And the Oscar Goes To…

The deYoung Museum rolled out its version the Oscars with a red carpet that dazzled in its elegance and virtuosity. The occasion was the opening of, “Oscar de la Renta: The Restrospective” exhibit, curated by the inimitable Andre Leon Talley and sponsored in conjunction with the beloved designer’s family and organization. The exhibit includes 134…

Tales of the Chapeau

  Throughout the late 17th and early 18th century, hats appeared to be for the birds. Or at least, made of them. Oodles of feathers from exotic species, and sometimes even an entire stuffed bird, would be the main ornament of choice on ladies’ millinery. Feathers indicated not only “delicate beauty,” but a sign of…

Peter Copping Greets Oscar’s Leading Ladies

  Saks Fifth Avenue, Barbara Brown and Komal Shah welcomed designer Peter Copping for a luncheon to meet the ladies who are most enamored of his designs for Oscar de la Renta. The courtly Copping, an Oxford-born Brit who has lived for two decades in Paris, recently decamped to New York, where he was hand-picked…

FOG Design+Art Fair Rolls Back Into Fort Mason

  We took a cotton to the FOG Design+Art fair held at Fort Mason. The second iteration of this edgier, younger iteration of the more traditional Fall Antiques Show,  the fair features celebrates modernism, with prominent contemporary design dealers and art galleries, and a special installation extolling the versatile virtues of cotton as fiber, art,…

Just In Time For The Holidays, Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer was an outdoorsman who established, “Eddie Bauer’s Tennis Shop,” in 1920 at the age of 20 in the back of a hunting and fishing store in Seattle. From his own experience field testing gear in the mountains of Seattle, which is home to one of the most prominent elevations in the U.S. in…