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Summer Friday’s: Julia Chaplin

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Julia Chaplin is a travel and style writer, a global adventurer, a designer and creator of the fabulous Gypset (gypsy+ jetset) brand. Her two beautiful books, Gypset Style which highlights some of the world’s most stylish bon vivants and Gypset Travel, showcasing unknown glamorous locales in far-flung corners of the globe, are the kinds of books that make you immediately vowel to start travelling the world.

We asked Julia to share her weekend plans for our Summer Friday’s feature. More…

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Street Style – Montauk

DSC_5939With just a few weekends of summer left to go, Montauk’s Ditch Plains beach was packed this sun worshipers this weekend.  Here’s our street style round-up of what people were wearing, driving and riding this weekend.  More…

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Summer Friday’s: Sir Kensington’s Scott And Mark

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We have to admit to being slightly obsessed with Sir Kensington’s.  No it’s not a new restaurant or a hot young artist, but rather a line of ketchups and condiments that have become the only bottles to have on your table this summer.

In 2004 when Scott Norton and Mark Ramadan were seniors at Brown University, Malcolm Gladwell wrote a New Yorker story on the impossibility of competing with Heinz ketchup. Click here to read more on their incredible story as well as checking out their summer weekend plans.

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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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Sunday’s Surf

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Sitting on the beach this weekend in Montauk’s Ditch Plains, we could have been fooled into thinking we were in Hawaii for all the surfers that strolled past our sleepy stretch of the beach. Ditch Plains in Montauk has become one of New York’s hottest beaches to catch a wave on a weekend and as these pictures show, anyone and everyone is grabbing a board and hitting the weekend waves this August. More…

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Summer Fridays: Ulla Johnson

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New York designer Ulla Johnson makes classic yet fabulous clothes that have turned her in to the go-to designer for many of New York’s best dressed women.  Check out her summer weekend plans her in the latest installment of our Summer Friday’s feature.

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Tattoo Your Jewelry This Summer

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There’s a new craze sweeping the bodies of the very hip this summer, believe it or not the temporary tattoo is back, but this time in a chic, shiny, jewelry inspired way.  Flash Tat have created a temporary tattoo line made to look exactly like jewelry.   They last about 4-6 days and come in metallic silver or gold and when applied, really look 2 dimensional pieces of jewelry. More…

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VFiles Fabulous Fashion

V Files MoschinoNeed a Moschino Cereal dress, an Ashish Sequined USA sweatshirt, a vintage Chanel bag or a mad cool pair of sneakers, then VFiles is the store for you.  Owned by Julie Anne Quay, the former studio manager for fashion photographer Steven Meisel, this Soho store is just as much a cool hang out as it is a retail destination. More…

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Summer Fridays: Maya Gorgoni

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Maya Gorgoni is the creative force behind New York label Royal Jelly Harlem.  With a fashion and home decor line designed in New York, Royal Jelly Harlem has one foot in the City and the other planted firmly on the African Continent.  The line calls attention to the beauty and artistry of West African prints and textiles but with a decidedly New York twist. Click here to read Maya’s weekend plans.

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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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Christopher William’s Conceptual Art At MoMA

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Christopher Williams, a revered American conceptual artist, has his first ever New York retrospective open this week at MoMA.  Williams work, which focuses mainly on photography, spans more than 35 years.

The show includes his early super 8 films as well as his photographic series Die Welt ist schön (The World Is Beautiful) which the artist describes as his “essay on modernisation”. The series includes subjects like a Japanese model with Western style hair and make-up and a tropical beach in Cuba which is maintained just for tourists. More…

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Take One In Case Of Fashion Emergency

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The artist Desire Obtain Cherish (DOC) started his fine art career as a street artist in Los Angeles in the early 2000s.  His current show at Unix Gallery in Chelsea highlights the heart of his work, our obsessions with commerce, media and fame. More…

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Sex And The City’s Brand Obsessions

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French artist Pierre Buttin has created a hilarious video montage of every brand every mentioned on tv show Sex And The City.  As you can imagine, the video “Brands In the City” is chock full of Dior, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, Prada and Martini’s.  But there’s also plenty of Bed Bath & Beyond and Starbucks. It made us laugh to hear all the iconic brands New Yorker’s have obsessed over in the last decade. Click here to watch.

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Street Style At Chelsea Art Walk

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Last night’s Chelsea Art Walk turned the galleries and streets of Chelsea in to a summer party. Here’s a round-up of what was going on inside and outside the galleries. 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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A Supreme Tote

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Summer weekends call for a fabulous tote to throw over your shoulder as you head out of town, to the beach or just to kick around town.  Supreme has released The Remington Tote whose bold design is a nod to a classic Hermès equestrian print but with a cool skater kid edge. 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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What We LIKE Guide To Boutique Shopping in NYC

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We often get asked for our favorite fashion stores in New York and apart from all the big names that everyone knows and loves (Barney’s, Bergdorfs etc) we have a very select list of places we check out every season.  Right now many of them have exceptional end of season summer sales, so not only can you pick up some of the best scores in the City, but you can probably get them for a total bargain. Click here to see our favorites.

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Summer Fridays: Wing Yau of WWAKE

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Wing Yau is the creative force behind WWAKE, a line of exceptional jewelry made by hand in New York. Using thoroughly modern materials like opals, black diamonds and organically shaped pearls, the designs are both architectural and strong yet delicate at the same time. We’re obsessed with pieces like the Classic Opal & Diamond earrings, with a black diamond in one and a white in the other, they’re classic yet super hip at the same time. More…

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Coach Previews Fall/Winter 2014

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Last night in a dreamy Downtown loft, Coach previewed their incredible first collection under the direction of British designer Stuart Vevers.  Styled around what can only be described as a perfect bohemian 1970s / 80s aesthetic, the covetable bags, coats and clothes were set up to try on and check out what this new collection was all about. More…

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Jeff Koons Wows At The Whitney

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Jeff Koons museum-wide retrospective at the Whitney Museum is a must-see summer show.  A retrospective that offers the wow factor at every turn, it is only fitting that Jeff Koons be the subject for the last show to take place in the Madison Avenue building before it relocates to its beautiful new space in the Meatpacking District. More…

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Winogrand, The Ultimate Street Style Photographer

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A retrospective of Garry Winogrand’s iconic photographs opened last week at The Met.  In a world where so many are obsessed by today’s street style photographers, it’s a real treat to see photographs of one of the true masters of the art. New Yorker Winogrand (1928-1984) was renowned for his candid street photographs taken in New York City and of American Life from the 1950s until the 1980s. More…

 

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Champagne Charlie’s Pops Up In Chelsea

Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 10.12.36 AMChampagne Charlie is a wildly glamorous pop up restaurant that quietly opened in Chelsea last week. Situated in the very European looking front garden of the Highline Hotel on Tenth Avenue, the restaurant is the creation of Australian restaurateur Lincoln Pilcher.  From Moby Dick’s in Montauk to Gilligan’s at the Soho Grand, Pilcher’s pop-up restaurants bring a sense that you’ve been transported somewhere beachy (in this case the South of France) and an instant fabulous crowd. More…

 

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