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10 Easy, Last-Minute, Cool Gifts to Buy Online

(1) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 4:36 PM

With the holidays upon us, many (including myself) are scrambling to find last-minute gifts. For me, avoiding the stores, post office and intricate gift-wrapping sessions is key to maintaining sanity. Luckily, this year I've found that it's the little things that people really don't like to buy for themselves --...

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Valentino Discusses Muses and Memories in London

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 4:22 PM

"I think it was me and Yves Saint Laurent, the two youngest designers to have a house -- that was the beginning," Valentino, who was speaking to an intimate crowd last week in London, recalled.

The legendary Italian designer was visiting the United Kingdom for the opening of "Valentino: Master...

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Valentino Discusses Muses and Memories in London

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 4:22 PM

"I think it was me and Yves Saint Laurent, the two youngest designers to have a house -- that was the beginning," Valentino, who was speaking to an intimate crowd last week in London, recalled.

The legendary Italian designer was visiting the United Kingdom for the opening of "Valentino: Master...

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Tanlines Dishes on 'Not the Same' and Keeping It Real

(5) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 1:17 PM

When the indie-electronic band Tanlines landed on the scene in March 2012, their arrival was one of great commotion. Vogue.com named them Band of the Week, referring to their work as "a perfect balance between the forlorn and the blissful," and Rolling Stone enthusiastically called their...

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Paris Fashion Week's Indie It Boy: Benn Northover

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 1:02 PM

Last week in the legendary taxidermy salon Deyrolle, Benn Northover gazed through a pair of glass vitrine doors at an extensive collection of small stuffed birds. He was one of many who had come to toast Cindy Sherman's opening in Paris. Alone in the corner with his hands in his...

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All the Beautiful People at the 9th Annual Style Awards

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 8:20 PM

The Veuve Clicquot flowed freely on Wednesday night at the Style Awards at Lincoln Center, where many of New York's most fashionable people were gathered to celebrate the past year's style successes. Through the evening's hobnobbing and cork popping, the glitterati of the fashion industry happily cheered model Joan Smalls...

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Rebuttal: Montauk's Hipster Fatigue

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 7:03 PM

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Montauk's Surf Lodge, photographed by Kirsten Chilstrom

The New York Times declared it: "Montauk Feels the Effects of Too Many Hipsters." It was a bold statement, in Jim Rutenberg's Style Section article, titled "Montauk's Hipster Fatigue," which went live on August 3....

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RCA Presents Fresh Talent for London's Menswear Shows

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 11:26 AM

The future of men's fashion in London is looking extra bright with the debut of the menswear collections last week. Dinners hosted by members of the royal family and private events with Tom Ford (among other elite menswear designers) inaugurated the event in high style.

A few weeks ago, on...

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Celebrity Photographer Uli Weber's Portraits Come to New York

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 12:16 PM

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Until April 14, the Ten 43 gallery in Manhattan is featuring the work of acclaimed European photographer Uli Weber. His work for the exhibit, which concentrates on his signature creative portraiture, was celebrated last week at an opening party where Weber and Vogue Photo...

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My Swiss Spa Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Fondue, mountains, chocolate and expensive watches: these are the things that come to the forefront of people's minds when asked about Switzerland. If you're finance savvy, you think of the ever-strengthening Swiss franc and when will it drop.

For members of La Réserve, a Swiss spa and health...

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A Visit to Holmes & Yang (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 5:22 PM

Jeanne Yang, stylist to the stars and co-owner of Holmes & Yang, believes in three things: pairing denim with diamonds whenever possible, keeping her purse off the floor, and having her fashion line manufactured in New York City. While the former rituals are more personal matters-of-the-heart, the latter is strictly...

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The Need to Obsess

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 7:12 PM

Fashion people today are obsessed with the word "obsession." I get it -- it's over-the-top, extravagant hyperbolic to a tee. According the dictionary tool in my Microsoft Word, the word means "uncontrollable persistence of idea." Its synonym, infatuation, is a slightly less-exhausted word, and therefore, I'll use it in this...

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Chanel: A Lion in Tweed

(3) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 10:31 AM

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Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's headstone in Lausanne, Switzerland


While on a Chanel high (see my previous Pin Code piece), it is only fair to pay equal respect to the woman and legend behind the brand that has single-handedly made quilted bags...

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Pin Code: The Eighties, East Village and Coco Chanel

(5) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 12:56 PM

Receiving gifts (especially this time of year) is on my list of favorite things in life. For me, the best ones add value to the most important aspects of my life -- those being my work and wardrobe. This year, while visiting the Chelsea apartment of my former boss and...

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New Year's Resolutions

(5) Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 10:03 AM

In 2012, I'm really determined to do a few things, call them resolutions if you will. Before setting out on what is usually considered to be a tragic path-to-failure, I've penned guidelines, in hopes that it will help me to make realistic goals.

1 - the words "gym," "workout"...

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