"Fashion is a work of passion. And if you don't have the passion for it, you shouldn't do it." - Oscar de la Renta
I just learned that legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82. Thank you for your vision and art, Mr. de la Renta. What an amazing legacy and a great loss.
Here are great videos about the history of Oscar de la Renta and the basis behind his brand and passion for fashion with interviews from the man himself.
“A little sparkle, a little shine, a little luxury, from the oldest handbag company in the US.” - Whiting & Davis
This vintage Whiting & Davis (W&D) necklace is one of my FAVORITE pieces. It screams #RockerChic and immediately creates the dramatic edge I look for in a statement piece. I scored it on an eBay dig, and my guess is that it's from the 1980's.
I'm a HUGE fan of Whiting & Davis. They have been around for over 100 years and are truly fashion pioneers. They were big in the 70's and 80's, my favorite decades, and most of the handbags and jewelry pieces I own are from this era. Whiting & Davis pieces are extraordinary works of fashion art in metal mesh, and their items create an instant unique look whether dressing it up or down.
The craftsmanship quality of this Whiting & Davis necklace is undeniable. Heavy gold metal links hang from a slightly curved metal bar. The chain is comprised of a series of metal links connected to resemble a braid. #FRESH
Carlo Fiori was a prominent Italian handbag designer in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He was known for his iconic handbags of snakeskin and embossed leather collages. Each purse was handmade and you will not find two bags that are exactly the same. Some consider his purses original pieces of art.
This was a lucky thrift store find. I love this Carlo Fiori handbag for its classic yet contemporary design and craftsmanship. It's a neutral color that is more than large enough to hold my iPad and essentials.
Exterior: Leather, Snakeskin
Gold tone Fiori “F” Logo on outside
“CFiori” embossed on interior pocket