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Milena Silvano’s Natural Winter Coats

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A coat that make’s a statement changes a winter wardrobe in a big way, making even the most simple sweater and shirt, suddenly amazing. British designer Milena Silvano’s handmade coats and vests do that so perfectly.  Using repurposed sheepskin combined with naturally dyed leather pieces, these beautifully made creations take two days of hand sewing to create. More…

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A Vintage Gem In The West Village

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We recently stopped by Doyle & Doyle in the Meat Packing District to try on what can only be described as one of the best selections of estate jewelry in the City.  Sisters Elizabeth and Irene Pamela Doyle opened the store, originally situated on the Lower East Side, 14 years ago.  Elizabeth was formerly a gemologist at the Gemology Institute of America and Irene Pamela, a buyer of colored diamonds, so to say these sisters really know their jewelry is almost an understatement.  The marvellous thing about estate jewelry is that each piece has its very own rich history so we asked Elizabeth to share some background on the jewelry while we searched for the ultimate pieces. More…

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And Other Stories Opens In Soho

And Other Stories WWL2The much-anticipated opening of & Other Stories first US store finally took place on Friday in Soho. The upmarket sister of Swedish retailerH&M, & Other Stories has taken Europe by storm over the past year with its high fashion basics, often made using luxury materials such as pure cashmere, wool and silk. More…

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Backstage With Yves Saint Laurent

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A new book, Yves Saint Laurent by Roxanne Lowit presents a personal photographic history of Yves Saint Laurent, from 1978, the year photographer Roxanne Lowit first met him, to the last show he gave in 2002.  The book is a fabulous behind the scenes look in to the world of Saint Laurent whose glamorous life is captured by Lowit, a pioneer of backstage fashion photography.  Packed with dazzling images of the designer and his model muses taken from Lowit’s own backstage experience at YSL’s shows and as an insider in the social whirl that was Saint Laurent’s world. More…

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Alexander Wang’s New Collaboration Revealed

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The hotly anticipated Alexander Wang collaboration for H&M was finally revealed today.  As we would expect from Wang’s wildly successful signature style, the line features a great mix of sportswear inspired fashion.  From the scuba wrap-around dress, to lots of great basics like well cut pants and jackets, we predict this line will sell out fast. More…

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Coclico’s Sustainable Shoes

Coclico ShoesDespite the temperatures soaring to an almost summery 74 degrees today, there’s only a few weeks left until we’ll find ourselves wearing boots almost daily.  Coclico on Mott Street in NoLita is a New York gem when it comes to buying winter boots. Not only do they make the kind of stylish yet comfortable shoes perfect for running around New York, but they are made to rigorous ethical and environmental standards. More…

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Zero: Countdown To Tomorrow At The Guggenheim

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Zero: Countdown To Tomorrow 1950s, 1960s opened today at the Guggenheim.  The exhibition showcases the history of the experimental German artists’ group “Zero”, an international network of artists that shared an aspiration to redefine and transform art in the aftermath of World War II.   More…

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October Sample Sales in NYC

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October is a great month in New York for sample sales.  With designers moving winter apparel already, it’s a fabulous time to update your winter wardrobe at a fraction of retail prices.  Here’s our round-up of the best sales happening this week and next.  Don’t forget to check out sample sale listings anytime for a list of our favorite sales and bargains in New York each week. More…

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Nick Cave’s Two Amazing Chelsea Shows

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Artist Nick Cave never fails to both wow us and move us at the same time with his unique, beautiful and thought-provoking work.  His latest works “Rescue” and “Made For Whites by Whites” spans two gallery spaces at Jack Shainman gallery on 20th and 24th Street respectively. More…

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Fringe Benefits

fringe cardiganNot since the 1970s has fashion seen so much fringe.  Worn in a decidedly different style than the last time fringe made a resurgence, this season its elegant and a little understated.  Ulla Johnson’s Indie Cardigan in coal (above) makes for a subtle soft fringe look and a great winter layer. More…

