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December 2011

CHRISTIAN DIOR’s Artist-in-Residence: BIL DONOVAN

Bil Donovan :: Self Portrait Fashion illustrator, author and educator BIL DONOVAN has lengthened his long and illustrious résumé with the distinct honor of being the first and only artist-in-residence for the iconic house of Dior. He also serves as brand ambassador for Christian Dior Beauty. Which is where I come into the sketch: After […]

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November 2011

DAPHNE GUINNESS: Vive la différence

Photograph by René Habermacher Love or hate the fearless style of Daphne Guinness [by the way, "fearless" could translate quite literally when you see the heel-less platforms she deftly balances on]–her individualistic, oft-times extreme, fashion sense has made her an icon in the industry. Avant-garde designers live to dress her, or rather transform her, and […]

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November 2011

iPAD: Accessories for the Fashionable Techie

For the fashionable techie, I’ve gathered the intel on some off-the-beaten-path accessories, from high to low $$$ and from useful to aesthetically pleasing–yet purposeful–for your iPad.  Nothing like kicking off with an ooooh, la la luxe moment:  The Chanel iPad case in the signature quilted, caviar-colored leather: $1,555. Like to read your iPad in bed […]

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November 2011

STOCK UP: A Must-Have Winter Accessory

Stockings and tights get their due for the warmth factor this time of year. But consider that this one simple-stylish-add-that-you-can-find-nearly-everywhere accessory easily changes the look of your winter skirt or frock. I’m jumping right in with Wolford, one of the most luxurious brands of stockings out there. If you haven’t seen these before, wait ‘til […]

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November 2011

Gear Up

I’m not sure when it happened but it is in fact November. With the holidays dangerously close it might be time to start planning for a little Zen, even get a jump on that New Year’s resolution you know you’re gonna make. Let’s face it, often times the best motivator is to gear up and […]

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October 2011

BRAIDS: Not Just For Little Girls Anymore

If you haven’t heard, I’m here to tell you that braids have made a comeback, and in a major way.  I kid you not.  How’d they get here?  Well, I suspect it was Jennifer Aniston’s headband braid on the red carpet for the Academy Awards a couple of years ago. But these aren’t your seventh […]

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October 2011

TIES + TRENDS: For Men

In many ways I think guys have it easier when it comes to style and dress. In others, it takes some thought and a little creativity with accoutrements for the modern man to increase his fashion bandwidth.   Here, the founder and chairman of Paul Smith, Sir Paul Smith, shares 1:39 of insight on how to […]

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October 2011

SOCIAL STUDIES: Style in Sarasota

Welcome to the first installment of Social Studies: Style in Sarasota–fashion inspiration by real people in real time.  And! We’re not just at parties anymore–we’re looking for you on the street.  Meet my fellow style spotter, Cat Pennenga. She’s a talented photog and art director with a creative eye who also directs, produces and styles […]

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October 2011

Animal Instincts: Expert Instruction on How To Double Cat-Eye

OK, so before I launch into the "Double-Cat-Eye-How-To" by Anne Schumacher, I really want to share a bit about her incredibly cool qualification as our instructor. Not only did she work at Bloomingdale’s in NYC as resident makeup artist and fragrance specialist in the private shopping service, Anne apprenticed, for more than four years, with […]

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September 2011

Collaboration Nation

If you love a good shopportunity like me, then pay close attention to the collections below, created by celebs and designers. Seems like you can’t swing a stiletto these days without hitting a store that’s advertising a collaboration with someone famous…and, my friends, that’s where the stylish deals come in. By the way, I’d love […]

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