Brooke Testoni's diary on her style, lifestyle and travel

Brooke Testoni, Kaufmann Desert House, Palm Springs, Richard Neutra, Architecture, Design

 

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Palm Springs, Desert, Landscape, Joshua Tree National Park

Palm Springs, Home, House, Architecture, Brooke Testoni, Photography

Brooke Testoni, Palm Springs, OOTD, Sir the label, Personal Style, Outfits

Brooke Testoni, Kaufmann Desert House, Palm Springs, Richard Neutra, Architecture, Design

Brooke Testoni, Photography, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree

Roaming the desert

I recently got back from Palm Springs. All I can say is you are so darn hot, yet so darn beautiful!

Joshua Tree National Park is a must see. Be sure to only expect vast open plains, a-lot of Joshua Trees and cacti, and desert animals which seem non-existent however clearly hiding from you. Even though it doesn’t sound like much, it was one of the most beautiful and zen places I have visited.

On the way back, we made a detour. Why? Because the Kaufmann Desert House deserves a detour. This house was built in 1946 by one of my favourite architects, Richard Neutra.

Lastly, if you follow my instagram (@brooketestoni) you will know that I was staying in what could possibly be classified my dream place. Next post will be on that baby.

Until then.

Wearing –

Sir the label dress 

 

VIDEO: My morning makeup routine

You ask, you get. My morning makeup routine (on a day where a makeup artist isn’t lathering copious amounts of mud makeup on my face).

Products I use everyday, WITHOUT FAIL.

La Mer Moisturising Soft Lotion (here)
NARS Creamy Concealer (here)
YSL Touche Eclat (here)
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow (here)
Surratt Brow Pomade (here)
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara (here)
Estes Lauder Insatiable Ivory Lipstick (here)

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Brooke Testoni, NYFW, Fashion week, Zimmermann, Ray-Ban, James Perse, Chloe, Street Style, OOTD

Brooke Testoni, NYFW, Fashion week, Zimmermann, Ray-Ban, James Perse, Chloe, Street Style, OOTD

Brooke Testoni, NYFW, Fashion week, Zimmermann, Ray-Ban, James Perse, Chloe, Street Style, OOTD

Brooke Testoni, OOTD, Personal Style, Street Style, NYFW, New York, Dion Lee, Pfeiffer the label, Marni, Common Projects, vintage Chanel

Brooke Testoni, OOTD, Personal Style, Street Style, NYFW, New York, Dion Lee, Pfeiffer the label, Marni, Common Projects, vintage Chanel

Brooke Testoni, NYFW, OOTD, New York, TOME, Frame Denim belt, Common Projects, Loewe sunglasses, COS socks

Brooke Testoni, NYFW, OOTD, New York, TOME, Frame Denim belt, Common Projects, Loewe sunglasses, COS socks

Brooke Testoni, Street Style, OOTD, Personal Style, NYFW, Fashion Week, New York, Tommy Hilfiger, Sergio Rossi

What I wore to New York Fashion Week

Ok, so it was fashion week in New York. I probably don’t have to remind you of that. I’m sure you were bombarded with it on your feed and you’re right eye was twitching as the week went on. Well, I just thought I would post what I wore, just to annoy you a little more. Ok, I am not trying to annoy you, I just thought you would like to be informed of this (Insert overly excited emoji here!).

I didn’t plan my outfits, just threw together whatever I thought worked on the day. (Cough cough: I wore the TOME striped skirt when I ate bread for breakfast, and being the celiac I am, the ‘I look pregnant belly’ had to be covered. I didn’t want anyone getting the wrong idea. It did help that the skirt is pretty darn rad anyway!).

Currently, I just checked into a quaint boutique hotel in West Hollywood, drinking a red wine and listening to Frank Sinatra. My ideal scenario right there. I do miss The High Line Hotel in New York however (do not panic!) I will be back.

Alright, here goes. Wearing:

Zimmermann bomber (here) | James Perse tee (here) | Coach leather skirt | Chloe heels (similar here) | Ray-Ban sunglasses (here)
Dion Lee shirt (available in white here) | Pfeiffer skirt (similar here) | Marni earrings (similar here) | vintage Chanel bag | Common Projects sneakers (here)
Tome shirt (here) | Tome skirt (here) | Loewe sunglasses (here) | Frame belt (here) | COS socks | Common Projects sneakers (here) | vintage Chanel bag
Tommy Hilfiger shirt | Tommy Hilfiger pants | Sergio Rossi heels

Brooke Testoni, The High Line Hotel, Interior, Interior Design, New York

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Brooke Testoni, The High Line Hotel, Interior, Interior Design, New York

