This show was held in the more intimate Stage, which I really liked. Not to mention, I was sitting across from Stanley Tucci and Kristin Chenoweth (not sure who’s in between them).
Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for FIJI Water
And there was live music provided by John Forte, which made it feel even more like a special event. You can go to Nanette Lepore’s site to see a video of the show, including the music.
john forte with nanette lepore
Lepore’s clothes are always feminine and flirty and these were no exception. The make up by Mac was wonderful, highlighted by a beautiful lip shade of pinky red, which was a great counterpoint to the colorful collection.…
Michelle Smith said her inspiration for this collection was the “stylishly eccentric ” Peggy Guggenheim. She channelled her spirit with “unexpected combinations of pattern, texture and color”. This 10th anniversary collection also marked the debut of Milly‘s handbag and jewelry collections. All of this was accomplished with a great sense of fun and creativity. I’ve attached a video to give you a sense of the entertaining presentation.
The show had a ton of energy and offered an upbeat collection with quite a few terrific pieces. In true Guggenheim style, Smith assembled many of the outfits in unconventional but appealing combinations
Today I will be going to a couple of the shows at Fashion Week – Michael Kors and Nanette Lepore. I’m totally excited, especially to see the fabulous new venue at Lincoln Center, which everyone has been raving about.
Although you probably have a handle on my taste by now, I thought I’d show just a very few of my favorites from the shows so far – showing you all of them would take a full week of posts! I love Jason Wu. He has a winning combination of pretty and tailored (photos by Thomas Iannaccone).
As the younger generation heads back to school, we can also consider our educational agenda for the fall. For all of you book lovers, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I have a wonderful new literary source and the bad news is that you will need to make room on your already overcrowded shelves. One of my oldest friends, Deborah, a compatriot in searching out all things of style and substance, recently divulged a fabulous new source for collectible titles.
Persephone Books, out of London, has found a literary niche that I’m sure appeals to many of us.…
I was in my favorite local stationer, MMilestones, in New Canaan, the other day (more on them soon). Looking through the books for several needed items, I was reacquainted with the beautiful offerings of Sugar Paper. I had originally seen their book last year for Christmas cards but was too late to the game. There are certainly many lovely lines for stationery products, but if you like letterpress, then you’ll be in heaven when you see Sugar Paper. After looking at their collection, there’s just no going back.
Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker
Founded in 2003 by Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker, Sugar Paper is the quintessence of understated luxury.…
For those of you who romanticize travel and long for the days of civilized airports, airlines with glamorous stewardesses, ocean liners with formal black tie dinners and train travel on the Twentieth Century (which I actually experienced), then you will probably be pleased to learn of the new book, coming out on December 1, just in time for the holidays, Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks.
As most of you know, Vuitton was founded in 1854 when the original Louis opened his first store in Paris. He made history with the creation of his first trunk which had a flat top and could be stacked as opposed to previous trunks which had barrel shaped tops to aid in the dispersion of water.…
Just in time for Fashion Week and and Fashion’s Night Out, which I discussed earlier today, Vogue has announced the fabulous overhaul of its website, vogue.com (of course). What an improvement!! Vogue was evidently given a hefty budget by Conde Nast to update their online presence and it shows. The site is naturally beautifully designed, clear, easy to navigate and has lots of fun new features – you can now comment on stories, connect to Facebook and Twitter, and create “lightboxes” with your favorite fashion picks. It is much easier to read and incorporates interesting content, including original features and videos such as the fun one with Carey Mulligan discussing the October cover photo shoot in the Camargue region in southern France (you have to go to the site to watch).…
One of the events I am eagerly awaiting this fall starts during Fashion Week on September 14th but extends through January 3rd. It is an exhibit at The Museum of the City of New York entitled Notorious & Notable: 20th Century Women of Style. Co-presented with the National Jewelry Institute, it “highlights 80 prominent New York women who used their style, talent, or wealth to capture the attention of society and the media. The exhibition features a runway of original attire—much of it created by the most important designers of their times—and an impressive selection of jewelry crafted from the dawn of the 20th century to its close.” Doesn’t that sound fabulous?!…
This year there seems to be a new level of excitement leading up to this season’s Fashion Week. Not just with the shows themselves, which are sure to be filled with Oscar worthy presentations, but also the many activities planned around these dates. I have already mentioned the opening of the newly refurbished leather goods floor at Hermes and the New York Spaces party, celebrating their picks for the region’s top 50 designers. But many other retailers are also featuring special events, especially on Friday, Fashion’s Night Out. Almost every designer establishment will be offering something – this is just a tiny teaser sampling.…
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