Category Archive: Fashion

Handbag Pick for Resort Wear

Clemence Goudard, owner and designer of Good People

 

Looking for a handbag that’s perfect for resort wear and travel – something that is light, chic, and won’t break the bank so you can buy it in more than one color? Not surprisingly I found it at a PopUp shop at a stylish Mykonos themed party at Villa Azur restaurant. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Karen’s Kudos March

Ermanno Scervino

 

Karen’s Kudos this month brings the first Miami meditation center, a to die for high fashion boutique from Florence for men and women , place to shop where designer discounts are 70 to 90%,  exhibit of 21 Israeli artists on the subject of “Wonder Woman”, and a rare visit to South Florida by Doctors without Borders. You won’t want to miss these hot tickets: Read Full Post & Comments »

VB, Casual Sartorial Elegance from Rome

 

VB from Rome is a wonderful new addition to Miami men’s boutiques. The clothes remind me of the casual sartorial elegance of George Clooney, international sophisticates, and top art gallerists. And better yet, the price tags are mostly three figures. Read Full Post & Comments »

Worth a Detour: Works by Saudi Arabian Female Artist

Manal Al Dowayan_Misunderstood Sounds

 

How many times do we get to see art by a Saudi Arabian artist, and a woman no less, in Miami, even at Art Basel?  Interestingly enough, the invitation to the opening of “I Am Here”, the exhibition of photography, installation and mixed media by Manal AlDowayan came on the heels of my having read a fascinating article about the new Saudi Arabian  editor of Vogue Arabia. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Sevan Bicacki, Jewels Worthy of Topkapi Palace

 

When I happened upon the boutique of Turkish-Armenian designer Sevan Bicacki in the Design District and beheld his jewels, displayed as they would be (and deserve to be) in a museum, I thought I was gazing upon a display of an Ottoman sultan’s treasures in Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace. Internationally celebrated fine jewelry artist Sevan Biçaçki has opened his first boutique in the Americas in a highly distinctive decor featuring blue and white painted Ottoman domes. Read Full Post & Comments »

Karen’s Kudos February

 

Margarita Courtney and her daughter Cristina Boland, co owners of Margaux Interiors

 

A popular Italian fashion jewelry designer now represented in Miami, relaunch for landmark “go to” design shop in South Miami, divine new oriental scent for men from Cartier, first dedicated boutique for Acqua di Parma, and Urban tribal handbags and home accessories made by women artisans in Rwanda,  all in Karen’s Kudos for February. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eye Popping Workout Clothes

 

Whenever I wear the workout clothes (which by the way, also work for going out for a casual lunch or doing errands) I got at new Brazilian shop Equilibrium Activewear, I get compliments. Even from people in my gym populated by Latin fashionistas. The vibrant colors , feminine and creative designs are no less than eye popping. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Miami Fashion News Part 2

Vintage Chanel handbag with its own covering for the rain at WGACA

 

More Miami fashion news, Part 2, including an Australian and Brazilian favorite from last year’s Miami Swim Week, a shop with the largest variety of hats in Miami (and inexpensive too), and a new vintage store that attracts the likes of Chloe Sevigny, Pharell , Kendall Jenner and David Beckham. For Part 1, click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

Miami Fashion News – Part 1

 

 

Soft supple suede shirt from Insight on their instore classic car

 

A recent “recon” mission (as in reconnaissance to check out new shops, eateries, etc) to Brickell City Centre revealed some great new fashion destinations for men and women,  European shops that are beachheads in the USA. They’re not your usual global luxury brands. And don’t we love unique, especially when they’re not over the top pricey. The shops I mention are ones I liked (in fact, alas, I did some damage). Two are  Italian, and a third from Spain with their own brand and others from Europe as well. Read Full Post & Comments »

Things to Do in January – Part 2

Century 21 discount retailer now at Sawgrass Mills photo courtesy of www.nydailynews.com

 

Miami things to do in January, Part 2 in a series features a major new discount retail destination, a cult favorite in New York City, an evening of gastronomy, chamber music and wine tasting, the annual Taste of the Garden, and a valuable tip for our Fort Lauderdale readers. For Part 1 click here. Read Full Post & Comments »

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