Friday, September 19, 2014

Fashion Update: Oscar de La Renta

I personally love the collection Osca de La Renta has created for his 2015 Spring/Summer collection shown at New York Fashion Week. The classic shapes beautiful colors, the embroidery, fine fabrics are stunning. Check out his collection at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbfgROrXkMs.







Monday, September 15, 2014

Designer Moment: George Stavropoulos

George Stavropoulos was born in Tripolis, Greece, in 1920 and studied design in Paris. In 1949, he opened a salon, Nikis B, in Athens. He initially became recognized for his custom-tailored suits and coats – although his most popular designs proved to be those based on the classic draped Greek silhouette.

In 1961, he emigrated to the United States and opened a wholesale and retail operation at a salon on 57th Street in New York. He became known for his evening wear that included details such as draping, asymmetrical folds, wrapped coats, kimono sleeves, floating panels, capes, and bias cuts – primarily made of colored silks and chiffons. By the mid-sixties, Stavropoulos’s flowing chiffon evening gowns and coat and dress ensembles were popular and worn by celebrities such as Lady Bird Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor and Maria Callas to name a few. Text taken from http://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/stavropoulos/


How adorable is this George Stavropoulos Spanish-style skirt featured in the February 15, 1971 issue of U.S. Vogue. The flowers are in beautiful shades of red, green, yellow and blue edged in ivory fringe. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rock Star Look: 1960’s Style Vibe

I really appreciate these guys fashion choices - I think they appealed to both guys and gals. Both Mick Jagger and John Lennon are the product of the 1960's fashion icons.


Available on Website: Vintage 1950's Plus Size Cream Skirt Suit

A truly classic vintage cream wool boucle suit. The 3/4 length flared sleeves are cute and there are 3 huge stunning buttons.




Thursday, September 4, 2014

Suit Yourself: Women and Men's Fashion

Women in menswear has been a mainstay in the world of fashion for many years and when you mix men's clothing with stylish women you get both edgy and chic; at the same time recreating menswear.

Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter 2012/2013
 Marlene Dietrich, circa 1930's
Bianca Jagger looking mannish, circa 1970's 
Woman in pinstripe suit, circa 1930's
Women's Fall Fashion 2012

Monday, September 1, 2014

Favorite Leather Picks


Fall is about to arrive and I can't help but think about one if my favorite textiles. Leather is just one of those fabrics that will never go out of style and will forever be a classic. I've always had a thing for leather; I admire the thick leather pants and vests from the old West, the black motorcycle jackets that were made famous by tough guys in 1950's films and the maxi leather coats from the 1970's; now back with modern chic twist.

Olivia Palermo 2014 brown leather vintage skirt
Paris Street Fashion
Strong and Fisher leather Bolero Jacket and Skirt featured in Vogue UK August 1968 
Daks Spring/Summer 2014 London Fashion Week
Brigitte Bardot in leather, circa 1960's
Designer Olga Vilshenko’s  leather caped outfits 2012/2013 
Biker's Leather Coat, circa 2014