Born in Munich, Germany in 1965, TISSA FONTANEDA spent most of her life abroad. After graduating from the University of Turin, Italy, with a Ph.D. in Literature and Philosophy, she moved to Paris to pursue her dream of working in fashion. It was at Daniel Swarovski that Fontaneda began her career as a design assistant to Rosemarie Le Gallais and Hervé Leger. Fontaneda then joined the Spanish luxury brand LOEWE to develop the Thierry Mugler handbag collection. When LOEWE was acquired by the LVMH group, Fontaneda was invited by President Yves Carcelle to be Head of Product for LOEWE accessories under Narciso Rodriguez. In addition to LOEWE, she also worked with several other brands including Cartier, Dunhill, Connolly, and Louis Vuitton. Driven by a strong desire to merge her creative vision with her expertise in the world of luxury accessories, Fontaneda launched her eponymous label in 2010. Characterized by impeccable quality, artisan craftsmanship, and attention to detail, the Tissa Fontaneda collection consists of exquisitely designed handbags, necklaces, belts, and cuffs recognizable for their standard of excellence, not their logos. Classic and timeless, a Tissa Fontaneda handbag or accessory is one you will fall in love with over and over again.
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À LA FRANÇAISE
As France’s most prominent host and the artistic director of Dior Home and Baby Dior, Cordelia de Castellane is a leading ambassador of the Gallic lifestyle. Simply put, she is to French entertaining what Inès de la Fressange is to French style. Drawing from her illustrious career, family life, and lively social circle, she invites readers into her welcoming world of stylish hospitality in her book LIFE IN A FRENCH COUNTRY HOUSE: ENTERTAINING FOR ALL SEASONS. Organized according to the seasons of the year, the chapters uncover de Castellane’s tips and inspirations for living and entertaining à la française. With individual sections dedicated to seasonal tableware, recipes and menus, interior design, flower arranging, and more, readers will delight in learning how to recreate chic French style for special events and everyday occasions alike—from a fall picnic to an elegant Christmas. For more information, visit rizzoliusa.com.
MAISON ATIA, the luxury outerwear brand rooted in crafted faux fur founded by Chloe Mendel, daughter of designer Gilles Mendel, and Gustave Maisonrouge, unveils its autumn/winter 2022 collection. “When designing the collection, I imagined the supermodels of the early 1990s—Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington—on a fabulous ski weekend together,” says Mendel. “I wanted to pay homage to the high fashion of that decade with bold shoulders and houndstooth jacquard fabrics weaving throughout the collection.” Combining a modern aesthetic and sensibility with five generations of fur heritage craftsmanship, Maison Atia is reinventing and elevating the faux fur market by offering a conscientious alternative to fur coats and accessories. Since its inception, the company has been environmentally responsible using sustainable fabrics like Koba, which is made from plants and recycled water bottles. This year the company will celebrate its fifth anniversary—cheers to many more beautiful years. For more information, visit maisonatia.com.