Month: September 2013

Paola Quadretti Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers Fred Buscaglione once sang, “I found my love in Portofino.” Seems as if Paola Quadretti has too. For Spring 2014, her collection echoed with effusive elements of the Riviera: the ephemeral sunset, first, in her glowing ombré evening gown, three quarter–length sleeve jackets, flare pants, and organza blouses. Fishing around for …

Michael Kors Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers What you get at a Michael Kors show is a big, juicy, gorgeous presentation that spins through the oeuvre of the designer’s 30-plus years in the business. For Spring 2014, Kors’ collection shimmered with what could only be called a delightful liveliness. He cited the Forties and Seventies as partial inspiration, …

Teeny, Tasty, Tantalizing

by Daniel Cappello If heaven exists, then surely a sublime sushi of smoked arctic char on magnificently rounded mounds of spicy rice would be served there. And surely it would be a pleasing place of physical comfort, perhaps even awash in white walls with a sleek sea of walnut-covered everything. If this is an inkling …