Posts Tagged: fashion

Preserving the Craft

I realize it was only a few weeks ago that I referenced an article in T Magazine, but this week’s Travel Issue again hit a high note on several topics so relevant in these parts. While I encourage you to read the marvelous issue for yourself, I’d like to augment just a few bits with some thoughts about the art of craft.…

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Lambertson Truex at Privet House

The tiny hamlet of New Preston, CT may be small in square miles (7,39) and population (1,182) but looms large on the map as a retail design destination. With the most recent addition to the shopping scene, Privet House (moving from its Warren location earlier this year), chic weekenders no longer have to wonder where they are going to get their Cire Trudon candles, Santa Maria Novella bath products or unique accessories or antiques for their homes.…

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At Ease | Channel Your Inner Sea Goddess

Whether an afternoon or a week, on a sailboat or a motor yacht, summer is the time to channel your inner sea goddess in style. Call out shades of aqua and soft greens to echo the cool colors of the waters.…

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At Ease | Low Key Luxe for the Fourth of July

Starting with this shopping collage for the fourth of July, I am hoping to inaugurate a light summer series entitled At Ease, where I will regularly gather some thematic product for stylish occasions throughout the summer. Since we all celebrate the 4th in different fashions, I thought low key luxe might cover quite a few bases.…

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Why Don’t You | Travel in Style

Taking my cue from the inimitable Ms. Vreeland and a page from J.J. Martin’s piece in today’s Off Duty section of the Wall Street Journal, I’m hoping more people realize how easy it is to travel in style. While I certainly see my fair share of well-dressed men and women flying the friendly skies, there is also a preponderance of those who feel that comfort cannot be synonymous with stylish or even neat attire.…

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Fortuny y Madrazo | An Artistic Legacy

It wasn’t until I saw the exhibit Fortuny y Madrazo: An Artistic Legacy at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute that I realized what an incredibly rich family history was behind this legendary talent. While we think of Fortuny as a name primarily associated with Venice, it is actually the strength of his familial Spanish heritage that fueled his passions.…

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Coming Soon

I’ve been out and about and will have lots to share but until I have a chance to catch up, here’s a peek at just a bit of what’s coming. Wishing you all a happy weekend. I’ll be escorting some young ladies to celebrate my youngest’s entrance into the world of teenage-dom.…

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J. Seitz | Connecticut Country Chic

In a picture perfect vintage building overlooking a waterfall in the historic village of New Preston, Connecticut, J. Seitz is a specialty store of distinctive design. From a carefully edited selection of furniture, antiques and home design as well as fashion, jewelry, accessories and gifts for babies and pets, this all encompassing emporium is an irresistible shopping mecca.…

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Iris Apfel at Stark Carpet

Iris Apfel at Stark CarpetOne of the final events at fall market was hearing the legendary Iris Apfel speak at Stark Carpet. In her interview with Huffington Post Style Senior Editor Brie Dyas, the “accidental icon” shared many of her experiences and opinions on style and design.…

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week | Badgley Mischka Spring 2013

It’s not surprising that at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the Badgley Mischka team of Mark Badgley and James Mischka were inspired by the 1935 version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Legendary directory Max Reinhardt’s amazing Shakespearean fantasy with magical sets and costumes was one of the most visually spectacular of its time.…

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