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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Diane Smith

04.30.15

Swim expert, fashion editor, and world traveler, Diane Smith takes keeping chic on the beach to new heights with her blog, Swim A La Mode. A thirteen year stint as Swimsuit Editor for Sports Illustrated brought fair-skinned Diane to the best beaches in the world, working with top models and photographers from July through December. Today, she brings her insider’s view [...]

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EZ Picks

The boho dress

04.29.15

In my opinion, Hedi Slimane did the best boho dress for SS15 – between the history of bohemian influence at the YSL house, the consistently strong 70s presence – he should have. Granted, his show consisted of mini dress after mini dress, I was drawn to the midi lengths not shown on the runway, but [...]

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Jean-Michel Cazabat

04.27.15

Jean-Michel Cazabat has been in the business for decades. Growing up in France during the 70s afforded him inspirations for a lifetime and to this day, the trends from this decade can be found in his shoes. He was fortunate enough to work with two of the finest footwear designers in history: Charles Jourdan and Stephane [...]

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Stephen Burrows

04.23.15

Bethann Hardison, Alva Chin, Pat Cleveland, and Karen Bjornson were just a few of the top models who walked the runway as part of the Stephen Burrows segment at The Battle of Versailles in Paris. Fashion history was made that night and Robin Givhan’s recently released book The Battle of Versailles has shined the spotlight back on that [...]

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There is a photo of my sister Leslie when she was around 10 years old that is embedded in my memory. Why? Because it’s a record of her first daring fashion foray: Osh Kosh. Something I could never pull off. Like my sister, overalls have grown up. Suddenly, they are not just practical and playful [...]

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