The possibility exists that you’ve not heard the name Charles Youssef, if not, it’s time. Especially if in May 2016 Vogue named him as one of “The Next Wave of Young American Designers.” And, his collections are stocked at Barney’s New York – the luxe retailer with a history of discovering fashion’s talent. Not to mention that Lady Gaga purchased his graduate collection – from the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design – during London Fashion Week in February 2010 for her concert tour the same year.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
The Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder collection has landed. The limited-edition collaboration is a debut make-up range for the chic designer. What I love is that she brought her easy-breezy approach to glamour to the design table. //Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
Every mother hopes that she will be able to gently guide her daughter as she grows, helping her to meet her full potential. And with this in mind, Sarasotan Sheba Matheu wrote a children’s book called The 10 Secrets Of Being a Lady, an enchanting story that revolves around a mother encouraging her daughter, Ava, to believe in herself. //Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
It’s really happened. An earnest, thoughtful and talented designer had the courage–yes, courage–to finally create a line of sensuous swimwear silhouettes for real bodies. And when I say “real bodies,” it’s not a flippant reference to a few sizes upwards of a size 6. Berlin-based Phylyda (pronounced “phil-le-da”) is a fashion-forward swimwear line with a collection of sizing ranging from 4 to 18, and up to a 42F cup. And it’s luxe. See? Now we’re talkin’. //Click Here for More@SarasotaMagazine.com
Here’s a stylish collaboration with a fashion flashback to take note of: Iris Meets I.N.C. With her statement black glasses and signature eclectic style, the nearly 95-year-old style icon that is Iris Apfel is one of the most recognizable faces in the industry. And Macy’s was wise to tap the nonagenarian for a mod-inspired collection, which launches early September. //Click Here for More@SarasotaMagazine.com
Don’t miss the Q&A with the fabulous Iris!
Whether you’re a fashion or photography enthusiast (or both!), the Horst P. Horst exhibit at The Dalí Museum is a must-see this summer. Horst’s extraordinary career, which spanned more than six decades, puts him in the company of iconic names like Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as one of the last century’s leading photographers. Horst set industry standards decade after decade, from his use of dramatic light and shadow to color contrasts. //Click Here for More@SarasotaMagazine.com
Horst: Photographs – Fashion and Surrealism is curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and for The Dali Museum by Joan Kropf. Works are on loan from the V&A, The Horst Estate, The Condé Nast Archive, Richard J. Horst, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection and other private collections.
No need to travel to NYC for the latest fashion exhibit. Just head north on I-275 to the Tampa Bay Museum of Art, where you’ll find Norma Kamali’s retrospective, CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture. The iconic American fashion designer, who is of Lebanese and Basque Spanish descent, is best known for her innovative Sleeping Bag coat, high-heeled sneakers, parachute garments and flattering, versatile multi-use pieces.//Click Here for More@SarasotaMagazine.com