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Elegant Dressing - Italian Style Winter Collection

Elegant Dressing - Italian Style Winter Collection

Italian Style Winter Collection

Mati Cianci, a close girlfriend who lives in Rome with her family is visiting New York this week with her trunk-show, Italian Style Winter Collection.  Mati is showing a finely edited selection of elegant jackets, dresses, knitwear, shawls, leather bags and accessories made by artisans from around the globe.

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Elegant Dressing - The White Series

Elegant Dressing - The White Series

The White Series...

It's January 2015 and time to start afresh, make new resolutions and promise to commit to improve whatever we deem lacking in ourselves and/or our lives.  Nothing says fresh new start quite like white.  In this and the following posts are some of the inspired turns white has taken for January.  This morning I read in the Times that two high fashion retails stores, The Webster, Miami Beach and Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche, Paris have launched a designer collaboration series all white collection.  As Hilary Moss explains, it's a Bon Marche tradition since January 1873, when the store's owner Aristide Boucicaut stocked a selection of snow-hued garments to fill his shelves following the holiday shopping season.

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Elegant Dressing - Holiday Style

Elegant Dressing - Holiday Style

It's the holiday season with invitations to all manner of events, some formal, some not so much.    What to wear that looks sufficiently festive and can the outfit(s) be worn to more than one event?  These are the questions I ponder as I look through my closet. The very good news is that the sales have begun and most things from the Fall/Winter season are now on sale.  Looking through the clothing lines of some of the designers, one that I feel strikes just the right note is from Diane Von Furstenberg.  

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Elegant Dressing - Inspiring Collections for Fall/Winter 2014 Part l

Elegant Dressing - Inspiring Collections for Fall/Winter 2014 Part l

Inspiring Collections for Fall/Winter 2014

PART I

For me, there were two exceptional collections for this Fall/Winter - one being Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta.  There were no jackets or pants, just fabulous dresses, skirts, sweaters and coats.  On the face of it the clothes looked very simple, but it was all in the details of exceptional cut, fit and fabric.  The length was below the knee and hems gave a lovely swish when moving, without an excess of volume.  The graphic patterns and color combinations kept the looks fresh, yet very elegant. Take a look...

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