Author Archives: Mimi Lombardo

About Mimi Lombardo

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TheView From the Shangri La

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Geneva Watch Fair 2012

There is only one universe where complications are considered a positive attribute and that is fine watchmaking. In other areas of consumer spending, making things easier, quicker and less complicated is what you expect.  Skeleton backs, tourbillons, minute repeaters, and … Continue reading

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Mimi’s 7 In Flight Must Haves

When I fly overnight to Europe I have to ramp up the comfort level just to feel normal in my tiny 2 foot square.  Here are my MUST HAVES for the long haul flight which makes the back of the … Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas Is a Pair Of Jacques Levines

I have not heard of this American company but they say their history dates from 1936. Maybe it is the Belgium loafer trend but I love the gold embroidery motif and the lambswool  interior which keep my toes toasty in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Greenbrier Resort

[slideshow Shot at the famous Greenbrier in West Virginia for Travel and Leisure magazine, with bold silhouettes set against Dorothy Draper designed interiors.

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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 … Continue reading

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