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Catherine Brock

Catherine Brock is a financial analyst-turned-writer who loves fashion, food, and horses. And her husband and two kids. And money, which pays for all the above. She began wearing clothes at a young age, so those fashion credentials run deep. She's skilled at layering, avoiding navy-and-blue outfit combos, and shopping for bargains.

Mostly, Brock is very opinionated about being stylish without overspending. Those opinions have earned her placements on the BBC News, USA Today, MSN Money, Fox2 St. Louis, ABC7 Chicago, CBS2 Los Angeles, WGN Chicago, WCPO Cincinnati…read more.

Hilfiger, Tommy

Hilfiger, Tommy Pronunciation: Tom-ee Hill-Fig-ur There’s no denying that the urban crowd made the Tommy Hilfiger brand what it is today. Hilfiger’s clothes are also commonly seen as All-American and …

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Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss Pronunciation: He-you-go Bo-s German clothing brand Hugo Boss has been around for almost 70 years. During WWII, the company designed and manufactured uniforms for the Army officials and …

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Imitation of Christ

Imitation of Christ Pronunciation: Em-ma-ta-shun of Cry-st Created by designer and sometime actress, Tara Subkoff, the designs are described as “painfully hip” and aims to “transform undesirable into desirable.” Think …

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J Mendel

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 …

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Jacobs, Marc

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 …

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Johnson, Betsey

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 …

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Karan, Donna

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 …

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Kayne, Jenni

Kayne, Jenni Pronunciation: Jen-nee Kay-n American sportswear designer Jenni Kayne launched her eponymous first line in 2003 at the age of 19. Creating collections that are inspired by nature and …

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Khan, Naeem

Khan, Naeem Pronunciation: Nah-eem- Kah-n Starting his eponymous label in 2003, Indian born fashion designer Naeem Khan combines classic glamour designs with rich embellishments. After learning about fabrics and the …

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Milly

Milly Pronunciation: Mee-lee Michelle Smith founded Milly in 2000 after working for big fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Dior . Offering contemporary feminine clothing with youthful flair, …

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Reese, Tracy

Reese, Tracy Pronunciation: TRAY- cee Ree-s Favored by celebs like Beyonce, Carrie Underwood and even First Lady Michelle Obama, designer Tracy Reese continues to gain prominence in the fashion world. …

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Missoni

Missoni Pronunciation: Me-son-nee Missoni is one of the premier knitwear design houses in the world. When Ottavio Missoni designed his first tracksuit in the 1940s, little did he know he …

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Mizrahi, Isaac

Mizrahi, Isaac Pronunciation: Eye-zak Miz-ra-hee With a new TV show on Bravo, it’s easy to forget that Isaac Mizrahi is also a very talented fashion designer and costume designer for …

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Miyake, Issey

Miyake, Issey Pronunciation: E-say Me-ya-kay Art, nature, and technology are the inspirations behind influential Japanese designer Issey Miyake’s line of clothing. He past collections included updated versions of traditional Japanese …

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Moschino

Moschino Pronunciation: Mo-ski-no Launched by fashion designer Franco Moschino in 1983, Moschino’s satirical take on high-end fashion brands is the main inspiration for his innovative designs. Known mostly for taking …

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Mouret, Roland

Mouret, Roland Pronunciation: Rol-lan More-rey French designer Roland Mouret launched his line in 1998 and is known for his iconic hourglass creations such as the galaxy dress, a large celebrity …

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Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci Pronunciation: Nee-na Ree-chee Launched in Paris in 1932 by Maria Nielli Ricci and her son Robert, the House of Nina Ricci has blossomed into one of the most …

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Owens, Rick

Owens, Rick Pronunciation: Ree-k Owe-whens American designer Rick Owens is a known for glamour-meets-grunge style, designing rock inspired edgy feminine outfits with sculptural folds. After establishing his own label in …

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Panichgul, Thakoon

Panichgul, Thakoon Pronuciation: Ta-koon Pa-neech-gool Thakoon’s designs are eccentric yet charming, which is precisely why he’s often a Michelle Obama pick. This former fashion editor puts original spins on ordinary …

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