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Eddie Parsons is a New York City based fashion, art, and travel enthusiast; an aspirational renaissance man and dog lover.

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Sun Set Chat With Artist: Jhonatan Braganca

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2015 | 8:02 PM

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When I first met Jhonatan, he gave out the immediate soft voice, reserved strength and arrogance you get when talking to most artists but they always have a sweet side. It's like there is a formula for elegantly strange individuals who...

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An Interview With Designer Alyson Eastman

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 12:41 PM

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Designer: Alyson Eastman

I met Aly several years ago when she first arrived in New York City working in a luxury women's shop doing retail sales. Something that all New Yorkers ask each other is "why are you here?" She...

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Mugged in Front of Gandhi

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 7:44 PM

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illustration by Mark Chamberlain

Mugged in Front of Gandhi


It was summer in Washington, D.C. and as anyone who has spent time in D.C. knows, the city holds the humidity so that the night's street lights are wrapped in a...

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New Gay Orleans

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 3:37 PM

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The week after New Year's I traveled to New Orleans for the first time in years. I have to admit Solange's wedding photos probably sparked the urge to check out what has been cooking down there. The Big Easy always seems its...

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The Moment My Dog Died: An Unexpected Fashion Story

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 1:32 PM

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If a picture is worth a thousand words and a blog post is 750-1500 words; then I could write a novel to rival Marley and Me about the image above or dare I even say more pages than a September Vogue. It was...

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Where to Pause... Pensacola

(1) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 11:01 AM

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There is so much discussion about digital detox, social media diets and where to go to unplug; the funny part is that with the hectic programming my brain has been trained to over the years I find myself trying to hurry up and...

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Addiction and Death: Who Wants to Talk About It?

(3) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 11:38 AM

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The topics of religion and politics are off limits when at a dinner party according to social advisors, but they are often discussed whether or not they start a war, end a friendship or make you skip dessert. However, there are other topics...

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Why Should You Know About C. P. Cavafy?

(2) Comments | Posted November 23, 2014 | 9:25 AM

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Why Should You Know About C. P. Cavafy?

I have a tattoo stretched across my collarbone that reads "So Much I Gazed Upon Beauty - My Vision Is Alive With It." Now, this may seem a bit extreme in support of...

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The Funeral Dress

(11) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 11:08 AM

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There is a somber topic that sales people know too well. When a client comes in distraught and frustrated because they have to make a purchase that has no buyer's joy and often very little thought... the need to buy an outfit for...

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Why I Still Wear My High School Class Ring

(2) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 2:50 PM

I have been wearing my high school class ring for the past 2 years, now and then, what surprises me are people's reactions. On the East Coast, where I went to high school, mostly people shrug and look a bit confused with a touch of laughter in their voice as...

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Correspondent's Weekend DC: The East Coast's Answer to the Oscars?

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2014 | 8:49 PM

Washington DC's biggest fashion draw other than an inauguration just happened, and the fashion crowd jumped on it. It has been hashtagged "nerd prom" and gained momentum for branding of what was once a media gathering into a celebrity and fashion focus. The Acela from New York to DC was...

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What I Did to Initiate Change in My Office

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 3:26 PM

New York City's never-ending winter has been a mental and physical punishment to everyone at my office. Eleventh Avenue has the best wind tunnel blast Manhattan has to offer, so if you were safe underground on the subway or jumping out of a taxi to pop into work and thought...

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All the Reasons People Told Me NOT to Get a Dog But I Did Anyways...

(5) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 10:01 AM

When my dog of 15 years passed away in February 2013, it seemed as if the sun had decided to never rise and that I might not be a dog owner for a long time, if ever again. Living in Manhattan has challenges to a dog owner and the easy...

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Basel Frazzle

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 7:12 PM

What was that?

Going to Miami Art Basel this year was like taking part in a high school art club mixer but what was missing was the honest enthusiasm and excitement of youth. The real buyers and scene leaders were in and out the week before and what followed...

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Now Hiring?!

(23) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 6:21 PM

Now Hiring?!

Window shopping through the Meatpacking District of Manhattan there is one trend that every designer has opted for this season: "Now Hiring" signage. This is interesting to me because it seems as if the art of being a retailer is dying. Working in a retail store has become...

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Don't Do the Scooby Doo!

(1) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 10:20 AM

So what exactly is the Scooby Doo? Many years ago, I was working with a woman who always wore heels and preferably open toe styles. This was because she refused to believe that she was a size 11 and only wore shoes that were size nine. Suffering from such a...

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How to Make a French Fashion Music Video

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 9:30 AM

Back in December, I was in a meeting about how to participate in Paris Fashion Week. Sometimes there is a disconnect between the brain to the mouth and I blurted out "I have a crazy idea, let's make a music video!" This all seemed like a perfectly normal idea at...

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Who Needs Fashion When You Really Need Sleep?

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 1:02 PM

Who needs fashion when you really need sleep?

It is the end of Paris Fashion Week and I am fashion weak. Most everyone knows about the fashion shows and some pictures of after parties but what is not being openly discussed is that the fashion calendar is exhausting. The fashion...

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How Did I Become a Fashion Brute?

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 3:29 PM

Working in Paris, there has been a comment regarding my method of styling repeated to me by several people: brute. This is especially ironic for someone who grew up being called a sissy or subjected to several sports failures in an effort to toughen me up.

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What Can the French Retail Snobs Learn From the Rest of the World?

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 2:56 PM

What can the French retail snobs learn from the rest of the world?

I have been working in Paris off and on for the past several years, and I am now fortunate enough to have a more extended stay. Being in Paris at a time other than Fashion Week puts...

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