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A Touch of Bordeaux


Or perhaps, burgundy, oxblood, wine, maroon, eggplant, garnet, and so on. Whatever the descriptive name, it all equals fabulous. Always one of the hottest hues of the fall/winter season, this bold color, be it a shoe or bag, is a perfect addition to any neutral.

"Sorbara" $110

"Eraede" $120

"Aresa" $80

"Crisp" $90

"Veivia" $60

"Babbe" $130

"Tahlia" $140

"Ladue" $60

Suede d'Orsay Flat, $49.90

Matisse "Hutton" Flat, $125

Teva Original Suede Braids
Sandal, $70

Vince Camuto "Shayla"
Ankle-Strap Platform

Vince Camuto "Rowley" Bow
Flats, $98

Vince Camuto "Charlotte"
Pointed-Toe Pump

Fossil "Preston" Crossbody
Bag, $148

Fossil "Sydney" Satchel, $178

"Zalina" $89

"Unfrgetabl" Peep Toe
Pumps, $109

"Signmeup" Gladiator Flats

"Tornaydo" Pointed Toe
Pumps, $89

"Entity" Pointed Toe
Booties, $129

Classic Felt Fedora, $48

"Dopler" Pointed Toe Booties

Hinge "Billy" Bootie, $99.95

Steve Madden "Ricca" $159.95

Fergie "Indigo" Bootie, $109.95

Steven by Steve Madden
""Imaginn" Cap Toe
Chelsea Bootie, $159.95

Vince Camuto "Solter"
Pointy Toe Bootie

Bella Vita "Dylan"
Cutout Pointy
Toe Bootie, $94.95

Via Spiga "Fabrizie"
Suede Sandal

Kate Spade "Navia"
Pump, $378

Vince Camuto "Nigel"
Pointy Toe Pump

Via Spiga "Coralia"
Pointy Toe Pump

BCBGeneration "Chique"
Open Toe Pump

Loeffler Randall "Pari"
Pump, $350

Sole Society "Jillian"
d'Orsay Wedge, $69.95

Steven by Steve Madden
"Jelan" Oxford Pump

Elliott Lucca "Gigi
Bon Bon" Drawstring
Bag, $98


Faux Suede Zip Ankle
Boot, $39

Felt Floppy Hat

Block-Heel Loafers

Buckle-Strap Crossbody

The "Octavia"
Sandal, $158

Puma Basket Citi
Sneakers in Leather

High Heel d'Orsay
Shoes, $59.90

Flat Booties with
Tassels, $49.90

Bootie with Metal Plate
$119 (zara.com)

Alberta Di Cano
Made in Italy
Wing Tote

"Hierro" Heel

"Firefall" Flat, $118

Minimal Lace-up
Heel, $178

Stuart Weitzman Suede
Splits Platform Sandal

Chloe Suede Ankle-Wrap
Ballerina Pump

Paul Andrew "Taos"
Suede Fringe Ankle
Boot, $1,195

Vince "Fionn" Open-
Toe Bootie, $425

Manolo Blahnik "Aura"
Ruffle Bootie, $1,195

Roger Vivier "Privilege"
Suede Fringe Bootie

Gucci Horsebit Peep-Toe
Bootie, $995

Bruno Cucinelli
"Monili" Monk-
Strap Bootie

Roger Vivier
d'Orsay Flat

Stuart Weitzman
Pointed-Toe Pump

Oscar de la Renta
"Harpy" Scalloped
Suede Pump

Tom Ford Ankle-
Wrap Python

3.1 Phillip Lim
"Ryder" Small
Satchel, $975

Chloe "Marcie"
Satchel, $1,990

Saint Laurent
Sac de Jour

Chloe "Gala"
Small Bucket
Bag, $1,350

3.1 Phillip Lim
"Soleil" Large
Bucket Bag

Gucci "Miss

Tom Ford Medium
Shoulder Bag

Chloe "Georgia"
Mini Crossbody


Quilted Faux
Leather Crossbody

Pebbled Faux
Leather Backpack


Faux Leather
Envelope Bag

Cynthia Vincent
"Harp" Boot

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Word on the Street


The word on the streets of Stockholm is denim. While Photographers captured chic attendees in various stages of dress at Spring Fashion Week, denim was most favored, as each rendered their individual take on the wardrobe staple.

