Category Archive for: ‘Fashion & Beauty’

Fashion  Hearts Urban Philanthropy

Hearts- Urban Philanthropy

I attend an annual USTOA international conference where I meet with my clients every December. I am always searching for a “fun & useful item” to take them as a token gift. I spent this thanksgiving holiday with my sister in East Hampton. After all the eating we decided to go to Sag Harbor for a bit of walking and …

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Fashion Valentino NYC


The newly opened VALENTINO US flagship store is an architectural work of art! Designed by the British architect David Chipperfield it encompasses 20,000 square feet on Fifth Avenue between 54 & 55th streets. The building used to house the Japanese Takashimaya department store and has 1,650 square tons of Italian marble used throughout. The VALENTINO space is museum like in …

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Fashion Monte Carlo Modern Dome Concept

Monte-Carlo- Modern Dome Concept High Fashion Shopping

I am visiting my family for vacation and noticed that around the casino gardens that construction is under way and all the high fashion international stores have been placed in modern white  concept domes. Twenty high fashion boutiques are placed in these concept domes giving this area a real modern art feel.   It has received mixed reviews but I …

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Fashion FABRI Monte Carlo

FABRI- Monte-Carlo

I love local stores that offer different designs,content and styles. Each cultures has its own set of standards. Monte-Carlo is special like a jewel. Monte-Carlo seems to be an anomaly because there are people from all over the globe that come to reside in this amazing small principality.   The stores whether international high fashion chains or local enterprises are …

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Fashion Giambattista Vali1

Giambattista Valli- Inspirational Clothing

I was introduced to the designs of Giambattista Vali while in Paris visiting my family. I came across his boutique while strolling and was mesmerized by his intricate and feminine designs. He designs are way out of my means but I admire his craftsmanship and attention to detail. His use of lace, embroidery, feathers and hand sewn sequins transforms the …

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Fashion Laurence Dacade

Laurence Decade- Amazing Shoes

I am always on the search for comfortable and fashionable shoes as I suffer from sever back pain. It is not easy to find shoes that are attractive/sexy but functional and most importantly comfortable. I have scouted the globe on my travels trying to locate the “shoes” that can allow me to be a road warrior but in a fashion …

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Beauty Threading RUKIYE

The ART of Threading- Rukie Yucel

Threading originated in Indian over 6000 years ago and spread to Asia, the Middle East and more recently Western Europe and the Americas. It is the procedure of removing unwanted hair from the face and eyebrows with a thread. In Asia & the Middle East it is commonly used instead of wax as it is gentler. Rukiye Yucel, one of …

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Beauty TomFord Cosmetics

Stunning Nudes

For those that know me well you already have a sense that I have a true OBSESSION with TOM FORD. The man is a genius and I adore him because he struts to his own music, defying what is considered “normal or “conventional.” His recent cosmetic collection for FALL 2014 is all about nudes and showcasing the beauty of ones …

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Fashion Ford Shoes 02

Are these shoes meant for walking???

OMG!!! That is what I need to state about Tom Fords shoes. Are they practical? NO!! Are they DIVINELY sexy? YES!! The black strappy padlock shoes pictured are a true work of art. How can a designer be so in tune with sexuality like TOM FORD? He pushes it to a tasteful extreme and makes us ponder the consequences. Fashion …

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Tomas Maier- East Hampton

Tomas Maier the creative director of Bottega Veneta has his own amazing woman’s line. His store in East Hampton, NY which is only open in the summer season is a beautifully curated jewel box filled with easy clothes & shoes for the summer from his own label and others, artisan jewelry, bags, candles/perfume and collectible books. The Manager is a …

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