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The Serpent’s Costumes Were Inspired by the ’70s Jet Set

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Rachel Walsh recently traveled thirty years back in time. After costuming (alongside Adam Howe) the BBC series-turned-Netflix-hit The Serpent—based on the real-life hunt for a serial killer in Southeast Asia in the ’70s—she’s now speaking to me from the set of a project that takes place in the ’40s. But the Me Decade is still fresh in her mind—and in those of viewers, who have been particularly drawn to star Jenna Coleman’s bohemian-meets-jet-set aesthetic. The series, says Walsh, “had a unique combination of that dark quality of the story of a serial killer, mixed with the high-end historic glamour fashion. And I think that sparked people’s imaginations.”

For Coleman’s character, Marie-Andrée Leclerc (AKA Monique), who is serial killer Charles Sobhraj’s girlfriend and accomplice, Walsh turned to eternal haute-bohemian references

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How Love Created A Multimillion-Dollar Jewelry Business That Continues To Set Trends In 2021

It all started as a love match similar to Daphne and Simon of Bridgerton fame. Lana Bramlette, Founder of Lana Jewelry, took a chance when she agreed to meet her future husband on a blind date. The day, January 16, 2002, is now forever etched in her memory as sparks flew and just ten days later the pair were happily ever after living together. 

With their romance rapidly progressing, only one month from their initial meeting, Bramlette created a custom made 14kt gold nameplate “Rob” necklace, her live-in love’s name, as her first valentine’s gift. It was intended as a silent, but very loud

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Fashion Weeks Are Set for a Radical Makeover, and Not Just Because of COVID-19

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Tristan Fewings/Getty

The fashion calendar is built around four major cities: New York, London, Milan, and Paris. As coronavirus has affected every facet of life, the fashion industry has been put on pause. However, with a moment of pause also comes a moment of self-reflection. 

An open letter started by fashion designer Dries van Noten and Lane Crawford CEO Andrew Keith called for global fashion industry reform, including adapting the format of fashion shows and Fashion Weeks.

At NYFW, Michael Kors’ Not-So Wild West, Christian Cowan’s Pop Star Appeal, and Aliétte’s Red Carpet Glamor

New York Fashion Week recently announced that the September shows would be shortened to just three days from Sept. 14 to 16. None of the New York shows are expected to have live audiences, but, rather, they will be static presentations where models will be stationery and attendees can walk in and out. London

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