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BEHIND THE Q

Welcome to the second BEHIND THE Q, a monthly feature showcasing behind-the-scenes visits with select stylemakers. In entertaining venues, we explore, through both video and editorial content, their style quotients and insight into their creativity. I am thrilled to introduce this month’s subject.…
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Special Offer from the Empire

Many regular readers and subscribers will probably remember the wonderful offerings of Imperio jp that I profiled several months ago. From beautiful leather bags and silk shawls to ikat pillows and authentic hide rugs, their unique handmade products represent a collection of luxury goods made in former colonies and/or developing countries.…
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Britta Bell Book Bags

Sounds like an old fashioned tongue twister! Well there most certainly is an old fashioned element to this story, wedded, in the best way, to a modern concept. I was in my local bookstore, Barrett Books, the other day and as I stood at the cash register, trying to ignore the endless temptation, did a double take.…
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Bag the Bag!!

Our Royal Wedding Contest continues this week. Enter by Friday for a chance to win this fabulous Joanna Lhuillier bag, whose work I profiled last week. In case you missed it, the contest is to furnish Kate and Williams new home with pieces chosen from the brands at von Hemert Interiors, the store who inspired our game with their incredible upcoming Royal Wedding event.…
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Royal Wedding Contest

For the last several months, many of us have been following the news of the upcoming royal nuptials. And on twitter there has been major buzz about the fabulous event Carrie von Hemert and her family have been planning for their store, Von Hemert Interiors.…
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Wedding Week Fashion Fling

So far we’ve selected jewelry and bubbly libations for our royal wedding week. But what about a little fashion fling? If I were attending the wedding or a party celebrating it, I now know what accessory I would carry.  It all began at the Architectural Digest Home Show when the fashionable Maybelline Te, co-owner of Snug Furniture, wore a fabulous beaded bag that started a huge buzz both in real life and on twitter.…
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Spring Synergy

Last Friday I went to shop for some pieces to liven up my spring wardrobe. I walked into Richards in Greenwich and was greeted by this beautiful display. This photo doesn’t do it justice – it was a vibrant creative expression of color.…
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Exciting Offer

Exciting news!! Imperio jp is offering Quintessence readers a 10% discount through March, just mention Quintessence in the order, or email them to inform them of your order at [email protected] It’s the perfect way to start your spring fashion season off in style!…
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Impeccable Imperio jp

all items in photo available at Taigan.com Ever since I discovered Imperio jp, I had been trying to get to their showroom because I was so intrigued. This finally came to pass last week and let me tell you, the wait was worth it!…
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A Hint of Honeysuckle

I’m not really much of a pink girl (although salmon suits me fine), which doesn’t bode well for me this year, considering Pantone’s pick of Honeysuckle Pink as the color of the year. Even though I’ve already had my fill of hearing about honeysuckle, I’d hate to be totally out of the loop.…
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