It is a rare opportunity that we get to hear from the person behind a fashion icon like Carine Roitfeld. But, at I Want To Be A Roitfeld we’ve had an exclusive inside chat with German-born Antje Winter who served as Carine’s right-hand woman for nearly two years then worked with her as a fashion editor for Vogue Paris for two more years.//Click Here for More @IWantToBeARoitfeld.com
Though she fashioned America for more than 40 years, the name Sophie Gimbel is little known today. But Gimbel was once a champion of American couture, a designer herself and the director of Salon Moderne at Saks Fifth Avenue, an exclusive haute couture boutique. Not only did Gimbel create a name for herself with her work on the cover of Vogue, she was the first American designer to make the cover of Time magazine.
Not one to keep fashion accolades all to herself, she also helped introduce American style to the likes of icons such as Schiaparelli, Vionnet, Mainbocher, and Balenciaga.
So when you see Gimbel’s name on the boutique restaurant on the second floor of Saks Fifth Avenue at the Mall at University Town Center, you’ll now know who she is. I tapped Michael Kaufman, President of Fifth Dining at Saks, for a little more insight into this fashionable femme.//CLICK here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
You’ve heard that the chic shop that is Anthropologie has opened its doors at The Mall at University Town Center. I could linger here forever–everything’s aesthetically pleasing and texturally interesting.
I have it in my mind that every person behind the scenes at Anthro must be one of those enviable creatives who can put various prints and genres together in a form that exudes laid back cool from tabletop to a stack of bracelets. It’s a store replete with clever finds and everything, everything is styled just right and just before it’s overdone.
So, I decided to track down Christina Frederick, Anthropologie’s customer styling director, to get some insight into the brand–like how to stack those bracelets, must-have fall trends and how to go from desk to dinner.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
If you haven’t heard the name Rebecca Taylor, then take note, because she has one of the hottest, on-the-rise brands in the fashion industry. Since the launch of her eponymous line in 1996, Rebecca Taylor has become a multimillion dollar brand and style house, comprised of of ultra-chic looks that are definitively feminine with just a hint of edge. It’s a line for the modern woman with a fresh and distinct sense of style. Case in point: Her clothes have been seen on discerning It Girls like Alexa Chung, Rashida Jones and Kate Middleton.
BTW, Rebecca will be making a couple appearances in Sarasota…click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com
Style has always been a major part of Lissa Murphy’s life, from her school years–when she developed a knack for finding vintage treasures at church and estate sales–to her time as an on-set wardrobe stylist and a personal stylist in California.
After she moved to Sarasota, Murphy opened Jane Boutique on First Street. Now Murphy’s business has evolved into Jane Styling, a personal styling and wardrobe consulting business.
In this fun Q&A, we talk about tidying up that pesky closet and what it’s like to work with a stylist.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
Rebecca Minkoff, a California cool-girl, was transplanted to NYC to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. Well, as it does for most of us, the city left its mark, and in 2001 Minkoff officially launched herself into the fashion biz with her take on the iconic “I Love New York” T-shirt. Then things really hit when she launched her signature purse–the Morning After bag.
Since then, Minkoff’s eponymous label has branched out into footwear, apparel, accessories and, of course, handbags–she’s got it all including the trend-setter and celebrity following.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
Betsey Johnson is one of the world’s favorite and most exuberant fashion icons. For 50 years (!) now Betsey has painted the town pink with her one-of-a-kind vision, boundless energy and ultra-creative force. She’s made up her own rules along the way while expanding her eponymous clothing line to include bedding, activewear, kids’, shoes, bags, intimates, accessories…and on…and on…
I caught up with Johnson for a quick Q&A before she somersaults into Dillard’s at The Mall at University Town Center this Saturday, October 25th, from 2–-3:30 p.m.//Click Here for the Q&A and more details…