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Dear Readers, Please check out my latest article about Tatcha Aburatorigami Papers on Pursuitist.com. Pursuitist is a luxury blog where you can find and share the good things in life. You can find a full list of my articles here.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at season five
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Every season Vanessa Bruno creates short films to communicate the spirit of her collection. The Parisian designer recently released her Spring/Summer 2011 film entitled "Miracle". The film was directed by Stephanie Di Giusto and stars French muse Lou Doillon and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at season five
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Net-a-porter demonstrates once again it is a e-commerce site of style and substance with the launch of Net-a-porter TV. Net-a-porter is already recognized as a pioneer in edvertorial - with engaging magazine-like editorial designed to inspire purchase decisions. I absolutely... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at season five
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Many question the relevancy of Haute Couture and the theatrics of Paris Couture Week. Does anyone spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a dress anymore? Apparently yes - although this audience is shrinking fast. In fact, Paris Couture Week... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at season five
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I love Paris in the winter. Its chill is a novelty (I am a Californian) and you can enjoy the snow without driving in it. In any case, one doesn't visit Paris for the weather. The last time I was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at season five
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Digital stationary is big business and consumers will spend more than $450 million on photo cards this year alone. My favorite online stationary company is a small company (relative to Kodak, etc.) based here in the Bay Area. Everything about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at season five
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Women's Wear Daily asked numerous designers to submit sketches for Kate Middleton's wedding dress. If history is an indication it will be poufy and cover her shoulders. I loved the Gucci but I think Monique Lhuillier's dress is the winner.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at season five
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Neiman Marcus was a bit late to the e-commerce party but the company is making up for lost time. The website has improved considerably in the last year and offers free shipping to boot. This week the department store took... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at season five
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Pictures of Gucci's upcoming advertising campaign featuring Jennifer Lopez and her children were released this morning. Gucci is one of the latest design houses to offer children's apparel, a category the New York Times recently reported represents big growth in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at season five
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Luxury jewelry website Boucheron now has an Augmented Reality feature that allows you to try on pricy pieces, like watches and rings, through what the company describes as a "magical mirror". The fashion world has recently taken to Augmented Reality,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at season five
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I recently discovered Alexander Wang's Daria bag which is made of the same sturdy pebbled leathers as the Rocco, but without the studding. When I went to the website to check out it out I saw that Wang has an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at season five
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After reading the glowing reviews for yesterday's Chanel show at the Grand Palais I had to see the video - images of the collection alone could not possibly do it justice. The set was inspired by Last Year at Marienbad,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at season five
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What I love most about Stella McCartney designs is that last year's Stella is never a drastic departure from this year's Stella. This is a good thing because she remains true to her design aesthetic so her clothes feel fresh... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at season five
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Isabel Marant's Spring 2011 collection was inspired by the designer's first trip to California, according to Style.com. An ode to surfing and skateborading, the collection had a seventies vibe woven throughout. Check out the collection at Style.com Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2010 at season five
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In the 21st century, is the runway even necessary? International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes asks the question in an article about the 11-minute film that designer Gareth Pugh showed for his Spring 2011 collection on Wednesday, the opening day of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at season five
Stella McCartney has announced the launch of her new children's line in November and is spreading the word through a multi-channel marketing campaign that includes print, Facebook, Twitter, and a soon to be realased iPhone app. Stella McCartney Kids, will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at season five
Joseph Altuzarra was the breakout star of New York Fashion Week, this according to my trusted sources*. Born and educated in France, the former art history major sent his resume to Marc Jacobs on a whim (he earned a six-month... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at season five
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Stella McCartney's New York Store will host a special exhibit by Helena Christensen for Fashion's Night Out. Photography purchased at the event will benefit Chernobyl Children’s Project International (CCPI). The event is expected to draw a huge crowd, so if... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2010 at season five
Global retailer H&M is an excellent case study in creative brand marketing and campaigns that engage fashion lovers (and the media) on the web. Case in point, earlier this week H&M posted a series of 23-second interviews on its YouTube... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at season five
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Louis Vuitton's "core values" campaign is notable for its high profile subjects and the visibility it has given to the brand and its heritage. This ad, featuring Ali Hewson and her husband Bono set to debut this fall in newspapers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at season five
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Gucci relaunched its website today, branding it as a "digital flagship' because it will become the house's highest volume store in the world. The designer's have done an excellent job of capturing the feel of Gucci stores with products displayed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at season five
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Jennifer Aniston plays a convincing (and very cool) Barbara Streisand in a photo spread for Harper's Bazaar September issue. The photos feature Aniston recreating classic Streisand looks from the past with modern designs. The September issues, hitting newsstands now, are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at season five
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I have come to believe Stella McCartney designs only items that flatter women. Its in the details - jackets with tailored shoulders and sleeves that make arms appear slimmer and the waist narrower, t-shirts and blouses that hit at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at season five
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I secretly covet (until now) Yves Saint Laurent's streamlined and stylish travel adapter. I love the simplicity of it. I still use the complicated multi-unit adapter system my husband bought for our first trip abroad. So heavy, bulky and so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2010 at season five
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Designer Norma Kamali has partnered with ScanLife mobile technology to create a mannequin for the Fashion Center’s Sidewalk Catwalk event, a public art exhibit that showcases thirty mannequins along Broadway in New York City’s Fashion District this summer. Kamali's mannequin... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at season five