Scenes Of A Rustic Summer

Seasonal scents of jasmine and honeysuckle invade the air. The sun unravels its rays over scenes of cobblestones and faded wrought iron gates. And while fireflies take to the black cashmere sky, nightly warm breezes accompany and push laughter wafting from festivities even further across the panorama. And in those countryside estates or villas in…

Palatial Pools Around The World

For the longest time, summer has been synonymous to escapes of elation & relaxation, aquamarine waters & abundant sunshine. And for anyone who resides in a city, vacations are a necessity. It’s the time to retreat to exotic locations on the globe & claim sanctuary in lands ruled by the emperor sun. The invitations are…

Art Talk With Artist Pablo Piatti

Having an affinity for nature and art, artist Pablo Piatti enjoys molding the two together while being creative. It’s an infantile curiosity that blossoms into an artistic display of maturity. A well-spoken gentleman and based in Antwerp, Belgium, he creates intelligence at the speed of colorful brushstrokes. It’s pure talent. And while waiting for spring…

Clouds & Versace

Being a part of the elite isn’t just about sitting in fancy airport lounges anymore, sipping champagne or eating snacks while being surrounded by a makeshift living room. Everyone can do that now. Pay a few extra dollars or accrue enough frequent flyer miles & the velvet rope vanishes. Boring. Imagine combining  a love for…

Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

You slowly turn the knob and push open the door. The morning’s beauty caresses your face as you step out onto the balcony to be welcomed by the land of berets & accordion music. There, in the corner, awaits a small table set for two. Croissants, slices of cheese, jam, homemade butter, and an array…

Schlosshotel Kronberg

Anyone who has ever hoped to attend a royal wedding but was left uninvited, worry not. For the jetsetter who seeks to bask in regal beauty, options are available. Always. Nestled at the top of the countryside of Kronberg & flanked by a picturesque 18-hole golf course, there stands one of the most impressive German…

Furniture of Statement by Clive Christian

As years progress, the one personal detail called style has slowly become obsolete. Yes, that’s quite right. Style has become the filler, the accomplice of something much more important: your statement pieces. Whether they are shoes or jewelry or words of wisdom, making a statement & being unique has become highly prioritized in today’s society. It’s all…

New York Fashion Week: Delpozo – Spring|Summer 2015

At one time or another there has always been the discussion as to whether or not fashion is art. Today, we might be able to put the topic to rest with Delpozo for Spring|Summer 2015. This reviewer has always cast a wary eye on his collections, but now is convinced that Mr. Josep Font shows the industry that…

New York Fashion Week: Oscar de la Renta – Spring|Summer 2015

It flowed, it teased… It enticed, it defined… …these are several elements that evoked from Mr. Oscar de la Renta’s latest collection, the one for Spring|Summer 2015 to be precise. One can tell that it’s tastefully and skillfully created, a prime example of feminine sophistication. What else could one expect from a designer whose career has…

Runway Spotlight: Bouquets of Flowers, Black|White Brushstrokes & Patches of Sheer

Countless designers, artistic similarities. Here are several trends for Spring|Summer 2015 from New York Fashion Week.   Runway Spotlight: Bouquets of Flowers Carolina Herrera | Dennis Basso | Monique Lhuillier       Runway Spotlight: Black|White Brushstrokes Sally LaPointe | Donna Karan | Ralph Rucci         Runway Spotlight: Patches of Sheer Lela…

New York Fashion Week: Sally LaPointe – Spring|Summer 2015

Straying from the seasonal stereotypical, designer Ms. Sally LaPointe went to trod her own path to make Spring|Summer 2015 sans a plethora of hues or florals. Instead, she went for more chic: a color palette of black and white. Taking inspiration of a conservative and classic goddess, Ms. LaPointe designed a majority of the collection…

New York Fashion Week: Christian Siriano – Spring|Summer 2015

There is an unlikely contender for outstanding achievement in a seasonal collection and that would be Christian Siriano. Isn’t it strange that the young gentleman who everyone thought was an erratic designer is turning out to be the cream of the crop? The offering for Spring|Summer 2015 is at all times quite sophisticated and very tasteful….

New York Fashion Week: Honor – Spring|Summer 2015

Every once in a while during Fashion Week a collection comes along that leaves one slightly perplexed and unsure. Do you like or dislike it? Does it intrigue or is it confusion? One studies the pictures, looks at the entire collection and then clicks out of the window once finished. Then he goes back and…

An Overview of Autumn|Winter 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC

If I had to use one word to describe the Autumn|Winter 2014 season at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I would use the word changes. The months and weeks leading up to NYFW caused a lot of change. Alexander Wang had announced plans to show in Brooklyn, organizers added the Hub at Hudson venue to the mix…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Carolina Herrera – Autumn|Winter 2014

For the latter part of 2014, designer Ms. Carolina Herrera disclosed her latest page from her volume on elegance. An amorous poet of visual precision, she’s an artist who evokes romanticism and dictates refinement to her audience. Evident that it was written with fashion’s version of a fountain pen, the collection’s calligraphy is of proper style,…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Ralph Rucci – Autumn|Winter 2014

Sticking to the program of discussing venue before clothes, this season Ralph Rucci opted to show in his palatial new showroom on West 26th Street. The upside was that one could reach out and touch the clothes & get very personal with them, the downside was that the audience was abbreviated from its usual huge grouping that…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Georgine – Autumn|Winter 2014

When it comes to fashion, New York City is home to some of the most successful designers in the world, designers whose empires extend to every hemisphere. Having always been fertile soil in nurturing entrepreneurship, the city is also renowned for being an incubator to emerging designers, to the powerful talent of tomorrow. And this…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Dennis Basso – Autumn|Winter 2014

At the shake of his hand as if rolling dice, Mr. Dennis Basso scattered jewels unto the runway as his Autumn|Winter 2014 collection gracefully presented itself in an array of regal colors. Crocodile cuffs, sable trenches, and embellishments added their own charisma. At this point, it’s quite blatant that Mr. Dennis Basso is entrenched in his…