Dian Holton

Designer Catherine Malandrino Turned 50!

Posted on 04/23/2013 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionNew York magazine nailed it when it labeled fashion designer Catherine Malandrino as the “ultimate Frenchwoman in America.” And like her peer Marc Jacobs, she, too, turned the big 5-Oh this month (April 22). Malandrino’s design concept has always been “to bring softness and refinement to an urban, feminine wardrobe and to help the woman show her character and individuality through her unique clothes.” And it has worked for her as evidenced by her successful career both in her native …

Bright and Accessible Spring Rainwear

Posted on 04/12/2013 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionEveryone knows April is a rainy month, hence the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” But who said your look has to be boring and drab? To spruce up your outdoor jaunts this spring, I’ve pulled together some rainwear and accessories that not only make a bold statement but won’t cost you hundreds of dollars. 1 | Reversible, waterproof and water resistent rain wrap ($60; Rainraps.com) 2 | Stacked bangles ($10-15; GAP stores) 3 | Color-blocked envelope clutch ($32; gap.com) …