The extreme rip is a bit much for me, but I love them paired with a classic!


Giovanna Battaglia

This is a nice take on the skirt-over-dress trend.

A definite favorite!

Even better here!

From the bag to the shoes, it's perfection!

Photos: style.com; wmagazine.com

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"The Sleek Minimalist"


Beautiful things are happening at Forever 21! It appears that they're set to give Zara and H + M a run for their money. A slew of new pieces, from fluid dresses and culottes, to those FABULOUS long vests, are all that, and then some! Here's to one of the season's best collections, without the hefty price tag.

Cocoon Midi Dress, $29.90

Slit-Sleeve Crepe Shift Dress

Boxy Dolman Top, $19.90

Drapey Shift Dress, $27.90

Self-Tie Neck Cropped
Blouse, $17.90

Chiffon-Layered Midi Dress

Embroidered Scallop Culottes

Two-Pocket Midi Dress, $22.90

Pleated Crepe Blouse, $17.90

Wide-Leg Culottes, $24.90

Dolman-Sleeve Shirt Dress

Strap-Back Top, $17.90

Striped Drawstring Pants, $17.90

Inverted-Pleated Shift Dress

Open-Shoulder Chiffon Dress

Colorblock Chiffon Dress, $24.90

Pleated Wide-Leg Pants

Pleated Trapeze Dress, $24.90

Faux Leather Culottes, $24.90

Polka Dot Print Culottes, $24.90

Faux Leather Drawstring Culottes

Oversized Button-Back Shirt

Faux Leather A-Line Skirt, $29.90

Buttoned Crepe Skirt, $19.90

Caged Armhole High-Slit
Tunic, $22.90

Layered Combo Dress, $17.90

Draped Chiffon Shirt Dress, $22.90

Double-Breasted Long-Line
Vest, $42.90

Split-Back Long-Line Vest

Back View

Long-Line High-Slit Collared
Vest, $29.90


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New In


It was all about Target this week. I pop in from time to time, and always leave with something! I especially love those end of the season bargains. I'm still replacing shoes, so I was excited to find some that I needed. I'm not much on white shoes, but the jeweled slide was irresistible!

Sam + Libby's "Marci," fits like a dream! They're both comfortable and stylish.

Sam + Libby "Marci" Quarter Strap Sandals

Sam + Libby Quarter Strap Sandals

Mossimo "Judith" Jewel Embellished Slide


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It All Started With This.......


Okay, so I was in T.J. Maxx a couple of weeks ago, and ran across Kate Spade's, wordsmith dictionary clutch. Of course I was instantly smitten. As we all know, the book clutch is nothing new. We've seen many a nifty creation from Olympia Le-Tan. The difference is, that I've never actually held one in my hands. That did it for me! From what I understand, this particular style came out last fall, and varied a bit from brand's "book of the month" clutches.

It retailed for $398, and is $150 at T.J. Maxx. I picked it up, put it down, opened it, turned it over, and almost didn't walk away from it, but I just couldn't justify the $150. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely worth that! Not only is it made from leather, but it's 14k gold-plated, and quite roomy inside. After seeing the actual article, I knew that I'd like to have more than one. I checked the internet to see what I could come up with. After some searching, I found similar styles (not Kate spade) on amazon.com and aliexpress.com. I opted for "Around the World in 80 Days," from Amazon, which I received today. It's everything that I hoped for and more! It's a bit smaller than the "wordsmith," but will hold my phone and essentials nicely. After receiving it, my plan was to order a couple more, but the two that I had my heart set on, are sold out.

There are still a few left, which I've featured below, along with some other fun styles, inspired by Chanel, and Moschino.

Kate Spade New York Wordsmith Dictionary Clutch, $358; amazon.com. There are also some available at ebay.com.

