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.
MISSING THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

MISSING THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

It doesn’t get more depressing than this: Like everything else this crazy year, the 2020 Met Gala was canceled, or as they say, “postponed indefinitely”. The classic flurry of fashion, photographers and A-listers dressed to the True Fashionista nines was a non-entity, as the iconic First Monday in May came and went with eerie silence at New York’s currently shuttered Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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.
THE SLIPPER STORY

THE SLIPPER STORY

With all the at-home time happening lately, it’s a good suggestion to wear the proper True Fashionista footwear. Whether it’s your daily trip from bedroom to living room to kitchen and back to living room or looking good for your latest TikTok vid, your at-home footwear deserves the very best in both comfort and style. These are trying times, after all.
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)

 

Fashionable woman in orange shirt with red blazer and colorful scarf around her head

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE BLAZER

Your first thought about the blazer is no doubt the stuffy power suit staple, seen in boardrooms round the globe and in like, every job interview ever. Good news, blazer fans, this essential True Fashionista wardrobe piece has been trending back into style lately, making an appearance in many a spring 2020 collection. The blazer’s recent renaissance is proving that you can rock a well-tailored jacket not just at the watercooler, but out on the town, with pants, skirt or just about anything.
Young woman in rust colored tank style corduroy dress

LET’S DISCUSS CORDUROY

Ah corduroy, that warm, velvety soft fabric that’s versatile enough for wear in just about any clothing item, can be tied to many a retro childhood memory, yet remains an ongoing popularity item with lasting power even on today’s runways.
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.