• Max Blagg: An Englishman in New York

    Tuesday Jun 24 2014

    The poet's hand by Ralph Gibson, 2005

    Photograph by Sebastien Kim

    Max Blagg arrives, apologizing for being but a few minutes late, his British accent quite debonair. He steps into the salon, sitting on the sofa, allowing Glitterati mascot Alfrieda the basset hound to snuggle on up, as he recounts the adventures of an Englishman in New York.

    “I was the youngest of twelve children. We lived...

  • Valorie Hart: The Visual Vamp

    Tuesday Jun 10 2014

    Interior designer, decorator, stylist, and writer Valorie Hart is a self-described “New New”, a New Yorker transplanted in New Orleans. Her love affair with her adopted city has inspired Ms. Hart to put pen to paper in countless ways, all of which have culminated in the publication of her first book, House Proud: Unique Home Design, Louisiana, by Glitterati Incorporated.

    As Debra Shriver writes in the book’s...

  • Anne Fogarty: Chic-ology

    Wednesday Jun 04 2014

    The premier American fashion designer of the mid-twentieth century Anne Fogarty defined the feminine mystique as one that was a delicate, well crafted work of style, glamour, and practicality. A delicious paradox herself, Fogarty was as much a career woman as she was a wife—three times at that. She simply adored the idea of beauty, at any age, and saw it as a gift to bestow upon the self,...