Author Archives: Mimi Lombardo

About Mimi Lombardo

I'm a seasoned fashion editor, stylist and writer. I write about fashion and luxury from an insider's perspective. Check out my styling portfolio at mimi-lombardo.format.com.

The Costume Institute’s Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garcon is Off and Running

I was never invited to the Comme des Garcon show when I attended Paris fashion weeks. Even when I worked under Amy Spindler at the New York Times who would make a call to the CDG office to request one for me—it didn’t happen. She was arguably the one of the most powerful fashion journalists of her time so if she couldn’t make it happen then no one could. Despite sneaking into one of the shows to see what all the reverence was about and being educated in Yohji, Comme and Undercover by my editors one of which was Franz Ankone, I never really got it. At the time I was into more conventional fashion. That didn’t mean I couldn’t get an intellectual message at a runway show. Continue reading

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Uniqlo Brings Fashion Innovator JW Anderson into the Fold

  “People need a real reason to buy clothing”, said a Uniqlo spokesperson at the fall/winter press announcement event. In a world where our closets look like boutiques stockpiled with every clothing category—there is nothing truer. A good reason to … Continue reading

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Pirch —The Ultimate Top-Shelf Appliance Showroom

When my husband insisted on a Bluestar “cook’s” range that I’ve now named “the dragon” because of the many burns received while putting food in its mouth, I could not convince him otherwise. His point was that it would be … Continue reading

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Here Elsewhere Hermes

There is a reason Hermes, the French purveyor of beautiful things and the gold standard for luxury goods remains on top of the luxury heap. They are at the pinnacle  in terms of profits, desirability and awesome products because they … Continue reading

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Madison Avenue Watch Week

Ever watch reality TV shows like “Naked and Afraid” or “Alaskan Bush People” ? Our modern lives are so disconnected from the natural world that it’s fascinating to drop all traces of our technology laden cushy lives to see how … Continue reading

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Catwalk Comics

The Milan fashion runway is off to a wacky start with antics to cut through the noise and create brand buzz.  Fashion designers work intensely at making their show a fashion happening.  Below are highlights from the catwalk commotions with … Continue reading

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“Dizaind” Let’s You Create Your Own HandBag

DIY is where it’s at and face it— You Tube instructs everyone from a plumber to a rocket scientist  to be a fine artist or fashion designer.  No longer do we have to stay in our lanes.   Style conscious people—practically the … Continue reading

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