I love this woman. LOVE her. At 92, Iris Apfel is fearless and incomparable, with more moxie than I know how to handle. I adore the fact that she is … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment


They’re heeeerrrreee- the enormously thick, wickedly wonderful, 800+ page fashion bibles known as The September Issues. (And yes, reverence dictates that they be capitalized). As a designer, The September Issues … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dior’s Secret Garden

Dior’s Fall 2013 Secret Garden campaign is laden with yummy pearls. Dior’s accessories designer, Camille Miceli, reinterprets several of Dior’s classic silhouettes into a modern take on the venerable fashion … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lost in Fashion

Do you see her?! Contemporary Chinese artist Liu Bolin meticulously camouflages his subjects into their surroundings. One part painting, one part installation, one part photograph and one part sheer awesomeness, … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

A very merry birthday Ms. Vreeland

  A very merry birthday to one of my favorite ladies of fashion, Diana Vreeland.  Wickedly fierce,  Vreeland is an often celebrated as one of (if not singularly the most) … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Deja vu

Stumbled upon this Louis Vuitton collar for Fall 2013 and smiled a little – reminds us a little of  our Adorned pearl collar!!   Images courtesy of Louis Vuitton and … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The simple things

I love this design philosophy and keep it front and center on my bulletin board to remind me that often the simple things are the most important….

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

this lady’s got moxie

A friend recently passed along an awesome article on NYC stylist Linda Rodin and I was immediately smitten. Here are my top 3 reasons why: 1. This lady has an … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

summer reads

A couple of my favorite books lining my bookshelf these days… cause who doesn’t need a little fashion read this summer?! The Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

inside the sketchbooks

Peeking into the journals of an artist or designer exposes the process, the influence and the pieces that compose their view of the world. Italian designer Antonio Marras’s journals might … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

technology + fashion

Lanvin’s artistic director Alber Elbaz might be one of my favorite people in this world. Delicious designs aside, his insight into the fashion industry is always delightfully relevant and incredibly … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

inspired spaces

Creative spaces are always amazing to me: they are intimate reflections of ourselves, of our craft, of our work. Peeking into an artist’s space lends insight into what inspires them … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alexander McQueen online?!

Oh Alexander McQueen – just when I thought you couldn’t get any better, you go and add an amazing new website that allows to shop looks straight from your runway … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

pushing pearls: why we love chanel

Pearls are to Chanel as to what Bonnie was to Clyde: drop dead gorgeous, flawlessly styled and the best sidekick one could ask for. While I will always adore the … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

the art of fashion

A gorgeous video on the creative process behind fashion. Fencing in Jill Sander, hopping a motorcycle in Chanel and skateboarding in Dolce & Gabbana. Photographer Walter Chin lets us peek … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

are YOU ready for NYFW?!

  The Man Repeller’s hilarious video guaranteed to whip you into tip-top shape for New York Fashion Week’s opening. “This is not your friend’s quinceanera… this is not your godson’s … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why fashion is important in a down economy….

“What do you wear in a bad economy? This is a very, very sensitive issue. On one hand, you say that when things are going sour — when everything is … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

lanvin’s “real people” campaign

This Fall, Lanvin decided to exchange a typical model line-up for a selection of individuals with a broad range of diverse genders, ethnicity and ages. Casting real people, Lanvin’s 2012 … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

pretty little things: vika gazinskaya scribble jewels

I recently came across Russian desiner vika gazinskaya’s spring/summer 2012 collection and couldn’t resist sharing. Known for her modern interpretation of 1950’s silhouette’s, vika’s new collection highlights a line of … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

bejeweled runways

Rodarte Fall 2012 Jewelry is not just leisurely draping itself on necks, wrists and ears for its walk on the runway, but is also being used to adorn hair. Nestling … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

chanel + pearls

Spring 2012 fashion trends brought a pleasent suprise: pearls!  And no, I don’t mean in the conventional sense as pearl jewels, but rather – for lack of a better term- as adornments.  Walking … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

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