Stuart Moore Silver Belles Soirée

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Founder of JOLIEGAZETTE, Juliet Belkin and a high-end Jewelry store with unique, contemporary designs, owned by and named after its owner, Stuart Moore hosted a magical Silver Belles Soirée in the heart of Union Street, an east-west street in San Francisco known for amazing shopping. 

The event showcased permanent exhibitors at the galleries of Stuart Moore such as Henrich & Denzel, the best in classic-modern platinum, Niessing, creator of the tension set ring, Carl Dau, the best minimalist, Ulla & Martin Kauffmann, incredible sculptors of gold, Andre Ribeiro, rubber, no kidding, set with diamonds, Antonio Bernardo, bringing a little touch of ‘tango’ and Dionea Orcini, cosmic constellations and sacred legends.

Select group of privileged guests had the opportunity to preview some of these fabulous Stuart Moore jewels while sipping on Gary Farrell Winery wines from the heart of the Russian River valley.

 Khuyen Do, Anzor Makharadze and Juliet Belkin

Khuyen Do, Anzor Makharadze and Juliet Belkin

 Nkechi Njaka andCara Cutter

Nkechi Njaka andCara Cutter

Terrific service, wonderful contemporary designs and a comfortable place to shop. This is what you will experience at the boutiques of Stuart Moore. And if you run into its charming owner, you'll be amazed at how engaged and thoughtful he is. 

Photo: Courtesy Drew Altizer

 

 

 

 



 

 

Tom Ford returns to New York

Tom Ford is set to return to the city he launched his line in six years ago, New York! The presentation will take place on February 18th, 2016 during New York Fashion Week.

 

“When I began my own company I wanted to create clothes with the highest level of workmanship and attention to detail. Pieces that a customer would keep for life,” said Ford today in a statement. “This is one of the reasons that i launched by women’s collections in a small presentation in New York, where the audience could experience the clothes up close. In previous seasons I have presented the collections in my London showroom to the press in an informal format that allows me to speak with journalists while they view and touch the clothes. As we all know, the way in which we show clothes, not only to the press, but also to the consumer is changing. Right now, I think that a certain fluidity is necessary in regards to how we communicate with the consumer, and I have experimented with different formats recently. The most important thing to me with a presentation is that it communicates the message of the season and the point of view of the collection. Next season, it feels right to return to a format that is intimates and shows the detail of the clothes. The intimacy of small presentations affords that. We launched our first women’s collection in New York in 2010 and opened our first store there in 2007. I am very excited to present both collections in New York.”

 

Tory Burch Lays off 100 to Focus on Tory Sport

For some it's Merry, but for employees at Tory Burch not so much. Company laid off 100 employees at its New York City headquarters to begin focusing in on Tory Sport. It currently is operating a Tory Sport pop-up store at 257 Elizabeth St., and will open a permanent freestanding Tory Sport store in the Flatiron District in March. The company has been investing in technology as well.

Mariuccia Mandelli dies at the age of 90

Mariuccia Mandelli, known by her artistic name as Krizia died on Sunday at the age of 90. She was one of Italy’s first ready-to-wear brands that helped build the country’s global fashion identity.  Mariuccia was born in Bergamo. She carried passion for fashion ever since the young age. Krizia studies in Switzerland and became an elementary school teacher at first but left teaching to open a laboratory in Milan with partner Flora Dolci where she began producing skirts and dresses. Krizia had her first independent fashion show in the prestigious Palazzo Pitti, won the Critics fashion Award, previously assigned, only to Emilio Pucci.  Her debut was outstanding and soher name circulates in the mouth of all the experts in the world of fashion.

“It’s difficult to imagine Milan without Mariuccia Mandelli, who was among the great protagonists of the transformation of this city into capital of fashion,” said Giorgio Armani.

Karl Lagerfeld designed ready-to-wear for Krizia from 1964 to 1970.

“She was the Miuccia Prada of the Sixties and early Seventies: Very funny – nearly “folle” – but a very pleasant way to be mad,” Lagerfeld said.

Alber Elbaz remembers Mandelli as one of Italy's top designers in the Eighties.

    Happy Birthday Woody Allen!

    A legendary and controversial filmmaker Woody Allen has turned 80. 24 nominations for the Academy Awards winning four times. Cinema history recognizes him by classics such as Annie Hall and Manhattan from the 1970s and Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine.

