We all like to imagine that we have 'good' taste. For many, it's a true statement; and for some, not so much. There are, however, people who have passed through this world and are the definition of arbiter of good taste: Rachel Lambert Mellon, known as 'Bunny,' was one of those people.
I've compiled my annual look back on my favorites from Fall 2014. The best part? See how easily these looks can carry you into Spring of 2015!
Moyna beaded clutch, $130, Ivy Hill. Deepa Gurnani jeweled belt, $288, Vie. SmartTips Touchscreen Compatible Gloves, $32, Melanie’s. Yellow diamond earrings; $15,000; Albarré Jewelry.
Clients find dazzling diamonds, enormous gems and unexpectedly affordable pieces at Ylang Ylang’s new stand-alone location in Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace.
The holiday season brings images of family—and shiny, sparkling gifts—to mind, making local jeweler The Diamond Family sound as if it were made specifically for the occasion. But the name isn’t for show—this business has been family-operated since 1978. Co-owners Michael Haddad and his brother, Alex, are in the third generation of running the business.
As we surround ourselves with family and friends this holiday season, we also take the time to enhance our homes with beautiful touches to make these cherished moments even more memorable.
With the holiday season comes holiday shopping, and Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace is dedicated to providing customers with a unique and convenient retail, dining and lifestyle destination.
On Kelly: Alice + Olivia dress, $597; Earrings, $738; Vie. 18k white gold and diamond necklace; 14k white gold and diamond bracelet; Sapphire and diamond ring, call for prices; Albarre Jewelry. Jimmy Choo heels, $595, Saks Fifth Avenue.
On Callie (second from left): Egg red bow dress, $76; Blue Egg Leggings, $29; Pocketful of Posies silver bow headband, $18; Dandelions.
On Kelly (second from right): Milly dress, $325; Jimmy Choo heels, $595; Saks Fifth Avenue. Day Tripper teardrop earrings, $48, Kate Spade. 18k white gold and diamond necklace; Sapphire and diamond ring, call for prices; Albarre Jewelry.
On Steve (right): Samuelsohn suit, $1,200; Donald J. Pliner dress shoes, $365; Woody’s Men’s Shop. Robert Talbott dress shirt, $298, Mister Guy Clothiers. Bulova watch, $1,295, Lordo’s Diamonds.
Looking for the perfect something for all the special people in your life? From gifts for grandma to surprises for your sweetheart, we scouted out beautiful items for everyone on your list!
You mean well with the tie, and that candle is pretty, but the most memorable gifts are a little (just a little) over-the-top. For those hoping to make a statement this holiday season, we collected the biggest, most opulent gifts offered by fine department stores. Happy shopping!
Ashley Hollensbe and Scott Pilkington have known each other for so long—and have so many mutual friends—that “nobody got introduced the entire night,” of the wedding, Scott says.
Eugenia Kim cap, $215, Neiman Marcus. Mastini necklace, $675, Michael Herr Diamonds & Fine Jewelry. Ramy Brook hobo bag, $695, Vie. Manolo Blahnik heels, $595, Saks Fifth Avenue. Tunic, $238, Eileen Fisher. Pants, $178, Eileen Fisher. Dyed fox cowl, $525, The Fur and Leather Centre. GiGi New York clutch, $145, Ivy Hill. Bracelet, $562, Vie. Prada booties, $890, Neiman Marcus.
On Kathy (left): Lilly Pulitzer dress, $268; Sail to Sable coat, $378; cuff, $218; Pink Magnolia.
On Kelly (right): Alice + Olivia dress, $396, Saks Fifth Avenue. Daphne coat, $798; Day Tripper teardrop earrings, $48; Kate Spade. Merkin clutch, $275, Vie. 18k white gold and diamond necklace; Sapphire and diamond ring; call for prices; Albarre Jewelry.
On Kathy (right): Jade Melody Tam top, $115; Krazy Larry pant, $110; Sole Comfort. Gabor heels, $196, Laurie’s.
On Kelly (left): Diane von Furstenberg dress, $398; Jimmy Choo heels, $1,250; Saks Fifth Avenue. BCBG black rabbit fur capelet, $125, Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique. Kate Spade handbag, $348, Kate Spade. 14k white gold and diamond bracelet, call for pricing, Albarre Jewelry.
On Steve (center): Samuelsohn sportcoat, $998; Canali dress shirt, $265; Saks Fifth Avenue pants, $228; Saks Fifth Avenue. Donald J. Pliner dress shoes, $365, Woody’s Men's Shop.
Looking for a comfortable shoe for fall? Slightly more hip than Tom’s and definitely more fashionable than your running shoes, the slip-on sneaker is having its moment.
Mastini necklace, $675, Michael Herr Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
There’s no better word to describe Lusso than its Italian-slang translation: luxury, good stuff or sparkly things.
The dining room in this year’s Show House easily could accommodate a classic Queen Anne dining set. But for designers Christy North and Tracy Miles, that predictability is anachronistic and somewhat out of touch with modern lifestyles.
When he arrived in St. Louis from Italy 50 years ago, Giovanni Gabriele had one dime left in his pocket. He saved that dime, just in case he needed it for a pay phone. As it turns out, he never really needed it in the first place.
Move over, Radiant Orchid! For our money, navy blue has turned out to be the real color of year in interiors. It’s all but replaced black and brown as the new dark base for decorating. We love navy’s easy-going vibe, as well as the way it effortlessly pairs with neutrals, brights and, of course, metallics.
Fall is in the air—or it is at Neiman Marcus, at least! The Saint Louis Fashion Fund was celebrated at the recent Neiman Marcus Trend Event, during which the organization's board members acted as stylists and created fall looks on mannequins on display.
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Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 as a collection of women’s knits and cashmere sweaters, Vince has evolved into a multi-channel brand encompassing both women’s and men’s wear, denim, footwear and accessories.