Monthly Archives: May 2011

Versace ~ One in a Million

Italian genius designer Gianni Versace, the 1988 Cutty Sark Award winner was regarded as “the most innovative and creative designer in the world.” He was adored by, many, including Italian and French Heads of State. Gianni’s partner, sister and muse, … Continue reading

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Lancôme A Rose for All Ages

Lancome stems–exactly–from a rosy tale. In 1935, the founder of the cosmetics empire visited Le Chateau de Lancosme in France and, as the story is told, was very moved by the beautiful phalanx of roses surrounding the castle. As a … Continue reading

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Givenchy – Honoring a Legend, with a Modern Twist

In 1957, Hubert de Givenchy, the architect of the Givenchy design house created an out of the ordinary perfume, L’Interdit, for his muse Audrey Hepburn. Audrey Hepburn was the face for Givenchy. Hubert did her wardrobe from Day 1 when … Continue reading

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Dolce & Gabbana – A Match Made in the Stars

You watch red carpet event and you will no doubt hear the words Dolce & Gabbana. There is no doubt that you will hear those names over and over again. This Italian design house has skyrocketed to the upper echelons … Continue reading

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Hugo Boss – A New American Classic

    Who’s the man? Who’s the Boss? Why, that would be none other than Hugo F Boss, that’s who! In 1923, the German founder of this self-titled fashion house began what we know and see today. The Hugo Boss … Continue reading

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Calvin Klein – Minimalism at its Best

  Through the sensational success that led the design house that bears his name to fame, Calvin Klein has held true to what identifies him as a designer—youthfulness and confidence: In the early 1908s, Klein took men’s underwear from function … Continue reading

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Davidoff – Cool Waters Run Deep

Cigars, cigarettes, Davidoff? The simple pleasures of a life purely lived; Russian-born Zino Davidoff reveled in it all with distinct humor. The Davidoff philosophy—“the good life”—is embodied in his perfumes. Uncomplicated, wholesome scents—Adventure; Cool Water, and Silver Shadow—are the essential … Continue reading

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Ralph Lauren – The Essence of an American Icon

Do you need true American style? Then you need to get to know Ralph Lauren. His designs are synonymous with all that is truly and uniquely American. His business began meagerly as a line of neckties almost 50 years ago. … Continue reading

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