Monday, February 28, 2011

Bottega Fashion 2011

The fabled  Bottega Veneta leather goods make up 80 percent of the companies product line.  Believe or not  a Bottaga Bag can cost up to 75,000 a piece when custom made with special skins such as crocodile. You will never see a logo on the outside of a Bottega handbag.  In the seven years Maier has run Bottega, he has pulled off one the great turnarounds in the annual sales. In 2001 the company was in the red and in 2007 it made 130 million in earnings. There are 113 stores worldwide. The Gucci group acquired Bottega in 2001 for 156 million.  The company was founded in 1966, in Vicenza, Italy in  the Veneto region .  The trade mark of Bottega was the working soft glove leather by hand and weaving it into a distinctive crosshatched pattern, called intreciciato.  The bag soon became an international symbol. There are 200 leather workers in the Bottega factory and the company started a craft school so that tradition may be passed on by the artists. Mair's collection for spring and fall have been well received and Tomas continues to bring sophisticated superior workmanship and great style to the fashion world
The artists are work crafting a Bottega masterpiece
Picture from

Tomas Maier Designer

Crocodile Handbag in Tangerine

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscar Fashion 2011 Red Carpet

Anne Hathaway,Valentino  and Tim Gunn

Gwyneth Patrow  in Calvin Klein with  Tim Gunn

Jennifer Hudson wearing Versace  with  Tim Gunn

Natalie Portman in Rodarte with Robin Roberts

Tim Gunn Marissa Tomei (Armani)

Scarlett Johannson wearing Dolce And Gabbana

Stephen Spielberg and daughter Jessica

Mark Ruffalo

Guiliana  in christian siriano and Kelly Osbourne

Guiliana's dress by Christian Seriano

Jennifer Hudson In Versace

Kate Blanchett with Tim Gunn

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Turban Style 2011

The turban once associated with an old biddy in a house dress as taken on a sophistication linked with Hollywood glamour of the 1920 and 30's. Remember Garbo, Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson. Back in the day the turban signified a woman who was educated and worldly.   In the 70's the hippies  brought the trend back to the scene.  Today turbans historically remind us of Arab head dress. It is easy to connect them with the conflict in the middle east.  In any case wearing a turban  demands real confidence.  You have to commit and believe you truly love the way it looks.  In the past the scarf wrapped around my head was always apart of my outfit as just an accessory!   Well ladies the turban is making a come back for whatever reason whether political or fashion related we see them on the runways and in the streets.  Are you brave enough to wear the turban accessory for Spring?

Grace Kelly Style

Ferragamo Model
Gloria Swanson
Sophia Loren

Lauren Hutton

John Galliano For Dior
(Breaking news) suspended from his designer position

Sarah Jessica Parker

Nicki Taylor

Grace Kelly