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Dear New York, It’s a Date

I love this city, I hate it sometimes, too. In an effort to keep track of my feelings about the Big Apple during my time here I try my best to chronicle them in a letter to this crazy place. Welcome to Dear New York–a series posted monthly on the anniversary of the date I moved here. 

Exclusively datin' the city


My whole life I feel like I’ve been waiting on being here with you. The last four years, especially. And now I’m here.

I don’t know if you noticed but I redid the blog. Just for you.

I didn’t feel like the website served me anymore. Or gave insight into my growth as a person. I’ve always been a personal style blogger with an emphasis on the person.

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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?”

Fall 2014 trends

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, and shearling that appeared on Prada’s runway. Basically, the ’70s are back.

Groovy, man. 

One item in particular seems to have caught fashion folks’ eye: a skinny scarf.

Perhaps it looks Wilde-ly familiar to you?

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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 editor at Russian Harper’s Bazaar, who now runs Buro 24/7, the fashionable, Russian version of the Huffington Post. Duma is also the digital director of TSUM (a fancy Russian department store on the order of Bergdorf Goodman). And when she isn’t hard at work on her site, she’s more than likely posing for street style photographers or actual fashion campaigns for Oscar de la Renta’s collection for The Outnet, Roger Vivier or Ferragamo.

Though the-28-year-old stands a just a little over 5 feet, she reads taller than she actually is, giving me so many ideas for looks to try. I won’t even try to hide the fact that I’m obsessed with her (and she may or may not have taken over my Style-piration board on Pinterest). Let’s examine her style, shall we?

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