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15 May 2009

Julia Roitfeld; The Selby 5

You all knew it was inevitable that these photographs would swarm the lovely land of the blogs.

And I think you were beginning to think I was either (1) living in a cave (2) have gone insane since I have not yet posted them.

But I assure you, as a Julia Restoin-Roitfeld as my muse and inspiration, I have done neither.

Nearly every one of The Selby‘s photos are in my inspiration folder.

Julia Roitfeld; The Selby 1

I can be found, on occasion, walking around the house in a little dress and these shoes.

I love her home; white with polished wood floors.

Clean lines, completely modern. Orderly too.

If only I had such high a stack of  P a r i s i a n  Vogues to boast.

Julia Roitfeld; The Selby 14

A wooden chair, an air of  v i n t a g e .

Some cow-print or paint-splattered carpet.

Oh, and that Louis Vuitton scarf lying their  n o n c h a l a n t l y .

Julia Roitfeld; The Selby 7

If I was Tom Ford‘s muse …

Julia Roitfeld; The Selby 29

And only Miss Roitfeld would have the ability to make every girl think Coco Cola Zero is couture.

The bottle is quite nice. ‘Tis a pity I prefer my coffee over coke.

Julia Roitfeld; The Selby 8

A bit reminiscent of Prada lace.

An eye mask makes such normal task of sleeping  f a b u l o u s .


La C.

48 Comments leave one →
  1. 15 May 2009 8:56 pm

    The main reason I want that chair? It reminds me ever so much of the ones that resided in schools back in the Victorian era. Oh, to have such a piece sitting in my humble abode would make for the best gift ever! 🙂

  2. 15 May 2009 9:51 pm

    Sweeet~ I absolutely looooove eye masks!! Greatest piece of sleep fashion ever! My sister and I collect them like mad! >;D I should picture of that sometime…kekeke

    Overall, I really like the simplicity of these pictures~
    E> An

  3. 15 May 2009 10:05 pm

    I guess I’m one of the many people that fell in LOVE with Julia’s place. It’s simple yet amazing!

    After checking out all the pictures, I think I died a little. What an enviable collection of shoes! ❤ Lucky lucky lady.

    Great post and great blog.


  4. 15 May 2009 10:09 pm

    J’adore the eyemask~

  5. abdcforever permalink
    15 May 2009 11:08 pm

    wow i want my future place to look lk that!!

  6. 15 May 2009 11:32 pm

    Your blog is fabulous!!! It’s my first time visiting but I love it..all of it!

  7. 16 May 2009 1:50 am

    These photos are amazing! Hello, perfect eye mask. While I nap in that chair. haha xx

  8. 16 May 2009 1:53 am

    Bonsoir, La C. !

    I have read your blog for some time now and j’adore your writing. Thank you so much for all the wonderful wisdom you share with us. I have just put up my blog and I would love to know what you think:


  9. 16 May 2009 2:13 am

    i sure like that eye mask! how dramatic and gorgeous! love it.

  10. 16 May 2009 4:08 am

    I would just die if I woke up as Julia tomorrow…

  11. 16 May 2009 4:09 am

    Nice pictures !

  12. 16 May 2009 5:47 am

    So perfect. I love the picture with all the magazines! x

  13. 16 May 2009 5:53 am

    Hi there-a great post, thanks for sharing! Have a lovely weekend my dear!

  14. 16 May 2009 6:13 am

    Fantastic images. I totally love that eye-mask! I have silk eye mas! 🙂


  15. 16 May 2009 6:52 am

    Oh yes, those are pure art… love them
    Interesting the coca cola one 😉

    Have a great weekend, dear


  16. 16 May 2009 8:12 am

    I love the selby! Her house is very inspired by her mother’s one, I think =)
    But in Carine’s there’s much more white!
    Lucy =)

  17. 16 May 2009 9:02 am

    Those shoes you’re talking about are perfect, perfect perfect! ooooh I want them….

  18. 16 May 2009 9:15 am

    AH, thaNKs so MUCH for the tips. ill really think about what you said. im truly happy for you taking your time to answer me. have a great saturday&sunday!

  19. 16 May 2009 9:23 am

    Gorgeous post, La C!
    That chair is so old-schoolhouse chic!


  20. 16 May 2009 11:12 am

    I want that portrait over my wall and I want that scarf and that chair!
    its beautiful!

    great post!


  21. 16 May 2009 11:34 am

    Jouw blog is super! ( Ik zag op iemands anders blog dat je Nederlands spreekt haha ) En dat ‘eye mask’ is fabulous!


