Lucy Liu attended the 2016 American Theatre Wing Gala Honoring Cicely Tyson in New York City this week. Looking as beautifully ‘Lucy’ as ever, the actress accented her pink floral gown with a trend-defying Tyler Ellis’ Jamie Clutch in Silver. It’s not on the website yet and order by request only. But you can be sure you’ll need to save your pennies for this one. Nevertheless, we love it. Timeless and classic. This accessory will be in your style repertoire for years to come.
Former Season 2 Project Runway contestant and celebrity fashion designer-turned-author, Nick Verreos is releasing his first book (with a foreword written by pop icon and Project Runway host Tim Gunn), A Passion for Fashion: Achieving Your Fashion Dreams One Thread at a Time, on August 23, 2017.
Since his Project Runway stint, Verreos has dressed celebrities like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Heidi Klum, Carrie Underwood, and Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin. As a red carpet fashion expert and correspondent, he has reported for E! Entertainment, TV Guide, Style Network, NBC, and CNN International.
In 10 easy-to-read chapters, Verreos debunks common myths and reveals the harsh realities of the fashion industry. He takes modern fashion professionals through the steps of finding your place and standing out from the pack from being a prospective fashion student, creating a portfolio to land a dream job, launching a new label and how to get your designs on the red carpet.
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Narcico Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism
On View Oct. 9, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017
“As a first-generation immigrant who impacts our contemporary culture globally, Narciso personifies the American dream. Like a master sculptor or painter, he finds inspiration in the world around him to create an artistic continuum of ideas that are the underpinning of his life’s work.” ~ Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, Director of the Frost Museum.
Headlining the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum’s Art Basel Season for 2016, Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism will feature designs by Cuban-American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez as well as never-before-seen archival materials, original sketches, video and works of art, selected by the designer to showcase the influence of the visual arts on his creations.
Co-curated by Alex Gonzalez, the Creative Director of ELLE Magazine and Klaudio Rodriguez, the Curator of the Frost Art Museum, the exhibition opens with a private reception on Saturday, October 8 as well as an event on Sunday, October 9 that is free and open to the public (and will remain on view through January 8, including the week of Art Basel Miami Beach).
The Frost Art Museum is also partnering with ELLE on both the exhibition and the opening night event.
“I am honored to be asked to be part of the celebrated history of exhibitions presented by the Frost Art Museum FIU — and particularly excited to do so during Art Basel Season in Miami,” said Narciso Rodriguez.
First Lady Michelle Obama styled her elegant royal blue dress with stunning pull-through pearl earrings earlier this week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia!
Now you can follow in HER footsteps.
Get her look for under $100 with Chan Luu’s Freshwater Pearl Wire Thread Thru Earrings for $80. These dangle earrings fuse modern design and classic elements for a versatile and refined look.
WSGN-Insider: We thought Culottes died a timely and permanent death back in the early 80’s. Unfortunately, this particularly frumpy and unattractive, one-step-up-from pajamas, drapery is back with a vengeance.
Touted as the new comfort costume, the trend is currently being featured as a ready-to-wear, runway copy of Pre-Summer 16 collections, previously showcased by designers like Stella McCartney (key work: copy).
Paired with the recently popular block heel, ‘Team Crusty’s’ shock and awe effect provides as much flattering aesthetic for a woman’s figure than some other historically worst-fashions-ever like harem pants, scrunchies and puffball skirts. In our modern, ‘must be different’ at any cost little fashion minds, Culottes are sure to be a frightening (wishfully thinking, short-lived) run-away hit.
True Religion Jeans has launched a unique Athletic Fit ($229) for men and Curvy Fit ($199) for women with more comfort at the waist and more room through the hip and thigh.
Fit for an Athlete: the Athletic Fit is designed for men looking for a tailored jean to fit their muscular build – space-focused at the hip, thigh, knee, and leg opening, yet Geno Slim and Ricky Straight fit proportions.
Flaunt Your Assets: the Curvy Fit is designed to highlight and flatter true hourglass frames. Tailored with a contoured waistband, the Curvy jean provides a smooth look and features a shorter front rise and higher back rise to prevent gaps in the back. Currently available in Skinny & Bootcut. New washes jean in white will be available in stores early June and a Distressed Skinny fit in store late June/early July.
In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir, by Patricia Gucci (Crown, on sale May 10) is the first book written by a direct descendant of Guccio Gucci—Patricia’s grandfather and the company’s founder. It chronicles her life as the secret love child of Aldo Gucci and Bruna—the woman he fell in love with when she was just eighteen, and remained at his side until his death at 84 years of age. What started out as an affair became a lifelong commitment and for the last 20 years of his life, long after he had been estranged from his first wife Olwen, it was Bruna who was considered his wife in the US, culminating with their marriage in the 1980s. Woven throughout the book is the complicated, but loving father-daughter relationship between Aldo and Patricia Gucci, the first woman in the family to be elected to the Gucci board of directors, and who ultimately became his sole universal heir.
Patricia Gucci with her father Aldo Gucci
This is a daughter’s bittersweet tribute to her beloved father which traces Aldo Gucci’s marketing brilliance and stamina in establishing Gucci as one of the world’s most iconic brands. He was the first Italian to set up an Italian luxury goods retail operation in the US, opening on Fifth Avenue in New York, Worth Avenue in Palm Beach and Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, paving the way for the ‘Made in Italy’ phenomenon throughout the world for countless others to follow in his footsteps.
Meet Patricia a her book signing and conversation with Wall Street Journal reporter Marc Myers on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7pm at The Strand bookstore located at 828 Broadway (at 12th Street) New York, NY 10003
Connect with Patricia Gucci:
INSTAGRAM: patriciagucciofficial and #IntheNameofGucci
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