Monday, April 12, 2010

ralph.


like most of you... i am a ralph lauren fan.
i have always been a tried and true follower and as i grew up, i always saved my money and purchased a piece or two when i could.

i was so fortunate to meet him a few years ago. he was so nice and personable... and handsome. everyone stood at attention when he entered his east hampton store... i dont know why i didnt faint... but God gave me complete courage to talk to him. (i wanted to faint later realizing what i just did!) he just commands respect. and deserves it.

i am working on a really fun island house project right now... and this inspiration board is from a couple years ago... but yet, still looks as current as ever.. good ol ralph... inspiring and timeless.

all images ralph lauren

19 comments:

24 Corners said...

Ralph Lauren brings such warmth and tradition to all that he creates. How exciting that you got to meet and talk to him!
I love how God will help us to do things that He knows will make us soooo happy if we're brave to go for it...like you did!

So many great items sprinkled throughout that inspiration board! Would love to see the outcome of it all.

Which island by the way...local?

red ticking said...

thks for your very sweet comment...3 actually, bainbridge, lopez and guemes... i am blessed to work on so many lovely places with wonderful people.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love your inspiration board. And I love RL!

beachbungalow8 said...

you really have to blow that up to get the full ralphness of it all. Always classic and beautiful. Thanks for posting this, I've pulled it for my files.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

ah Pam
Ralph my hero... how lucky to have met him...
Your inspiration board is filled with Hither Hills collection..I have some of that myself.. which I was lucky enough to get at a good price...and still love it .. and the new La Plage range.... The beach house will be beautiful for sure... have a great week xx Julie

Aladdin's Cave keepster said...

I dont always like RL...I thinks he's sometimes over the top....I prefer GANT much better...

allthough I MUST say: this beach theme is AWESOME!!!!!

M.A.the2nd said...

I adore Ralph Lauren.... I can't believe you met him! His work is timeless and he never gets it wrong! I love the inspiration board!

Amanda said...

It just goes to show that great style will always be inspiring to us. I love your mood board Pam. The beach house must be such fun to work on!

Maman de trois petit rois said...

I can't wait to see it! We inherited 2 greyish blue ticking striped couches for our beach house so Im thinking of a budget redo with a white/blue Ralph look. Looking forward to being inspired by your project, like I always am!

Kathysue said...

Love love love RL he is an icon. His designs are always timeless. I so agree with you!! Can not go wrong with RL. My favorite is how he can mix a feminine floral with a great masculine plaid, love that look!!

Morning T said...

Timeless for sure- love all things Ralph and your inspiration board is beautiful!
T

Holly Goes Lightly said...

Love this post. I think the collection was called Hither Hills, and I downloaded it in its entirety when it first launched. Every aspect is perfection. And the best part is the vintage pieces he reproduced are readily available and (my view, here) easily pulled together -- for even more spectacular results.

Maman de trois petit rois said...

those espadrilles would fit right in to your RL project. The best news: they are from Forever 21 and were under $10.00!!!
Michele

seabold vintage market said...

Ralph has always been one of my favorites as well . . . and your inspiration board is perfect for island living!!! xoxo - liz

24 Corners said...

Pam...Guemes? You don't here about that island very often! Are you sea-planing it or ferries?
Island hopping for work...I don't think it could get any better than that!xo

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JMW said...

American classic, isn't he? How awesome that you got to meet him! My china pattern is Ralph Lauren and I love it. Simple elegance, just like everything he does.

Beach House Living said...

Ralph Lauren fan here too. I own 4 navy blazers by him alone. One is vintage by now. Not to mention every thing else by Ralph in the house

kayce hughes said...

Love the inspiration board. i want to move right in.