Salvatore Ferragamo passed away in 1960, but his whimsical yet glamorous vision stays true in the designs of the house which has become “synonymous with shoes that embody wildly creative design, painstaking construction techniques, blissful comfort, and the finest materials” Known for designing shoes for the starlets of old Hollywood including Monroe and Hepburn Ferragamo ... continued
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A book I adore is, Simply Irresistible: Unleash Your Inner Siren and Mesmerize Any Man, with Help from the Most Famous–and Infamous–Women in History By Ellen T. White. There’s a lot going on there in that title but it does sum up the book. The illustrations are gorgeous and it has some great tips for ... continued
The One Hundred : A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own by Nina Garcia is not a read you put away and forget about after the last page. It’s an essential guide you keep and refer back to as you build and enhance your wardrobe. The alphabetically ordered contents make it easy ... continued
Cartier: Innovation Through The 20th Century is an amazing new title by Flammarion, distributedby Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. The book features highlights from the archives of one the most coveted jewelry houses. With vivid pictures and insightful notations, Cartier: Innovation Through The 20th Century will take you into a world of Cartier, a place where ... continued
The legacy of Valentino continues on. The new book, Valentino: Themes and Variations (Rizzoli) by Pamela Golbin with commentary from Valentino himself chronicles the history of the house as well as an in depth look of the inspirations behind the designs. The new book is a collector’s item and a keepsake for every devoted fan ... continued
YSL Style, is the latest book I’ve been flipping through. The book is a compilation of sketches, garments and the sparkling history of the label and man who shaped the fashion industry. Each page is filled with decadence and fantasy. Pre-order your copy today and live the dream every time. -M © 2008 HAUTE MIMI
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