It is not often, than one can actually get excited about fashion and fashion designers these days.
it seems that either fashion is turning a blind eye to the actual social fiber of a new World with new perspectives and codes of ethics and priorities; or in its somewhat awkward zeal to achieve new relevance, appoints creative directors that may seem important to a new audience but most likely may alienate the establish clientele. Such is the case for the house of Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. Continue reading “The New Wave” »
During the “groovie sixties” there were very few names that mattered when it came to fashion.
It was a revolutionary time, both socially and culturally, the ushering of the space age, the first real economic boom after the apocalyptic events of a War that had ravaged Europe just 20 years before. Continue reading “The return of the Nonconformist.” »
Everyone knows that a bottle of wine appreciates with time as so do some great automobiles. Artwork ditto…What about fashion and accessories: those special pieces first worn maybe 20,30 or 50 years ago. There they are on display in the window of that Portobello Road or Melrose Avenue vintage store.
Continue reading “Falling in love again: The value of Vintage.” »
Last year, Woody Allen released one of his most successful films to date, Midnight in Paris, but the ex-funny man turned filmmaker admits he has no clue why people liked it… Continue reading “To Rome with Love…from me and some talented people.” »
The London Olympics are around the corner. The World is beating a path to London. It seems the city has had a resurgence lately. Just last week we witnessed the diamond jubilee and the throngs of people showing en mass their devotion, fascination and adoration for everything royal. Continue reading “Winning the race…yours that is.” »
Her face has been on the cover of every TIME magazine edition around the World and an appearance in the Swiss capital Bern, had to be cut short after she vomited during a press conference. Meanwhile back in her homeland, dozens were reported killed and hundreds of homes destroyed in fires as Muslim-ethnic Rohingya and Buddhist-ethnic Arakanese clashed in western Burma…
Continue reading “How World politics got its groove back: Aung San Suu Kyi” »
Americana Manhasset the deluxe, open-air shopping center located in Manhasset, New York. Designed by architect turned biker turned architect of all things luxury Peter Marino channeled the year Oscar winning picture “The Artist” for its fall catalogue, “Speechless” a sort of an homage to black-and-white silent movies. Continue reading “Karlie Kloss and Uggie the Jack Russell star in Speechless: the catalogue” »
If you have never been exposed to the phenomenon of Lucha Libre; a much more colorful South of The Border cousin to the U.S. variety of wrestling, Saul Armendariz known as Cassandro, El Exotico may not be a familiar name. Continue reading “The Wrestler” »
A month ago today Vidal Sassoon past away in his home in Los Angeles. He had been battling leukimia for some time. I met Vidal briefly at his home in Bel Air on the occasion of my brother Luca’s wedding to his daughter Catya in 1984. Continue reading “Remembering Vidal” »
I opened my new Vogue this morning the Australian edition. I just received it in the mail as a I am sure many other subscribers to the magazine did. I must confess this year the Australian Fashion Week in Sydney (April 30th- to My 4th) came and went for me. Continue reading “The afterthought effect: Australian Fashion week” »
They might not ever have given an Oscar worthy performance but that did not stop the Council of Fashion Designers of America from awarding the Olsen Twins: Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen, the award for best Women’s wear designers for 2012… Continue reading “The Twins get their “Oscar”…but it’s actually a CFDA award.” »
I woke up with a huge migraine this morning after having spent a sleepless night. So as I do every Monday morning I started surfing the Web to see if any thing caught my eye. Content wise there was nothing out there worth while but these photos of Lily Allen by Angelo Pennetta that appeared in Interview Magazine I thought were rather more interesting that the ones of Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron dressed up as goth harlots for the movie Snow White and the Huntsman a dark adaptation of the classic tale now at the movies… It was a sort of style that if not new, went very well with the state of mind I found myself in: dark, sulking, somewhat meaningless, and so last year but just the same… Continue reading “Lily Allen and the cure for migraines.” »