Emerging Designer: Charlotte Hess

"I love yarn!" - Charlotte Hess

Last night at Charleston Fashion Week, Emerging Designer finalist, Charlotte Hess, rocked my stilettos off! It is no wonder the judges panel (which included fashion badasses Fern Mallis and Derek Blasberg), chose Hess as the overall winner of the Emerging Designer competition. This young lady clearly has an innate talent of working with raw materials to make some of the most intricate and beautiful garments you have laid eyes on. She also puts together one fantastic collection with a cohesiveness in presentation that you normally find with more seasoned designers. Hess claims that she would like to have a designer like Stlla McCartney to
pick up on her work. Girl, I hope she does too!

Here are some pieces from her collection last night.


Remembering Beauty Legend Elizabeth Taylor

"When people say, 'She's got everything', I've got one answer, I haven't had tomorrow"
Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

Famous for her beauty and infamous for her many marriages, Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the great MGM stars.  She was a child start who grew up to grace the cover of Life as a violet-eyed brunette.  She was an accomplished actress that lived a grand life, marrying eight times!  She revolutionized the beauty industry, launching one of the first and still one of the most successful celebrity fragrances, White Diamonds.  More important than her beauty and charm, Taylor was a tremendous philanthropist, most notably supporting AIDS causes and raising awareness across the world.  Rest In Peace!