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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Repossi Paris
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Repossi Paris

Since becoming the artistic director for the storied house of Repossi in 2009, Gaia Repossi has infused her family’s jewelry company with an opulent edge. While many of the baubles are still crafted using traditional techniques in the same workshops her great-grandfather used nearly 90 years ago, the style has evolved. Gaia brings a sophisticated elegance […]

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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. As […]

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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 the […]

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