CED Blog

Modern Gift for the Modern Age

November 30, 2011

It seems harder and harder to give a good gift these days. Remember the days when neckties, pearl stud earrings and briefcases were exciting rather than average gifts? Don’t panic,

Holiday (Wardrobe) Cheer

November 25, 2011

Happy black Friday! I hope you are taking advantage of all the great deals and the opportunity for crazy, memorable experiences. Thanksgiving down, Christmas and New Year’s left to go.

Lanvin Cape Dresses

November 2, 2011

“Through use of exquisite textiles, light construction techniques and a rather whimsical vision, Lanvin has become the ultimate in luxury dressing for women everywhere. Diaphanous draping, soft tailoring and bold accessories make up the unmistakable Lanvin look

Fall 2011 is for New Shoes

October 12, 2011

It’s official. We are well into fall now and it is time to go fall shoe shopping! The colors for this season have been deemed:

Grandiose Gauchos

September 29, 2011

Gauchos and other lovely draping items. Diane von Furstenberg has brought back gauchos and they look better than ever! Paired with glamorous metallics, scintillating hues and darling hemlines.

Wallis Simpson, Elizabeth Taylor, Christie’s

September 14, 2011

This December there will be a two-day jewelry auction in New York. On December 13, 80 jewels from Elizabeth Taylor’s private collection will be auctioned off, followed on December 14 by another 189 glamorous, glimmering Elizabeth[an] jewels. Christie’s New York

Historically Modern Pearl

July 29, 2011

I secretly love phrases that don’t make sense. Oxymorons. You know: pretty ugly, adult children, conservative liberal, good grief, increasing declines. And so on and so forth. But my favorite has to be “historically modern.”

Leaving Hot for Haute

July 20, 2011

Everybody loves glitz and glam especially combined with beauty and class. This autumn/winter 2011-12 line of Valentino couture is the perfect marriage of the two.

Wedding History: Colonial Weddings

June 1, 2011

Still betrothing. But here’s a twist, the father of the potential groom would write to the father of a potential bride and request that they be betrothed. In these letters the groom’s father would report what would be included in the dowry,