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Why Don’t You… Get Dressed the Olivia Palermo Way

‘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?”

Olivia Palermo Style Tips

Some people just make me so sick. Their their skin never breaks out. Their outfits are always styled impeccably so without giving the appearance of trying too hard.  Lipstick always on, nails never chipped.

You know those girls. Just ugh with their perfection.

Olilvia Palermo is one of those people for me. I read Net-A-Porter’s The Edit’s cover story featuring her hungrily, hoping that maybe a little bit of what she has, will rub off on me.

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A Woman Undone, But On Purpose

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The other day I got to thinking—oh, hai Carrie Bradshaw, is that you?

I always say that our appearances give off little clues to our inner workings, but do they really? I’ll use myself for an example.

I’m in a transformative state. I can see that now. 27 has been a year of many firsts while solidifying things I’ve know deep down for some time now. On the outside, while I figure everything out, means wearing lots of black.

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New York Through Rodarte’s Eyes

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I will forever be fascinated by people who come to New York to live their best life and actually do. Needless to say, when Mandarin Oriental offered me the opportunity to tour the sights that designers Rodarte draw inspiration from, during Fashion Week, at that, in honor of the duo’s guide to the city, I jumped at the chance.

Kate, 33, and Laura Mulleavy, 31, the sisters behind Rodarte started with 10 pieces and boarded the train to New York City. “You would have thought we were in the ’30, going to the big city,” Kate told Natalie Portman during a sit-down for Interview magazine. “We got off the train and someone tried to steal my luggage,” Laura continued.

They have gone on to become one of the most-anticipated shows each season at New York Fashion Week and still find inspiration in the city that never sleeps. Now, they are giving guests of the Mandarin Oriental a chance to see what they see in the city with the Rodarte New York City Guide , created exclusively for the hotel.

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Why Don’t You… Wear Yves Klein Blue This Fall?

‘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?”

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Perhaps it’s the aquarius in me, but I am pleased to see that New York magazine listed Yves Klein Blue as the new navy for fall.

Officially patented International Klein Blue, French artist Yves Klein introduced the color to the world in 1960 using naked models wearing the paint to um, adhere the color to blank canvases. He would go on to use the color during his art shows, releasing 1001 balloons of the same hue, or serving his guests blue cocktails. He sounds cool, no?

And because fashion imitates art, this color popped up in a big way on the Fall 2014 runways.

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