exceptional “backstage” women of fashion

I read a lot of fashion books, articles and blogs and I often come across women who were exceptional for true fashion insiders but others, the shallow crowd who don’t see past runways and Anna Wintour, haven’t really heard of them. Too bad for them. These women were patrons of fashion. They often enabled young designers … Continue reading

Tom Ford on being true to yourself:

‘The women [in my show] don’t change their look from day to day. They have figured out who they are – that’s what makes you iconic, by the way. Figure out who you are, figure out what you like, figure out what you look good in.’ HARPER’S BAZAAR UK These are the women Tom Ford … Continue reading

nostalgia for the good old chic times

ELLE US published online an interview with Massimiliano Giornetti, Ferragamo’s new Creative Director, featuring his 2011 resort collection. He was shooting it on the Amalfi Coast of Italy where he regularly vacates with his family. Before I continue, I would like to say that Ferragamo is my favourite Italian designer whose clothes season after season become my ultimate craving. I love everything about his … Continue reading

Why glamour?

“Why not? You should live to the best of your abilities and, yes, living glamorously requires effort and time more than money. But I believe it is important to maintain high standards when it comes to taking care of yourself and the way you dress and live – particularly now as the world becomes increasingly … Continue reading

Iconise me

What is a fashion icon? Who decides about that anyway? Why are some women universal style icons while others remain iconic on the individual level of unknown women? And what does it take to be an icon anyway? “An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn “image”) is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern … Continue reading

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