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  • Meryl Streep Stella McCartney

    Meryl Streep let the simplicity of her black Stella McCartney maxi dress work as an elegant foundation to highlight the subtle drama that her luminous navy cashmere Lindsay Thornburg cloak and gold Alexis Bittar necklace radiated at the European premiere of The Iron Lady in London.   While the carpet coincidentally matched her drapey cloak, Streep made a refined statement by letting her cloaks dramatic silhouette make a statement on the red-carpet while retaining an age-appropriate sense of easy, concise glamor…

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  • Stylish Cold Weather Boots- Bogs and Sorel chicify the chill factor

    Bogs and Sorel keep you looking stylish in cold weather

    Traction + Style + Function = Solved I always joke that I couldn’t live full-time in an environment where my shoe choice is based on traction over style- no matter how gorgeous the outdoors may be. So, I was super psyched to road test some stylish winter boot contenders, particularly when I was away at my vacay place having fun in the snowy mountains! Looking fashionable is not always an easy task when it comes to frigid temperatures, but it is possible…

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  • The Most Annoying Fashion and Beauty Masquerades of 2011

    Kim Kardashian hawking her fragrance in Las Vegas

    Or, veiled attempts by real women to impersonate drag queens! I continue to find it mind-boggling that a woman feels that to look attractive she must wear embalming makeup, mink armpit hair length false eyelashes, Tressy extensions, an orange tan, and have her boobies pushed up to her enhanced cushion lips. The heightened glam caricatures that female impersonators do best is campiness for theatricality; not for a real life way to dress to go to the mall to buy more and…

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  • Christmas Windows- Bergdorf Goodman’s “Carnival of Animals” is high on dramatic elegance

    Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows

    From an institution like Bergdorf Goodman you can always expect spectacular holiday windows season after season and 2011’s series of intricate vignettes once again has as us in awe. David Hoey and his team dedicated the past two years to planning, building, perfecting, and collecting antiques for their latest artisanal masterpiece The Carnival of Animals. Each window features a specific material that depicts exotic animals and boasts custom pieces and creations from artists and designers from the likes of Sergio Bustamante, Naeem Khan, Brett Windham and more. MORE: Holiday Windows MORE:…

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  • Treat Yourself- What To Gift Yourself This Holiday Season

    Karen Walker sunglasses

    Now that the busy holiday shopping season is coming to an end, and you’ve checked off all of your gift giving needs, why not spend an afternoon treating yourself to celebrate the end of the year and a job well done. But if you’re down to the wire and out & about in a mad rush looking for gifts, take a look at our Holiday 2012 Gift Guides and our Home Style Shopping Guide . With that in mind we’ve curated a deluxe gift…

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  • NY Christmas Windows- Sak’s Fifth Avenue Frothy Fabulousness

    Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday 2011

     Snowflakes and bubbles and gorgeous clothes with a giant Yeti whose footprints also appear inside the store. MORE: Holiday The theme for this year’s whimsical yet elegant holiday windows at Sak’s is Land of the Bubblemakers. Based on “Who Makes The Snow,” a children’s tale by Naresh Ramchandani of the firm Pentagram who also conceived the window’s concept.  SHOP: But the real star of the Christmas display is the 3-D holiday window projection that veils the storefront and captures the attention of…

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  • Angelica Huston- The Way She Wore


    Long before the likes of today’s cool young Hollywood a-listers & influencers like the much refered to Chloe Sevigny, there was the achingly hip, quirky yet divine beauty of actress & model Angelica Huston in the 1970’s. Shot frequently by Bob Richardson for Italian Vogue(including above), she cut an exotic, startling, unexpected and decadently chic swath around high-fashion circles with beau Jack Nicholson in tow and serves as a remarkable inspiration to this day. -Naveed Hussain Some of our favorite archival…

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  • Michelle Obama’s Hanukkah Blue on Blue Streak in Metallic Rodarte


    I’ll Have What She’s Having:  The First Lady goes chic Hannukah blue for an effortless festive look. Michelle Obama stylishly lit up the Festival of Lights looking thoroughly modern at a White House Hanukkah reception in a pleated Rodarte tea dress that had all the makings of a proper ladylike silhouette in an unexpected electric blue metallic fabrication. MORE: Michelle Obama Style Pairing it with a matching blue Erickson Beaman necklace gave the outfit some tonal ornamentation while not taking away from…

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  • Holiday Gift Guide- What to Treat Your Friends With

    Fornasetti Urn

    Day four of our annual Holiday Gift Guide has us considering the best buys you can gift friends with this season and starting at just $25, we hope we’ve found something unique and considerate for your loved ones. Just think of the merriment they’ll feel receiving Fornasetti’s cheeky urn (above) from that boasts a playful tongue-&-cheek graphic face. In fact, we may just be ordering one for ourselves too! Need more help gifting this season? Consult our Holiday 2012 Gift…

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  • Holiday Pet Guide- Gift Your Pets This Season


    With the holidays around the corner, celebrate the love and appreciation you have for your pets with some stylish finds like the ones we’ve sourced for our annual holiday gift guide this season. From an on-trend neon leash by Balenciaga to a contemporary McMansion perfect for your little sea creatures, there’s something well-designed, practical and within reach for your pets this season. Need more help gifting this season? Consult our other Holiday 2012 Gift Guides United Bamboo’s Ferocious Felines- We can’t…

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  • Online sample sales, private flash sales, and simply good deals

    gilt city

    Shopping List to Savings   Deals, bargains, sample sale are all magic to our ears. But did anyone say,”online sample sales” around here? Wowza! You know we love a good deal around here. We have shared plenty of discount designer style tips for life secret’s to look great on the cheap, shopping on the cheap tips, shopping secrets to bargain your way to style, and even what to wear to sample sales tips that you don’t even have to worry about communal…

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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Hermes

    Hermes Paris Holiday Windows

    Hermés never fails to serve up luxurious decadence in their holiday windows and this year is no exception. From gold metallic boxing gloves, to an ostrich motorcycle helmet, to a lavender colored crocodile Kelly bag, to a sliver fox and shearling cape, the windows are pure fantasy along with the price tags. MORE: Holiday  Leila Menchari the genius window designer, celebrates her fiftieth year working for Hermés and is still pulling out all the stops in creating the fabulous windows. —…

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