THE INTERVIEW: Charlotte Moss

April 10th, 2015

Interior Design Icon Charlotte Moss. Image credit: Pieter Estersohn

When we began the process of creating Ultrasuede Interviews, who could have guessed that our very first interview would be with the ever-fabulous Charlotte, whom House Beautiful dubbed “Queen of the Accessories.” Her southern charm is evident from the very moment we begin speaking, and she is as gracious as she is talented. You may know Charlotte as an award winning Interior Designer, but she’s so much more: author, creator, artist, fashionista … but one thing you may not know is that she loves to teach. Read the rest of this entry »

THE INTERVIEW: Hillside Furniture

March 30th, 2015

Meet Jeff Selik, President of Hillside Furniture – Metropolitan Detroit’s largest selection of modern and contemporary furniture. Also known as “The Sofa Man,” Jeff is passionate about bringing beautiful, contemporary furnishings into people’s homes.

Jeff Selik, President of Hillside Furniture

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Fashion Forward Ultrasuede® Design by Halston

March 25th, 2015

Spring is in the air, bringing with it new waves of fashion possibilities. As each season passes, we turn to our closets to see what’s “in” and what is “out.” Yet there are some things that remain timeless … Ultrasuede remains one of those things.

Halston on Display at the Museum at FIT ~ image courtesy of the Trim Queen

Travel to the Museum at FIT and you’ll see a fabulous display of iconic fashion, designed by Yves Saint Laurent + Halston, two designers who defined fashion as we knew it in the 1970s. Halston’s celebrated shirtdress and use of Ultrasuede has proven that classic shapes and textures never go out of style. “Halston’s menswear influence is embodied in his iconic shirtwaist dress—basically a man’s shirt refined, lengthened, belted and ingeniously cut from his beloved Ultrasuede (a fabric soft yet crisp, and quite luxe when quilted)” says The Wall Street Journal of the exhibit.

Halston made Ultrasuede so popular that in 1977, the New York Times referred to it as “the Rolls Royce of Fabrics.” Here’s the full article so you can see for yourself.

Halston in the New York Times, February 26, 1977.

Fast forward to present day and take a look at the runway shows for Spring 2015. Suede is everywhere, and in all forms according to The Style_ist {the Charlotte Observer}. And it’s not just the kind that comes from leather either. Vegan-friendly Ultrasuede is perfect for spring fashions, and cruelty-free to boot.

It’s easy to achieve timeless style at home, too, with Ultrasuede.

THE INTERVIEW: Circle Furniture

March 4th, 2015

Meet Stephanie Birchenough, Merchandiser for Circle Furniture. When she’s not tackling a new project or creating a new vignette for the store, she’s jetsetting to warmer climates with waves, sand, and water as far as the eye can see.

Stephanie, far right, with the Circle Furniture Merchandising Dream Team Sean Donovan and Peggy 'Queen Bee' Burns

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The Colors of Love

February 13th, 2015

Love is in the air … can you feel it? And with the passing of our favorite celebration of romance, we’re inspired by shades of pretty pinks of all kinds. Read the rest of this entry »

Diane von Furstenberg + Ultrasuede® = Bliss

January 30th, 2015

Our love affair with the pairing of fashion and home decor began with Halston, and has remained just as strong ever since. Imagine our joy when we learned that Diane von Furstenberg would be doing her own collection with Kravet. Then imagine the tiny dance party that was had when Ms. von Furstenberg selected Ultrasuede® to accompany the collection. *be still our beating hearts* Read the rest of this entry »