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FASHION, INTERVIEWS / December 9 2011 11:04 AM

Kate Lanphear on Fav “Fierce Ass” Jewelry Designer & Elle Interns with Sweaters on their Heads

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Kate Lanphear was the toast of Burberry Soho Wednesday night. The formidable Style Director of Elle stood stunning, as bloggers and industry darlings mingled, champagned and hardly touched the bite sized English fare that circulated. Fish’n'chips? Burberry, please! How are we supposed to talk to anyone? Perhaps I’m slightly sour at not winning this Burberry bag in the Instagram contest, but I’m more jazzed that I got to chat with the fearsome Lanphear. First things first, I lusted over her ring. And then she let me in on her favorite “fierce ass bitch” jewelry designer

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CULTURE, FASHION, INTERVIEWS / November 23 2011 10:30 AM

INTERVIEW: Kiboots Gives Unique Vintage Rugs a Major Makeover

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In a world of mass-produced fast fashion and wasteful production methods, it can be difficult to find unique clothing created in a sustainable manner. Feeling the same way after traveling the world and experiencing the beautiful crafting of local artisans, Jovanna Kruitbosch and Martijn Lugtigheid founded Kiboots in the summer of 2010. Inspired by the original road tripping footwear of 1960s hippies, Kiboots are constructed of leather and one-of-a-kind vintage kilim rugs, handpicked by the designers themselves. I recently met the Amsterdam-dwelling duo to talk about what inspires them, the importance of an eco-friendly business and why they chose to craft with carpet.

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INTERVIEWS / November 18 2011 4:33 PM

Alice Ritter Tells Tales and Recommends Some Fashionable Reading

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Jessica paid a visit to designer Alice Ritter as part of LOOKBOOKS.com‘s new feature, “Tales of the Atelier”:

Through the concrete and brick columned hall of the CFDA Incubator, past glass doors with names like Bibhu Mohapatra, House of Waris and Prabal Gurung etched upon them, sits a room on the end that houses the studio of a French expat with a beautiful concept. Alice Ritter works seemingly solitary in a tidy, brightly lit room with a towering cubic bookshelf, a sewing machine and inspiration all around. Her style rings from the authenticity of growing up in the late 70s in France, where Yves Saint Laurent was god and high power glossies were sacred. Having studied economics, she created a fashion lab within her home with her Brooklynite husband to pursue her true art of design. Poring over books and dissecting vintage clothing lead to her creating an aesthetic that is uniquely hers. 

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INTERVIEWS / November 17 2011 12:16 PM

Exclusive Interview: New York City Inspirations With Katya Moorman of Style Defined NYC

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As we all know New York City is the one and only place to truly define yourself. It’s filled with inspiration, the most random people, and best of all bizarre style. After discovering some of the best New York City based fashion bloggers, it’s amazing when you get five minutes into the busy minds of what really goes on behind the scenes of these fashionistas’ lives. That is why today the internet diva who knows New York City street style the best, Katya Moorman of Style Defined NYC tells us a little bit about her muses, how she got started, a couple favorite memorable events, and everything in between.

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INTERVIEWS / November 11 2011 1:31 PM

LOOKBOOKS Interview: Lorenzo Martone and the Power of Social Media

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Lorenzo Martone has made a business out of socializing that has taken him around the world and introduced him to a bevy of interesting personalities. With Ryan Brown, he co-founded the PR agency ARC NY whose clients include supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio (DNA) and recent Sports Illustrated cover girl Irina Shayk (Marilyn). Here, Lorenzo discusses how he handles the inevitable cross-pollination between his professional and professional life and how social media has changed it all.

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INTERVIEWS / July 27 2011 11:28 AM

INTERVIEW: Yuko Shimizu, Creator of Rebecca Bonbon & Hello Kitty

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Rebecca Bonbon isn’t your everyday pet bulldog. This adorable little pooch knows how to live, travel and shop in style. From her penthouse overlooking Central Park, Rebecca lives an ultra-luxurious life. Her personal chauffeur assures she shops at the finest boutiques on Fifth Avenue and in SoHo via the comfort of her limo. She never misses a show at Fashion Week and doesn’t travel without her private jet. But where did Rebecca come from? How does she live such a charmed life? I got a chance to ask Yuko Shimizu, creator of Rebecca Bonbon and the legendary Hello Kitty these questions and more. Check out our interview after the jump.

INTERVIEW: Yuko Shimizu, Creator of Rebecca Bonbon & Hello Kitty

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CITY, CULTURE, FASHION, INTERVIEWS / July 26 2011 1:53 PM

Yigal Azrouël and Steven Kolb on the Verge of a Glorious Breakthrough

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Last night in a glass room above 29th St at Bar Basque, members of the CFDA, W Magazine, and I (and others) witnessed though the window several ladies go bat shit crazy. Well actually, we watched Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, a film by Pedro Almodóvar. Only, it was quite difficult to concentrate on the movie when there were such interesting people with whom to converse.

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