THE LOOK: VYING FOR VINTAGE

Five fab NYC stores

February 24, 2016

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In the '90s, I scoured Pont de Vanves in Paris for silk slip dresses and authentic French camouflage; retraced as many of Kate Moss’ steps as possible in London to find the perfect quilted burgundy velvet jacket; rifled through stacks of dead-stock gems at Screaming Mimi’s in NYC; scored a black faux fur coat at a Harvard Square street fair

THE LOOK: IN THE PINK

Make your winter wardrobe sing pre-spring

February 14, 2016

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What’s not to love about a huge furry pink coat that looks like cotton candy? This statement coat is the perfect (fur-fect?) transitional piece to take you from winter to spring. Not practical, you say? I respectfully disagree, as it flawlessly fuses fashion and function. Faux-fur, check! Cocoon silhouette, check! Fits over multiple layers, ch

THE LOOK: HAZY SHADE OF WINTER

Gray days call for cool capes

February 3, 2016

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By the time February rolls around, I’m already thinking pink and browsing (aka shopping) kaftans and spring sandals. My enthusiasm for my winter wardrobe wanes soon after Christmas, because by then I’ve overindulged in plaid, velvet and wintry hues. The exception to that rule is the color gray, which almost always seems appropriate, especial