Ode to Haute Couture: La Viellle Garde

Ah – it’s that time of year again when fashionphiles like myself turn to Paris for our biannual dose of Haute Couture. Here we will see the collections of the most visionary of womenswear designers, which will undoubtedly influence ready-to-wear designers in the creation of their next spring collections to be shown in the fall. …

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Male Box: 60s Inspired Cocktail Dressing

I finally broke away from the “Downton Abbey” DVDs long enough to watch the new BlueRay of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” Whereas before I was inspired by the 20s fashion of Season 5 and early Chanel, now I’m all about the 1960s, when the Jet Set hopped planes to go to parties all over the …

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Summer Shoe Sense: In Praise of The Wedge

Summer is officially upon us and, with it, the most social of the seasons: the Polo! Anyone who has navigated these sometimes treacherous social waters can tell you that the first order of business is wearing shoes that won’t sink into the grass. After all, you can’t stomp the divots between chukkers in stiletto anything. …

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New York Fashion Week Spring '15: I Could Have Danced All Night

While normally I focus on helping my readers look stylish from nine to five, the stuff of fashion dreams is normally worn between five and nine. Evening is the bread-and-butter of fashion. Art Directors and stylists love to shoot dream editorials. Fashion readers gobble up aspirational inspiration from the same. Take a peek at any …

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Fall Couture 2014 To The Rescue!

Just as I was slipping into a shorts and flip flops induced fashion coma here in Los Angeles, the Paris Couture season kicked off. It was just in the nick of time as I was beginning to believe what local “designers” were telling me about “winter” tank tops… At any rate, dear reader, you know …

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