Archive for August 28th, 2014

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 [...]

New York Fashion Week — Why We Love The Row

Ashley and Mark-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen may have begun their careers as the adorable Michelle Tanner on Full House, but the twins have left that behind and have risen to be some of the most successful and revered American style icons. The Row is not the Olsen’s first fashion line–at the age of 12 the girls launched [...]

New York Fashion Week — Why We Love Rodarte


Over-the-top, fantasy, futuristic, esoteric—these are just some of the words used to describe the Mulleavy sisters’ designs, and we love what they do. These California creatives bring magination par excellence to the world of fashion. Kate–born in 1979, and Laura–born in 1980, grew up next to the ocean and forests in Aptos, California—which may explain [...]

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