Syriza Style: New politics, new fashion trends

Syriza Style: New politics, new fashion trends

Have you noticed Greece’s new prime minister Alexis Tsipras’ unbuttoned collars? At his swearing-in ceremony in the Presidential Palace in Athens, the leader of the radical left Syriza party said he wouldn’t wear a tie until Greece rises out of debt. A strong...
The Divine Marchesa Casati exhibition in Venice

The Divine Marchesa Casati exhibition in Venice

The Divine Marchesa is a strange exhibition about a strange person. Marchesa Luisa Casati was an exaggerator, a liar, a living work of art. The exhibition at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice captures her spirit in that it’s just as elusive. If you’re wondering why...
7 ways to get into fashion week without a ticket

7 ways to get into fashion week without a ticket

Let me guess. Your blog is too unimportant to get fashion week tickets. You don't know anyone who can get you into shows. You've thought about lying to PRs about your traffic stats, but you have morals. Don't fret! With a bit of luck and plenty of confidence, you can...
Haute couture is not for you

Haute couture is not for you

With six-figure price tags and clothes sewn by hand to perfection, haute couture is hopelessly detached from the "real" world. Haute couture is not for you. It's not for me. This is the mistake we make when reviewing haute couture collections the same way we review...
Tastemakers: Women in fashion

Tastemakers: Women in fashion

In 1774, a young Viennese aristocrat by the name of Marie Antoinette became queen consort of France. A foreigner trying to cope with her new role, she embraced French fashions to show appreciation for her new country. She wore ostentatious gowns with long trains,...