Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Rolando Santana – Autumn|Winter 2014

One of the most exciting parts of attending Fashion Week season after season is watching the evolution of a brand and its designer. And for designer Rolando Santana, the change was visible from his previous seasons: theme, fabrics, and tailoring. The color palette; in a somber mood of gray, black & white; perfectly aligned with…

Maison Moschino | Milan

Dominated by Via Montenapoleone like Paris is by Avenue Montaigne, Milan is known to be one of the fashion capitals of the world. A city that is a master creator of design & beauty, it is home to many contemporary lifestyle names & legendary fashion houses. And for the Milanese, sophistication is a part of their…

Brushstrokes: Artist Jean-Georges Béraud

Renowned for his visual preservation of Paris’ decadent Belle Époque era, artist Jean-George Béraud captured the daily life of the bon vivant. Fashion, elegance & class, no detail was forgotten. Below are several of his exquisite masterpieces, depicting not only the extravagances of the affluent but as well as the ‘perfection’ of a more simpler life with…

The Lost Art: Proper Social Etiquette – New York City

Etiquette could be defined as a set of rules by which one considers the needs and wishes of others first. Rather like an extension of the Golden Rule: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Bearing this in mind, one concludes New Yorkers are, by and large, not a religious lot….

An Overview of Spring|Summer 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC

From the obscure to the mainstays, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is always fashionable in an unexpected way through its bevy of shows. From one season to another, these designers always leave an impression. Below, are some highlights from the week: BCBG Max Azria | A key player from day one, BCBG Max Azria gave you the…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC: Naeem Khan – Spring|Summer 2014

A pocket of blooming flowers in a secret garden, Mr. Naeem Khan’s Spring|Summer 2014 collection had much to reveal about the power of love. And there’s much to be said about that, whether client or creator, for a person without passion is a person without a soul. Undeniably, it’s captivating. With that, Mr. Khan showed…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC: Jason Wu – Spring|Summer 2014

One of the things that always attracts me to Jason Wu is knowing that the clothes will be almost perfectly rendered and will befit a runway presentation. This season was no different. As always, the clothes are beautifully made and actually look like they have been fitted to a model!! The color palette, as Spring usually dictates,…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC: Ralph Rucci – Spring|Summer 2014

One issue with a designer of this caliber is that every season, you expect to see brilliance and so when it is delivered, you feel satisfied in knowing that there is such a thing as consistency in the ever changing world of fashion. Ralph Rucci has always said that his journey and body of work are evolutionary…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC: Delpozo – Spring|Summer 2014

Just like with anything else in life, the path less trodden proves to be far more exciting than the one that has been stampeded by many; it’s the addicting thrill of discovering something or someone new. Fashion is not an exception. One of the most rewarding moments of attending Fashion Week is the unexpected designer, the…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC: Monique Lhuillier – Spring|Summer 2014

Every season, one can only wonder what Ms. Monique Lhuillier will conjure for her dedicated followers, her cult of ladies that yearn for looks that flirt between elegance and relevance. The Spring|Summer 2014 collection debuted with pieces in colorful guipure lace, something reminiscent of and most notably incorporated in fairly recent Valentino collections. Splashed with color, it…

Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow

For the jetsetters who search for elegance & luxury, Moscow has been showing up on their radars for the last several years or so. The capital of Russia, dripping with wealth & beautiful architecture, has attracted world travelers from every part of the globe. And on the corner where Balchug Street connects with Sadovnicheskaya Street, on an island downtown…