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Carousel on Fifth

Carousel on Fifth

Manhattan’s 57th and 5th morphs into an amusement park with Tiffany’s holiday windows  which are all about an old school carousel. The protruding merry-go-round changes the façade of the building  as well as midtown’s landscape and is a must-see. When inside, stroll down the carpeted rooms and look at all the sparkling goodies There  must...

Paco Rabanne’s Lastest Hire

Paco Rabanne’s Lastest Hire

The Paco Rabanne label has had its peaks and valleys since its chain mail days in the 1960’s including a few years in the mid-2000’s with the designer, Patrick Robinson which was a distinct high point. The latest showman calling the shots is the uber-creative Indian designer, Manish Arora. I met Manish a few years...

If your dogs are barking, wear HUSH PUPPIES

If your dogs are barking, wear HUSH PUPPIES

In 1958 Hush Puppies were born and became the groovy shoe for the beat generation. In the years since they moved to comfort shoe limbo.  The shoes had a mini resergance in the mid nineties when Anna Sui adorned her runway models in neon bright puppies. In the spirit of the what is old is new...

Calypso St Barth’s Accessory Shop / Nolita

Calypso St Barth’s Accessory Shop / Nolita

When you dream about your beach getaway you may imagine yourself strolling along the surf in a diaphanous dress with a hint of the hem wet from the salt water. Your dangle earrings twinkle in the orange light from the sunset. Then you grab your jeweled clutch and you’re off for a fabulous dinner without...

Chanel’s Booties

Chanel’s Booties

Although Chanel’s spring show at the Grand Palais in Paris was set  against a stage of underwater creatures, the shoes were anything but sea-worthy. The footwear added a contrary juxtaposition to the knee-length skirts, dresses and suits. It would be  easy to match an insanely wacky shoe with towering heel that we are so accustomed to seeing;...

Trina Turk’s  Mediterranean Sea

Trina Turk’s Mediterranean Sea

For Spring  Tina Turk goes to the blue waters of the Mediterranean for inspiration with pops of orange and  lemon yellow for accents. Super cute. Spring also marks the first season for Mr Turk designed by her husband, who is also a fashion photographer.Trina doesn’t stop her empire at clothing. It is a full lifestyle...

Piazza Sempione

Piazza Sempione

To celebrate their 20th anniversary in business, Italy’s Piazza Sempione, worked with Milan’s fashion darlings, Aquilano and Rimondi to bump up the already successful brand’s hip factor. The capsule collection for Spring 2012 includes a quirky line drawing print, accordion pleated jackets and  the duo’s  signature piping which gives a molded and structured quality to...

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