Around the World—and I’m Back!
I was swept up by the fall weather, and somehow the month of September blew past as well! At the beginning of the month, I was lucky enough to steal away a week from my schedule to travel. (I was in Barcelona for a dear friend’s wedding.) But once I returned to this blistering Los Angeles weather, I realized this city doesn’t stop for anyone—not even a closet designer! So, now, I’m finally sitting down to a semi-empty email inbox—remember, I try to tackle messages as they come in—and am ready to share my closet insights on Hugo Boss’ “Perfectly Put Together” Moment video series featuring Gwyneth Paltrow.
I first came across the campaign before leaving for Barcelona. I had actually been in my own closet moments before, packing my own wardrobe! What really caught my attention—although this looks like a set closet—were the mirrors and seating. The mirrored-fronted drawers are so clean and chic, and Gwyneth’s reflection in it is breathtaking. But it’s important to remember that moderation is key, and you don’t want to overdo a good thing. While mirrors can add sophistication and glamour, having too many can turn your boutique closet into a carnival fun house. In these videos, you’ll notice that the closet looks more like a dressing room—that’s because everything from the walls to the drawers are mirrored.
These mirrors also add depth, which in this case made me notice the mismatched hangers even more. In my opinion, coordinated hangers create a consistency throughout your closet and allow the clothes to speak for themselves. If your beautiful clothes are on hangers of different colors and shapes, your little black dress might get lost between two thick hangers. I know most homeowners—and even more-so those who live in condos or apartments—are fighting the issue of space. Thick wooden hangers are impractical, I know. So, I recommend these slim-line velvet hangers instead. Their narrow profile and mute color will improve the look of your closet without costing you a fortune!
Gwyneth says a killer shoe when you’re going out is the ultimate accessory. But for me, closets are the ultimate fashion accessory, and details—yes, even down to the hangers you use—make the closet.