of his tailored suit by The BLK TUX creates a modern twist to a classic black tux. In true classic style, but with a refined, contemporary flair, interior designers Tina Ramchandani and Maureen McDermott set the tone with soft neutrals and geometric lines in their Shelter Island, New York, project. The moody gray sofa upholstered in Perennials fabric becomes a focal point in this relaxed yet elegant space. Effortless.
Let’s face it, Mariah Carey has had a rough year, but like a true phoenix risen from the ashes, the diva took her haters down with a revealing gown designed by Philipp Plein. With its busty neckline and combo of gold, chartreuse and black, the dress danced beautifully on MC’s curvy figure. Likewise, the Kaleidoscope wallcovering by Innovations is the perfect conversation piece in any space. Serving beautifully as an accent wall, the cork-based canvas shows off pattern and texture in an unexpected way. Make a statement like Mariah sings… It’s like that y’all.
Showing off her incredible figure, the formfitting Jonathan Simkhai dress made Emily Ratajoswki glow like a jewel with its sheer, emblazoned bodice and flirty, fun fringe ‘tail.’ Tiebacks like Samuel & Sons Aquarelle tassels are also becoming prevalent in the world of interiors by adding those little details that bring out texture and whimsy. Tina Ramchandani comments, “These tiebacks add so much personality without feeling overwhelming in a modern space. And clearly tassels are on trend, as they were all over the red carpet this season!”
Recently dubbed one of OUT magazine‘s “Sexy Men Over 40,” Eric Rutherford showed up looking dapper as ever. Wearing a black velvet Chester Barrie dinner jacket with a crisp white shirt and a Tom Ford bow tie, the IMG model brought a Mad Men aura to the red carpet. Gentleman chic is everywhere these days—both in film and design—blending soft textures with masculine hues. Created by H3K Design, the media room of this Palm Springs estate gives a whole new meaning to man cave—one with style, of course! Shining bright like an Oscar, the black-and-gold cowskin rug from Surya brings an artistic vibe to the room. Stock up your bar carts this season—dark and sexy interiors are all the rage.
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Byron Cordero is a publicist by day, writer by night, who believes that fashion is a universal language and the way we dress says a lot about who we are—or who we aspire to be. Fashion carries us to a place where reality cannot. Find beauty in everything.
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