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Inaugural Looks Through the Years

Melania, Ivanka, and the rest of the Trump family provided some major fashion inspiration last week at the inauguration.  Throughout history, the first lady has made headlines about what she was wearing and fashion designers are always lining up in hopes to dress her.  While researching the first lady’s fashions, I came across a wonderful […]

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Gallino Feature

The Return of John Galliano

One of the most important fashion moments of 2015 happened today in London as John Galliano made his return to the catwalk.  After leaving the fashion world in disgrace from his anti-semitic comments in 2011, Galliano has now returned as the Creative Director of Maison Martin Margiela. This intimate show which only had 100 invited […]

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Chanel Métiers d’Art Salzburg 2014/15

Every year, Karl Lagerfeld hosts an amazing fashion show called Métiers d’Art which showcases the work of Chanel’s atelier houses.  This year, the show was held in Salzburg.  Since studying at the Lesage embroidery house myself, I have become increasingly interested in the traditional atelier houses that service the Haute Couture industry.  As the traditional craftsmanship […]

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Dior Miniature Feature

Le Petit Théâtre Dior

A world traveling exhibition of miniature Christian Dior Haute Couture gowns has begun its journey this summer in Chendgu, China.  This amazing show incorporates many of the fashion label’s most well known gowns, created in miniature versions from the originals.  Each piece is a third of the size of the original creations, yet still follows […]

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The Embroidery of Chanel Couture

Once again I am in awe at the impressive embroidery produced by “les petites mains” in the Lesage atelier for the house of Chanel Fall Winter 2014/2015 collection.  The craftsmanship never disappoints, and seems to always be creating new innovative ways to stay relevant in today’s fashion.   This video shows the way the artisans […]

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Charlotte Licha Feature

Charlotte Licha Haute Couture 2014

Making my way through the streets of Paris past the shadows of the Eiffel Tower, I reached the Shangri La Hotel.  This is where fashion designer, Charlotte Licha choose to premier her first Haute Couture collection.  I was escorted upstairs to an elegant room and shown to my seat.  The hotel itself is spectacular with […]

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Sorbier Feature

Sorbier Haute Couture SS 2014

My second day of Paris Couture Week didn’t start out well as my train from Rambouillet into Paris was running late.  Then, once I got into Paris, the metro also was not running properly!  Luckily for me, the show that I was rushing to attend was also running late.  Making my way through the city, […]

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On Aura Feature

On Aura Tout Vu Couture Week S/S 2014

My favorite time of January is when Paris Haute Couture Week starts, and I am one of the few lucky ones that get an invite to view the collections.  Haute Couture is the whole reason I moved to Paris over 4 years ago, and I can honestly say that I am just as infatuated with […]

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The making of a Chanel Couture Dress

A rare glimpse into the atelier houses that do the exquisite work for Chanel Haute Couture.  This video gives me so much inspiration for my own couture embroidery and beadwork!  The work that goes into these Haute Couture gowns is amazing, and I hope this look into the work of these artisans evokes some inspiration […]

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Christian Lacroix Couture For Schiaparelli

Christian Lacroix will have a short couture comeback designing for the house of Schiaparelli this coming July.  The designer will unveil his collection in Paris at the upcoming Couture shows in early July.  The original location of the Schiaparelli workshop in Place Vendome will host the collection consisting of reinterpretations of the late designer’s famous […]

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