Ida Sjöstedt is a Swedish designer who describes herself as playful and fun. She began sewing her own clothes when she was ten years old. As a young adult she moved from Sweden to London to study design, and there her quirkier side appeared. In her youth, Swedish design for women had tended to the… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Princess Sofia and Ida Sjöstedt
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Here's our official definition: A jewel neckline is a rounded style that circles around the base of the neck closely, typically covering the collarbone. It was designed to do just what it says: display necklaces against the fabric of the dress. The neckline is collarless, so jewels lay flat. The trick is to position the jewelry so it doesn't… Continue reading Spam the Neckline – Jewel
The Italians know how to meld family and design. Nina Ricci was founded in 1932 by Maria (Nina) Ricci and her son Robert. Nina was the designer, and Robert ran the business side. Together, they formed an elegant powerhouse of creativity that continues, under different ownership, to this day. The Nina Effect Embed from Getty… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Queen Silvia and Nina Ricci
Very few women, even royal women, have occasion to wear evening gowns as often as Queen Silvia. The Swedish court not only hosts the Nobel ceremonies, and weddings with full evening dress and tiaras, but up until recently still hosted white tie return banquets for state visits. Silvia has a pan-European outlook when it comes… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Queen Silvia and Jacques Zehnder