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CULTURE, FASHION / October 3 2011 1:02 PM

Bookclubbin’: Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures

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Marisa Berenson has led the kind of charmed, impossibly chic and devastatingly fashionable life that is all but impossible to replicate today.  If only because charm, chicness and style are all but impossible to find today. Having lived her entire life in front of the camera — Marisa’s christening portrait appeared in Vogue and she covered Elle magazine with sister Berinthia “Berry” Berenson when she was five – guest editor and longtime friend Steven Meisel collected some of Berenson’s most iconic photographs, as well as personal pics of friends and families, in Rizzoli‘s goregous new tome, Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures (2011). 

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FASHION / June 1 2011 8:30 AM

The 10 Greatest Fashion Shows of the Past 10 Years

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The fashion show has evolved from its earliest incarnations in the salons of department stores into the opulent, theatrical, exorbitant circuses they are now. Over the past ten years, especially, the fashion show has become a multi-media juggernaut, as crucial to a designer’s collections as the collection itself.

Along with its commercial peak, fashion shows have also reached their creative peaks – moving, visceral, dramatic productions that have elevated them into an art form. Alexander McQueen emerged as the true master of the genre, blending the disparate elements of entertainment and ideology while creating beautiful works of clothing that could stand on their own without the hype and hoopla with which he was so famously associated.

Below is a list of the 10 fashion shows that stand as the greatest achievements of the last decade, based on their technicality and theatricality, their influence on fashion and of course, the clothes themselves.

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CULTURE, FASHION / May 17 2011 3:29 PM

Pretty Pretty Princess: 10 Stylishly Modern Princesses

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There was a time when being a princess was all about turning down suitors, overthrowing kingdoms and trying not to die from the Plague. But times have changed and you’re less likely to find a princess stranded in some castle than feeding the poor or helping charity. Here are ten princesses from different walks of life whose style makes it reign all over their respective kingdoms.

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Uncategorized / June 5 2008 1:10 PM

Banana Skirt + Jazz = Style Icon

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Josephine Baker is one of my favorite feminine heroes.

Yes, she was a French exotic dancer, but few people in the world can make a banana skirt work on so many levels. We found this t-shirt at 80′s Purple featuring the style icon.

You can go bananas over it for $34 bucks.

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