December 9th, 2017

The Authentics

What does it mean to be a tastemaker today? Photographer Melanie Acevedo and Schumacher creative director Dara Caponigro attempt to answer this question in their stunning book, The Authentics. The duo “dive into the private worlds and gorgeous homes of 30 international trailblazers in art, design, and fashion” and the resulting photographs and interviews are wonderful.

There are so many extraordinary and diverse talents profiled but, my favorite is on designer Anne-Marie Midy at home in Brussels with her children.


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Small Sidonie top-handle tote bag


Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket


Shelly stretch-cotton poplin tank


Flat-front skinny pants


Atrita metallic leather sandals


Lorna crewneck long-sleeve midi dress


The Rockstud Spike medium appliquéd leather shoulder bag


Paneled cotton and silk-blend midi dress


Bow-trimmed satin slingback pumps


Ribbon-tie silk blouse


Slim-leg wool-blend trousers


Woven trench coat

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  • Thank you,Preston. What a beautiful book! Would make a great hostess gift! Any idea where that GORGEOUS winter coat is from? Love it!

    Paula BDecember 9th, 2017  10:10 AM

  • Every image is inspiring. I need this book.

    karenDecember 9th, 2017  10:24 AM

  • Thank you so much, can’t wait to read this and that home is stunning.

    SueMDecember 9th, 2017  1:55 PM

  • Ooh my kinda book. What lovely pics!

    disneyrollergirlDecember 9th, 2017  3:26 PM

  • Need to get this!!

    Claude RemainsDecember 9th, 2017  6:21 PM

  • Gorgeous! Great to see a home with memories (books, blankets on the sofa, bikes, etc.). Some would call it clutter but I think it shows warmth and taste. Too many homes today look like hotel rooms with professionally done photos of the family!

    MMSDecember 10th, 2017  7:22 AM

  • Kind of makes me wish I hadn’t sold my Brooklyn house …

    joannawnycDecember 10th, 2017  12:25 PM

  • MMS makes an excellent observation about a particularly annoying trend among the wealthy – professionally done poster-size black and white photos of themselves and their kiddies bouncing off their walls! Prominently featured in the most public areas of the home, the simple family photo has morphed into prohibitively expensive moody, edgy photo shoots, the likes of which we might see in a glossy fashion magazine. Most popular is the pose featuring the voluptuous wife/mom wearing an evening gown with tousled hair and bare feet. An attempt at nonchalance, it’s beyond predictable. Then there are the super-size photos of children – staring down the camera, with their hair moussed, arms crossed, looking sassy and smart mouth, or ethereal and angelic, but far from natural and nothing remotely authentic. It all begs the question, ‘What happened?’ : ))

    PaulaDecember 12th, 2017  2:33 AM

  • Oh this looks lovely!

    That's Not My AgeDecember 12th, 2017  1:14 PM


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