Christy Cashman for Callula Lillibelle by Melanie Fraser
Celebrity model Inès de la Fressange shares the well-kept secrets of how Parisian women maintain effortless glamour and a timeless allure. France’s icon of chic, de la Fressange shares her personal tips for living with style and charm, gleaned from decades in the fashion industry. She offers specific pointers on how to dress like a Parisian, including how to mix affordable basics with high-fashion touches, and how to accessorize. Her step-by-step do’s and don’ts are accompanied by fashion photography, and the book is personalized with her charming drawings. Inès also shares how to bring Parisian chic into your home, and how to insert your signature style into any space
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Proud to Be Woman
Every day at DVF is a day to celebrate women, so you can imagine how excited we get on International Women’s Day.“It is my mission in life to inspire women, to empower them,” says Diane, “and that is what March 8th is all about.”
So, we are joining the world in this annual effort to inspire women and to celebrate their achievements, kicking off our month-long initiative to do our part for this very special day.For the third year in a row, we have partnered with some amazing artists to produce Proud to be Woman (Vol. 3), a music compilation featuring original tracks by Ingrid Michaelson, Miss Li, and Yuna, among others.
To further support International Women’s Day and the empowerment of women around the world, a Proud to be Woman tote and iphone case will be sold at DVF boutiques and DVF.com. Both will also include a drop card featuring the Proud to be Woman compilation as a digital download.
Proceeds from the sale of all Proud to be Woman products will benefit Vital Voices, an organization that is very close to our hearts and dedicated to empowering women worldwide.
From March 8th to March 15th, DVF will also donate 10% of all sales proceeds from our boutiques and DVF.com.The International Women’s Day celebration will continue through March with events at our shops in Bal Harbour, Boston, Dallas, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. So be sure to join us for those if you can! You can also show your support by shopping The IWD Collection.
Ideal Canvas for Spring’s most precious prints.
Premier interior designer, Edward Nieto welcomes the Tom Ford Shop to Bal Harbour!
As a member of a Special Host Committee, Edward Nieto along with Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, Tom Ford and Ocean Drive Magazine welcomes the launch of the first Tom Ford Shop in Bal Harbour. An evening of fashion, luxury, and decadence not to be missed.
Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour, Fendi and RMHC of South Florida Board members 10% of the evening proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida Event.
Throughout the past thirty years, the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of South Florida has been to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. We have done that through the operation of the Ronald McDonald House by providing a home-away-from-home for families with critically ill or injured children undergoing treatment at South Florida area pediatric hospitals.
Each year with the generous support of various partnerships Ronald McDonald Houses serves over 500 children and families of seriously ill or injured children who are receiving care in the South Florida area hospital. No other organization duplicates this service.
Staying at the Ronald McDonald House has many positive impacts on the child, the family, and the medical providers. The House provides children and their families’ simple access to each other any time of the day or night which helps keep families together and enhance their coping skills during their child’s hospitalization. Having families close by ensures that the child has access to top care and facilitates the transition to normal activities with the resources, support and encouragement they need, and reduces the level of stress in the child and parents. Medical providers and hospitals report that their partnership with the Ronald McDonald House strengthens the culture of family-centered care, improves patient satisfaction, improves adherence to treatment, and increases outpatient treatment options.
Style out of the City founder Elysze Held has 30-plus years of experience working in fashion as a stylist, fashion director and visual merchandiser. She has dressed supermodels, celebrities and socialites and has designed award-winning store windows. Clients have included Levi Strauss & Co., Entertainment Tonight, Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s, GAP, Inc. and countless others.
As a stylist for WSVN 7 Deco Drive anchors Lynn Martinez and Louis Aguirre, Held has guided the stars of the long-running entertainment news magazine from a whimsical, Miami look to chic, uptown anchors in designer looks, working with high-end national, international and local designers and brands.
Adriana Sassoon and Elysze Held at the opening of DALI Miami at the Moore Building in the Design District
Iris Apfel (born Astoria, Queens, New York, 29 August 1921) is an American businesswoman, former interior designer, and fashion icon.Born Iris Barrel, she was the only child of Samuel Barrel (born 1897), whose family owned a glass and mirror business, and his Russian-born wife, Sadye (aka Syd), who owned a fashion boutique.She studied art history at New York University and attended art school at the University of Wisconsin. As a young woman Barrel worked for Women’s Wear Daily and for interior designer Elinor Johnson. She also was an assistant to illustrator Robert Goodman.
In 1948 she married Carl Apfel. Two years later they launched the textile firm Old World Weavers and ran it until they retired in 1992. During this time, Iris Apfel took part in many design restoration projects, including work at the White House for nine presidents: Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton.Iris Apfel still consults, and also lectures about style and other fashion topics.
Iris Apfel Interiors
This is one of those collections you literally dream about and wake up suddenly thinking, “Wow, I really need to lay off the late night tuna.” By now most of you know how much I love Iris Apfel so I am more than enthused to introduce to you her upcoming collection with MAC.
RUBEN & ISABEL TOLEDO
RUBEN & ISABEL TOLEDO AT FUNKSHION MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
The Moore Building.
A love affair
Ruben Toledo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1961 and is at once a painter, sculptor, illustrator, fashion chronicler and critic, and surrealist.Isabel Toledo was born in Cuba. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (NY) and Parsons School of Design (NY).
Yesterday was the FGI Lifetime Achievement Award to Isabel And Ruben Toledo presented by Vanidades Fashion Show.
Isabel and Ruben Toledo’s surreal view of life brings humor and unconventionality to her industrial world. Two highly talented individuals working in synergy. Muse to her husband’s sculpture, painting and illustration, Isabel Toledo conceives of shapes and structures to clothe the human body.
Below: The Moore Architectural columns and one of their handbags.
Above:One of their pattern designs blending with The Moore curves.Isabel & Ruben Toledo attention to detail and perfect grooming such great dresses, accessories and shoes!I’m Speechless……….
Ruben Toledo, Adriana Sassoon and Isabel Toledo
Photo by Asa Garvin III- Adriana Sassoon and “Haute Living” Nick Betancourt
FUNKSHION FASHION WEEK
FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach is a four day/evening long event.
Fashion Week Miami Beach celebrates its 8th year and 17th season this October 18th to the 22nd. As with every year, FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach, will fuse music and fashion and like no other city in the world could do.
The chosen venues will be The Setai Hotel in Miami Beach & The Moore Building in the famed Design District in Miami.
SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENTS: Spring/Summer 2012 Collections Runway Shows October 18 to 22, 2011
8:00 PM – FGI Lifetime Achievement Award to Isabel And Ruben Toledo presented by Vanidades
Fashion Show by Isabel Toledo
(tickets not available)
The Setai Hotel
8:00PM – Red Dress Fashion Show
Dresses by Oscar De La Renta, Nicole Miller, Donna Karan, and many more
(limited tickets available)
6:30PM jetBlue fashion show by MIUAD
7:00PM Sarahi House of Fashion
8:00PM Toxic Sadie Swimwear
The Setai Hotel
9:00PM – Xela by Nora Sahraoui Fashion Show
8:00PM – Andrew Charles
with special performance by Andy Hilfiger, Marky Ramone and The Click Clack Boom
10:00PM Afterparty hosted by Andy Hilfiger and Marky Ramone at Moore Building
The Setai Hotel
10:00PM Afterparty e Setai Hotel
The Setai Hotel
8:00PM Eco Swim Fashion Show
Backstage with Steven Tyler for Andrew Charles