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A Night Out: Jazz And Fried Chicken At MONO+MONO

Gastronomista | Posted 11.28.2012 | Taste
Gastronomista

Head over to MONO+MONO, order a soju martini, request a song from the band and enjoy the analog.

20 Delightful & Old-Fashioned Valentine's Day Ideas

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Valentine's Day is just around the corner - and many of us are cringing. If the present provides so little inspiration when it comes to expressing adoration for your paramour, why not look to the past?

PHOTOS: Celebrating 'Forgotten Hollywood' At Soho House West Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Everything old was new again at last night's "Forgotten Hollywood" party in Soho House West Hollywood. The Soho House, Huffington Post's Style and Los...

10 Glamorous, Old-World New Year's Entertaining Tips

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

While it's unlikely that modern hosts would appreciate a gun-wielding guest at their upcoming New Year's festivities, there are still plenty of sublime, old-fashioned, glamorous amusements that we can import from bygone eras to help us ring in 2011.

Christmas Gifts 2010:

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The holiday season is a upon us and that means snow, eggnog and time off for reading. But what books are the best to give? We wanted to know, so we ...

15 Delightful, Amusing, And Whimsical Old-Fashioned Holiday Gifts

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Typewriters and flyswatters for Grandpa or Dad, Victorian flip rings and tea sets for Granny and Mom, wax fangs and lips for Junior and Junior Miss -- there is something here to amuse everyone.

PHOTOS: Meet America's Once-Great, Now-Obscure Designers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

*Scroll down for photos* Last night, guests from New York City, Los Angeles, and London braved a torrential downpour to attend a "Forgotten Fashion" ...

I Wore a 40 lb Tunic Made Entirely of Jewelry

Lisa Salzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Salzer

While the dress only stayed on for a few hours due to the workout it gave me, it was a great forray into surrealism, and perhaps a potential future "jewelry-apparel" endeavor was born.

PHOTOS: What A 1940s Modern Art Party Looks Like

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

*Scroll down for photos* Last night at a private townhouse in Greenwich Village, cultural events organization The Society hosted a party celebratin...

PHOTOS: 30 Things That Need To Stage A Comeback

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

In 2007, I launched on this site ...

PHOTOS: The World's Most Famous Fashion Editor

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Vreeland's very appearance reflected her mantra that beauty could sometimes be strange and even alarming.

PHOTOS: Secondhand Tablecloth-Wearer & Style Icon Ali MacGraw

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

MacGrawn originally began her career in fashion, working at one point as an assistant to legendary editor Diana Vreeland. Perhaps this influenced her wonderfully innovative approach to dressing.

PHOTOS: The Most Famous Costume Designer Of All Time

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 04.23.2013 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Ms. Head's snippets of advice and witticisms were as closely heeded as those attributed to Coco Chanel, and they remain relevant today: "You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it."

WATCH: 'Mad Men' Designer Janie Bryant Reveals Her Favorite Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

We caught up with "Mad Men"'s costume designer Janie Bryant at a launch party for her book The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Co...

PHOTOS: Eccentric Style Icon And Designer Muse The Marchesa Casati

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Unlike our other style icons, Casati had her true heyday before World War I -- yet her occult-ish look continues to inspire history-minded fashion insiders generations later.

PHOTOS: Meet This Heiress, Muse And True Style Icon

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Today we pay our respects to the great Nancy Cunard, a heiress, activist, and provocateur who shunned a spoiled existence to wage war on the racist attitudes of her generation.

PHOTOS: Suzy Parker, The World's First Supermodel

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Contemporary audiences will immediately notice how comparatively mature Parker appears compared to today's supermodels. Aesthetics were very different in Parker's day: women strived to look sophisticated, rather than half their age.

PHOTOS: Screen Siren And True Style Icon Marlene Dietrich

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Marlene Dietrich is one of my personal heroines. The epitome of Old Hollywood glamour, Dietrich also exuded sex appeal - and yet never veered into crassness. Mystery and subtext were Dietrich's forms of currency; today's bare-all stars could take a lesson or two from her.

PHOTOS: Meet Elsa Schiaparelli, Coco Chanel's Fiercest Rival

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

This lavishly creative designer was once as revered and famous as Coco Chanel, who referred to her rival as "that Italian artist who makes clothes." Schiaparelli collaborated on pieces and collections with artists Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau, and Alberto Giacometti.

PHOTOS: Lilly Daché, Iconic Hat Maker To The Stars

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Over the next two weeks, you will become reacquainted with some of the twentieth century's seminal tastemakers, designers, and muses -- many of whom are now unjustly fading from public memory.

PHOTOS: Josephine Baker, A True Style Icon

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

*Scroll down for the full slideshow* In 2007, we launched on this site ...

Let's Bring Back: The MAD MEN Edition (PHOTOS, POLL)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

The Mad Men world makes a fetish of ornamentation and deifies mysterious artifice; our culture prizes an apathetic informality and rewards the tackiest forms of extroversion.

Let's Bring Back: 10 Comeback-Worthy Looks From The Met's 'American Woman' Exhibit (PHOTOS)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Today New York City's Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute will open its new exhibit, "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity." Gazing at the glamorous finery of eras past, as usual I found myself wishing back certain flourishes and trappings, from hand-held fans to white gloves to turbans.

Let's Bring Back: Culinary Delectables Edition (PHOTOS)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lesley M. M. Blume

It's funny how much New York City's culinary scene has changed in recent years. Carrie Bradshaw and her cohorts embodied neon-y bottle culture; they even brunched in a sea of uber-modern white spaces. Yet these days, old-things-new is the chicest aesthetic going.

State Dinner Menus of Eras Past: Aspic, Hot Dogs, and Boiled Mutton

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lesley M. M. Blume

The Kennedys tout the virtues of aspic, the Franklin Roosevelts scandalized the polite world with an entrée, and George Washington gave new meaning to the phrase "no frills."