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Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian, 2017…

Once again this year, artists and artisans at Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian showed amazingly beautiful, unique works !!
Always so many pieces to admire and be inspired; it has been soooo difficult to edit our picks, but here they are… you can still see them today in Ballajá!!

Honoring Oscar de la Renta…

Oscar de la Renta, “the gentleman of fashion”, will be featured on US postal stamps out later this year, celebrating his more than 50 years as one of fashion’s leading designers. The stamps are just beautiful!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Share

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Lanvin Spring 2017…

The first campaign for Lanvin under its new designer, Bouchra Jarrar, was recently presented to the press; photos of Stella Tennant by Paolo Roversi look stunning; modern, feminine, yet strong…

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Share

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Vogue Paris…

With a cast of influential women who have made a difference, and a tribute to the late Franca Sozzani, the ultimate fashion director, the Vogue Paris February issue is a must read, and a must keep!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Share

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Shirting the Issue…

This spring, the basic shirt has been deconstructed… the most interesting cuts and slits, unexpected silhouettes, oversized sleeves in all shapes imaginable!! Designers like Jacquemus, Monse and Marques’ Almeida have set the pace and been a changing inspiration… just be prepared to be surprised!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Share

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And we quote…

I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring out change; but in yours

President Barack Obama

Monday, January 16, 2017 Share

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Objects of Desire…

The Loewe bags designed by Jonathan Anderson for the iconic Spanish house are now considered big players in the luxury accessory market.. We have seen Loewe’s Puzzle, Goya, Amazona and Hammock bags being carried by every leading fashionista!
And now, making the list of Spring’s objects of desire… the “See You Later” bag. Sooo super cool!!

Photos: Vogue

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John Derian Picture Book…

I have always admired the incredible, amazing talent of John Derian, always creating the most beautiful art and collectible decoupage pieces… His stores are a world of wonder for me; I could spend hours admiring every item, every piece, from paperweights to plates, to furniture, both new or vintage.. a never ending world to explore!!
So, his recent John Derian Picture Book is music to my ears; a beautiful collection of some of his most cherished images from the 18th and 19th centuries, that serve him as inspiration…

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Valentino…

On his first solo campaign for Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli features iconic models Christy Turlington and Liya Kebede together with newer talents, for a campaign that is intimate, romantic and powerful…
In Piccioli’s words, “The eternity of a portrait, the immediacy of a documented moment, the poised simplicity of introspection. A campaign that plays with time: what endures and what is unrepeatable”…

Feliz Día de Reyes… Happy Three Kings Day…

Feliz Día de Reyes!! Happy Three Kings Day!!
A day to celebrate our traditions, our art and our cultural heritage… May you have a beautiful day today, friends!!
Ceramic by C.Espinosa, one of my many treasured pieces from Puerto Rican artists…