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Taylor Swift Is the Most Stylish Person in America

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:30

It's People magazine official: Taylor Swift — Fosse-esque hat game, post-gym photo ops, felines as handbags, relentless commitment to navel-obfuscation, and all — is the Best Dressed Person in America. "She seems to have truly hit her style stride in the past 12 months, nailing every off-duty and red carpet look," exults ... More »

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Have You Ever Broken Up With an Alt-Bro?

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:55

Did you date an alt-bro (see Gavin Tomson's taxonomy at the Awl to confirm) for a hot, regrettable second? Did he nod so much that you wondered if that's why he had such a well-defined jawbone? Did he demonstate incredible recall regarding the unique origin of every article of his clothing (thrift store ... More »

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See an American Designer’s Homage to Italian Typography

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:30

Louise Fili — the American graphic designer behind the iconic branding of products like Tate’s cookies and Late July crackers — remembers exactly when she first became interested in Italian typography: She was 16 and on her first trip to Italy when she spotted a billboard for Baci Perugina chocolates. ... More »

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Watch: A Day in the Life of a Fashion Editor

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:15

For the final video in our day-in-the-life Fashion Week series, we followed Cosmopolitan's fashion market director Shiona Turini around on the last day of New York Fashion Week. Last Thursday, our video crew met Turini at her apartment — where she revealed she had begged designer Pyer Moss for the “They Have ... More »

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10 Men Explain Why They Became Gynecologists

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:20

The male gynecologist can be a polarizing figure: Some women avoid them as a personal policy, while others actively seek them out. Regardless of your stance, though, they're becoming a rare breed. Nationally, 80% to 90% of people graduating in OB/GYN are women; and at NYU School of Medicine, approximately ... More »

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Denver Newspaper Is Hiring a Stoner Sex Columnist

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:10

Calling all sex-positive cannabis aficionados! A hiring announcement from "The Cannabist," the weed-centric vertical of the Denver Post: They are seeking a sex columnist, with a weed focus. The job description: “Our new freelance columnist will write about sex, relationships, intimacy, gender issues and more as it all relates to ... More »

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The 16 Most Ridiculous Moments From London Fashion Week

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:55

Yesterday, we bid cheerio to London Fashion Week. It was a five-day extravaganza that featured a rare glimpse of sunshine and Cara Delevingne's sideboob, a cameo from Paul McCartney, and the sight of tampons hanging from trees — though, thankfully, not all at once. Below, the 16 most glorious, totally ... More »

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Shaun White Is Into His-and-Hers Fur Coats

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:45

Shaun White, youth representative to the greaser hair symposium, reportedly bought his-and-hers fur coats in Williamsburg this past weekend.According to "Page Six," White and lady-companion Sarah Barthel (from Phantogram) now possess "matching black vintage" furs. The original coordination-enthusiasts who commissioned matching coats are, tragically, not named or reported. But may their ghosts delight the newly fleeced ... More »

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Helpful Chart Finally Explains Why You Dated So Many Creepy Thirtysomething Dudes in College

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:35

Almost every woman I know — myself included! — went through a phase in college where they exclusively dated older men. But despite the short-lived trend of hooking up with guys with real jobs, you were always expected to follow the Standard Creepiness Rule: Never date a person younger than half ... More »

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How Street Style Can Launch a New Designer

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:00

Three years ago, the brand Ostwald Helgason was virtually unknown. But then stylish women such as Natalie Joos and Miroslava Duma discovered the London-based brand and were subsequently photographed wearing its colorful pieces during fashion month. Those pictures helped get Ostwald on the map — and now the design duo ... More »

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Unusual Stacking Rings to Mix Up Your Look

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:45

Substantial but still not too flashy, these stacking rings by Tuleste make you feel just a little more put together when they're on. The set of three enamel-inlaid rings is polished and simple, coming in colors like black, blue, and pink. You can wear one, two, all three — or ... More »

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Bill Blass Will Relaunch for Spring 2016

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:43

Despite an ill-starred recent history, the Bill Blass label is planning a comeback. Then-designer Peter Som left the helm in 2008, the company was hit hard by the recession, and it shuttered its womenswear line two years ago. However, according to a statement released by Bill Blass today, the brand ... More »
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Michelle Obama Is Hosting a White House Fashion Event

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:40

Michelle Obama has always been a supporter of the fashion industry, and now those years of support are culminating in something everyone loves: a party! Women's Wear Daily reports that on October 8, the First Lady will host a Celebration of Design at the White House. She's invited American fashion ... More »

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Here Are Pictures of Kim Kardashian Interacting With Nature

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:35

Kim Kardashian has mastered the ability to live as a creature on this earth. For example, this week she visited some koalas in Australia to demonstrate her ability to nuture. Adaptation, camouflage, migration, nesting in varied climates — she can do all of these things. When Kim Kardashian encounters wildlife, ... More »

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How to Pop Your Collar Without Looking Like a Bro

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:30

There is a way to wear a popped collar without looking like a prep-school teenage boy. First step? Try a men's non-iron dress shirt — they usually come with tiny inserts called collar stays that keep collars nice and pointy instead of limp or curling. If you want to try ... More »

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The Most Feminist Moments in Sci-fi History

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:30

While mainstream science-fiction excels at imagining far-out futures, exploring the far reaches of the imagination and scaring the bejesus out of us, it’s generally accepted that historically, the genre has been pretty terrible at populating its brave new worlds with anyone other than straight, cisgender white dudes. (Robert Heinlein, Isaac ... More »

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News del Giorno: Video Art Ruffles Feathers; Communion for Divorcées?

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:15

Pope Francis has gotten five cardinals up in arms by merely considering the idea of opening up communion to divorced Catholics. [Huffington Post Italia] Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MACRO) caused a stir when it projected a video-art piece titled Happy Moms, which featured close-up shots of vulvas, onto the ... More »

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Taylor Swift Took Her Cat for a Walk

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:02

Yesterday Taylor Swift was spotted leaving her Tribeca apartment holding Olivia Benson the cat in a casual, one-handed clutch. Perhaps as a nod to back-to-school season, Taylor swapped her preferred crop-top-skirt set for a schoolgirl-inspired plaid skirt and above-the-knee-sock combo. In keeping with the trend of matching a small living ... More »

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11 Things I Liked From London Fashion Week

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:45

London Fashion Week is a wrap — and this season, designers' references were all over the map. There were nautical motifs, Pangaea-themed collections, floppy hats, and lots of tulle. Here, more on my 11 favorite looks from the week. 1. Jonathan Saunders showed strappy grommeted leather sandals and Chelsea boots in his collaboration with ... More »

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Do Ultra-Orthodox Jews Have Better Sex?

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:30
When I recently met Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in Central Park, he was wearing Ray-Bans with tight black biking spandex and smoking a cigar. “There’s no pork in my cycling outfit,” he said when I asked him about the attire. “There’s no hidden crucifix. So I can’t imagine that I’m doing ... More »

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