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  • Delpozo’s “Demi Couture”…

    Almost Couture.. Josep Font collections for Delpozo have been described as “demi-couture”, as close to Haute Couture as you can get. His Resort 2018 collection is clear proof of his amazing talent!!  Voluminous, architectural, sculptural shapes in bright, fluorescent hues, contrasting with soft, floaty, drapey, ethereal dresses. True “demi-couture” and so beautiful!!

  • Balenciaga @ Colette…

    Balenciaga and Creative Director Demna Gvasalia announced that Balenciaga will take over the first floor of the iconic Colette concept store in Paris with a series of events and exhibits and offering specially designed , limited edition items that will surely become collectible objects of desire… Not to be missed by any fashionista that visits Paris from June 19th through August 5th!!

  • Fashion Flora…

    Beautiful works by some of the most important international illustrators are displayed in Nick Knight and Showstudio’s Fashion Flora Exhibition in London.
    It has been described as “an explorative look at the use of flowers as a motif in fashion throughout the decades” Artists were inspired by works of some of fashion’s iconic designers, such as Alexander McQueen, Dior and Dries Van Noten, just to name a few. Some of the works and illustrations are breathtakingly beautiful!!   The flowers exhibited just amazing!! Wish I could see this personally… J’adore!

  • Ellery…

    I have been following the work of Australian designer Kym Ellery, and just love what I see in her Resort 2018 collection…
    Her innovative cuts, impeccable tailoring and seventies-inspired styles have made the Ellery collection a much coveted name for international fashionistas. So modern, fresh and new… J’adore!!

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  • New York’s Flower Market…

    I so much enjoy visiting New York’s flower market on 28th Street early in the morning, especially during the spring months..
    The hustle and bustle of florists, buyers and floral designers; the color explosion of the most amazingly beautiful blooms, the fragrance, the lush greenery…
    I looove looking at the shelves where florists stack-up their selection of flowers and greenery and imagine what the final project will look like. Creativity at work; sooo inspiring!!

  • The Impeccable Narciso Rodríguez…

    The Resort 2018 collection by Narciso Rodríguez is sooo beautiful !!
    The minimalist, clean vision of pure lines and shapes Narciso Rodríguez is so well known for is all here, but what has been called by WWD “modernist couture references” of voluminous asymmetric skirts make this collection totally fresh looking and unique. The blush accent color is a win win as well… J’adore!!

  • The Eccentrics…

    A definition of “Eccentric” reads like this:  Eccentric: A wild yet adventurous individual. Magnetic personality and quite curious. Uncommon. Unique.  Some of the people I admire, are definitely eccentric!!
    I love this small, unique book by Assouline featuring a diverse group of eccentrics!! From Iris Apfel to Dita Von Teese, from Lynn Yaeger to Kelly Wearstler, Donna Karan to Edward Bess and many more… Each eccentric in their idiosyncratic, special way;  each an inspiring one-of-a kind..

  • Linda’s @ Bergdorf’s…

    Love these Bergdorf’s windows by Donald Robertson on the launch of Linda Fargo’s concept store in the iconic New York retailer.. As Fashion Director for Bergdorf Goodman, the shop will feature Fargo’s “tastes, latest obsessions and fascinations”.
    Will post photos of the shop soon… keep posted!!

  • All the Pinks @ Pietro Nolita…

    It must feel like pink paradise for all the pink lovers out there…
    The recently opened all pink ’50s style diner-bistro serving Italian dishes in New York, is already a favorite of the fashion crowd.
    The walls, tables, lighting, chairs, dishes, plant pots, even some of the items in the menu a different shade of pink !!.
    Pietro Lolita is a fun, kitschy place to visit. An experience if you are in the neighborhood and looooove pink!! 174 Elizabeth Street, New York.

  • Gucci’s Renaissance Revival…

    Alessandro Michele had a Renaissance revival for the Gucci Resort 2018 collection…
    Presented in the amazingly beautiful Palazzo Pitti in Florence, models walked in front of paintings by Botticelli, Velazquez, Titian, Rubens… walking through some of the most opulent, sumptuous, splendid galleries.
    Paisley and floral patterns, velvet, brocade, lace, pearls, leopard prints, classical gilded wreaths… it was all there. It was clearly a Gucci Renaissance excess; and it was sooo great!!