Brown Cushioned Vinyl Book Pave Clutch; (currently sold out on amazon.com)

Girly Handbags Women's Vintage Book Hard Case, $39.75; amazon.com (also available at aliexpress.com for $30.99)

MyLux Fashion Designer Women's Book Clutch Handbag, $34.99

Sidecca Vintage Barefoot In Babylon Woodstock Festival Book Clutch, $45

Sidecca Vintage Love Manual Story Book Clutch, $45

Sidecca Vintage Picture Book Dictionary Clutch, $45.00 (amazon.com)

Perfume Bottle Clutch, 38.17

Pass The Popcorn Faux Leather Clutch, $36

Moo Juice Rectangular Canvas Clutch, $29.60

Globe Trotter Clutch, $42

In Chains Faix Leather Jacket Bag, $52

Mani About Town Nail Polish Bag, $54 (gojane.com)

2Chique Boutique Women's Book Style Clutch, $60; amazon.com

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Daya Spring 2016


Actress and singer Zendaya, is one of the latest, in the crop celebrity designers to create her her own line of shoes. What we see, is a collection of hotsexy, "grown-up" heels, in bold colors. While there are flats in the offering, it appears that heels will be the focus. Priced from $125 to $175, this is some of what she had to say about her new endeavor.

"I was inspired by those girls going to prom, their first job interview, or stepping out into the job world. The mom who had kids, and doesn't want to spend a trillion dollars."

"I wanted the shoes to speak for themselves. If people didn't know who the heck I was, which a lot of people don't, I still want them to like the shoes

Zendaya and her personal stylist Law Roach

Photos + excerpts: footwearnews.com

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Street Scene: Copenhagne


The streets of Copenhagen are awash with a bevy of stylish women sporting a variety of looks. Fluidity is the word which comes to mind, as many chose outfits which bear a particular ease. For some, the bicycle provided the necessary transportation, as they traversed between shows. All in all, we see the fabulous looks that we've come to expect from Fashion Week.

Perhaps it was a bit chilly on this particular day, but whatever the reason, that coat is fabulous!

Love, love, this look! It's the epitome of chic!

Love this look! In my book, easy and fluid pieces are always a do. I find it a nice change from the more fitted pieces. 

She's wearing Gucci's fur-lined mules.

I would love to see more of the look on the right.

Fabulous jacket and bag!

Aquazzura shoes

I also love this effortless look. It's all about ease, but still chic.

Reformation dress and Balenciaga bag.

Chloé bag and shoes

H+M shirtdress (left); I love the way that she's styled it.

Reformation top and Chanel bag

Photos: harperbazaar.com; style.com

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For The Fashion Forward


Many of fall's offerings run the gamut, from edgy to eclectic and those in between. Pop art shoes and bags, along with a slew of fur-adorned pieces are sure to cause a stir. The Fendi brand leads the way, with their fur-trimmed sneakers, bags, and THE monster bag charm which sells for $1,000.

Gucci, known for their classic loafers and bags, also takes a turn with fur, offering a mule made entirely of goat fur. The golden horse-bit is barely visible!

Sophia Webster, is in "statement mode," as she mixes and matches materials which translates to some of the season's hottest! What's scariest to me? The return of the stiletto sneaker bootie, and sneaker mule! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Christian Louboutin has the bootie, and Moschino has the mule. I know that they'll be just a passing trend, as they were in past years, but I just think of all the "knockoffs" that will pop up here and there!

Here's to a season of "it" pieces, awaiting the approval of the "fashion set."

