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February 2012

Trend Report :: NYFW FALL 2012

Grab a cuppa for my at-a-glance, what-to-covet trend summary of the just-wrapping New York Fashion Week for Fall 2012. There’s some good news for those of us shirking the color trend by staying steadfast to pitch black (I think they call this chromophobia…) – white is hot but black and white paired = hotter!  For […]

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February 2012

VALENTINES DAY GIFTS: For Her

As promised, a few gifts to steal her heart, just in time for Valentine’s Day… Going for the big points?  Well, I’ll just keep this simple:  Enable her shoe addiction.  But boys, an important bit of info here–be sure to ask if her size translates differently with the shoe brand you’ve got your eye on.  […]

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February 2012

Valentine’s Day Gifts :: For Him

If your heart’s desire is to give your beau a gift other than a timepiece or briefcase, then I’ve got a couple ideas to spread the love–all for under $200. Shopping for the ladylove in your life? Stay tuned–a Valentine’s Day list for her arrives next Friday, just in time. Here’s something for the guy […]

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January 2012

MOVIE NIGHT :: Fashionable Flicks

You’ve seen the Sex and the City films 23 times (each), as well as Devil Wears Prada, and find yourself yearning for the days when we had Carrie Bradshaw to look to for weekly style fix.  Well, consider this a back-up plan when you need some sartorial inspiration. A reference list of fashionable flicks is […]

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January 2012

IT’S AN APP, APP WORLD :: 19 Cool Apps You Should Know

Don’t you just love when a friend tips you off to a new smartphone app?  It’s almost like an E.F. Hutton moment…so, if you have room for another app or three, or just want a deterrent from your to-do list, here are a few apps that you should know: My Picks: Flixster :: Get show […]

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January 2012

SEE FOR YOURSELF: Spectacles

Here’s permission: Go ahead. Make a spectacle out of yourself.  Listen to me, friend, there’s no better time to upgrade those specs and leave the contacts on the shelf–because, if you haven’t noticed, it’s cool to be a nerd. Especially if you hit the retro styles for a modern vintage vibe. For years the ophthalmologically […]

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January 2012

STARTING TO CLICK : RCAD Fashion Photogs

Shannon Soule If you’ve been following this blog you probably know by now that I love a good collaboration, especially when it comes to fashion and art. Tip of the hat to Terry McKee, who coordinated a five-pronged collab for a Nuovo Salon Group and Saks Fifth Avenue combined anniversary celebration, benefitting the Sarasota Museum […]

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December 2011

Q & A with Nick Von K

It’s rarely heard that a young guy takes up an age-old, dying artisan craft, let alone with passion. But modern journeyman Nick Klarwill launched his unisex Nick Von K line in September 2010 and has experienced the steady arc of success in just a couple years in the market, which includes collaborating with Nicole Miller. […]

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December 2011

TONGUE TIED: Designer Pronunciation Key

Parlez-vous fashion? If you’ve been avoiding an haute couture [oat ko-tour] purchase because you fear a fashion mis-statement, then follow along for a phonetic tutorial.  No need to memorize the lot…you’ll always be able to find this list stored in our post archives, just to the right of this blog, as a long-term reference guide. […]

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December 2011

AN UNMENTIONABLE DILEMMA: Does Your Bra Fit?

Is there something you want to get off your chest? Then come sit by me on the couch, ‘cause we’re gonna have an Oprah moment. Tell me, does your bosom have intimacy issues with your bra? If you chalk up an ill-fitting brassiere to body changes or dread strapping into the torture chamber – thinking […]

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