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Speak Volumes with Tabitha Simmons' Flirty Shoes

Dec 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

For the highly sought-after shoe designer Tabitha Simmons, imagination is key. Born in England, this luxury designer currently resides in Manhattan’s Chelsea. After studying film at Kingston University, she decided to continue on the path of creativity by modeling as well as starting her own styling career.... Read More

Trend Watch | The Amazing Lace

Dec 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

There is one luxury fashion trend that has been around for hundreds of years and seems to never go out of style. Popular since the 15th Century, lace is and always has been a treasured decorative element due to its delicate workmanship and airy patterns— which is why it’s usually reserved for formal wear, bridal fashion, and elegant accents. But this season, we saw lace make a comeback in both evening wear and ready-to-wear, as both an accent and a main attraction. And if there’s one thing we can say after watching the Spring 2013 shows, it's that lace is here to stay.... Read More

The Three Winter Accessories You Need to Get Your Hands On

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Gingerbread cookies, holiday parties and gift-giving (and receiving) aside, the best part about winter is the luxury fashion items we get to wear, in our opinion. Coats and corduroys are great, but it's the amplitude of accessories that can make or break an outfit. Better yet, there are so many accessory options that may just allow you to rock that same grey sweater a hundred different ways. Read on for a compilation of our favorite winter accessories this season.... Read More

Spring Into The New Season With Club Monaco

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Said to be inspired by the one and only Empire State, the Club Monaco Spring collection is a stunning mixture of classic American prep combined with a delicious twinge of urban edge. With an enchanting and modern mixture of fresh spring colors and bold and brazen accents this luxury collection gives off a fun, cheeky vibe, yet manages to maintain that classic Club Monaco look.... Read More

The Demure Side of Carlos Miele

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

While Brazilian luxury designer Carlos Miele’s Spring runway collection showcased vibrant colors and prints associated with the change of seasons, his Fall collection takes things back to basics with subtle colors and demure silhouettes. Featuring toned down shades of nude, black, lavender and indigo, garments are embellished with delightful details and gemstone embroidery which beautifully show off the waistline, drapery and folds of the gowns.... Read More

Celebrate 25 Years of Style With Oliver Peoples

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Make your way to the ever-hip West Hollywood, CA and you’ll discover the headquarters for an eyewear company that is truly visionary— Oliver Peoples. With a dream to create some of the most culturally distinctive eyewear in the world, Oliver Peoples Inc. was originally co-founded in 1986 by luxury designer Larry Leight. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Larry earned his degree as a certified optician with a desire to design fashionable and quality eyewear for stylish and progressive individuals. Larry has since gained the honor of being one of the first eyewear designers to be elected as a member of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America.)... Read More

Artsy Heels with SoCal Sole | TaylorSays

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Fashionistas everywhere owe props to designer Louboutin for his ubiquitous red soles. He put brand identification by way of a signature shoe bottom on the map, and for that, we say, "thank you." Does sole design end there? A young California native does not think so, and is expanding on this well-seen area of the shoe. Using her aesthetic talent and bold patterns to adorn the often neglected undersides of a stiletto, Taylor Reeve is intent on spreading her art to the streets with her luxury shoe collection, TaylorSays.... Read More

Minimalist and Functional Designs by Ronen Chen

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

With an emphasis on simple and functional luxury clothing, designer Ronen Chen is deeply inspired by architecture and structural elements that he encounters on a day-to-day basis— including buildings, bridges, markets and sidewalks. By incorporating graphic and monochromatic features into his minimal designs, it’s Ronen’s observations that allow him to create such timeless and fashionable pieces.... Read More

Drink In Basil Soda's Spring/Summer RTW Collection

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Already a celebrity favorite for Red Carpet events, being worn by some of today’s hottest starlets including Marion Cotillard, Katy Perry and Emily Blunt, the luxury designer Basil Soda’s Spring/Summer RTW collection stunningly showcases the designer’s inherent talent. The silhouettes are slender and ultra-feminine as the collection perfectly blends bold with demure and playfulness with poise.... Read More