  22. 16 May 2009 12:23 pm

    Such cool pictures!=)

  23. 16 May 2009 12:38 pm

    Julia is one of the people I am mostttt jealous of! But it’s a good jealously where I look at her and am just like “Is there anythingggg not completely fabulous about you?!”
    From her clothes, to now seeing her fabulous home, she can just do no wrong 🙂
    Thanks for sharing these – I can see why they’re in your inspiration folder!

  24. thebaglady permalink
    16 May 2009 1:28 pm

    I love her.

    These pictures are sooooo amazing!!

  25. 16 May 2009 1:54 pm

    loved her place! oh and Coke zero is the best soda there is =) loved how you did Coco-cola there. Have a great weekend!

  26. 16 May 2009 2:21 pm

    I love her space! So minimal and chic, and the stack of magazines remind me of my own!

    P. S. Thank you for letting me know about the previous post about us short gals 🙂


  27. 16 May 2009 2:22 pm

    Do you speak dutch, i didn’t know :). The house is fabulous, but I can’t see myself in her outfit walking ’round the house. I prefer something more casual at home.

  28. kristine permalink
    16 May 2009 2:23 pm

    these photos are much too inspirational! i want to be her!

  29. 16 May 2009 3:26 pm

    She is one of my absolute favourite people in the world. I adore her and I adore her place in New York, it is so gorgeous!

  30. rossovelvet permalink
    16 May 2009 4:43 pm

    My favorite Selby tour too !
    I was impressed, really, and it happens quite seldom x).
    Inspiring, distinguished, polished….
    Thanks for making me seeing this yet again !

  31. 16 May 2009 4:59 pm

    I saw these pictures too, they are so good!

  32. 16 May 2009 5:51 pm

    I haven’t seen these shots yet, it’s me who lives in a cave, not you, lol. Anyway, oh boy, this is _life_. I can’t find the right words to describe how I feel about these pictures right now, but when I know it, I’ll get back to you 🙂

  33. 16 May 2009 7:54 pm


    And I, like you, much prefer coffee over coke anyday 😉


  34. 16 May 2009 9:13 pm

    She has a great taste in room decor! I love how much she looks like her mom and still has her own style and personality. I love her apartment! xxxxxoxoo

  35. 17 May 2009 12:13 am

    i love how her eye mask is so glam
    i hope my abode is theselby worthy in the future 😉

  36. 17 May 2009 3:39 am

    great post…and great home, I’d love to have one exactly the same…

  37. 17 May 2009 6:42 am

    hihi of course 😉

    have a nice day!

  38. 17 May 2009 11:12 am

    I love all the images, the first is so sweet!
    I think I will copy the idea of the second image, because I don’t know where to put all my magazines!


  39. 17 May 2009 11:23 am

    I also was amazed by her house…i really need an eye mask! 😉

  40. 17 May 2009 11:55 am

    great post! I want an eye mask too.
    kisses…from Hanh,

  41. 17 May 2009 12:01 pm

    Love all the images, ecspecially the magazine one, reminds me of me!

  42. 17 May 2009 12:45 pm

    Your blog is absolutely amazing, aww I add to my blogroll!
    Love the second photograph!

  43. 17 May 2009 1:20 pm

    i love her apartment and her style… i wonder if its too much to ask to be her when i grow up lol nvm the fact im already 20 yrs old. lol

    would you be interested in exchanging links… i really like you blog

  44. 17 May 2009 1:52 pm

    i did see these photos a couple of times already! but you posting it is by far the best hihih ^^

  45. 17 May 2009 2:08 pm

    I am in love with all of these pictures! Especially the vintage chair, I would be very pleased if I had such a nice little chair in my room.

    Ahhh, this made my day. Great post 🙂

    – Laur @ neonmango

  46. didi permalink
    17 May 2009 5:03 pm

    So lovely. I wish they had taken some shots of her wardrobe – if her show racks are anything to go by, her wardrobe would be fabulous to look at. I love these behind-the-scenes sort of articles, and I love TheSelby, such gorgeous photography. Thanks for this post, I must add TheSelby to my list of blogs to visit 🙂

  47. 18 May 2009 6:05 pm

    when I first saw these, I saved almost all of them to my computer toooooo!

  48. 25 May 2009 3:29 pm

    Cool, when I saw your comment I had to take a look at “part II” – now I saw your pictures from your previous posting! 😀 Great!!!!

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