There is luxury all around Cannes during this year's 66th edition of the most famous film festival in the world.
Until Rachel Zoe, I had never witnessed someone having a true peak experience over clothes and accessories. Characterized by overwhelming joy, rapture, and oneness with the universe, peak experiences are the aha moments of life.
Beyond a brand -- fine art blends with street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art with razor's edge, using contemporary commerce as a model and as as contextual base for the art, it's manufacturing and its marketing, commenting on social stratification.
It's easy to buy Balenciaga. Prada, too. But, to a certain sector of sartorialist, the adventure of hunting and gathering unidentifiable fashion is far more thrilling. Outre glamour is, in fact, a hallmark of the truly stylish.
Tired of visiting the same designer boutiques, venerable chains and fluorescently-lit retail centers? So are we. That's why we decided to scour the globe for unique shopping spots; in these retail heavens, you'll find an eclectic array of boutique haunts, stylish department stores and secret discount venues.
This is Miami. We never miss an opportunity to embrace our motto: More, Bigger, Brighter, Sexier and Splashier. We take an event like Art Basel and crank up the celebration element higher each year. We're a city of enthusiasts, bon vivants and opportunists.
This is true success. Not being only the trend du jour, like it happened during the '80s, but becoming an established product, a symbol of quality and creativity.
Fashion has repeated these past recent decades so exhaustingly often that Chanel's designer Karl Lagerfeld is pushing us way back in time... like about three hundred years.
The celebration was so spectacular that I felt that I wasn't in NYC; I felt part of a surreal glamorous world, where everything was Chanel, Chanel, Chanel.
I was en route to the Chanel show when I realized my heart was racing. As the car sped down Rue De Rivoli, pass the Jardin de Tuileries and towards Grand Palais, I felt my stomach start to knot up.
This year, more than ever, we're seeing nuances of cool vintage revival (think Hell's Angel biker babe meets Bridget Bardot's sweet yet wild side) strutting down the runways. Here goes my lovely list of luxurious leather must-haves...
When she isn't rehearsing her lines she is scouting shops and the Internet looking for vintage jewelry. And not just ANY brand will do. Frederick is addicted to Chanel. And let's be honest, what woman isn't?
Like many women, I'm always on the lookout for new safe and amazing cosmetics. What are your favorite paraben-free/phthalate-free or natural beauty products?
Many of the looks from the Fall 2012 couture runway shows earlier this month provided inspiration -- albeit in the form of fantasy -- for fashion-forward brides who have a flair for drama. Here, a look at our favorite wedding-worthy gowns.
Chanel was a woman of great spirit and determination, and it was with this spirit that she was inspired to design a jacket that was not only pleasing on the eyes, but was something women -- and even men -- could feel comfortable in.
Memorial Day is nearly here, and it's time to have some fun! Try a new look at one or all of these stores today! Happy Shopping!