KAFTAN OR TUNIC?
As the temperature climbs during the summer months, thoughts turn to looks that are breezy, loose and relaxed. Kaftans, thanks to the current '70s bohemia trend are back. Whenever I think of a kaftan I see Elizabeth Taylor, Queen of the Kaftan, who seemed to me at least, to be wearing them constantly for all occasions, formal and otherwise. Because they're full length and often billowy, there's scale and proportion to consider, as none of us want to look overwhelmed by yards of fabric and beading. Read More
Peter Copping, who Oscar de la Renta chose to succeed him presented his first collection this week, just three months after taking on the role of artistic director. Previously, he was at Nina Ricci for five years as artistic director. Mr Copping managed to balance the de la Renta sensibility without being overly reverential, while subtly introducing his own. He has moved the design house forward, making it more youthful and contemporary while maintaining the elegance, meticulous details and luxurious fabrics. Read More
Some inspiring ideas to help celebrate Valentine's weekend. Seduce your significant other with candles, lingerie, flowers, desserts or better yet, jewelry. Read More
Oscar de la Renta
Yesterday morning I woke up to the very sad news that one of my favorite fashion designers, Oscar de la Renta, died yesterday with complications from cancer at his home in Connecticut at the age of 82. Read More