August 8, 2014

Bachelorette Party Essentials. Bride's Magazine

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Check out Bride's write up on the essentials for your bachelorette Party....and yes, LULU DK Metallic Tattoos are part of that list!

"You found your dream dress, you booked the venue, and you ordered the flowers, but before you tie the knot, you have one thing left to do: celebrate your last days a single woman with your best girls! Whether you're the bride-to-be searching for the perfect bachelorette party outfit or the bridesmaids planning the bash, here are five essentials for that epic night out.
1. The Accessory
Have some fun and forgo standard bracelets in favor of shiny (temporary!) body art. These glam gold tattoos can be applied to look like stacked bangles or rings. Who knew fake tats could be so chic?
Jewelry Tattoos, $22 for 2 sheets of tattoos, Lulu DK
2. The Toasting Flutes
Your bachelorette party will be filled with tons of glass clinking, but do a special toast before heading out for the night with these pretty flutes. Even better? You can use them again on your wedding night!
Rosy-Cheeked Flutes, $68 for 2, BHLDN
3. The Outfit
Your bachelorette party is one of the only pre-wedding festivities that calls for something fun and sexy. While short dresses are common go-to looks for the celebration, we recommend rocking a romper instead. This way you won't be fidgeting with your hemline all night while you're on the dance floor.
"Game Plan" Long-Sleeve Romper, $130, findersKEEPERS available at Shopbop
4. The Gift
Thank your ladies for throwing you the best bachelorette party with a bottle of personalized nail polish. Pick your shade and add a custom name or note to the label for a thoughtful gift your favorite girls will love.
Personalized nail polish, starting at $10 per bottle, Pretty Please
5. The Shoe
These black ankle-strap pumps are a smart choice for ladies' night out. Thanks to the shorter heel height, the kicks are comfortable, but the trendy buckle detail keep them super stylish.
"Okala" pointed-toe pumps, $110, Sam Edelman available at Piperlime " Bride's Magazine

August 5, 2014

Our New Tattoo Line!







Check out our new line of LULU DK Temporary Metallic tattoos. Already loved and praised by Town and Country.com, Vogue.com  and in Beach magazine and Boston Globe today. These tattoos are so great for so many things...a little bling without the bang bang, clonk clonk of regularly jewelry. Travel free hassle. No stolen jewelry from your hotel! And these last over 6 days with showers, sunscreen, bug repellent, etc! They are strong and safe to wear. We also love them as sports jewelry, running, biking, water-skiing...they don't get in the way. Love that! Available on www.luludklifestyle.com

June 15, 2014

Our New Metallic Jewelry Tattoos!









We are so excited about our new jewelry tattoos in gold, silver and black. These look so amazing on all skin types and go on more easily then a kids tattoo. Everyone is going crazy for them. These will be available tomorrow on the www.luludk.com website, but you can always email info@luludk.com and pre-order. These are (for the moment) the 2 sets available (one gold and 1 silver sheet). Each set of 2 is $16.95. Awesome for the beach and they last beautifully for about 4-6 days in and out of the water. 


May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day to all the Wonderful Moms in this World!

             Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful mother up in heaven protecting and guiding us all.
 My beautiful mother with our dogs Pucci and Gucci and my brother. She taught me elegance, grace and style..
to my beautiful sisters who I love and cherish every day. 

Me and my Mother in the Bahamas. She was always at ease, natural and smiling.

Always inspiring and keeping me in check, even up in Heaven. I love you and thank you for everything you taught and gave to me in the lifetime. God Bless!

