HISTORY OF BETSEY JOHNSON

HISTORY OF BETSEY JOHNSON

“I like the everyday process and the people, the pressure, the surprise of seeing the work come alive walking and dancing around on strangers. Like red lipstick on the mouth, my products wake up and brighten and bring the wearer to life.”

—Betsey Johnson (Biography.com)

HISTORY OF LILLY PULITZER

HISTORY OF LILLY PULITZER

Let’s bring it on home to our roots here in Florida for one of our own, True Fashionista Palm Beach socialite and fashion trendsetter, Lilly Pulitzer. It was around 1959 when Ms. Lilly, the wife of Peter Pulitzer, an owner of numerous citrus groves and member of THAT family, desired a business of her own. At this point, we should fill you in on the backstory.
HISTORY OF BALENCIAGA

HISTORY OF BALENCIAGA

You’ve seen those True Fashionista bright-colored windbreakers, the stunning floral printed “It” bags, oversized outfits and those rockin’ gladiator boots, not to forget the logo-emblazoned t-shirts worn by those in the know. This house has the hipster factor of the street, and its name is Balenciaga.
HISTORY OF BURBERRY

HISTORY OF BURBERRY

Distinctly British, Burberry has been evoking cozy feelings of functionality and style since 1856 when 21-year-old Thomas Burberry established his namesake company in Basingstoke, England. Upon initial launch it was more about clothing functionality. Shares Christine-Marie Liwag Dixon for The List, Burberry’s (original name) was founded on the principle that clothing should be designed simply to protect people from the mostly nasty British weather.
BEYOND THE BRIDAL GOWN - HISTORY OF VERA WANG

BEYOND THE BRIDAL GOWN - HISTORY OF VERA WANG

“Known for balancing modern designs with traditional elegance, Vera Wang is arguably the most prominent designer of bridal wear in America.”  (Biography.com)

 

Tom Ford Storefront

HISTORY OF TOM FORD

The driving force behind Gucci’s astronomical rise in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ford at one point studied to be an architect. That all changed while enrolled in the Parsons School of Design in New York, when he realized architecture was not his calling.
HISTORY OF HALSTON

HISTORY OF HALSTON

Think Halston and do images of True Fashionista glitterati dancing the night away at Studio 54 fill your mind? Perhaps it’s images the many photos of stars of the day all hanging with the man himself, sporting his trademark sunglasses. Halston dressed and impressed them all for many years, and in the flashy 1970’s scene, his name was synonymous with both high fashion and high society.

HISTORY OF ROBERTO CAVALLI

HISTORY OF ROBERTO CAVALLI

Have you ever found yourself inexplicably drawn to animal prints, especially those appearing on leather, of all fabrics? Maybe something True Fashionista colorful and artsy, the colors all swirling together like a light show? Thought so. Chances are you’re a Roberto Cavalli fan, like a whole bunch of us round the world.

HISTORY OF GUCCI – THE MAN, THE LINE, THE LEGEND

HISTORY OF GUCCI – THE MAN, THE LINE, THE LEGEND

Ever since Guccio Gucci opened his first stores in Florence in 1921, the name Gucci has been associated in one way or another with quality and fashion.