The End of Gender – The New York Times

One of the biggest trends of the spring 2022 fashion shows that just ended was not any particular silhouette or color, but rather the fact that many designers put both women and men on their runways in what once would have been termed “women’s wear” — not so much as provocation but simply as a … Read more

Enter the Shoe Brooch – The New York Times

Fashion Week is back in full force, and there’s a lot to see. Blink (or scroll too fast on Instagram) and you’ll miss the details: tiny bags, tall shoes, feathered hats, leather capes and diamond dog collars. So as part of a new series, Wow Moment, we’ll spotlight things we saw on the runways that … Read more

The New Image Makers – The New York Times

Curtain bangs (a long 1970s-style swooping style) and wolf hair (a shaggy mullet). Glinting coppery red hues and ear-grazing chops inspired by the ’90s Delia’s catalog. If you’ve spotted these hair looks, chances are they were influenced by one East Village hot spot: the two-year-old Jenna Perry Hair salon, founded by the flame-haired Jenna Perry … Read more

Big Bold Gold – The New York Times

“I just like the sound of it,” Natasha Ghosn said about naming her jewelry and fragrance brand Mondo Mondo. “I was thinking of Mondo films, Italian, kitschiness and campiness.” Ms. Ghosn, 34, began her line in 2008, when she was living in New York making digitally printed T-shirts that she painted by hand. Now the … Read more

Big Earring Energy – The New York Times

“I just like the sound of it,” Natasha Ghosn said about naming her jewelry and fragrance brand Mondo Mondo. “I was thinking of Mondo films, Italian, kitschiness and campiness.” Ms. Ghosn, 34, began her line in 2008, when she was living in New York making digitally printed T-shirts that she painted by hand. Now the … Read more

The Cotton Tote Crisis – The New York Times

Recently, Venetia Berry, an artist in London, counted up the free cotton tote bags that she had accumulated in her closet. There were at least 25. There were totes from the eco-fashion brand Reformation and totes from vintage stores, totes from Soho House, boutique countryside hotels and independent art shops. She had two totes from … Read more

Kathy Hilton’s Calling – The New York Times

But she’s also a stand-alone figure, who experienced the money-fueled 1980s New York social scene first hand, and who oversaw the dawn of the current reality TV era up close (from 2003-2007, Paris starred on “The Simple Life,” which fascinated viewers with its look at the worlds of high society, wealth, and privilege). For better … Read more