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Cavalli’s Ring of Fire, Chanel’s shopping center and LV’s new era

CHANEL’S egg carton bag

Fashion is ephemeral. I haven’t even fully shaken off the Fall/Winter 2014-15 season memories, from the impressive “ring of fire” spectacle that defined Roberto Cavalli’s show, that mind-blowing supermarket merchandise rebranding that was at the Chanel Shopping Center show, and the new fashion era at Louis Vuitton, the Ghesquiere way. But in less than a month, the Spring/ Summer 2015 fashion weeks in different cities will be under way.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Roger Vivier: Celebrating the legacy of the ‘Fabergé of Footwear’

HONG Kong actress Carina Lau wearing RV comma heel pumps and carrying Prismick bag

French shoe designer Roger Vivier belonged to my mother’s generation. Vivier designed shoes for Hollywood stars like Ava Gardner and Catherine Deneuve, and for royalty—Queen Elizabeth II tapped him to make her shoes for her coronation in 1953.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Made for walking

STUART Weitzman boots

Stuart Weitzman, a man well-known for his namesake brand of comfortable and classy shoes for women, has redesigned his flagship store along Via Sant’Andrea in Milan. Famed Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid worked on the curvy forms and futuristic look of the grand boutique, marrying design-forward interiors with Weitzman’s design-forward shoes.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Sport luxe for Spring-Summer 2014 at Gucci

METALLICS on prints

At Gucci, creative director Frida Giannini took “activewear essentials as a starting point” in her Spring-Summer 2014 collection. So you see maxi T-shirts in mesh, patterned elastic trim mixed with Lurex, jacquard, laminations and leather inlays. There were soft and flowy kimonos reminiscent almost of a boxer’s robes, paired with crisscross string bikini tops. The resulting look was sporty and suggestively sexy.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

My 5 best winged styles for 2013

THE STRUCTURED Fendi 2Jours tote for that polished look

The “bat wing” shape is not really a groundbreaking bag design; the shape was conceptualized as a shopping tote with extended sides or “wings,” popularized and made mainstream by Phoebe Philo with the Celine Luggage Tote.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »