Karl’s Leading Ladies

Karl Lagerfeld’s Oscar Red Carpet Gowns tell a fashion story that is part of the Oscar red carpet history and of a cultural lexicon of Chanel fashion that has permeated our culture. It is with great sadness that the world mourns the death of a man who seemed literally, so ageless. From afar his irascible…

Discover Organic Fragrances: Henry Rose

The New Organic Fragrance collection by Michelle Pfeiffer. HENRY ROSE, named for the line up of creations approved by Ms. Pfeiffer are offered in full sizes and you can sample the collection for a mere $20.00 plus shipping. It is a nice way to be introduced to her collection and this is just what I…

Versailles: Fashion Trends for the Ages

Popular culture often hints at trends and moods or ideas that influence fashion. The show VERSAILLES now on NETFLIX is a unique viewpoint into the court of Louis 14th at Versailles during the years before the French Revolution (and two kings) afterwards. Versailles should be on everyone’s list who is a fashionista, or history buff….

A Day at the Museum: Wardrobe Wizardry at FIDM

Film Costumes at FIDM – Academy Award Nominated Films and the 2019 Season Taking an ART & CULTURE tour of Downtown LA? This is a great stop for everyone in the whole family. The first time I saw a costume exhibit was in England at an ancient castle on a tour (I was still in…

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

  Awards season has brought with it the well dressed and well turned out gentlemen of the A-List on Hollywood’s red carpets. This year the guys have stepped it up on the redcarpet and made use of their swoon worthy looks in a variety of tuxedo looks that ranged from the classical to the updated…

Rose Intense Limited Edition Collection: Romance is in the Air at DIPTYQUE

“What’s in a Name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”.    William Shakespeare The Rose Fragrance collection from “DIPTYQUE” the French fragrance company blooms this Valentines Day for a brief and glorious time. If you have never considered a rose fragrance before, this is your moment. The…

Shoulders are the New Black

  SAG Awards Red Carpet Review: 2019 The 25th Anniversary of the SAG AWARDS brought back my memory of doing the very first version of the award show before its zenith in popularity and fashionable buzz. Yes, the awards show started small and now the SAG red carpet is one of the most popular in…

Hideous Joys of Hallmark Channel Holiday Fashion and the secret sauce.

Second only to the popularity of the HALLMARK Channel’s Holiday Line up, the fashion is a throwback to a simpler time and created uniquely to mimic a holiday card or family photos. Production values have improved and certainly there is more attention paid to the fashions of the stars and leading actors in the shows….

Message in a Bottle: Kathryn Hammett Pioneer Fashion Disrupter

One of the fashion’s most unique and outspoken women, Kathryn Hammett was at one point running a huge business worldwide in the 1980s.  Her realization that her vendors, supply chain and suppliers were contributing to the pollution and labor issues of the industry, closed her business.  She realized that her contribution to this pollution was…

YSL: The MUSEE in PARIS

Visit the current Exhibit by YSL inspired by ORIENTALIST styles in Paris at the YSL MUSEUM

TRAGIC BEAUTY: McQUEEN

A documentary film about the designer ALEXANDER MCQUEEN What can you say about a terrible genius, seer and fashion icon who had already become a legend in his own time before he sadly ended his life? To watch this film is to enter the life, times and mind of the creator who has not only…