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  • What’s the best vintage clothing to buy? Get insider advice from Cameron Silver, the ultimate vintage connoisseur !


    We all love a good piece of vintage around here. As a matter of fact, having the opportunity to chat with Cameron Silver, the ultimate vintage clothing connoisseur, owner of the super fabulous Decades boutique (you’ve seen the luxe loves on many a red carpet, and the star of Bravo’s ‘Dukes of Melrose‘ reality TV show) has me thinking. Thinking of some forgotten vintage finds in my closet. Timeless pieces that I want to start revisiting, like a YSL smoking suit, a…

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  • Beyond the Fashion Pack: Don’t miss the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit


    Follow my blog with Bloglovin See inside the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit ‘From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ at the Brooklyn Museum Hard not to admit that this costume exhibition is close to my heart. Waxing nostalgic, as a Brooklyn native, my mom used to take me to art classes at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s architecturally a gorgeous regal museum that’s a houses an excellent permanent collection of Egyptian art as well as an incredible Rodin collection. And, then there was…

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  • New Marilyn Monroe Fashion Book – Dressing Marilyn


    With the 50th death anniversary of prolific Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe comes a luminous new tome celebrating her bombshell style- Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood Icon Was Styled by William Travilla Take in rich accounts that made fashion history with Andrew Hansford’s new book celebrating the work of William Travilla for Marilyn Monroe, the definitive poster girl of 50’s era Hollywood glamour. And considering Monroe’s flawless chic, who hasn’t had a Marilyn moment in their life? >> BUY: Dressing Marilyn: How…

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  • Book This New Fashion Tome: Assouline’s Dior – Three New Fashion History Volumes

    DIOR book

    Just as Raf Simons is set to unveil a newly reconfigured take on the iconic codes of Christian Dior comes a glorious three-volume set of books from Assouline to refresh your palette… With all eyes on Dior and what Mr. Simons will bring to the storied house debuts a look back at one of fashion’s most iconic powerhouses with three volumes dedicated to Dior Fashion, Fine Jewellery & Perfume. >> More: Stylish Reads Recounting the maison’s game-changing history and the revolutionary impact its had on the…

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  • The History of Valentino Goes Virtual- Valentino Unveils His Virtual Museum 12-5-11

    Valentino Red Dress

    Over the past few years we’ve seen an increasing number of designers and fashion house’s setting up career spanning retrospectives in storied museums in major cities around the globe from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Armani, Dior, YSL and even Yohji Yamamoto. Now comes one of the most innovative and accessible we’ve seen yet from none other than Valentino. Where attendees once had to travel or even wait in long lines to catch a glimpse of fashion history before their…

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  • Specs Appeal- The New Book Eyewear from Moss Lipow


    Eyewear designer Moss Lipow discovers the history of eyewear from their humble, practical minded beginnings to their meteoric rise as an impression making fashion accessory in his new book Eyewear. As a designer, collector & enthusiast Lipow combines his first-hand knowledge and curated collection of eyewear with an insightful look at the evolution of eyewear for this just released tome that should serve as an end-all reference for all things optical. Featuring 1,000 optical images that span 500 years, Lipow…

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