A captivating collection to say the least. Designer Antonio Ortega, born in Mexico, began his love affair with couture and fashion at the tender age of 8, and throughout his career has always been in search for that which hasn’t been created yet. He certainly has infused an incredible amount of energy
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs often has fashion exhibits that are of the utmost quality. I have seen a few there, and most recently the Dries Van Noten Inspirations retrospective of his fashion design career so far. If you do attend this exhibit, may I suggest reading Dana Thomas’ portrait of the Belgian deisgner, in the Wall Street Journal first to give yourself an idea of where this artist and his style of working comes from. Thomas’ article describes an independant and hard working man who cares for every little detail of his company. He refuses to sell his company to the large groups, is not on the stock market and insists on only creating two collections a year for men and for women. This allows him more time for the creative process which is the part that he most enjoys (per Thomas’ article). An inspired designer who prefers the thrill of designing for his own brand, than the call of the wealth from the « fashion industry ». He is one of the few remaining artists who is still able to remain self sustaining and entirely inspired. Read more →
I LOVE PARIS IN APRIL
I love champagne parties, especially the ones that happen for really no reason in particular….
A little dress up, a little glam, a handful of friends, bottles popping and people dancing…. Life can be oh so effervescent!
$200 – houseoffraser.co.uk
$48 – johnlewis.com
$13 – asos.com
Deep into Fall, It is time to contemplate cozy clothes and heart-warming home decor. I am prepping my lists for the Thanksgiving meal I will be giving for Chéri and his family (which have now become mine).
I fill the apartment with the delightful scent of citrus, apples and cinnamon, and I’m searching Pinterest for DIY garlands to garnish the mantle…
I think a nice Sunday walk at the Bois de Boulogne is in order….
How do you frolic this Fall?