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Louis Vuitton Unveils Their Most Expensive Handbag Yet


It's a beauty, with a price tag to match it's classic style!

If you're looking for an extravagant holiday gift to give or receive----Louis Vuitton may have what you need, or never knew you needed. The iconic brand just debuted it's most expensive handbag ever----a crocodile-skin City Steamer satchel, complete with engraved padlock and name-tag, with a price tag of $55,500, for those who've been extra nice this year. Go to louisvuitton.com for details on where to buy. (Harpers Bazaar)


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Monocrafft 3.0


Monocrafft 3.0, is a chic collection of minimalist pieces created by Dutch designer Merrel Westhoff. Inspired by ancient patterns, symbols and architecture, the delicate earrings, necklaces and rings, lend themselves to a host of wearing options.

Merrel Westhoff


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For The Season


Instyle Magazine, shares some of the hottest accessories trends for the upcoming holiday season.


And we don't mean the thing you wear with your braces. Nothing says festive like a head adornment, so if you aren't rocking a Santa hat or antlers, try one of these.
Maison Michel rabbit ears, $519; fwrd.com. Avigail Adam headband, $45; shopbop.com. Eugenia Kim headband, $90; eugeniakim.com


What does every LBD need? A statement necklace, of course. The louder, the better.
River Island choker, $45; asos.com. American Eagle collar necklace, $23; ae.com


You don't have to wear your granny's necklace to be a lady! Try a bolder choker or even pearl-accented footwear.
Moschino pumps, $595; bloomingdales.com. Edge of Ember necklace, $217; wolfandbadger.com. Nicholas Kirkwood sandals, $695, barneys.com


The holidays are a time for sparkle and shine—patent brings the shine.
Diane von Furstenberg bag, $198; dvf.com. Saint Laurent bootie, $845; ysl.com. Tamara Mellon pumps, $695;nordstrom.com. Marc Jacobs bag, $1,773; mytheresa.com.


Get a jump on the resort lingerie trend by wearing lace on your shoes or bag.
Diane von Furstenberg clutch, $248; nordstrom.com. Raye pumps, $225; revolveclothing.com. Valentino clutch, $1,353; theoutnet.com. Jimmy Choo pumps, $750; luisaviaroma.com.


These clutches bring some serious bling. They will liven up just about anything.
Alexander McQueen clutch, $575; ssense.com. Judith Leiber clutch, $5,195; neimanmarcus.com.


Add a bit of rocker chic to your look with velvet accessories. Extra points for wearing any of these with leather.
Rochas flats, $695; shoescribe.com. Express scarf, $30; express.com. Givenchy bag, $2,495;luisaviaroma.com.


Never be late to a party again, especially if you have a gorgeous watch on your wrist.
Coach watch, $250; coach.com. Michael Kors watch, $395; michaelkors.com. Tory Burch watch, $595;toryburch.com.


These accessories take home the bronze, but you'll still be a winner in our book. 
Noir necklace, $575; noirnyc.com. Asos clutch, $27; asos.com.


Time to get your Khaleesi on. Rock a body chain over a white tee or a simple dress and watch the compliments roll in.
BCBG body chain, $181; bcbg.com. Topshop body chain, $60; topshop.com.


As Drake says, "We need some really big rings." We do! We really do.
Alexis Bittar ring, $245; alexisbittar.com. Bauble Bar ring, $48; baublebar.com. Thalia Sodi ring, $25;macys.com. Bling Jewelry ring, $40; blingjewelry.com.


What have emojis taught us? They are better than words, right? Let your accessories do all the talking.
Kida Jewelry necklace, $4,530; ilovekdia.com. Ryan Porter bracelet, $86; shopryanporter.com. Yazbukey clutch, $1,000; farfetch.com. Anya Hindmarch clutch, $1,372; boutique1.com.


This timeless combination is made for the holidays.
Laura Fed clutch, $336; graziashop.com. Via Spiga pumps, $295; viaspiga.com.


A very stylish woman once told me that you are either a necklace girl or an earrings girl, but cannot be both. Choose wisely.
Kate Spade earrings, $98; katespade.com. Fallon earrings, $220; fallonjewelry.com.


Glitter gets everywhere, but it's worth it.
Ann Taylor flats, $98; anntaylor.com. Christian Louboutin pumps, $695; christianlouboutin.com. Skinny Dip bag, $46; skinnydiplondon.com. Sophia Webster sandals, $640; matchesfashion.com. Fendi flats, $650; farfetch.com.


