HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
There is beauty in the unfinished …I simply give free reign to my untamed instincts there is something refreshing about embracing the idea of the purposefully.
Less than perfect.
WHAT INSPIRES YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
A train of thoughts that leads somewhere far deeper… as style is storytelling on a personal scale,cultural and historical references are very important
depending on where I am the mood of the place and its history effects my daily wear.
WHAT ACCESSORY CAN YOU NOT DO WITHOUT?
Hats after all “Without Hats there is no Civilization”….and anything Furry!!!
Black in countless shades and hues.
DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE STYLE THAT DEFINES YOUR STYLE?
Coats and Kimonos.
WHAT ARE YOUR STYLE STRENGTHS?
Tumbling the past and the magical present ~ Mixing and customizing as I can never find things exactly as I like them in store …finding a gem inside a vintage store gives me insane happiness.
It’s very easy to buy new things, but making a discovery of something ONE OF A KIND is another level….!
DO YOU HAVE A STYLE ICON?
Anyone that is “A Nightmare dressed like a Day Dream” such are the ordinary people in our extraordinary world!!!
WHAT ARE YOUR BEAUTY ESSENTIALS YOU COULD NOT DO WITHOUT?
DO YOU HAVE REPEAT OFFENDERS IN YOUR CLOSET IF SO WHAT ARE THEY?
A pair of black silk Pajamas that I have worn over and over in many forms and shapes at home or in my travels……….
WHAT ADVISE DO YOU HAVE FOR WOMEN OVER 40 OR 50?
Embrace yourself dressing.It should never feel like a chore !! Be individual and live your dreams.
Clothes make memories and memories make history!
DO YOU HAVE ANY STYLE RULES THAT YOU LIVE BY?
Nothing is too precious to be saved for a special occasion and not worn daily…I wear what makes me happy !
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE GO TO SOURCES?
NO online for me…I am a hunter of all things and I love the Art of slow living and story telling therefore stepping into
small shops and getting to know the story of the shop keeper is my way of shopping anywhere in the world.
DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR DESIGNER YOU ARE DRAWN TO?
I draw more from our World which includes, history, museum ,books, nature, movies and my travels than one particular designer or brand.
I was told by my mother that travel and nature offered the best possible inspiration and education.
THANK YOU DUCHESS better known as PAIMAN!
BE WELCOME READERS!
Time for OUR AGELESS STYLE FEATURE with CINDY HATTERSLEY and I have chosen a Friend of mine who I hope you have enjoyed!I have NO IDEA who CINDY has FEATURED TODAY so as soon as I PUBLISH I am SCOOTING right OVER to HER BLOG to SEE who she is FEATURING!
I hope you will DO THE SAME!
TODAY on THE VINTAGE CONTESSA I have PAIMAN SALIMPOUR for YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE!
WHO I have ALWAYS REFERRED TO AS THE DUCHESS!
AS long as I have known her in Northern California she had a STORE FRONT.
A SHOP to SWOON OVER………….
LEAVES on the FLOOR………VELVET KING CHAIRS………CROWNS made of BRANCHES.
YOU get the picture…RIGHT?
PLUS, she was ALWAYS Dressed like an European.
Could say THAT WAS A BIG ATTRACTION FOR ME!
I basically Followed her around the EAST BAY…………STALKED is a BETTER WORD!
TO CONTACT THE DUCHESS SEE BELOW!SEE WEBSITE.
my daughter Sormeh is the partner and co founder
EMAIL for Contact.
CONTESSA ~ YOU DO INTERIOR DESIGN AND LANDSCAPE STILL CORRECT?
DUCHESS ~ I do lifestyle which contains interior and garden design along with fashion styling curating travel and personal shopping.
CONTESSA ~ PLEASE do a little BIO for me………how many years in Los Angeles……..etc.
DUCHESS ~ 9 years in Los Angeles.
Started the business some 20 years ago.
Have lost count now.
loves storytelling through the Magic of curating and creating ,meeting amazing talented people to work with both on client side and production end. Life is so much fuller and richer when you can make peoples wishes come to life, I always love the wish list the clients present at the start of each project.Taking that list and writing a narrative which is custom to each persons interests and passion is indeed satisfactory and soulful.Modernizing ancient is what we do best that perfect imperfect Marriage of old and new. We explore to create ,the art of slow living and enjoying the process more than the destination itself is what sits with us most.
IT’s ALL ABOUT THE JOURNEY!!!
CONTESSA ~ Will YOU say something about OUR FRIENDSHIP?
The great characters are like springs from which you can date your thirst and SHE WAS ONE!Contessa and I roamed around the same Boho society that also loved everything crest and crown and somehow has been given a title without really being the aristo…IT soon became evident that we must visit each others shops and the rest was history.We both loved the imperfection in all things in life yet the GRANDEUR that today societymisses,As we both knew history does not really follow a straight line and neither did we!!!Her company has been divine and an unusual one that I do not take lightly and I LOVE!