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CULTURE CLUB, FASHIONVILLE | March 30

Art by Design: Marc Chagall Inspires Birthday Look

Picasso once said of Marc Chagall, ”When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is.” His impeccable color palette, along with the style of the times (1915) laid ground for today’s look. This painting is aptly titled Birthday (for today is mine) and makes me yearn for deep reds and florals. 

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CULTURE CLUB, FASHIONVILLE | March 29

Art by Design: Picasso Inspires Marni & Vivienne Westwood

After a period of somber (and cheap) blue, Pablo Picasso broke out of his depression and into his Rose Period. ‘Twas a time of harlequins and acrobats, Parisian nightlife and a deep cheerfulness. The palette is a burning red, with yellow-orange accents and black and bronze undertones. Picasso’s two-year red phase started in 1904; get inspired by the turn of the century look. 

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CULTURE CLUB | November 26

INDIE REWIND: A Lesson in Opulence — 5 Profiles in Fabulous

Fashion is as famous for its outsized personalities as its outsized skirts. The drama of a neckline is birthed — loudly, and often involving an unceremonious  firing — by a complicated genius no one could hope to understand…let alone care to try to understand. Below are five profiles in the kind of batshit crazy you just can’t teach. This elegance is learned, kids.

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FASHIONVILLE | August 10

YSL Wins the Battle for Its Sole

In a legal battle for the sole, YSL has won the heart of it. Judge Victor Marrero has ruled that Christian Louboutin has no legal hold over the “trademark” red sole of his shoes. C’mon Loub, suing YSL for a red shoe with a red sole? That was crass. I’m glad that’s over with. Rather, please let this be over.

YSL Wins the Battle for Its Sole

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CULTURE CLUB, FASHIONVILLE | August 3

A Lesson in Opulence: 5 Profiles in Fabulous

Fashion is as famous for its outsized personalities as its outsized skirts. The drama of a neckline is birthed —loudly and often accompanied  by an unceremonious  firing—by the drama of a genius no one could hope to understand…let alone care to try. Below are five profiles in the kind of batshit crazy you just can’t teach. This elegance is learned, kids.

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