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Beautify your backyard

The products 1. Guests will be strategizing over who gets to sit on this chair. Bend Farmhouse chair, $450, www.designpublic.com 2. Add a little South of France to the mix. Pottery Barn Sunbrella round umbrella, $269-$369, www.potterybarn.com 3. No sunshine today? It's OK, you have these guys....

Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 9:41 PM

Melanie Fascitelli shows us how to organize our clothes

Edit your wardrobe: "The first thing you need to do is get yourself a partner, someone you trust, to help you edit," says Fascitelli. "This person is someone who is going to tell you the truth, whose style you admire and who has a good eye for your own personal style. Editing or culling your...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 10:01 PM

Time to toss your takeout menus - cook dinner at home

By the time you get home from work you’re starving, tired and ready to pop a frozen burrito in the micro. (Or, even better yet, order pizza!) But there’s still hope for home-prepared meals in your future. U.K. culinary star Sophie Wright — the youngest head chef in England at age 20 — insists...

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 10:34 PM

New York Fashion Week Review: BCBG Max Azria (PHOTOS)

Max and Lubov Azria advanced some of the themes they’ve worked with over the past few seasons — longer hemlines, color blocking, linear silhouettes and flowy chiffons and silks — and set them in moody hues such as navy, mocha and wine with occasional pops of neon for fall. The combination was much...

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 1:24 PM

Meet the winners of Ecco Domani’s 2012 Fashion Foundation awards

Get to know the winners of Ecco Domani’s 2012 Fashion Foundationawards. Each received a $25,000 grant to show during New York FashionWeek. One of these rising stars might just be your new favoritedesigner.The Dream TeamHaus Alkire Women’s Wear recipient For Jason Alkire and Julie Haus,life as a...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 3:02 PM

Wes Gordon: A designer at the top of his game

Wes Gordon’s career might give even the most accomplished person a complex. At only 25, the Central Saint Martins grad has worked under Tom Ford and Oscar de la Renta, garners rave reviews from editors and buyers for his successful namesake label, collaborated with Manolo Blahnik for his spring...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 2:01 PM

Pump up the romance with these sexy, pretty things

Here’s one way to pump up the romance factor on V-Day. Now all you have to do is grab the bubbly.Club Monaco bralet, $39, tap pants, $20, www.clubmonaco.comEberjey Cat’s Meow playsuit, $75, www.net-a-porter.comKriss Soonik Loungerie Diana Wings robe, $209, www.kris-soonik.comZinke Fireside bralet...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 1:05 PM

Karl Lagerfeld's creative space: Where the magic happens

A place to wish for longer daysOutside of fashion and photography, Karl is passionate about furniture, which he’s collected for decades. For his office on the Left Bank of Paris, he chose a mix of early and midcentury furniture along with modern pieces such as the desk at right, which once belonged...

Monday, February 6, 2012, 12:11 PM

Valentine’s Day treats that will make them swoon.

If you’re like us you’ll skip the red roses and heart pendants and get right to the good stuff.Adult chocolate milk vodka-based cocktail, $18, www.adultchocolatemilk.comHarvest Song Sour Cherry preserve, $8, www.harvestsongventures.comEdward Marc Chocolatier vanilla salt caramels, $15 for a 16-...

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 11:28 AM

Valentine's Day: Gifts that say ‘I heart you’

Look — if you’re going to indulge in the cheesiest of holidays, you might as well do it with flare It’s all about a little pink, a little red and absolutely no oversize teddy bears.Graphic Image Mine Leather Luggage Tags, $26, www.graphicimage.comPRISM by Anna Laub New York glasses, $330, www....

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 11:44 AM

Bring on the snow, you'll be ready with these stylish boots

The weather forecast says to expect flurries next week. Forget slippingand sliding around in flats. Be prepared for icy conditions with oneof these options that are cool enough to wear indoors.The gear 1. Who said all Uggs have to come in that classic duck-bill shape? The Edmonton is not only...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 12:01 AM

How to look professional, cool and comfortable at the office

Along with your promise for healthy eating at the start of each new year, you vow to stop being lazy in the morning and lose the jeans-and-T-shirt getup for something a bit more age-appropriate. Well this is the year you actually follow through. We’re helping you keep this resolution by rounding up...

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 12:48 AM

Makeup artist Stephanie Flor helps put your best face forward

Part of your new year’s game plan should be to look put-together at work. NYC makeup artist Stephanie Flor (who’s helped Mariah Carey and the Victoria’s Secret models get glam) charts out your new morning beauty routine. Hello, board meeting.Her tips 1. “Invest in a tinted moisturizer. It takes...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 12:34 AM

Gifts for him: Man up and buy him one of these

1. It gets cold out there when he’s playing Paul Bunyan in the woods. L.L.Bean Two-layer Union Suit, $55, www.llbean.com2. Bald? Fashion fade? Keep his head protected with Jack Spade’s 100-percent wool, hand-knit Alpine Hat. $145, www.jackspade.com3. You can steal these. Richer Poorer Socks, $12...

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 12:16 AM

Stocking stuffers for no more than $10

1. Talk about cute overload. Animal crayons, $9, www.fredflare.com2. A friend to make his/ her tea. Robot stainless steel loose tea infuser, $9, www.greenfeet.com3. He always needs more socks. Old Navy men’s socks, $5, www.oldnavy.com4. Make candy canes a bit more exciting this year. Pop Rocks...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 10:58 PM

Maxi skirts with crop sweater is our new favorite winter look

Just because we’re closing in on December this week, it doesn’t mean we have to revert to a winter uniform of jeans. Take your favorite flowy maxi skirt from the summer, pair it with a cropped or shrunken sweater and throw on some wooly tights and flat boots. It’s your new chic and cozy cold-...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 11:53 PM

Your apartment’s best friend

For those of us still mourning the loss of Domino magazine — or, sure, snuggling up to prized old copies, desperate for decorating ideas and inspiration — there’s good news. Deborah Needleman, the brains behind our favorite shelter mag and current editor-in-chief of WSJ Magazine, has a new design...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 11:34 PM

Miranda Kerr talks diet, work out and wearing a $2.5 million Victoria's Secret bra

For the first time in her five years of walking down the runway as one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels — watch them strut tonight when the show airs at 10 p.m. on CBS — Australian bombshell Miranda Kerr got the honor of wearing the $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra. And that’s just months after...

Monday, November 28, 2011, 11:12 PM

3 crowd pleasers to pick up on your way to the party

1. These pumpkin whoopie pies from Magnolia are so melt-in-your-mouth good (each involve two mini pumpkin spice cakes, sandwiched with maple cream cheese icing and cranberries mixed in ) you might just skip the party and go home with the box. $3, www.magnoliabakery.com2. Momofuku Milk Bar has a "...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 3:37 AM

Efva Attling jewelry: ‘Beauty with a thought’

Positive thinking goes a long way. Just ask former model-turned-pop star-turned-jewelry designer Efva Attling, who lives by this motto — and a few others. In her new store on Little W. 12th Street in the Meatpacking District, uplifting expressions such as “memento vivere” (remember to live) and “...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 11:37 PM