Some historians argue it was Lilly Pulitzer who introduced the iconic shift dress into pop culture, but it was the Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Kennedy and Whitney families that popularized the brand in a major way, making it a must-have for resort jetsetters. You may be surprised to know that these internationally recognized cheerful prints have humble beginnings – Lilly Pulitzer’s juice stand off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.
Of course, that was simply the beginning. Beyond that, former Town & Country executive editor Kathryn Livingston, who boasts a 20-year editorial career with Hearst Magazines, chronicled behind-the-scenes details of the life of the very private Pulitzer in: Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour, and the Birth of a Fashion Legend. // READ MORE @SarasotaMagazine.com
If you love a good shopportunity like me, then pay close attention to the collections below, created by celebs and designers. Seems like you can’t swing a stiletto these days without hitting a store that’s advertising a collaboration with someone famous…and, my friends, that’s where the stylish deals come in.
By the way, I’d love if you’d let me in on your favorite designer collab. Especially if there’s something cool I missed– please keep me posted!
Must, must, must begin with fashion’s reigning king–Karl Lagerfeld (a name that’s synonymous with Chanel). Did you know that you can find the modish pieces below at Macy’s and macys.com? This capsule collection is on sale now with limited edition pieces, priced on average from $50 to $170. // Click Here for MORE @ SarasotaMagazine.com
The stand out trend last night, aside from red, red everywhere, was understated or no jewelry at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which left the creative in me stylistically bereft. It’s like all of a sudden the fashion world got wind of the recession, scaled back and dressed down the celebs. I just don’t know, and definitely didn’t see that one coming…
Which leaves us with the dresses. I always get a kick out of trading red carpet faves with friends, so I’ll go first, then it’s your turn to weigh in! // Click Here for MORE @ SarasotaMagazine.com
Well, you had to know it was coming….a reflection and report on Fashion Week. The challenge with this blog was how to organize the coveted chaos of fashion’s biggest week. Frankly, it’s almost more than a girl can process into some form of cohesive shorthand.
So, to keep it light and take the edge off, here’s my couture compendium, complete with links to my fave designer slideshows and video clips.
You’ll get a clear picture on trends. Not to worry, no grand and brand new style revelations were introduced. But it will come as no surprise that color, prints, leather and jumpsuits have traction in the sartorial universe. And, if you’ve been asleep at the wheel while sequins were creeping around the bend, heads up: You’ll need something sparkly this season. // Click Here for MORE @ SarasotaMagazine.com
Here it is—the launch of my style blog for Sarasota Magazine: Who.What.Wear. As the name suggests, I’ll be posting general musings on the stylishly savvy, what’s hip and current locally as well as noteworthy Internet finds and fashionable discoveries.
I’m a style spectator, so I’ll share what to know and where to find it. In fact, consider me your personal shopper, of sorts. I’ll update you on what’s trending while keeping you ahead of the curve, even de-mystifying some of the pesky fashion-insider information.
So, with that, let’s get right to it and kick off this blog with the designer everyone seems to be talking about.
More than likely you’ve heard all the hype about the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. I went. And allow me to tell you the truth of the matter—it was AH.MAZ.ING. // Click Here for MORE @ SarasotaMagazine.com