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 RALPH LAUREN

HISTORY OF RALPH LAUREN

Is there a polo shirt or two hanging in your closet? Without a second thought, a vision of those preppy short-sleeved, collared shirts has now popped into your head, whether or not the pony is present in the upper left corner. If you were wearing them in the eighties, yeah that collar was UP, and you very well could have been layering two True Fashionista polos at once. But we digress, the shirt’s the shirt, right? It’s a style all its own, regardless of what’s in the corner. Now take a step back and realize that Ralph Lauren first designed that iconic shirt in 1972. Now a household name, the polo shirt is actually a Polo, capital P.
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 ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

HISTORY OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

What, the name Alexander McQueen isn’t familiar to you? He was the designer who made the plumber’s crack fashionable with his perilously low-cut jeans, a move which consequently spawned the resulting term, “muffin top”. Is the memory creeping back now? Yeah, it was him. Got a skull-imprinted clutch handbag or scarf lying around in your not-yet-Konmari’d-but-I’m-gonna-do-it-I-swear closet? McQueen. Or that timeless pencil skirt and gorgeous prints that seem to flawlessly work forever? That was Alexander McQueen as well.

HISTORY OF DENIM

HISTORY OF DENIM

Let’s be clear here. Blue jeans are the clothing item; denim is the fabric they’re made from. The two, however, are so inextricably linked that you’d be doing them both a disservice to discuss one without the other. In fact, when delving into the history of True Fashionista denim, the place that seems to know the most is the history department at Levi Strauss & Co., that all-American home of the now-classic blue jeans with the rivets worn by millions. 

HISTORY OF PLAID

HISTORY OF PLAID

HISTORY OF PLAID Long before Burberry…make that looooong before Burberry, there was plaid. Besides Burberry, images of 90’s grunge fashion more than likely might pop into your head. No? How about that other iconic 90’s plaid moment, the movie Clueless? Alicia Silverstone and her True Fashionista gang pretty much vaulted plaid into high fashion with those short-skirted…

THE BEAUTY OF IRIS APFEL

THE BEAUTY OF IRIS APFEL

Fashion icon Iris Apfel has had a lifetime of making her True Fashionista mark on the fashion industry. Her flair has been felt in numerous arenas, including designing interiors of the finest homes around the world, via the textile manufacturing company she founded with husband Carl called Old World Weavers, an eye-catching approach to accessorizing that effortlessly combines modern pieces with flea market finds.

BOOTS IN WOMEN’S FASHION

BOOTS IN WOMEN’S FASHION

BOOTS IN WOMEN’S FASHION There they are in your closet, standing tall and proud…your boots collection! Maybe they’ve taken a backseat to open-toed selections over the summer, but with cooler weather they’re ready to once again make their True Fashionista mark in your world. But do you have every style that you need to round…

HISTORY OF PRADA

HISTORY OF PRADA

HISTORY OF PRADA Prada. Such is a company that presents on its website not a vision, but a Group Manifesto: Pioneer of a philosophy of action that transcends fashion, the Prada Group inquisitively observes the contemporary society and its interactions with the most diverse and apparently distant cultural spheres. A fluid perspective that becomes the…

ICONIC SIGNATURE PIECES IN FASHION

ICONIC SIGNATURE PIECES IN FASHION

ICONIC SIGNATURE PIECES IN FASHION Throughout fashion history, as trends weave in and out and talented designers step out of the sewing room to the spotlight, there occasionally rises to the top something to firmly take its place as a timeless classic. Styles may change, but these True Fashionista pieces hold their own, and can…