Melissa Mark-Viverito at the Met gala Monday night. Remember November 2011, when City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito was arrested, along with 98 protestors, for blocking the Brooklyn Bridge while chanting "We are the 99 percent?" Well, times have changed. On Monday -- the same day protesto ... More >>
A look at historical fashions with New York as a backdrop
Despite their often admirable message discipline, sometimes our rightblogger subjects just don't coalesce around one newsworthy subject that merits our attention. Such was the case last week. We could attend their thoughts on Obama's NSA speech, but frankly when you've seen one wave of fake outrage ... More >>
When we arrived for check-in at rag & bone on Friday night, the woman behind the table asked, "Are your hands cold?" "How could you tell?" we said as we shook a layer of heavy snow from our hat. And that was when she gave us a black squishy thing. Yes, it was a hand warmer. Call us easy, but we w ... More >>
A Vogue star tells her story
Has Michael White made amends yet?
We have to hear 'I'm Too Sexy' again, and 40 other angry reasons
Happy Pride month! To celebrate, let's name the five gayest songs ever written--chosen because the LGBTS love 'em, not necessarily because they have specifically gay content in them: (5) "The Man That Got Away"--sung by Judy Garland When it was used by no fewer than two acts in the recent ... More >>
The Vogue editor and fashion world icon took 31 seconds out of her day to vouch on video for New Yorkers For Marriage Equality as part of the Human Rights Campaign. (If she took more than one take to nail it we'll eat our hat.) Wintour joins a host of other notable New Yorkers and Barbara Bush, thou ... More >>
Earlier today, I received the following URGENT text message: "What are you wearing for judgment day? I don't want to overdress." This is an important point! One should always dress for success, for the job they want, not the job that wants them, or the god they want, not the god that wants th ... More >>
"It all started from just taking pictures of people," says Brandon Stanton as we walk onto a Queens-bound 7 train. Stanton is the editor and photographer of the New York City-based blog Humans of New York, a project that he initially started with the intention of taking a photographic census ... More >>
Everywhere you turn your fashionable head at Fashion Week, there she is -- Vogue empress Anna Wintour, looking magisterial and divoon, darling. Or is that her? It's hard to tell because she's always surrounded by at least two burly bodyguards!
It's Summer, and as we all know, many businesses get slow in the summer. Media is one of these businesses, and in media, you have to diversify in order to stay afloat, or something. It's bad enough you have to concern yourself with the terrible fate of blogger burnout in this heat! But making ... More >>
Second from the left, no? Credit: BBCIt's not quite Katie Couric busting the world's most unseemly move, but the above photo would seem to be evidence of Vogue editrix Anna Wintour's ability to clap her hands in a somewhat demonstrative and possibly even rhythmic way. Or is it just a lookalik ... More >>
Where to find Fashion Week inspiration
Take your vintage wear to the next level
Yeah, that's right, we're talking about you, Rostam. Scans via StereogumWill Vampire Weekend lose their unofficial Polo endorsement? Is this the end of MGMT's scarf, headband, and sunglasses-sponsorship deal with Beacon's Closet? Will Beirut's Zach Condon lose his humble gypsy cred by standin ... More >>
As Anna Wintour goes, so goes the nation: today marks the start of Fashion Week, and tonight the first Fashion's Night Out, the Vogue empress's glam plan to get the bodies back in the stores. Over 300 retailers citywide will extend their hours until 11pm to host live music, celebrities, and o ... More >>
Goodbye to all of that!
What can fancy mags do anymore to push the envelope? The stylish Acne Paper, which describes itself as offering "an eclectic yet coherent mix of portrait, fashion and art photography," has pulled, so to speak, a new one on us, though scholarly sources tell us it is indeed a pre-existing Thing: accor ... More >>
Forgotten auteur of 70s skepticism and American waywardness
I told you so.
Video shoot cashes racial catwalk
Now that everyone and their pilattes instructor has seen the Sex and the City movie, can we talk about how there should maybe have been some cooler downtowny (or even uptowny) types in cameos, like the show used to have? Oh, well, at least I did spot riotous rock chick Bridget Everett—who turned m ... More >>
Matt & Kim? Against Me? Patti Smith christens the Music Hall anyway.
Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag
Success with Barneys and Vogue
Talking with Top Model contestant Kim Stolz
Pie, Anna Wintour, and the history of fur protest
The search for this season's hottest (and largest) jewelry
The most stylish magazine photography of 2004
Suede magazine wants advertisers to see its true colorsand spend some real green
MOMA's first show of fashion photography follows an eccentric, narrative train of thought
Peasant Blouses, Vreeland, and Mickey Mouse
Exploring Extreme Beauty With the As Four Gang
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