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Share

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  • Enchanted: Sofia Coppola’s Captivating World…

    Sofia Coppola just made history by becoming only the second female filmmaker to win the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival for “The Beguiled” film.
    The beautiful photos by Steven Meisel for the June Wall Street Journal Magazine editorial “Enchanted: Sofia Coppola’s Captivating World” couldn’t have been planned for a better moment…

  • “Piscine Privée”…

    The retro ’50s- ’60s trend seen in the Miu Miu  Spring-Summer collection is the clear inspiration for this Marie Claire France editorial “Piscine Privée”
    High waisted bathing suits and shorts, retro hues and prints, bathing suit silhouettes that remind us of Esther Williams..  even the flower embellished swim caps… the colors are so beautiful and refreshing.. J’adore!!

  • Rafael Rivera Rosa: Mirada Extendida…

    I recently visited and so much enjoyed the exhibition  “Rafael Rivera Rosa: Mirada Extendida” in the Museo de Las Américas in Old San Juan…
    This retrospective exhibition on the amazing work of Puerto Rican artist Rafael Rivera Rosa is visually captivating, powerful, colorful, strong and so unique !! Strongly recommend a visit to all art lovers!!

  • The Drifter…

    Love this British Vogue editorial shot by Mario Testino in the coast and beaches of Goa, India, featuring the young and latest Brazilian “model wonder” Ellen Rosa… J’adore!!

  • And we quote…

    What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts go so fast. Fashion is instant language.

    Miuccia Prada

  • Quintessential Prada…

    The beautiful Prada Resort 2018 collection, shown in Prada’s own “Osservatorio” space, above the amazing Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II in Milan, was a study in contradictions..
    Candy store pastels, stark black;  “pretty pretty”, sporty;  delicate, utilitarian;  modernist, timeless… quintessential Miuccia Prada.. soooo good!!

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  • Lost in Wanderlust in New York…

    I have been lost from my blog in the past days…
    Have been lost with wanderlust in New York!   Too many things to see and cover;  exciting Spring exhibitions going on in the city that never sleeps! Will share details in the next days.. stay tuned!!

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  • Chic Simplicity…

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen presented a selection of  lovely, chic, minimalistic styles they are so well known for in The Row’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection.
    Elegant, pared down styles; chic simplicity that wins every time. Forever pieces to have and to hold…

  • Art of The In-Between…

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring 2017 exhibition, ” Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between”, to open May 4th, is the first Costume Institute show devoted to a single, living designer since the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in 1983, and examines the amazing work of this iconic Japanese designer.
    As a preview of the exhibition, we quote Anna Wintour:  “Many will attend out of fascination, admiration, interest, curiosity, something that will be provoking, very transgressive, very progressive. If you are not a fashion obsessive, you’re going to be incredibly baffled. But art should do all those things.” An exhibition not to be missed!!

  • And we quote…

    Fashion design is a good way of expressing values that are important to me: work hard, get strong, work together, live for what you believe in. For me, fashion design is just an expression of what I feel about life.

    Rei Kawakubo

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 Share

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  • The Empire State Building’s Fashion Extravaganza…

    Love these images!!
    The Empire State Building in New York was a fashion extravaganza, lighting up with some of fashion’s most iconic images and moments to celebrate Harper’s Bazaar 150th anniversary. Images of  legendary photographers like Richard Avedon, Melvin Sokolsky, Peter Lindbergh, Erwin Blumenfeld, Steven Meisel and many others made this an unforgettable, spectacular fashion moment !!

    Friday, April 28, 2017 Share

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  • Take Off !!

    Take action, move, run, jump, take off!!
    Love fashion editorials that are energetic and dynamic.. these shots by Solve Sundsbo for Vogue China are so beautifully powerful and inspiring.. J’adore!!

  • Trapiche…

    Loved this place!!  What a treat on a hot day through Old San Juan, or any day really, it is that good!!
    Creamy, artisanal gelato in original tropical flavors made with fresh local fruits like “Coco Pá los locos”, “Piña Colada”, “Guayabita” or classic delights like coffee, nutella , vanilla;  just as creamy and delicious!! Loved, loved the coffee gelato!!
    This small store is sweet and bright; where you are still greeted with a smile..  J’adore!!

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  • Celebrating Earth…

    Couldn’t find a better way to celebrate Earth Day today than sharing my latest home delivered box of fresh fruits and vegetables from  the “Al Sol De Hoy” agriculture project,  grown with love in Puerto Rico..
    Pineapple, “happy hens eggs”, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, eggplants, plátanos, pimientos, cucumbers, sal de curcuma..
    From our earth to all of us!!  Happy Earth Day, friends!!

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 Share

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