Swans: Legends of the Jet Society by Nicholas Foulkes

15 November 2013

Exotic global locations, opulent yachts and star-studded parties in palatial mansions, British historian, author and journalist Nicholas Foulkes explores the glamorous world of the Jet Set in this captivating book. This hardcover edition is filled with beautiful imagery, as well as tales of money and adventure, from a time when foreign travel was the privilege of a cosmopolitan few. Visit Net-a-porter.com to Purchase Now.

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Style File: Plum Sykes

03 September 2010

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Style File: Caroline Sieber

09 August 2010


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Caroline Sieber is an Austrian born London based stylist whose clients include Harry Potter star Emma Watson.  A frequent face on best dressed lists, Sieber is also currently one of Chanel’s brand ambassadors which stems from a long time relationship with the French fashion house. In 2005 she was spotted by Anna Wintour at the wedding of Arthur Mornington and Jemma Kidd and was put on the committee for the Costume Institute Gala for the Coco Chanel retrospective. Sieber and Selma Blair were the only two girls fabulous enough for Karl Lagerfeld to lend vintage Chanel gowns to. Continue reading for additional photos of some of Caroline’s amazing outfits.

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Fashion Flashback: Principessa Luciana Pignatelli

26 July 2010

Principessa Luciana Pignatelli, later known as Luciana Avedon, was an it-girl in the 60s/70s who wrote several beauty and diet books. Titles included the very alluring sounding The Beautiful People’s Beauty BookThe Beautiful People’s Diet Book, and Luciana Avedon’s Body Book. Although out of print these books can be found used on Amazon and are considered bibles by those who own them. Her work aside, Luciana has some amazing hairstyles and was photographed in many quintessentially chic sixties outfits. Continue reading to view additional photos.

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Gaia Repossi Vogue Spain July 2010

20 July 2010

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Italian socialite and jewelry designer Gaia Repossi appears in the July 2010 issue of Vogue Spain to show off her very popular understated accessories, fans of which famously include her friends Charlotte Casiraghi, Eugenie Niarchos and Karl Lagerfeld.

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The Secret World of Haute Couture

14 May 2010

Your Friday night entertainment is coming from RDuJour once again. The Secret World of Haute Couture is recent BBC documentary that is described  by the channel as “Margy Kinmonth meets millionaire customers and world-famous designers as she explores the anachronistic but little-explained pocket of the fashion industry known as haute couture.” The film is fun because socialites like Daphne Guinness, Becca Cason Thrash, Susan Gutfreund, Betsey Bloomingdale, and my favorite, Carroll Petrie, show off selections of their wardrobes and give their thoughts on buying this form of art work. The only draw back is Kinmonth’s tendency to refer to the haute couture industry as an “exclusive club” and the women who buy couture as “club members” as if there is some sort of cheesy Virgin Atlantic premier lounge access that comes with getting piece of clothing custom made. Follow this link at Tudou to watch a stream of the full programme.

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Bianca and Coco Brandolini Italian Vouge

26 April 2010

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Aristocratic it-girls Cornelia “Coco” and Bianca Brandolini d’Adda are featured in this old editorial from the March 2009 issue of  Vogue Italia. Styled in bohemian-luxe outfits, Coco is often credited with starting the boho-chic trend in the early 00’s, the girls look like modern day Coco Chanel’s lounging around their families historic Italian villa. Continue reading for additional images.

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A Glimpse Into Byrdie Bell’s Closet…

26 April 2010

Actress and New York socialite Byrdie Bell opens her closet to Stylelikeu.com.

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Dasha Zhukova’s New Los Angeles Pad

31 January 2010

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Pop magazine editor Dasha Zhukova has been gifted a new $19.5 million home in the Hollywood Hills by boyfriend Roman Abramovich, with whom she has just had her first child. A native of Los Angeles, it was reported that Dasha wants to be closer to her mother who still lives in the city. Dasha’s new Tuscan-style mansion includes six-bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a swimming pool, movie theater and wine cellar. Leonardo DiCaprio and Halle Berry are said to be neighbours. Continue reading for additional photos.

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CFDA Party

21 January 2010

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Diane von Furstenberg and the CFDA celebrated Lincoln Center and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff at the DVF Studio in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan on Tuesday night. Guests included Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Tory Burch, Amy Astley, Catherine Malandrino, Georgina Chapman, Donna Karan, Nanette Lepore, and more. Continue reading for additional photos.

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