Category Haute Couture

Maison Moschino: Sybaritic

If your appetite for the whimsical wonders of Moschino (an understandable reaction) needs to be satiated in big way. Then I have the best solution for your addiction, for Moschino has its own boutique hotel. Yes, just like Giorgio Armani,Bulgari and Missoni; Moschino has its own sumptuous temple of taste and feminity. Having been to […]

Glam-o-flage

My obsession with Dita Von Teese is badly kept secret. She is stunning, smart, scintillating and stylish. So it makes perfect sense that I covet 90% of what she wears, reads and thinks. Granted she looses me with fur and leopard print (See I am capable of disagreeing with my idol). Where she and I […]

Bettina Graziani: Demure

Born Simone Micheline Bodin on 8th May 1925 in Normandy, France. Her early life was disrupted by WWII. When war was over, she was bewitched by her sister Catherine’s Parisian purchases. Maybe since she was subjected to the restrictions of wartime living plus the grim realities of being surrounded by death and destruction. The young […]

Suzanne Von Aichinger: Jolie Laide

Few things are as minimising of one’s confidence and self worth then looking different. Society, mainstream publications and now social media dictate what is attractive. While some people may comform to the current motif of the marvellous by accident. What we have always wanted is ‘perfection’. Now since perfection is subjective, what is ideal to […]

Simone D’Aillencourt: Effervescence

Why we remember models from the 1960’s (Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton etc) yet forget those who were active only a decade early is a mystery. So in an effort to feature some of the best of the models of yesterday, I have chosen another stark beauty. Simone D’Aillencourt. As to D’Aillencourt’s date of birth, I am […]

Bellissima Borsas

Three months is too long to go without a mention of Moschino’s mighty bags. Plus in an effort to keep standards high for you discerning readers, I have searched the internet for the pieces that I feel best represent Moschino’s whimsical chic. As a purely personally point of view, I am not a fan of […]

China Machado: Immortalised

When Richard Avedon declares that you are ‘probably the most beautiful woman in the world’. You must be extraordinary, as is China Machado. Born Noelie Dasouza Machaco 25th December 1929 in Shanghai, China. Her early life was spent travelling with her family to Peru, Argentina and Spain. Choosing to enjoy tradition persuits such as knitting, […]