March 28, 2014

Thank you Gracious Home for the great Post!

inside design: the colorful world of lulu dk

Lulu in her LA office with son Pier Giorgio
Lulu deKwiatkowski was born and raised a New York City girl. She split her childhood between Manhattan’s eccentric and pulsing streets and the sun-and-color-drenched beaches of the Hamptons and the Bahamas. It is these two very different aesthetics that she brings together in her eponymous LULU DK lines of bedding, fabric, paper goods, d├ęcor, and more – a brand that is ever-evolving, ever-growing, and never ceases to produce products that are as stunning as they are well crafted.
After graduating from Parsons School of Design, Lulu went to live in Paris, absorbing its culture, its style, and its undeniable je ne sais quoi for five years. It’s there that she began studying trompe l’oeil painting, and the acclaim her paintings later received from designers is what inspired her to build her own textile company. Today, LULU DK is a household name and one look at her designs – which run from bold and whimsical to subdued and sophisticated – and you’ll understand why.
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Lulu’s original artwork
Now living in LA in the ‘off-season’ with her husband Alfredo Gilardini, their twin boys, Francesco and Matteo (age 5), and Pier Giorgio (2 ½), we caught up with Lulu about her color philosophy, her bedding line with Matouk, and her recipe for perfect lighting (spoiler: it involves a disco ball!).

In fashion, designers talk about ‘their girl’ – the person they design for. Who is your girl (or guy!)? 
Babe Paley and my mother. I love the old school approach to style, color, and design. The worldly knowledge, effortless beauty, and fearless use of color combinations. It is a little Palm Beach (or Lyford Cay, where I grew up) meets India.
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The iconic Babe Paley
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Lulu’s LA home’s living room
Tell us a little about your personal approach to interior design in your home. 
I really like clean lines mixed with well-matched colors. I surprisingly love to use a solid base of white (white walls, couches) and then mix it with pops of color and detail. I also like to throw in a room that is all-out courageous, printed wallpaper mixed with printed everything else… a full creative release or “wow” in one room.
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Master bedroom in Lulu’s LA home
What is your philosophy about/approach to color? 
I love color. I love faded colors that look sun-bleached and I love white and cream. I love to mix them subtly. I don’t like the overuse of too many shocking colors. I am super particular about color. People know I like color, so I always get connected with bright electric orange with purple with this, that, and the other… it actually isn’t me. If you go too far or exaggerated with color, it can be very kitschy.
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LULU DK Sailboat framed prints, Pink Love rug, and Paradiso Coral pillow
What colors are you crushing on right now? What colors are your go-to classics? 
I’m liking a certain shade of pink right now, green, and navy all mixed together. I always love pale blue (with a touch of green in it), ivory, and coral.
What inspired the design behind your fabulous bedding line for Matouk, and where do you find inspiration in general? 
I always find my inspiration in nature. If I am travelling, I just look around. Flora, fauna, and local colors all change wherever you go… I look everywhere. I remember one day I was walking in New York and I looked down at the cement sidewalk and there were damp bright yellow leaves all over against the grey ground. They looked beautiful mixed in with the dark black aged circular bubble gum stains. So when I say you can find inspiration anywhere, I mean anywhere.
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Lulu’s handmade color swatches
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Guest bedroom in Lulu’s LA home
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LULU DK Dreamers fabric upholstered on the wall
How do you transition your home into spring? 
Ha! I live in LA… it’s always spring!
What does Gracious Home mean to you? 
I can’t go to New York City without stopping into Gracious Home. It is a landmark! When I lived in New York, I bought everything there… I mean everything.
What are your entertaining essentials? 
Great napkins, a great tablecloth, music, candles, a fireplace, and a great bar!
What’s your recipe for perfect lighting?
Low lighting for day and night. For a party, I like candles and a disco ball! Ha!
Who would be your dream cocktail party guests – real or fictional, dead or alive? 
My parents and six siblings.
What’s next for you and your business? 
The sky is the limit!
One meal I could eat forever is: Caesar salad and fried calamari
If I could live in a movie set it would be: High Society with Grace Kelly
If I could live in another time period, it would be: The ’50s
This one investment piece can transform a room: A LULU DK original painting!
Three things every house needs to be a home are: Great bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows), a great kitchen, and strong shower pressure. And great energy!
My favorite patterns from my bedding collection are: My classic Tiger Lily, Poppy, and my new Hemingway.
Design trend I love: David Hicks-ian
My most prized possession is: My house in Southampton
My greatest accomplishment is: My children, my family, and my book LULU
My design icon is: Grace Kelly and Babe Paley
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Grace Kelly in High Society
Want a little LULU DK in your home? Shop her bedding line with Matouk on GraciousHome.com.


