Chic Summer Style Inspired by Armani's Winter Getaway in the Mountains of Switzerland
While the beautiful people are engaged in the exhausting work of seeing and being seen in Saint Moritz, Giorgio Armani uses the time to catching up on his R&R several miles away in peaceful La Punt at Chesa Orso Bianco (Polar Bear House). And instead of busy Alpine chic, the designer looked East to Japan for more zen decor inspiration, opting for dramatic polished mohagany with accents of persimmon, burgundy & a rich, textured white for an overall feel that is elegant, but still has zing.
This cool, chic color palette would work equally well when it's hot out as crisp summer whites can make even the soggiest soul look a bit more fabulous and less of a sweaty mess. Tip: go for a monochromatic white or cream outfit (both top & bottom), then accessorize with rich hues of bitter chocolate, muted burgundy & curry spice. And top it all off with an appropriately woodsy scent; I love Hampton Sun Privet Bloom for its nature'y notes of lemon verbena, rose dune, sea grass & privet blossom.
(About the outfit: James Perse tee; Sandro Pirana pants; Marni belt; Paloma Barcelo sandals; Bottega Veneta cuff; Victoria Beckham bag; Stella McCartney sunglasses - all available at Net-a-Porter.com; Hampton Sun Privet Bloom - Sephora.com)
- Lesley Scott
(image of Armani's casa in the mountains by Roger Davies via ArchitecturalDigest.com)