Geez, the last time I spent an evening on 10th Ave. and West 41st street with Sharon Haver was probably in 1986 when a famous diner sat in that location! Truck drivers, drag queens, and runaways with a dream filled the booths. This time my foraging to the West Side of Manhattan was for the premiere party for “Mad Fashion” on Bravo, starring Chris March. The show celebrates the fab, new and wild fashion designs of its star, previously known […]
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You all know that saying about the grass being greener on the other side of the fence. Well, sometimes for me, it’s the other side of the arena. As a native New Yorker and die-hard city girl, I’m always fascinated and in awe of the effortless and authentic cool of cowgirls. Having a vacation home in Jackson Hole, WY, I also have a closet with plenty of plaid snapfront shirts and cherished western boots that I never get to wear unless […]
Whether in Paris or stateside, sometimes the name of French restaurant is more than simply, "restaurant." In a country where food is supreme, Richard Nahem provides the what's up on the types of French restaurants. –S.H. I was asked to explain the different distinctions of French eating establishments by a client last month, and I thought it would make an informative blog post. Below are four categories: Brasserie, bistro, café, and salon de thé. Brasserie A brasserie is a restaurant that […]
The French Chic Formula for Everyday Style a la Emmanuelle Alt. I'll Have What She's Having: Off-handed, easy, wearable Parisian style. Emmanuelle Alt Makes Cool French Chic Look So Easy, so can you!Style is a lot like cooking.If you start out with poor ingredients, no matter how many spices you add, the dish doesn't work… well, at best, it could be just passable.But if there are a few very special ingredients, the result can be superb!I've been observing the very […]
In the courtyard of the Institut du Monde Arabe, in the Latin Quarter at the start of Blvd. St. Germain, is a shiny, curvaceous white structure resembling a spaceship. It's the mobile art pavilion designed by Zaha Hadid and features a retrospective of the last 30 years of her cutting-edge architecture.Hadid originally designed the structure for Chanel in 2008 as a traveling art exhibition showcasing artists designing special edition handbags for Chanel and toured Hong Kong,Tokyo, and New York before […]
On view at WaterDream: the Art of Bathroom Design, at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). Who knew that a loo could be so cool?Well, I do as I have a Phillipe Starck toilet in two of our bathrooms in New York.But a urinal, and one that's museum worthy too?Through September 17, Duravit and Starck will be on display as part of a popular exhibit entitled WaterDream: the Art of Bathroom Design, mounted at the newly relocated Museum of Design […]
Must-have & fab home style offers that will easily fake out high end pieces- for real! The label queen in all of us will love this collection!It should come as no surprise that we are big, big fans of Missoni’#39;s timeless yet distinctive graphic signature designs and like many of you out there, we are stoaked about their expansive 400+ piece collection for Target which bows Sept. 13th. And with prices starting at $2.99, the deals can’#39;t get any sweeter.
Ordinary rummage sale? I think not! Ordinary rummage sale? I think not!Leave it to the Parisians to cleverly style the way they present their vintage wares at the Paris Flea Market. It’#39;s one of my favorite places to visit in Paris, even if only for some interesting inspiration.If you find some large items, like the perfect chandelier or chaise lounge, most venders are pretty savvy to help you ship them back to the states… for a price, of course. Luckily […]
Top children's fashion design… for the little ones. When Oshkosh is not an option, the sky is the limit for luxury children's clothing…With luxury houses zeroing in on the children's market come three impressive collections from Chloe, Lanvin and Stella McCartney.As you'd expect, Lanvin's recent 25 piece kid's outing is for the pint-size princess in your life with prices hovering around an exorbitant $800 mark, while the Chloe range tightly mirrors it's women's.
Fashion On Film: When women direct… Following Zoe Cassavetes dreamy short film, ‘The Powder Room,’ for Miu Miu’s Women’s Tale series comes the label’s second installment, ‘Muta,’ directed by Lucrecia Martel. (more…)
I'll Have What She's Having: Whoa, the Duchess of Cambridge goes rodeo. Talk about a photo op! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gussied up in Western duds to launch the parade for what is billed as "rodeo's richest, roughest ride" at the Calgary Stampede in Canada.Finally, I have found in Canada in common with Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge– the ability to pull off Western wear as a city slicker!>> SHOP: Trendy Western […]
I'll Have What She's Having: Fresh Flowers Worn Like a Tiara. With all the tzujed out brides of late and the kooky Fascinator headpieces that won't go away, fashion icon Anna Dello Russo has a novel and stylish take on a very chic way to look fresh and glam on your wedding day.Why not try some fresh flowers worn as a tiara?But it was not Anna's wedding day. Just another super glam day in the life of the Editor At […]