Olive Goil: Nanette Lepore

“The fashion district is facing extinction, and small factories are being lost to developers and without the Garment District, young designers cannot get their start in New York City.”

Listen up readers, that is the forceful voice of today’s Olive Goil, the designer Nanette Lepore. Miss L. is a gal that can make a dress that takes your breath away, craft a pair of dazzling high heels and in the process, stand up for the rights of the hard-working folks who make the America fashion industry move and shake.

Miss Lepore is one of the wonderful spokeswomen of “Save the Garment Center”, a trade association “devoted to promoting New York’s Garment District, and the fashion companies or brands who use it.”

It is also one of the main focuses of this year’s Fashion Night Out, a very special series of fashion hooplas, where I will be attending (and hosting my dears!) a series of wonderful events.

All I have to say, is hooray, hoorah and huzzah – for beautifully crafted, precisely made, totally gorgeous clothing, hailing from the U.S. of A!

Oh, and how could I forget, today’s Goil, the lovely Miss Lepore, is also the creator of some of my most very favorite fun, flirty and feminine fashions. I just took a look at her fall line, and my darlings… I have died and gone to clotheshorse heaven!!

 

Olive Goil: Elizabeth Lau

I am always so inspired by young and talented gals doing wonderful things. Those that I seem to have inspired, myself, especially inspire me!

Round and round it goes! Please remember, dear sisters, that it is very, very important that gals lift one another up, celebrate each other and help one another be the best they can be.

That is why I am so thrilled to see that little old me served, in some way, as artistic ‘oomph’ for the new collection by the London fashionista Elizabeth Lau.

An “It Girl” of the highest order, Miss Lau’s lovely, ladylike clothing has become nothing less than a cult sensation in London circles and beyond. An enthusiast for vintage style and with an unabashed adoration of teacups and sugar cakes and all things girly girl – Miss Lau’s work has a whimsical touch, a flirty simplicity and an apple-cheeked sweetness.

Check out her latest collection below and tell me – does it remind you of a certain someone?