These are the shoes you wear when you've had it up to here with heels.
Dolce & Gabbana flats, $800; harrods.com. Charlotte Olympia flats, $625; charlotteolympia.com. Roger Vivier flats, $675; theluxer.com. Dune London loafer, $141; dunelondon.com.


A little fur goes a long way in terms of adding dimension to your look.
Yves Salmon scarf, $850; intermixonline.com. Opening Ceremony earrings, $300; openingceremony.us. Privileged pumps, $92; shopakira.com. Aquazzura sandals, $876; matchesfashion.com. Fendi watch, $950;neimanmarcus.com.


Setting the gold standard for holiday dressing.
Lana earrings, $580; bergdorfgoodman.com. John Hardy bracelet, $3,300; bloomingdales.com. Jimmy Choo clutch, $895; jimmychoo.com. Jessica Simpson sandals, $119; nordstrom.com.


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Just Some of The Reasons........


That I love T.J. Maxx! Jewelry, jewelry and more jewelry! From time to time, I do order online, but most often I buy in-store. It's like hunting for buried treasure! This time of year they add even more for holiday shopping, and it's insane! I often sing their praises, because they carry some of the most unique, and quality sterling silver and gold plated jewelry. I've featured some online favorites.

Isabella M Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Bar X Ring, $24.99

Gorjana 18kt Gold Plated
Brass Zoe Ring to
Wrist Cuff, $19.99

Isabella M Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Filigree Ring, $39.99
Meredith Leigh 14kt
Gold Double
Pearl Ring

Isabella M Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Curved Pearl Crawler
Earrings, $16.99

Reebok Unisex
44 mm Swag White
on White
Watch, $79.99
Escada Cubic Zirconia
Logo Gold Plated
Ring, $99.99

YS Sterling Silver
and Rough
Amethyst Ring

Escada Sterling
Silver Cutout
Logo Band
Ring, $79.99

Rachel Zoe Gold Plated
Links Bracelet, $29.99
Judith Ripka
Sterling Silver
Canary Crystal
and White
Sapphire Ring

Rachel Zoe Gold
Plated Crystal
Necklace, $39.99

Mia Fiore Gold
Plated Quatrefoil
Open Ring
Escada Sterling Silver
Logo Thick Ring

Rachel Zoe Gold Plated
and Crystal Two-finger
Ring, $29.99

Escada Gold Plated

Ellen Tracy Women's
Crystal Navy Dial
Silver Tone Plated
Stainless Steel
Watch, $69.99
Rachel Zoe Gold Plated
Crystal Collar Necklace

Isabella M Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Crossover Band
Design Ring

Adrienne Vittadini Women's
Rose Gold Tone and
Crystal Case Watch
With Burgundy
Strap, $24.99
Judith Ripka Sterling
Silver Canary Crystal
and White Sapphire
Fleur Ring, $99.99

Adrienne Vittadini
Women's Rose
Gold Tone
Watch with
Faux Leather
Strap, $24.99

Devin Rose Gold
Plated Sterling Silver
Open Bubble Ring
Devin Rose Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Pavé Disc Ring

Paige by Paige Novick 14kt
Rose Gold Plated Brass Pink
Agate Earrings, $79.99

Reebok Unisex
44 mm Di-R Block
Party Watch

Gucci Sterling Silver
Trademark Heart
Necklace, $129.99

Judith Ripka Sterling
Silver Canary Crystal
and Blue Quartz
Ring, $99.99
Milor Italy 18kt Rose
Gold Plated Bronze
Crossover Ring

Ferragamo Women's Swiss
Made Grancino Deco
Patent Leather Watch

Movado Women's
Swiss Made Diamond
and Mother of
Pearl Watch

Escada Sterling Silver
White and Black Wave
Logo Ring, $199.99
Gucci Sterling Silver
Trademark Heart
Stud Earrings

Jules Smith Sterling Silver
Plated Spiral Crystal
Bracelet, $24.99

Devin Rose Gold Plated
Sterling Silver Pearl
Front to Back

I bought these, and they're beautiful!

Ellen Tracy Women's Floral
Dial Rose Gold Tone
Plated Stainless Steel
Watch, $69.99
Reebok Unisex 41 mm Workout
Z1g Cool Grey and Citrus
Glow Watch, $79.99

Isabella M Rhodium Plated
Sterling Silver Dangle Crawler
Earrings, $19.99

Isabella M Rhodium Plated
Sterling Silver Multi Cubic
Zirconia V Ring

Rachel Zoe Gold Plated
Crystal Horn Necklace
Adrienne Vittadini
Women's Two-tone
Watch with Black
Dial and Crystal
Case, $24.99
Nakamol Agate and Gold
Leather Multi Wrap
Bracelet, $29.99
Devin Rose Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Leaf Front to Back
Earrings, $19.99

Isabella M Gold Plated
Sterling Silver Polished
Row Ring, $34.99
Gucci Sterling Silver Trademark
Heart and Butterfly Bracelet


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Inside Her Closet: Susie Lau


A prominent fixture at the various fashion weeks, Susie Lau is known for her love of  printed and embellished items. Here, she gives us a peek inside her closet, as she shares some of her favorite pieces.

