WOW!!! Just got the official fashion report from Paris Fashion Week...it was alot of material to go through... but I am very impressed. OFS really got my vote of confidence... The report shows all of the publications that have either mentioned the collection or will feature it this spring. I must share this with you all because each of you had a huge part in this success. As I lay here in utter pain and as I feel I'll due to the cold temperatures I am torn. I want to continue my career as a medi
Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2016 collection featured beautiful and romantic nature scenes of Japan in spring when peonies, irises and sakura are blooming in the fantastical pastel garden reminiscent of the designer’s sweet childhood memories from his motherland. The typical Shoji type of ethereal elegance and delicate femininity were fully reflected in subtle sheerness, intricate floral embroidery and appliqués embellishments. The gorgeous exceptional violet color literally caught my eye among a
No, this is not a takeoff, this is in fact the real-life edition of the Over spenders it is Guide to Festival Fashion. Former Vogue editor Meredith Melling went to Burning Man and wrote a genuine post about dressing for this occasion. In this event, Melling's chief concern was what to wear: “When Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy is your style saint and on more than one occasion your look is described as 'New England with a bohemian twist,' Burner style can seem like a very distant and daunting prospect"
I just don’t know really where to begin here with this Stephen Burrows piece. Actually I’m not sure how he showed this dress when he created it back in the day… Did he show it as a “bat cape” where the panels are in the back of the dress or did he show this piece with the panels in front of the dress? Either way you slice this, it’s gorgeous beyond words. I’m actually loving showing it with the “bat cape” in back of the dress…. It really doesn’t matter because what does matter is the fact t
Last month, the Niels Bugge Cartoon Award asked illustrators and cartoonists from around the world to submit drawings based on a basis theme: climate. I read this article in the green section of the Huffington Post and my jaw dropped because, these brilliant and talented artists hit it on the head…. Nailed it. I LOVE this quote from the website: “Human beings, as all life on Earth, came from the stars and landed through the ocean,” the contest solicitation read. ”Ocean is our very first f
This Dior vintage gown looks like something Karen Carpenter would have worn. The cropped lace trim bolero jacket with a halter floral pattern gown… I’m not sure if this is late 70′s or early 80′s but it’s in between that’s for sure. I absolutely love the jacket part of this gown… LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT… This 2 piece gown knocked me out of my sockets and left me stranded on the floor for quite some time… You just don’t run across these types of gowns just every month or every year! Floral
You can’t look at this vintage 70′s Guy Laroche silk paisley print blouse without thinking the word “CHIC”… I know you can’t… it’s impossible. When Guy Laroche launched his eponymous couture label in 1957, he had a clear aim in mind: liberating women’s bodies away from the New Look, towards a comfortable, understated elegance both “refined and discreet”. His designs marked decades: creations such as the coat dress and the shirt dress continue to be a staple in women’s wardrobe today. He pa
The Sunday Morning show on CBS with Charles Osgood this past Sunday featured The Green School in Bali and all I kept thinking was “why didn’t I go there?” When you click on The Green School’s website I loved reading their mission statement “Our vision is of a natural, holistic, student-centered learning environment that empowers and inspires our students to be creative, innovative, green leaders.” The Green School is located in Bali, Indonesia, one of the most amazing environments on planet Ea
Weeks ago they pulled 18 pieces from my store DOUBLETAKE for a fashion show called ”A Divine Tribute to Fashionata” a tribute to Rich’s department store. The day the AJC was photographing the photo shoot to cover the event with models from the past, I styled the models for the photo-opt. I handed the AJC “journalist” Nedra Rhones my card and she said she would be contacting me to interview me for the article. Needless to say the “journalist” Nedra never called and the article came out that
Yes I love Ungaro. When you click on the YouTube interview video wait till you see the runway collection from the 80′s.. All those patterns, prints, fabrics are just so sexy & creative. When I look at vintage Ungaro runway collections I think that they are timeless. Any woman could wear his pieces from decades ago because they were perfection from the very beginning… This navy knit wool short sleeve Ungaro is just that perfection….. Enjoy the video and enjoy wearing luxury vintage… I’m Da
