Charlotte Taylor Fall 2012

Charlotte Taylor‘s Fall 2012 lookbook is wonderfully dark, dreamy, and even a bit cooky. Her innate ability to flawlessly mix bold prints with equally strong colors is magical. Honestly, a mustard and navy bird printed blouse paired with purple and green cauliflower printed pants is so fantastic . .  and so typical of Charlotte Taylor. I especially want the dress with the hood!

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The Violin Maker

I spent many years of my childhood playing the piano. Interestingly enough, the violin is my favorite instrument. My love for this string instrument and my appreciation for fine craftsmanship has me excited for Dustin Cohen‘s debut episode, of his “Made In Brooklyn” series, profiling Sam Zygmuntowicz. Zygmuntowicz is a Brooklyn based luthier who has worked with many of the finest violinists and cellists in the world, including Isaac Stern and Yo-Yo Ma. Already, it’s music to my ears . . .

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Louis Vuitton Fall 2012

Can you imagine a steam engine train pulling onto a runway, inside Paris’ Cour Carrée, with models deboarding in 19th century travel heritage inspired looks? And each with their own porter carrying luggage? Well, it happened – and in the most dramatic fashion. With giant jeweled brooches as buttons for coats, oversized hats by Stephen Jones, and layered kaleidoscopic-like prints, Marc Jacobs’s show stopping collection for Louis Vuitton was ornate and richly detailed. Just when you thought last season‘s carousel-themed presentation couldn’t be topped . . .

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