As you know, dear readers, j’adore travel…especially when it brings me new fashion friends–and even more so when I can introduce them to all of you in Santa Fe. On my last walkabout in Miami, where I fled to escape the junipers and their devil spawn pollen, I was literally stopped by the windows of a store in the Design District. Thankfully, the store was open and I was saved from a charge of breaking and entering. The store? MRKT Duex http://www.mrktdeux.com/Read More
As many of you loyals know, we kinda blew the walls off in Santa Fe last fall with our professionally-produced high-wattage fashion show. Similar to labor and delivery, I’ve now forgotten the hard bits and only remember the amazing night it was…and I want more!Read More
“I don’t know why some people treat fashion like it’s a shallow interest; I think all the decisions that go into a garment are so closely related to all the decisions that come with applying paint to a canvas. I see fashion as being a very high art form…You’ve got to play with fashion and push it around and be a bit fearless with it. Ultimately, I think those that do make for the most exciting dressers.”
— Louise Olsen, ArtistRead More
As the demand that shopping be a fun experience grows stronger every day of this season, so does the opportunity to combine the social and the satorial here in our beautiful Santa Fe. One recent show demonstrated how to get it done, combining gorgeous and unique jewelry with a range of beautiful clothing…all while eating mini cupcakes and sipping champers.
Once again this year I had THE BEST TIME soaking up the considerable creativity mojo at the Recycled Fashion Show here in Santa Fe. If you haven’t been, it’s a must to put on your repurposed-bucket list. Not only is the fashion show beyond creative and often inspiring, the vendors that are also there are a bunch of cool folk selling their even cooler creations.Read More
As I sat here with the task of writing my Wednesday blog I searched for my way back to witty clothing commentary. Everything felt glib to me after the devastation of what happened in the city that has my heart: Paris.
And then I read today’s New York Times editorial, “Embracing French Art and Fashion as Counterattack,” by Vanessa Friedman.Read More
Last week two of my very favorite things merged: a road trip and world-class fashion. I emptied out all my change jars and hit the highway to Phoenix, where the Arizona Costume Institue of the Phoenix Art Museum was opening it’s show “The White Shirt According to Me, Gianfranco Ferré.”
Photo courtesy of Zimbio.com
In the last few weeks, the world of fashion has had a lot to talk about with the exodus of three designers from some of the most prestigious brands in the world. Yesterday, not even a week since Raf Simons shocked us with his departure from a stellar tenure at Dior, Alber Elbaz left Lanvin, the oldest surviving French fashion house, where he has been for fourteen years. This comes mere weeks after the house of Balenciaga waved goodbye to the seething talent of Alexander Wang.
About a month before the Santa Fe Street fashion show, back when I was taking full breaths and getting mani/pedis, I had the best time interviewing one of the founders of L.A. Eyeworks, Gai Gherardi. I met her early one morning before her trunk show at Ojo Optique, cup ‘o joe in my hand, almost fully conscious. I opened both eyes…and then I saw her. It was fashion love on sight..a profusion of color that made me feel dullsville, not to mention the envy effect of that hipster punk hair of hers:Read More
In our continuing coverage of the work available through our partners who helped make the Santa Fe Street Fashion Show such a wonderful night, I decided not to break my handbag stream-of-consciousness, and feature just a couple of the bags that were on the runway–a tiny sample of what is to be found at Real Deal Collection.