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Engineered Charm

I know everyone thinks this of their friends, but… Mine are really some kind of amazing. Two Fridays ago, Yasmein took me on a walking tour of Grand Central Station and the surrounding areas because she knows I’m a history geek who would eat something like that up. Except, so did she. I caught her pulling out her phone to take notes when the tour guide told us that Grand Central had three specific entrances. One in particular, was designed...

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Much More Black

I’ve been watching nothing but The Newsroom on HBOGo and Netflix movies where Edith Head served as the costume designer. I made a list of the films she worked and I am determined to watch them all. Starting with Funny Face, Roman Holiday, Rear Window, Sabrina, and What a Way to Go. Anyway. Binge watching these two things simultaneously is starting to show up in my  outfit choices. I want to look both ladylike and witty. For my Newsroom fans, I smirked a bit when...

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Why Don’t You… Wear a Skinny Scarf?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?” For her fall 2014 collection, Miuccia Prada was reportedly inspired by The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, a 1972 German film revolving around a fashion designer. The film’s influence is evident in the metallics, rich dark tones,...

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5 Style Lessons Courtesy of Mira Duma

Here on The City, we are all about cultivating personal style, luckily, we can look to some of our favorite celebrities for a few style lessons. I’d seen Mira Duma all over the Internet before I knew who she was, or what she was famous for. I just knew that she was my height–or, so it appeared–with hair that was both chic and messy, and she always looked impeccable. A little research told me that she was Miroslava Duma, a former...

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Photographin’ The City

I kind-of miss when my blog read more like a diary. So in an effort to work on that and venture out, actually showing New York life on the blog, I created a bucket list of tourist-y things that I want to do. The idea is I will take the required outfit of the day photos—finally acknowledging the fashion blogger part of me—hopefully have a cool experience, reporting back with a story. Hold me to it. And to hold myself...

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Why Don’t You… Wear a Backpack?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?” I was riding the train home recently, thankful to have squoze (yup, squoze) myself onto the 6, when something kept hitting me on my shoulder. It should be said that New York mass transit during rush...

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Part 2

Truthfully, I liked the majority of the photos that my coworker took for me that one time I ventured to Harlem for brunch.  But I don’t have anything to say worthy of a blog post to go with them. Well, that’s not true. There is a lot to say, but I’m not sure how or why I would say anything just yet. I also need to be careful what I give life to with my words write, er right–I keep...

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5 Style Lessons Courtesy of Lupita Nyong’o

Here on The City, we are all about cultivating personal style, luckily, we can look to some of our favorite celebrities for a few style lessons. I handed my July issue of Vogue magazine over to my mother with strict instructions. Please do not bend the spine. Lupita’s cover is a collector’s edition for me. I’m going to save it for my daughter, should I have one, so she knows that we too can command mainstream media’s attention. What was...

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Strong as Nails

I met this lady at the Further With Ford Conference. We had breakfast at the same table earlier that day, so when I saw her during a tour of Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant later, I spoke. Nothing serious, small talk. I work at Glam.com. I have a blog I neglect. The usual. She goes on to tell me that about all of the different press trips that she’s been on in the past month or so. She told me that...

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I Find You… Delightful

If I’m being honest, New York kicked me in my *ss last week in a major way. My mother came up from Pennsylvania on Friday to see with her own eyes that I was okay. I don’t care that I’m 27 and I needed my mom. And I don’t care if you know that, either. It was nice to have a girls weekend of sorts. We slept in. We walked in Central Park. Ate crepes. Ventured to Saks to fondle...

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