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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tweet Henry the Pekingese was adopted from the ASPCA in June 2006. He left this world this morning, released from his many ailments by his people. You’re only a dog, old fellow; a dog, and you’ve had your day; But never a friend of all my friends has been truer than you alway. — Julian […]

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tweet OscarPRGirl, the Twitter account for Oscar de la Renta, has been one of the most engaging fashion-house social-media accounts. In fact, when I turned over my business Instagram account to my right-hand woman Eryn a year ago (nearly to the day!) I said, “Basically, she’s going to be my Instagram version of OscarPRGirl.” I […]

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Tweet ABC News confirmed through a family member that fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, aged 82. The news comes a week after de la Renta announced the hiring of his first creative director, British designer Peter Copping. As fashion journalist Robin Givhan wrote: “… at Oscar de la Renta, an era seems […]

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Tweet If you’re a Fashion Police fanatic/Joan Rivers fan, turn on E!, because the network is running an all-day marathon of the show in memory of Joan right now. Joan’s daughter Melissa will appear on special tribute episode at 8 PM ET. When I started this blog in 2007, its motto was “Wear What You […]

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tweet I’m shocked and saddened to read that Simone Battle, an X Factor finalist who went on to become part of the group G.R.L., has died aged only 25. The cause of death hasn’t been officially confirmed but TMZ is claiming it was a suicide by hanging — the same as Alexander McQueen, L’Wren Scott […]

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tweet As I’ve mentioned before, I like to read the obituaries in the print edition of the New York Times — the physical act of turning the pages draws my attention to stories that I wouldn’t necessarily click online.  Monday, I read an obituary for cryptographer Hal Finney, who died last week at age 58 […]

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tweet Since learning of comedian Robin Williams’s death yesterday — apparently by suicide — I keep returning to a November 2009 interview that he did with Dave Itzkoff for the New York Times. Williams was nearing the end of his “Weapons of Self Destruction” stand-up tour, which had been interrupted that March by open-heart surgery […]

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tweet I like to look over the obituaries in the print edition of the New York Times — there are a lot of interesting stories there. Today, I couldn’t help noticing this beautiful face in the paid death notices section. Figuring this lady had to have been an actress, I glanced at the information: died […]

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tweet My mother’s mother, Ruth Kay, died last night. She was 95 years old. Her grandchildren called her “Nanny” when they were young, then “Nan.” Her three great-grandchildren knew her as “G.G.” for “great-grandma.” Nan’s husband, Sam, aka “Papa,” died of a heart attack in 1983. Papa died just a few weeks before my 16th […]

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tweet Last May, my rapper friend Gangsta Boo introduced me to her DJ friend Zack Fortune, aka Furoche. Even if she hadn’t introduced me, I would have noticed him, because it’s hard to miss a tall white guy with long, red dreadlocks. Zack was on his bike in Brooklyn at 2:30 p.m. yesterday when he […]

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