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Trick of the Eye: A Legacy Rich As Velvet

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Trick of the Eye: A Legacy Rich As Velvet

Roberto di Camerino & Salvador Dalí. C. early 1970's      In regards to the ongoing fashion conundrum of wearing something perceived to be new that actually is not quite so new, why don’t you compromise the hassle by actually acquiring a piece that has progressed to a higher state above being classified as terribly outdated or too trendy? As it relates to the social status driven aspect of handbags, the fashionista’s modern day weapon of choice to defend one’s rank of financial success, it is better to carry your essentials while carrying out your essential errands with a piece that...

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About Time: Duration at Decades

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About Time: Duration at Decades

Rihanna making THE entrance wearing Guo Pei at the 2015 Gala.  The First Monday in May has always held a special place on the New York social calendar but it especially holds cache for the fashion crowd. This Monday would be a continuation of the Gala that dates back to its inception in 1948 to benefit the newly founded Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. With the induction of former Vogue Editor-in-Chief Diana Vreeland in 1973 as a consultant, the Gala began to take a new shape molded through her extraordinary, vivid imagination and took advantage of her celebrity...

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Haute Bijou: When Fantasy Trumps Fine

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Haute Bijou: When Fantasy Trumps Fine

  Christian Dior fitting the final touch of jewelry to his “Zaire” evening gown on house model “Victoire” from his Autumn/Winter 1954 “H-Line” Collection. Photographed by Mark Shaw Amidst these uncertain times, it is completely understandable to find a glamorously cathartic method as an escape from ones reality to the endless realm of the imagination; a “fantasy” as one should call it. Delving into the topic of costume jewelry, it should be perhaps be known that in some romantic languages, French in particular, the term for costume jewelry translates into English as: “Fantasy Jewelry”. Now, why fantasy do you ask? Well,...

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