I Dream of Jeannie Costume

In 1965, the TV situational comedy I Dream of Jeannie first aired with co-star Barbara Eden in the lead role as the beautiful genie named “Jeannie” along with co-star and physical comedian, Larry Hagman, who played “Anthony Nelson,” an astronaut at NASA Air Force Base. I fell in love with the show and watched in …

The Little Black Jacket

First debuted in 1954 by French fashion designer, Coco Chanel, THE Little Black Jacket has evolved over the years but its signature features remain –> a boxy jacket made of bouclĂ© (a fuzzy looped yarn wool) or tweed fabric, braided trim, two or four pockets, a gold chain placed along the inside bottom edge, fully lined and quilted with silk …

Carolina Herrera

Designer:  Carolina Herrera (b. January 8, 1939) After 37-years as Creative Director of her eponymous fashion house, Carolina Herrera is taking on a new role, Global Brand Ambassador.  The House of Herrera has consistently shown her designs through nearly four decades of fashion: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and will continue to flourish in the 21st century.  It …

The Little Black Dress (LBD)

While the Little Black Dress (LBD) was widely publicized when Audrey Hepburn wore a black Givenchy dress in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961, the history of the black dress has it roots with Chanel.  Coco believed wearing black was a sign of strength and freedom at a time when black was only worn to …