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Christian Dior SS 2016
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Christian Dior SS 2016

 The house of Dior created a hill in the center of the Louvre’s Cour Carrée covered with 400,000 delphiniums as its show venue for SS 2016. The extraordinary setting matched Raf Simons’ latest Christian Dior collection as it was tender, elegant and enchanting. The clothes were beautifully simple with less embellishment than in previous seasons. However, […]

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Valentino SS 2016
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Valentino SS 2016

This season Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli left Rome to explore vibrant Africa. They created a collection that encapsulated the “beauty that comes out of cross-cultural expression”. Chiuri & Piccioli showed a variety of silhouettes, but I wanted to focus on the dresses for which they are famous for. Graceful, feminine and light – Valentino’s gowns capture the […]

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La Liste: Septembre

The Marais in Paris, France as a travel destination; Lockwood in Paris (a coffee bar with emphasis on the bar – cocktails and coffee in a shared space – so cool!); Ober Mamma in Paris for dinner (take a break from all the bistro fare & go to this uber chic yet laid-back trattoria serving authentic Italian cuisine); Ob-La-Di in Paris for […]

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Chanel Haute Couture AW 2015
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Chanel Haute Couture AW 2015

Chanel is one of the most iconic fashion houses in the world. It’s leader, Karl Lagerfeld creates innately feminine designs that are luxurious, technically innovative, instantly recognizable and have garnered the label an International following. The designer presented Chanel’s Haute Couture AW 2015 collection at the Grand Palais. The setting? A full scale casino royale, complete with gaming machines and roulette […]

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La Liste: Août

Istanbul, Turkey as a travel destination; Enjoy delicious cuisine at Rich Table at 199 Gough St in San Francisco (reservations here are a MUST, but it’s well worth the effort!); For lunch visit Out The Door at 2232 Bush St in San Francisco (order the yummy crispy imperial rolls & the clay pot chicken); Indie Lee’s Squalane Facial Cream (try this all natural, […]

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Christian Dior Haute Couture AW 2015
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Christian Dior Haute Couture AW 2015

I recently watched the wonderful fashion documentary, Dior & I (which I highly recommend). It inspired me to take a closer look at Raf Simon’s latest Haute Couture collection for the French super brand. Under the creative direction of the Belgian designer, I’ve become a Dior fan. He makes divine dresses for rich women that are interesting conceptually with a […]

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Valentino Haute Couture AW 2015
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Valentino Haute Couture AW 2015

Valentino, which usually shows its collections in Paris, took the fashion set on a Roman holiday for its couture show this season. The title of this collection was Mirabilia Romae, which translates from Latin as “marvels of Rome.” The open-air presentation took place in the Piazza Mignanelli in the center of the city. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo […]

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La Liste: Juillet

Rutherford, California as a travel destination; The award-winning Auberge du Soleil at 180 Rutherford Hill Rd for a romantic getaway (if you can’t stay the evening, be sure to grab a light bite & soak in the panoramic views of the Napa Valley); Aatxe at 2174 Market St in San Francisco for Basque-inspired food & delicious cocktails (one of my […]

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