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June 2011

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Louboutin at the Louvre?

While some of us may think of designer footwear as high art, Christian Louboutin took the notion to a whole other level with his Fall 2011 lookbook. Shot by renowned photographer Peter Lippman, the images reinvent classic paintings including Whistler’s Mother by James McNeill Whistler and Magdalene and the Flame by Georges de la Tour with the addition of signature red soles and handbags. I think Louboutin’s instincts are right on: Why not celebrate a gorgeous luxury stiletto as a form of…

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Birkins & Denim

You know those pieces you spend an absolute fortune on that you really can’t get much use out of? I’m talking a really fancy, really distinctive evening dress that seems far less special the second time around. Or that pair of sky-high stilettos that look fabulous but can’t be worn for more than an hour without major foot distress? The Birkin is not like that. Here’s a bag that can go easily from a work event to errand running or…

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Jungle Fever

Just when you think animal prints are taking a back seat to newer summer trends, suddenly they’re showing up everywhere again. Here’s Cameron Diaz looking leggy as ever in sequined Pucci at the premiere of Bad Teacher yesterday. She does the right thing by keeping her accessories minimal and keeping the focus on the dress (and those legs, of course!). Both Rosie Huntington-Whitley (above) and Lily Collins (below)  also chose jungle-inspired dresses for last week’s MTV Movie Awards, accenting their ensembles…

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Suit Up

Last week when I was in Las Vegas, one of my most complimented outfits was a white linen pantsuit a la Bianca Jagger in the 1970s. While menswear is a trend that circles back often, I’ve been seeing some great examples of the evening tux lately that make me want to put the LBD aside in favor of the Little Black Suit. Take, for instance, Hailee Steinfeld at the MTV Movie Awards last week. I am smitten with her Louis…

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Only in Vegas

Although I was technically in Vegas for Jewelry Market Week, I couldn’t pass up stopping by the Wynn hotel’s Chanel shop. In my experience, the Vegas locations seem to always get some great, limited-edition, unusual items that you just can’t find anywhere else. Case-in-point? The gorgeous matte blue stingray reissue with inlaid crystals you see above. According to my helpful sales associate, this was one of two produced for the United States. And it was $16,000. So although I couldn’t…

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Jewelry Show Mania!

I just returned from “Jewelry Market Week”, a slew of shows in Las Vegas representing the industry I’ve worked in for the last decade. I spent most of my time at the Couture show, a gorgeous, invitation-only event that showcases some of the biggest names in the biz as well as up-and-comers with serious design chops. One of my favorite booths was Irene Neuwirth, a California-based designer who truly appreciates the beauty of colored gems. Her signature is using large,…

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