Fendi Ice-heel
Boot, $1,250

Les Petits Joueurs
Mini Alex Eyes
Shoulder Bag, $1,025

Sophia Webster "Just Sayin" Sandals, $560

Les Petits Joueurs
Alex Mini Black
Widow Shoulder
Bag, $980

Gianvito Rossi Bow-tie
Ankle-strap Bunny
Sandal, $980

Les Petits Joueurs
Andy Rainbow
Love Clutch, $780

Valentino My Rockstud
Dragon Embroidered
Flap Bag, $4,245

Fendi Karlito Leather
Monster Sneaker

Fendi Monster Leather
Flat Zip Pouch, $350

Balenciaga "Derby"
Oxford, $1,2500

Moschino Quilted Small
Teddy-bear Print Bucket
Bag, $895

Prada Saffiano Print
Lips Satchel, $2,800

Fendi Petite 2Jours Monster
Tote Bag, $2,250

Sophia Webster "Yasmina" Pom Pom Cage Sandal, $1,095

Fendi Monster Fur
Backpack, $2,450

Sophia Webster "Chiara" Sandal

Christian Louboutin
"Boltina" Trainer Pump

Moschino Mini Teddy
Bear Shoulder Bag

Balenciaga Stapled
Leather Chelsea Boot

Sophia Webster "Boss Lady"
Loafer, $395

Fendi Eloise Cavalino
Calf-hair Bootie

Sophia Webster Chiara 3D
Butterfly Wing Boot, $850

Jimmy Choo "Lilyth"
Tulle Bow Evening
Sandal, $950

Fendi Leather Monster
Skate Sneaker, $600

Gucci Princetown Fur-lined Mule, $995

MARC by Marc Jacobs
"Ninja" Rubberized
Leather Sneaker, $428

Les Petits Joueurs Alex
Mini Tweed Fur-pom
Bag, $1,070

Givenchy Leather
Embroidered Heel
Show Boot, $2,695

Gucci "Amstel" Studded
Goat-fur Clog, $865

Alexander McQueen Mixed Media Ankle Boot

Fendi Prism Triangle
Monster Fur Purse
Charm, $1,000

Moschino Tweety Bird
Bucket Bag, $950

Fendi Bugs Leather
Fur Monster Sneaker

Tom Ford Woven
Denim Knee Boot

Les Petits Joueurs
"Daliah" Pom-pom
Bucket Bag, $990

Saint Laurent "Anita"
Small Matelasse
Crossbody Bag, $1,490

Stella McCartney
Falabella Mini
Faux-fur Tote

Miu Miu Feathered Jeweled-
heel Pump, $990

Valentino "C-Rockee"
Pebbled Leather Fringe
Shoulder Bag, $1,875

Alexandre Birman
"Caryne" Crocodile
Lace-up Gladiator
Sandal, $1,875

Stella McCartney Floral-
Print Velvet Ankle
Bootie, $1,585

Sophia Webster "Rosalind" Jeweled
Feather Sandal, $795

Charlotte Olympia
Century Heels Silk
Pin-heel Pump

Manolo Blahnik "Zarina"
Embellished Suede Boot

Marni Fur Platform
Slingback Sandal

Gucci Princetown Goat-hair
Mule, $1,800

Sophia Webster
Knee-high Gladiator

Moschino Spray Paint
Shoulder Bag, $795

Sophia Webster "Lana" Cherry Coke Sandal, $650

Moschino Teddy Bear
Leather Backpack

Moschino Graffiti-printed
Quilted Shoulder Bag

Saint Laurent Spike-
studded Ankle-wrap
Sandal, $1,595

Moschino Leather Teddy Bear
Hiking Boot, $750

Moschino Looney Tunes
Leather Stiletto
Bootie, $1,095

Francesco Russo Flame Suede
d'Orsay Sandal, $850

Moschino Boom Box
Shoulder Bag, $895

Alexa Wagner "Nelli"
Fringe Knee Boot, $2,650

Salvatore Ferragamo
"Larix" Mink Fur
Sandal, $2,150

Christian Louboutin "Dolly"
Party Chain-detail Pump

Alexa Wagner "Talita"
Calf-hair Wedge Sandal

Moschino Leather Lace-up
Sneaker-mule, $750

Burberry "Nadine" Fringe Boot

Burberry "Lilybell"
Studded Fringe Bootie

Givenchy Open-toe
Stiletto-wedge Over-the-knee
Boot, $3,625

Francesco Russo
Wavy Suede
Gladiator Pump

Burberry "Allison"
Patchwork Boot, $2,295


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Jewelry: The New Season


For the upcoming fall season, there's a bit of a shift in the jewelry arena. The leather cuff bracelet, returns in a big way. Whether wrapped or buckled, most of the designers are offering up their versions. While the minimalism trend has been a mainstay for some time now, statement pieces, such as fringed necklaces, rings, and bracelets take center stage.

Also, two-finger rings, along with sets of three and four (love Erickson Beamon's!), are in abundance as well. Worn in whatever way you choose, they're a perfect addition to fall's retro looks. Of course you know it doesn't stop there! I've featured some of my favorites.

