Style / Insights

Tod's Loafers in a New Light

Rediscover old favorites with Tod's latest capsule collection.

November 13, 2012

Iridescent leather Gommino, Tod’s ($425)

After decades of producing handcrafted Italian loafers, the luxury brand has practically become synonymous with the iconic shoe style. This holiday season, Tod’s is offering several limited-edition versions of the label’s traditional Gommino, including an eye-catching design crafted of iridescent calfskin, a suede pair embroidered with black beading, and a white pony-hair style decorated with hand-stitched metal studs and a metal plating, a look we love for, say, brunch at the Delano on a Sunday afternoon. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-867- 9399


Lightweight Anti-Aging Wonders

Kiehl’s launches an anti-aging face and eye cream for oily complexions.

November 08, 2012


It’s no accident that beauty editors and cosmetic junkies swear by Kiehl’s Since 1851. The classic apothecary brand stocks tried and true products for skin, hair, and body—all made with natural ingredients, such as the rare “resurrection flower.” The hand-harvested flower is the star of the brand’s classic anti-aging moisturizer, Rosa Arctica. Recently, by popular demand, Kiehl’s launched a lighter version of the cult-favorite, Rosa Arctica Lightweight ($60), as well as supplemental eye cream, Rosa Arctica Eye ($46). Ideal for oily skin, both go on thin and work on brightening skin and smoothing wrinkles. To soothe and hydrate delicate skin around the eye, Rosa Arctica Eye contains white birch extract, squalane, shea butter, carnauba, cocoa butter, and shea butter. Launched in September, both creams work wonders on repairing summer sun damage, while simultaneously preventing winter dry-outs.  

—Emma Trotter


Him by Hanae Mori

After a lengthy hiatus from men's fragrances, Hanae Mori debuts a striking scent.

November 06, 2012

It's been 15 years since Hanae Mori introduced a men’s fragrance, and her latest launch, Him by Hanae Mori ($50), seems to capture the essence of Miami, recalling citrus groves and cypress habitats. Mandarin oranges and oils of bergamot are the top notes, followed by Tonka bean and Mediterranean fig. Teak wood and white cedar round out the refreshingly masculine scent. Fittingly, its tall, sleek bottle showcases a beautiful dark orange and robust brown hue that embodies the airy-yet-musky fragrance. Bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-792-1000



Vintage-Inspired Italian Jewels

Vibrant jewels from House of Lavande's new made in Italy collection reflect South Florida's natural beauty.

November 01, 2012

Oceana Swarovski crystal and resin collar necklace, House of
Lavande ($3,500)

After years of collecting vintage jewels, Tracy Smith has made a name for herself as a leading accessories curator—indeed, her House of Lavande treasures are now standard fare on major red carpets. Now the Palm Beach resident is turning her editorial eye to her latest project: House of Lavande Made in Italy, a collection of new jewelry pieces inspired by her adventures as a vintage collector. In shades of amethyst, ice blue, jade, and blush, the colorful pieces mimic the carefree spirit of the designer’s Floridian surroundings. Mother-of-pearl shark teeth, reconstructed coral pendants, and gold tassels appear on wooden drop earrings, gemstone necklaces, and cocktail rings, creating a look that’s polished and sophisticated and yet still imbues a beachy personality. 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Ste. 332, Palm Beach, 561-802-3737


Shop the Fendi Baguette Pop-Up

The fifteenth anniversary of the iconic handbag continues with an online pop-up.

October 22, 2012

To fête the fifteenth anniversary of its Baguette bag, Fendi has launched an online pop-up shop where fans can find the newest Baguette bags, as well as a plethora of anniversary items, like a T-shirt and foulard with sketches by Karl Lagerfeld, a DIY kit to create your own custom Baguette, and more.

Released in 1997, the Baguette (designed to be tucked under the arm like a loaf of bread) is an enduring “It” bag. Its icon status was cemented in an episode of Sex and the City—the one where Samantha gets thrown out of the Playboy mansion for accusing a bunny of stealing her Baguette. And in the Fendi Baguette tome released this summer, Carrie herself (Sarah Jessica Parker) mused on the bag’s fashion footprint. You can purchase the book in the pop-up.   

Most notably honoring this momentous anniversary is designer Silvia Venturini Fendi’s limited edition Geometrica blue-and-white striped canvas Baguette. Just 100 are for sale. Venturini Fendi is also the subject of a special video, “The Art of Embroidery,” created in collaboration with artist Maurizio Anzineri for the anniversary. Get a look at some of the pop-up stock above, or visit The pop-up will be live through January 2013.

