Archive for February, 2013

Inspiration behind Catherine Malandrino’s Fall Winter 2013 Line.

Catherine Malandrino was inspired by the French Art Deco lines of Ruhlmann for her Fall Winter 2013 collection. In our interview with Malandrino, she explained that she was inspired by trans-Atlantic shipboard travel to create elegant, sleek and sophisticated silhouettes and clean graphic shapes. Funnel neck collared coats and hooded trench coats were paired with [...]

Mara Hoffman Fall/Winter 2013 New York Fashion Week Collection!

Mara Hoffman and Host Elisabeth Laurence

Mara Hoffman’s Fall/Winter 2013 line turns the everyday woman into an elegant warrior. There were a number of pieces that emphasized Hoffman’s “world car avan” theme through tribal patterns and bold colors, like bright blue, green, pink, and red.  Needless to say the collection was rich in culture and in color. Through high-slitted skirts and [...]

Son Jung Wan’s Fall/Winter 2013 Collection!

Son Jung Wan and Host Elisabeth Laurence

Son Jung Wan was inspired by the art of Kandinsky for her Fall/Winter 2013 collection.  She combined the elements of luxury, elegance, and sexiness to create a chic line for todays modern woman.  Fur was definitely a statement piece in the collection, strategically placed on elegant overcoats and wrapped around the neck in a sophisticated [...]

Behind Marissa Webb’s Show

Marissa Webb’s line this season was office attire with a glamorous twist. The color story consisted of classic neutrals, like black, brown, and white, coupled with vibrant blue, green, and pink. These pieces would have any woman in or out of workforce feeling confident and classy.

Monika Chiang Takes Flight In Her Fall/Winte​r 2013 Collection

Elisabeth Laurence and Monika Chiang

For Fall/Winter 2013, Monika Chiang has stuck to her style, and presented us with a collection influenced by vintage military and aviator uniforms. The clean-cut items, including wide leg pants, leather leggings, wrap coats, and wrap blouses were the lineup’s primary reference to the designer’s recurring dream about taking flight, her inspiration for this season. [...]

NARS Makeup Artist James Boehmer Breaks the Rules at Carmen Marc Valvo


Old makeup rules were broken at Carmen Marc Valvo’s Fall/Winter 2013 show. Lips and eyes were bold. Nars Lead Makeup Artist James Boehmer created a look where models sported claret lips, elongated black liner and shiny gloss with glimmer on the eyelid. He felt that this look was best described as “classic with a punk [...]

Carmen Marc Valvo’s Wildean Wonder

Carmen Marc Valvo FW13 4

This season of the Mercedes-Benz NY FW has presented us with beautifully bold collections ranging in colors and textures. A designer who did a masterful job this season was Carmen Marc Valvo. He managed to make an unusual combination of fabrics — like lace and leather — appear natural and organic. In our interview with [...]

Mastering Techniques for Early Dates


Lives of Style is proud to introduce our NEW “Dating-Speak” ™ ©2013 Authority: Laura Pugliese. Laura–formally trained at the WANT Institute by the pre-eminent relationship therapist–Dr. Pat Allen, is a Certified Communications Coach–one of only 100 who have personally studied under Dr. Allen. Laura combines her training, life experience and spiritually-driven gift for manifesting potent [...]

It’s the boudoir meets the Pampas.


It’s the boudoir meets the Pampas. The Candela Fall/Winter 2013 Collection really played into grace of femininity with long flowy skirts, ruffled shirts, and beaded dresses. Though pieces ranged in fabric–knit to denim to chiffon–each of them uniquely portrayed the delicacy of the female form.

Welcome to Tadashi Shoji’s Magical Land

Tadashi Shoji FW13

Tadashi Shoji’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection can be summed up with a quote from the designer himself: “The fall of the Romanov dynasty.” The graceful, feminine, and almost fairy-like pieces in the show, combined with the upbeat and dreamy music, creates the illusion of being in a beautiful magical land.

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