Balenciaga Leather Buckle
Bracelet, $215

Diane von Furstenberg
Gemma Lariat Slide
Necklace, $158

Alexis Bittar Golden
Crystal Spike Bib
Necklace, $245

Diane von Furstenberg
DVF Wide Cuff
Bracelet, $98

Tory Burch Fringe-Disc Statement Necklace, $295

Kendra Scott Rachel
Viva Double Ring, $110

Lele Sadoughi Gold-plated
Tulip Tassel Necklace, $250

Jason Wu for Pluma
Charlotte Gold-plated
Hinge Necklace, $630

Balenciaga Rose Golden Knot
Collar Necklace, $585

MARC by Marc Jacobs Lock-in Golden Statement
Necklace, $158

Ashley Pittman Tego Bronze Necklace with Horn Charms, $945

Lizzie Fortunato Pyramid Pearls Spike Necklace, $325

Dannijo Ellery
Simulated Pearl and
Crystal Earring
Jacket, $245

Lanvin Two-finger Golden
Kiss Ring, $795

Paige Novick Two-part
One-finger Crystal Flex
Ring, $265

Kenneth J. Lane White Pearly
Beaded Collar Necklace, $150

Elizabeth + James Wind Rose
Pavé Topaz Ring, $150

Devon Leigh
Turquoise Coral
Beaded Nugget
Earrings, $295

Eddie Borgo D-ring
Pearl Cuff, $550

Eddie Borgo Gold-
plated Pavé
Bracelet, $200

Marni Asymmetrical
Necklace, $570

Jennifer Fisher
Twisted Cylinder
Ring, $285

Vita Fede Double
Pearl Ring, $335

Maiyet Horn Tip
Ring, $395

Vita Fede Titan
Stone Ring, $300

Tamarzizt Fringe Ring

Indego Africa
Small Toggle Cowhorn
Ring, $80

Eddie Borgo Bicone
Gold-plated, Agate and
Faux Pearl Cuff, $250

IAM by Ileana Makri
Enameled Gold-plated
Safety Pin Cuff, $570

Erickson Beamon Pearly
Queen Gold-plated Faux
Pearl Cuff, $495

Arme De L'Amour Gold-
plated cuff, $360

IAM Ileana Makri Dawn Spikes Gold-plated
Cubic Zirconia Earrings, $480

Erickson Beamon Fairy Made Set of
Four Gold-plated, Swarovski Crystal
and Swarovski Pearl Rings, $1,380

