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The Best of the Spring 2018 Designer Collaborations

If designer fashion collaborations are any guide, the fate of the world may not be as dire as current headlines indicate. Listening to the constant drumbeat of conflict and trash-talking on the global stage, one might assume that building camaraderie across disparate cultures is a tragically lost art. But take hope, dear reader. Just this month, all kinds of mash-ups and collaborations are happening in the worlds of fashion, music and art. If cultures can collide and create such fantastic outcomes in these spheres, perhaps the diplomats and world leaders can learn a thing or two. Consider these unlikely pairings and cool connections in just the first few months of 2018:

The Best of the Red Carpet from the Golden Globes 2018

What have we learned about fashion from this year’s Golden Globes ceremony? The 2018 Golden Globes will be best remembered for the #MeToo movement; the decision that its supporters (male and female) would dress in black for the red carpet; the exclusively female award presenters; and a barn-storming lifetime achievement award acceptance speech delivered by the regal Oprah Winfrey. Beyond these historically vital messages about gender equality, what else can we take from this year’s Golden Globes? Well, dear reader, we absolutely learned how to rock black in a sea of other noir ensembles and still make our presence felt. The ceremony provided a master class in how to wear the color black. This fashion tutorial was not the most important message of the night. But hey, no matter where you come out on the weighty issues of the day, why not take the opportunity to learn more about how to make your fashion choices communicate precisely the message you intend?

What Are the Best Luxury Items to Shop For in January?

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Shopping List is our monthly overview of the essential items to have on your acquisition radar right now – what they are, and where to get them. We’ve done the scouting so you don’t have to.   The key word in luxury shopping in January for many people is SALE (or soldes). In New York and London, the luxury department stores and powerhouse luxury brands have already put everything from fall-winter on deep discount (think 75% off). January 10 is the start of the sale season in Paris (it’s always the second Wednesday in January). If you’ve been stalking anything all season that’s totally fabulous but was priced well out of reach, this is your last chance to swoop in and grab it. We just got a note from one of our favorite sales associates that a dress we longed for that was originally priced at $19,000 is now down to $6,000; another has dropped from $11,000 to $3,300. Not cheap, but a whole lot more affordable – and they’re available …

what are the best events in fashion & design this january?

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar for Fashion and Design highlights the most important events in the world of auctions, antiques, art fairs, gallery shows, design shows, fashion and beauty around the globe in January 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Fashion and Design events, click here. And don’t forget to check out our list of the best luxury items to shop for in the month of January. Art and design start the new year with a wave of shows and auctions on the West Coast, and in Florida, New York, Singapore, London and Munich. The most significant one of them all is, not surprisingly, in Paris. As are the haute couture fashion shows. Men’s Fashion Weeks are on in four different cities, and there are women’s Fashion Weeks in Spain, Copenhagen and Hong Kong. Plus a spectacular watch show in Geneva. It’s high style at the height of winter. Dress accordingly.

Love Blue? Here are the Best Luxury Holiday Gifts

The Dandelion Chandelier Holiday Hues Gift Guide is a series of curated lists of all-of-a-color luxury items and experiences for those who love a particular hue – or whose gift recipients do. It’s an easier way to shop (your eye can focus on just one shade in the visual cacophony). And when the presents are open, everything looks great together! What could be better for your holiday Instagram photos? Color-coding is clearly the way to go if you want to look posh for posterity. We’ve explored red, pink and purple — now its time for moody blue. If you had to choose just one color for your holiday gifts, why not blue? It’s actually a bit of a no-brainer. Everyone looks great in blue. It’s the number-one favorite color in nearly every Western country. And people report that they perceive blue as signaling trustworthiness (that’s probably why so many bank logos employ a great deal of blue). In short: it’s a very safe bet. It’s hard to screw up. So if you’re feeling risk-adverse this …