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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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11/29/2011

DAPHNE GUINNESS: Vive la différence

Photograph by René Habermacher Love or hate the fearless style of Daphne Guinness [by the way, "fearless" could translate quite literally when you see the heel-less platforms she deftly balances on]–her individualistic, oft-times extreme, fashion sense has made her an icon in the industry. Avant-garde designers live to dress her, or rather transform her, and […]

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11/18/2011

iPAD: Accessories for the Fashionable Techie

For the fashionable techie, I’ve gathered the intel on some off-the-beaten-path accessories, from high to low $$$ and from useful to aesthetically pleasing–yet purposeful–for your iPad.  Nothing like kicking off with an ooooh, la la luxe moment:  The Chanel iPad case in the signature quilted, caviar-colored leather: $1,555. Like to read your iPad in bed […]

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11/11/2011

STOCK UP: A Must-Have Winter Accessory

Stockings and tights get their due for the warmth factor this time of year. But consider that this one simple-stylish-add-that-you-can-find-nearly-everywhere accessory easily changes the look of your winter skirt or frock. I’m jumping right in with Wolford, one of the most luxurious brands of stockings out there. If you haven’t seen these before, wait ‘til […]

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11/4/2011

Gear Up

I’m not sure when it happened but it is in fact November. With the holidays dangerously close it might be time to start planning for a little Zen, even get a jump on that New Year’s resolution you know you’re gonna make. Let’s face it, often times the best motivator is to gear up and […]

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10/28/2011

BRAIDS: Not Just For Little Girls Anymore

If you haven’t heard, I’m here to tell you that braids have made a comeback, and in a major way.  I kid you not.  How’d they get here?  Well, I suspect it was Jennifer Aniston’s headband braid on the red carpet for the Academy Awards a couple of years ago. But these aren’t your seventh […]

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