Monaco

Designer Diaries – Princess Charlene and Akris

“When a woman walks into a room, I want people to notice her personality first and her clothing second.” - Albert Kriemler Akris is a Swiss design house, founded in 1922 by Alice Kriemler-Schoch. The founder began her business by sewing dotted Swiss aprons on her home sewing machine. The dotted Swiss is still reflected… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Princess Charlene and Akris

Britain · Guest Author · Monaco · Norway

Valentine’s Day – Spam the Sweetheart Necklines

Hofdame Note: Thank you to our guest author geogirl for this special Valentine's Day post. Enjoy her early entry to the holiday all weekend long! A sweetheart neckline is a neckline on a woman's garment, such as a dress, with a high back and a low-cut front with two curved edges resembling the conventionalized shape… Continue reading Valentine’s Day – Spam the Sweetheart Necklines

Monaco

Designer Diaries – Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi and Giorgio Armani

She's been a Casiraghi for almost six years, but Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi will forever be known as La BB around here. Honestly, we could have paired her with several designers and had a coherent Designer Diary. Dior. Chanel. Valentino. Armani won out because of her unforgettable wedding appearances, which cemented her as a fashion figure… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi and Giorgio Armani

Monaco

Designer Diaries – Princess Caroline and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld loved drama and mystery, and mischieviously changed the year of his birth according to whoever he was talking to, and whatever the circumstance he found himself in. The most agreed about year is 1933. He was born in Hamburg and was sketching from his earliest days. He claimed visits to the Hamburger Kunsthalle… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Princess Caroline and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

Belgium · France · Monaco · Spain

Designer Diaries – Balenciaga and His Royal Clientele

Thank you to Iselen for reviewing this post and adding some great detail! Cristóbal Balenciaga was born on January 21, 1895, in Guetaria, Spain. He was born to fashion, having assisted his seamstress mother from his youngest days. By 12, he was designing for stylish women in his home town, and by 13, he completed… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Balenciaga and His Royal Clientele