Filippo Cosmelli of IF Lifestyle Management suggested I check out Wonderfool when I asked him for some advice regarding one of my personal shopping clients. Prospero Di Veroli, a former advertising executive on Madison Avenue, has created a beautiful space dedicated to well-being and style. I’ve heard people rave about the spa services. Originally the … Continue reading Io Adoro – Wonderfool, A Spa/Concept Store In Rome
Last Thursday my client Coach G. and I went to Sartoria Marinuzzi for another fitting. His suit is coming along nicely. As Babs would say, “The fit is like buttah.” The suit will be finished in a few weeks. Continue reading Anatomy Of A Bepoke Suit – Close To The Finish Line
In an earlier post, I wrote about finding a tailor to make a suit for my client Coach G. On Friday he had his first fitting with Signor Marinuzzi. It’s a fascinating process. I’ve never seen a suit made before. Back in the day, I made dresses, skirts, and one truly tragic jacket. I appreciate … Continue reading Anatomy Of A Bepoke Suit – The First Fitting
I recently started working with a new personal shopping client, Gerard, aka Coach G. One of his main objectives was to have a suit made. In the past I’ve worked only with women. Now I have learned more about mens’ suits than I thought possible. There are so many details and decisions. Two buttons versus … Continue reading Anatomy Of A Bespoke Suit – A Trip To A Sartoria
*Apologies to Mr. Kermit the Frog. While I have always appreciated the color green in nature and in interiors, only recently have I fallen for this color in clothing. Green represents growth, harmony, balance, and freshness. It’s a “cool” color which is why, with my complexion, I should really wear it more often. Greens were … Continue reading It’s Easy Being Green*
This Tom Ford dress is not an easy look to pull off. With a dress this “simple” the tailoring has to be impeccable and the accessories must be on point. That cuff! There are no bells and whistles to distract the eye. It’s a formal gown, yet the dress looks comfortable. The cape was … Continue reading Tom Ford’s Stylish Simplicity At The Oscars
To me it means clean, modern lines, without the coldness associated with minimalism. There’s room for different eras and a variety of textures. Stylish Simplicity allows craftsmanship to shine. The great bones of a home are not overwhelmed by an explosion of ornate decoration. I love the elemental, classic, and yet contemporary, aesthetic of Stylish … Continue reading What Is Stylish Simplicity?