HAPPY HOLIDAYS

XmasSorry for the white noise on my end. It’s been a hectic week and we’ve so busy tying up loose ends before our new site goes live, but I couldn’t leave you without a final post before Christmas and New Year’s. It’s been a great year for us. Launching Smash-Cult (notice the new hyphenated name!) was a great adventure and a huge learning curve. And we’re still learning as we go. 2014 promises even more good times, great interviews and an abundance of stylish, inspirational people, places and things to do. Continue reading

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ICONIC: LEE RADZIWILL

Radziwill3The Bouvier sisters seemingly coined the term ‘marrying well’. Jackie, the elder, married JFK and went on to become First Lady, then married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, at the time arguably one of the wealthiest men in the world. Meanwhile, younger sister Lee (born Caroline) married three times. Her second marriage was to Prince Stanislaw Radziwill, whose name she kept.

Many comparisons have been drawn between the Bouvier and the Middleton sisters, and understandably so. Continue reading

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KINKY BOOTS

Taylor Tomasi Hill

Taylor Tomasi Hill

Over-the-knee boots are all the rage this season, but they’re extraordinarily hard to pull off. You run the risk of looking like Julia Roberts in the opening scenes of Pretty Woman, and we all know that’s a before picture that only looks cute in that particular movie!

Be that as it may, celebrities and fashionista’s the world over have been sporting variations on the theme, from flats to stacked heel versions, and having been pulling off the over-the-knee look with aplomb. Continue reading

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WONDROUS

WunderkammerOn Saturday I drove up to Amsterdam for lunch with a friend and to check out the Wunderkammer’s Shop for a Week, a temporary store set up bi-annually by florist and decorator duo Florian Seyd and Ueli Singer in different locations in Amsterdam. As the name implies, the store is only open for ten days at a time (although this time we were treated to an extension due to popular demand) and contains an abundance of treasures for the home and garden. Continue reading

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