Category Archive for "Style" | Avenue348
  • The Coveted, Part 2…

    And here they are, the most coveted from the coveted accessories as seen carried by the ultra fashionistas during the past fashion weeks…
    Seen the most… the Céline clear vinyl tote bag, vinyl coats and transparent everything… Balenciaga stretch boots in all colors and heights… Prada and Miu-Miu bags… Bright short socks under sandals… Louis Vuitton sneakers… Fendi and Louis Vuitton logomania… Flowery heights.
    Enough to keep you busy?? More soon… Enjoy!!

  • Women with Character…

    I’m really loving the vibe of many fashion editorials showing strong, beautiful, feminine, cool women with a strong personality; “women with character”, that also feel relatable and real.
    I’m a big fan of M Magazine du Monde, and this shoot by Alasdair McLellan with the impeccable styling of Suzanne Koller, is just perfection!!

  • A Fleur de Peau…

    “Florals? for Spring? Groundbreaking”… I think of this quote from  The Devil Wears Prada each Spring, when invariably collections and fashion shoots are inspired by florals… and some are just lovely!!
    Such is the case of this shoot, “A Fleur de Peau” featuring Edie Campbell in March’s Vogue Paris, it is  soooo beautiful!!
    So, let there be florals this Spring!!

  • Norma Kamali…

    I’m partial to Norma Kamali… when she gets it right, it’s a blockbuster!!
    So, with the ’80s inspiration back, it’s a perfect time for her to bring some of her most iconic looks, re-designed with just the right amount of an update. This collection looks just great!!  So wearable, easy and fresh. J’adore!!

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  • Prada @ Miami’s Design District…

    Loved visiting the new Prada store in the heart of the Miami Design District …
    The interior of the store is perfection!! Prada’s signature green walls and checkerboard floors mixed in with wonderful, unique mid-century furniture  from Miuccia’s personal collection looks so new!!
    Loved the store’s special Miami  inspired collections as well. Colorful, light, and fresh, but still very much with the Prada aesthetic. A must stop for every fashionista when in Miami Beach.

  • Feliz Navidad!!! Merry Christmas!!!

    Feliz Navidad!! Merry Christmas!!
    Wishing everyone a joyful and bright day!!

  • One Kings Lane Southampton…

    One of the perks of visiting The Hamptons during the summer months is discovering the great stores that “Pop-Up” just for the season. Loved the online home decor and interior design retailer One Kings Lane first ever physical store opened in Southampton! Being in the Hamptons, it has a lovely beach, relaxed style,  just stunning! And such an inspiring merchandising and visual design!!

  • Denim @ the Haute Couture Shows…

    The crème de la crème of fashionistas are attending the Haute Couture 2017-2018 shows in Paris… love the new denim styles for summer… so chic!!

  • The Balenciaga Effect…

    Seems to be the shoe fetish that has taken the fashion world by storm…
    Worn by so many of the fashionistas and show-goers to the recent FW17 shows, Balenciaga’s pointy, bright colored, printed, spandex stilettos were the shoe-du-jour. High fashion that reaches the street… Demna Gvasalia just nailed it!!

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  • Inspiration of the day…

    Saw this beautiful mosaic work by artist Margie Aróstegui at a Christmas bazaar this weekend… soooo beautiful!!
    The colors, so inspiring… J’adore!!

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  • PFW, the Ultimate Show Outside the Shows…

    The fashion marathon for spring 2017 known as Fashion Month, also known as NYFW, LFW, MFW ended in Paris, with the always highly anticipated PFW… Runway shows of some of fashion’s iconic designer brands invite the ultimate street style stars… So here it is, the show outside the shows for PFW SS17… Enjoy!!

