Dustin Cohen, the filmaker behind last year’s The Violin Maker, has added a new artisan to his “Made in Brooklyn” series. Frank Catalfumo has been making and repairing shoes at F&C Shoes, in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, since 1945. And today, the 90 (and a half) year old shoemaker still works five days a week alongside his son Michael. I can’t wait for my next trip to New York as I’d absolutely love to meet the man so dedicated to his craft.
We love shoes but Jenna Lyons loves shoes. I mean, loves. All of her 289 pairs to be exact. When the style icon talks about the inspiration behind and the making of J.Crew’s Italian shoe collection, which is designed in New York and then produced in a small workshop in Italy, we can’t help but “ooh” and “aah” over the collection’s traffic stopping color palette, sweet floral prints, and sparkly glitter accents. Killin’ it.
Ohhh, do we have some mouthwatering news for you. We, along with my sister Karen Chan and friend Todd Wagner, have spent the past few months developing a really exciting project. Introducing Honestly YUM: a destination for all things related to food, cocktails, and entertaining! Expect a plethora of recipes for seasonal dishes and delightful libations, festive DIYs, and hosting tips that are sure to impress your guests. We hope that you’ll tune in come March 12th. Come hungry, thirsty and ready to party . . .
Was there a relationship in history as dramatic and emotional as the one between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots? Not according to Karl Lagerfeld, who was inspired by the ill-fated Queen of Scotland when creating his pre-fall collection for Chanel. Drop-waisted kilt-pleated coats, tartan and tweed jackets, and Elizabethan ruffled necklines came down the runway in the courtyard of Linlithgow Palace in Scotland. Coco Chanel actually had close ties to Scotland and learned about tweed and knitwear from Barrie Knitwear, which recently was acquired by Chanel. Bravo, Karl, on another utterly amazing spectacle!
The definition of ageless versatility is a black tweed jacket worn over 100 different ways on over 100 distinctly different personalities. Lensed by Karl Lagerfeld himself, and styled by Carine Roitfeld, The Little Black Jacket has his favorite muses wearing the label’s iconic jacket. I’m kicking myself for not visiting the exhibition while it was in Moscow last week and so to make it up to myself, the book is already on order.
In honor of her very own fairy tale, Diane von Furstenberg‘s spring collection was fabricated with the polish of a princess and the heart of a gypsy. Seeing the stunning details in person last week transported me to all the exotic destinations that the collection was inspired by. And for those of you that might have missed her show in New York last month, you’ll have to check out the video below where Diane and several models captured the whole experience through Google’s new Glass technology. ” We live in such an amazing world. Things that we thought would be science fiction now exist. But fashion, technology, its all about life and being the women you want to be.”