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Florence Welch: Songbird

Florence Welch: Songbird

Since she was discovered, as the story goes, singing Etta James while drunk in the loo of a London nightclub just a few years ago, the flame-haired singer Florence Welch has ascended to superstardom with... Read More
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Back to School

Back to School

When Hurricane Irene rained all over the planned Southampton screening of Tatiana von Furstenberg and Francesca Gregorini’s coming-of-age boarding school drama, “Tanner Hall,” the duo — best friends since their own teenage years at Brown... Read More
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Putting the Spark in Arcade Fire

Putting the Spark in Arcade Fire

For Arcade Fire devotees, Regine Chassagne’s sparkly dresses — gold stripes and disco stardust at the Grammys, tarnished sequins atwirl on “Saturday Night Live” — are as much a signature as the band’s exuberant sound;... Read More
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She's a Rainbow

She’s a Rainbow

In the artist Alia Penner’s eyes, everything looks better covered in rainbows. Not girly, pastel rainbows, but brilliant acid hues that bring to mind Peter Max and Sonia Delaunay. When the California-born artist isn’t painting... Read More
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Authenticity Before Glamour

Authenticity Before Glamour

W hen Ann Roth was designing the costumes for 1975’s “The Day of the Locust,” set in the late 1930s, her commitment to historical accuracy made her an anomaly. “Hollywood made dream costumes” then, says... Read More
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Gregory Parkinson's Winning Style

Gregory Parkinson’s Winning Style

In 2008, at the peak of the financial crisis and with the disappointing sales figures of his last collection hanging over him, Los Angeles-based fashion designer Gregory Parkinson went for broke, using rare fabrics from... Read More
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Shareen Mitchell's Rags to Riches Tale

Shareen Mitchell’s Rags to Riches Tale

Anyone who has set foot in Shareen Vintage, a vast downtown warehouse space lined with endless racks of sparkly cocktail frocks, gauzy, ankle-grazing hippie robes and everything in between, will hardly be surprised to learn... Read More
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Closet Visit gives readers a peek inside

Closet Visit gives readers a peek inside

For women, one of the fastest ways to get to know a new friend is to look through her closet. Sifting through the layers of silk, sequins, cotton and wool, we can learn about our... Read More
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Los Angeles Dispatch: Will Lemon

Los Angeles Dispatch: Will Lemon

Most makeup artists consider the skin their canvas, but William Lemon III takes the idea more literally. Lemon, who is also a musician and painter, created a water-based acrylic body painting technique called skin printing,... Read More
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L.A. Femme

L.A. Femme

Vanessa Bruno likes to say that she makes “easy clothes for difficult girls.” But in the Parisian designer’s world, “difficult” doesn’t mean someone who must coordinate her outfit with an alcohol monitoring anklet but a... Read More
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Yves Saint Laurent at the Petit Palais

Yves Saint Laurent at the Petit Palais

To wander through the Yves Saint Laurent retrospective at the Petit Palais in Paris is not just to receive an infusion of fashion history and a privileged peek into the wardrobes of some of the... Read More
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Zainab's Multicultural Chic

Zainab’s Multicultural Chic

Just a stone’s throw from Pink’s hot dogs and set off by a bright orange awning, Zainab is an oasis of eclectic glamour on a gritty stretch of Melrose Avenue. In the six months since... Read More
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