Dana Lorenz (left) with model Hilary Rhoda and a handful of Fallon Jewelry.

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, and even …

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The Hoopla behind Lindsay Hoopes…

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I’ve moved a lot in the past seven years. I’ve made and unmade more homes than I will happily admit. I guess that is why I was reluctant to rush into putting everything up in our latest home, back in NYC, which we moved into about six months ago. Then my friend Erin Fetherston asked if I would be available to host a dinner at our new home in honor of her old friend Lindsay Hoopes, who has taken over her family’s vineyard. The dinner would be organized and cooked by our friend, Anna Watson Carl, who is a chef, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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Chic and cozy structure at Hellessy

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Yesterday marked the first day of yet another New York Fashion Week. With temperatures hovering in the 20s, I was quite glad to be seeing Autumn/Winter looks rather than bright and sunny Spring looks. There is only so much taunting one can take at this point in the winter. Hellessy was the first show of the week for me and was so chic, and warm, and luxurious, that I wanted to literally take the whole collection home with me and wear it right away. In true Hellessy form, looks were languid and cozy, yet also, as was the case for neoprene …

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I’m dreaming of a vintage Christmas…

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Recently a friend of mine, the wonderful and incredibly knowledgable LA vintage dealer Sielian Lie (featured here) asked me if I could have a look on her site and make a selection of her vintage dresses that would be appropriate to wear to a chic holiday party so that she could feature them in her newsletter. Since this is not exactly a difficult thing to do – if you’ve ever seen Sielian’s site, it is chock full of dresses you’d want to wear anytime, anywhere – I ended up over-selecting, choosing about twenty looks, and then she had to edit them …

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Tatjana Anika: Has you covered on the beach and off…

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  There is a lot of good swimwear out there. A lot of it. And sometimes is difficult to decipher what makes one collection different from another, but… there always is a difference. The other day I was scanning Instagram and I saw a gorgeous photo of Caroline Winberg in a long, white, crocheted, off-the-shoulder dress posted by my friend Matilde Carli (image above). I stopped to examine, double tapped, and told her I loved it. I was a little surprised to learn that the dress was actually a beach cover-up designed by London-based swimwear designer Tatjana Anika. A dress that …

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Svetlana Kuzmicheva-Uspenskaya: the purveyor of koons, culture, philanthropy and birkin bags.

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On Sunday night, in the midst of New York City’s philanthropic gala season, a new charity was born in Midtown, at the Four Seasons Restaurant (the chic one, on 52nd Street). Its name? Project Perpetual. The organization was created by art collector Svetlana Kuzmicheva-Uspenskaya, the wife of Alexey Kuzmichev, who is a founding partner of Russia’s Alfa Group. The goal of Project Perpetual is to raise money for children who are deemed “high-risk” by the United Nations Foundation (an organization set up following a donation by Ted Turner and which includes a number of exemplary campaigns and initiatives) by enlisting the world’s …