Author Archives: Mimi Lombardo

About Mimi Lombardo

Fashion, travel, luxury brand news. Styling portfolio at mimi-lombardo.format.com. E-mail me for bookings Mimilombardo14@gmail.com Or contact Michele at civilizedphotoworld.com

Chanel Unveils Cruise Collection

Today New York is in phase-one of the quarantine lifting. But because many are still wary of letting down their guard, we all move forward to our reimagined reality with baby steps. In a very different universe, today’s news is that Chanel unveiled the 2020/21 cruise collection. In the past history of this alternative-world, cruise collections were grand happenings usually held at exotic destinations around the globe. A few lucky editors and influencers, as well as Chanel clients and of course celebrities, jetted to the 20-minute runway show. Chanel was planning the island of Capri as this year’s setting, but the lock-down put an end to the dreams of limoncello and Caprese salads by blue waters. Continue reading

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Postpartum Swimsuits According to Style Pros

I’ve never been a swimsuit type of girl. I love fashion, and I’ve always been quite thin, but the kind of thin that looks good fully clothed—not in a bikini. Continue reading

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Gifts for Quarantined Mamas

It’s certainly going to be a memorable Mother’s Day for most this year but being hunkered down in quarantine doesn’t mean a day absent of gifts. Significant gifts don’t have to cost much to make an impact. It can be … Continue reading

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Did February’s Runway Foretell the Pandemic?

The theatrics in Paris brought out the most menacing tone. None evoked the gloomy mood more than Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga who cast a sinister group of fashion walkers— Dracula capes, Monastic robes, oversized graduation gowns, with models in black contact lenses had a chilling effect. Continue reading

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Royl Loungewear For Chic Homebodies

Rachel Rodin, a former personal stylist, founded Royl in 2018, for the leisure moments in a woman’s life where she would normally grab the sweats. She began designing one or two pieces for her clients that she couldn’t find anywhere and it grew into a full-fledged brand. Continue reading

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5 Questions with Canadian Designer Marie Saint Pierre

You may not have heard of Montreal-based Fashion Designer Marie Saint Pierre, a  lauded pioneer of Canadian fashion, but if you are an avid devotee of fashion, you really need to. For over 30 years MSP built a loyal following with … Continue reading

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Don’t Check This Luggage

When an aeronautic engineer and aerospace engineer decide on creating a luxury suitcase, there is bound to be a design explosion. Charles Simon luggage is the brain-child of Charles G Tremblay and Simon Maltais who met in college in Montreal. … Continue reading

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Who is Brandy Melville?

While shopping with my then 12 year old daughter in Soho in 2018, she led me into a store I had not heard of or seen. Its name is familiar to many ( I later found out) and I suppose I had no reason (up until this point) to know this store since it’s an exclusively teen-focused brand— Brandy Melville. I consider myself to be fashion-savvy since it’s part of my job as a stylist, to shop for wardrobe for a variety of projects. In the past I’ve worked in fashion magazines at a time when they mattered— and women actually looked to them to them for trend info, so I thought of myself as a fashion establishment-hipster. Continue reading

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Beetlejuice

Karl Lagerfeld recognized early on that fashion and travel go hand in hand as evidenced in Chanel’s traveling show called the Metiers d’Art which presents a collection for pre-fall. In prior years this particular traveling circus happened across the globe from Dallas, Shanghai, Hamburg to Edinburgh. Continue reading

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Boho Chic Never Gets Old

It’s been well over a decade since “Boho Chic” entered the fashion lexicon and although its popularity ebbs and flows, it remains a strong choice for women’s spring wardrobes. Ethnic prints, native embroidery and billowy skirts are a welcome respite … Continue reading

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