J Mendel Pronunciation: Jay Men-dell The family owned company, J Mendel, was established in 1800 by Joseph Breitman in Paris as manufacturer of exceptional furs favoured by Russian aristocrats. The company is now a full luxury brand that offers ready-to-wear clothes for women under the helm of head designer and fifth generation heir Gilles Mendel. [...] Read More
Jacobs, Marc Pronunciation: Ma-rk Jay-kob-s From coveted handbags to pretty party dresses, Marc Jacobs continues to be one of the most influential young designers in fashion. A media darling, Jacobs transforms the styles you wore in high school (bows, lace, prom like dresses, oversized tops) to styles you can wear as an adult. Jacobs designs [...] Read More
It’s a new year and time for my annual fashion predictions. Now some of my predictions are more wishful thinking (Marc Jacobs at Macy’s) than true predictions (cocktail rings and head scarves). But nonetheless, it’s still fun to speculate on what trends will rule our closets in the new year. 1. Cocktail rings and head [...] Read More
Johnson, Betsey Pronounced BET-see JON-sun Designer Betsey Johnson has always followed her own set of rules. Known for her brightly colored hair and catwalk cartwheels, Johnson utilizes sexy silhouettes, whimsical designs and flowing fabrics to inspire her style. Currently there are over 60 Betsey Johnson stores worldwide. Johnson, Betsey – Photo Credit: Ngoc Minh Ngo [...] Read More
Karan, Donna Pronounced Don-NAH KA-ran The ultimate New Yorker, Donna Karan saved professional women worldwide from the agony of the “career suit”. Her styles focus on classic lines that fit “real” women’s bodies and tend to shy away from extreme prints. She also has a well known denim/casual line called DKNY (Donna Karan New York). [...] Read More
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