Yasmin Sewell at Sies Marjan SS2017

An off-the-shoulder dress is a sweet and sexy look that also works for daytime. Leave it to Yasmin to pull it off!

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White Jumpsuit, Outside Cushnie et Ochs SS2017

The welcome trend of wide-legged pants, which are so cool and breezy on hot summer days, does not seem to be going anywhere soon. A white silk jumpsuit with black accessories looks chic for the last days of summer.

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Star Struck: Ella Catliff at Valentino FW2015

One from the archives: Ella Catliff in a Valentino dress with a heavenly theme.

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Teddy Quinlivan After Jason Wu SS2017

Model Teddy Quinlivan vamped it up after the Jason Wu show in a vintage-inspired look that included a pencil skirt and custom Peels uniform shirt for “Theodora.” Love it.

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Runway Beauty: Mali Koopman at Jason Wu SS2017

You can always tell when models appreciate the runway makeup because, like Mali Koopman after the Jason Wu show, they leave it on when leaving the show instead of taking it off for the next one. A nude face and red lip are a good bet for summer beauty: simple but sophisticated.

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Headscarf, Sweatshirt and Long Skirt, NYFW SS2017

Streetwear is making major inroads into high fashion – but within this development lies a major possibility for error. Unless you’re still actually in gym class, you probably don’t want to go for a head-to-toe streetwear look. Here is one way to wear the chunky, oversize sweatshirts that are already appearing in stores for fall. A guest at NY Fashion Week mixed hers with a long tiered skirt, heels, patent leather bag and a headscarf for a perfectly polished outfit that was also on trend.

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Keeping It Crisp: Yellow Tunic and Jeans at NYFW SS2017

A straw hat and bright yellow tunic over jeans and mules made for a great transitional look at NY Fashion Week in September.

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Military Chic, Outside Marissa Webb SS2018

A cool look to ring in the fall, complete with a cinched military vest and leopard print clutch.

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His and Hers: J’aime Tout Chez Toi at NYFW SS2017

Nice end-of-summer looks on Alice Barbier and J.S. Roquer of J’aime Tout Chez Toi.

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Lace Up: Lace Dress and Red Bag at Noon by Noor SS2017

Frilly lace details, complete with laser-cut boots, outside the Noon by Noor show in NYC last September.

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Go With the Flow: Tamu McPherson at Altuzarra SS2017

A flowy floral kimono is the perfect topper on cool late summer days, as seen on photographer and blogger Tamu McPherson of All the Pretty Birds at the Altuzarra show in NYC.

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Off the Grid: Alaska

Alaska is in the news today, part of a climate change report by 13 federal agencies, which found abundant evidence of human-caused climate warming in the U.S. and determined that “surface, air and ground temperatures in Alaska and the Arctic are rising at a frighteningly fast rate — twice as fast as the global average,” according to the New York Times.

We just came back from the 49th state, so here are a few photos of the gorgeous terrain and wildlife at risk. It is an amazing place to visit if you ever get the chance. Three generations of my family packed into – depending on the terrain – a modified school bus, a train, a minibus, and a sightseeing boat to traverse the vast interior of Alaska, which is as big as a sixth of the continental U.S. We started in Fairbanks, then headed up to Denali National Park, then back down through Talkeetna, Seward, and the gorgeous Kenai Fjords National Park. 
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DIY: Jamir Assad at NYFWM Day 3

One for the New York Times: Jamir Assad customized the classic utilitarian IKEA bag by sewing in zippers, panels and straps. You don’t need Balenciaga to do this!

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Cross Training: Bag Outside the Menswear Shows

Cross body bags worn high across the chest were the way to carry your gear around at the menswear shows in NYC. 

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Something Wild: Damon Rasti at the BK Sunset Bash

Swedish journalist and social activist Damon Rasti mixed animal prints at NY Cult's BK sunset bash on the Williamsburg waterfront. 

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