Film Review: ‘Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky’

I’ve wanted to see Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky ever since it was given the coveted “last slot” at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. I was captivated immediately, since it starts with a recreation of a ballet performance that caused one of the most notable classical music riots in history: the 1913 Paris premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring: <...more

Fabulous and Fashionable by Alex, a Sister-Alopecian

Pencil skirts or skinny jeans?  Colored or patterned tights?  Over-the-knee boots or peep-toed heels?  Button-up sweater or pea coat style jacket?  Turtle neck or tunic?  Brunette or bald???  I’m Alex, and I have been totally bald for all of my fabulous 20 years alive. First and foremost, I cannot wear wigs.  They are hot and honestly, I would probably whip it off half-way through the day out of total frustration!  So the alternative - let my bald head shine!...more

How to Look Rich

Dress sharply and they'll remember the outfit; dress impeccably and they'll remember the woman. - Coco Chanel...more

being attractive comes with grace and confidence with oneself. its not what you wear but how you ...more

Iconic Female Fashion Designers

My last post on the DvF wrap dress has inspired me to dig deeper on other iconic women designers, women who have cultivated a specific look, one that we have come to associate with their name. Think Coco Chanel and the little black dress. I believe that a big reason the dress has been so popular with women is that it was designed by a woman -- after all, who better to design for us than one of our own?...more

Is the picture of the Vera Wang dress the one SHE designed for HERSELF to get married in?
The ...more

Coco Before Chanel

Ever since Amélie became my magical realism fix for the decade, Audrey Tautou has cast a spell on me. (One of my friends even named her daughter Amelie in homage...) So when I first caught the trailer for Coco Before Chanel, starring none other than Mlle Tautou, I was in for a view....more

I've loved the previews of it that I've seen. I think I'll be waiting for the DVD though. I ...more