hellessy-rtw-spring-2016-004We’ve just discovered Hellessy and are swooning over the Spring 2016 looks.  Founded in 2012 by Sylvie Millstein, HELLESSY is a day-to-evening designer collection focused on the modern philosophy of dressing women whose lives are organized around a need for pared-down elegance that is versatile and thoughtfully constructed.

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Hellessy – Spring 2016

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Hellessy – Spring 2016

Millstein melded her multi-cultural background, expertise in high fashion and experience as a design-driven New Yorker, to create a collection of luxurious staples that celebrate independence, intelligence and beauty. The collection is made in America, and integrates impeccable fabrics and detailing with superb fit, precise construction, and wearability.

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Hellessy – New York Fashion Week – Fall 2016

Charlotte Rampling, the personification of 60s gamine, was the inspirational starting point for Sylvie Millstein’s relaxed, boyish direction for Fall 2016. Off the shoulder tops, blouses with exaggerated sleeves, tailored jumpsuits and shearling coats are riding the trends – but not without that charming, Hellessy twist.

Haute Banderas

Antonio Banderas is following his dream.  He enrolled himself into fashion school at the prestigious Central Saint Martins.


2nd week of studies @ Central St Martin. Intense, exciting, serious and fun all the same time.

The name Antonio Banderas doesn’t quite evoke images of haute fashion, or really style in general, but all that is bound to change. The actor has revealed that he is currently knee-deep in school work and it’s only his second week at London’s top fashion university, Central Saint Martin. Draped over a row of mannequins (although there is no actual draping on the mannequins) Mr. Banderas shared that his education so far has been “intense, exciting, serious and fun all the same time.” Intense is a rather fitting word for the experience, as this is the same alma mater where John Galliano, Riccardo Tisci, and the late Alexander McQueen received an education in the mastery of fashion design.

Dazed Digital found a clip from Mr. Banderas’s appearance on the talk show Loose Women, where the actor promised that he has no intention of retiring from Hollywood. “Of course, I won’t stop my professional life, I’ll continue acting, directing, but this is a new thing,” he remarked. He also noted that enrolling at Central Saint Martin has been a longtime dream of his and that it actually makes him feel “young.” So which of his most beloved characters do we think Mr. Banderas will be inspired by for his first collection? We’d like to see a mask à la Zorro, a serious pair of boots, similar to Puss in Boots and maybe even a chic leather vest, borrowed from Shrek.