I’ve always been fascinated by classic Italian cinema and the genius of Federico Fellini. Who knows how that infatuation plays through the tapestry of my life but through the years, I have visited Rome so many times yet never had the opportunity to tour Cinecittà Studios until this trip. What an enthralling opportunity it is! Particularly since Cinecittà Shows Off! Just standing in the extraordinary Fellini soundstage at Cinecittà, Teatro 5, makes you want to draw on eyeliner, find a black bustier and purr “Marceeeeello,” in […]
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How does she do it? From climbing the Seven Summits to expertly packing a Carven dress for a business trip, Alison Levine is no ordinary traveler. As a matter of fact, she is pretty darn extraordinary. An adventurer, explorer and mountaineer who has climbed the Seven Summits being the highest peak on every continent, Alison was the Team Captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition, skied to both the North and South Poles, and is an Adjunct Professor at the United States Military Academy at West […]
Summer in Provence: Dreams are made of this. At the hump of the new year and with the let down of holiday hoopla and the start of winter dreariness, we are all ready for the next vacation, although most of us cannot break away. Let us take you to a place of calm and sunniness by way of Richard Nahem‘s photo gallery of the Market in Eygalieres, Provence, France. This isn’t just an exercise in gorgeous escapism, I WANT YOU TO THINK LIKE […]
Hermés never fails to serve up luxurious decadence in their holiday windows and this year is no exception. From gold metallic boxing gloves, to an ostrich motorcycle helmet, to a lavender colored crocodile Kelly bag, to a sliver fox and shearling cape, the windows are pure fantasy along with the price tags. MORE: Holiday Leila Menchari the genius window designer, celebrates her fiftieth year working for Hermés and is still pulling out all the stops in creating the fabulous windows. — […]
I’ll Have What She’s Having: A cashmere wrap that does double-duty from red carpet to staying snuggly on an airplane Finding something to elegantly top an evening gown is no easy matter when, realistically, you’re not on the glamourella circuit. Wouldn’t it be fab to find a wrap to stay warm on your way out from the limo to the venue and wear it to stay snuggly on the airplane, or look chic when worn with a pair of jeans and […]
The Printemps Christmas windows in Paris have F-A-S-H-I-O-N on the mind. Holiday cheer is spread not through Santa and his team of gifty elves, but with a little munchkin-cute Karl Lagerfeld doll leading the Chanel team of fabulousness. Take a look… –S.H. MORE: Holiday This year the Christmas windows at Printemps, titled Noel Reves d’Evasion (Dreams of Escape), is much ado about Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel. Four windows have Chanel backgrounds from Moscow, Los Angeles, Moscow, and Tokyo with clever […]
Retail Remedy: Everybody loves Lanvin! Can Alber Elbaz do no wrong? Window shop these Paris holiday windows and see… Noel au Chateau where Mr & Mrs Lanvin once lived is the theme of this year’s haute Paris Christmas windows…The windows at Printemps are delightfully enchanting this year. Alber Elbaz, head designer for Lanvin, was chosen to create the windows this year.The theme is Noel au Chateau, and represents the famous Chateau Mr. & Mrs. Lanvin lived in. Marionettes styled after […]
Wacky Invention of the Day: Keeping the junk in your trunk personal when you travel the friendlier than usual skies. Now, with those pesky TSA full-body scanners are in place, one wouldn't necessarily want their privates on display and risk possible radiation damage when inhaling lousy airport air is bad enough.So, here comes Jeff Buske, a Colorado-based inventor behind Rocky Flats Gear who has come up with a line of underwear that, as its web site claims, insures privacy of […]
Sharon and Brad talk housewife to housewife: The zany hosting duo are at it again, this time talking about country casual clothing and what to pack for a weekend away.From cozy sweaters, to that Mr. Ed Horse or is it Trigger prop, and the right footwear, your weekend bag with be packed with everything you need… leave some room for the laughs!How to dress if you are going antiquing… why you shouldn't look too "rich" at a flea market.What is […]
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