Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards

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  Although we see a great deal of the legendary shoe designer Manolo Blahnik in this enchanting profile on him, he evidently had only agreed to the project with director Michael Roberts if he kept the cameras primarily on the impressive list of fashion heavyweights and celebrities who lined up to testify that Blahnik is … Continue reading



Caroline Giraud-Sukornyk talks about her passion for style

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Caroline Giraud-Sukornyk will not be happy unless you fall in love.  Not with her, we will quickly add, but with one/some of the treasures that she has curated in La Vie en Blanc her remarkable interiors store that queerguru has just stumbled over in Fort Lauderdale. She’s very firm with any customers who are in … Continue reading



Barbara Hulanicki : Fashion Legend and Design Icon

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In the 1960’s, way before the world was flooded with designers of the Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana ilk, London discovered Barbara Hulanicki, who very quickly became a fashion legend. Prior to the advent of the Swinging Sixties, fashion was dull and positively fuddy duddy and this remarkable Polish émigré changed … Continue reading



DESIGN IS ONE : LELLA & MASSIMO VIGNELLI

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Even though I have spent most of my life in the design industry I was still totally unaware of the existence of husband and wife design duo Lella & Massimo Vignelli until I came across Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra’s new documentary.  Yet whilst like so many people I may not be familiar with their … Continue reading



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