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Armory Art Center prepares for Purple Reign Event on January 26th

The world of popular culture was rocked in 2016 with the unexpected loss of several major Rock Icons.  Nowhere was the loss of the artist Prince Rogers Nelson known better simply as Prince felt more deeply than in his hometown of Minneapolis.  In a nod to the trendsetting aspects of Prince’s multi-decade career, and out of respect for Prince’s indomitable style, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine joined forces with the Minneapolis Art Institute to create a Fashion Designer tribute based on Prince’s musical hits. 

Billed as a Special Kiss to Prince, the 2016 Fashionopolis Event featured runway designs inspired by the one-or-a-kind hit maker, Prince, who was known as an Icon of fashion, style, music and creativity.  Eight fashion designers, from Minneapolis to Manhattan to Amsterdam, including “fan favorite” from television’s Project Runway, Christopher Straub, created ensembles to celebrate the Pop Life of the enigmatic superstar who’s pioneering style was flamboyant, sexy, and always impossibly cool.

Winner of seven Grammy awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, Prince was one of the best-selling musicians of all-time.  Hits included Little Red Corvette, 1999, Purple Rain, Kiss, and When Doves Cry.

The Armory Art Center will feature the highly regarded Pop-Up exhibit at their much anticipated Purple Reign event on January 26th.  Click here to register for the event

New 2017 Collection exclusive to Worth Avenue 

120% Lino recently celebrated the opening of its fifth boutique in South Florida, but the only fashionistas lucky enough to get first dibs on the new 2017 Collection, are those who visit the Worth Avenue store!  

Forecasting a Season of stylistic pursuit, an un-coded message that declares a passion for contemporary and timeless chic looks, look to 120% Lino for broderie anglaise and macramé, silk/linen blends, glitter printing, frosted jersey and fabric prints in a super fashionable Italian luxury style collection.

Understated Palm Beach Perfection

Understated Palm Beach Perfection

Italy’s foremost fashion brand, 120% Lino offers an understated elegant style; the perfect fit for people who love sophistication and natural elegance either in the city, or during travel, every season of the year.  Direct from Italy, their recent highly sought after Cruise Collection was inspired by the late Seventies and early Eighties with an elegant, relaxed vision re-imagined for current fashions utilizing enduring styling. lino-orange-dress

 

 

 

DRESS UP YOUR UNDERSTATED LUXURY LOOK

120% Lino knows how to dress up your understated luxury look. Allow us to assist you in selecting from beautiful handbags, scarves, hats, statement jewelry and shoes to complete your look. We are working with the best Italian designers who are making their accessories exclusively for 120% Lino.

Click here to view 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

 

Those of us who appreciate authenticity and quality didn’t get enough of Yovanni Mero Pachay’s beautiful Panama hats  during his first visit to Palm Beach.  Earlier this year, the fifth generation Master Weaver  demonstrated his unique millinery skills and displayed a selection of Montecristi hats at Lars and Nadine Bolander’s Studio 1696.   Due to high demand, Yovanni is returning, this time on the Avenue at Sequin  

clasico extrafino (2) “These hats are not only the real deal,” says local Palm Beacher Richie Horowitz, “they are a fabulous deal! I’ve bought many Montecristi hats over the years, and these prices are less than half what I paid in St. Bart’s and London.”

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Montecristi Signature Traveling Box

 

A long-time favorite for chic world travelers, Montecristi hats’ fine weaving allows it to be rolled and packed in its signature box.

 

 

    Meet Yovanni, watch him at work, walk out with a hat that fits your budget or request a custom Montecristi

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Welcome Yovanni Tuesday  September 27th from 5:30-8:00 pm

RSVP REQUIRED

       Yovanni will also be at                  Sequin, 219 Worth Avenue       September 28-29, 11:00 – 5:00 pm

Prices begin in the low $100’s and  may go up to the thousands….

 

Trivia information:  Why are they called Panama Hats?

Roosevelt_and_the_Canal smLegend has it that President Theodore Roosevelt brought the hats to popularity in North America when photos were taken of

him wearing one while visiting Panama. But that’s not the only story. As the hats were shipped through the Isthmus canal in Panama before they hit the shores around the world, someone mistakenly thought the hats came from the country famous for its canal. Who knew one person’s misunderstanding would lead to the rest of the world following suit?

Read more on wikipedia

 

 

I’m one of those who wait with bated breath for the end of May…  Not only because it means my summer European getaway is around the corner, but also because I am one of the lucky ones who get ‘that call’… Julie from EMILIO PUCCI on Worth Avenue knows I drool every time I walk by the boutique, praying that come May, those preferred pieces will be there.

EMILIO PUCCI‘s annual summer sale (50% off 2016 Spring and Summer)  is officially happening as I write this!  I’ve gone twice and, yes, I feel a little guilty, but I just couldn’t resist…

36779978UR_13_fMy favorites:  The cropped bell bottoms in royal blue or mosaic pattern featured above in cotton (very retro! I opted for the mosaic after much deliberation with every client who walked in); scalloped printed shorts which make your thighs look slim; fabulous one-pieces (I’ve decided to go with one pieces these days…); the one thing I 34612461AA_13_fLOVED and didn’t get– a whimsical chiffon dress which could do double duty as summer night and formal wear.

 

I’ve since repacked my suitcase for a long weekend birthday celebration in St. Barth’s this week, My suitcase is more colorful and I am so much happier!!

 

This particular collection is not only for PUCCI-lovers– but it is for those who appreciate fashion, good taste and value, and definitely for those of us who remember certain icons… Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot and embrace that bit of nostalgia…

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I don’t have enough space here to tell you about their fabulous beach bags, patterned espadrilles and screaming fashion sandals…  you have to witness for yourselves!

I’ll make it easy for you.. call Julie at 655 7070

 

 

shoe design, wearable art

I buy the shoe because I love the way it looks… and then, I suffer...  Who says shoe lovers are practical? We may not be able to wear these particular shoes, but we do get to fantasize. Who better than the wife of one of our favorite designers to come up with these whimsical designs are masterpieces to inspire our fantasies?

Jane Weitzman, noted philanthropist, will be one of the highlights of the 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show February 26th  through February 28th, 2016. Jane, wife of famed shoe designer, Stuart Weitzman, will be a special guest at what is considered to be the #1 Fine Craft Show in the country, according to Art Fair Source book, a leading resource in the industry.

Author of Art and Sole, a visual representation of the many renowned artisans commissioned to realize her whimsical inspirations, Jane will be one of several highlights at the upcoming 2013 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show. 

So we can’t wear them, but how fun is it to fantasize!

Jane will be supporting three local Palm Beach charities during her presence in Palm Beach.  Glades Academy Foundation, Center for Creative Education, and talk about the perfect tie in Shuzz Foundation!  We’ll keep you posted!

In the meantime, visit The Palm Beach Craft Show for updates