While at High Point earlier this week, I toured dozens of showrooms to peruse everything from seasonal debuts to bestsellers from home vendors throughout the world. Located just inside IHFC, one of the market's most densely populated buildings, Noir's showroom was filled with cool furniture and accessory finds with a vintage industrial twist. Based in Los Angeles, Noir has been designing, building, and importing their collection for over a decade now, with an emphasis on green manufacturing. Keep reading to see the pieces from Noir that caught my attention (and lens) and stay tuned for more High Point highlights!
Getting bored with your usual iPhone photo apps? Try Noir ($3) on for size. This app allows you to strip your entire photo to black and white, then shade back in parts of your photo with a touch of your finger. You can even add some thematic preset tones to your pics — in sepia, silver, blue-gray, or chartreuse — to further impress your mobile photo nerd friends.
Get a closer look at the app in action in the gallery.
Blair is taking her new job at W very seriously in episode 15 of Gossip Girl. She looks perfectly polished in her Diane von Furstenberg blouse, Stella McCartney slacks, and metallic Balmain jacket. Scarlet patent pumps and a chunky gold Noir necklace completed her professional ensemble. Shop like pieces now to copy Blair's look.
Photo courtesy of The CW
It has come to my attention that I am an accessory addict — and online shopping site Charm & Chain offers a carefully edited, supereclectic collection of jewelry that totally feeds my habit. They've got goodies from my perennial faves, like Fallon, Erickson Beamon, and House of Harlow 1960, but also feature up-and-coming designers, which gives the site a unique edge. Even better: you can also search Charm & Chain products through ShopStyle. Click through to see which Charm & Chain baubles I'm coveting most, then head over to the site to get your own wish list going.
We already reported on Sole Commerce accessory trends but Coterie's contemporary marketplace, held in the Piers on 12th Avenue, had more than a few interesting accessories companies that are defining the modern contemporary market space for Spring 2009. We checked in on Gorjana, Goldenbleu, Noir, Betsy Johnson Handbags, Bulga, La Dolce Vita, Onna Ehrlich, Rebecca Minkoff, Le Sportsac, Loeffler Randall, and Carlos Falchi. If you want to be the first to see the contemporary handbag, shoe and jewelry trends for Spring 2009 then look no further than our gallery.