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Uniqlo Brings Fashion Innovator JW Anderson into the Fold

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 eek out some space in the drawer may be fashion innovator, JW Anderson who is...

Pirch —The Ultimate Top-Shelf Appliance Showroom

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 the centerpiece of the kitchen and increase the value of our house not to mention...

Here Elsewhere Hermes

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 set themselves apart. They are the leaders—while the fashion bandwagon is standing on their head...

Madison Avenue Watch Week

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 a butt-naked couple survives 2 weeks on bugs and berries. Granted there is the safety...

Catwalk Comics

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 a wink to whimsy.

“Dizaind” Let’s You Create Your Own HandBag

“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 entire universe—want a personalized approach to almost everything they purchase. Individuality is key.  It’s that...

Lagerfeld Does it Again for Chanel’s Latest Fashion Show

Lagerfeld Does it Again for Chanel’s Latest Fashion Show

It’s not an overstatement to say that Karl Lagerfeld is a prolific designer, filmmaker and photographer, and December’s pre-fall fashion show (officially called Metiers d’ Art), held in the iconic Cinecitta studio in Rome, is proof that creativity improves with age. Season after season Chanel’s fashion shows explore a particular theme with an all-out extravagance...

Karen Elston Dances in Diamonds for Cartier

Karen Elston Dances in Diamonds for Cartier

Not only is Cartier known for exceptional jewerly but they are also known for exceptional parties.Today’s morning press breakfast at the recently opened Baccarat Hotel was another. The excuse for this gathering was the release of a film which showcases incredible diamond jewels from the mason staring, model and songstress, Karen Elston. The dreamlike film showcases the...

The Baccarat Hotel Opens In New York

The Baccarat Hotel Opens In New York

The crystal company with 250 years of history in France is making history on New York’s tony West 53 Street with the opening of the Baccarat Hotel and Residences. This is the brand’s foray into the lifestyle arena: The midtown glass tower with 114 guest rooms designed by French husband and wife team, Gilles and...

Etienne Aigner Spring 15

Etienne Aigner Spring 15

Etienne Aigner may not be a familiar name in the fashion world but I recall the hard to pronounce moniker from my days as a sales clerk at a department store in the 80’s. In high school I worked in “Designer Shoes” and was very proud to be among the latest in chic footwear that...