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La Liste: Octobre

Lisbon, Portugal as a travel destination; Kusakabe at 584 Washington in San Francisco (acclaimed chef Mitsunori Kusakabe just received a Michelin Star for his new 30-seat sushi restaurant. The quality of fish is outstanding & the presentation is simple and elegant – I can’t wait to go back!); Local’s Corner at 2500 Bryant St in San Francisco (cozy atmosphere, lovely service […]

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Céline SS 2015
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Céline SS 2015

I can’t talk about Paris Fashion Week without taking a quick look at cult fashion favorite, Céline! Creative director Phoebe Philo is the genius behind the French luxury brand. Elegant and elevated ready-to-wear as well as instant-classic handbags define the Céline DNA. For SS 2015 it was all about conceptual style meets feminine chic. There were A-line silhouettes […]

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Valentino SS 2015
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Valentino SS 2015

Valentino’s dreamy SS 2015 collection was inspired by the Grand Tour, a cultural journey through Italy taken by the aristocracy during the 18th century. This provided rich fodder for creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. For spring, the designers delivered a masterclass in texture-play with a collection teeming with delicate chiffon, feathers and lavish lace. […]

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Chloé SS 2015
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Chloé SS 2015

Gaby Aghion founded Chloé in 1952 with the idea of creating feminine clothes made from high quality fabrics that would not require the extensive alterations that the formal haute couture did. A pioneer in luxury ready-to-wear, Aghion presented her first collection to the press over breakfast at the famous Café de Flore, on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain. From […]

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Dior SS 2015
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Dior SS 2015

Under the creative directorship of Raf Simons, the French powerhouse Christian Dior has become synonymous with contemporary elegance. Sumptuous fabrics and precision cuts are integral to his aesthetic and Dior SS 2015 was no different. Simons’ latest offering had roots in the gorgeous Haute Couture collection he showed in July. Many of his ready-to-wear clients had […]

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Isabel Marant SS 2015
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Isabel Marant SS 2015

The Isabel Marant girl is playful, bohemian and effortlessly cool, just like the Parisienne designer herself. Marant’s collections have become the off-duty uniform of the fashion pack. For Isabel Marant SS 2015 she was influenced by the graphic style of modern art painters like Antoni Tàpies and Joan Miró. She also incorporated tribal elements that came in the form of tunics with fringe finishes, raffia […]

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Alberta Ferretti SS 2015
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Alberta Ferretti SS 2015

Feminine draping and intricate embellishments are signatures of the Italian fashion house Alberta Ferretti. The designer has amassed a steady red-carpet following thanks to her figure-flattering goddess gowns. Staying true to her romantic aesthetic, her Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2015 collection opened with a series of blush beauties made in whisper-light chiffon. These diaphanous dresses exemplified the house’s insouciant brand of femininity. […]

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Erdem SS 2015
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Erdem SS 2015

One of the hottest tickets at London Fashion Week, Erdem Moralioglu is known for his richly colored florals and elegant cocktailwear. For the Erdem SS 2015 collection he took his garden party deep into the jungle. He drew inspiration from Victorian biologist and explorer Marianne North. She was also a celebrated botanical artist and Erdem visited the Royal Botanic Gardens […]

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La Liste: Septembre

Montecito, California as a travel destination; The Hotel Bel-Air at 701 Stone Canyon Rd in Los Angeles (this luxurious hotel has won consistent praise for its impeccable service & charming atmosphere. You must visit the La Prairie Spa during your stay!); For a casual fine dining experience visit Barndiva at 231 Center St in Healdsburg (this is a Farm-to-fork American eatery in stylish, […]

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