—Valeria Boucas


Dress Like James Bond

Men can snag the chic peacoat Billy Reid designed for Daniel Craig as 007.

October 22, 2012

Daniel Craig will return to the silver screen as James Bond on November 9 in Skyfall, the latest adaptation of Ian Fleming’s spy hero adventures, which also stars Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench, and Albert Finney, and introduces two new Bond girls, Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris. You can catch Craig wearing this Billy Reid Bond Peacoat ($695) in the film. We can’t promise that you’ll look as good as Craig in the peacoat, but you’ll definitely have 007 bragging rights. This gorgeous 100 percent wool navy blue coat is cut in a trim fit with a peak lapel and horn buttons. Lightweight and short, the coat is a perfect choice for transitional weather, wet days, or bringing international criminals to justice. 

—Jessica Ferri


Mario Testino’s In Your Face

Add this dramatic and fabulous new photography book to your coffee-table collection.

October 18, 2012

Throughout his 30-year career, fashion photographer Mario Testino has photographed some of the world’s most famous faces. Whether he’s working with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Wills and Kate for short) or the indefatigable Kate Moss, Testino always captures the essence of his subjects, no matter how inaccessible they may seem.

In celebration of the new MFA Boston exhibit of Testino's work, Taschen has published In Your Face ($60),a collection of photographs from the exhibit. Not only does this gigantic coffee-table tome include some of Testino’s most famous work—including behind-the-scenes shots of Kate Moss, fashion pictorials with Gisele Bündchen, and Jennifer Lopez’s androgynous boxer spread—you’ll also find intimate moments from his personal life.  

Whether for someone who has tracked Testino’s career over the ages or for someone who’s just discovering his incredible body of work, In Your Face would make a great gift this holiday season. 

—Jessica Ferri


Blogger Style: A Pop of Yellow

A sneak peek at what Miami's "Fashion Poet" is wearing this week.

October 08, 2012

Sunglasses and wristlet by Coach, dress by Ted Baker, fur coat by Aqua (available at Bloomingdale's Aventura), and shoes by Steve Madden. See more photos of this look, part of The Fashion Poet's "Coach: Through the Lens of Miami" series, tomorrow on

Annie Vazquez (aka “The Fashion Poet”) is a Miami fashion blogger with a flair for shopping on a budget, discovering new designers, and trend spotting. Follow her on Twitter @anniecvazquez, add her blog to your daily reading list, and look for her weekly outfit posts on

photography by Karla Garcia


Panerai Nods to South Florida

Officine Panrai's limited-edition collection celebrates the beauty of South Florida

October 01, 2012

Officine Panerai’s Bal Harbour Radiomir 10 Days GMT watch

Inspired by the idyllic tropical settings of Bal Harbour and Palm Beach, Italian watchmaker Officine Panerai designed a special collection of timepieces to commemorate its newest store openings in those cities, with each watch engraved in the back with the characteristic palm-tree-lined avenues and skylines. Founded in 1860 as a watchmaker’s workshop and school, Officine Panerai was the official supplier of the Italian navy (its designs from that time were considered a military secret until 1997). From this new collection, Officine Panerai’s 44mm Luminor Marina ($15,900) features a classic round, brushed-steel frame and a black face on an understated brown leather strap. For those looking to make a statement, the 47mm Radiomir 10 Days GMT (ABOVE) is a bit bolder in style, with its exaggerated cushion frame and enlarged face. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 786-735-6446; 150 Worth Ave., Ste. 115B, Palm Beach, 561-833-8955


A Sunburn-Soothing Facial

The Spa at Equinox unveils a new treatment to counteract summer's brutal rays.

September 05, 2012

A treatment room at The Spa at Equinox

Months of poolside lounging and sun-soaked afternoons can weigh heavy on the health of your skin. Starting this week, The Spa at Equinox is answering Miami’s dermal call by introducing its new Vitamin C-Crystal Collagen Facial ($175). This 50-minute masked facial packs essential nutrient Vitamin C via lemon extract, while also fusing in marine collagen: A natural anti-aging supplement derived from fish scales. The combination promises to increase hydration, even discoloration, and reduce wrinkles. You can get your Vitamin C facial fix at Equinox’s Aventura, Coral Gables, and South Beach locations.


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