Fashion’s Role in The Great Gatsby

Suffice it to say that designers have as much a starring role as the actors in Hollywood's newly released film remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Helmed by Australian director Baz Lurhmann (Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom, Australia), and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby Macguire, Carey Mulligan and Isla … Continue reading

Olympic Tees & Caps by Country

Now that the London 2012 Summer Olympic games are officially underway, it is a great time to show your support for your national team. Both the London 2012 Shop and British department store chain John Lewis (for those not from the UK, John Lewis is the British equivalent of Macys … Continue reading

Blue Monday Blues?

Some of you may already know that coming up in late January is a day known as Blue Monday. Those who don't are probably wondering what is Blue Monday? It is the most depressing day of the year, according to a semi-scientific mathematical equation developed by an academic at Cardiff … Continue reading

Men’s Ugg Boots- What’s the fuss?

Last week I was doing some research online, and came across comments and style blogs that were ragging on Ugg Australia boots for men. The most abundant comments were coming from the U.K., with statements such as: we're all doomed if men's Ugg boots catch on as a trend! I … Continue reading

Favorite Women’s Shoe Trends: Fall 2011

I spent SO many years in the shoe industry, it only makes sense that it be one of the categories I highlight. While men's shoes intermittently provides some excitement, moreso here in Europe, although the U.S. has come a long way in taking chances and offering better fashion choices then when … Continue reading

Ugg vs. ugg, not the Kramer vs. Kramer story

Ugg boots is one of those successful phenomenons that early on, you never would have believed was going to work or at least never become mass market.  Another example of that is Crocs.  They are God-awful to look at, and yet a successful business was built that survived a tough period even … Continue reading