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This site is dedicated to all things fashionable and will celebrate those style Icons who have created their own individual style Today is Monday, May 29, 2017



1. Malene Birger 2. Ranjana Kahn 3. Ranjana Kahn 4. Ranjana Kahn 5. Swarovski 6. Ranjana Kahn 7. Aida Kibur 8. Lanvin 9. Marni 10. Mango 11. Swarovski 12. Lanvin 13. Liz Claiborne 14. Fendi 15. Ben Amun 16. Forever 21 17. French Connection 18. Rumor 19. Swarovski 20. Anthropologie 21. Harmony Lane 22. Marni 23. Mango If you are interested in any of these beauties, check them out on shopstyle.com for store information.


"New Stuff"


Just a few of the reasons that I am so in love with netaporter.com 1. Mawi 2. Vivienne Westwood Anglomania 3. Marni 4. Dolce and Gabbana 5. Lanvin 6. Marni 7. Miu Miu 8. Marni 9. Marni 10. Dolce and Gabbana 11. Mawi 12. Dolce and Gabbana


Fashion in the Art Institute


There is something about the gray gown that speaks to me.....I love the unusual design.

1. Gown, J. Mendel ($5,380). 919 N. Michigan Ave., 312-981-1725. Bracelet ($4,600) and ring ($2,900), David Yurman. Razny Jewelers, 1700 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, 847-432-5300. Sandals, Jimmy Choo ($1,095). Ikram, 873 N. Rush St., 312-587-1000.

2. Suede pants ($1,835), silk top ($4,150) and boot (price on request), Nina Ricci. Ikram, 873 N. Rush St., 312-587-1000. Steel cuff, MaxMara ($310). 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-475-9500.

 3. Dress, Lanvin ($6,275). Ikram, 873 N. Rush St., 312-587-1000. Necklace ($34,000) and ring ($8,850), Bulgari. 909 N. Michigan Ave., 312-255-1313.

4. Jumper, Alexander McQueen ($1,965). Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-6500. Trench, Oscar de la Renta ($2,990). Saks Fifth Avenue, SEE ABOVE. Cuff, Yves Saint Laurent ($1,995). 51 E. Oak St., 312-751-8995. Leggings, American Apparel ($34). 837 W. Armitage Ave., 773-880-9801. Sandals, Giuseppe Zanotti for Thakoon ($1,150). Ikram, 873 N. Rush St., 312-587-1000.

5. Gown, Givenchy ($4,440). Ikram, 873 N. Rush St., 312-587-1000.

6. Top ($795) and skirt ($895), Chris Benz. Blake, 212 W. Chicago Ave., 312-202-0047. Cuff, Lina Fanourakis ($35,605). Sabbia, 75 E. Walton St., 312-440-0044. Earrings, Michael Zobel ($5,820). Sabbia, SEE ABOVE

7. Gown, Carolina Herrera ($4,690). Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900. Ring, David Yurman (price on request). Razny Jewlers, 1700 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, 847-432-5300. Sandals, Jimmy Choo ($1,295). Ikram, 873 N. Rush St., 312-587-1000.

8. Dress, Yves Saint Laurent Edition 24 2009 ($1,890). 51 E. Oak St., 312-751-8995. Cuff ($485) and platforms ($795), Yves Saint Laurent. SEE ABOVE. Sash belt, Thakoon ($225). Ikram, 873 N. Rush St., 312-587-1000. (Michigan Avenue magazine) .


Lanvin A/W 2009 Ads Includes Black Cats

Black cats are traditionally held as bad luck, but this Lanvin Autumn/Winter 2009 Femme campaign defies that notion outright. Cats co-star alongside Kristen McMenamy, under the watchful lens of Steven Meisel. With black and white contrasts, Hitchcock-style lighting and Alber Elbaz’s penchant for film noir-esque female characters, the campaign, like the collection, is a culmination of elegance and sophistication. (Luxuo)


"Mixed Prints"

1. Dress, necklace, heels and tights-Marni, headband-Dolce and Gabbana 2. Dress-Missoni, necklaces-Subversive and Marni, shoes-Christian Louboutin 3. Dress-Erdem Cuff-Subversive, ring-Marni 4. Dress & belt-Rodarte, boots-Nicolas Kirkwood for Rodarte, Bangle-Lanvin 5. Dress and sandals-Dior, necklace-Marni 6. Louis Vuitton 7. Clothing and shoes-Balenciaga, tights-Gerbe 8. Marc Jacobs 9. Dress-Gucci, cuff-Subversive 10. Dolce and Gabbana


Some of the Best Accessories


I love each and every item in this picture....especially the Louis Vuitton necklace and the studded shoes. It is so exciting to see that the fall collections have SO many beautiful items to offer! 1. Bally handbag 2. Lanvin pearl bracelet 3. Givenchy by Riccardo Tischi shoes 4. Louis Vuitton Necklace



"Gems and Pearls"


Oh the lovelies.......Featured are some of the newest additions at net-a-porter. From the top left: 1. Oscar de la Renta (Love,Love, love it!) 2. Oscar de la Renta 3. Celestina 4. Roberto Cavalli bracelet 5. Isharya 6. Roberto Cavalli ring 7. Lanvin. Oscar de la Renta's jewelry designs are beautiful......It's exciting to see that he has added jewelry to his varied collections.


Jewelry: The Bold and the Beautiful


Featured today is jewelry for those of us who love our statement pieces! It is always a exciting to find items to feature. The designers are as follows: 1.)Christian Dior bracelet, 2.) Christian Lacroix "sculptural" necklace, 3.) Dries Van Noten gold ball necklace, 4.) Erickson Beamon jet and crystal necklace, 5.)Erickson Beamon tear drop stone necklace, 6.) Janis Savitt gold bead and rhinestone necklace, 7.) Kennth J. Lane coral necklace, 8.) Lanvin ribbon and crystal necklace, 9.) Lanvin Fuschia & purple necklace, 10.) Marni floral necklace, 10.) Marni stackable bracelets, 11.) Matthew Campbell Laurenza gold and gem stone ring, 12.) Moschino gold necklace, 13.) Polytima amethyst bracelet, 14.) Polytima amethyst necklace, 15.) Sonia Rykiel floral red & fuschia crystal necklace, 16.) Stephen Dweck turquoise ring, 17.) Stephen Dweck coral earrings 18.) Stephen Dweck brown Chalcedony ring, 19.) Vera Wang ribbon and rhinestone necklace, 20.) Top Shop Multicolor necklace, 21.)Vivienne Westwood large, etched earrings, 22.) Vera Wang Blue crystal bracelet, 23.) Zac Posen Silver Earring, 24.) Oscar de la Renta gold collar with a red stone.




"Give'em The Cold Shoulder"


The runways are full of Aysemmetrical or one shoulder pieces. From tops to jumpsuits to dresses, there are many beautiful offerings. Featured here are some favorites. 


Lanvin Pre-Fall 2011



As always, utterly chic!

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The Andy Warhol Diaries

The Irreverent Iris Apfel: Rare Bird of Fashion

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The book of Film Noir

Town and Country Magazine

The Legs Are The Last To Go

The Jewels of Miriam Haskell

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"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