Last week, I jetted to new York to go to the introduce celebration for Undecorate (2011 Clarkson Potter), the very first book by DwellStudio creator (and fellow Canadian) Christiane Lemieux.

In addition to being both attractive as well as successful, Christiane is likewise an unflappable host: while greeting guests as well as signing books, she still discovered the time to tend to her kids, who gleefully ran about the celebration getting the signatures of attendees. This photo was snapped at the end of the night as well as she still looks amazing! I, on the other hand…

The event took location at the stylish Ace Hotel, where magazine editors, book publishers, TV personalities, designers as well as style devotees descended the stairs to the hotel’s edgy bunker-style liberty Hall.

In situation you missed it, H&H ran an excerpt of the book in the March 2011 issue, together with a Q&A I did with Christiane. Molly Peterson, standing with me, above, is Christiane’s right-hand gal as well as assisted create the book at every step.

Undecorate pays homage to the intimate, home-grown style of daily people.

Christiane believed up the book when she observed she was taking less as well as less motivation from the style establishment as well as a lot more from the somewhat informal however just as trendy looks popping up on blogs around the world.

Judging from the turnout at the introduce party, her encouragement of a a lot more personal technique to embellishing is ideal on trend. Erin Swift, Architectural Digest’s market editor, was there getting a copy signed for her mom.

I was interviewed about Canadian style by The Editor at Large. Of program they chopped the very first part of my quote, where I waxed poetic about Canadian style; exactly how we tend to accept traditional or standard looks with a twist, rather than trends. Oh well. This is me with Julia as well as Sophie from the widely known style website. They were both so nice, I’m inclined to make them honourary Canadians.

Last however far from least, I got to chat up professional photographer Melanie Acevedo, who shot all the pictures in the book. She utilized to do tons of work for Domino magazine (R.I.P.), including the trendsetting shoot of J.Crew honcho Jenna Lyon’s house, the pics from which are still bouncing around the blogosphere like youngsters on a sugar high. inspect out her work, including that popular shoot, here.

For a lot more on Christiane’s style, search the pictures from her new York loft.


Photo credits:1, 5-8. Scribd.com2, 4, 9-11. Jake Klisivitch3. Kimberley Brown

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