Jewelry. The Fellow Loves Yellow. John Hardy's Summer Jewelry Inspired by the Sun. Second City Style Fashion Blog

From the Pure Lavafire collection, the Silver Small Chain Bracelet with Citrine Clasp is inspired by volcano’s lava and is shown here with the pure golden citrine color gem. ($365) From our Palu collection, Hand hammered 22K Hammered Gold & Silver Narrow Cuff gives a textured look reminiscent of the moonlight. ($1,995). The Silver Batu …

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Industry. Net-a-porter Pushes Ahead. Revenue up Almost 75%. Second City Style Fashion Blog


Anna Sui Kissing Leaves Bow top $334 from Net-a-porter


3.1 Phillip Lim Rosette Tank Dress $445 from Net-a-porter

Kate Corcoran reports for WWD that Net-a-porter’s revenues keeping going up: almost 75%. After almost seven years as one of the premier online retailers this is more than a bit of good news for the purveyor of luxury goods. Perhaps it will send a message to retailers that haven’t faired as well, like Gap, whose recent showings weren’t as inspiring. The message: stick with what you know. Net-a-porter knows designer style and the Gap is the place for khakis and t-shirts. Not rocket science.– Joanne Molina for Second City Style

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Designers. Pomp & Circumstance for Pucci's 60th Birthday. Second City Style Fashion Blog


Nicole Kidman at Pucci Party


Pucci Leite scarf, on sale for only $65 at Eluxury


Pucci Plume Print Beach Hobo on sale for only $429 at Eluxury


Pucci Flower Print scarf (not on sale 🙁 ) $260 at Eluxury


Pucci Lava Print Silk Georgette Dress on sale $1,015 at Eluxury

Per usual, Suzy Menkes gives us some great IHT coverage and this time it’s the 60th anniversary party for Pucci. As she reports, stars and Italian aristocrats mingled to celebrate the Italian designer label’s contribution to the history of fashion.

Menkes reports, "My father had amazing passion for women – the body for him was
everything," said Laudomia Pucci, pointing to a 1970s bikini made
entirely from globular pearls. As the maestro’s daughter, and now image
director for the brand, she wore a vintage embroidered dress in quiet
colors, as did her mother, the Marchesa Cristina Pucci, in a slender
dress her husband had made for her 30 years before.

Both Nicole Kidman and Kylie Minogue are among the celebs who attended the event (and whose own collection for H&M is, how shall we say it, is clearly "inspired" by Pucci).

What next for the label?
Again, Menkes reports: For Laudomia Pucci, the challenge is to take the brand beyond the
prints, widely copied by fast fashion chains, and to go back to the
breadth of product she remembers when she first helped her father at
age 14. For the birthday, the original couture selling space was
recreated, the walls paneled with 400 different shades like a paint
chart, the name of each, from "celestial blue" to "Nile green," written
in medieval-style script on glass vitrines.

"But you will see there is no red – Daddy worked with fuchsia," said
Laudomia Pucci.

So even if the only Pucci you can muster is a pair of platforms or a
discreet cosmetic case, why not take a moment to nod your head to the
man who put fuschia on the fashion map.– Joanne Molina for Second City Style

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