When Design*Sponge managing editor Amy Azzarito uses exclamation points to suggest you watch a movie, you watch it. There is no saying no to Ms. Azzarito — she has fantastic taste, she shares your first and middle name and hello, she’s the pal who got you this job in the first place. Her Auntie Mame recommendation couldn’t have been more spot-on. Rosalind Russell’s 1958 title role is about as chic as they come. Spanning several decades, you get to watch her apartment and hairstyles shift at a rapid pace while maintaining a glammed-up, New York eccentricity at the center of her style. — Amy Merrick
1. Red Carnations, $1 a stem; 2. Petrossian Caviar, $49+; 3. Pearl Caviar Spoon, $8; 4. Martini Glass, $20/6; 5. Glass Buddha, $15; 6. Roksanda Ilincic Dress, $1400; 7. LSA Ono Decanter, $75; 8. Vintage Bar Cart, $750; 9. Chinoiserie Bowl, $48; 10. Gold Coin Bracelet, $98
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While the film starts in the 1920s, there is a pervasive mid-century bent to Mame’s look. I’m not complaining — her fancy-free spirit is a perfect match for the bright, graphic pieces that decorate each decade’s incarnation of her uptown apartment. My favorite, of course, is her chinoiserie-inspired caviar and cocktail party. Bring out the bangles and martini shakers, and let’s toast to a legend.
1. Valentino Bolero, $430; 2. Valentino Cuff, $875; 3. Vintage Lame Flats, $18; 4. Vintage Lamp, $750; 5. Dunbar Sofa, $6800; 6. Alex Bittar Clip-on Earrings, $295; 7. Ice Bucket, $29; 8. York Tray, $235; 9. Arda Bowl, $42; 10. Round Velvet Pillow, $36