Belle de Jour has a lot going for it. 1967 Paris isn’t a bad start, plus legendarily stylish screen babe Catherine Deneuve, a plethora of gorgeous coats designed by Yves Saint Laurent, fancy French interiors and some eye-popping intrigue as an affluent but bored housewife spends her afternoons as a prostitute. Skip over the selling yourself bit, and instead, dream up a slightly less scandalous version for yourself. — Amy M.
1. Adelphi Wallpaper, Carnations and Shells; 2. Vintage Pillbox Hat, $30; 3. Trillage Mirror, $1045; 4. Classic Kettle Desk Phone, $53; 5. Walnut Bar Tool Set, $32; 6. Badgley Mischka Heels, $215; 7. Candle Holder, $150; 8. Dom Perignon 2002, $149; 9. Holmegaard Champagne Flute, $40; 10. Burberry Patent Trench, $1495
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Deneuve’s subtle, stoney Séverine Serizy is enough to send me packing to Paris. She pulls off an elegance that isn’t often associated with blunt force sexuality, a combo that is pretty powerful in the style department. I tend towards church mouse in my day-to-day life, but I’ll be dialing up the drama just as soon as it’s time to pull out a trench coat.
1. Antiqued-Glass Pedestal Bowl, $89; 2. Black Mother of Pearl Boxes, $65+; 3. Chantelle Garter Belt, $60; 4. Aidan Gray Chandelier, $1350; 5. Christina Vase, $110; 6. Big Ben Alarm Clock, $39; 7. Vintage French Bar Cart, $1980; 8. Vigo Round Table, $798; 9. Vintage Italian Bar Tools; 10. Gold Leaf Rattan Glasses, $375; 11. Amulette Bra and Knickers, $113