Tag Archives: couture

Dior Tulle Inspired Skirt

If you are a fan of Dior, you will know that the tulle skirt plays an important role in their history and design. Paying homage to the classic post-War New Look created by the house, their latest tulle skirt design offers chic sophistication. The only problem is that many cannot afford the $3,800 price tag that […]

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Remembering Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld meant a lot to me. He is the reason why I went to Paris and studied at Lesage. He was the reason that Chanel acquired Lesage in 2002. And without his intervention, who knows where the atelier would be today, and where I would be today. I was lucky enough to meet Karl […]

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A Glimpse Behind The Doors Of The Most Prestigious Atelier Houses

This past weekend marked the 4th anniversary of “Les Journées Particulières.” This three day event has LVMH to open its doors and show the public how couture is made. Many of the artisan houses owned by LVMH take part in the event and allow the public access, and for the workers to share their passion and […]

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Haute Couture Beadwork and Embroidery Class

Have you ever wanted to learn Haute Couture Beadwork and Embroidery? This is your chance to learn the traditional French techniques still used in Parisian atelier’s today! I am offering my “Intro to Haute Couture Beadwork and Embroidery Class” once again at the end of the summer.  This class is an intensive 3 day class […]

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The Making of the Fendi SS17 Window Display

One of my favorite things to do while I lived in Paris was to wander around the fashion district of the golden triangle looking at the window displays.  The magnificent dazzling eye candy could make any dull Paris day seem brighter.  From the clothes on display to the stories told by the windows, I could […]

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The Collection – A new fashion series

Just when I was beginning to get bored and was wishing for something new to watch, Amazon Prime has given me some new Fashion must see t.v!  The Collection, a new series based on a Paris Fashion house was created by Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty creator Oliver Goldstick.  Set just after the second world […]

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A Dior Documentary You Must See!

If you do nothing else this weekend, you must watch this beautiful movie.  It is a showcase of Dior’s Spring/Summer Haute Couture 2011 collection, giving an insider’s view to how the collection was formed from sketches into actual runway pieces.  This is a great movie to show the amount of work and talent that goes […]

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Iris Apfel Documentary

Iris Apfel is an inspiring, fashion icon.  You may remember my previous blog post about her which you can find here. A new documentary directed by Albert Maysles, one half of the legendary documentary team that made “Grey Gardens,” has created this intriguing look into the stylish life of Iris.  I am looking forward to […]

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Palais Des Lumières by Elie Saab

Need a little Monday inspiration?  Watch this short video for a look at the stunning Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014/2015 collection.  Always one of my favorite shows, this one was full of inspiration with lots of sparkling beadwork and embroidery.  What do you think of these beautiful sparkling gowns?

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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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