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CHANEL IS THE FASHION LOVER'S HEDGE FUND

CHANEL IS THE FASHION LOVER'S HEDGE FUND

     In 2006, a Chanel  jumbo flap retailed for $1795.00. Only seven years later, that very same bag more than tripled in value with an astonishing price of $5500.00. Apparently, a Chanel purchase has a Madoff-worthy return (albeit without the fraud)!                                                                                                                    ...

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Body Art

Body Art

    Check out these two dresses by painter, author, illustrator and fashion designer Michaele Vollbracht from the 1980s (when he had his line). I double take when I walk by them upstairs because the paintings printed on silk look so bright and whimsical. Iman, Elizabeth Taylor and Divine are icons who have worn his pieces and made them as collectible as they are today. The geisha dress with kimono sleeves is the more dramatic option while the knee-length one feels chill. Either way, when wearing these dresses, find reasons to move your arms throughout the night to make sure everyone sees the full designs.  ...

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Comma After This

Comma After This

From Raf Simons’ debut collection at Christian Dior, the couture show famous for over a million flowers lining the salon walls, these shoes are a good (albeit small) example of his work at Dior. The virgule, or comma, was first designed by Dior’s Roger Vivier in 1963 to push away from the stiletto, and Simons made its curved silhouette his own by sharpening the lines and making them black to match his sleek and modern aesthetic. I get the sense his designs for Dior will become collectible among die hard Raf fans now that he’s left the house. And even if...

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