The highlight so far was connecting with people who have true passion for their craft. The Chambre Monegasque de La Mode works very hard to make their fashion week especially welcoming.
The Bellevue from the terrace of the Cafe de Paris can’t be beat- and despite language barriers, the conversations were lively as they were insightful.
Mario Boselli, above, spoke representing the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. He spoke of Milan’s continued success within the Beautiful and Well Made ready to wear garment sector, he then advised me personally to go to Shanghai. It’s such an inspiration to see a well-educated and articulate woman speak of her national history and its influence on post-modern fashion: Olga Egorova representing the Caspian region poised above, center. Myself: not as poised but petite and energized nonetheless. Next photo, the creator of Caspian Fashion Week, left, and designer Nezha on the right are elegant and charming.
In Time for Earth Day:
Chain bracelet in crochet wool with silk covered button: available with pink silk thread or natural ivory & gold colorway. $75 plus tax & shipping.
Fringe Earrings, $88 +tax & shipping
If you always wanted a custom cocktail dress or gown made just for you, this week is your last chance to get one by me! Secure your consultation with a $200 deposit now. The fee, applied towards your order, secures your meeting with the designer to take measurements and provide a quick sketch of your order. Dresses range from $800 – $2400 and all orders will be completed by May 31.
The deadline to put your order in and pay in full is April 24, after which I will no longer be available to design custom gowns for my New York Clientele.
The climbing support for slow fashion recently is giving us hope; however, it’s not cohesive in its direction.
Some say, “Why shell out for a unique garment when it’s noticeable that you wear it again?” to them, I paraphrase David Byrne, “When you wear the same outfit, people recognize you.” And look at him now.
Which brings us to the basics. They’re a great backdrop for jewelry, and a crisp white shirt definitely has its appeal, but it’s also dangerous.
What happens when someone gestures wildly at your statement necklace, glass of Shiraz in hand? Suddenly your investment piece becomes your favorite pajamas!
It depends on the individual, yet I recall my first job merchandising at Nordstrom where we separated the displays into “Basic,” and “Fashion.” The two did not mix on the sales floor. We proudly placed the Fashion items facing forward. This was to draw the thrill seekers in hopes to enrapture them in the latest and greatest Ready to Wear had to offer. Further back in the store, we grudgingly put out the basic items, more or less out of obligation.