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A Chat with Peter Som

09 . 22 . 09

A few weeks ago, I saw fashion designer Peter Som entering the D&D Building as I was leaving. Of course my curiosity was piqued. What was he doing there? Was he looking for inspiration for his upcoming fashion show? Was he redecorating his apartment? Luckily, my upholsterer, Matthew Haly, also happens to be Peter’s upholsterer […]

I love that the Sundance Channel acknowledges fashion week by scheduling fashionable films each spring and fall. This season, they kick off the week on September 9th with the documentary Somebody Told Me About…Carla Bruni. It started off as just a film about a model who makes a success of a singing career but turned […]

It was hot today in New York. Like Africa hot. But for me it’s too little too late. I’m over summer and have moved onto pre-fall. The new clothes are in the stores here and I’ve already been picking out what I want to buy for New York and my trip to Paris. There are […]

The Fashion Issue

08 . 03 . 09

I think my favorite month for magazines has to be September since they are all devoted to fashion. In the case of Elle Decor, we get to peek into the stylish homes of some of the top fashion designers and executives. The living room above belongs to Robert Duffy, the President of Marc Jacobs International […]

I will be out at meetings and appointments the entire day so I am leaving you with photos from fashion designer Derek Lam‘s chic Soho loft recently published in Bazaar. It’s close to his soon to open new boutique on Crosby Street which I can’t wait to check out. I’ve always had an affinity for […]

I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about the stylish new documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor and now it’s finally about to make it’s theatrical debut this Wednesday, March 18th in select cities. Andre Leon Tally, the style scribe and editor at large of Vogue will be on hand at the Film Forum March 19th […]

Fashion and Design

02 . 22 . 09

The award for the most literal pairing of fashion and design came from Bryan Bradley the designer of Tuleh who showed his Fall 2009 collection in the Roubini Casa showroom at the New York Design Center where he is also debuting a new line of rugs. Tuleh is known for beautiful prints and feminine silhouettes […]

While Derek Lam may have been influence by 20th-century interiors, Carolina Herrera said that she was influenced by 18th-century architectural details. These took shape as belts, bag straps, hair accessories and shoes all fabricated in copper. There was no mood board photo so I don’t know exactly where she found this inspiration so I’ve been […]

Interiors

02 . 18 . 09

My favorite part of fashion week is finding out the inspiration behind each designer’s collection. This year, Derek Lam said his colors and textures were inspired by interiors and most specifically, those of Yves Saint Laurent, while the mood was inspired by the 1958 film Ascenseur pour l’échafaud by Louis Malle. C’est Magnifique! Mood board […]

Fashion is Everywhere

09 . 13 . 08

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel This is one of my favorite quotes because I always think the same can be said of art and design. Learn more […]

C’est Magnifique!

09 . 11 . 08

Last night, I had the privilege of attending a little soiree at the showroom of Belgium born fashion designer Jonathan Riss who’s label is named Jay Ahr, after the phonetic pronunciation of his initials. Most of the guests were speaking en français since Mr. Riss also works and has a showroom in Paris. The most […]

Perfect Summer Dress!

07 . 26 . 08

I’m not the only person who thinks the Sophie Dress from Club Monaco is the perfect summer dress since the black version pretty much sold out everywhere. Luckily, I managed to snag the white and taupe versions. Paired with a wide belt and sandals, the dress is perfect for work or play. Get one before […]

Fashionable Films

03 . 28 . 08

My post about the new movie Flawless brought up a great conversation about other films with fabulous fashions, some that are classics and some that might be considered cult classics. Here is a partial list of my favorite fashionable films, the first being Breakfast at Tiffany’s of course. But while everyone loves the little black […]

Instead of citing an artist as inpsiration as is usually the case, Carolina Herrera looked to the great out doors for her Fall 2008 collection. There were tweeds and windowpane plaids, fur and feathers, as well as her signature evening dresses. The collection was beautiful but perhaps a bit overstyled. The chapeaux made the models […]

Fashion on Film

02 . 03 . 08

When I mentioned in a previous post that the Sundance Channel was going to be airing the Loïc Prigent documentary Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton, I had no idea they had a whole week of fashion films and documentaries lined up to coincide with Fashion Week. How exciting! The week will kick off on Monday […]

I know you all love the design posts but you’re going to have to sit through a few fashion related posts since it’s fashion week and that’s all anyone can think about in New York. Who cares if there is a recession and no one can afford to buy anything new, we can all look […]

Dressing the Home

01 . 31 . 08

New York is a buzz right now in preparation for Fashion Week which begins tomorrow so what better way to start things off than by letting you know about a new book that peaks into the homes of some of the most talented fashion designers. Dressing the Home: The Private Spaces of Top Fashion Designers […]