Maria Grazia Chiuri in a Dior Wonderland

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In other other-worldly news this week, Maria Grazia Chiuri put together her first couture collection for Dior in a stunning, labyrinth-inspired jewel box garden comprised of endless moss and flowers. It took three weeks to build the this stunning set, which was beautifully conceived and built by Bureau Betak. It makes me want to lie down on the soft moss and dream a little dream. As for the collection, this was a monumental moment for House of Dior, with a women designer finally at the helm, and just in time for the couture shows in Paris. With such an amazing history of innovative … Continue reading >>

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Linda Farrow’s Fashion Forward Frames.

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Say that 10x fast! It’s ffffffreaking hard to do. Ok, seriously, this post is about sunglasses. I happen to love sunglasses but have an incredible knack at losing them so I tend to not spend the serious cash on them anymore. I figure it’s better that way since they will likely only be worn a few times before they walk off! But I do love them, and there has always been a cool factor to sunglasses that goes above and beyond the function of shading your eyes from the rays. Or stopping those squinting lines from forming. Steve McQueen personified Hollywood masculinity in … Continue reading >>

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Falling for Reem Acra.

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Most people know her for her elegant bridal collection, but I became obsessed with Reem Acra for her markedly unique and amazing embroidery. Practically every piece she makes is covered in the most intricate beading and needle work, bringing together ancient craft with sleek contemporary silhouettes. To me, she’s the perfect mix of insane over-the-top detail, and timelessly chic elegance. And I’m not the only one to gush about Reem. In fact, she was first noticed back in her university days in Beirut when a fashion editor admired the dress she was wearing. As it turned out, Reem had made … Continue reading >>

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Ted Muehling, Forever Chic.

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If you want to know the secret of effortlessly cool “downtown” chic, then look no further than designer Ted Muehling – the original purveyor of minimal design and maximal elegance. That is to say, those who are in the know, know Ted Muehling, and his fabulous Tribeca workshop and storefront. Ted Muehling has been a fixture of the fashion world for over thirty years, but has managed to stay outside of the current trends in order to stay true to his ceaseless style and sensibility. Ted opened his first store in Soho, when the burgeoning neighborhood was still home to … Continue reading >>

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Heavenly Hemmerle Jewelry

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It’s one thing to know that the renowned Hemmerle Jewelers have been around since 1893, but what’s even more astonishing, is that they’ve been crafting their museum-worthy pieces in practically the same way for over 100 years. You read it right! Kind of amazing. The family business started in the late 19th century when the brothers Hemmerle took over an established goldsmith in Munich, which was known for creating medals and honors for the elite, including the Bavarian royal family. With an impressive client list in tow, they soon moved on from medals to creating fantastic jewelry and fine objects for the Bavarian … Continue reading >>

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Pierpaolo goes it alone at Valentino.

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And he does it brilliantly! There is little doubt left in anyone’s mind that Pierpaolo Piccoli will continue to lead Valentino as fantastically as he has been with his longtime partner, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who recently left the house for Dior. Can’t lie to you all, I was a bit worried that the gorgeous femininity, incredible detail work and lush embroidery would fade away from the collection. Thankfully, my worries were unfounded. Mr. Piccoli debuted his collection in a lighter, more airy space than we previously found with Valentino of late. Given this was the SS2017 collection, the dark tents that previously hosted the shows were … Continue reading >>

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