Gone Fishing…

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In case you haven’t noticed, I’m taking a break. Not taking a break, exactly, just refining my skills. (I almost shut down this site after re-reading some of these posts… But I’m not here to judge my former self, just to make the future one better. With that, may I suggest Googling Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes.) So, go ahead, read past posts, just don’t judge my tendency to be cute and hagiographical. Below I’ll give you some proper reading suggestions. I’m in graduate school right now and they force us to read about two novels a week and a few short stories. This is all …

Kingsley – She’s a restaurant, but her owners are definitely people I like…

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I’ve been MIA. I started grad school and I’m overwhelmed by so much reading and writing that this site has been entirely neglected. And now it feels weird, and wrong, to write so casually. That said, I have a good reason to break my silence and be completely casual and repeat the word “casual” three times in two sentences. What are you going to do? Fail me? Okay, back to the news I want to share and the friends I want to brag about: Drs. – plural – Monica Tadros and John Athas have opened an AMAZING (sorry, but there …

Well this is exciting…

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There was some mystery surrounding a dark and starry invitation mailed to me a few days ago: PLEASE JOIN EDDIE BORGO AS HE UNVEILS A NEW CREATIVE PROJECT. Eddie just launched a new line of punk/glam/rock/kind of classic handbags, which are fit to be worn with his punk/glam/rock/sometimes classic jewelry, but I couldn’t think what could possibly be next. A circus came to mind. A rock band with all members sporting Pork Pie hats, Eddie as front man… But no, even better: Eddie Borgo and Target teamed up, which is pretty rock ‘n’ roll. I love that Target is cool enough to call upon someone …

Seilenna: Straightforward Swimwear with a Backwards Name…

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What’s Annelies backwards? Seilenna. And now you know how a lovely new swimwear brand got its name. That said, there is nothing backwards about Belgian-born, New York-living, Annelies De Rouck’s Seilenna swimwear. It’s a straightforward, well-cut line of bikinis, one-pieces, cover-ups, and beach accessories that fit a myriad of bodies and individual styles. Sporty, classic, old-school, she’s got a suit for you. And her prints are particularly pretty. I don’t want to tell you too much, I’ll let Annelies do that in the interview below: BTW: Seilenna is now available on GOOP! 1. How would you define your the style …

Ghetto Beauty Tips with Audi Martel

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The women I gravitate towards are women who genuinely feel no jealousy towards other women. They help each other out and inspire their friends and younger women to be the best they can be. Personally, I never understood jealousy. If someone had something I admired, I only wanted to get to know that person better and hope that by being around them I would learn from them… and vicariously acquire a little of whatever they had. Audi Martel is someone I gravitate towards. I’ve known her a bit – she is one of my friend Jill Johnson Mann’s closest friends …

Dana Lorenz: Restating Statement Jewelry

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FALLON jewelry designer Dana Lorenz is an uptown girl who was putting spikes on her Hermès-clad neighbors long before Valentino was studding their shoes. In her early days as a designer Dana’s ability to create necklaces, bracelets and earrings out of a multitude of chains, often in mixed tones and throwing in some Swarovski or barbed wire… and then maybe adding a bow or some other large detail (like a medallion or something that looked like it might be your grandmother’s brooch) earned her both a CFDA award and a place in the glass cases at Barneys and other amazing boutiques. Her part …

Cheyenne Ellis: A Photographer Who is Full of Stunts…

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The whole reason I started this site was because I’m lucky enough to know some pretty interesting and admirable people. People who have chosen a path and worked hard to make their dreams happen. One of the people with the coolest jobs I can think of is Cheyenne Ellis. Cheyenne, who is 5’10” and a Southern California native with a head full of beach-y blond hair, is stunt double for actors like Katherine Heigl and Rebecca Romijn. She is also an incredibly talented photographer who has shot campaigns for companies like Target, Adidas, Under Armour, Gap, Banana Republic and her …

Joseph Altuzzara cuts a feminine edge

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I’ve always been a fan of Joseph Altuzarra. I remember how excited I would be when I was assigned to cover his shows for British Vogue. For such a young man, I was always impressed with his ability to dress a woman with such aplomb. He understands how a woman wants to dress when she wants to give off a certain – dare I say an irreverent – air. Joseph embraces femininity in a body-skimming, sensual way, with a definitive Parisian edge, yet his clothes are also quite romantic. Since the very start of his career, Joseph Altuzarra has had a vision of his woman …

Francoise Hardy and her iconic style…

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I’m a huge fan of vintage clothing. I’m also a huge fan of good hair. And I love a good dose of 1960s French “Yé-Yé” pop every now and again. Given the above, it may come as no surprise that I like Francoise Hardy. Her laid-back chic with its slight rock-star edge is how I would strive to look if I was a bit less uptown than I actually am. Her long parted bangs and long hair is exactly how I would want my hair to look (if bangs looked good on me): Her music is clutch. I hate to admit it, …