Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mary, Mary Quite the Luminary ...

Did anyone else see the Architectural Digest feature on the retail space Mary McDonald has designed for Romona Keveza in Manhattan?

Architectural Digest released these renderings by Mita Corsini Bland of the flagship store in NYC, which will open by appointment only on Saturday, October 18th. Instead of racks of clothes to peruse, the wealthy shopper will browse looks via iPad and samples will be sent directly to them. 

It's a remarkable way to shop, perhaps the way of the future ... but honestly, I still get great joy in touching and feeling the fabric before I consider the shape and fit.

Back to the showroom. Mary McDonald used shades of gray and floor to ceiling mirrors, a mix of French furniture and mid-century modern pieces to convey the look of a home. Mary says, "It’s really supposed to feel like someone’s home—ladylike without being saccharine sweet or bows-and-buttons repulsive—like a really chic wedding gown where it has just enough sparkle.”

So, while these renderings are quite lovely ... what does the REAL space look like? You can book an appointment to see the space yourself! Call 1-866-2RAMONA. (I'm not kidding!) And if you're no where near NYC, you can enjoy these photos I was able to find stalking following other people on instagram:




  1. A gorgeous home for gorgeous gowns…like you, though, I love touching feeling and seeing each and every item. Happy Tuesday!

  2. Looking stunning to see these here . Love your post .