Interview

Rati Sahi Levesque

01.19.15

Talk about closet envy! Rati Sahi Levesque has over 180,000 square feet of luxury consignment — fashion, fine jewelry, home design and art — at her fingertips. As Chief Merchant of The RealReal, she is a curator, creative director, story teller and merchandiser. Based in San Francisco, Rati manages the website’s luxury categories, executes its [...]

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Edmundo Castillo

01.15.15

Edmundo Castillo is a world class shoe designer. After ten years working with Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren, he launched his eponymous shoe collection in 1999, won the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for Accessories in 2001, and had tremendous success until he shuttered his line in 2004 to take over as Creative Director at Sergio [...]

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Amy Woodside

01.08.15

Amy Woodside launched OKREAL, a digital outpost for introducing strong, smart, and successful women to her audience, in August, 2014. With a background in communication, Woodside interviews every woman featured on the site. The stories the women share build upon the growing network of like minded women Woodside is curating. Woodside aims to get at [...]

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Sissy Sainte-Marie

12.18.14

Sissy Sainte-Marie is an LA-based stylist and part of the indie LA-design scene that include Shaina Mote, Jesse Kamm, Raquel Allegra, Baserange, Objects Without Meaning – that are taking over with their interesting, fashion forward designs in wearable fabric. On my radar for awhile, Sainte-Marie has an eclectic portfolio that is a product of a [...]

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Jesse Kamm

12.08.14

Jesse Kamm is a delightfully peaceful and mindful person. She takes these qualities and applies them to the gorgeous womenswear collection she launched in 2005.

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Elana Nathan

12.01.14

Elana Nathan is the Chief Executive Officer and 50 percent owner of Peter Som Inc. Prior to joining the Som team as a fashion executive she was a corporate lawyer. In the years Elana has been on board she has changed the direction of the brand significantly; she successfully re-built, and catapulted Peter Som from [...]

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Bird's Eye View

Bird’s Eye View: The culotte pant

01.30.15

The culotte pant is no newcomer—it was ubiquitous on street style this fall—but it’s one trend that I’m glad to see continuing into the coming seasons. Take a look at Thakoon’s pre-fall collection. Trousers with calf-grazing hemlines appear in various colors, prints and textures (knit and silk culottes in the same collection!), and look great [...]

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Interview

Shaina Mote

01.29.15

Shaina Mote is a former vintage buyer who launched her namesake collection of modern, innovative, and wearable basics in 2012. Mote is a trained pattern maker – a rare quality among designers these days – especially among the contemporary set. Her collections, designed and produced in LA, have attracted a cult following due to the [...]

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The fashion girl’s secret to seamlessly trudging through the snow, and carrying all necessary accessories, must-have make-up, and keep-in-touch technology is the tote. It’s the ultimate option for combining practicality and unpredictability as seen in Moschino’s T-shirt tote, Fendi’s buggies, and Loewe’s circle bag. From python at Gucci to printed PVC at Marni to roses [...]

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Interview

Kim France

01.26.15

Most people recognize Kim France’s name from her long and storied career in print journalism. Her resume is vast and highly acclaimed, and includes titles such as Sassy, New York Magazine, and Elle before joining Lucky in 2000 as its founding editor. After more than a decade with the shopping magazine, she stepped away from [...]

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