the one thing: the 2013 academy of art graduation fashion show.

last thursday, i attended the academy of art graduation fashion show at the palace of fine arts, a fitting location for a display of such beauty and talent. there were nineteen collections presented from bachelors and masters degree students in womenswear, menswear, textile design, and jewelry & metal arts with something for everyone. i mean, can you believe that this…
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the one thing: nars’ the face of modern makeup event.

nars has long been one of my favorite makeup lines, not only because of their dedication to producing products in a range of colors for all shades of women, but also the fact that françois nars values design, partnering with fabien baron on typography and packaging.  so when my friend erin (who happens to be a nars artist at nordstrom…
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the one thing: dressing your age.

three women whose style i admire: judy alridge, carine roitfeld, nina garcia a few weeks ago, i was pleasantly surprised to be included in an ifb round-up of bloggers over 40 to follow. while my age isn’t a subject that is front and center here, i did receive some comments that i didn’t look my age. obviously that boosted my…
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the one thing: a study in simplicity.

in the age of tricked out footwear, there’s been a movement towards pumps and sandals that are decidedly minimal. like the new saint laurent accessories, the lines are clean, with the interest in metals, textures (like suede, stamped croc, and snakeskin), and treatments (hello hologram). in keeping with my love of high and low fashion, i’m especially loving the pairs…
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the one thing: that fifties thing.

on the heels of my friday post on spring dressing inspiration comes a trend that i’m excited for, the fuller, fifties style skirt. championed on the runways of christian dior and more, the silhouette is fun, flirty, and decidedly ladylike. the key is finding one that sits right below your belly button, fits closely, but not tight, at the top…
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