Susie Lau
, Blogger; Freelance Writer. London

"I'm lacking in space in my apartment so Ikea came to the rescue with their STOLMEN system, which basically means you construct your own open closet. I've become the unofficial STOLMEN spokesperson because I love it so much. That said, I've gotten to the point where I've probably outgrown the rails and shelves. Currently, there is no real system of organization other than if I see a smidgen of space, I'll cram it in there."

Dress, Opening Ceremony x Tron; Shoes, Y-3; Sunglasses, Karen Walker

"People often comment on the sheer oddness of my shoe collection. I don't seem to own an average pair of pumps or a pair of 'sensible' shoes. I have an addiction to interesting flats at the moment—the stranger, the better. Nicholas Kirkwood does good lace-ups and I'm getting back into my Nikes, something I thought I weaned myself off when I was a teen."

"I'll admit there are a few pairs here that aren't really possible for daily wear. There's an old pair of Basso & Brooke shoes here that are impossibly high but have a really beautiful carved heel. I don't want to say I collect shoes as 'art'. Shoes are definitely meant to be worn, but I think my tendency to go for statement pieces inevitably means that a few pairs might be left to gather dust on the shelves. They're for ungrateful future kids and grandkids, who will eventually roll their eyes at all my crap."
"The boots are by a young fashion graduate, who competed in China's version of Project Runway with a collection inspired by tin toys, and these beaded Timberlands were part of that. These do verge on the wrong side of the ridiculous but I love that they even exist on this planet."

Jacket, Suno; Shoes, Xiao Li

"This dress is one of her earlier pieces and it's something that I've probably over-worn, just because I love it so much. It's one of those pieces that can be dressy-dressy or casualified."

Dress, Mary Katrantzou; Shoes, J.W. Anderson

Top, Matthew Harding; Shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood x Rodarte

"The oxfords are something I picked up in a Rag Tag in Tokyo—it's such an awesome designer consignment store. I seem to gravitate towards one-off samples in shoes. Sample sales are my favorite haunt for shoes that never made it to the shop floor. My feet can be anything from a U.K. 4 to 7, depending on the sample."

L to R. Shoes, Manolo Blahnik x Michael Angel, Luella

Shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood x Peter Pilotto; Sunglasses, Karen Walker

Shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood x Erdem

"The satin heels were meant for his S/S '12 show, but in the end, he decided to use the pool sandals that you see on the right. I think it was a good call but I couldn't resist the pretty satin when I saw them at the sample sale (which is legendary in London)."

All, Christopher Kane

"I love that Lulu Kennedy (who is known as the fashion fairy godmother of London) has started her own label, reviving old designs from ex-Fashion East alumni. The shoes - I'm NOT a designer by any stretch of the imagination but it was definitely a dream to design my fantasy heels. They're pretty horrific looking to most people but again, I love that I can walk for miles in them whilst being super tall."

L to R. Shoes, Six London x Susie Lau, Nicholas Kirkwood; Dress, Lulu + Co. x Louise Gray

"It was a stroke of genius to combine the air soles of a sneaker with a loafer. I call them loakers. Strangely, everyone from old men to middle-aged women to teenagers ask me about these shoes. Guess they're after the comfort factor. I struggle to tie a pretty bow with these sandals but I like the excess use of grosgrain ribbon, a material that I can't get enough of in accessories."

L to R. Shoes, J.W. Anderson, Bruno Frisoni

"These shoes were made for a special POP Magazine pop-up shop in Selfridges when Katie Grand was still helming the magazine."

Clutch, Lulu Guinness; Shoes, Miu Miu x POP

"Versace very cleverly revived their archive prints in anticipation of the H&M collaboration. I've got a few vintage Versace print pieces so this revived shirt slots right into that mini-collection."

Skirt, Louise Gray: Shirt, Vintage Versace

"The pink leather cage skirt is by a designer Angie Johnson from a label called I Heart Norwegian Wood (based in Montreal). We met through Etsy, and she's been a really amazing supporter of the blog."

