Month: September 2017

From Paris, With Love (Video)

In an atelier in the middle of Los Angeles, over 68 artisans work on every detail from cutting and sewing to beading and finishings. Over 3,000 hours later, it’s finally finished—“it” being just one of the show-stopping pieces in Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2018 collection. The gown consists of strand after strand of silver fringe beads—12,000 …

Gilded Age Glam for Monsieur Cardin (Video)

“Newport, Newport” resounded at The Breakers. Matthew Gonder (who performs at the famous Maxim’s in Paris) had reworked Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” as chanteur and emcee for Pierre Cardin’s fashion show in Newport, Rhode Island. This summer, the exclusive event celebrated Cardin’s career: a chic parade of 90 styles that featured his current …

Donald Robertson: The Andy Warhol of Instagram (Video)

Prior to earning himself the moniker “the Andy Warhol of Instagram,” Donald Robertson was your average father of five. He worked in Manhattan with a daily commute from Westchester, and compulsive drawing was simply a hobby. It wasn’t until Robertson established an Instagram account in 2012 that he exploded into an inspiration not only for …

Virtually Unaffected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Casa de Campo Resort and Villas Resume Normal Operations

LA ROMANA, D.R. — Upon the safety precautions taken throughout Hurricane Maria, the second storm of the season affecting Dominican Republic, the staff at Casa de Campo Resort and Villas are expeditiously working to return operations back to normal. During this event, personnel at Casa de Campo remained at close contact with local authorities and, …

A Leader of Prep for Forty Years

  In a way, it’s the tale of two companies: one, the high-end luxe establishment that goes the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction above all else; the other, the down-home, make-you-feel-comfortable-in-your-own-skin retailer of reliable staples just blocks from home on Main Street. To wit, a customer in Saratoga recently phoned the local J.McLaughlin store …