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Claudia Cividino
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Style in a Decession

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2009 | 11:48 AM

Something interesting is happening to women's style in this decession... somehow women are more interesting to look at today that they were say, 18 months ago... I feel as if I'm suddenly seeing women who look like themselves in terms of the way they are putting themselves together. To be...

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How Jason Wu Succeeds Without Selling Out

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2009 | 11:29 AM

The fashion shows in New York City have decamped, the tents have been lowered once again, and the eyes of the industry move to Europe.

What did we see here, what was said by our U.S. designers, and what was accomplished? Of the shows I attended, the heart-stopping best ticket...

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The Relevance of Fashion

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2008 | 12:28 PM

The great designers almost always ask, how do we make -- or what makes -- fashion relevant? It's a weighty question for an industry that can be perceived as fluffy.

For one, clothes, in order to be relevant, need to be aligned with our values as they shift. I...

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Why Flats Offend Me

(11) Comments | Posted July 28, 2008 | 6:45 AM

Ok ladies, help me out here: why is it that anywhere I look, in any city I find myself, I see them everywhere on women's feet? I'm talking about the baby doll flat. Are they cute? Do you want a pair in a bright color or a metallic color to...

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I'm Female and I Didn't Vote Hillary: How Hillary Clinton Failed to Represent Women

(188) Comments | Posted June 18, 2008 | 5:33 PM

At the start of the Democratic primary I was a Hillary Clinton supporter. I was excited that we had an opportunity to have a woman in the top office and I felt as though she had the necessary tools to tackle issues of the economy, the war, education and health...

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Make Me Happy

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2008 | 1:31 PM

In this moment of doom and gloom with articles about whether the US slipping into a recession appearing in every paper / magazine / blog, and visible signs of a slowdown are everywhere around us, little by little I am realizing that this constant hammering of hard luck stories --...

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8 Style Musts If You're Front Row At NYC Fashion Week (Or Would Like To Be)

(4) Comments | Posted January 29, 2008 | 9:21 AM

1. Well, let's see, no sooner had I written a piece entitled "The Death of the Designer Handbag," than I see the Wall Street Journal has written almost exactly the same article in last weekend's paper. I predicted it, the WSJ blessed it, so, I think it's fair to...

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2007: The Death Of The Designer Handbag

(12) Comments | Posted December 31, 2007 | 11:45 PM

2007 was another great year in fashion - it certainly had it's share of Landmarks, Spectacle and Tragedy.

Landmarks: 2007 marked big birthdays for venerable fashion houses and businesses alike; 100 years for Neiman Marcus and Henri Bendel, 60 years for Christian Dior, 45 years for Valentino, 40 years for...

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5 Things To Pack (And One To Leave Behind) For Your Holiday Travels

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2007 | 6:04 AM

To Pack:

1. A Sense of Humor. Let's face it, you're traveling during the busiest time of the year. There WILL be lines; there WILL be crowds, no matter what mode or class of travel you're taking, it won't feel glamorous. Wear your smile, and laugh, or make someone...

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How To Survive L.A. Style As A New Yorker (And Vice Versa)

(14) Comments | Posted December 4, 2007 | 6:08 AM

It never fails. The plane touches down in LAX, I walk out of the airport into the blazing sun, and I realize, shit, I've done it again: I'm dressed in black head to toe.

In New York, black is my uniform, while only those in mourning wear head to...

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The Disconnecting Limited

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2007 | 7:00 AM

I had spent all week in the drivers' seat, going full-speed ahead. Now it was Friday evening and I was boarding a train that would take me out of New York City. Because I was going to be a back seat rider for the next couple of hours, I could...

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Wear What You Are

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2007 | 7:00 AM

Being asked to define the elements of personal style is a lot like being asked to define the elements of a great meal: the mix of flavors, colors on a plate, and the sequence of courses. A great meal is certainly more an experience than an object, and so it...

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How I Escaped The Luxury Brand Tsunami

(10) Comments | Posted October 17, 2007 | 8:00 AM

I had a fantastic job. For eight years I worked as a vice president for one of the top French fashion brands. During these years, as I rolled out stores across the country, built teams, bought product for them and gathered clients, I saw and participated first-hand in the luxury...

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