It’s been a while since I’ve had some serious Style Inspirationbut this goes beyond. This is global fashion culture. I’m talking about the first Canadian exhibition devoted to the work of Guo Pei, China’s preeminent couturière, and the first fashion exhibition ever presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In collaboration with SCAD FASH MUSEUM OF FASHION + FILM. On until January 20, 2019. Simply Superb!
Featuring more than forty complete looks from Pei’s most iconic runway shows from 2006 to 2017. Theatrical, extravagant (no kidding) creations combining contemporary aesthetics, production methods and materials with ancient tradition, evoking Chinese history and mythology in her technique with fabric selection and imagery. These photos do not do her justice.
If you get the chance I highly recommend checking it out. To date it is definitely the most magnificent display I’ve ever come across in fashion.
Talking about one of the decades most coveted IT bags. THE Dior Saddle Bag.
The thing about vintage collector bags is that they never really go out of style. Personally if I’ve spent a lot on a bag I don’t intend to wear it for only one season. I intend to keep it forever. The Dior saddle bag in all of its many reiterations was an iconic accessory of the early 2000’s and the fashion house brought it back to the runway for the Fall 2018 show.
Carried by everyone from Paris Hilton to Carrie Bradshaw and beyond, Dior’s ubiquitous saddle bag cemented its status as one of the key looks of the era. Though most often done in Dior’s signature logo print, the It bag was offered in a wide array of styles, patterns and colors in its prime.
Vintage styles of the Dior saddle bag have been quickly selling out on luxury resale sites like Vestiaire Collective and The RealReal for the past few months. The bag has been spotted on models like Bella Hadid along with a rising number of fashion bloggers on Instagram.
Ha. And I’ve been wearing my non-flashy tan leather saddle bag off and on since I first bought it in Los Angeles many years ago. And I’ve never gotten tired of it.
Which style is your preference- Plain, Logo, or Printed?
Mixing Art with Fashion: There are Dresses and then there are DRESSES
Azzedine Alaïa, thefamous Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer who passed away last November left a lasting legacy to the world of fashion.Je Suis Couturier, an exhibition of 41 dresses by Alaïa, will be a chance for the admiring fashion crowd to pay their respects. Especially since he never wanted a memorial.
With signature elegance and masterful cutting, Alaïa knew how to highlight the body’s curves like no other. Poignantly, the couturier himself selected the 60 pieces for inclusion.
In response to a couture career spanning 35 years, new and architectural pieces have been commissioned for the show, allowing artists and designers to pay tribute to a designer who was truly enamored with his craft.
“Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier” runs until October 7, 2018, at the Design Museum, London. www.designmuseum.org
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.