     

     

    Among his featured performers were Diane Keaton and Mia Farrow, both of whom he was romantically involved with. Allen made tabloid headlines in 1992 by dating and eventually marrying then-girlfriend Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.

    “I fell in love with this girl, married her ... but people refer to it all the time as a scandal, and I kind of like that in a way because when I go I would like to say I had one real juicy scandal in my life.”
    — Woody Allen


    Tearful tribute to Paris by Celine Dion at AMAs 2015

    Edith Piafs' "Hymne A L'Amour" performed by Celine Dion at American Music Awards did not leave a dry eye in the room on Sunday night. It was perhaps the most meaningful performance of the night remembering the victims of the recent attacks in Paris where 129 people lost their lives and left approximately 350 injured. The singer was accompanied by string orchestra with beautiful images of Paris and its people.

     Kevin Winter Getty Images

    Kevin Winter Getty Images

    Text Miles Socho

    Getting Festive with Burberry

    The Inspiration

    The festive film celebrates 15 years of Billy Elliot, the iconic British film set in the north of England, and replicates the cinematic classic's energetic opening sequence with our incredible all-British cast.

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    The Cast

    Our cast has assembled from the worlds of film, TV, music and modelling. James Bay, George Ezra, Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Michelle Dockery, James Corden and Romeo Beckham all feature in the festive film, together with Julie Walters (who had a BAFTA-winning role in the original production) and Sir Elton John (who wrote the soundtrack to the stage musical in 2005).

    Behind the Scenes

    Shot entirely in London, the festive film was produced by Burberry in partnership with Working Title Films. The accompanying still images were photographed by Mario Testino and feature James Bay, Naomi Campbell, Romeo Beckham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley alongside guardsmen in traditional uniform. Selected items were commissioned especially for the film, including Sir Elton John's shoes and sunglasses and Julie Walters' unmissable gold trench coat.

    Music

    The original T-Rex recording of 'Cosmic Dancer' is used in the festive film. The song has also played a part in past Burberry runway shows and events, with versions performed live by British artists Clare Maguire and Tom Odell.

    THE BOOK OF GIFTS

    A collection of our most giftable items for the festive season, including our iconic cashmere scarves and The Heritage Trench Coat, together with inspiring gifts for men, women, children and the home.

    SPACE! Trendiest fashion spot at Nordstrom


    That's right! Your favorite luxury department store that you shopped in all these years is stepping up its game in fashion. Not only Nordstrom is home for Topshop, Madewell and Pop In, it now adds boutique style spot called, SPACE.

    The artistic elements of the SPACE shop distinguish it from the more traditional brands on the Nordstrom floor. It seriously looks like the hippest local boutique inside of country's biggest department store. 

     Designer  Shrimps . Photo  Lauri Levenfeld

    Designer Shrimps. Photo Lauri Levenfeld

    Curator, merchandiser and decorator of SPACE is a prominent figure in the fashion industry and Nordstrom's director of creative projects Olivia Kim. Olivia captures a trendsetting essence by following the mainstream of fashion. SPACE features emerging and advanced designers like Simone Rocha, Isa Arfen, Rosetta Getty, Shrimps, Vetements, Mira Mikati, Vika Gazinskaya, Paskal, Maison Michel and many more.

    Today we take you inside SPACE shop at Nordstrom San Francisco flagship for some pop of color fun. Discover amazing unique, trendy pieces and make room in your wallet for this exciting shop within a shop.

     'Abatha' faux fur coat by  Shrimps . Bunny ears headband by  Maison Michel.  Photo  Lauri Levenfeld

    'Abatha' faux fur coat by Shrimps. Bunny ears headband by Maison Michel. Photo Lauri Levenfeld

     Designer  Shrimps . Photo  Lauri Levenfeld  .

    Designer Shrimps. Photo Lauri Levenfeld .

      Marques'Almeida  Collarless Denim Jacket, 'Candy' Faux Fur Trim clutch by  Shrimps,    Isa Afren  Colorblock wrap dress,  Noir kei ninomiya  'Noir Ester' Bucket Bag.   Photo  Lauri Levenfeld.

