Altuzarra AW 2015
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Altuzarra AW 2015

Paris-native Joseph Altuzarra’s signature label is known for its unique brand of grown-up sex appeal. The talented designer drew inspiration from “Eighteenth-century dandies and Truman Capote’s ‘swans’ – and their mutual love of dressing.” Altuzarra’s show was a lesson in reveal and conceal – he played with a clever mix of materials; lace, leather and fur. His […]

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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015
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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015

The biggest news from NYFW is British designer, Peter Copping’s, inaugural and historic show for Oscar de la Renta. The new creative director only had three months to prepare his début collection. This fashion event was especially significant as de la Renta himself, identified Peter Copping as the successor for the house, which is a rare occurrence […]

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Valentino Couture Spring 2015
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Valentino Couture Spring 2015

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli wove a folkloric love story for Valentino Couture SS 2015. Inspirations for the ultra-feminine collection included love poetry of Renaissance Italy and the biography of Marc Chagall. The show opened with a black velvet dress fitted with an angel-wing bodice. The impeccable cut of the gown was drop-dead gorgeous! This was love […]

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La Liste Février

Andalucía, Spain as a travel destination; Pistola at 8022 W. 3rd St. in L.A. (traditional Italian cuisine with freshly imported ingredients in a sleek setting – order the linguini vongole); Looking for a romantic date place? Visit L’Ardoise Bistro at 151 Noe St. in San Francisco (there are so many delicious dishes it is hard to choose!); To […]

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Valentino Pre-Fall 2015
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Valentino Pre-Fall 2015

Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli enlisted the colorful imaginations of British textile designer Celia Birtwell (the ex-wife of the late Ossie Clark) and Italian artist Giosetta Fioroni for their lovely Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 collection. This season the designers featured a rich palette of Birtwell’s ’70s-style floral prints inspired by Botticelli’s Primavera on dresses, bags […]

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Valentino Sala Bianca Haute Couture
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Valentino Sala Bianca Haute Couture

Last week, Valentino celebrated the opening of their Fifth Avenue flagship as well as a very special Couture presentation in homage to the house’s legendary 1968 all-white collection. Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, flew in from Rome for their first runway show in New York City. The unique event was held at the Madison Avenue […]

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Chanel Métiers d’Art Pre-Fall 2015
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Chanel Métiers d’Art Pre-Fall 2015

Historically speaking, the Pre-Fall collections have been essential to the business of fashion, but have not been highly regarded creatively. This has changed in recent years with French powerhouse, Chanel leading the charge. Karl Lagerfeld uses his Pre-Fall presentations to show the skillful craftsmanship of Chanel artisans and to great success. According to the president of […]

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La Liste Novembre

Zurich, Switzerland as a travel destination; Le Garage at 85 Liberty Ship Way #109 in Sausalito (this bistro offers classic French dishes in an Industrial-chic atmosphere – brunch here is fabulous!); Catelli’s at 21047 Geyserville Ave in Geyserville (this fantastic eatery serves locally sourced Italian cuisine in a lovely setting – such a treat!); Tom Ford’s Beauty Lip Lacquer in Vinyl (this luxurious gloss has a creamy, […]

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