How to Incorporate Your Baby Into Your Style

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It seems like almost every week a new A-lister is making celebrity news for debuting a baby bump. Last week it was the Duchess of Cambridge, this week it’s Jenna Bush, and maybe next week Jessica Simpson will confirm her suspected second pregnancy. And while there has always been a steady flow of pregnant moms in Hollywood, celebrities are making a trend out of their babies now more than ever. That’s right, babies— and even baby bumps— are the latest must-have accessories in fashion and style. Here are three different ways that you can incorporate your baby into your style, too.... Read More

Marie France Van Damme Redefines Resort Wear for the Jet-Setting Woman

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

If you’re a woman and you say you’re a good at packing, you’re most likely lying. While there are many things that we are innately good at, deciding what to bring on a trip is not one of our fortes. Fortunately luxury fashion designer Marie France Van Damme has created a line of women’s wear that solves this age-old dilemma and fits perfectly into the resort wear niche.... Read More

3 Fashion Figures Who Are Pushing the Envelope

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Luxury fashion is constantly evolving, but if it weren’t for the occasional rebel and rule breakers, we might still be wearing corsets and hoop skirts. In a time where Lady Gaga and “meat dress” are household names, there isn’t much that can really shock us anymore. However, fashion continues to evolve thanks to those who refuse to conform to the masses. Here, we put together a list of the top three figures in fashion who are pushing the envelope and shedding a whole new light on their divisions of the industry.... Read More

Three Tantalizing Holiday Trends To Try This Season

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

The holidays are great for food, family, fun, and here is one more that people tend to forget; fashion. Yes, looking chic while trying to fight off torrential rains and high wind speeds is not ideal, but here we have compiled a list of three must-have luxury trends for the holidays that will have you looking style-savvy and warm (unfortunately, you’re on your own when it comes to overbearing relatives.)... Read More

How to Dress Stylishly for the Airport

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  3 Comments

In a time when security is high, long layovers are typical and opting for a shapeless sweat suit at the airport is (somehow) still the norm, why not blow other travelers out of the water by proving that just because you’re flying doesn’t mean you have to neglect luxury fashion? Yes, you’ll probably be sitting in the same cramped seat for several hours, but that doesn’t warrant anyone to look as though they just rolled out of bed. Plus, there are plenty of stylish and flexible wardrobe items which means you can look cute without having to sacrifice style for comfort. Below, the five clothing essentials you need to look put-together for your next flight.... Read More

Turn Heads in Marciano Holiday Accessories

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

So you finally snagged the glitzy dress you were eyeing all season and the shimmery makeup palette to match. Now all you need to take on the holiday season— and all the soirées that come with it— are the luxury accessories that will pull your whole party look together. If you’re still frantically searching for the right pair of shoes, jewels or handbag, fret no more— Marciano’s got you covered. The luxury brand has an impressive collection of accessories that is both ample and versatile to complement any holiday ensemble.... Read More

Industry Veteran Adrienne Landau Presents Fall 2012 Fur Collection

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

For celebrities, wearing fur can be an extreme sport with invective-shouting protestors and even the occasional flour bombing (Kim Kardashian). Some unabashedly prefer animal skin, like the Olsens with their $17,000 fur-covered bag designed for their line The Row. No matter what the media sensation of the day, fur is and will remain a luxury fashion item for the affluent during the winter months. For these clients, furrier Adrienne Landau’s ready-to-wear line is creative and easy to wear (aside from the occasional red carpet run-ins).... Read More

Pile on the Pieces This Winter With 10 Crosby by Derek Lam

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

One could easily say that the classic holiday flick "Home Alone" has affected us all in one way or another; whether it be a season staple and family tradition, or simply a reminder of how cute Macaulay Culkin used to be (seriously, what happened?), most can say this quirky film will always have a soft spot in their heart. It looks as if American fashion designer Derek Lam and his design director Liz Giardina are in the same boat, as it is what first inspired the 10 Crosby RTW Fall 2012 luxury collection.... Read More

 
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