    Marques'Almeida Collarless Denim Jacket, 'Candy' Faux Fur Trim clutch by Shrimps,  Isa Afren Colorblock wrap dress, Noir kei ninomiya 'Noir Ester' Bucket Bag.   Photo Lauri Levenfeld.

     Leather clutch by  Ashley Williams . Photo  Lauri Levenfeld.

    Leather clutch by Ashley Williams. Photo Lauri Levenfeld.

      Mira Mikati  'Multi Heads' Patch cotton and wool coat. Photo  Lauri Levenfeld .

    Mira Mikati 'Multi Heads' Patch cotton and wool coat. Photo Lauri Levenfeld.

     'Abatha' faux fur coat by  Shrimps . Bunny ears headband by  Maison Michel.  Boots by Chloe. Photo  Lauri Levenfeld

    'Abatha' faux fur coat by Shrimps. Bunny ears headband by Maison Michel. Boots by Chloe. Photo Lauri Levenfeld










     

    CFDA Fashion Incubator at W San Francisco

    W Hotels Worldwide and The Council of Fashion Designers of America gathered Bay Area industry professionals for an intimate evening of fashion CFDA (Fashion Incubator) designer showcase featuring rising stars on the New York fashion scene.

     Photo Adam Beck.

    Photo Adam Beck.

    Five designers in the CFDA program, whose collections can be seen at some of the well known luxury retail stores such as Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue,  traveled to San Francisco and showed their collection in the luxurious W San Francisco for an exclusive, invite-only designer showcase and cocktail celebration. San Francisco's most fashionable crowd attended the event of the month.

    Katie Ermilio - the granddaughter of Grace Kelly’s personal clothier, it’s easy to see a sense of history in Katie Ermilio’s clothes. From the iconic Green Jacket her grandfather designed for The Masters Tournament at Augusta, to the Eisenhower Jacket he created for World War II, Katie’s legacy has inspired not only her love of fashion, but also the garments she creates. Designing clothes from the time she was 12, Katie continues to draw on the heritage that shapes her work. Today, Katie’s work has been featured on TEEN Vogue’s very pages and in publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal to VOGUE Australia. Her designs are sold across the world in destination specialty stores and boutiques including Barneys New York. The New York Times' The Moment, ELLE, and Women’s Wear Daily have each highlighted her collections and career in design.

      Designer Katie Ermilio and Founder JOLIEGAZETTE, Juliet Belkin. Photo by Adam Beck.

    Designer Katie Ermilio and Founder JOLIEGAZETTE, Juliet Belkin. Photo by Adam Beck.

    Lucio Castro - established in New York City. The label focuses on clean and ethical production, offering contemporary menswear with attention to texture, unique fabrics, and masculine proportions.  What remains consistent season-after-season is the line’s cinematic spirit, stemming from Castro’s passion for film making and interest in building character through clothing. 

    Misha Nonoo - she believes in the power of women and their endless capacity to achieve the life story that they wish for. Our lives are fuller than ever before. I want to make life easier by designing a wardrobe, a personal uniform, which supports women’s multifaceted lives by seamlessly taking them from day to play, 9am -9pm.

     Designer Misha Nonoo. Photo Adam Beck.

    Designer Misha Nonoo. Photo Adam Beck.


    Orley and A Peace Treaty - Orley is known for its combination of elegant yet youthful, irreverent design with a focus on luxury knitwear and commitment to the highest quality materials and manufacturing. The work of the Orley designers subverts classicism, using proprietary stitch techniques and an idiosyncratic color palette to create a wholly unique product. In 2014, the Orley designers were finalists for the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, an endowment to support the next generation of American fashion designers led by Anna Wintour and CFDA President Diane Von Furstenberg. Orley was also nominated for the 2014 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award in Menswear. In 2015 the Orley designers were nominated for the 2015 CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear and shortlisted for the 2015 LVMH Prize.

     Photo by Adam Beck.

    Photo by Adam Beck.

     

    The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers. Organization founded in 1962 and is by membership only. Its statement is to strengthen the influence and success of American Fashion Designers in the global economy.

    The event drew local and national notable fashion influencers and personalities such as style icon Joy Venturini Bianchi, Steven Kolb and our very own Founder / Creative Director Juliet Belkin; Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing San Francisco’s Roh Habibi and Joel Goodrich; Princess Fati Farmanfarmaian, Arielle Zuckerberg and many more.