I know that if my "before" and "after" photos were placed on social media without the back story, the judgement would be something like "she really let herself go." Gaining weight in our culture, especially for women is synonymous with being lazy, unmotivated, unsuccessful, and unlovable. Yet in my case, nothing could be farther from the truth.
This past year has been eventful in New York City retail, from market newcomers to high-tech stores to welcome announcements of what's to come. And of course, my last column of 2014 is the perfect time to discuss my favorite new stores of the year. Let me know what you think!
In finding my own personal style and aesthetic, I have picked up a couple tips and borrowed looks from a few ladies along the way. In coming into my own, I have learned through imitation (both subtle and not).
She's notoriously shy, yet always the center of attention, especially during Fashion Week -- after all, the models might be pretty and the designers talented, but whatever the fashion world's reigning Queen Anna says, goes.
I was able to catch up with the alluring 27-year-old fashionista to see what it's like to be such a young designer and to work with a variety of Hollywood "It" girls.
Wake up with a fresh juice at Superfood Bar. I alternate between coconut water, green juice, and the tropical smoothie -- and walk around Audubon Park to see birds, wildlife, and Uptown mommies parading in their Lululemon finest.
It's tempting to remind parents of girls to watch their running commentary on women's clothes or hair or weight or beauty. But so many moms and dads are already out there fighting the good fight for their daughters' self-esteem.
Anyone in search of the next Kate Moss should perhaps look no further than her half-sister, Lottie.
Being part of a community that lifts up the message "God made me, and he doesn't make anything bad" appears to help moderate the impact of the "body loathing" promoted by popular culture, said sociologist Andrea Henderson of the University of South Carolina, lead researcher in the study.
So, this is our dilemma: How can you have an uber personal website without revealing the persons for whom it's so uber personal for?
Iconic, sensuous, delicate, punk -- Pink is a chameleon. It can be pretty and refined or rebellious and tough, all based on its environment and beholder.
With beach weather probably over, it's time to think about our fall vacations and business trips - and for me, that always means Europe! Get ready to ...
Now, as a man who edits the country's most widely-read women's fashion magazine, I am particularly interested in seeing what women designers have in store for women each season. After all, they undoubtedly bring a first-person perspective to the equation.
Alexander Wang's new "Le Dix" bags for Balenciaga are gorgeous and sensible. Yet a few style dinosaurs like me will be found wandering tearfully along the fashion boulevards come Fall.
Galliano describes "hearing the rustle of the taffeta" and "being able to smell the perfume on the girl." The glee that once was Galliano's shines through still, alive and well. Galliano brings fairy tales to life, although he's been very close to losing his own.
You've clocked two months of solid work since Christmas break and it's time for another escape.