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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 …

Trending: Mint Colors

Posted on 04/18/2013 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionRemember the pistachio Samsonite luggage you had in the ’70s or the refrigerator you owned in mint green? Well, the hue is back in fresh new ways. Retailers across the country have embraced the trend and are now saturating the market with the icy color. From shoes to clutches, I’ve selected a handful of seafoam accessories that can accompany you when lunching with friends or kicking back at the beach. 1 | Cutting Garden Perfume ($15; Royal Apothic) 2 | …

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) …

Marc Jacobs Turns 50!

Posted on 04/9/2013 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionIt’s official: Marc Jacobs, the iconic American design darling who helms three fashion brands –  Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton  – can become an AARP member as of today. Jacobs, who made Time magazine’s “Time 100″ list in 2010, continues to add notable lines to his resume. In addition to elevating his gift of forecasting and conceptualizing trends for his clothing collections, he’s also assumed the role of Creative Director for Diet Coke (he appears topless in some …

Yoko Ono collection channels Lennon’s “Hot Bod”

Posted on 11/23/2012 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionYoko Ono, the widow of musician and Beatles icon John Lennon, has embarked on a new career after 79 years of making her mark in art, music, filmmaking and publishing. Ono has entered the world of fashion by launching a menswear collection. She decided to turn her 1969 sketches titled “Fashions for Men,” which had been a wedding gift to Lennon, into a book and collection with retail partner Opening Ceremony. The drawings, loosely annotated in the book, were inspired …

Postal worker doubles as Hermès scarf illustrator

Posted on 11/16/2012 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionA 69-year-old post office worker who renders paintings for silk scarves that retail for over $300? Yep. Recently I stumbled across a Texas Monthly article that profiled Kermit Oliver, “one of the most important living African-American painters” and the “only American artist to design a scarf for Hermès,” an ultra-luxury French brand. The introverted Oliver, who still works the graveyard shift at his local Waco, Texas, post office, was first offered the gig in 1980.  The president of Hermès’ U.S. operations …