Why I Love Classic Chanel Flaps

Recently I wrote a quick history of Louis Vuitton’s iconic trunk design, and it got me thinking: what other accessories and accessory details really appeal to me when it comes to fashion…

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The Princess of Polka-dots is Back (and it’s not me!)

I’m not the only one who’s wild for polka-dot punk, but that’s just what Yayoi Kusama brings to the table with her latest Louis Vuitton collaboration. Although many of us knew this…

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Casting Shadows: Light and Dark in Hermès Latest High Jewelry Reveal

One jewelry-lover’s review of the brilliance found through Pierre Hardy’s latest Hermès collection exhibition in NYC, Les Jeux de L’Ombre.  What draws us to the jewelry we love most? Is it the…

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How It All Started: A Brief History of Louis Vuitton’s Trunks

Ever wonder how Louis Vuitton became the world-renowned brand that it is today? Turns out it all started with trunks designed for pleasure-travelers in the mid-19th century! Ever since my recent trip…

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200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: A world of inspiration from Louis Vuitton

This immaculate creative collection celebrates the 200th birthday of iconic brand founder and designer, Monsignor Louis Vuitton–with the collection to be auctioned for charity in 2023! If you love art, fashion, and…

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A Tribute to My Love for the Little Black Dress

Who doesn’t love a little black dress? Now known as an LBD, the little black dress has become one of the most infamous looks known to any wardrobe: it is versatile, subtle,…

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The Story of Christian Louboutin’s Red Sole

What if I told you that the story of Christian Louboutin’s red sole started with…nail polish? With simple beginnings in 1991, Louboutin was about to launch a trademark look for the fashion…

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‘Majestic Escape’ in Paradise: A Harry Winston Experience

A few weeks back, I was charmed with a gift from my dear friend Tom: an invitation for a two-day event celebrating the new collection “Majestic Escape” by none other than the…

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Why I Adore Power Suits

Quick question: what’s your 2022 version of a ‘power suit’? For me, it’s whatever outfit makes me feel on top of the world—take for instance this black lace power suit. Whenever I…

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Hermès Chain d’Ancre: Inspirational Origins

Well, it’s certainly no secret that I have a special place in my heart (and closet) for Hermès bags, dresses, skirts and blouses.  If I’m being honest though: it’s the jewellery that…

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Top 7 Ukrainian Fashion Designers I Love for Summer

Summer is almost here, and I’m grateful for so much that comes with the changing seasons. And with a new season comes a new source of celebration: Summer fashions!  Not that everything…

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The Timeless Fashion Essential I won’t Live Without: Tweed- Specially, Chanel Tweed

If you are anything like me, you love color and timeless fashion.  This article is for anyone who loves a bit of color, elegance and one of my favorite fabrics, tweed. There…

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Why Combat Boots are IN for Fall 2021

Combat boots seem to be that one fashion accessory that requires no explanation. They’re a timeless classic that have made their way into the mainstream through surplus stores, and then in the…

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Lena’s Picks: Top 5 Designer Jewelry Collections of All Time

In a recent article, I wrote about the top five most iconic handbags of all time, and since then I’ve been eager to follow up with a similar list that encompasses my…

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LENA’S PICKS: TOP FIVE ICONIC HANDBAGS OF ALL TIME

History was one of my favorite subjects in school – I loved imaging the details of the lives of people from different centuries and decades. What did they wear and why? What…

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My Favorite looks from Summer 2020

I would never pick favorites… but summer is definitely in the top four of my favorite seasons.  The colors of summer spark memories of youth – the carefree, hopeful abandon of sunshine…

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Lena’s Top 5: How to Buy the Perfect Designer Bag for You

In any conversation, I’ll be the first to admit (as many of you already know) that I’m absolutely obsessed with handbags. Like a true collector, my collection is never complete, not a…

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5 Fashion Trends I Can’t Live Without in 2021

Has 2020 put your style in a slump? Looking for a little fashion inspiration to pick yourself up for the new year? Well, I’d love to help! 2020 was a wild and…

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Wearing it Again: Timeless Looks from Fall/Winter 2019

As the season begins to turn once again, I’ve found myself trying to capture the colorful seasonal transformation through my favorite medium: fashion!  I decided to look back last year for some…

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Holiday Gift Inspiration

I have been thinking about what the holidays will bring this year.  Will people be consuming like usual, looking for black Friday and cyber Monday bargains?  Will people be forgoing gifts to neighbors and…

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Scarves

Let’s talk scarves!  Or Scarfs.  I can’t seem to find a definitive answer on the plural of “scarf”.  But as you may have guessed, I have many plurals of scarves!  I have…

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Neutrals

Everyone knows I love color; bright, chic, eye-catching and the bolder the better.  But today, let’s talk neutrals.  To me, basic fashion neutral colors are black or white.  A fun fact, black…

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