June 4, 2018

Cristóbal Balenciaga, The Man Who Built The House

Cristóbal Balenciaga

Cristóbal Balenciaga

At a dinner recently I spoke with a sales professional from Saks.  He revealed that many of the heritage designer brands bank on Continue reading “Cristóbal Balenciaga, The Man Who Built The House”

May 16, 2018

A Short History of the Designer Sweatshirt

And When Did It Break $1000, Plus Some Reasonable Options

Designer Sweatshirt Prima Darling

The designer sweatshirt and hoodie for that matter, has become a fashion staple.  Somewhere along the line the price of the humble sweatshirt began to Continue reading “A Short History of the Designer Sweatshirt”

April 1, 2018

Audrey Hepburn and the Holy Trinity of Style

AudreyHepburn Prima Darling

This story was first published in June of 2017 and was the first in the Holy Trinity of Style Series. The second of the series on Jackie O was republished last Sunday.  The final installment on Princess Grace will appear in the coming weeks. Continue reading “Audrey Hepburn and the Holy Trinity of Style”

December 20, 2016

China Machado

China Machado Richard Avedon 1958

In honor of China Michado, who passed away on Sunday, I’m reposting this story originally published in September. For a link to one of her last interviews click here. As interesting as she was beautiful, the world has lost one of the most original models ever, she will be missed. Continue reading “China Machado”