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20 Architects and Interior Designers on Their Favorite Rooms of All Time

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:00

Seeing a really spectacular room — whether in a photograph or in person — can be a transformative, full-body experience. That is especially true when what you do for a living is design rooms; which became apparent when we asked 20 of the city’s architects and designers to sift through ... More »






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The Soundtrack to Your Wilderness Fantasy

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:20

If you ever want to feel like a huntress while commuting to work, take a listen to AURORA’s song "Awakening," and imagine yourself running through the Scandinavian forest instead of riding the subway. (Her new track, "Running With the Wolves," will especially make you feel like you're the fairy-tale assassin Saoirse ... More »






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Shannon Bindler: The Wardrobe Detox

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:20
It's springtime, and with it comes the energy of renewal and rebirth. The concept of spring-cleaning isn't a new one. It's an intuitive process, which has become a cultural norm for a reason.

Read more: Fashion, Cleaning, Spring Cleaning, Detox, Detoxification, Clothing, Organization, Style News

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No, Orlando Bloom Isn’t Afraid of a Little Rain

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 16:51

This afternoon, Orlando Bloom upped the authenticity of his casually rugged look by embracing a spring rainstorm. He was seen toughing out a spontaneous downpour, sporting a perfectly splattered canvas jacket — lending the outfit an effortlessly damp, edgy feel. He finished off the natural, umbrella-less look with a resigned, ... More »






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How Fashion Film Gave Models a Voice

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 16:30

There's a new theme every day on It's Vintage. Read more articles on today's topic: SHOWstudio. From the early days, models were a central part of Nick Knight's vision for SHOWstudio. The surveillance-themed fashion film above came from footage he shot of Kate Moss in 1995, and was recently uploaded ... More »






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New York Magazine’s ‘Sex Lives’ Podcast: All About the D

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 16:15

It’s time for another randy installment of New York Magazine’s "Sex Lives," a podcast exploring sex as it relates to contemporary culture.In the third episode, New York Magazine’s sex columnist Maureen O’Connor, the Cut’s Allison P. Davis, and host David Wallace-Wells spend the first half discussing the world’s first successful ... More »






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Soon We Can Eat in a Dick-Themed Restaurant

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 16:01

How long have we lived in a world where the restaurant business catered to the male gaze by providing every town with a venue for busty woman in little tank tops to serve cool pitchers of beer and hot and spicy wings? How long have we suffered the indignity of ... More »






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Trans People in California Could Be Fined for Going to the Bathroom

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:51

While LGBT nondiscrimination laws are making headway across the country, a new initiative in California could result in transgender people paying thousands of dollars in fines for using the bathroom. The Personal Privacy Protection Act would ban transgender people from using single-sex restrooms, dressing rooms, and locker rooms that correspond ... More »






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Every Relationship’s Greatest Threat: IKEA

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:43

A year or so before my boyfriend and I started dating, I moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn and asked him as a friend to come over and help me build my IKEA bed frame. It wasn't necessarily a project I needed help with — I'd built the Expedit bookshelf entirely ... More »






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Lee-Sean Huang: Fashion Revolution Day: A Day to Ask #WhoMadeMyClothes?

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:34
April 23 is Fashion Revolution Day -- an opportunity for us to reflect on the welfare of the workers who make the clothes we all wear.

Read more: #WhoMadeMyClothes, Fashion, Sweatshops, Cotton, Uzbekistan, India, Labels, Slavery, Social Responsibility, Style News

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Sarah Blahovec: Tamara Mena, Motivational Speaker, Model and Wheelchair User On Staying Positive and Advocating For A Cure For Spinal Cord Injuries

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:26
Prior to her accident, Tamara was set on becoming a fitness model. Her paralysis changed the course of her modeling: "I was in my best shape before the accident, especially my legs and abs. And ironically that's what I lost after the injury as a T-3 paraplegic.

Read more: Wheelchair, Spinal Cord Injury, Fashion, Activism, Disability, Diversity, Paraplegic, Women, Latinos, California, Spanish, Wings for Life, Non-Profit, Tamara Mena, Education, Running, Stereotypes, Models, Inspiration, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Ekso Bionics, Women News

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Photographer Nakeya Brown Explores Black Hair

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:15

Nakeya Brown is finally recovering. Her first solo art show In Private Moments at Five Myles closed last week, and she admits to having had tunnel vision for the past two weeks. It's been a big year for Brown already, having been featured in two other shows — Ladies Night in ... More »






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Louboutin Expands the Colors of the ‘Nude’ Shoe

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:05

In 2013, Christian Louboutin released his first capsule collection of  nude shoes. Now, he's released new tones: At Bergdorf Goodman yesterday, he revealed varying silhouettes, which he says were inspired by the desire to offer shades that matched different women from around the world. To show off the shoes, he enlisted Shiona ... More »






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Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Will Soon Sell Affordable Makeup

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:43

When Beyoncé needed to create iconic makeup looks for her visual album, she called on her longtime makeup artist Sir John Barnett (yes, this is the name he's had since birth). Sir John worked with her on both the album and its accompanying On the Run tour, while also taking ... More »






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SHOWstudio’s Panelists and Interviewees Drop Fashion Knowledge

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:30

There's a new theme every day on It's Vintage. Read more articles on today's topic: SHOWstudio. Apparently, the crew at SHOWstudio contains more sports fans than you might expect. When the site began convening panels of experts to speak about various aspects of fashion, inspiration sprung from an unlikely source. ... More »






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What to Give Your Friends on Every Occasion

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:00

This week the Cut explores the messy, loving, spiteful, supportive, competitive, joyful, and funny sides of friendship. Finding the perfect gift for a friend can feel much more complicated than it should. You already know the person well enough to warrant giving her a present, but you also want whatever ... More »






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Envy Nearly Wrecked My Best Friendship

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 13:45

This week the Cut explores the messy, loving, spiteful, supportive, competitive, joyful, and funny sides of friendship. My longtime friend Bennett is, and has always been, a writer, the kind of writer whose writerly identity is obvious from his first sentence — in fact, child-Bennett started speaking in full sentences, ... More »






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The Story of Dior, Now in Comic-Book Form

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 13:35

Last month brought us Dior and I, the new documentary chronicling designer Raf Simons and his debut collection for the house. Now comes a slightly more unusual undertaking — the story of Dior told in comic-book form. The French graphic novelist Annie Goetzinger has released a (Dior-approved book) this month titled Girl in ... More »






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How SHOWstudio Embraced 3-D, Instagram, and More Technological Innovations

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:30

There's a new theme every day on It's Vintage. Read more articles on today's topic: SHOWstudio. It's hard to find someone who is less of a Luddite than SHOWstudio founder Nick Knight. "We’ve never been able to communicate as a species before like this. So it’s kind of an exciting time," Knight says of the ... More »






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Renata M. Black: Mara Hoffman: On Becoming a Catalyst

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:30
I hope after reading these stories you will look at your own situations, struggles and accomplishments through a different lens and, at the very least, be better equipped to change your own paradigm.

Read more: Fashion, Consciousness, Paradigm Shifters, Icons, Women, Mara Hoffman, Impact News

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