Oscar de la Renta

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta - 1932-2014
"He makes a woman look like a woman, feel like a woman, feel like a princess".
-Diane Von Furstenburg.

Yesterday, another era of American fashion ended with Oscar de la Renta passing away last night. 
There are hundreds of articles about him today in all media around the world and I decided to post some of the most interesting bits and pieces about the designer.

The designer was also known for always speaking his mind, courting controversy in a world where most designers' interactions with the public are carefully PR-managed. When Michelle Obama wore a J.Crew cardigan to meet Queen Elizabeth in 2009, de la Renta told WWD, "You don't ... go to Buckingham Palace in a sweater." Two years later, he took the First Lady to task yet again for wearing Alexander McQueen to a Chinese state dinner. Again speaking to WWD, he said, "My understanding is that the visit was to promote American-Chinese trade — American products in China and Chinese products in America. Why do you wear European clothes?" - The Cut

He splashed onto the political scene with the silk boatneck dresses favored by then-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Though Kennedy was often remembered as a fashion trailblazer, de la Renta’s role in creating her image—and that of American women in the swingin’ ‘60s—should not be ignored. The fitted bodices splaying out into full skirts kicked off a decade of iconoclastic rebellion in fashion while preserving a unique sense of American tradition within folds of taffeta. - The Atlantic

Throughout his life, he emanated a joie de vivre that made him seem as if he had it all. “If my life were to end now, I would have no regrets,” he said on his 40th birthday, as recounted in “The Fashion Makers,” a 1978 survey of U.S. designers. “I’ve lived every day to the fullest, and I’ve had a marvelous time. I’ve tried to be nice to the people I care about, and ignore the ones I don’t. I enjoy what I’ve done.” - The Washington Post

Perfect Brunch Outfit for the Fall

Friday, October 17, 2014

Perfect Brunch Outfit for the Fall

Perfect Brunch Outfit for the Fall 

Are you ready for the weekend? I really am. It has been quite a week! 
For most of the New Yorkers I know, Sunday tradition equals brunch. Looking at the weather forecast for this weekend, it will be still possible to lounge outside with your favorite super warm scarf, preferably in any shades of grey.

For a perfect city chic weekend look, you need a great pair of shoes and if there is one investment buy worth it, this pair of Dolce & Gabbana black brogues are worth a splurge. They will be perfect match for grey distressed jeans as well as wool loose pants so much in this season.

The crock leather bag from Zara, that I spotted on Elin Kling's blog is a great deal and looks like a designer piece.

Finish your look with elegant manly shirt and your weekend city look will rock your brunch this weekend!

Please share your favorite weekend outfit ideas for any occassion!
Enjoy your weekend!

October Inspirations

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October is here, so it is time for monthly inspirations. My definite color of this Fall is grey; in all its beautiful shades from heather to dark forged iron. All I want to wear are amazing cashmere, alpaca, merino wool sweaters with skirts and elegant sweatpants.

Even bags this fall/winter season are cozy; being made from materials such as wool and shearling. My personal choice is felt! Check this amazing bag collection from Poland; I am sure you will find something you like!

I am satisfying my fashion history hunger with amazing memoir of Cecil Beaton's "The Glass of Fashion". His memory, eye for beauty, immaculate attention to details and witty sense of humor makes it such a delightful book for rainy Autumn days.

If you need to wake up your creative side, please check out the amazing graffiti by Etam Collective.
Maybe some of you can help me with finding the name of the British children book illustrator (cat with umbrella below). I found it on Pinterest and that totally forgot who it was and I love cat illustrations!

Cecil Beaton

Wool Felt Bag - Moo Studio


Cozy In Grey Sweater

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