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Zandra Rhodes Goes To Bed

Zandra Rhodes Goes To Bed

In Zandra Rhodes world, bold color and prints are everything. The latest addition to her laundry list of accomplishments is in the world of beds. The vibrantly haired British fashion and textile designer partnered with the bespoke bed company, Savoir, which make fewer than 1000 beds per year, and infused her unique style into upholstered...

A Fresh Start 2021

A Fresh Start 2021

It’s been months since my last post but I’ve been happily busy with other projects. I’m crossing my fingers for a fresh start for 2021 and even though it’s just a number on the calendar, it feels like a positive delineation from the dreadful 2020. Every cloud has a silver lining and to that end,...

No Social Distancing at Louis Vuitton Men’s Show in Shanghai

No Social Distancing at Louis Vuitton Men’s Show in Shanghai

The takeaway from Louis Vuitton's men's show, which happened in Shanghai on Aug 5, 2020, is that this pandemic may have an actual end. From my limited laptop vantage point, the audience seems unconcerned about any COVID contagion. The locally based audience sat in cramped rows without masks on a dock in Shanghai which was decked out with LV fantasy characters.

Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels Reveal The Most Creative Jewels

Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels Reveal The Most Creative Jewels

I love the jewelry industry because unlike it’s fickle sister, fashion, jewelry is not a commodity that loses its luster, gets tossed a box and sent to Real Real. Generally speaking, jewelry and watches from notable French houses like Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels are not created for influencers to show on their feeds,...

Viktor & Rolf’s Ironic Couture Collection Is Just What We Need

Viktor & Rolf’s Ironic Couture Collection Is Just What We Need

It's couture time in Paris and although the coronavirus has put a halt to in-person fashion shows, designers' creative spirit continues to shine. Viktor and Rolf's fashion film, titled "Change" is a sharp and ironic comment of this uncertain and stressful moment in time. It's a fitting title for the precariousness of fashion's future and the normalcy of life after this unimaginable pandemic. But the Dutch duo's take on the current state of affairs is humorous and may put a smile on teeth-clenched faces—for at least the duration of the show.

10 Summer Pick Me Up’s To Brighten The Quarantine Days

10 Summer Pick Me Up’s To Brighten The Quarantine Days

I wish I could have a do-over for the summer of 2020. I couldn't have envisioned a summer without travel or work or enjoying a nice meal at a restaurant. Forgive the toddler-like wining but I really want these months stricken from my life and granted a do-over. But since that is not going to happen, the next best thing is to make myself and what I wear and enjoy, as cheerful, comfy and fun as possible.

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