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The No-Rules Approach
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by Christiane Lemieux 



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Fashionable stays

Every September, New York Fashion Week brings to the city an atmosphere of glamour and fabulosity. Everyone and anyone in the fashion community (or not) flocks to the Big Apple to witness the latest creations the dictators of style present to the world. It is why I decided to dedicate this post to fashion and the influence it has in our lives, even where we sleep.

What do Christian Lacroix, Giorgio Armani, Diane von Furstenberg, Missoni and Phillip Tracey have in common besides being fashion power houses? They're now lending their magnificent talent to the world of interior design and creating chic and luxurious cribs for you to crash while traveling around the world. It's so evident that each one of them has translated their fashion philosophy and style into these unique boutique hotels.

If you have the chance to stay at the Hotel Le Notre Dame in Paris you'll see les chambres are as eccentric as their creator, the infamous Christian Lacroix.


Like Lacroix, the Italian designer has imprinted his trademark sophistication and elegant lines throughout the Armani Hotel  Dubai.

And please, the unmistakable colorful patterns of the Missoni house are such an evident inspiration in this beautiful room, at theHotel Missoni in Edinburg, that you might even feel you're wearing the room.

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There are no words to describe the incredibly outrageous hats that designer Philip Treacy creates. And there 's no doubt that this room at The G Hotel in Galway is a literal reflection of one of his masterpieces.

Last but not least, the Princess von Furstenberg can't leave her bold graphic patterns in the runway. She apparently needed to use them as inspiration to design the DVF Piano suite at the famous Claridge's Hotel in the British capital.

So maybe we cannot afford to buy pieces of their collections, but perhaps we can splurge a little and have the pleasure of sleeping in Haute Couture.

Runway images by: Marcio Madeira via; Von Furstenberg: Don Ashby /

Reader Comments (1)

Love, love, love the Missoni's headboard, pillows and the whole bedding situation!! Luxury at its best!!

Sep 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiguel Sirgado

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