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“We practice slow design, which is the opposite of ‘fast fashion.’ The ‘slow’ philosophy is a direct response to the instant gratification mindset often seen in fashion. We are not interested in creating garments that are cheaply made and meant to last for a season. To the Alabama Chanin standard, a quality garment is designed… Read more »

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artist Sally King Benedict  - photo credit: Ben Gately Williams An artist’s pieces at the top of my wish list are those of Sally King Benedict. Benedict was recently featured in the Summer 2014 issue of Domino magazine. If you haven’t picked this issue up, be sure and do so!  I asked the Atlanta based… Read more »

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  Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to chat about seersucker.  And, who makes some of the best seersucker styles out there? Jolie & Elizabeth of course!     N/S: Has seersucker always been a staple in the Jolie and Elizabeth collection?   J&E: Absolutely! The first dress we ever made was seersucker… Read more »

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“Our clothes have been described by the Sunday Times as ‘just the right side of fancy dress – when wearing Cabbages & Roses I feel as if I am in a film, A Room With A View or Alice in Wonderland’.    I think this sums us up pretty well!” – Christina Strutt photo: Katy Lawrence When I interviewed… Read more »

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  The Ylang 23 Sample Sale is THIS week! It’s the first ever in-store sample sale, you don’t want to miss it.  This weekend shop one-of-a-kind pieces, vintage, and more in-store from 10am-7pm.  

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Elizabeth Hurley with Leonard Lauder at Neiman Marcus This past Wednesday, Estée Lauder hosted a special event in Dallas to celebrate their 64 year partnership with Neiman Marcus. Estée Lauder Companies Chairman Emeritus Leonard Lauder with Estée Lauder spokesmodel Elizabeth Hurley attended to celebrate the opening of the new shop and compact museum (for a… Read more »

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  This coming Wednesday, actress and Estée Lauder spokesmodel Elizabeth Hurley joins Estée Lauder Companies Chairman Emeritus Leonard Lauder for a celebration at Neiman Marcus NorthPark.  Beginning at 2pm, the celebration will include the unveiling of the new Estée Lauder shop which celebrates 64 years of partnership between Neiman Marcus and NorthPark and for a… Read more »

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    NYC based jewelry designer Cassie King will be hosting a Cassandra Collections trunk show next week at Estilo boutique with margaritas provided by TequilaMe. Shop the spring/summer 2014 collection and the latest arrivals from Cassandra Collections at Ritas and Rocks next Thursday from 7-9 p.m.  King is from San Antonio and her contemporary… Read more »

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“I try to live with a positive mentality, and see everything as a learning experience, and to always work hard and treat others with respect.” - Ariana Rockefeller This past February, I had the pleasure of meeting Ariana Rockefeller at my friend Natalie Bloomingdale’s wedding in Austin.  I learned she founded a clothing line in 2011… Read more »

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  It was so wonderful to catch up with Celia Tucker of Willow Boutique in Rosemary Beach and Seaside, Florida. Willow is a chic boutique on the beautiful Gulf Coast – right off of scenic Highway 30-A.  They’ll be launching e-commerce soon, so stay tuned.  I shared a few of my favorite things with Willow… Read more »