Italy is the land of all things beautiful and tasty—intricate gold jewelry, sharply tailored men’s suits, lucious linens, and of course, artisinal leathers transformed into amazing shoes and bags. During fashion week Milan is buzzing with buyers, editors and influencers … Continue reading
One of the requisites of making adorable jeweled creatures for Van Cleef & Arpels is to let childlike fancy guide the designs. VCA entrusts Nicolas Bos, Creative Director and chief imaginary officer with this job so that jewelry groupies … Continue reading
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
I was in a taxi heading way downtown to Washington Street for a Cartier Panther event. It was the same event space that Ralph Lauren holds their fashion shows for the past few years and its a desolate street. Finding … Continue reading
Maybe it is our need to have hands-on our i-phone at all times but the 90’s icon is back in a big way starting with Chanel—the backpack. When Karl Lagerfeld coughs everyone listens and for his spring runway models sported … Continue reading
Get over the feeling its for the little ones, the girly hue continues right into fall’14 from its debut last fall. Somewhere I read that pink lipstick is a good shade for women of a certain age. With that in … Continue reading
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It’s the year of the snake for the Italian jeweler, Bulgari, who opened their archival vault releasing dazzling serpentine timepieces for all to see. On 57th street in NYC, a massive glittering reptile clings to the facade in celebration and … Continue reading
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At magazines, fashion editors have “run thru’s”. These meetings show the fruits of 2 or 3 weeks of “calling in” samples before the page is photographed. It is the time where you back up your idea with actual stuff. Until … Continue reading
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I can’t say its original but the mood is decidedly hard-edged for fall 2012 with nail-heads, grommets, and punk-rocker studs decorating bags, shoes and jewelry. It all started when Valentino came out with those studded shoes that wrapped around the … Continue reading