Maria Black Nomi Silver
Double Ring, $270

Maria Black Hue-gold Plated Ring, $175

Maria Black Nomi Gold-plated
Finger Bracelet, $270

Saint Laurent Monogramme Gold-tone
Ring, $295

Balenciaga Le Dix Leather
Bracelet, $295

Chloé Drew Leather and
Gold-tone Bracelet, $460

Ryan Storer Rose Gold-plated Swarovski Crystal Ear Cuff and Stud Earring, $380

Rosantica Convertible Gold-tone Pearl Arm Bracelet, $460

Day Birger Et Mikkelsen Fringed Silk Gold-plated Necklace, $55

Eddie Borgo set of Four Rose
Gold-plated Pearl Rings, $150

Rosantica Petardi Gold-
tone Pearl Necklace, $725

Kenneth J. Lane Gold-plated
Necklace, $155

Chan Luu Gold-plated
Mother-of-Pearl and
Jasper Necklace, $170

Isabel Marant set of two
Gold-plated Cotton and
Bead Bracelet, $335

Alexander McQueen Metallic
Leather Swarovski Crystal Wrap
Bracelet, $245

Oscar de la Renta Gold-
plated Ring, $195

Stella McCartney Gold-tone Choker, $575

MARC by Marc Jacobs
Music Fiend Gold-plated
Cubic Zirconia
Bracelet, $80

Arme De L'Amour X Medium
Silver Ring, $245

Arme De L'Armour Doll
Stripe Silver Ring, $345

Arme De L'Armour set of
three Gold-plated Rings, $315

Pamela Love Shooting Arrow
Gold-plated Topaz Earrings

Saint Laurent Lipstick
Pendant Necklace, $445

Maison Margiela
Pearl Detail Signet
Ring, $320

MM6 Maison Margiela
Fringed Two-finger
Ring, $132

MM6 Maison Margiela
Fringed Bangle, $175

Chloé Two Ring
Necklace, $522

Iosselliani "Black Hole Sun"
Statement Necklace, $469

McQ Alexander McQueen
Charm Bracelet, $141

Vivienne Westwood
"Regent" Armour Ring

Kenzo Watch

Drew + Evan
"Drunken Love"
Solitaire Curvy Ring

Kenzo Tiger Watch, $99

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I'm in LOVE with Coliac! I'm sure that I gasped, when I first caught a glimpse of the new collection. Especially the pearl-encrusted oxfords! Designer, Martina Grasselli, shares the aesthetic behind the brand with Style.com.

There's a lot to be said for the classics, but classics with a touch of statement-making chutzpah? Meet Coliac, an Italian shoe brand that Specializes in oxfords every bit as chic as your staple pairs, but strewn with a veritable treasure chest's worth of pearls and gems. The architect behind the brand is Martina Grasselli who cut her teeth at Stella McCartney, John Paul Gaultier, and Christian Louboutin. Debuting back in 2009 as a jewelry line, Coliac (the surname of Grasselli's French grandmother) has since shifted it's focus to footwear, to winning results.

"Before [it] was a bijoux brand only, but I decided to broaden my perspective and embrace the whole world of accessories," Grasselli tell Style.com "My shoes are like white canvases--installing jewels on them came naturally to me, and this is now one of the most important aspects of my brand. Details are fundamental.

The designer counts Art Deco, Russian Constructivism and the Bauhaus among her inspirations. If those things aren't immediately evident in Grasselli's fabulous, lushly adorned styles, the eclecticism of that list is: trompe l'oeil details, crystals, pearls, or held close with gold bars where laces would typically go. Pairs come in every level of embellishment, from allover jewels to styles whose charms sing more quietly, like black lace-ups with a simple piercing through the toe. whichever you choose, you'll be sure to make a statement. 

Shop Coliac shoes at Avenue 32 and Luisa Via Roma.


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Accessories magazine

Lucky magazine

Elle magazine

Elle UK magazine

Vogue magazine

Vogue UK magazine

Bazaar magazine

Bazaar UK magazine

Marie Claire magazine

Marie UK magazine

W magazine

WWD magazine

WWD Accessories magazine

Vanity Fair magazine

Essence magazine

Quintessental Style magazine

Upscale magazine

The Andy Warhol Diaries

The Irreverent Iris Apfel: Rare Bird of Fashion

Vegas Magazine

Atlanta Peach Magazine

Nylon magazine

Instyle Magazine

Instyle UK magazine

The book of Film Noir

Town and Country Magazine

The Legs Are The Last To Go

The Jewels of Miriam Haskell

Interview magazine

"Faking It" by Kenneth J. Lane

Fabulous Fakes

Departures Magazine




Style Icon: Iris Apfel

This eighty-six year old lady is the epitome of style. She wears big, bold jewelry and beautiful ornate clothing. So popular is she, that a book was written about her titled: THE IRREVERENT IRIS APFEL: RARE BIRD OF FASHION. The book contains clothing and jewelry that is absolutely breathtaking. I like the fact that she has and revels in her "individual style". She does not follow the "fashion path"....she has created her own.

Gracious Beauty Audrey Hepburn

I think that she will always be remembered most for her role in Breakfast At Tiffany's, but from what I have read about her, she was a beautiful person inside and out. Here is a quote that was spoken by her that I think sums up the type of person that she was...."never let yourself grow up believing that anybody if different from anybody else.....love each other and do what you can for your neighbor".

"Lady Day"

Billie Holiday gave new meaning to singing a song.

Daphne Giunness

Another "lady of style"

Diana Ross

As she appeared in the movie "mohogany"

Butterfly dress


"A trunk full of treasures"

Dolce and Gabbana "Face" wedge platforms

Manolo Blahnik

This shoe belongs on display.

Nicholas Kirkwood Couture for Alice In Wonderland

Nicholas Kirkwood Couture for Alice In Wonderland