Eight days ago the fashion world mourned the loss of style icon Kate Spade.
I still covet my roomy, elegant Kate Spade cowhide black bag and my tortoiseshell reading glasses. What makes my bag standout is what’s on the inside – the lining has all red + pink polka dots. It makes me smile and it’s the real reason why I bought it. Because there are, let’s face it, so many black leather bags on the market.
And it was always the fun little touches that set her bags apart from the rest. Not only polka dots, but butterflies, bows, strawberries and the like.
Kate Spade was an original and when she sold her company her handbags still had the recognizable KS touch that made them stand out . You have to wonder why anyone who put so much thought into creating fun, whimsical designs would choose to take her own life leaving a young daughter behind.
There’s still so much we don’t know about deep depression. There are so many layers beneath the surface. Just because someone looks a certain way on the outside doesn’t mean they’re not suffering on the inside. How very sad that we seem to be hearing about people taking their own life more regularly. We hear about the famous people, not the countless others who also suffer from this crippling disease. With the right help suicide is preventable.
If you, or someone you know suffers from depression please Google the centre for disease control to find the contract in your city .
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Kate Spade’s Sparkle will live on in her eponymous brand.
Not only for little girls. Women are wearing pretty pastels on trend for Spring + Summer. They’re soft and feminine. They look like…
But that doesn’t mean giving up on brights and neutrals. Of course not. You can make room for a pleasing little pastel hit here and there and not feel like you’re going to an Easter parade. Personally lilac is my favorite with soft yellow a close second.
But for ice cream in general I love a good pistachio.
If you want to just play try a pastel eyeshadow for starters. Puts the fun in fashion.
Inside a stylish box featuring California-founded brands.
It’s always special to receive a seasonal box filled with a carefully curated selection of luxury fashion and beauty products by Rachel Zoe, the fashion force behind the box of style. This California edition was delivered to me recently and I love it all. It’s what’s inside that counts.
According to Rachel nothing epitomizes California glamour like an effortless duster in a playful print. It’s the ultimate ode to West Coast cool. As I’ve discovered, it can be worn a multitude of ways; to the beach, belted over a slipdress or as shown in above photo.
These playful sunnies are a little bit Audrey Hepburn and a little bit Twiggy. They suit a variety of face shapes. I have lots of sunglasses but these round out (ha,ha) my collection.
Kopari Lip Lovers coconut oil and shea butter lip balm (not shown). Love this super hydrating balm which goes on silky but not sticky. Truly one of the best I’ve tried to date.
A little glitter goes a long way especially to dress up your tresses. This one is designed by Rachel’s friend and hair genius Jen Atkin. It also works well around the neck as a choker or on the wrist.
I’ve always been attracted to the appealing Moroccan aesthetic. It’s warm, it’s inviting and it’s glamorous. Here are some ideas to incorporate for your home. Even a few pillows, a lantern or candle strewn here and there might be enough to get a little welcome to my casbahvibe going.
Moroccan STYLE Bedroom
Moroccan style in the design of a bedroom is a real favorite. This bedroom is truly luxurious. This decor combines the ideas and traditions of Far East, South Spain and North Africa!
Moroccan STYLE Patio
Moroccan STYLE Terrace
Moroccan STYLE Bathroom
It all started because I walked into this store called Pure Atlas with Modern Moroccan Accessories the other day:
“His are the only clothes in which I am myself,” Hepburn once said of Givenchy,
according to Vogue. “He is far more than a couturier, he is a creator of personality.”
Audrey Hepburn, as the designer’s muse, accompanied him in inventing a style that would redefine standards of beauty.
The House of Givenchy is sad to report the passing of its founder Hubert de Givenchy at the age of 91 (February 21, 1927 –March 10, 2018), a major personality of the world of French Haute Couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century. He will be greatly missed.
THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE
Hubert de Givenchy founded his namesake fashion house in 1952. No sooner did it open than it earned a reputation for breaking with fashion codes of its time. After an incredibly successful 40 years career he would be succeeded by some of fashion’s great talents that contributed to the house of Givenchy ongoing story.
Hubert James Taffin de Givenchy founded his namesake House in 1952. That same year, he presented a collection that would leave an indelible mark on fashion history: his “separates” – elegant blouses and light skirts blending architectural lines and simplicity – met with enormous success in light of the more constricted looks of the day.
He also dressed the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly and many other famous and non-famous women. The most memorable fashion moment maybe: Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress, in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
The NY Times referred to him as the Fashion Pillar of Romantic Elegance.