Skirt, I Heart Norwegian Wood; Visor, Fleet Ilya


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For the Love of Faux


Faux is the word! Whether faux fur, faux leather, or faux suede, there's much to do a closet proud! With colder temps looming, I gravitate toward those coats with descriptions such as, cozy and fluffy. Keeping warm is a must! While faux fur is popular this time of year, I also enjoy faux suede and leather, beyond just coats. Check out some fabulous pieces from H+M and others.

Faux Fur Jacket

Faux Fur Coat

Faux Fur Vest
Faux Fur Coat

Faux Fur Vest

Faux Fur Jacket
Faux Fur Jacket

Faux Fur Jacket

Faux Fur Jacket

Faux Fur Jacket
I Heart Ronson
Fringe Faux Leather
Jacket, $59.99

Bisou Bisou Faux
Leather Culottes
(also in Plus)

Bisou Bisou Faux Leather
Lace Top with Cami

Bisou Bisou Faux Leather
Lace Pencil Skirt
Worthington Cap-Sleeve
Faux Leather Front
Top, $19.99
(also in Plus)

Worthington Faux Leather
Asymmetrical Skirt
(also available in camel;
Plus-size also)

Nicole by Nicole Miller
Faux Fur Jacket, $69.99
Liz Claiborne Faux
Shearling Moto
Jacket, $90

BELLE + SKY Faux Fur
Jacket, $59.99
Worthington Cropped Faux
Fur Jacket, $59.99

Bisou Bisou Oversized
Faux Fur Jacket, $59.99
(also in Plus)

I jeans Buffalo Faux
Leather Moto Jacket

I Heart Ronson
Sherpa Jacket

I jeans Buffalo Faux Leather
Sleeve Jacket, $64.99
Bisou Bisou Faux
Fur Vest, $39.99
(also in Plus)

a.n.a. Faux Leather
Fringe Skirt, $34.99

I Heart Ronson
Faux Fur Vest
a.n.a. "Eloise" Mid-calf
Boots, $49.99

a.n.a. "Lydia"

a.n.a. "Leah" High Heel Boots,

a.n.a. "Candice" Booties

a.n.a. "Terry" Ultra
High Heel Sandals
Liz Claiborne
"Jonesa" Ankle
Boots, $49.99

Liz Claiborne "Blitson"
Bootie, $49.99

Liz Claiborne "Ethan"
Bootie, $49.99
Liz Claiborne
"Ramona" Peep
Toe Pumps

Call It Spring
"Aldonia" Ankle
Boots, $59.99
Call It Spring
"Aubrianna" Ankle
Boots, $59.99

Arizona "Goldie" Fringe
Ankle Boots, $41.99
Aldo Soft Crossbody
with Tassel Detail

Faith Chevron Clutch, $44.79

Mango Tassel and Pom Pom
Saddle Bag, $62.68
Glamourous Crossbody Bag
with Fringe, $39.41

Double Lock Structured Bum
Bag, $35.85

Slim Bum Bag, $21.50

Co-ord Faux Fur Blocked Clutch
Dune "Doris" Tan Hobo
Shoulder Bag with Front
Lock Detail, $123.61
Faux Fur Shoe Boots

Story of Lola Faux Fur
Clutch, $64.49

Hot Spell Faux Fur
Sandals, $48.37
Chevron Faux Fur Cape, $107.49

Coat in Longline Chunky Pelt
Faux Fur, $170.19

Stitch + Pieces Vintage-style
Coat in Faux Suede
Warehouse Faux
Fur Coat, $214.98
Monki Printed Faux Fur
Coat, $134.36
Coat in Faux
Fur with

Coat with Faux Fur Body
and Contrast Collar, $170.19

Lipsy Coat
with Faux
Fur Trim
and Lining
Influence Camo Faux Fur
Coat, $107.49

Faux London
Leather Look

Swing Coat with Patchwork
Faux Fur, $268.73
Asos White Color
Block Faux
Fur Coat

Faux Fur Coat in Leopard

Maison Scotch
Color Blocked
Faux Fur
Jacket, $447.88

Coat in Faux Shearling with
Panel Detail, $152.28
Only Bonded
Biker Jacket
with Faux
Fur, $152.28

Urbancode Patched Faux
Fur Gilet, $302.76

First + I Faux
Fur Coat
Urbancode Faux Fur Biker
Coat, $302.76

Story of Lola Midi
Length faux
Fur coat
in Boho

Story of Lola Hooded Fluffy
Faux Fur Coat, $188.11

Whistles Patchwork
Faux Fur

Cheap Monday Shaggy Faux
Fur Coat, $322.48
Lira Leather Look
Biker Jacket
with Tassel

