Category Books

How to Master The French Allure

Of all sartorial influences in existence, Parisians easily rank the highest. The city of light’s fashion resume not only touts it as home to storied design houses like Chanel, Givenchy, and Chloe, but it is often credited for a no-fuss style that, indubitably, makes its natives all the more appealing. Celebrity style stars like Alexa Chung and Taylor […]

Read an Excerpt from Lena Dunham’s Book, Not That Kind of Girl!

It’s been two years since Lena Dunham’s book deal (for a reported $3.6 million) was first announced. As the writer/director/producer/actress of HBO’s critically acclaimed Girls, a TV series strewn with witty, thoughtful dialogue that deconstructs struggles all too familiar with those of her generation (job hunting in a down economy, dating in a social media-obsessed […]

From “It Girl” to Author

The term “It Girl” has been tossed around since audiences became smitten with Clara Bow in her lust-worthy portrayal of a shop girl in 1927’s classic film, It. The new generation of “It Girls,” however, has brought about an entirely different sort of star, one that, in addition to talent and personality, is social media savvy, and […]

Audrey in Rome

Following in his brother’s footsteps, Audrey Hepburn’s youngest son, Luca Dotti, has paid homage to his iconic mother in Audrey in Rome. Through never before seen photographs and insightful details of her often imitated and admired style, the compilation spans three decades of her life in Rome (1950s through 1970s) in which Audrey’s style was […]

Modern Day Eloise

Things have certainly changed since the 1950s. With GQ declaring ultra trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn “the coolest city on the planet,” it’s only fitting that Eloise, the spunky protagonist of the book series of the same name, swap the famed Plaza Hotel in favor of hipster hangout, the Wythe Hotel. Thanks to the reimagining of the classic […]

Simple Pleasures

Spring blooms in Bryant Park (maybe also displaying University of Michigan’s Maize & Blue pride?) Seasonal berries soon to give way to summer’s tarts, pies, and jams. New flats with metallic details for spring. Heels are certainly not cut out for all the walking NYC requires :[ L to R: Rachel Roy’s Brigitte ($225). Enzo Angiolini’s Danville ($120), and […]

Into the Archives: Philippe Halsman’s Jump Series

Following his work in fashion magazines, Philippe Halsman became highly regarded for his portrait photography, featured everywhere from beauty campaigns for Elizabeth Arden, to Life magazine, where he secured a record 101 covers for the publication. When working in Paris, he drew inspiration from the surrealists, notably Salvador Dali, with whom he grew to have […]