Fashion & Style…A Mother’s Influence

For These Designers, Mom Knew Best


Published: May 6, 2011

IN “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde wrote: “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” Fashion designers get around this problem by incorporating their mother’s way of dressing into their work. On the occasion of Mother’s Day, several shared their primal style memories.

A little Art and Culture…The Huntington adds 2 new 20thC American Artworks

Huntington is adding two 20th century works to its American art holdings

For the next two weeks, the works will be on view in the Rotthenberg Loggia of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. The pipe organ screen will be removed for conservation treatment, and the Lawson soon will be incorporated into the permanent galleries

Fashion News…Hermes and Gaultier’s Fashion House

Herm’s Is Selling Its Stake in Gaultier’s Fashion House

By  and 
Published: May 3, 201

Jean-Paul Gaultier, right, with the model Farida Khelf

Did you know…Susan B. Anthony, Suffragette and Fashion Icon?

On Her Arm, a Symbol of Freedom

Published: May 4, 2011

THOUGH she has rarely been described as a style icon, the suffragist Susan B. Anthony was readily identifiable on her travels by her red shawl and alligator handbag. To her, a bag was not a fashion statement but a symbol of independence at a time when women were not allowed to enter into a contract or even open a bank account.

read on to find out more:

Art and Culture…McQueen Exhibition at the Met

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

May 4- July 31, 2011 @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”

—Alexander McQueen

This promises to be a great exhibition.  Organized by the Costume Institute, it will celebrate the late designer’s contribution to fashion.  “Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity.” (

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Art and Culture…Sonia Delaunay, artist and fashion designer

Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay 

On view now through June 19, 2011 at Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 “Examining the more practical side of Delaunay’s pioneering achievement, this beautiful, enlightening exhibition offers some alluring artworks, garments and accessories, especially a passel of radiant scarves. But it bets most of the house on fabric swatches — Delaunay’s textile designs — and succeeds with a display of some 90 gouache studies for textiles and their equally vibrant commercial results: more than 120 hand-printed silks, velvets and cottons laid out in large vitrines. Patterns ranging from geometric to floral variously revisit, amplify and presage much of the history of modern painting and may even deserve a place in that history. 2 East 91st Street , (212) 849-8400, (Smith)”

The Zoe report …The real deal behind Fashion

Rachel Zoe is one of the biggest names in fashion styling. She was born on September 1, 1971. Hate her or love her, Zoe is known for having a wonderful fashion sense. Ironically she does not have any formal fashion training. Zoe’s has worked with celebs such  as Brenda Song, Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Mario Orejel, Nicole Richie, and Kiera Knightly. Her current clientele include Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale, Debra Messing, Demi Moore, Liv Tyler, Joy Bryant, Molly Sims, Beau Garrett, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton and Anne Hathaway.

– Collaborated with Judith Leiber on a line of luxury bags.

-She has served as the face of Samsung’s BlackJack cell phone national ad campaign.

-She is currently a consultant for, with the Zoe picks, and she also is a consultant for shoe and handbag website.

-Rachel also has a reality tv show that can be seen on Bravo and a clothing line under her own label and a clothing line for QVC.

Zoe is a genius when it comes to fashion picks for celebrities. If your interested in more information about her check out her site at