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“Shoe Obsession” at New York’s Museum at FIT

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Once upon a time, the sole mark of a true fashionista depended on which It Bag she (or he) had draping from their shoulder while strutting down the city streets. While the wow-worthy effect of Hermès’ classically chic Birkin or, more recently, Celine’s Phantom (seen on everyone from hipster bloggers to red-carpet celebrities) is still nothing […]

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Fashion Bikes From Aurumania, Gucci and D&G

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  While cycling has always been a popular pastime during the warm spring and summer months, it seems that this year, the sport has gone from simply being a fun and effective heart-pumping activity to a full-fledged cultural trend. From the speeding racing bikes whizzing in and out of the traffic-jammed streets in Manhattan to […]

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Solange Azagury-Partridge’s Regalia Collection

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Between the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the upcoming summer Olympics, one can say that England is having a banner year. And with the eyes of the world fixed on London, it’s no surprise that British designers are feeling a surge of patriotism that is spilling over into their collections. Jewelry maven Solange Azagury-Partridge, a favorite of celebrities and fashion […]

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1920s-Inspired Feather Watches From Harry Winston and Dior

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    Designer timepieces are going to the birds. With the recent resurgence of Jazz Age favorites such as art deco, fringe and now feathers—not to mention the highly anticipated remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan—it seems the Roaring ’20’s feathery accents are also making a comeback on watches, adding a bit […]

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Kusama Collection for Louis Vuitton

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Madness and art have often been portrayed as co-dependent concepts, with some believing that one—genius-level creativity—cannot exist without the other. And in the case of Yayoi Kusama, the artist behind Louis Vuitton’s latest collaboration, the theory is spot-on. For years, the Japanese Kusama, now 83, has splashed her canvases and sculptures with polka dots, a compulsion that led to her […]

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Charlotte Olympia’s Transparent Bag

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  “The gem of the collection is the Pandora.” For Summer 2012, British accessories designer Charlotte Olympia, well-touted since last year for her signature sky-high stiletto creations, played peek-a-boo with her handbag collection, launching a series of mod clutches made with Lucite and Plexiglas, adding to what is transparently a prominent trend for the season. […]

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