3 fashion trends we want to see more of in 2019

 

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The year 2018 was a period of bold fashion trends and I loved every minute of it. The year was also a defining moment for my personal style; it pushed me out of my comfort zone and I experimented with a lot of looks I didn’t think I could pull off. As my Instagram feed became flooded with more and more celebrities and Influencers styling different trends, I became inspired to do the same. It pushed me to look at my wardrobe from a different perspective and helped me to repurpose some […]

6 great tips for organizing your jewelry

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Every year around now, magazines like Real Simple beckon me with coverlines promising to organize my closets, drawers—life. But how about my jewelry box?! I can’t remember the last time I sorted through my baubles to find homes for pieces I’m not wearing, untangle snarled chains and necklaces and give my favorite go-to accessories easier access than they have now.  So I immediately called my friend, the celebrity stylist Karen Kleber, who not only dresses bold face names for red carpet events, she regularly sorts through their closets, drawers—and yes, jewelry boxes—to […]

Meet the queen of classic cool

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You may not know her by name, but you surely know some of Kate Moodie’s iconic magazine covers and photos (shown above). Or, perhaps you’re already a fan of her fabulous lifestyle website Mood of Living, which showcases a carefully curated assortment of fashion items—each selected under the skeptical eye of this legendary fashion director. If images of famous style mavens bring to mind the imperiousness of The Devil Wears Prada’s Miranda Priestly or the flamboyance of 1950s Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, Kate is the style and temperament opposite. A friendly […]

The top instagrammable fashion brands

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What does this Gucci bag, Saint Laurent LouLou sunglasses and Prada flame-heeled sandals have in common? They are among the most coveted items globally this year simply because they all went viral in an Instagram heartbeat. And you can read all about the other fashion must-haves and the celebrities who have the most Instragrammable clout (guess which two Kardashians are on that list boosting pretty much anything they wore) in The Year that Fashion went Viral: Lyst’s 2018 Year in Fashion Report. To compile their ranking, Lyst monitored the spikes in […]

What to know about buying jewelry at auction

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Journalist and frequent DPA contributor, Anita Gates, recently wrote an article for the New York Times, “The Auction Season’s Real Gems” that gives us an in inside look at some of the biggest high jewelry sales of the year, like Elizabeth Taylor’s ruby and diamond necklace (shown above), which fetched $11.8 million at Christies in New York. When I think of auctions I think of a room full of wealthy people and fast-talking auctioneers pounding their gavels on podiums, but Anita tells us that a lot of bidding happens online—and that more […]