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The 'Joy' of SF Couture

Emillio Mesa | Posted 11.04.2015 | San Francisco
Emillio Mesa

For fashion connoisseurs in San Francisco, the motif of "Celebrating Life Through Fashion," was a welcomed invitation by Joy Venturini Bianchi. For one night only, a retrospective and fund-raiser, featuring a collection of 41 gowns was displayed at Hedge Gallery.

Profile: Sue Wong. Fashion Institution.

Philip David Morton | Posted 10.29.2015 | Style
Philip David Morton

Sue Wong Alchemy & Masquerade 2016 (photo credit: Sam Fu) At the opening night of this fall's Fashion Week L.A., Sue Wong premiered her new 2016 'Al...

The Faithful Shopper: Services I Swear By

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

Manhattan is brimming with all types of services, from high-end repair shops and cleaners to prime restorers and more, to keep all of your luxury and beloved belongings in top shape.

It's All About Zeina Nabulsi, Beirut's Hidden Glamour Gem

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.23.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

I wanted to meet Zeina Nabulsi while she was in Cannes, not only because her Zeynah collections are dreamy and gorgeously made but also because of something beloved Elie Saab wrote about this talented designer, based in Beirut.

96-Year-Old Tao Porchon-Lynch Is 'On Fire' on America's Got Talent

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

GoldGirl's Jewelry Trends to Watch for!

Lauren Kaminsky | Posted 06.11.2015 | Style
Lauren Kaminsky

As I entered the Wynn Hotel's ballroom for The Couture Jewelry Show, my eyes were immediately drawn to the annual plethora of sparkle and shine.

Project Runway's Helen Castillo and Her No-Frills Take on Fashion

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style
Lauren Kruczyk

Recently, Helen Castillo of "Project Runway All Stars" visited Houston for the Vanity event at Henke and Pillot--a fashion event featuring local models, a cocktail hour, live entertainment, giveaways and a runway show viewing with designers.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, Resort 2016

Tanya Caruso | Posted 06.24.2015 | Style
Tanya Caruso

Like most fashionistas the thought of waiting until September for a new fashion week was almost painful. Luckily Australia was able to grace us with new designs during their Resort 2016 shows last week.

Warming Into Spring;Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Jill Lynne

After an arduous winter, New Yorkers are dancing-in-the-streets; colorfully clad, out-&-about, popping into social, cultural and charitable events.

Women in Business Q&A: Dara Lamb

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

In 1982, Dara Lamb founded her company because she couldn't find anything to wear. She was working with her two brothers in their engineering firm at ...

A Tale of Two Cities, from Lincoln Center Plaza to Rana Plaza

Edward Hertzman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Edward Hertzman

There's the fashion industry, and then there's the apparel and textile industry -- the group of people toiling away in garment districts across the world. What I do is not about creating trends; I am creating clothing for the masses.

A Material And A Spiritual Girl

Cameron Silver | Posted 09.28.2014 | Style
Cameron Silver

Lately, the news has been so heavy between the conflicts in Gaza and the Ukraine, the missing Air Malaysian flight, ISIS, Boko Haran and basically anything Monsanto. It's made me question my love of luxury amidst a very depressing time. I've needed to balance the material with the spiritual.

The Most Beautiful Fashion Show We Saw On Twitter This Week

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 07.19.2014 | Style

Leave it to Dolce and Gabbana to convince us to spend an entire paycheck on a flight to Capri. The luxury fashion house debuted its "Alta Moda" ha...

Captivating Cannes!

Emma McQuiston | Posted 07.23.2014 | Style
Emma McQuiston

As always, the Cannes Film Festival has been a sumptuously glamorous gathering of glitteratti. Hair done, nails done, everything did, I jetted off to...

Dream Dolls: Barbie Rétro Chic, an Upcoming Exhibit in Paris

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.09.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

The upcoming show will present a retrospective of the fabulous creations of the most-famous-dolls-of-all, Barbie. From the iconic dresses of the 1960s to the haute couture gowns, the fashionistas' outfits always echoed the sense of style of women over the World, in small sizes. Little girls knew what they were doing!

Nobody Gets To Wear Couture Right Off The Runway... Except For One Star

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style

The difference between couture and regular runway clothing is that couture is "made to measure," i.e. not mass-produced for stores. If someone likes a...

Something Magical Happened At The Couture Shows In Paris This Week

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style

Haute couture is the least accessible segment of fashion -- if Forever 21 is on one end of the attainability spectrum, couture is all the way on the o...

Designing Woman Loree Rodkin

Yvonna Russell | Posted 03.11.2014 | Style
Yvonna Russell

Photos courtesy of Gabriel Machado, from the studio Machado Cicala Morassut in Argentina. Maybe Candace Bushnell could write a more adventurous femm...

The Red Dress

Golriz Moeini | Posted 03.01.2014 | Style
Golriz Moeini

This particular dress might have been purchased on one of her travels with my grandfather, or from a posh boutique in pre-war Tehran.

Celebrity Custom Couture for A-Listers and Common Folks

Hope Gainer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Style
Hope Gainer

Celebrities like Katy Perry and Paula Abdul have found Ema Savahl and adorned her conversation-piece dresses. It has been a grass roots, organic approach without a huge PR machine behind her.

A Conversation With Style Icon Farida Khelfa

Blue Carreon | Posted 10.06.2013 | Style
Blue Carreon

With the revival of the house of Schiaparelli in motion, I talk to Farida Khelfa -- model, muse to many designers, and now the ambassador of Schiaparelli -- about being well-dressed, Botox and the unending search for happiness.

Karl Lagerfeld X Welton London

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 09.21.2013 | Style
Emily Elyse Miller

This October Karl Lagerfeld will not only invade your closet but also your home. Lagerfeld has recently signed a licensing agreement with Welton London to capture the aroma of one of fashion's most iconic couture houses.

Steak Wrapping Paper for Grade-A Gift-Giving

Foodiggity | Posted 07.18.2013 | Taste

The only gift-wrapping paper you'll ever need.

Gaultier Fashion Feud Heats Up

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.08.2013 | Style

For such a beautiful industry, fashion can sure get ugly. Jean Paul Gaultier, fashion designer and French couturier, has unofficially declared guer...

Wild Paris Couture Looks You Should NOT Try At Home

Posted 07.04.2013 | Style

Haute couture is gorgeous, intricate, extravagant... and generally not intended for regular use. The fashions that have paraded down the runways of Pa...