Get your Nippon on

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Japanese influence in fashion is all the rage this Spring, but whoever claims it’s a novelty is hugely mistaken. Japanese esthetics have been flitting in and out of fashion for decades now. Post-WWI, Japanese prints on silk were all the rage. For that matter, I still own a Japanese style scarf that I bought back in the early Noughties, which I’m looking forward to tying around my waist Obi-style once again. Continue reading

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ENDURING ELEGANCE

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Lee Radziwill

“Excess is never elegant” – Anonymous

Elegance, like taste or class, is one of those indefinable qualities that many people have tried to put into words and even more have tried to emulate. I guess it’s another case of ‘you either have it or you don’t’. A strict definition as given by the Free Dictionary reads: a. Refinement, grace and beauty in movement appearance or manners; Continue reading

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