Archive: January, 2012

30 January 2012 1:29 | Comments Off | Posted by

Lifestyle Inspiration Board Of The Week: Coral

Inspiration Board Of The Week: CORAL

There’s more to decorating with corals than nautical themes. Sure, these gorgeous treasures of the sea are often associated with interiors that are more seaside- or Hamptons-appropriate but coral accents work well with almost every decorating style. The red-orange branchy kind are at home with French, chinoiserie or classic interiors, as drapes, wallpaper or cushions. Personally, [...]


30 January 2012 0:46 | Comments Off | Posted by

Fashion Paris Couture Spring 2012 Report

Couture spring 2012 from left: Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Atelier Versace, Valentino Paris couture week — okay it’s a mere few days — is always filled with the most fanciful, breathtaking and overly indulgent creations. There are always the voluminous ball gowns, the massive ruffles, the liberal use of feathers, and the heavy beading and crystal appliques that belie a stagnant, if not failing, economy. Read and [...]


27 January 2012 4:07 | Comments Off | Posted by

Fashion Paris Menswear Fall 2012 Report: Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Lanvin And More

Fall 2012: Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent If the men’s shows in Milan were all about looking like a corporate warrior, suits and all, the news from Paris is largelyabout looking like the Milanese’s younger, hipper brother. From Givenchy to Dries Van Noten to the Asian-American designer Phillip Lim who chose to show his men’s collection in Paris, it was [...]


5 Things
25 January 2012 2:27 | Comments Off | Posted by

5 Things I Cannot Live Without… Bea Valdes

Bea Valdes and her bag and jewelry designs

Bea Valdes has turn bag and accessory design into an exquisite art form. She of the intricately beaded and bejewelled handbags that at first glance look like oversized Faberge eggs or precious, glittering remnants of the glory days of the maharajahs. Philippines-born Bea Valdes first burst into the international scene with her handbags which made [...]


23 January 2012 2:44 | Comments Off | Posted by

Fashion Milan Men’s Shows Fall 2012 Roundup: Prada, Burberry, Jil Sander, Gucci And More

Fall 2012 looks from Prada, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ermenegildo Zegna What do we make of the actors that walked Miuccia Prada’s fall/winter 2012 show in Milan? What’s the message behind Adrien Brody and Willem Dafoe’s roles as models? Is this Prada’s runway equivalent of Broadway’s stunt casting? Or are celebrities moving past magazine covers to catwalk stars? Conservative is the buzzword at the [...]