BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Balmain SS2014

Balmain SS2014

Feathers are all the rage for spring, and judging from the pre-fall look books, it appears that they’re here to stay. I’m not complaining! I love dresses with feathered hems, feathers as earrings, a good feather detail on a beautiful heel. I’m even partial to a bit of feathering in the home. You know, just something whimsical to lift the mood. Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUEEN MAXIMA!

max 10It’s hard to believe that Queen Maxima is celebrating her 43rd birthday today. Like a fine wine, she appears to just get better with age. It seems like only yesterday that the king, then still Crown Prince Willem Alexander or Alex to his friends, introduced the out-going Argentinian to the Dutch people. Continue reading

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THE BEST AND WORST OF THE MET GALA 2014

Jay-Z and Beyonce wearing Givenchy Haute Couture

Jay-Z and Beyonce wearing Givenchy Haute Couture

The annual Met Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is arguably the most glamorous, talked-about and prestigious event on the social calendar. If Anna Wintour thinks you’re relevant enough, you’re in. It’s where Hollywood, Park Avenue and Seventh Avenue come together and pull out all the stops. It must be where the phrase ‘dressed to impress’ is most applicable. Continue reading

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GETTING HAMMERED

via Tassel and Twigs

via Tassel and Twigs

The pursuit of gold is the stuff of lore. Remember the legend of El Dorado? Gold illuminates and enhances and continues to hold us all in thrall. However, when overused or utilized in the wrong context, it can look garish and tacky. The trick is the right doses, and were you to go whole hog, the combination is key.

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GOD SAVE THE KING!

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At the coronation

It’s been a year since our King Willem-Alexander took up his royal duties and I, for one, think he and his wife, the stunningly photogenic Queen Maxima, are doing a pretty great job. I have to admit that I gravitate towards pictures of our new queen, whose wardrobe absolutely kills me and who has enough charisma to fill a football stadium, but as a couple I believe they’ve really come into their own. Continue reading

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EVERYBODY BELT UP

Belts2I am partial to a statement belt as a great way to complete an outfit. If you have a slim waist, it’s a perfect way to accentuate it, and if you don’t, it’s the best way to create the illusion of one. An outfit can go from plain and straightforward to spectacular with a great eye-catcher cinching the waist or draped around the hips.I think I might have to invest in a great one this season! Continue reading

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