Mississippi is a mix of old and new favorite places. Here are a few of our favorite things to do when visiting the Magnolia State.
“Made in Italy” is a label applied to some of the world’s finest furs—and to one of its finest furriers. Raffaele Raimondi, owner/buyer/designer/furrier of Mandeville’s Raffaele Furs and Dolci Modi, its women’s wear alter ego, pairs high-fashion ready-to-wear with couture luxury fur.
Built up by hand, row by row, knot by knot, into colorful and complex geometric and figurative patterns, the rug becomes both a work of original art and a utilitarian object of the basest order. Rug making is an art form that’s changed little over millennia.
As evidenced by the success of the Heart of Fashion runway show, the artful presentations of Carolyn Elder, general manager of New Orleans’ Saks Fifth Avenue, and Steven Putt, special events manager, evoke a renewed enthusiasm for the changing fashion scene.
Saks Fifth Avenue and Inside Northside have teamed up once again to bring a true New York-style fashion show to the northshore. The Heart of Fashion coordinators, Sue Lavin and Allyson Sanderson, faced a tremendous challenge when putting together this year’s event: to top themselves.
Think knitting. Do images of Grandma in her rocking chair come to mind? Frail hands churning out another scratchy sweater? But—would you think to associate knitting with a Parisian runway?