Faux Fur Gilet with Star
Detail, $107.49

Hollister Faux
Suede Fringe
Jacket, $116.45

River Island Mixed Fur
Clutch, $62.70

River Island Premium
Faux Mongolian
Tote Bag
Lipsy Faux Fur Envelope
Crossbody Bag, $53.75

River Island Mixed Fabric
Cutabout Tote, $75.24


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New In


We can NEVER have too many handbags or pairs of shoes! While browsing about this weekend, I popped into T.J. Maxx, and found two new additions. A fringe crossbody (I'd been searching for just the right one), and a fun clutch (It's just a nice something extra!). see more below.

Carlos by Carlos Santana Fringe Flap Crossbody ( nordstromrack.com; $49.97 and 6pm.com; $39.99; also available in camel)

I looooove the super long fringe! I also like the long, adjustable strap, which allows a comfortable fit when wearing a bulky sweater or coat.

Imoshion Champagne Bonjour Au Revoir Conversation Clutch (tjmaxx.com; $34.99)

This is such a nice clutch. It's large (12" w x 9" x 1" D) and roomy. Au Revoir is printed on the other side. A fun piece is always a do! 

Photos: 6pm.com; tjmaxx.com

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Jennifer Hudson for O Magazine


Jennifer Hudson is the picture of glamour in this fashion shoot for O Magazine. Beautifully styled from head to toe, she's truly a vision!

Currently starring in her first Broadway show, 'The Color Purple', Jennifer Hudson wears all purple looks for a fashion feature in the December 2015 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Captured on location in a New York City theater, Jennifer looks retro glam in the regal color while wearing looks from designer brands including Tadashi Shoji, Kate Spade and Mandalay. (Fashion Gone Rogue)


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The Chicest Gadgets This Holiday Season?


Okay, so we haven't had Thanksgiving yet, and I'm really not thinking a whole lot about gift buying at the moment, BUT the editors at Harper's Bazaar featured some really nice gadgets that I wanted to share.

I could actually use a couple of those items right now; the Polaroid camera and Rebbeca Minkoff's Notification bracelet would prove pretty handy.

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera, $99, polaroidsnapcamera.com.

Vinaya Altruis rose gold and white smart notification necklace, $430, vinaya.com.
Parrot Zik 3 wireless headphones, available for pre-order at parrot.com.

Stelle Audio gold audio wireless speaker, $299, neimanmarcus.com.

Michael Kors charging wallet, $148, michaelkors.com.
Apple Watch Hermès double wrap watch, $1,250, apple.com.

FRENDS gunmetal and rose gold headphones, $199, and interchangeable caps, from $39 -$54, all available at WeAreFRENDS.com.

Stella McCartney iPhone case, $330, farfetch.com.
Pebble Time Round rose gold and white leather smartwatch, $249, pebble.com.

Rebecca Minkoff notification bracelet, $120, rebeccaminkoff.com.
Apple rose-gold iPhone 6S, apple.com.

Kate Spade iPhone case, $35, katespade.com.

Mira fitness tracker bracelet, $169, mymirafit.com.


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Check This Plaid That


The Buffalo check/plaid is currently having it's moment, as one of the most popular go-to items, and is certainly my favorite. I recently bought Arizona's version from J.C. Penney, and love it! There's nothing that I love more than a cozy sweater this time of year. See it below, along with jackets and more.


Arizona Long-sleeved Brushed Plaid Duster; jcp.com

(this picture is a bit grainy, and doesn't do justice to the real article)

Buffalo Plaid Vest, $168

(this is another favorite)

Edinburgh Cape

Red Checked Sneakers, $29; hm.com
J by JOA Buffalo Plaid
Car Coat, $72

Mossimo Scoopneck
Sweater, $18.40

Mossimo Jacquard
Boyfriend Cardigan
Winter Plaid
Wristlet, $12

Basia Plaid Poncho

Buffalo Plaid
Buffalo Plaid Scarf

Worthington 3/4 Length
Pullover, $23.99

A.n.a. Long-sleeve Plaid Cardigan, $39.99

Liz Claiborne Wool-
blend Walking Coat
Buffalo Plaid Sweater
Buffalo Plaid
Sweater, $29.90
Buffalo Plaid Car Coat
Buffalo Plaid Coat
Toggle-front Plaid
Coat, $69.90
Buffalo Plaid Jacket
Jacket, $44.90
Buffalo Plaid Shirt Jacket, $39.90

About Me

Favorite Magazines & Books

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