Archive for August, 2014

New York Fashion Week—Why We Love Carmen Marc Valvo

Carmen Marc Valvo

Carmen Marc Valvo is a top-selling eveningwear designer, and his pieces have been seen on red carpets and at other high-profile events. With such talent, it is hard to believe that Valvo did not originally want to be a fashion designer. Valvo grew up in Westchester County, New York, and with both parents having careers [...]



Marc Jacobs. Vaunted name. Huge visibility. Prodigious talent. But a man who has his feet rock-solid on the ground. We love his quote to Vogue: “In the end, it becomes clear all the things that played a part in the collection….And they always do.” With Marc Jacobs—all the pieces of the mosaic started to be [...]

New York Fashion Week — Why We Love Ralph Rucci

Ralph Rucci

Ralph Rucci is a maestro, a designer par excellence whose canvas is the imagination, whose palate is a universe of colours, textures and designs, and whose audience is… the world. We have known Ralph Rucci for six years—through our dear friend, San Francisco socialite and Best Dressed Hall of Famer Denise Hale. And we share [...]

New York Fashion Week—Why We Love Tory Burch


Tory Burch has helped change the world’s notion of what being a female entrepreneur means. The fashion mogul has proven that in order to make it big, it is not necessary to hawk cupcakes or launch a Mommy blog. At just 48 years old, Burch is part of a growing group of women who are [...]

The Man’s Point of View: How to Talk to Women


Dating-Speak” ™ ©2014: Our Lives of Style authority–Laura Pugliese shares must-know dating “Do’s and Don’ts” that will help you find success in your relationships: Lives of Style: I like to consider myself a very strong masculine man and when I’m dating a woman I’m fine with courting her how do I know if I should [...]

New York Fashion Week- Why We Love Reem Acra


Ethereal garments, that truly make a woman unforgettable. That is the norm for Reem Acra and her designs. Beginning in 1997—with a bridal line, it is no wonder that her elegant, classically sumptuous ready-to-wear collection follows closely upon with the magic and wonder of wedding gowns. Acra is known for expressing clients’ personalities through the [...]

New York Fashion Week – Why We Love J. Mendel


  When Lives of Style first met Gilles Mendel—CEO and Designer for ultra-luxury fashion house J. Mendel, we knew straightaway we were in the presence of greatness. It was Fashion’s Night Out—September, 2010, and Gilles Mendel, who at that time had hundreds of people in his J. Mendel boutique on Madison Avenue–on the Upper East [...]

New York Fashion Week — Why We Love Prabal Gurung

Neimans Prabal Gurung Personal Appearance

We first met the inimitable Prabal Gurung several years ago–at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco—and fell in love with his aesthetic, talent and frankly—his modesty. He had just designed a dress for First Lady Michelle Obama—and he was gratified for—the people of Nepal. Since that time, with every new collection we’ve seen, he’s broadened and [...]

New York Fashion Week–Why We Love Oscar de la Renta


“King of Evening,” “Sultan of Suave”—or simply “Oscar,” by his inner circle, designer Oscar de la Renta is widely considered to be one of the living legends of fashion. His prowess for creating astonishingly chic eveningwear and red-carpet gowns has made him designer-of-choice for societal figures, first ladies—and royalty, for decades. Standing on the shoulder [...]

New York Fashion Week—Why We Love Cynthia Rowley

CYNTHIA ROWLEY Fall/Winter 2014 Presentation

Such a cool girl! She not only is a design maven but she’s into extreme sports like surfing and even takes sports vacations. She’s always on the go—kinetic and creative—and yet, in person, when we at Lives of Style have interviewed her at Fashion Week and in her New York boutique—she is a fun, warm [...]

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