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Art At Lincoln Centre

DSC_7112There’s a giant frameless box placed right in front of the fountain at Lincoln Centre.  Irish artist John Gerrard is the creator of “Solar Reserve” a large-scale LED installation.  Created by photographing a solar power plant in the Nevada desert over the period of an entire year, the artist speeds up the footage of more than 10,000 photographs to show an entire year of solar energy being generated in just a few short moments.  More…

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A Shoe That Opens Doors

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You might say that the new Mary Jane’s debuted by Dolce & Gabbana as part of their Spring 2015 collection is a shoe that opens doors.  TheBlack Dolce & Gabanna T-Strap Mary Jane with a fully functioning window pane in the heel, truly blurs the lines between shoe and art. More…

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A Skyfarm Fortress

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A Skyfarm Fortress is a fitting title for the epic and beautiful paper installation by New York artist Jacob Hashimoto that currently fills Mary Boone Gallery on 24th Street. Comprised of thousands of tiny paper and bamboo kites that are carefully strung together, this breathtaking show delicately takes over the entire gallery, from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. More…

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Fashionably Pregnant

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Two of fashion’s biggest street style icons have been wearing a totally new look this season as they are both fashionably pregnant.  Eva Chen, Lucky Magazine’s editor in chief and fashion consultant Miroslava Duma are both sporting the cutest baby bumps imaginable. More…

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Advanced Style The Movie

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The recent emergence of street style as a cultural phenomenon has changed the way we look at fashion forever. In 2008, Ari Seth Cohen, a recent transplant to New York City, became fascinated with super stylish women of a certain age and began his successful blog Advanced Style, dedicated to documenting the incredible style of the senior set in Manhattan.  This month sees the release of “Advanced Style: The Movie” where Ari Seth Cohen and director Linda Plioplyte follow the personal lives of New York City’s most fashionable seniors. More…

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Flat Out

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One of the most fun things about standing on the streets snapping street style during fashion week, is that trends quickly emerge in the flash of an eye.  One trend that was immediately apparent for fall is the departure of the heel and the firm arrival of sensible flats. More…

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Caped Crusaders

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In New York this winter, a cape might just become your best friend.  Not quite a coat nor a poncho, this season’s cape is almost a hybrid between the two.  Seen all over the runways at New York fashion week for fall/winter 2014, the coveted capes are starting to hit stores. More…

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All That Glitters Is Saint Laurent

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This fall the boot to wear is pure 1960s, with two classic shapes at the forefront, the low rise Mod Boot and the Go Go boot.  Saint Laurent has produced both styles in a blaze of pure glitter glory.  For those not quite willing to go for Saint Laurent’s show stopping Long Over The Knee Glitter Boots there’s the shorter, super mod Glitter Leather Ankle Boots which come in pink, red, silver and gold. More…

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Prada’s Essential Skinny Scarf

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Prada has yet again produced one of this fall’s biggest fashion trends, The Skinny Scarf.  In a nod to all thing’s 1970s, the skinny scarf should be draped with ease casually around your neck, but preferably with a rock star cool shearling jacket or a slinky dress like Alexa Chung (above). More…

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What We LIKE Guide To Home Goods Shopping In NYC

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New York is home to so many fabulous home goods stores, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start.  We have a select group of unique stores that are our favorite go to places whenever we are in need of a home update.  From vintage finds, to locally made ceramics, to the latest in modern design, here is our list. More…

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The New Ludlow Hotel

DSC_4178The beautiful new Ludlow Hotel has quietly opened on Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side.   This is the latest in the mini empire of New York hotelier, Sean McPherson, the LA transplant behind New York’s The BoweryThe Jane Hotel and Montauk’s The Crow’s Nest. More…

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Ryan Roche Knitwear

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To truly understand the exquisite beauty of a piece of Ryan Roche knitwear, you have simply to touch it.  As soft as air, Ryan Roche makes the kind of knitwear that will change your winter wardrobe.  Designed in her stone farmhouse in Upstate New York where she lives and works, Roche selects the most delicate hues and luxurious yarn for her line. More…

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