I was invited to the Rome store opening, co-hosted by Monocle magazine, of this Milan based company. I went with my partner in fashion and art crime, Erica. We had an excellent time (and some prosecco). This men’s store is fantastic. I wanted to check out Officina Slowear before bringing my client, Coach G. … Continue reading Officina Slowear – Preppy Chic Italian
My first trip to southern France was incredible. My friend’s boss invited me to join them on his yacht. At first I wasn’t sure about going since I didn’t have a film at the festival and I had nothing to wear. I like to have a plan. What exactly would I do in Cannes? My … Continue reading Buon Viaggio – Cannes and St. Tropez
Mies van der Rohe, one of the titans of modern architecture, was born 126 years ago today. If you went on Google today, you saw their homage to Mies van der Rohe. Known for his “less is more” style, after his death, many postmodernists blamed him for the soulless “international design” that became popular. The … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
*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*
My friend Elizabeth suggested I read this book. Elizabeth has written about design (among other things) for over twenty years, so when she tells me I should check out a book, a store, a designer, etc., I do it. MASSERIA, with text by architect Diane Lewis and photographs by Mark Roskams, is a fantastic book. … Continue reading Masseria, The Italian Farmhouses Of Puglia
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?