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I’m dreaming of a vintage Christmas…

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Recently a friend of mine, the wonderful and incredibly knowledgable LA vintage dealer Sielian Lie (featured here) asked me if I could have a look on her site and make a selection of her vintage dresses that would be appropriate to wear to a chic holiday party so that she could feature them in her newsletter. Since this is not exactly a difficult thing to do – if you’ve ever seen Sielian’s site, it is chock full of dresses you’d want to wear anytime, anywhere – I ended up over-selecting, choosing about twenty looks, and then she had to edit them …

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Tatjana Anika: Has you covered on the beach and off…

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  There is a lot of good swimwear out there. A lot of it. And sometimes is difficult to decipher what makes one collection different from another, but… there always is a difference. The other day I was scanning Instagram and I saw a gorgeous photo of Caroline Winberg in a long, white, crocheted, off-the-shoulder dress posted by my friend Matilde Carli (image above). I stopped to examine, double tapped, and told her I loved it. I was a little surprised to learn that the dress was actually a beach cover-up designed by London-based swimwear designer Tatjana Anika. A dress that …

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Svetlana Kuzmicheva-Uspenskaya: the purveyor of koons, culture, philanthropy and birkin bags.

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On Sunday night, in the midst of New York City’s philanthropic gala season, a new charity was born in Midtown, at the Four Seasons Restaurant (the chic one, on 52nd Street). Its name? Project Perpetual. The organization was created by art collector Svetlana Kuzmicheva-Uspenskaya, the wife of Alexey Kuzmichev, who is a founding partner of Russia’s Alfa Group. The goal of Project Perpetual is to raise money for children who are deemed “high-risk” by the United Nations Foundation (an organization set up following a donation by Ted Turner and which includes a number of exemplary campaigns and initiatives) by enlisting the world’s …

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Thakoon turns ten…

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Last night Thakoon Panichgul celebrated, with Barneys New York, ten years of his collection, Thakoon, which, in fashion, is pretty remarkable. Survival rates drop significantly after about the five-year mark. To celebrate this benchmark, Thakoon designed a special capsule collection of past “hits” that is exclusively available at Barneys. The 12-piece collection includes an emerald silk eyelash print, a conversation-starting “rose on legs” print designed by Laurie Simmons (the well-known photographer/filmmaker/mother of Lena Dunham) and plenty of Thakoon’s signature delicate tucks and pretty folds. Thakoon also debuted a collection of especially stellar handbags. They were perfectly luxurious with a hint of cool. I loved …

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#goodbooktohave: #Carlos’s Places by Carlos Souza

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In the age of blogs and hashtags, it’s rare to find a decent book written in the informal, “modern” format social media has made us grow so accustomed to. Okay, it might be easy to find a book written by a blogger, but my guess is that you will most likely be disappointed by the sophistication of the information provided by the aforementioned blogger. Useful to the masses, perhaps. Useful to the well-traveled, jaded fashion set? Probably not. That’s why I was intrigued when I heard that the inherently chic, most well-traveled of the well-traveled, Carlos Souza, the Worldwide Brand …

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Masha d’Yans: The Mischievious and Illustrious Illustrator

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The illustrator and artist Masha d’Yans is very much like her work: colorful, whimsical, imaginative, playful and a bit Peter Pan-ish… through her work she refuses to grow up. I was first introduced to Masha when she and I were paired up for a children’s story, The Big Bad Mood, that I wrote for Romy and the Bunnies. Masha perfectly and colorfully illustrated the story, giving it an energy and excitement that all kids’ stories should have. It still remains my kids’ favorite story… many thanks to Masha’s pictures.

Charmed… I’m Sure. A few ladylike lessons from Erin Fetherston.

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I love Erin Fetherson and her always entertaining ideas. And I especially love her latest little film series called “Charmed, I’m Sure. Lessons in Beauty, Style, & The Social Graces,” which is filmed and directed by Rebecca Forteau (the very cool daughter of Ellen von Unwerth). They make a perfect ladylike and slightly tongue-in-cheek team. What is so great about these pretty little, vintage-like, minute-long lessons? Well, a lot! They are cute, funny and useful. I love how Erin uses a mascara wand spritzed in hairspray to keep her side-swept bangs, well, side-swept. I also like how she sweetly tells …

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The Lovely People of St. Tropez…

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We just got back from 2.5 weeks in St. Tropez… As happy as I am to be home – we are moving across the Atlantic in eight days and I need to pack – I do miss that little fishing village-turned-glamourous-vacation-spot… even if the music everywhere is a bit too loud for my mommy ears. What do I miss? 1. I miss wearing all my resort wear. I think playing a modern Brigitte Bardot, but a brunette, less voluptuous and much paler version, could keep me amused for the rest of my life… St. Tropez allows for overt sexiness in …

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The Resurrection of Anne Fogarty

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I LOVE Anne Fogarty. She designed dresses throughout the 50s,60s and 70s that epitomized wearable glamour. So when I found out that her name and brand was to be revived, I wanted to jump over the moon. Since that wasn’t possible, I wrote all about it for Curate on shrimptoncouture.com instead. Here you go: Anne Fogarty was a wonderful, classically chic dress designer who made her mark in the 1950s and 60s. She is best know for taking Christian Dior’s “New Look” – that fetchingly feminine nipped-waist/full skirted silhouette – and interpreting it for American women. American women have always …