Tag: Millinery

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Every Setback is the Setup for the Glamour in Life ™

At the age of 33, I was diagnosed with diabetes. I would have never imagined today at 36 I’d see such an auto-immune disease as a gift rather than a curse. Prior to my diagnosis I ran for 10 months in uncrated fear unwilling to admit I could be a diabetic. With each passing month I found my life slipping from underneath me as … Read More Every Setback is the Setup for the Glamour in Life ™

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The Beaded Boater by Sarah Sokol Millinery

The Boater hat, is an accessory that has been admired throughout the last hundred and fifty years in fashion history as a piece that is charming for leisure wear for both men and women. My first glimpse of such a millinery style came in 2004 with the flirty hit HBO sitcom, Sex in the City where the always fashion-forward, Carrie Bradshaw arrived in Paris wearing a … Read More The Beaded Boater by Sarah Sokol Millinery

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Words Spoken with Love

Have you ever experienced a time when communication fell short from anything conventional?  Perhaps a mislead conversation or perspective flooded your conscious mind resulting to a quite different tone spoken. Words are in many ways represented as a wooden frame, as it accumulates meanings from its four perfectly symmetry borders and later forgotten. Take speech in a conversation for an example, it’s not just … Read More Words Spoken with Love

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The Tour: Be Real… Be You…

The greatest enemy to your future success is being in a state of comfort. I find those who are comfortable live in a trypophobia of fear which includes both mediocrity and regret. Perhaps the remedy is awaking each morning with blessings rather than circumstances of yesterdays past. Our eyes are opened, we have another day in which life has provided us, why not express that through gratitude? A … Read More The Tour: Be Real… Be You…

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Retain a Lively Resort Appearance In Lady Sharma

Today, I own at least 160 different styles of hats both authentic and bespoke designs by some of the leading milliners within the industry. Whether the hat is designed for an upcoming event, a sponsorship post or to simply keep the sun out of my eyes – hats have become a part of my authentic style. Lesley Sharma, Owner & Milliner of Lady Sharma … Read More Retain a Lively Resort Appearance In Lady Sharma

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Decades Away in Jonathan Logan of 1944

Call it destiny, decades away. I’ve often felt that I had been raised in an era that lacks glamour and elegance, which is only today viewed on the red carpet of the Oscars. From a number of afternoons spent delving within the depths of a jewelry box belonging to my namesake and grandmother, I vividly picture these carefree moments spent playing dress up and now … Read More Decades Away in Jonathan Logan of 1944

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The Epitome of Gold Glamour

In the not too distant past, dressing for an elegant evening required millinery precision. Is the notion outdated in contemporary style circles, or is it taking center stage once again? “Fashion changes, style remains,” said Yves Saint Laurent. Fashion today is influenced by style favorites from yesterday. Fascinators vary widely in size and design, but generally they have a small base and affix to the … Read More The Epitome of Gold Glamour

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The Beauty of ‘Miss Tatiana’

Spring, the Milliners busiest season of the year. Beginning by restocking any dwindling supplies from previous months and choosing materials for current designs, a Millinery studio begins bursting with deliveries of vintage flowers, lacy netting and unshaped straw. For the start of the season, I find it the best time to pull together your best daywear ensembles and mark the months ahead with Carla … Read More The Beauty of ‘Miss Tatiana’

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Retro Cat-Eyed Glamour

Judging from the plethora of eye-catching retro-inspired eyewear that’s been getting face time – from the ready to-wear runways of NYFW to the sprawling city streets of Los Angeles – it’s clear that sunglasses have stayed within a chic Joan Crawford meets Marilyn Monroe, style aesthetic. It’s this shift which reflects the current look-at-me trends – retro, vintage-inspired frames, chunky cat eyed tortoise shells … Read More Retro Cat-Eyed Glamour

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Dark Romance in All Ginned Up

With wings, black as night, black as coal, the Raven is a messenger from another world. When it makes, its presence known to you, a mysterious flight of dark romance and beaconing confidence is received. There is no sense of time as the raven lives in the void of the moment. Simultaneously, watching as he tilts his head while sitting above in a tree, he never … Read More Dark Romance in All Ginned Up

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One Woman’s Style Journey

The garments and accouterments we garnish ourselves with are always evolving, and say plenty about us as a society.  By now we all know that what we wear can create impressions about our ambitions, emotions and even spending habits. In this, we assume judgement then develop perceptions which in return are solely based on our physical appearance.  I suppose the only question to ask … Read More One Woman’s Style Journey

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The Lost Art of Gloves & Millinery

More than 65 years ago women carried a sense of poise that is hardly seen within today’s main stream. From a golden era which possessed an epitome of glamour, there were two sought-after accouterments which women ideally complemented each ensemble with: Gloves and Millinery. The question for many may solely be, is there an accessory that provokes more conversation among strangers than one on … Read More The Lost Art of Gloves & Millinery