    Photos: Vogue Paris, Vogue, Instagram

  • The Show Outside the Shows, NYFW…

    Here it is, the first show outside the shows of this fashion month SS17…
    Fashionistas attending NYFW SS17 had to deal with hot, hot, scorching weather in the city, but still managed to look great, because sometimes, the best show is outside the shows!! A slideshow, enjoy!!
    Photos: Vogue, The Impression,Vogue Paris

  • The Uniqueness of Hotel Unico…

    In our recent visit to Madrid, we wanted to explore staying in new, exciting hotels we had read about…
    I must say our stay in Hotel Unico in Madrid, in the Barrio de Salamanca, close to some of Madrid’s best museums and shopping areas, was amazing… Housed in a 19th Century palace transformed into a modern boutique hotel, the design and details are superb!! Love the chic, neutral color decor; so relaxing and inviting…
    The wonderful personalized service was the star here… a fantastic group that caters to your every need, always so nice and pleasing, making Hotel Unico one of Spain’s best boutique hotels, without a doubt!!
    Calle de Claudio Coello 67, Madrid

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  • September’s “La Rentrée”…

    I love it when the French refer to September as “La Rentrée”, the time for a new beginning after the long, lazy, summer months. Children go back to school, people return to work, and real life begins again…
    September is also the fashion month “par excellence”… a renaissance after the summer months. Stores start showing the wonderful new collections for Fall; it’s an exciting and exhilarating month full of new fashion discoveries. So for all of you, here’s for a wonderful “Rentrée”; it’s going to be just great!!

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  • Love The Look !!

    The ultimate sportswear chic!!
    Love the athletic modern look, the sleek minimal platform trainer shoes and neutral bag adding the only color, for a polished, wearable chic!!
    Photo: Vogue

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Share

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  • Going Beyond Blue…

    Go beyond blue !! Be it indigo, cobalt, navy or pure blue, loving the many ways of making it look soooo chic this summer!!

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  • The Vanderbilt’s Blues…

    I recently visited friends at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, and was so inspired by the beach and pool areas… beautiful day, amazing view, with quiet, away of the crowd areas to just relax. The chic blues of The Vanderbilt took me to the French Riviera…only so much closer!!

  • Summer Braids…

    It’s that time of the year again… searching for ways to keep hair off your face and still look and feel cool…
    Braid it!! Sleek braids, French braids, chunky braids… loving them all!!
    Photos: Vogue Paris

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  • Coolest, Classic White…

    Sweltering weather with fashion that stays cool … nothing better that classic forever pieces in all shades of white!!
    Classic and cool… yes please!!

  • Fashion Forward, Part 1…

    Finally made it to The Musée des Arts Décoratifs Museum in Paris to see the exceptional exhibition “Fashion Forward: 3 Siècles de Mode”.. “Fashion Forward: 3 Centuries of Fashion”…
    This fantastic exhibition is an anthology of this art form, taking us on a journey of the evolution of fashion from 1715 to 2015, beginning with the court attires of the 18th century, and ending with an incredible display of designers of the 20th and 21st century.
    There are so many wonderful pieces, I will show them in two parts..these are some of the styles I loved most from this exhibition… Fashion Forward, Part 1…

  • A Celebration of the Chanel Ateliers…

    Of all the grand productions Karl Lagerfeld has imagined for the Chanel shows, his last runway show for Couture 2017 was a real sentimental journey…
    Lagerfeld transported the Chanel ateliers and all his seamstresses to the Grand Palais, as a celebration, and in appreciation of the “Petites Mains”, who bring the magic of Couture to life… once again, a brilliant idea, so long overdue!! The craftsmanship of these hand-stitched garments is outstanding… real works of art!!

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  • A Refashioned Emilio Pucci…

    Love how Massimo Giorgetti, Emilio Pucci’s new artistic director has refashioned the iconic Italian brand, remaining true to the identity of Emilio Pucci and its legacy, but making it refreshingly modern…

  • Thirties Nautical Glamour…

    Setting sail this weekend?? Few things read summer more than nautical fashions…
    When the photos are also inspired in thirties glamour, with fashion in the most lovely stripes in soft, breezy fabrics and the just right accessories like these in the Financial Times editorial, it sure makes for a chic sailing!!

  • A Bigger Splash…

    In looking forward to a long summer weekend, my thoughts wander to images of the film A Bigger Splash, the recently released romantic thriller starring Tilda Swinton and directed by Luca Guadagnino that takes place in the idilic, sunny island of Pantelleria in the coast of Sicily…