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9:34 am

Fur Now

01/10/2014, Ad Campaigns, Fashion and Style, Fur

As many of you already know, I’m a HUGE fan of fur. One of my favorite (and earliest) fur items is a classic, brown beaver fur coat I purchased from a vintage store many, many years ago. Most fur lovers start this way — they begin their love for fur from a fabulous hand-me-down fur coat or a jacket from a family member or they purchase something equally chic from a second-hand store. Fast forward many years later, I must admit I’ve moved on to the way I wear my fur. I try to buy one or two strong fur coats each year. Some of you probably remember this white mink fur coat I bought from Fendi last year. My most recent purchase, as in last month, was a gorgeous, multi-color paneled coat from 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Fur now looks much different than what “fur” used to be. It’s no longer the classic, oversized brown coat that grandmothers used to wear to protect themselves from subzero temperatures. We live in a different generation that celebrates individual and unique personal style and this demands new fur silhouettes and shapes featuring strong, eye-catching colors, textures and different combinations.

Fur Now 2014 Campaign

Also, fur is now being used in countless different ways. You’ll find fur used in cute accessories like scarves, bow ties and camera straps (like my collaboration with Adrienne Landau), keychains (think Fendi Monster and Fendi Karlito key charms) and sunglasses to leather goods such as wallets, pouches and handbags.

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Here are several images from the International Fur Federation’s “Fur Now” campaign to modernize the image of fur and to reach a new, youthful demographic (that’s you… and me! *wink*). They flew me to Paris this summer to see the shoot and I’ll share behind-the-scenes photos on a separate blog post.

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Fur Now 2014 Campaign
Fur Now 2014 Campaign
Fur Now 2014 Campaign
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For more information about Fur Now, visit http://www.wearefur.com/furnow.

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2:07 am

Valentino Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

30/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, Spring Summer 2015, Valentino

Bonjour from Paris! Join us in six hours. Tune in at 2:30PM Paris Time/8:30AM New York Time for today’s Valentino spring summer 2015 fashion show livestreamed from Paris! The video on loop pre-show is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes video of the recently opened Fifth Avenue Valentino boutique in New York City.

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See you at the show!

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11:27 am

Marni Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

21/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, Marni, Spring Summer 2015

Watch the full-length video of this morning’s Marni spring summer 2015 fashion show below.

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11:15 am

Versace Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

21/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, Spring Summer 2015, Versace

Va va voom! Here’s the full-length video of the Versace spring summer 2015 fashion show in Milan the other evening. It’s probably one of my favorite Versace shows in a long time. The final looks, especially the color-blocking swarovski-studded chain mail dresses, are BEYOND. Bravo Donatella!

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6:08 pm

Prada Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

18/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, Prada, Spring Summer 2015

Prada served the ultimate model Throwback Thursday moment this afternoon — Gemma Ward is back and she opened today’s Prada show while Lara Stone closed it. Here’s the full-length video of the Prada spring summer 2015 fashion show.

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6:02 pm

Fendi Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

18/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, Fendi, Spring Summer 2015

Missed this afternoon’s Fendi spring summer 2015 fashion show? Watch the full-length video of the fashion show below. Hands-down my favorite show today in Milan!

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8:08 pm

Alpha by Solange Azagury-Partridge

16/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Jewelry, London

My business meeting at the Connaught Hotel yesterday afternoon finished early and right across the hotel is Solange Azagury-Partridge’s flagship boutique. I first heard of Solange from reading LoveGold’s London Shopping Guide. As much as I love fashion and all its trappings, I’m not getting any younger. Most of my clothes usually have a shelf life of six months, probably a year tops. Which is why I started to look (I said look, not buy, ok!!!) into fine jewelry lately — they last forever! There comes a certain point in life when you elevate yourself with certain, finer things.

To the uninitiated, Solange Azagury-Partridge is a self-taught jewelry designer. In 2001, Tom Ford (formerly of PPR), hired her to serve as the Creative Director of Boucheron. She held the position for several years before focusing on her own brand.

She recently launched her first men’s jewelry collection named “Alpha” based on classic themes such love, lust, strength and beauty. All of her men’s pieces are made with 18ct yellow gold but sandblasted and blackened with rhodium. The blackening intentionally wears away, over time, to slowly reveal the yellow gold underneath. I thought it was genius.

I had the pleasure of trying several things on. Perhaps my favorite piece from the entire “Alpha” collection is the “Heart of Darkness” pendant. My heart never raced so fast I couldn’t stop myself from sweating in my three-piece suit when I held it. The pendant had a great weight as well. DIVINE. ABSOLUTELY DIVINE.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Heart of Darkness 18ct Gold Pendant
Solange Azagury-Partridge London Store
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The “Lionheart” ring features two small diamonds and a ruby.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Lionheart Ring

This is the “Bareknuckle” pendant. I like how it signifies strength, like a fist ready to punch someone.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Bareknuckle Pendant

I also love the “WMD” (Weapons of Mass Destruction) pendant. I had a good chuckle when I saw this cheeky piece.

Solange Azagury-Partridge WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction Pendant

Solange Azagury-Partridge Snake bangle

The “Tied Up” bangle is adjustable.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Tied Up bangle

One of Solange’s personal favorites is the “Samson” bracelet. It’s a made to measure piece customized with a lock of your loved one’s (or your) hair.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Samson bracelet

Check out this short film they they released earlier this year starring Mark Ruffalo.

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Solange Azagury-Partridge is located at 5 Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 3AP. Be sure to ask for Cynthia, Darren or Daniel. You may also email london@solange.co.uk or call +44-207-792-0197. Solange also has boutique on Madison Avenue in New York City.

For more information about Solange and her other collections, visit http://www.solange.co.uk.

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6:26 pm

Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

16/09/2014, Burberry, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, London, Spring Summer 2015

Missed yesterday’s Burberry Prorsum spring summer 2015 fashion show in London? Here’s the full-length video of the show featuring a live performance of James Bay.

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9:30 am

Watch Live: BOSS Womenswear Spring 2015 Fashion Show

10/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Hugo Boss, Jason Wu, Spring Summer 2015

Pencil it down your calendars! Don’t forget to watch today’s livestream of the spring/summer 2015 BOSS Womenswear fashion show by Artistic Director Jason Wu at 4 World Trade Center. The fashion show (featuring an “architecture meets nature” theme) will begin around 2:00-2:30PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 10 so stay tuned.

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7:13 am

Calvin Klein REVEAL Launch

09/09/2014, Calvin Klein, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Fragrance, Francisco Costa

I had fun attentending last night’s launch of Calvin Klein’s new fragrance “Reveal”. It was held at the 68th floor of the new 4 World Trade Center building just three blocks away from my apartment. Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora performed throughout the night. In attendance: Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Amber Heard, Clark Brockelman, Joe Jonas, Doutzen Kroes and more.

Fashion blogger Bryanboy at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Bryanboy at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Iggy Azalea at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Joe Jonas at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Francisco Costa and Amber Heard at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Rita Ora at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Clark Brockelman at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch

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