Brooke Testoni, The High Line Hotel, Interior, Interior Design, New York

Brooke Testoni, The High Line Hotel, Interior, Interior Design, New York

Brooke Testoni, The High Line Hotel, Interior, Interior Design, New York

Brooke Testoni, The High Line Hotel, Interior, Interior Design, New York

Brooke Testoni, The High Line Hotel, Interior, Interior Design, New York

Brooke Testoni, The High Line Hotel, Interior, Interior Design, New York

Brooke Testoni, The High Line Hotel, Interior, Interior Design, New York

Brooke Testoni, The High Line Hotel, Interior, Interior Design, New York

Come into my room: The High Line Hotel – New York

Where:

The High Line Hotel in Chelsea, New York City

Why:

New York Fashion Week

What:

The hotel is an old seminary built in 1895. The charming ol’ thing still has its original tiled and wooden floors, fireplaces and vintage furniture throughout. She is magical. Her restored interiors take you back to its traditional gothic past

Who:

My husband and I

Highlights:

  • Intelligentsia Coffee is downstairs. Finally, finally, finally! This is by far the best coffee I have had in NYC.
  • The rooms are beautifully furnished and are (very!) roomy. If you have stayed in NY before, you will know that it is hard to step out of bed and not trample over your suitcase or other furniture items. They usually resemble a shoe box…
  • The staff are very friendly, and with no corporate reception area, it feels very european and personable.
  •  The terrace bar and restaurant at the front was a-mazing for drinking those icy cold Rose’s and ‘people watching.’ I can guarantee you you will see some, how do I say it, intriguing? people walk by.
  • The peaceful courtyard at the back was were I would take my morning coffee and numerous tech gadgets to catch up on what I missed overnight. It was very calming.

Comments:

The antique furniture throughout was divine and couldn’t be more ‘me’ if they tried. From the Persian rugs, the pink leather chairs and original paintings in ornate brass frames, talk about a vintage, eclectic American dream.

Thank you to you to The High Line hotel and staff, I have nothing but the best things to say about my stay and cannot wait to be back.

Until next time!

Brooke Testoni, Gigi Hadid, Tommy Hilfiger, Outfits, Personal Style, Street Style, Brooke Testoni

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Calling Gigi Hadid fans?

When one of our ‘it’ girls (Hi Gigi!) collaborates with a legendary designer Tommy Hilfiger it turns your wardrobe or ‘wishlist’ into a navy, red and white frenzy. Not only have I shot a preview of my favourite pieces, I also saw the show (here in New York) on Friday evening. Even though I love the one off runway pieces that blow your mind with creativity and lust, the TOMMYxGIGI collection was refreshing, consisting of layered wearable pieces that were shoppable from the runway. Look not everyone can wear a 3/4 ruffle skirt with a split in a checkered print, so this collection was a smart and easy buy for that ever-growing staple collection of yours.

Here I shot my most-liked pieces from the collection in my favourite bar (The Paddington – Sydney). What is funny is that I shot these pieces in the two hours before I met my friends here for dinner and drinks (The chicken is to die for). Talk about key time management skills.

Tommy Hilfiger x GIGI coat (here), top (here) and pants (here)
Tommy Hilfiger x GIGI jumper (here), top (here), jeans (here)

Photographed at The Paddington by Ana Suntay-Tanedo
Brooke Testoni, Ellery, Georgia Alice, Flares, Silk Slip, Loewe, Sunglasses, Street Style, Personal Style, Outfits, OOTD

Brooke Testoni, Ellery, Georgia Alice, Flares, Silk Slip, Loewe, Sunglasses, Street Style, Personal Style, Outfits, OOTD Brooke Testoni, Ellery, Georgia Alice, Flares, Silk Slip, Loewe, Sunglasses, Street Style, Personal Style, Outfits, OOTD Brooke Testoni, Ellery, Georgia Alice, Flares, Silk Slip, Loewe, Sunglasses, Street Style, Personal Style, Outfits, OOTD Brooke Testoni, Ellery, Georgia Alice, Flares, Silk Slip, Loewe, Sunglasses, Street Style, Personal Style, Outfits, OOTD

Sub your top for a dress….more spaghetti can be eaten that way

The title says it all. Sub your top for a dress, even over denim, more food can be eaten that way. You’re all agreeing, I can sense it from here. Fact: Layer denim/pants under dresses to get an effortless layering look. Now, don’t go and put flares underneath your frilly Summer dress, keep the dress simple and sleek. A silk slip like so is the way to go (in my book of  farrshion rules anyway).

Featured –

Ellery navy silk slip (here)
black (here)
Burgundy (here)

Georgia Alice flares (here)

Loewe sunglasses (here)

AVGVS handbag (here)

Holly Ryan bangle (here)

Ford & Harri cuff (here)

Photography by Ana Suntay-Tanedo
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