(Top, a ruffled, mustard-colored dress by designer Tracy Reese; bottom, a look at the screen).
There was an explosion of color and energy at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre last night, as dance, fashion, art, and music came together for Macy’s annual Glamorama event. Benefiting various HIV/AIDS charities, the show encompassed presentations of various Macy’s label fashions, dance routines directed by choreographer Myron Johnson, and musical performances by well-known pop artists Far East Movement and Bruno Mars. In addition to the entertainment, Kathy Ireland spoke in tribute to the late Elizabeth Taylor and all of her AIDS activism over the years. Naomi and Tarquin Wilding, two of Taylor’s grandchildren, shared a brief sentiment as well.
The womenswear lines covered all the bases with Bohemian separates, sophisticated styles, and luxe gowns, providing casual and evening looks for the eclectic Macy’s woman. Menswear stuck to variations of a sleek, dapper, and urban élan, with a crowd-pleasing finish of undergarments.
For a more detailed, visual, and informative look at the Glamorama fashions and fun, continue on.
I cannot get enough of the mixed stone detailing that evokes images of desert landscapes and geologic phenomena. Framed against gold hardware, the stones bask in a warmth that emanates from their humble beginnings as mere minerals. What I wouldn’t give to sport the cuff with a dreamy Boho-chic dress, or pair the clutch with an eclectic ensemble to appear effortless.
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Fendi Stingray Clutch ($4,260), 212-759-4646
Ollipop Vintage Bohemian Flower Cuff ($64), Swell
In a society where the idea of personal style now reigns supreme, the key to establishing a distinctive look is all about the composition of clothing. Methods like putting a new spin on a trend or DIY-designing are the foundation of flair. But there’s nothing like scoping boutiques and thrift stores for one-of-a-kind pieces that truly make an ensemble. And with the help of e-commerce, the perfect outfit may be just a click away.
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