On Monday, Tom Ford presented his Spring/Summer 2013 mens line in Milan.  It was the usual Tom Ford offering: there were the pastel linen suits fit for business lunches, the cinch-waisted jackets, the picnic ginghams, and the red carpet tuxedos.  There were the trenches, in dark or pastel, and the meticulously well-groomed, news anchor-haired models, some with eyes hidden behind […]

Considering my fondness for all things Scandinavian, it’s no surprise that I’ve become fairly attracted to the glasswork of the late Swedish designer Nils Landberg, or more specifically, his elegant, thinly stemmed wine glasses designed in the late 1950’s (Landberg became artistic assistant at Sweden’s Orrefors glassworks in 1936). As with most any other Scandinavian designer, Landberg’s attention to the importance of color and […]

Ferragamo’s show opened with a look that embodied the eased elegance Massimiliano Giornetti carried through the entire presentation.  A fringed crochet skirt, leg clinging knee-high boots, and a jacket in what appeared to be silk or satin, all in variations of white or cream, were desirably pretty without being passé.  The high boot, in one form or another, continued to appear throughout, […]

As I look forward to a week in New York come mid October, just past the hubbub of September’s fashion week, I’ve decided to begin looking into restaurants (it’s never too early to make note!).  The New York Times’ reviews leave me intrigued and longing for more; they’re so minutely detailed as to what works […]

Diana Vreeland’s Vogue was one of unabashed opulence: a printed exaltation of body, mind, and individual, but unmistakable (and often intoxicating) beauty.  One need only to look to the many published collaborations between Veruschka von Lehndorff and Franco Rubartelli, for example, to see this philosophy at perhaps its most sumptuous.  With a look both feminine and subtly masculine, Lehndorff sits, limbs bronzed in the desert sun, at […]

Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art is beautiful; there’s no getting around that.  Upon entering from a certain door, one travels up a set of stairs, past an industrial esque wall of glass to the left which separates the inside of the museum from a courtyard lined with tables and chairs, and decorated on one wall by a constant, tranquil falling […]