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KNOW YOUR FASHION HISTORY: A quick introduction to attending a fashion show

 

Runway show

 

New to fashion? As the latest Fashion Week in Paris comes to a close, I thought I’d provide a quick overview of fashion runway shows…

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LITERARY LUSCIOUSNESS: Inspiration for, and insight into, my “Violet Champion” novel

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LITERARY LUSCIOUSNESS: Luscious Lifers, I thought some of you might like a little insight into my “Violet Champion” novel…

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RUNWAY: Dennis Basso Spring 2014 RTW Collection

Dennis Basso Spring 2014 RTW Collection LADIES WHO LUNCH: Dennis Basso Spring 2014 RTW Collection… Continue reading »

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A SOCIALITE LIFE: Key dates for your diary: A yearly calendar of luscious events

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Key dates for your diary: A yearly calendar of events relating to the arts, culture, philanthropy, fashion, food and wine, sport and popular culture…

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RUNWAY: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 RTW collection

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 RTW collection

FROCKAGE: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 RTW collection…

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FAMOUS FOLK AT HOME: Annette and Oscar de la Renta in Kent, Connecticut

Designers at home: Oscar de la Renta - December 2008 issue of Vogue

Oscar and Annette de la Renta outside their country home

 

*UPDATED* I’m sad to report that Oscar de la Renta has died, aged 82 (October 21, 2014). Thanks for the fabulous designs, Oscar. You were one of my absolute favourites. Read my tribute here. Natasha xx

Revisit our extensive Oscar de la Renta bio here, and read about his other homes in Manhattan and the Dominican Republic, as well as his resort in Tortuga Bay.

 

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DESIGNERS’ HOUSES: A look at the sophisticated weekend country home in Kent, Connecticut with fashion and homewares designer, Oscar de la Renta, and his philanthropist wife, Annette de la Renta… Continue reading »

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FAMOUS FOLK AT HOME: Annette and Oscar de la Renta in the Dominican Republic

Oscar de la Renta's home in the Dominican Republic

 

*UPDATED* I’m sad to report that Oscar de la Renta has died, aged 82 (October 21, 2014). Thanks for the fabulous designs, Oscar. You were one of my absolute favourites. Read my tribute here. Natasha xx

 

DESIGNER HOMES: Take a look at the incredible resort home of fashion and homewares designer, Oscar de la Renta and his wife Annette in the Dominican Republic… Continue reading »

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BOOKS TO BUY: “The Style, Inspiration, and Life of Oscar de la Renta” by Assouline

FASHION BOOKS: Oscar de la Renta book cover by Assouline

 

*UPDATED* I’m sad to report that Oscar de la Renta has died, aged 82 (October 21, 2014). Thanks for the fabulous designs, Oscar. You were one of my absolute favourites. Read my tribute here. Natasha xx

 

LUSCIOUS LIBRARY: Assouline have published a fabulous update to the popular 2002 book about legendary fashion and homewares designer Oscar de la Renta, The Style, Inspiration, and Life of Oscar de la Renta. Take a look…
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BOOK TO BUY: C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon by Susanna Salk for Rizzoli

Style icon: CZ Guest

Here’s another luscious book for your library: CZ Guest: American Style Icon by Susanna Salk for Rizzoli…

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A LUSCIOUS LIFE: Rachel “Bunny” Lowe Lambert Mellon – Part 1

Bunny Mellon

Rachel “Bunny” Mellon photographed at a window of
her Virginia home for “Vogue” 1965 by Horst P. Horst

 

UPDATE: Netscape billionaire Jim Clark and his Australian model wife Kristy Hinze have bought Bunny Mellon’s New York townhouse for $37 million – Curbed has the goss.

UPDATE: The folk at Curbed have photos from Bunny Mellon’s Virginia property, which is now for sale for $70 million, and Architectural Digest did a piece in June 2014 with even more pictures.

UPDATE: Bunny Mellon’s estate including her Oak Springs property and artwork are being auctioned by Sothebys. The art alone could bring more than $100 million – more here.

Art patron, philanthropist, self-taught landscape gardener, and recluse Rachel “Bunny” Mellon (August 9, 1910 – March 17, 2014) died this week, aged 103…

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STYLE LEADER: Check out the new Tory Burch Rodeo Drive store in Beverly Hills

New Tory Burch store in Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills

SHOPPING: Tory Burch – one of my favourite designers – has expanded her empire with the opening of another glamorous new store, this time in the heart of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills…

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LUSCIOUS LIBRARY: My current book wishlist

Books about style and beauty

Looking for some luscious reading? Or a glamorous book for a gift? Here’s what’s on my current book wishlist relating to jetsetting, style, fashion, the 1920s, and high society…

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