Tag Archives: Vogue magazine

Remembering a Fashion Icon

29 Jan

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic, but the world was his palette. Spain, Russia, China and Japan inspired his extraordinary designs currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

André Leon Talley, a former Vogue magazine editor, narrates the audio tour describing Oscar de la Renta’s career including interviews with the designer’s clients. He is “the master of ruffles,” notes Talley describing his flamenco-inspired gowns.

Former First Lady Laura Bush wore his outfits often. The audio tour describes a red lace suit she wore to an event. When two other women attended wearing the same dress, the former First Lady discreetly changed into another outfit. The beaded and embroidery ensemble, below, was worn at a state dinner at the White House.

De la Renta designed Amal Clooney’s wedding which she loaned to the museum for the exhibit. The off-the shoulder silk and lace gown is exquisite.

The exhibit is aptly titled: The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta.

 

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A Tender Moment

21 Nov

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Motown fashionistas celebrated the 20th anniversary of  the boutique Tender in Birmingham, Mich. Sisters Cheryl and Karen Daskas have an eye for style in shoes, handbags, jewelry and women’s apparel. They introduce emerging and established designers with panache. The story carries all the exclusive designers like Miu Miu, Lanvin and Jason Wu. But, I love it when they introduce an upcoming young designer who is featured the very next month in Vogue magazine. Here are some snapshots from their anniversary party held on Nov. 20th at the store.

Top left: Joan Epstein, me and Karen Daskas of Tender

Top right: Richard and Debbie Astrein of Astrein Jewelers and Joe Bauman, executive director of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce

Lower left: Cindy Kahn of Sotheby’s International Realty

Lower right: Samar Ajluni and Karen Buscemi, editor of Styleline magazine

Below: The shoe salon at Tender.

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For more party photos of this event go to http://www.dbusiness.com/DBusiness/November-December-2013/Birmingham-Tender/

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