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10 Cool Fall Boots and the Miniskirts to Go With Them

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:00

The best part of the cold weather is that it's finally time to break out your tall boots, a look that was all over the runways at Alexander Wang, Fendi, Lanvin, and Alexander McQueen. This fall, they're best pulled off with miniskirts and stockings, so we devised some combinations. Fringe-trimmed, woven, ... More »

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NYU Street Style: Loose Jeans and Chelsea Boots

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:00

Throughout this week, the Cut explores college life, from politics and identity to parties, sex, and style. For the second installment of our college street-style series, we sent NYU senior Alexandra Gavillet to shoot her classmates during their downtime around Washington Square. While UCLA students’ campus style was all about ... More »

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Meet the Man Telling Colleges How to Fix Their Rape Problem

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:40

Attorney Brett Sokolow, 43, both dapper and dadlike in a plaid blazer and paisley pocket square, is attempting to explain a legal term called deliberate indifference to a room of 20 or so mid-level college officials. Judging from the reverent silence, you’d think those present were watching pirated copy of Mockingjay instead of listening ... More »

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Meet Queer Fashion Designer BCALLA

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:29
This is the first installment in a miniseries that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion world. Check back at Hu...

Read more: Bcalla, Bcalla Fashion, Bcalla Queer Fashion, Queer Fashion, Fashion, Lgbt Designers, Queer Designers, Gay Voices News

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Americans Spend Obscene Sums on Halloween Costumes for Pets

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:15

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are projected to spend $350 million making their pets into more interesting pets on Halloween. It's the time of year when people realize that their dream animal companion is only some synthetic material, Velcro strips, and cash dollars away. Compared to housing an Orca whale, jamming ... More »

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National Trust for Historic Preservation: 'Be Relentless in Your Dreams': DooBop Founder Jodie Patterson on Madame C.J. Walker

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:50
Madam Walker rose above race, gender equality, and social justice to build a beauty empire that she intended to be a benefit to her race long after her time. She was a visionary, with a foresight that is today, unmatched.

Read more: Fashion, Beauty, Beauty Ideas, Doobop Beauty, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs, Women, Women in Business, African Americans, Black History, Style News

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Danny Groner: Ahead of Winter, a New Coat Company Disrupts the Market

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:13
Even after centuries, retail is reinventing itself. But changes are not just with the technology to foster and promote e-commerce; some entrepreneurs are rethinking products themselves, and in the process are figuring out how to make them better, more durable, and more reliable.

Read more: Innovation, Disruption, Fashion, Technology, Winter, Winter Coats, Style News

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Dr. Peggy Drexler: Pretty Offensive -- Or Pretty Harmless?

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:58
Perhaps the spread is a commentary on party culture. Perhaps it's a cautionary tale. Or maybe it's just a series of provocative photos meant to do exactly as they have done -- and many works of art have done before them -- which is spark conversation.

Read more: Interview Magazine, Fashion, Fashion Spread, Interview-Pretty-Wasted, Pretty-Wasted, Alcohol, Sexualized Woman, Drunk Women, Media, Magazine Makersparty Culture, Media News

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Oscar de la Renta’s Most Iconic Red-Carpet Gowns

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:50

“I’m not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes,” Oscar de la Renta famously said in 1963. For more than five decades, his commitment to feminine elegance made the designer an unwavering favorite not only among First Ladies but also on red carpets. “His clothes have ... More »

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A Look Back at Oscar de la Renta’s Greatest Runway Hits

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:36

Oscar de la Renta, who died today at the age of 82, in many ways set the tone for American fashion, dressing everyone from First Ladies to movie stars. He quickly became a one-name wonder, and "I'm wearing Oscar" became synonymous with discerning taste and inspired countless paler imitators. From his ... More »

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Oscar de la Renta Loved Powerful Women

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:28

Plenty of designers pay sound-bite-length tribute to so-called "strong women." Oscar de la Renta actually dressed them. The designer, who passed away today at the age of 82, was the preeminent outfitter of powerful women over his nearly five decades in business, whether they were First Ladies, CEOs, society grandes ... More »

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Oscar de la Renta Has Died at 82

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:58

Sad news today: ABC News reports that designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82. The designer, who dressed First Ladies from Nancy Reagan to Michelle Obama and, most recently, notably outfitted Amal Clooney for her wedding, first began his business in 1965. Last week, ... More »

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King Tut Is a Victim of Body Shame

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:30

When King Tut died, he was laid to rest in a tomb that captured his visage for all of time. And thanks to that tomb, he is forever frozen in time as a golden god, a majestic boy king who excelled at chariot races.But now images from a virtual autopsy ... More »

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Geena Davis Trolled Ann Taylor Customers by Pretending to Be a Mannequin

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:35

Geena Davis has a fantastic suggestion about what you should do if you're bored at your retail job and that's to pretend to be a mannequin in the window. That's what she did at her first job at Ann Taylor and things turned out very well for her.  In an ... More »

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‘I Was a 4-Year Queer’: 15 Straight(ish) People on Their Gay Time in College

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:31

Throughout this week, the Cut explores college life, from politics and identity to parties, sex, and style. A straight woman I know was asked by her boyfriend if she’d ever made out with a girl. “Uh, yeah,” she said. “I went to college.” The LUG — Lesbian Until Graduation — ... More »

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Stacked Gold Heels Fit for a Bank Vault

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:00

From the front, with pointed toes and a glittering metallic finish, Julia Hart's suede heels are clearly ready to party — but in profile they practically scream, "Turn Down for What"! The gilded heel of this shoe is cast in an unusual metal alloy that looks more like a stack ... More »

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The Met’s New Exhibit, ‘Death Becomes Her,’ Will Thrill Your Inner Goth

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:13

By 9:30 a.m. this morning, two women in full goth garb — one in a black lace veil, the other in a top hat — were gamely posing for tourists' photos on the steps of the Met. They were there, along with more traditionally dressed reporters, to preview the Costume ... More »

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Nicki Minaj Was a Warrior for All Waitresses Who Have Had Pens Stolen

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:10

Blazing pink bonfire Nicki Minaj was once an active vigilante on the front lines of pen-justice. She told Taffy Brodesser-Akner at GQ that while she was a waitress, she chased down a couple who had stolen the pen she left for them to sign their receipt.  For her righteousness — ... More »

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