The Tribute to Carla Fendi

Carla Fendi was one of five sisters who ran Fendi and transformed it into a luxury goods empire until it sold to LVMH in 1999. She remained honorary president until her death early this morning. In 2012, Architectural Digest published the photos of her eclectic flat situated in a palazzo in the heart of Rome. […]

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A Brooklyn Brownstone Previously Owned by Jenna Lyons

Jenna Lyons, J.Crew President and Executive Creative Director, announced earlier today that she will be stepping down after working for the company 26 years. She made no announcement on where she plans to go next but I’m curious to see where she lands. She made a huge impact on the direction of the company (read […]

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UNVEILING OF THE OSCAR DE LA RENTA POSTAGE STAMPS

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Snail mail just got a bit more elegant thank’s to the new Forever postage stamps unveiled by the Unites States Postal Service at a “First Day of Issue” ceremony a couple of days ago at New York’s Grand Central Terminal. The new stamps commemorate legendary fashion designer Oscar De La Renta who passed away in […]

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RANDOM THOUGHTS ON SUNDAY

Why do I inevitably get up early on days I don’t have to work? It’s been a lazy kind of morning but we managed to get a fire going to take the chill out of the air, which is a wonderful way to start the day. I’ve moved my laptop temporarily to the family room so […]

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YVES ST. LAURENT: THE PERFECTION OF STYLE

I am a beauty product junkie and my favorite lipsticks are by YSL. My current favorite shade is a beautiful wine color (No. 54 – Prune Avenue-Dark Maroon). The little gold tubes make me very happy and are definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. Speaking of the French designer Yves Saint Laurent…. Did you know that […]

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REVIVING CHARM NEEDS HELP CLEARING OUT HER CLOSET

I was cleaning out my closet this past weekend and realized that I must get rid of a few things, primarily accessories such as handbags and wallets, etc. All are designer brands and some items are even unused and still in their original box.  My dilemma is trying to figure out what to do with […]

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SUMMER STYLE: THE ULTIMATE TOTE BAG

It’s Day 4 of the summer inspired posts for this week and today we’re talking about summer style.   When it comes to summer style, one of the “must have” accessories is a a tote bag. It’s the most versatile accessory that can actually be used from season to season. Plus, it’s a classic accessory […]

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SUMMER FASHION BY EMPORIO SIRENUSE

My previous post highlighted the legendary Le Sirenuse hotel in Positano, Italy. In case you missed it, Le Sirenuse was once the summer home of the Sersale family who converted it into a beautiful seaside hotel in 1951. The family has expanded their operations by opening their own boutiques and creating the fashion brand Emporio Sirenuse that includes […]

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CELEBRATING NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY WITH SCOTT EASTWOOD FOR PERSOL

In the world of eyewear, the word “iconic” can only lend itself to a very few brands, but every list includes Italian eyewear designer Persol. The company began in 1917; there is something to be said for longevity, don’t you think? Some of their classics have been around since the 1950’s but the company has […]

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IN SUPPORT: RECOGNIZING DENIM DAY

Today is Denim Day. It’s more than just a reason to dress down, it is an event in which people are encouraged to wear jeans (denim) in order to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault. Luckily, I have never been, nor know anyone who has been, a victim but it is a great way to […]

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