Tag: H&M

Candy Store

Cocktail? Get out your Rings!

I once arrived in Cannes for the Film Festival and my friend Claudia, seeing my collection of cocktail rings, exclaimed: “Wow, it’s like a candy store!”

Rings2Part of my own collection of cocktail rings

I started collecting vintage cocktail rings many years ago, mainly in the early years of Ebay. Cocktail rings were NOT in fashion at the time, but I have always loved the power of the “statement” ring. These rings are definitely “more is more” and often a subject for conversation! Now they are coming abck in fashion in a big way. Look below for “Create the Look”.

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“Fabuloso” Fortuny

A Pleated Silk Gown & the Making of the Modern Women

Delphos dress, Mariano Fortuny, 1909. Purple silk satin.Detail of a Fortuny “Delphos” Gown, probably around 1920

At the beginning of the 20th century, when most women’s fashion was still dictated by the corset, Mariano Fortuny created the “Delphos” gown – described by Marcel Proust as “faithfully antique and markedly original.”  Inspired by, and named after, a classical Greek statue, the Charioteer of Delphi,  the unstructured dress clung sensuously to the body, daringly revealing the wearer’s shape…These dresses became all the rage! Below on this post you will find “create the look for less”.

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