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STYLE / June 1 2012 2:45 PM

Top Five List: Rafé Totengco’s Summer Essentials

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LOOKBOOKS editor-in-chief Cator Sparks racks Rafé Totengco’s brain about his favorite elements of summer.

Rafé is one of those sweet boys of fashion you are always happy to see at a crowded and crazy fashion event. His success has been steady since 1997 when he launched his eponymous handbag line, and in 2010 he was appointed Creative Director for Handbags for The Jones Group, Inc. Now that we are officially in the summer season, we asked Rafé to give us his top five favorite things about this time of year.

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Illustrator Katy Smail Talks Artful Inspiration in a World Overrun with Photoshop

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LOOKBOOKS editor-in-chief Cator Sparks explores the lost art of fashion illustration with artist Katy Smail. See the interview and fantastic gallery of her whimsical work below.

With the amount of air brushing going on these days, models in magazines look nearly good enough to hang in the Louvre. Their skin so dewy, their teeth so white and their eyes so clear, so it only make sense that the fashion world is rediscovering the lost art of illustration.

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FASHION / December 6 2011 5:33 PM

P-Art-Y Basel! Our 5 Favorite Events at Art Basel

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Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, the festivities at Art Basel Miami almost outshined the actual artwork.  With 18 other local art fairs simultaneously going on around town, over 260 galleries showing the works of over 2000 artists and 50,000 creative enthusiasts from around the world, South Beach and downtown Miami’s Design District were the country’s  creative mecca this first week of December.  Our week was jam packed, with back to back versions of “the most fun party ever”, sandwiched between “the best art exhibit ever” Here’s a rundown of our favorite events:

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