Who in their right mind doesn’t love finding a little piece of Pucci? I flipped that’s my reaction to what I did when I first spotted it. I know it’s a pocket handkerchief square but the right girl could use this as a head scarf for sure…. The thrill about shopping green – shopping recycled – shopping second hand is you are shopping smart. Why you ask? Because the world we all live in today manufactures items that have expiration dates on them. You buy items from The Gap, Old Navy, H&M, Za
I don’t know why but the second I saw this gorgeous Valentino LBD I thought ‘wouldn’t Wendy Davis look amazing in this when she becomes Texas next governor’??? I swear to you that’s exactly what I thought, my mind goes in several different directions and it’s hard for me to keep focus! I love this Valentino black velvet top with the zipper sleeves… I love seeing zippers on the sleeve… the skirt part of the dress is a luscious wool fabric. It’s very clean, it’s very simple, it’s very Valentin
There are just so many damn cool things about this Mila Schon 70′s dress I really don’t know where to begin. First lets start by the color… will you just check out the shade of pink… It’s the perfect shade of pink! Then lets go by what the size of this dress is ‘Large’… you know it’s vintage when you see sizing like that. It’s a 4-6 but nowhere near a size large. Then I love the lace up on both sides of the dress and finally what I adore about this dress are the 2 high slits up both sides o
This vintage 90s Oscar de la Renta velvet gown is a show-stopper if ever I’ve seen one. I mean can you just imagine what the woman who originally wore this gown looked like at the event??? It’s just stunning. I love it just a little bit off the shoulders and I love the added bow in the back above the sexy slit. Oscar de la Renta has been designing now for what feels like forever and he’s a designer that I never get bored with. He is always 2 steps ahead of the curb and he really does know
I know here I go again talking about Oscar de la Renta, I think I just love to just hear the name truth be told! This silk 80s Oscar de la Renta 2 piece is still adorable and timeless. I love the pleated skirt but I love seeing women wear pleated skirts. It’s like a throw back to yesterday when women really loved wearing pleats and you saw them often. With the right pair of Tom Ford pointed heel boots this outfit could be dangerous !!! I’m Daniel Troppy your vintage luxury curator!
This Oscar de la Renta 90s LBD (little black dress) is a show stopper if I’ve ever seen one. Just look at the construction of this LBD. It’s so gorgeous and timeless but that’s is what you expect when you find something this grand from Oscar de la Renta. I don’t think a woman can ever have enough little black dresses in her closet…. NEVER. This could look stunning with that red and white polka dot cropped vintage YSL jacket you have already hanging in your closet… Wear a LBD solo or with a
This 80s Hanae Mori silk layered flower dress is stunning. I mean just stunning. The big bold flower print is like wearing a piece of art. Everything about this layered silk 80s dress just says “bring it on” !!! It isn’t everyday that I run into this label but I can tell you this, Hanae Mori is very chic and in the 70s & 80s major movie stars wore this label. This is a chic and sexy dress that I just has many more miles to go before it sleeps… I’m Daniel Troppy your vintage luxury curator
Remember me blabbing about how great hats & scarves as accessories were??? I forgot to mention belts. Yes the belt that was documented for male clothing since the Bronze Age. The Bronze Age was 3 thousand years BC. Saying that you know how long the belt has been around but I don’t think BC or even AD they had fashionable belts like Valentino or St John which was a pity. Can’t you just see all those Romans walking around wearing Valentino sarong with matching Valentino belts??? Everyone nee
I simply don’t run across this label just any old day… Oh no. It’s a label I see but rarely. Norman Hartnell began designing in 1923, working for a London dressmaker. Shortly after opening his own business in 1927 he was showing in Paris. In 1937 he was appointed dressmaker to the Royal Family. He made Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding dress and in 1953 he made her coronation gown. This man is the REAL DEAL…. He started his ready-to-wear in 1942, he died in 1979. This dress just has that rega
I keep having to lift my jaw off the ground on this piece. I mean literally lift it off the ground. This vintage Geoffrey Beene 60′s red halter top pleated gown is a show stopper if I ever seen one. I mean this is something you can easily picture Monroe wearing to dazzle her audience… It’s just stunning. I love pleats especially on a gown! This is a piece I wish I saw more young Hollywood movie stars wear because it’s gorgeous and chic. Geoffrey Beene really does go down as one of Ameri
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