The Ritz Paris is a landmark in its own right and if the walls could gossip, oh the stories they would tell. Ernest Hemingway spilled drunken tales there, Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night features it, Audrey Hepburn speeds across town there in How to Steal A Million and of course, it was the last location to appreciate Princess Diana’s beauty. During World War II, and never one to be outdone, Coco Chanel lived at the Ritz and so it is only fitting that after 3 years of renovations, the launch should include a luxury sanctuary spa named Chanel Au…

Athens-born Mary Katrantzou need not sign her name on her clothing collections – they speak for themselves. With an identifiable, McQueen-esque aesthetic, the clothing pieces are icons for luxury and design. Taking inspiration from art that “a woman would not be able to wear if it were real” the idea of wearing a perfume bottle has never been more appealing! Print and design collide in this inanimate, wearable world. The prints are digital, allowing a sense of fine art and precision to shine through. And, I’m not the only one to see such beauty in the inanimate – Mary has…

Collection of Style (COS)// SoHo, NYC Architecture oozes through my skirt as the royal blue color catches attention and complements alike – a find I’m confident no one else in Montreal has. In my most recent trip to New York, I made sure to introduce COS into my lifestyle and my wardrobe, a brand I began to covet two years ago on a trip to Poland. The multi-level store in SoHo did not disappoint as every color, quietly confident, allowed me to choose key pieces that would elevate my walk-in closet upon return home. Explorative, original and modern, each piece…

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, on a massive plateau surrounded by mountains and water lived some of the greatest dynasties in Indian history. Highly cultured kingdoms spun and re-spun their rich artistic heritage to create remarkable art and cultural references to be lusted over centuries later. Dazzling visitors at The Met Museum in New York from April 20, 2015 – July 26, 2015 with Indian, Persian, Portugese and Ethiopian influences, viewers indulge in expensive kalamkari tapestries, miniature marble paintings and a display of diamonds – some of the largest ever found – that originated in…

In the heat of Belgrade Fashion Week, Montenegro-born designer Danica Aleksic isn’t scared to show a little skin. With an education in French fashion design, Danica has been in the spotlight of Serbian young designers since 2012. Most recently, on April 27th, her designs carved the independent designer runway with chic cut-outs, offset by a pastel palette and flowy fabrics t hat offer a feminine and graceful balance to the trend-setting collection. For more information, visit www.danicaaleksic.com Photo credit: Danica Aleksic