Fifteen Minutes With Erdem Moralioglu

Catching Up With the Designer On His First Houston Trip.

It was a Texas-sized welcome for London-based designer Erdem Moralioglu. The designer got his first taste of Houston while attending the Saks Houston Galleria reopening as a guest of honor, attending a kickoff benefit dinner, ribbon cutting and hosting his own in-store appearance. The the midst of the whirlwind, we caught up for his take on the biggest city in the Lone Star state, what defines beauty, and how to give him the ultimate compliment.

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 Erdem Moralioglu Celebrates the Reopening of Saks Houston at a Private Dinner Hosted by Lynn Wyatt and Isabel David Benefitting the Houston Grand Opera Read More..

It was a Texas-sized welcome for London-based designer Erdem Moralioglu. The designer got his first taste of Houston while attending the Saks Houston Galleria reopening as a guest of honor, attending a kickoff benefit dinner, ribbon cutting and hosting his own in-store appearance. The the midst of the whirlwind, we caught up for his take on the biggest city in the Lone Star state, what defines beauty, and how to give him the ultimate compliment.

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 Erdem Moralioglu Celebrates the Reopening of Saks Houston at a Private Dinner Hosted by Lynn Wyatt and Isabel David Benefitting the Houston Grand Opera

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Saks Chief Merchant Tracy Margolies, Designer Erdem Moralioglu, Town and Country Editor Sarah Bray

SAKSPOV: So what do you find most interesting about Houston?

Erdem Moralioglu: It’s my first time in Houston, and I’ve had a wonderful time. I loved the Menil Collection, which is just such a wonderful collection of art, especially the Cy Twombly wing. The Rothko Chapel was also amazing. But my favorite thing about Houston is the people. I’ve met some amazing, wonderful women on this trip.

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Tables Set at 51Fifteen, the Beloved Restaurant at Saks Houston

SAKS: Tell us about your design footprint in America and the client you design for.

Erdem: Well, I think what’s so wonderful about working with Saks is how diverse the Saks customer is. The woman I design for is interested in having pieces she can absorb into her life and can wear and keep forever. I think what’s so interesting about the reopening event in Houston is seeing so many women wearing things that were from a few years ago along with the new collection. To me, that’s the biggest compliment, seeing someone wearing my clothes from past seasons that they still love.

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Cocktails and Dinner Created by Chef Stefon Rishel

SAKS: So in one word, what makes a woman beautiful?

Erdem: Effortlessness. Real beauty is when you see someone who’s completely and utterly themselves. Being you is probably the most beautiful thing you can be.

SAKS: So what’s next on your agenda?

Erdem: After Houston, my next destination is New York for the Met Ball, I’m really excited. It’s like my American Tour!

Add a unique keepsake to your wardrobe with a look from Erdem, available at Saks.

 


Rocky Barnes Heats Up POLO Ralph Lauren

The Ultimate Cali Girl Stars in POLO's Latest Campaign

With her sun-kissed glow and tousled waves, model Rocky Barnes is every bit the definition of boho beach babe. Born and bred in Southern California, she brings her gypset style and laid-back attitude to the newest POLO Ralph Lauren campaign, looking right at home in this season’s free-spirited mix of Southwest influences and all-American classics. We caught up with her between shoots for the scoop on where to wear the spring POLO collection, finding the world’s best beaches, and a surprising secret dream career.

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Model Rocky Barnes Brings Her Sultry Boho Style to POLO’s Spring Collection

POLO: Blazer | Vest | Shorts Read More..

With her sun-kissed glow and tousled waves, model Rocky Barnes is every bit the definition of boho beach babe. Born and bred in Southern California, she brings her gypset style and laid-back attitude to the newest POLO Ralph Lauren campaign, looking right at home in this season’s free-spirited mix of Southwest influences and all-American classics. We caught up with her between shoots for the scoop on where to wear the spring POLO collection, finding the world’s best beaches, and a surprising secret dream career.

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Model Rocky Barnes Brings Her Sultry Boho Style to POLO’s Spring Collection

POLO: Blazer | Vest | Shorts

SaksPOV: We’re all big fans of your Instagram account. What are your key rules for posting? Any must have editing tools?

Rocky Barnes: My main rule for Instagram is to always post something interesting or beautiful. I love being inspired by what other people find beauty in, whether it’s a detail of an outfit, found objects or street art. One of my favorite editing tools right now is Mextures. It has great filters for landscape photos!

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The Only Accessory Needed For POLO’s Lace Dress? A Carefree Attitude and a Summer Glow

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POV: Speaking of Instagram, from the photos we see there and on your blog, you’re obviously the ultimate beach girl. Can you let us in on what your top three beach destinations are and what you love about them?

Rocky: I recently traveled to Portugal and fell in love with the coastline outside Lagos! I also love the beaches of Tulum, trying the amazing food and taking dips in the perfect blue water. And I have a soft spot for California beaches, like Windansea in La Jolla and El Matador in Malibu.

POV: Where are some of the places you’ll be wearing your POLO this season?

Rocky:  POLO definitely has the perfect dresses for summer adventures and I’ll want to pack them on all my trips to the Hamptons. They’ll come with me if I head to Big Sur this summer, too.

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Be a Free Spirit In Bell Sleeves and Crochet

POLO: Cardigan | Dress

POV: We know you loved all of your POLO looks in this campaign, but was there one special piece that was your absolute favorite?

Rocky: I absolutely loved the Navajo inspired cardigan! It adds a personal touch to any outfit.

POV: Okay, last question: If modeling didn’t happen, what do you think you’d be doing instead?

Rocky: If I wasn’t modeling I’d be a botanist so I could pursue my love for plants and flowers!

 

Immerse yourself in the romance of POLO Ralph Lauren at Saks.com.


The Thank You Celebration is Here

Enjoy the Best of the Season at 30% Off.

It’s our way of saying thank you: Until April 25, enjoy our Thank You Celebration, where you’ll find an amazing selection of clothing, accessories and shoes up to 30% off, and 20% off jewelry. On the site or at your favorite Saks location, scoop up that chic little dress or statement shoe you’ve been eyeing. There’s no better time than now to inject some fresh spring style into your wardrobe.

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Run – Don’t Walk – to Our Thank You Sale Before It’s Over  

For full details on the sale, head to Saks.com.

Every chic spring starts at Saks.com.

 

It’s our way of saying thank you: Until April 25, enjoy our Thank You Celebration, where you’ll find an amazing selection of clothing, accessories and shoes up to 30% off, and 20% off jewelry. On the site or at your favorite Saks location, scoop up that chic little dress or statement shoe you’ve been eyeing. There’s no better time than now to inject some fresh spring style into your wardrobe.

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Run – Don’t Walk – to Our Thank You Sale Before It’s Over  

For full details on the sale, head to Saks.com.

Every chic spring starts at Saks.com.