Perry Ellis' Daughter Breaks Away From Family Name

May 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s easy to assume that progenies of our favorite stars or celebrities are automatically destined for success; that with minimal effort and a family name, these children can easily work their way into positions that most would have to strive and struggle to obtain. This isn’t the case with every famous family.

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An Afternoon With Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

May 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It can be hard to know what a world-renowned person will be like upon meeting them for the first time. Will they be humble and gracious or carry an air of self-importance? You always hope for the former but at times, can be let down by the latter.

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Thaddeus O’Neil Discusses the Evolution of His Surf-Inspired Loungewear

Apr 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Fashion is evolving. Today, high-maintenance looks are giving way to the rise of athleisure and streetwear, even Uggs seem to be making a comeback. But the most relaxed runway looks still take a backseat to the loungewear designed by Thaddeus O’Neil.

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How to Curate a Closet With the Chicest International Designer Labels

Apr 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Some of the best pieces in any fashion lover’s closet are the ones that tell a story. The sandals you bought on your first trip to Bali, the earrings your mother bought you on your family trip to Italy or the dress you found in a nondescript boutique tucked away within the streets of Paris.

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When Wear Makes a Men’s Bag Beautiful

Apr 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s been almost a century since Moore & Giles began working with leather, but an 83-year history and traditional outlook on style hasn’t made the American label feel outdated at all. In fact the brand just released their latest collection, a series of accessories, bags and carry-ons, that feel right at home slug over the arms of today’s modern man.

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Maarten Baas: Turning Dramatic Concepts into Usable Reality

Apr 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Dutch artist Maarten Baas doesn’t just craft furniture, he turns dramatic concepts into a usable reality. A graduate of the Design Academy of Eindhoven, Baas’ pieces have been nominated for various awards (including René Smeets award in 2009) and was invited by IKEA to do a week-long workshop in France, after which he was selected for the Design Academy in Tokyo. 

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Joshua Kane: British Tailoring's Enfant Terrible

Apr 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Jessica Hines

It’s not normal to do a fashion interview in a skate park, but then 31-year-old designer Joshua Kane, is not normal. He is to British tailoring what Jimi Hendrix was to the guitar.

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Stefano Pastrovich On the Future of Yacht Design

Jan 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With Genoese Stefano Pastrovich at the helm, Pastrovich Studio continually creates sailing and motor yacht designs that are not only beautiful, but challenging to the status quo. From the beginning of his career collaborating with the Martin Francis Design Studio to being appointed Chief Designer at Wally Yachts to starting his own company in 2005, Pastrovich has developed a unique synergy with the sea that doesn't rely on contemporary styles or trends. 

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From Dishwasher to the James Beard House: Chef Andy Blanton

Mar 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

Andy Blanton got the “cooking bug” while working as a dishwasher when he was 15. From there he went on to graduate from the Culinary Arts Institute of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. Eager to explore his Cajun culinary roots, Blanton has worked at the renowned Commanders Palace in New Orleans and Brigtsen’s Restaurant, where he cooked under the acclaimed James Beard award-winning chef: Frank Brigtsen.

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2016 is Coming Up Khan

Mar 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If you haven’t heard of Azeeza Khan then you’ll want to take note: the Chicago-based designer has been slowly but surely working her way into the industry over the past couple of years, flying just under the radar. She’s dressed celebrities, has been formally noted by both Louis Vuitton and Forbes as the go-to label in Chicago and just signed a deal with Barneys New York.

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LA’s Latest Vegan Weight Loss Meal Plan

Mar 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The first day of spring is less than a week away. If you’ve held tight to your New Year’s resolutions, congrats, if not then it might be time to start thinking about getting a jumpstart on that warm-weather bikini bod. To take some of the stress out of planning and preparing a low-calorie dining plan, Veestro, a new meal delivery service, offers an entire menu of vegan, organic and all natural foods to help you eat cleaner and healthier.

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Create Your Own Line of Customizable Fortedemarmi Pieces

Mar 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

There’s a clear difference between bespoke jewelry and customizable pieces. One brings to mind a resplendent piece crafted and molded specifically for you, the other reminds us of, well, charm bracelets. But when Alena Kupriyanova Lotti thinks of personalized jewelry, she combines the two, imagining interchangeable exotic leathers and gemstones designed with 18-karat gold.

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How Charlotte Cho and Soko Glam Changed the US Beauty Landscape

Feb 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Chances are in the last year or two you’ve been a part of the Korean skin care revolution. Maybe you’ve tried a sheet face mask, traded your foundation for a cushion compact or even upgraded your daily routine to include a multi-step process of double washing, essences, serums and the like. If you’ve fallen in love with any part of your Korean beauty routine then you probably have Charlotte Cho to thank for that.

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Is This the True Future of Smart Fashion?

Feb 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Kelly O'Reilly

As the dust settles in NYC and Fashion Month marches on in London, various trends are emerging on the runway for the coming seasons. But delving far deeper than simply looking gorgeous on the catwalk is fashion technology and interactive designer Birce Ozkan, whose naturally intuitive and cutting-edge work is at the intersection of innovation and style.

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Light Up the Stars: The Secret Behind Grammy Performances

Feb 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Leroy "Roy" Bennett is proof that you don't have to get up on stage in order to make a mark on the music industry. Along with fellow designers Cory Fitzgerald and Tobias Rylander, Bennett conceives visually striking performance environments for music's top artists through his company Seven Design Works. 

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