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Vivienne Westwood: 36 Years in Fashion
Thursday, March 1st, 2007

ivienne Westwood: 36 Years in Fashion
will be on exhibit at the DeYoung March
3rd through June 10th, it is the only U.S.
stop on an four-year international tour.
The Exhibition which was organized by
the Victoria and Albert Museum, based
in London, celebrates Westwood's
extraordinary career and iconoclastic
designs with an array of more than 150
garments and accessories on display for
all of us to ogle over.

Westwood's outstanding range and
inventiveness encompasses styles from
the punk street style of the 1970's, to
grand ball gowns whose designs were
influenced by historical art and dress, to
some of her more recent designs which
show her exploration of pattern-cutting
techniques and social-political critique.

This exhibit is a feast for the eyes, do not
miss it!
Valentino Celebrates 45 Years in Fashion
Monday, July 9th, 2007

This past Saturday Valentino presented his Fall 2007/08 couture collection in a
medieval convent in the shadow of the Vatican. It was the first time he
presented in Rome since he packed his bags for Paris 17 years ago.

The gala ball hosted that evening presented an invitation list of 1,000 guests
including fellow designers, the fashion elite, clients and celebrities. All were in
attendance to pay homage to one of Italy’s national treasures, Valentino. The
gala was held in a park adjacent to the Galleria Borghese, some of the guests
included Karl Lagerfeld, Manolo Blahnik, Princess Caroline, Mario Testino,
Elizabeth Hurley , Uma Therman and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Toasting his longtime friend, Valentino's business partner Giancarlo Giammetti
recalled their first years in Rome as two penniless young men with a dream.
"Fame and fortune have not changed him. He is still the same little guy I met 45
years ago." Giammetti said.  It is nice to know that in a world of ever changing
fashion some things remain constant.

''I am filled with emotion,'' Valentino said at the opening of his retrospective at
the modern, Ara Pacis, a museum designed by architect Richard Meier. With
around 300 garments and rare archive material, the exhibition is a retrospective
that will celebrate Valentino’s 45 years of creativity.
From Stovepipe to Trouser Cut Denim
Friday, July 13th, 2007

Just when we all get use to
wearing our skinny leg jeans and
most importantly knowing how to
wear it well, the fashion industry
throws us a curve ball!  

So now we are left with the
daunting task of trying to figure
out how to wear the new trouser
leg jeans and finding the right
pair to suit our body.  Personally it
took me awhile to get use to the
idea of the new cut and then a
few trial and error fittings at
various department stores and
trying on various designer versions.
Finally I ended up with my first
pair just last week. They are made
by Seven and the cut is Ginger.
Personally I have not worn Seven jeans in over four years but somehow they got
this fit just right, at least for my body.  One bit of advice: put in the time to find
the right fit.  A few of my experiences left me depressed, even with my size 2/4
frame.  On some of the jeans I tried on the rise was so high that they gave me
"mom jean" butt! Other jeans the flare started too high in the leg and made my
thighs look bigger than I would ever want them to look. So take the time and
seek help from seasoned sales associate.

So now I am off to purchase a few pairs of shoes to go with this new jean
silhouette. Something is telling me that my ballet flats are not going to work!