Capturing Beautiful Clothes and the Beauty of Life in Bill Cunningham New York

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For decades, Bill Cunningham has chronicled New York street style and the sartorial feats of soirée attendees for the New York Times. Now, the man on the Schwinn bicycle is the subject of a documentary aptly titled, Bill Cunningham New York, an endearing portrait of the creative mind behind the famous, “On the Street”, and … Continue reading

Sartorial Prowess and Journalistic Faux Pas in Absence of Malice

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In Absence of Malice,  Sally Field is Megan Carter, a reporter who makes mistakes—many mistakes. When a federal prosecutor, desperate for leads in an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a local union leader, conveniently leaves the case file on his desk, she reads it, and subsequently writes a story about the alleged suspect, Michael … Continue reading

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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It’s safe to say that this upcoming exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, by virtue of the extraordinary designer it celebrates, will be well worth the road trip.Entitled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the exhibit will showcase pieces from the late designer’s prolific 19-year career. A show not to be missed. Now, … Continue reading

Sartorial Twins: The Psychology of Dressing Alike

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“Birds of a feather flock together.” People with similar tastes tend to gravitate towards one another. But could it also be argued that closeness breeds similarity? Twin infants, unbeknownst to them, are made to sport the same attire. But usually, when they grow older, they want nothing more than to break free from sartorial sameness. … Continue reading

Extremes of Style: When Antifashion Becomes Fashion

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Fashion is the vehicle through which a particular beauty ideal travels from the towering skyscrapers housing the offices of the industry’s most influential glossies to our mass consciousness. Across the pages of fashion magazines lay perfectly symmetrical faces with flawless, porcelain skin, and long and lean statuesque models of near perfection. It’s odd then to … Continue reading

Q&A: Monica De Liz on the Language of Clothes, Chanel, and Visible Bra Straps

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If you haven’t already surmised, this blog is all about extolling the virtues of dressing well. And what better way to do so than with a one-on-one with an expert on the subject. A certified image consultant, speaker, business coach, and elected one of the “Top Ten Best Dressed Montrealers” by the Montreal Mirror, Brazilian … Continue reading