Movies have long been an inspiration for various fashion trends throughout history. During the 1940s movies were essentially the number 1 in entertainment and their influence in fashion was huge. One of the defining silhouettes of the era was inspired by the film Kitty Foyle and the dress which shares its name is the subject… Continue reading Clothing Inspired by Movies (Kitty Foyle)
Ralph Lauren turns 79 today and to celebrate his birthday we are going to look back at some of his most inspirational quotes and celebrate his designs. “I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.” “Personal style is about having a sense of yourself and what you believe in every day.” “Style is very personal. It… Continue reading Born on this Day – October 14 – Ralph Lauren
I have loved fashion and style ever since I was a child. It was my happy place. I loved the excitement of choosing what to wear or playing dress up. It allowed me to express myself, to demonstrate externally everything I felt. Even though it gave me so much happiness, it was still ridiculed by… Continue reading Why Style isn’t Frivolous.
Louis XIV was King of France for 72 years. To this day he remains the longest reigning monarch in European History. Although he is probably best known for his desire to be an absolute monarch, its also important to remember that is was he who established France as the centre of fashion. Fashions had always… Continue reading What do Louis XIV and Christian Louboutin have in common?
Italian actress Sophia Loren turns 84 today! This post is dedicated to her, to celebrate how amazing she has been as an actress and style icon. "A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view." - Sophia Loren "There is a fountain of youth: it is your… Continue reading Born on this day – September 20 – Sophia Loren
Elegance is defined as "the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner." Throughout history being seen as an elegant woman was viewed as a desirable trait to aspire towards. Elegant women set the fashions, they were favoured among portrait artists, they were public figures, queens, models and actresses. They have often been admired… Continue reading A Celebration of Elegant Women Throughout History
“A runway is spectacle. It’s only fashion when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn't much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense.” - Oscar de la Renta All the inspiring things Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta said in his lifetime, almost serve… Continue reading Designer Spotlight – Oscar de la Renta