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Upcycling: New Styles Through Restyles

Upcycling: New Styles Through Restyles

Imagine you found an unexpected (and sizeable) chunk of change that you could use towards an amazing statement coat to up your fashion ante this fall.  You know, the kind of coat that turns heads when you walk down the street.  One that has your friends whispering with envy.  Not just a coat, but real

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SONIA RYKIEL | DIVAS WE LOVE Series

SONIA RYKIEL | DIVAS WE LOVE Series

With our DIVAS WE LOVE series we pay tribute to women (and men) for their vision, their accomplishments and their contributions to the world at large.  As an extraordinarily creative talent with a unique vision and a long list of successes, some in very unexpected venues, Sonia Rykiel was on our list for an upcoming

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Fashion Blogger Hot List 2016 | Part 2

Fashion Blogger Hot List 2016 | Part 2

Kristina Bazan | Kayture Making the list of  one of Forbes magazine’s Forbes’ 30 Under 30 , Kristina Bazan at 22 years old Swedish beauty is way ahead of the pack! Capturing more than 2.3million million followers on Instagram has propelled this fledgling fashion blogger, her blog Kayture was launched in  2011, toward a lucrative seven-figure beauty deal with L’Oreal Parisan is

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Fashion Blogger Hot List 2016 | Part 1

Fashion Blogger Hot List 2016 | Part 1

The landscape of influencers in the fashion industry has changed dramatically over the last decade. Gone are the days when the gatekeepers of style could only be found between the pages of the top glossy magazines. And, you no longer have to wait an entire month to find out what’s trending. Enter the grassroots world of

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The Allure of Film Noir’s Female Femme Fatale

The Allure of Film Noir’s Female Femme Fatale

Strong, beautiful, bold, and resilient, the  femme fatale has been an iconic cinematic figure for decades. A femme fatale (/ˌfæm fəˈtɑːl/ or /ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/; French: [fam fatal]) is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetype

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ICONIC FASHION MODELS PART 3: BLONDES DON’T HAVE ALL THE FUN

ICONIC FASHION MODELS PART 3: BLONDES DON’T HAVE ALL THE FUN

The fresh-faced, blonde haired, blue-eyed beauties were not the only girls dominating the pages of the Fashion magazines in the late 70’s and early 80’s. The fashion world embraced the more exotic fashion models as well. Let us introduce you to the iconic fashion models that proved blondes don’t always have more fun!

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ICONIC FASHION MODELS: PART 2 – The Rise of the All-American Beauty
Cultural Lens | Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

Cultural Lens | Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

Underwear. When worn for health or hygiene it is something that is not usually discussed. When worn to manipulate the body the discussions are akin to engineering treatises. But when worn as a decorative fashion item, as a sensual and alluring look for the boudoir, well that’s when the conversations get really interesting!

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Culture Lens: ‘Reigning Men’ at LACMA

Culture Lens: ‘Reigning Men’ at LACMA

From New York’s Metropolitan Museum to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and even regional museums like The Baker Museum in Naples, FL we’ve shared many great exhibitions over the years that have deconstructed the themes and history of fashion.  From designer retrospectives to historical examinations we’ve   seen some of the most extraordinary displays of women’s

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Rewind and Restyle Your Fur Coat

Rewind and Restyle Your Fur Coat

Remember that must-have winter coat you spent way too much on three seasons ago?  Now looking a bit dated you’ve moved it to the back of your closet.  There’s not much you can do with it until it comes back in style.  But your fur coat?    NO PROBLEM!  Your local fur retailer can work with

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FASHION On FILM: The Cultural Explosion Part 1
Vintage Redux / That Lingering 80s Fashion Vibe

Vintage Redux / That Lingering 80s Fashion Vibe

Welcome to the 1980s via the Fall 2015-Winter 2016 collections, where everything 80s is up for grabs. Just like the 1970s that are being mined, 80s fashion also offers great looks with extra bursts of colors and in-your-face pizzazz by way of strong shoulders.

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STRETCHING Your Wardrobe: Fur Restyling Trends

STRETCHING Your Wardrobe: Fur Restyling Trends

Savvy consumers are embracing the vintage trend trying to create curated and timeless wardrobes by mixing key pieces from days gone by with new looks. This movement has created an even greater demand in a secret “pocket sector”, pun intended, of the fashion industry known as fur restyling or remodeling.

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