Archive for September, 2007

Carolina Herrera: Fashion Designer

Carolina Herrera (born Maria Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño) is a successful Venezuelan fashion designer and entrepreneur. She was born on January 8, 1939 in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Carolina descended from a long line of Venezuelan landowners and statesmen. Her parents, Guillemmo and Maria Christina Pacanins raised her up in a protective yet cultured manner that influenced her growth into a classy and elegant woman. In her early days, Carolina was already known for her beauty and g…

Stella McCartney: Fashion Designer

Stella Nina McCartney is an English fashion designer who was born September 13, 1971 in London. She was the daughter of Sir Paul McCartney, a former member of the Beatles and Linda McCartney, an American photographer. Stella was named after her maternal great-grandmothers, two of whom were named Stella. Stella has two older sisters, Heather (adopted by her father) and Mary as well as a younger brother named James. The McCartney parents wanted their children to have as normal a childhood as possi…

Christian Dior: Fashion Designer

Christian Dior is widely known as an influential French fashion designer who was born on January 21, 1905 in Normandy, France. He was the son of Maurice Dior and Madeleine Martin. Dior’s father was a manufacturer of fertilizer and chemicals. Dior had an elder brother named Raymond. Dior attended the Ecole de Sciences Politiques from 1920 to 1925 to follow his parents wishes of him becoming a diplomat someday. But Dior already had other plans since he wished to be involved only in the arts. When …

Day Cream with SPF15 Sunscreen From Crabtree & Evelyn

Day Cream with SPF15 Sunscreen From Crabtree & Evelyn

Drawing from the facial skin care line of Crabtree & Evelyn, you’re sure to like this day cream with SPF15 sunscreen. You’ll be able to give your skin the necessary moisturizing that it needs while giving it a makeover of sorts. This day cream allows you to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun each and every day that you go out. This is for those people who cannot stay indoors that much. So for those people whose active lifestyle take them out of the confines of the everyday cubicle …

Vera Wang: Fashion Designer

Vera Wang: Fashion Designer

Vera Wang is an American fashion designer who is well known for her exquisite collection of wedding gowns. Her father owned a chemical factory and because of this, her family was quite wealthy. Vera proceeded to attend The Chapin School as well as the Sorbonne which is in Paris. She finished with an art history degree in Sarah Lawrence College. It was because of her mother that she was able to witness fashion shows in Paris. Wang’s first love was not the fashion industry. She was trained as a fi…

Sonia Rykiel: Fashion Designer

Sonia Rykiel is a popular French fashion designer who was born in Paris in the 1930’s. She had her start in the fashion business when she worked to dress window displays in a Parisian textile store an early age of 17. Sonia later on married an owner of a boutique that sold elegant clothing. This provided Sonia with the environment from which she began to practice her skills in designing. Actually, her first taste in designing came out of necessity. She wasn’t able to find any decent sweaters any…

The House of Prada: Fashion Designer

The House of Prada: Fashion Designer

Prada, S.p.A. is a well-known Italian fashion company with retail outlets worldwide. The company, originally known in Italy as “Prada Brothers,” was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada in Milan.Mario Prada designed and sold handbags, shoes, trunks, and suitcases through two boutiques in Milan, and had clients across Europe and the United States. When the signature Prada suitcases, made from heavy, cumbersome walrus skin, proved to be ill-suited for air travel, Prada concentrated on designing exquisit…

The House of Gucci: Fashion Designer

The House of Gucci:  Fashion Designer

The House of Gucci, better known as Gucci, is an Italian French-owned iconic luxury goods label. It was founded by Guccio Gucci (1881-1953) in Florence in 1906. It is considered as one of the most famous, prestigious, and easily recognizable fashion brands in the world.Gucci is also one of the Top 100 Brands cited by BusinessWeek magazine, generating over US$7 billion of revenue worldwide in 2006. It is the second biggest selling fashion brand after LVMH and the biggest selling Italian brand in …

The House of Chanel: Fashion Designer

The House of Chanel: Fashion Designer

More commonly known as Chanel, the House of Chanel is a Parisian fashion house in France. It was founded by Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971). The privately held House of Chanel is currently jointly owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gerard Wertheimer, grandsons of the early Chanel partner Pierre Wertheimer.Chanel revolutionize haute couture fashion by completely replacing the traditional corset with comfortable and casually elegant suits and dresses. Coco Chanel introduced to the world her…

Byblos: Fashion Designer

Byblos was established in 1973 in Italy. At first, its very emphatic style was created by then young and creative genius Gianni Versace (from 1977 to 1979), who was then followed by French designer Guy Paulin (1979 to 1982). However, the very essence of Byblos’ success and longevity was the long collaboration between English designers Keith Verty and Alan Cleaver (1981 to 1996). Other designers who have been part of the brand’s creative efforts include Richard Tyler, John Bartlett, and Martine S…