New York Designers Look to Heavens & Earth for SS 2016

By In Categories Designers, Featured, NYFW, Spring/Summer, Trends
Givenchy SS16 Easy, modern elegance took center stage at New York Fashion Week, calling to mind all things contemplative, from the air and sky to the earth. Designers took inspiration from all things mystical from quiet musings to meditation, a modern nod to the mysticism of the ‘70s. The counterbalance of masculine and feminine started in the Fall 2015 collections, was reflected in elegant lingerie looks straight from the boudoir, noteworthy at Riccardo Tisci’s transformative Givenchy show, held at sunset at the site of 911  – silk satin smoking jackets and tuxedo style

NYFW: Pantone Reveals Spring 16 Colors

By In Categories Featured, Spring/Summer, Trends
With the return to school, college or jobs, the summer and Labor Day already seemingly fade from memory. But if you’re looking for something “more tranquil” or relaxing, look no further than the Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Color Report from Pantone, the internationally recognized color authority. Pantone once again debuted its Fashion Color Report yesterday, listing the top colors of the spring season: Rose Quartz, Peach Echo, Serenity, Snorkel Blue, Buttercup, Limpet Shell, Lilac Gray, Fiesta, Iced Coffee, Green Flash. Nicole Miller Sketch

A Tropical Heat Wave of Style

By In Categories Featured, From Our Travels, Spring/Summer, Style Tips, Trends
“We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave…” More and more , affluent consumers are heading to exotic locations on their getaways. According to a study released today by Virtuoso, the international travel agency, elite travelers hope to have fun in the sun in places such as French Polynesia, which has had a 91% increase in luxury travelers in one year. Whether you’re in Bali, Boston or Bakersfield, the high heat of summer turns our thoughts to attire that reflects the tropics. Not to mention looks that look cool and keep us cool as well. Carolina Herrer

Tennis Anyone?

By In Categories Designers, Featured, News, Spring/Summer, Style Tips, Trends
As an avid tennis enthusiast like many others, I watched Wimbledon intently and in particular the women’s finals with champion, Serena Williams, and her worthy, young competitor, Spaniard, Gabine Muguruza. In addition to offering superb, world class tennis, both competitors wore eye-catching jewelry, in particular delicate karat gold necklaces, Serena’s, a diamond circlet on a choker length chain, Gabine, a double strand gold chain style. Perhaps, this is the start of a new trend, the tennis necklace, which plays into the athletic attire that many women are wearing as their

French Twist

By In Categories Designers, Featured, Spring/Summer, Style Tips
It’s time to plan a great escape to a far flung destination. If you like the appeal of rugged coastlines, ancient forts and lush villas, luxury yachts and rustic fishing ports, set your sights on the Cote d’Azure in the south of France. From Nice to Cannes to Cap Ferrat and St. Tropez, each resort town offers its own form of Gallic charm, glamour and entertainment. Plan your escape with the perfect French inspired chic wardrobe in – red white and blue – the colors of the French flag – perfect fare for Americans and Francophiles. These are cities that know how to pl

Bold Bright Summer Color

By In Categories Designers, Featured, Spring/Summer, Style Tips, Trends
In a painter’s palette of bright color, designers have upped than the ante this summer with unexpected hues in unusual pairings drawn from the colors almost over the rainbow. We boldly embrace the whole new color spectrum and its slightly offbeat color combinations. These beyond the rainbow inspired hues are turned out for work, play or every time in between, in new, modern combinations, the perfect replacement for summer basics. Like an explosion of color at a fireworks display, we’re seeing aqua paired with red, royal blue with orange and magenta with navy, as well as sol