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The James Bond Girls: Pop Culture’s Glamorous Icon

The James Bond Girls: Pop Culture’s Glamorous Icon

The James Bond Girls have defined glamour and beauty for generations of 007 fans. Let’s take a peek at some of the best…

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Naomi Campbell | DIVAS WE LOVE Series

Naomi Campbell | DIVAS WE LOVE Series

Naomi Campbell is unquestionably beautiful. She redefined what it meant to “work’ the walk and reinvented what it means to be a SUPERmodel!

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2017’s Most Beautiful Women… Seasoned Beauties

2017’s Most Beautiful Women… Seasoned Beauties

The world is full of beautiful women….in all shapes, sizes and colors. So, to keep it all manageable, we’re going to break our list of favorites into age groups and we’ll present it in a series. Here’s our stab at a list of 2017’s Most Beautiful Women..

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Irving Penn: Centennial – Culture Lens

Irving Penn: Centennial – Culture Lens

When it comes to fashion photography, Irving Penn is one of the great masters.  With a career that spanned over 60 years working for Vogue, he created some of the most iconic fashion images of the 20th century.  Irving Penn would have turned 100 this year, and marking the centennial of his birth the Metropolitan

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The Easter Parade: Tradition & Trends on Display

The Easter Parade: Tradition & Trends on Display

We love tradition! And among our favorites is NYC’s Easter Parade with its parade of fashion and fur.

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PRINCESS DIANA: HER FASHION STORY – CULTURE LENS

PRINCESS DIANA: HER FASHION STORY – CULTURE LENS

I will never forget where I was when I learned the news of Princess Diana’s death.  It was August 31, 1997 and I was hosting a black-tie gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA to raise funds for HIV/AIDS.  That evening we were honoring Princess Diana for the work she had done

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Chic Fall & Winter Wedding Ideas for Brides

Chic Fall & Winter Wedding Ideas for Brides

Warmer weather can mean a lovely outdoor wedding…..as long as it doesn’t rain! Our ideal soirée, no matter what the season, would have to involve wedding ideas that add warmth and timeless luxury.

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Trend Alert: Classic Mink Coat Styles For Every Generation

Trend Alert: Classic Mink Coat Styles For Every Generation

When a classic mink coat came parading down the runway during Valentino’s SS 2017 presentation we could barely conceal our excitement. Did this herald the full-on return of this timeless, elegant style?

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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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Fashion’s Trump Card: First Ladies’ Style

Fashion’s Trump Card: First Ladies’ Style

Though Dolley Madison may have been a renowned fashion icon of the Early Republic, the modern day intersection of fashion and politics really began with Jacqueline Kennedy.  Among First ladies style she is known for being the pinnacle. Her elegance and her glamour are beyond comparison.  When she wore a pink Halston pill box hat

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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

ICONIC FASHION MODELS: PART 2 – The Rise of the All-American Beauty

As we came into the 1970’s concepts of beauty changed. The elegant, glamorous and exotic iconic fashion models that dominated the previous era gave way to fresh, fit and accessible beauties that epitomized the all-American look.

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Cultural Lens: Advanced Style

Cultural Lens: Advanced Style

Iris Apfel and Carmen Dell’Orefice may be the most recognized IT girls among the more mature set but they are certainly not alone in proving that mature women can be relevant style setters.

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The List: The Most Iconic Fashion Models Part 1

The List: The Most Iconic Fashion Models Part 1

Present day names like Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner and Coco Rocha dominate the fashion scene driving branding and fashion trends thus joining the ranks of the most iconic fashion models. But over the decades there have been scores of beautiful women who stole the hearts and imaginations of designers, photographers and the public.

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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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