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Walk the Line

Could this be the world’s oldest trend?


Lunch at Kensington Palace

Well… it took twenty-four years, but I finally made it over the pond.  I spent the last 10 days in London sightseeing, shopping and eating my way through the city.  One of the coolest places I visited during my trip was Kensington Palace.  Besides being home to Will, Kate & Harry, the palace grounds have […]


The Best Dresses Online

Oh, June!  One of the great things about this time of the year are all of the fabulous events.  Weddings, charity galas, graduations, summer barbecues—the amount of occasions that warrant a new dress are endless. Out of outfit inspiration?  Review Australia offers an awesome selection of feminine, flirty dresses perfect for your next event! Having […]

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Maya Angelou’s Voice

I always imagined that if Mother Earth could speak, it would be the deep and comforting sound of Maya Angelou’s voice.  All of her accolades and accomplishments aside, Angelou was arguably best known for her melodious, rich voice’s ability deliver every word she spoke with deep feeling, absolute intention, and compassion.  She was the ultimate […]

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Sludge Factory: Humidity and Melting Faces

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about surviving humid climates, it’s that you need to take it easy on the foundation. It won’t stay on your face. Learn from my mistakes.


In Distress

From counterculture to couture– Why do we pay more for jeans with holes in them?


Le Smoking

In 1966 Yves Saint Laurent debuted a collection that would redefine the way women dress– forever.


From Madame, With Love

Mme.’s fifth time on IFB’s weekly round up, her BBC feature, her first hate mail, and an award ceremony speech.


Mme.’s 4th Appearance on IFB’s Links a la Mode

  This is my fourth time being selected as one of the featured posts for Independent Fashion Bloggers’ Weekly Round Up.  I have to say, I have made so many fantastic friends through reading other likeminded bloggers’ posts—a lot of which I’ve found through IFB’s link round ups. This week, my feature on the underrepresentation […]


My Rear Window

When in doubt, just ask–”What would Grace do?”

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Madame’s March Wishlist

Madame mixes of-the-moment pieces with tried and true staples for the perfect transitional look.

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Enjoy the Silence

What was she running from? Why is she crying? Reflecting on Depeche Mode, Versailles, and the menagerie of models in Dior’s “Secret Garden” campaign–two years later.


There’s Something About Mary

British based designer Mary Katrantzou delivers collections so decadent, I’m starting to change my attitude towards prints.

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The Five

Whether they’re dipped in gold, walking a catwalk, rocking out, or floating in zero-gravity– These ladies remind us why it’s great to be a girl. Here are the five things I’m talking about this week…

Girl from the North Country

Girl from the North Country

If you go when the snowflakes storm / When the rivers freeze and summer ends / Please see if she has a coat so warm / To keep her from the howlin’ winds.


Chanel SS’14 Haute Couture Press Day

Coco Chanel once said, “The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” After my trip to Chanel’s 57th street headquarters, I can say that I completely agree.


Madame’s NYFW Diary Pt. 1

It’s that time of the year again… New York Fashion Week!  I’ve been far too busy running between Lincoln Center, West Chelsea, Milk Studios, and back to Lincoln Center again–to do a proper blog post.  However, here is the first recap of the shows I’ve attended this Autumn/Winter season on behalf of my work with Imagine […]