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22 Nov

The Webster Brings Siz Stories Of Chic To NYC

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Winter looms around the corner for New York, but founder of The Webster Laure Hériard Dubreuil is bringing a little Miami warmth to the Big Apple, opening a new location of the luxury boutique in a stunning SoHo location.
The shop has rebuilt an entire building at 29 Greene Street, creating six floors from scratch with 98 designer labels for men and women. Custom furnishings and décor—including wallpapers from the 1920s and ‘30s—help accentuate the charm of the site, which was constructed in 1878 until it burnt down years ago. The result is incredibly opulent—the intricate patterns and lush textures throughout the new store are accentuated by the moody lighting and bright open windows.

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16 Nov

Violet Chachki Becomes The First Drag Queen To Land A Lingerie Campaign

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The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner talks the importance of her new pinup-inspired ad campaign.

In a year when gender norms are (finally) being challenged more than ever, Violet Chachki just made a huge stride by becoming the first drag queen to land a major lingerie campaign.
Chachki, who won the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race, faces a Bettie Page-inspired lingerie campaign for London brand, Playful Promises. In the series of photos, she models a range of vintage, pin-up-esque pieces from bustier bras to high-waisted underwear, corsets, and garter belts.

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Channeling Bettie Page for the barrier-breaking campaign was especially fitting for Chachki, as the '50s pin-up model is a big part of her drag persona, "Bettie Page has been...
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15 Nov

Chanel Redefines The Traditional Gentleman’s Club

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Get all the details about Chanel's pop-up space only for the girls.

Chanel knows the importance of creating spaces for groups of people to come together without judgment, and taking heed from from traditional men's social clubs, the fashion house is opening a pop-up space exclusively for women. Entitled the Coco Club, the pop-up, created to celebrate Chanel's new BOY∙FRIEND watch collection, aims to “takes the best from men and makes it even better for women." The space will feature a beauty room to update your look, a photo booth for those classic snapshots, and even a numerologist reader on site to help you find your true magic number (maybe 7 isn't so lucky, after all.) The Coco Club will be open to the public...
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14 Nov

The Limited Edition VMAN 2018 Calendar By Bruce Weber

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Get all the details on the first-ever VMAN calendar.

In the first-ever VMAN calendar, iconic imagemaker Bruce Weber weaves a fantastical tale for 2018. Top male models, unique artist sketches, and golden retriever puppies beautifully chart out the 12 months ahead across 48 full pages. Packaged in a crisp deluxe portfolio, each month's four unique pages are presented unbound and folded inside, creating a total of 12 exclusive posters. This limited edition art project from one of fashion's most legendary photographers is a collectible keepsake and a chance to own exceptional Bruce Weber work. The calendar is set for release on Thursday, November 16, and will retail for $50. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Korean K9 Rescue....
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13 Nov

Welcome To The Coco Club

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Leaning in to the old adage that time is the greatest luxury, Chanel has created the Coco Club—a new space in New York for fans to unwind and pamper themselves, and to promote its new Boy∙Friend watch collection.
This Sunday, the luxury brand will be taking over the SoHo location of The Wing (a women-only work and social space) redesigning the already bright and feminine rooms in the French house’s traditional minimalist aesthetic. Luxe cream and black furniture adorned with the label’s interlocking “CC” logo are juxtaposed with vintage picture frames and trinkets, as well as the neon pink photo booths where guests will have their portraits taken for their club “passports.”

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10 Nov

Topshop Says Its Changing Rooms Are Gender-Neutral After A Complaint from A Trans Customer

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The fashion retailer says customers are free to use any fitting rooms.

Topshop has announced that its changing rooms are gender-neutral, following a complaint from a trans customer who claimed they were refused access to female fitting rooms.
Performance artist Travis Alabanza, who identifies as trans female and uses the pronoun "they," claims they were told to use the male changing rooms when they attempted to use the female changing cubicles to try on dresses.
Alabanza—who was shopping in a Topshop in Manchester, England—was allegedly told by staff to use the male changing rooms downstairs instead.
"Hey @Topshop just experienced transphobia in your Manchester store. Not letting me use the changing room I decide is shit, sort it out," Alabanza tweeted.

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9 Nov

Tiffany & Co. Is Opening a Blue Box Café at Its Flagship Store

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Now you can literally have breakfast at Tiffany's.

Starting this Friday, modern-day Holly Golightlys will no longer have to settle for a to-go croissant and coffee on the sidewalk; they'll be able to enjoy breakfast—and other meals—right inside Tiffany's.

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Tiffany & Co. is opening a Blue Box Café in its NYC flagship on November 10. The chic new eatery will live on the building's fourth floor, which also houses the brand's new luxury home and accessories collection, baby boutique, assortment of vintage books, and sterling silver goods. What the compact café lacks in space, it makes up for in Tiffany-esque sophistication. The brand's signature turquoise appears on the furniture, tableware, and walls (even on the amazonite stone panels). In lieu of...
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8 Nov

A New Exhibition from Hermès Salutes the Artist Behind Those Iconic Windows

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When Leïla Menchari was but an art student, freshly transplanted to Paris from her native Tunisia, the decorator then in charge of Hermès’ windows, Annie Beaumel, asked her to “draw me your dreams." Little did Menchari realize on that particular day, in 1961, that she had stumbled onto her life’s work. Today, the stories she tells in her windows for Hermès remain the standard by which all other displays are measured. This month, the publishing house Actes Sud will unveil Leïla Menchari, Queen of Enchantment, a tribute to Menchari’s remarkable career, and illustrated through 137 of her window displays. To accompany the tome, Hermès mounted a companion exhibition at the Grand Palais, in collaboration with the scenographer Nathalie Crinière. “Hermès à Tire d’Aile...
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3 Nov

Tiffany & Co.’s New Home And Accessories Line Is Absurd In The Best Way Possible

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Just in time for the holidays, Tiffany & Co. has unveiled its latest Home and Accessories collection—and well, it is truly something else. Beyond the classic pieces we've come to expect from the heritage brand (like sterling money clips and crystal glassware) you'll also find a range of products that Tiffany's describes as "ordinary objects made extraordinary," which is an understatement, to say the least. There's a $9,000 ball of yarn, a set of "paper cups" made of bone china, and a sterling silver tin can. If this launch is any indication of what the company's new chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff has in store, we're eager to see what's next.

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31 Oct

Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola Finally Gets Her Due At The Whitney

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I’ve been to a lot of art openings. They're usually the same: the not-so-subtle posturing, the atmosphere as stale as the snacks proffered, the indifferent crowds outside smoking cigarettes and drinking cheap wine. Toyin Ojih Odutola’s opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art was different. Marking her first solo show in NYC, To Wander Determined, the event was more reunion than reception. This night, filled with Black artists, scholars, curators, stylists, and writers who have praised Ojih Odutola’s genius for years and waited on places like the Whitney to catch up, felt like a collective triumph. Museums like the Whitney, Guggenheim, and even the more progressive Brooklyn Museum have been historically known to exclude black women artists—and only in recent years...
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