The story of Elizabeth Keckley – dressmaker and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln and later an author and civil rights activist – is one of the most astonishing in the history of American fashion. Her success involved the dismantling of racial and gender barriers, leading her to fame and fortune during the nation’s most turbulent period.
Brazilian designer Patricia Bonaldi is making quite a splash worldwide with her line of PatBO designer clothing, known for its detailed embroidery combined with bold textures, colors and materials. She’s also landed right here in WAG country, with a beautiful and eclectic array of eveningwear being sold at the Mary Jane Denzer in White Plains.
Sometimes it takes many men to please a woman – in this case, seven of them. That’s how many men have headed The House of Creed, a perfumer that stretches back to the early 18th century. Today, it offers a variety of fragrances and bath products for women as well as men, including its new Floralie for the ladies.