February 28, 2014

Life's Instructions

Life's Instructions

  1. Have a firm handshake.
  2. Look people in the eye.
  3. Sing in the shower.
  4. Own a great stereo system.
  5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
  6. Keep secrets.
  7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
  8. Always accept an outstretched hand.
  9. Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
  10. Whistle.
  11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
  12. Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.
  13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
  14. Lend only those books you never care to see again.
  15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
  16. When playing games with ! children, let them win.
  17. Give people a second chance, but not a third.
  18. Be romantic.
  19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
  20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
  21. Don't allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It's there for our convenience, not the caller's.
  22. Be a good loser.
  23. Be a good winner.
  24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
  25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
  26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
  27. Keep it simple.
  28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
  29. Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
  30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets
  31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you'll regret the
  32. things you didn't do more than the one's you did.
  33. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
  34. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
  35. Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.
  36. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
  37. Begin each day with some of your favorite music.
  38. Once in a while, take the scenic route.
  39. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, 'Someone who thinks you're terrific.'
  40. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
  41. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
  42. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
  43. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
  44. Make someone's day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
  45. Become someone's hero.
  46. Marry only for love.
  47. Count your blessings.
  48. Compliment the meal when you're a guest in someone's home.
  49. Wave at the children on a school bus.
  50. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
  51. Don't expect life to be fair.
I love this list i found on Stumble Upon...Made my day and think it will make yours too!
Here is the link incase it is getting cut off on your page.

February 20, 2014

Tastemaker Tag Sale on OKL starting 2/22/2014

Check out my Tastemaker Tag sale starting this Saturday morning 2/22/2014! A ton of exciting items...to get a preview go here. Will also be my father's birthday, so a day to celebrate and show appreciation for the power and beauty above and within!

February 6, 2014

Daily Candy

Lulu's Art Decals, Goldfish
Lulu's Art Decals, TuileriesLulu's Art Decals, Versailles
Lulu's Art Decals, Sunfish MultiLulu's Art Decals, Sunfish Blue


Check out our Decals on Daily Candy. Also our new line is above! My boys asked me, why are their only girly ones...so now there are boy ones too! Shop here

January 28, 2014

Obsessed with my decals!

 

Easy on, easy off. Love how easy it is to apply and remove my decals. Lets everyone really be there own artist. And usable almost anywhere...The walls, furniture, cars (yes, I have a friend who put them on her Golf Cart in Lyford), computers, notebooks, refrigerators, mirrors. Yes... endless and so much fun ;-)
Did my husband's and my computer! And I was able to peel off a few times to change placement.




Here are some brand new ones that will be available shortly! You can pre-order the ones above at info@luludk.com or 212-223-4234 or see the whole existing collection at www.luludklifestyle.com .Start creating now!

 

January 13, 2014

Set A Table



 
 
Diane Elson of Elson & Co who designs rugs (and for whom I design rugs for too) along with Oscar de la Renta and Catherine Ireland to name a few, has just branched out...now her super hip patterns have hit the tabletop. I throw a lot of day into night casual party/ get-togethers in Los Angeles. It is actually the thing I love most about living there...People host at home instead of out at a restaurant.
Since I don't believe in paper napkins for the 11 and older crowd, these super cool (throw in the washing machine) cotton everyday napkins are a great alternative to make any table pop. I like to make an all white table, at these napkins for a great pop of color and then find small flower arrangements to match the napkins. So simple and yet so perfect! I am off to order a bunch now for my next dinner party!

January 11, 2014

Working on some new paintings.

 





Always Spring over here!