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Items That Delight, Vol. 1

Offline, I’m a bit of a bookworm. Recently, I finished Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli and Me by Patricia Volk. The author, Volk, superimposes Schiaparelli, a surrealist designer’s excerpts from the memoir Shocking Life into her life growing up in New York City. My takeaway? Everything has the potential to delight. Even, say, a button. Here are the items that currently delight...

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Throwback

It’s so funny how quickly things change. When I was 12, I wanted nothing more than to wear overalls with glitter Doc Marten-esque boots from Playless. When I was 22, I would spend hours trying to find the right snippet of my favorite song to make as a ring tone for myself or my friends. Remember when you would gave...

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5 Style Lessons Courtesy of New York City

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. Or I guess that should read: 5 Style Lessons I Learned Living in New York City. I’ve officially been Channing in the City for a little over a year now. When I first moved...

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NYFW, Day 7

My friends, we have reached the promise land: Day 7. For me, New York Fashion Week ends today. I thank you for allowing me to recap NYFW with you all. 7:45 a.m. My alarm goes off. I have a mild panic attack wondering if I forgot to put something into my iPhone calendar. Nope, I don’t have an early show....

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NYFW, Day 6

While I am never one to complain about New York Fashion Week–who wouldn’t want to be the first to next season’s trends–Day 6 is when it starts to feel like an actual job. I can’t find anything to wear because my contents of my entire closet are on my bed, my feet hurt, I’m tired and not to mention I’ve...

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NYFW, Day 5

Via I’m going to be honest here, everyday during Fashion Week that I don’t wake up hangover and try to wear the same outfit I wore the day before is a success. Eat before you drink, guzzle water before bed, kids. I was a pro at this by the time Day 5 rolled around. 8:30 a.m. No hangover! Oh yeaaaah, Imma...

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NYFW, Day 4

The first 48 hours of NYFW, admittedly, were rough. Day 3, I gave away my show tickets. Day 4, though, things started to look up. Here’s how I spent the day… 12:30 p.m. My alarm goes off, waking up on Arianna’s couch after a night out for my birthday. I ate this time (in fact, my friends threw me a...

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NYFW, The First 48

You guys. New York Fashion Week almost over. Originally, I felt less stressed than last year, but I think feel like I have a lot to prove, plus add in the fact that I’m perpetually hungry, cold and tired. Last week, I made the grave mistake of drinking of an empty stomach, which, is horrible thing to do normally, but...

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Decisions, Decisions

In exactly nine days, I will board a plane to London. From there, I’ll board the last train to Paris, hehe, and then round off this yolo’venture in Barcelona. Needless to be said, there are many decisions to be made about what to wear when. Factor in that I am going home to Harrisburg this Friday to spend the holidays...

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Isabel Marant for H&M Sequin Trousers, I Need You

… I think. I may or may not have done something bad. It all started when I attended a press preview for Isabel Marant’s H&M collection last Thursday with my boss. We were the only ones in the showroom with all the time in the world to fondle the clothing–which definitely happened. Many times over. I mean, look: And then,...

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