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10 Jul

A Sushi Crawl Through Vancouver

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If New York City has pizza, and Los Angeles has tacos, then Vancouver is a sushi town. The Japanese influence throughout the city is undeniable. Japanese convenience stores and ramen shops line Robson Street. Manicured public gardens like Nitobe Memorial Garden and Momiji Gardens offer moments of tranquility with ponds, waterfalls, and traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. In the spring, thousands of blushing cherry blossom trees transform downtown into a sakura oasis that could be confused with Tokyo if only the locals suddenly switched to the Japanese uniform of wide-leg culottes. But the most noticeable element transferred to Vancouver from Japan is the prevalence of sushi. There are more than 600 sushi eateries in metro Vancouver. Nearly every city block is populated...
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10 Jul

HAIM Is Music For Complicated Women

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"You know I'm bad at communication," began HAIM's first hit single, "The Wire." It's a phrase everyone who's been in a relationship has probably said at some point, whether it was true or not. The entire song follows the story of a woman breaking up with her significant other because, well, she's just not feeling it. No hard feelings, nothing wrong, it's not you it's me.

I, like many women and men I know, am bad at communication. You may think a writer would be really great at sharing her feelings and needs with her partner, but what I'm really good at is thinking out every possible outcome of a situation and letting all my anxieties simmer until my partner has...
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10 Jul

12 Of The Best Vacation Destinations For You And Your Best Friends

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Family vacations are great, and romantic getaways are crucial to a healthy marriage. But sometimes you just have to get away with your girls. Between work obligations, parenting duties, and keeping your husband from turning into your roommate, it can be tough to put the effort into maintaining your friendships. But your friends are crucial to your sanity — and a quickie girls' trip can be all you need to reset, relax, and remember what it's like to have fun without all your other responsibilities.

Aruba

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This Caribbean escape averages 82°F year-round, which makes it perfect for a girls' getaway literally any time you're craving white sand beaches, palm trees, and chill ~island vibes~. The Palm Beach strip boasts hotels galore, but if you're looking...
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4 Feb

A 10-Year Old Brand Gets A Very Cool Reboot

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In today's break-neck speed of brand expansion, the slow but steady growth of outwear mainstay Smythe is refreshing. Ten years after launching their Toronto-based brand,  co-founders and designers Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe are launching ready to wear for the first time. Modeled by Tasha Tilberg, the collection maintains a modern sensibility that still keeps a keen eye on the classics—think of-the-moment pajama dressing offset by cool suiting, lean preppy dresses and easy trenches. The point is, Smythe hasn't lost sight of its brand DNA while dipping a toe in new waters. Hear from the designers on growth, giving denim a break and dressing the Prime Minister's wife. HB: What prompted the decision to launch a full RTW collection? Andrea: After ten years of offering primarily blazers, jackets and coats, we were ready to...
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26 Jan

A Vintage Shopping Hidden Gem for Fashion Insiders

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Anouschka
VINTAGE SHOPPING

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+33.1.48.74.37.00
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ADDRESS

6 Avenue Coq, 75009
Paris, France

This cult vintage store, housed in a classic Parisian apartment and owned by a former model, is beloved by fashion insiders like David Koma for its peerless collection of rare vintage, including haute couture, from the twenties through the eighties. By appointment only.

 

 

Writting by DAVID KOMA,

Source - http://www.vogue.com/city-directory/8868291/anouschka-vintage-paris/

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26 Jan

Are You a Chanel Twist or a Dior Bun?

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The Paris couture shows are currently under way, and already two starkly different approaches to the updo have crossed our radar. In one corner, the loose, haphazard twists at Dior, falling gracefully at the nape of the neck with undone wisps and a smattering of bobby pins that telegraph undone urban ease. In the other, the extreme ladylike Chanel hair roll—lovingly dubbed a “croissant” by backstage hairstylist Sam McKnight—which was inspired by a Picasso sculpture and yet channels a certain Star Wars futurism. These two whimsical proposals have spun off a new iteration of a pressing beauty question: Are you a polished Chanel updo or a mussed-up Dior twist? From an aesthetic standpoint, your choice might be clear—after all, croissants aren’t...
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25 Jan

The Fashion Blogger Who Started As a Model

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Natalie Suarez, Model and Fashion Blogger

Which came first, modeling or fashion blogging? I was one of the first fashion bloggers back in the day — I started my blog,Natalie Off Duty, in 2009, when I was 18 and had been modeling for a few years. Back then, it was just me documenting my life as a model behind the scenes. It didn’t become a full-on business till I signed with the social-media agency DBA. I work with them to pitch projects to brands and do sponsored photo shoots. Like, last summer I did this whole road trip with Teva where I drove through the South and ended up at Bonnaroo. I knew I wouldn’t be a model forever, but I thought,...
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25 Jan

New York’s Best Power Breakfast Spots

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Our weekly column covers the chicest food and restaurants. Here, where to mix business and breakfast.

The idea of an old school power breakfast may be done and gone, but if any place in the world still has the lingering concept of mixing money, business and the first meal of the day it's New York City. From midtown hotspots to fancy (yes, really) bagels downtown, here, our picks for where to have the iconic power breakfast in the city.

 

Living my best life in the form of lox and sticky buns.

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1) Sadelle's: Consider it the new, contemporary spot for a power breakfast. Located in the heart of SoHo, Sadelle's has truly made bagels (a...
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25 Jan

12 Slip Dresses To Wear Outside Of The Bedroom

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Reminiscent of the '90s, the slipdress trend is once again picking up speed since Balenciaga, Céline, and Calvin Klein Collections sent it down the runway last season. But you don't have to leave the slinky trend to the bedroom (or the stage if you're Selena Gomez). Layer one over a turtleneck during the Winter, then wear it bare in July. And with Valentine's Day fast approaching, you'll probably get more use out of the piece than you'd think. Slip into this season's...
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25 Jan

Julie De Libran’s Guide To a Chic Winter

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If there's anyone we want seasonal inspiration from now, it's the woman responsible for the playfully Parisian and impossibly cool recent Sonia Rykiel collections. Julie de Libran lends her ideal winter forecast—from glitter boots to Simon and Garfunkel and champagne fondue.

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JL: A total knitwear black and gray striped black and gray pant suit with a fox hat and sequin boots.
HB: What are your personal go-to pieces for the cold months? Both for a night out and day to day…
JL: Sequin track pants with cropped tops. Men's cropped jacket and pantsuit.
 HB: What's your go-to shoe?
 JL: Low boot with a bit of sequins.
HB: Bag?
 JL: Le Copain—a small and supple bag. I gave it to my friends as a present. It is small but so practical.

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