It won’t break your life like Alber Elbaz leaving Lanvin, but if you fancy living in the 30s this would be big news.
Madeleine Vionnet was 63 when, in 1939, she decided to close her fashion house, leaving a heritage as a maker of dresses for human beings, not unreal models.
Are you paving your way into fashion stardom?
If we were in the ’60s bold colors and pop references would be a good start!
At the time Elio Fiorucci managed to create his own brand through pop and disruptive images, successfully leading it to an immediate commercial success.
During the last few days, if you’re a fashion-addict, you’ve certainly heard about the next guest star collaboration with the Scandinavian brand H&M of Olivier Rousteing, the creative director of the Maison Pierre Balmain, who talked about this collaboration as a chance to tell his generation about his style and his ideas as a designer, while always keeping in mind that he’s designing for a historical brand, which was characterized by a true love for opulence, luxury and glamour.… Read more
Kenneth Jay Lane is the most elegant of the revolutionaries in the world of costume jewelry.
His work has an undisputed, enduring, playful charm as his designs are about style, not fashion.
No jewelry designer other than Coco Chanel made it acceptable to wear fakes. But more than that, Kenneth Jay Lane truly made his costume jewelry a democratic experience.… Read more
As I visited Paris for the past week I loved shopping the boutiques of Marais, drinking coffee, sitting outside fashionable French bistros, searching for terrific finds in flea markets and obviously going to museums.
So I was lucky because I had the chance to visit the exhibition at Palais Galliera called “The 50′s, Fashion in France 1947-1957″.… Read more
Sometimes, when quiet days come after a super busy week, I love to browse the books I collect in my boutique in Florence. You know, decorating with books it’s always a glamorous way to install colorful shelves and to create a cozy atmosphere. Sometimes it’s also interesting to read them! The pleasure to discover new themes, authors, notions it’s always well worth the effort to open dusty pages.… Read more
I think it’s more interesting when you read a story when its main character is also the narrator.
So in this post I will share with you some the fascinating words of Roberta di Camerino from her self-biography, a woman who changed her destiny through her passions, a genius, who was capable to develop a great business from a hand-made bag and an artist, whose friends were Salvador Dalì, Giorgio de Chirico, Andy Warhol, Christian Dior and Coco Chanel.… Read more