Hostess Gift Guide

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As July 4th Weekend descends upon us, this is when we all head out of town, go to a party or some other festivity! I never arrive at a party or as a houseguest empty-handed. Here is a fun Host/Hostess gift guide that will pleasantly surprise the recipient. Tabletopics is my go to present. It asks interesting and provocative questions that start great conversations. We’ve all spent hours playing Backgammon and this set will surely inspire you. If you’ve never had…

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Orange is the New Red

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ORANGE is definitely a trend of 2014. Is Orange the new Red? Let’s see if it has staying power. It’s an unexpected choice. Orange provides a pop of color, a double take, and a bold choice. It is surprisingly versatile and fun to play with! Here are a few ways to either embrace this trend in a whole outfit, or you can incorporate it through statement pieces as accessories and footwear. 1. Cynthia Rowley Top, 2. Tory…

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Dressed to Empress

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I am a serious culture vulture. Part of New York Culture is Lincoln Center, where Ballet, Opera, Theater, Film and the Symphony all thrive in one location. I delight at the chance to dress up and people watch… There are some great characters to gander at. I love Vintage as much as current Fashion. I often mix it all up, as I believe they collide to make a great statement. Here is what I came…

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Cripple of Inishmaan

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What do you get when you have a cripple, a fiery redhead, a goose, a cat, a vendetta, a town gossip and a lady that talks to rocks?  You get the pure genius of Martin McDonagh’s play The Cripple of Inishmaan. The verbal jousting and cattle prodding of insults are continuous, yet this play shows that the human spirit is fragile. The Cripple of Inishmaanis set in a very sleepy little island off the coast of Ireland….

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

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From the get-go this is a showstopper! The first thing that you see when you enter is two beautiful photographs of Madonnas from his  “Virgins” collection.  You are literally being birthed into the world of Gaultier and about to have a religious fashion experience.  Gaultier’s Madonnas are stylish Virgin High Priestesses with beautiful headdresses and long, straight, Cher-likehair. Each one is dressed in clothing containing religious iconography on it.  Whether it is a picture of…

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Here are some great choices for Father’s Day. Whether you are buying for your father, husband, or son, Father’s Day is a great opportunity to buy stylish and quality gifts that men wouldn’t usually buy for themselves. Let me say this, I love a man in a gingham shirt; whether it’s with a suit or with jeans, it can go from office to beach. It truly is the perfect shirt, and I think Ralph Lauren does…

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Mary Katrantzou Fall 2014 RTW

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Now that many Designers are using digital photo printed fabric, Mary Katrantzou has decided to abandon it. Even though this was her signature, this collection is still filled with visual symbols, less literal than photos. This collection goes from Maxi to Mini skirts, yet the tone of the garment is still the same.  This is what Morgane Le Fay and Guinevere would wear in a modern day version of the Arthurian tale, directed by Baz…

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Stella Jean Fall 2014 RTW – Milan Fashion Week

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Stella Jean is my favorite newcomer to Fashion.  Grazie, Mr. Giorgio Armani for giving her the Venue for her Debut at Milan’s Fashion week in 2013. This is Fashion CPR! The Fall RTW show was a mixture of patterns, shapes and cultures all of which combined into the most marvelous mélange ever! The Asian and African prints and textiles came together to make a GEO-graphically, electrifying statement. The manipulated, overly accentuated lines make for bold…

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Pucci Fall 2014

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Pucci always conjures up image of the Luxe-Jet Setter. Pucci is known for their Prints and this is truly where this collection shines. That being said, this seasons Pucci Fall 2014 collection has an elegant simplicity in the velvet pant suits that shows the fabric not only flows, but also it is expertly tailored. The monochromatic jersey pieces are perfection! The whole collection is unified by the Pucci sleek, subtle and flowing silhouette.

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Gucci Fall 2014 RTW: Milan Fashion Week

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It was a 60’s Mod vibe at Gucci’s fall show. An adventure in A-line skirts & dresses, Go-Go Boots, and geometric detailing taking us back to 60’s London while simultaneously propelling us into a new MOD-ern world.   One really gets who the Gucci Woman is, has been and always will be. In an interview with WWD, the designer, Frida Giannini said she is a woman who “dresses to please herself rather than others.” Since this…

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