“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
Having trouble trying to locate the perfect gift for that special someone in your life? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Acquiring a gift for someone in your life can indeed be a daunting task. It has to be right for the recipient, and since each person is unique, this task is easier said than done.
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“l’enfant terrible” du Haute-couture …
Now I design what I want to wear, and it works that way.
– Alexander McQueen
Following In the style of one of our more recent blogs, the topic of this post is to help familiarize you, Mister or Miss Fashionista extraordinaire, with the important biographical details of another one of our favorite haute-couture designers; this time it’s none other than Alexander McQueen.
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Why Do You Wear High Heels?
“High heels bring you closer to heaven” – Brian Atwood
High heels. Pumps. Stilettos. Talon haut, zapatos de tacón, salto-alto, tacchi alti. No matter what you call them, you know that most women have at the very least 1 pair of high heeled shoes with which they have a passionate love-hate relationship.
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“Fashions fade, style is eternal” – Yves Saint-Laurent
Luxury Brands Everywhere, but Which one to Choose?
There seems to be no shortage of luxury fashion designers nowadays. From France to Italy, the States and Japan, it seems like the luxury fashion industry is not lacking for new creative designers who all wish to share their sense of style with deep-pocketed style-savvy shoppers. Asides from a commitment to creativity, the common denominator across all these varied brands is typically the high-quality of the materials used in their creations and the skilled craftsmanship, both of which are almost always expressed in their typically higher price points. Luxurious price points that are in fact, well worth it. But, personal tastes aside, how can one tell which luxury brand is the most luxurious, the most sought after, and the best investment you can make for your wardrobe? There’s a little bit of an explanation involved, but for now, we’ll skip ahead to the final answer: YSL.
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Classic style with a nod towards contemporary edge, French label Celine has always threaded the tightrope between modernity and time-honoured tradition. Crafting beautifully tailored clothes and accessories since 1945, the Parisian brand has risen the ranks to being one of the world’s most sought-after labels. From dresses and pant suits to handbags, the now internationally-recognized Celine fashion house is a fan favorite among celebrities, stars, and icons. Participating in the minimalist fashion movement, Celine champions contemporary aesthetics with a nod towards classic design fundamentals that few designers have managed to execute. Becoming increasingly popular for their designer handbags which barely exist on retail shelves, the label has fostered long waiting-lists for many of their designs–including the Luggage and Phantom Luggage Tote.
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