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
If you’re like me, it’s just about this time every summer when the heat takes its toll. I crave a cool room, a comfy couch, company of my fur-kids and a good flick. And it’s the classics I turn to–especially the fashionable flicks, the ones to which Sex and the City owes a debt.
With that, here’s a list to binge on…all you need is the popcorn.Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
Earlier this month, Fendi celebrated its 90th anniversary in Rome in a major way. The forty-six look haute fourrure show, aptly titled Legends and Fairy Tales, was inspired by Kay Nielsen’s Art Nouveau/Art Deco illustrations in the classic Norwegian book East of the Sun and West of the Moon, which was recently reprinted by publishing giant TASCHEN. //More Here @SarasotaMagazine.com
In honor of the historic final men’s runway show for Gucci, today we’re talking about Alessandro Michele’s spring and summer 2017 anthology, because next year he will combine both men’s and women’s collections. No surprise, really, because since this news-making, brand-reshaping, earth-shaking designer took over the iconic label in January 2015, every collection has been gender fluid.
Ever since Michele came on the Gucci scene I have been addicted to his work. It’s enveloping. There’s no turning away from the show, not for one second. He’s tapped into this place in the design universe that is so… utterly now, like no one else.//Read More @SarasotaMagazine.com