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Friday, June 17, 2016

We had to take our photos at night this time, but yesterday MrB and I managed to recreate our throwback pictures from our long-ago trip to  Vienna. First, we attended the Data Journalism Awards, held at Vienna’s City Hall, where MrB both presented awards and also accepted the award for best individual portfolio on behalf […]

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Last Thursday, on what would have been designer Ossie Clark’s 74th birthday, I said I would wear one of my Ossie pieces to dinner on the weekend. Here’s the dress I chose for an evening at Lincoln Ristorante at Lincoln Center. What Wendy Wore Dress: Vintage Ossie Clark (possibly purchased in 2006 or 2007) Cork […]

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The phrase “crisp white shirt” has always set my teeth on edge. As I wrote in 2009: “I hate the fact that everyone feels obliged to use the word ‘crisp.’ Can’t it just be a white shirt? Does it always have to be crispy?“ But I also say “Never is the next new thing™,” and […]

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Here’s a political throwback: Anthony Weiner, the former New York Congressman and failed mayoral candidate who was brought down by sexting scandals. He’s the subject of the new documentary Weiner, by Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman, who were given extensive access because they were there to shoot a political comeback. Instead, they were flies on […]

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press had its annual awards dinner at the Pierre Hotel last night, and MrB and I were there. RCFP is different from the Committee to Protect Journalists, the nonprofit that MrB chaired for six years, though both are excellent organizations.  The Reporters Committee is focused on legal issues […]

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I’ve always designed jewelry with movement, including poison rings, twisting pendants and swivel earrings. And let’s not forget my 18K gold Empress Wu dragon ring with the spinning lapis lazuli globe clenched in its teeth! Ahead of Monday's #metgala , we have one China-inspired piece left to loan to an attendee. The 18K gold Empress […]

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Monday, May 9, 2016

I’m passionate about keeping clothes a long time … a trait that enables me to do fun collages like this. But what works with a vintage gown can get a little gross with frequently worn jeans. A few weeks ago, it occurred to me that my newest pair of jeans was five years old and […]

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

It’s easy to get a bad impression of Coachella fashion, especially after the media deluge of stories about how to dress for music festivals, followed by the stories on how music-festival fashion has gone too far. Style cliches abound on Instagram and then are beaten into the ground by style writers: the culturally inappropriate Native […]

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Thanks to a friend’s last-minute invitation, I wound up at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s 2016 induction ceremony at Barclays Center last Friday. It was an incredibly entertaining night in a batshit-crazy kind of way. First of all, an awards show where presenters and honorees can swear as much as they like and […]

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

This spring is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. (How did I forget Shakespeare’s wife was named Anne Hathaway? LOL.) To mark the event, the Royal Shakespeare Company has brought the playwright’s Great Cycle of Kings to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II, and Henry V are […]

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