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August 31, 2011 3:14 PM


Where's Tennis' Next Big Thing?

Early this afternoon, there was a buzz throughout the grounds in Flushing Meadows at the U.S. Open.

Nadal and Sharapova Behind-the-Scenes.
Forget everything you know about Nordstrom before heading over to Treasure & Bond, a new concept store at 350 West Broadway in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood.

What would fashion do without the heroic and largely unheralded efforts of Dov and Eddie to shake things up?

Reading has shaped my life for as long as I can remember. As Robert Gottlieb told The Paris Review in 1994, "I was about forty years old when I had an amazing revelation -- it suddenly came to me that not every person in the world assumed, without thinking about it, that reading was the most important thing in life. I hadn't even known that I had thought it, it was so basic to me."

What follows are my responses to the books that I have read in recent weeks. is getting a makeover. The celebrity fashion site, founded by Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr, relaunched today with a whole new look and new features which according to Power are designed to give readers what they have been asking for: more content.

August 17, 2011 9:28 AM

InStyle Teams Up with Shopkick

Shopkick, the largest location-based shopping app that rewards users with deals and offers upon entering stores like Macy's, Target, American Eagle, Wet Seal and more, has linked with InStyle in its first collaboration with a fashion magazine.
I've never seen a full episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" but it's impossible to not feel like you know the Jenner-Kardashian clan given that WWD has covered its every move in the retail and apparel world and that it's in all of the weeklies, well, weekly (never mind the real-time blogs, web sites and social media outlets).

Lucky Magazine has tapped a a string of celebrities and designers for its second annual Lucky Fashion and Beauty Blogger conference.

For Maria Paz Navales, designer of Undrest, what started as a lingerie line in 2007 soon evolved into a swim and ready-to-wear collection.

"Banks are like the tooth fairy, they go away when you stop believing in them. " That is, beyond all doubt, my favorite bit of commentary from the financial crisis -- the 2008 crisis, that is. I don't yet want to call this latest go around a crisis. Then again, with 500- and 600-point drops in market, it's hard to be optimistic.
Mother Nature was not cooperating around 4 a.m. Sunday when the athletes started to arrive at Riverside Park for the 11th Annual Nautica New York City Triathlon.
I was told once that the notion of business strategy in fashion was a bunch of baloney.
August 3, 2011 11:57 AM


The Shock of the New

It must be said that I am historically a fan of any event that involves outlandish large-scale contraptions, mild body endangerment, attractive lighting, the out-of-doors and unlimited comestibles. Anyone familiar with the Watermill Center's annual summer benefit gala (and this year marks the 18th) knows that it ticks a lot of those boxes.
August 3, 2011 10:27 AM


Shopping for a Cause

It is one of the many unpleasant truths of life that the people who most often receive discounts are those who need them the least.
Hamptons estates don't come much tonier than Lasata, the former childhood stomping grounds of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, who summered there in the Thirties and Forties when it was owned by her grandparents.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's The Row is getting a cyber makeover with a redesigned web site launching today.

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