The Dress Doctor, Head, was called on daily to design costumes and became the go-to girl for stars to ask fashion questions, whether it was Deborah Kerr wanting to know what she should wear to a benefit or Sophia Lauren wondering if she should wear fur. Head shares tips on style and dozens of entertaining anecdotes from her time in Hollywood.
Read my interview with Bil Donovan here. In his lifetime Dior faced the effect of world economies and wars, the issues of copying and created ground-breaking control of global licensing agreements for Dior products branching out to accessories such as shoes, handbags, stockings and perfume. One of my first jobs when I finished school, waiting for my results, was working at the Christian Dior counter at the Georges store. I wore with delight a Dior perfume at my wedding and still continue to wear it with joy.
With her wonderfully free and colourful style, illustrator Hess designs 31 whimsical rooms to swoon over to suit various fashion clients including the imagined von Trapp Sisters, Donatella Versace, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. This coffee—table book is beautifully designed and brings a playful, light-hearted, soul-warming view of fashion. I smiled reading that Hess illustrates all of her work with a bespoke Montblanc pen that she calls Monty.
Pure indulgent fun!
The Coat Route: craft, luxury, and obsession on the trail of a $50, coat
Thank you, Megan Hess! Read my interview with Megan Hess here. Vera Neumann was a designer and artist who made fine art available to a wide range of people through her graphic silk scarves. Named after the author of the book her mum was reading when she was pregnant with her, Vera was encouraged by her school teacher who asked Vera to draw pictures on the blackboard for her class.
This reminded me of my Year 2 teacher who used to draw the most amazing and intricate chalk drawings on our board. She must have spent hours on them. Each Monday we would rush into her classroom to see what our theme for the week was.
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- Spatzen-Dixie (German Edition);
- Looking Like a Million.
- Funny Proverbs.
I especially remember her chalk designs on our blackboard of fish and also the alphabet week. Vera designed for books and then fabric before moving to scarves.
- Wastes of Space (Wastes Series Book 1).
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- Impromptus, Op. 90: For Early Advanced Piano (Alfred Masterwork Edition).
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The Coat Route: Craft, Luxury, and Obsession on the trail of a $50,000 coat
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Bespoke tailoring seems to hit directly at the universal need to feel special, to feel taken care of — the difference being that the very rich can actually make these fantasies reality. Lambert does not venture to say. But another Cutler devotee, a radiologist and champagne-bar owner who is quoted in the book, does.
I thought, why not? I could buy a car, but I would only have the car for a few years.
By the publication of this book, Lambert had ordered two more vicuna coats — one in tan and one in black. Read Next. Women who love. This story has been shared , times.