Category: Style

Exallo – in Wood We Trust

Exallo meaning “wood in different ways” in Greek, is home of the sexiest little hand-carved bow ties you’ll ever need in your arsenal of accessories. The concept is the brainchild of brothers Leonidas and Harry Souras who hail from the foothills of Mount Olympus in Greece. After they graduated from the university (Leonidas with a degree in Interior Design and Harry with a degree in Mathematics); there was a natural progression back to their roots.

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Daniel Craig Sporting Vuarnet in Spectre

So, you’re not James Bond; but at least you can copy his style! In the trailer of the newest James Bond film, Spectre, Daniel Craig is seen donning a pair of vintage Vuarnet Glacier sunglasses (with leather side shields). Spectre will be out in theaters on November 6th, 2015, but you can get a sneak peek of Daniel Craig sporting the Vuarnet eyewear in Bloomberg’s Business section: Vuarnet’s Shades Cover Bond’s Baby Blues as Brand Eyes Revival.

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All American Luxury Travel Bag

Saintly Bags introduces the first ever, fully customizable, leather weekender. Handmade in NYC, Saintly Bags offers custom design options including size, shoe and laptop pockets, leather, lining, hardware, and much more. These luxury bags make frequent air travel convenient serving as an all in one carry-on bag that fits laptop, shoes, clothes, in one bag. A separate laptop portfolio slides right into the bag in its own compartment. Designed for the urbane man and woman in mind, those always go, bags are made to reflect a  personal style and lifestyle.  Prices range from $ 950-1,195.00. Two Sizes The All-American is available...

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Tayo Ishola – Eido Swimwear With Style

Tayo Ishola, a Nigerian born fashion model who always had a desire to create and be creative, did not start out designing swimwear. Her start was with public speaking, acting in school plays, and leading cultural dance groups from the age of six. When Tayo turned fourteen, she accepted an offer to work under her uncle, who was the creative director of a menswear line. For two months, she had the opportunity to work as an apprentice alongside her uncle’s tailors at his design studio. This enabled her to gain firsthand knowledge she would not trade for anything. Shortly...

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A Perfume Heaven in Barcelona

Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is a maze of small squares and narrow, sometimes cobbled, streets. Stretching between the Ramblas de Catalunya and Via Laetana, dominated by the cathedral and a basilica, the Gothic Quarter is a treasure trove for any visitor who seeks extraordinary shops, exquisitely designed clothes, bespoke wicker furniture, colorful costume jewelry and just about everything else that smells of individuality and luxury. And talking about smells: On my recent week-long trip to Barcelona, I was rather aimlessly ambling around Plaza del Pi, looking at the paintings of artists who exhibit their works there at weekends. Turning into...

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Julian Chang’s New 2015 Resort Collection Dresses

Julian Chang has outdone himself again with his 2015 resort collection of dresses. His feather light poly-blend sheer fabric makes an ideal beach cover up and transitions flawlessly from day to evening. Personally, I liked last year’s line, but this year’s line-up is better than ever. Julian has managed to offer something for every figure, from flowing caftans to fitted bodice with flowing bottom gowns. The short dresses are sassy and long dresses classy. I especially like the introduction of lace and beading to the collection this year. The cover-ups are so stylish, they may just make it to...

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Downton Abbey Visits the Biltmore

Costumes from the popular TV series are on display at America’s largest home.                             Fans of the popular PBS television series Downton Abbey don’t have to travel to Highclere Castle to experience firsthand what life was like at Downton Abbey or to view original costumes of their favorite characters. The Biltmore House, the grand 250-room Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, North Carolina, is showcasing 47 costumes from the show during its exhibition: Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times, which runs from February 5th through May 25th,...

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Rent The Runway Fashion Subscription Service Makes Debut

Rent The Runway Fashion Subscription service makes debut. “Rent the Runway is a fashion company with a technology soul. Powered by a transformative business model, proprietary technology, a unique reverse-logistics operation and some of the smartest people on earth, we’re in a position to challenge old systems and rewrite new rules. By giving people access to remarkable luxury experiences, we’re changing the meaning of ownership — and revolutionizing retail in the process.” Rent The Runway advertises an introductory price of $49 for your first month’s subscription of unlimited dresses and accessories, and then $99/month after. Learn more at

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Casana Cashmere Scarves

The soft touch of cashmere on your skin, is a luxury everyone should experience. Casana Designs, has a passion for cashmere, and founder Carrie Chen covers what goes into bringing cashmere to life in her article, The Making of Cashmere Fabric in the March issue of Luxe Beat Magazine. She also gave us some insight to what makes Casana so special. How has your interior design background influenced your fashion career? I don’t consider myself a fashion designer, I consider myself more of a textile designer. My interior design background incorporates space and color patterns combining to provide a...

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Barbara Gerwit Cruise and Resort Fashion

The 2015 Barbara Gerwit Collection features hand-blocked, hand embroidered tunics, tops, and accessories. Its light and airy fabric from brightly colored cotton lawn, silky cotton, crush cotton, cotton lycra knit and laundered linen, provides something for everyone.   They are each wearable, trendy and comfortable for a cruise ship or resort and can be worn from day to night, depending on accessories, dress up or down. I was eager to get my samples, but was not sure what I’d receive. I was delighted with the white top, with the hand beaded trim in neutral tones. It looks absolutely great...

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Carlous Palmer: Fashion in a Prehistoric Paradise

Fashion designer Carlous Palmer is known for his artistry, but also his advocacy for the environment. For his education, Palmer became the first student to graduate from the Baltimore School for the Arts with a focus in fashion design. Carlous also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and Baltimore City Community College under a full tuition scholarship based on his skills in fashion design and illustration abilities. He has studied under artists like Carole Byard and Joyce Scott. Since then, Carlous Palmer has used his classical artistic talents and environmental sensibilities to create his designs out of...

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