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12/30/2011

Q & A with Nick Von K

It’s rarely heard that a young guy takes up an age-old, dying artisan craft, let alone with passion. But modern journeyman Nick Klarwill launched his unisex Nick Von K line in September 2010 and has experienced the steady arc of success in just a couple years in the market, which includes collaborating with Nicole Miller. […]

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12/22/2011

TONGUE TIED: Designer Pronunciation Key

Parlez-vous fashion? If you’ve been avoiding an haute couture [oat ko-tour] purchase because you fear a fashion mis-statement, then follow along for a phonetic tutorial.  No need to memorize the lot…you’ll always be able to find this list stored in our post archives, just to the right of this blog, as a long-term reference guide. […]

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12/16/2011

AN UNMENTIONABLE DILEMMA: Does Your Bra Fit?

Is there something you want to get off your chest? Then come sit by me on the couch, ‘cause we’re gonna have an Oprah moment. Tell me, does your bosom have intimacy issues with your bra? If you chalk up an ill-fitting brassiere to body changes or dread strapping into the torture chamber – thinking […]

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12/12/2011

CHRISTIAN DIOR’s Artist-in-Residence: BIL DONOVAN

Bil Donovan :: Self Portrait Fashion illustrator, author and educator BIL DONOVAN has lengthened his long and illustrious résumé with the distinct honor of being the first and only artist-in-residence for the iconic house of Dior. He also serves as brand ambassador for Christian Dior Beauty. Which is where I come into the sketch: After […]

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12/5/2011

EASY on the EYES: XTREME LASHES

                          So, I’m what you’d call enthusiastically curious. But it is my birthright as a New Yorker to be somewhat skeptical.  Which was the case when Rich Schineller connected me with Shoko of Shoko Skincare in Towles Court for a full set of […]

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