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Stephanie Green is a contributing writer for Women's Wear Daily in Washington and an arts and style contributing blogger at The Huffington Post since 2009.
She is a former reporter for Bloomberg News in the Washington bureau, and was also a reporter and columnist at The Washington Post, and The Washington Times.
Green has freelanced for Vogue, The Weekly Standard, Capitol File, and many other print and online publications.
Her photographic work has also appeared in some of these publications.
Before turning to journalism, Green worked in politics, most notably on the presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry in 2004.
She is a graduate of Purdue University and did graduate work in journalism at Georgetown.
Her primary areas of interest are style, the arts, film, and politics, and the personalities in those fields.
She is currently working on a novel and teleplay.

Entries by Stephanie Green

Why Political Types Still Love Oscar

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 10:16 AM

Vogue contributing editor Andre Leon Talley was in Washington last night to promote his new book about Oscar de la Renta, a fitting place as the late designer was a first lady favorite, and counted Henry Kissinger among his eclectic circle of friends.

A protégé and confidante of de la...

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Salome: From Femme Fatale to Political Heroine

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 7:29 PM


In hindsight, there were actually some advantages in growing up in the Bible Belt.
One of them was Sunday School where I gained an appreciation of the Good Book's most notorious women: Bathsheba, Jezebel, and perhaps the precursor of all femme...

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Yoga 101 for Campaign 2016

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2015 | 5:46 PM

If alpha male Vladimir Putin can deign to give yoga a try, then so can anybody, including some of our more bombastic presidential candidates.


"It (yoga) cannot fail to attract," Putin explained to Prime Minister Modi of India, when the two leaders met...

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Gwyneth Paltrow Critics Using Class Warfare

(1) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 6:45 PM

I must admit I have a girl crush on Gwyneth Paltrow. I could be president of her fan club.

My heart has been consciously spoken for since I saw her in Emma, a cinematic version of the Jane Austen classic in which Paltrow perfectly embodies a 19th century stuck up...

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Summer Fashion Flicks Provide New Insights

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 5:55 PM

In "Saint Laurent," the latest French bio film about the famed designer, an aged Yves is recounting one of his dreams. He meets "Mademoiselle Chanel" for dinner at the Ritz, and afterward the two ramble down the Rue Cambon. Their eyes land simultaneously on the shop windows and then the...

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Whistler's Fighting Spirit Is Art Installation

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 7:18 PM

I've always had a soft spot in my heart for James McNeill Whistler. I first encountered "The White Girl," a stunning mélange of innocence and sensuality, at the National Gallery of Art here in Washington a few years ago, and was instantly mesmerized.


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Plant and Krauss Unite to Honor Lead Belly

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 1:36 PM

George Harrison was quick to remind fans that without blues pioneer Lead Belly "there would be no Beatles."

Born on a Louisiana plantation in 1889, Huddie William Ledbetter, the man who would become the folk icon Lead Belly, is still inspiring and enchanting artists, although he died penniless and without...

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Colette Makes a Comeback

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 2:49 PM

A trip to the theatre last week made me realize how much I appreciate French women, French women writers, in particular.

The Kennedy Center debuted a new production of "Gigi" starring the ever-nubile Vanessa Hudgens in the title role of a "jeune fille" in Paris learning the art of love...

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Jimmy Page and Jeff Koons Rock n' Roll

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 6:31 PM

What is the next dream project for Jeff Koons? Designing an album cover for Jimmy Page.

The visual artist and the guitar hero were at the 92nd Street Y in New York on November 3 for a discussion, moderated by Koons, about Page's career.

"Within my life, I learned how...

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Doing the Duchess Justice in Madonna's W.E.

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 3:45 PM

I'm so happy to see the "new" Wallis Simpson.

Like Anne Boleyn, another historical punching bag, Wallis Simpson has been demonized by generations of bitter historians and frumpy old bags.

Sure, it's easy to hate someone who famously said "a woman can never be too rich or too thin," but...

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Voila! Holiday Gifts for the Francophile On Your List

(2) Comments | Posted December 2, 2011 | 12:05 PM

The Francophile, or those with haute inclinations, can make holiday shopping très tricky for Santa.

I've made a list and checked it twice of things to give your Francophile that will pass the taste test. Thinking outside of the wine bottle, Degas wall calendar and coffee table photo...

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Why I Wear Fur Without Fear

(67) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 12:00 PM

As the crisp autumn breezes whip into wintry winds, I get that same old feeling about being able to wear my vintage furs again.

Perhaps nothing else in my wardrobe has the power to make me feel as regal and glamorous, or as anxiety-ridden.

Living and working in Washington, where...

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George Bush's Fashion Advice to Laura? Wear Black!

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 11:45 AM

"That's what you're wearing?", President Bush asked his wife, Laura, as she was getting dolled up for their first state dinner in honor of Vicente Fox in 2001.

"It's Mexico -- I'm going to wear something bright, " she replied.

"Well, I think you should wear a black one (...

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A Baby? New Play Explores Politics of Child Bearing

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 6:12 PM

It's a subject that has far reaching consequences, especially for the X and Y generations, but the complexity and proximity of the inevitable question a couple asks "when are we going to have a baby?" provided the framework for Duncan Macmillan's new play Lungs, making its world debut this month...

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Best Lipstick Colors for Fall

(2) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 12:29 PM

Growing up in the South, I learned early in life that a lady never leaves the house without being properly "dressed," that is, with the daily requisites: a tasteful piece of jewelry, perfume, and, my personal favorite, lipstick.

In fact, my love affair with lipstick started when I was a...

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Glee Star Champions Chimps

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2011 | 5:02 PM

"Lobbying is hard. My feet hurt", bemoaned television actress Charlotte Ross who wore skyscraper platform heels to pound the Capitol Hill pavement on behalf of chimpanzees this week.
The Glee star is joining forces with The Humane Society of the United States to promote the Great Ape Protection and...

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Ladies, First: Fall's Refreshing Antidotes for the Cleavage Explosion

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2011 | 4:12 PM

When I think about what is lacking in the average woman's wardrobe these days, three major themes seem to recur: mystery, minimalism, and, perhaps the most important of the three M's, modesty.

Here in Washington, DC where women outnumber men by double digits, there seems to be a frantic, desperate...

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Play Adaptation of C. S. Lewis Classic on National Tour

(8) Comments | Posted August 26, 2011 | 7:27 PM

The Irish are fond of saying, "Better the devil you know than the devil you don't."

Perhaps author C. S. Lewis had this in mind when he penned his epistolary classic, "The Screwtape Letters," a series of philosophical missives written by a darkly charismatic elder demon, Screwtape, advising his...

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Go the F*** to Sleep Author's Bedtime Stories

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 5:28 PM

Adam Mansbach is the author of the New York Times bestselling Go the F*** to Sleep, a tongue-in-cheek adult children's book lamenting the late night vigils of nanny-less moms and dads.

He says that he still "struggles" with getting his toddler daughter to shut up, but did pass along a...

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Summer Read on Cleopatra Reveals Style and Seduction Secrets

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2011 | 5:13 PM

According to Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff, the legendary Queen of the Nile spent most of her reign bullied by cantankerous old men and has enjoyed an entombed afterlife as a misunderstood icon of female sexuality and power.

Schiff paints a decadent portrait of Cleopatra, her men, her style,...

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