Trendsetters: Bond No. 9 Fragrance Creator Laurice Rahm©

  After learning the ropes of beauty at Lancome and then helming esteemed boutique fragrance houses such as Annick Goutal and Creed, Bond No. 9 nose and creator Laurice Rahm© has been on a mission to €œmake New York smell good again.€ The company, founded in 2003, has garnered a cult following inside and outside Gotham, and fragrance veteran Rahm© has built a formidable niche brand steeped in New York culture, and invited the rest of the world to take

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Outfit Inspiration: Jamie Chung’s Print Mixing Master Class

Jamie Chung wears the Banana Republic Marimekko Collection When Banana Republic announced its collaboration with Marimekko, we naturally got drawn into the summer-ready prints and colorful dresses, but we knew that the collection’s crown jewel would be the oversized dot-print skirt. One of the first celebs spotted in the collection was Jamie Chung, Hangover actress, fashion week front row-regular and designer darling. She paired the skirt with an eye-catching combo of bright colors and print-on-print, and she reaped the rewards,

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Plaid Plaid World: Our Top Tartan Picks for Fall

Blame it on the grunge rock trend that started when Hedi Slimane took the helm at Saint Laurent or just the changing seasons, but plaid is making a huge statement this fall. Guys toy with tartan all year, but it seems that every time fall comes, girls want to get in on the action, too. We’ve found a few great picks that’ll get you through this tough not-quite-summer, not-quite-fall fashion limbo. And we’ve also found a few softer takes on

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Inside Out: Sapphire Bliss’ Stephanie Chen Decodes Lingerie Dressing

A look from the Sapphire Bliss collection Your slip dresses are probably sitting pretty in your lingerie drawer, waiting for sundown and the comfort of your feather bed, but thanks to designers such as Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Dior, slips are seeing the light of day. The look was a staple in the ’90s, championed by the likes of Courtney Love, Madonna and Liv Tyler, who all brought lingerie out of the dark confines of the boudoir

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Betsey Johnson Swimwear Debut Makes a Splash in Miami

Betsey Johnson Swimwear Launch Party Never one to do anything quietly, uber-animated, always-manic designer Betsey Johnson debuted her first swimwear collection with a huge splash and bash during Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week: SWIM in Miami. The somersaulting 71-years-young designer took cues from her vast archive for a collection that integrated every Betsey-ism you could think of. Inspired by her own personality, the energetic and vivacious collection is set to hit stores next year, ready to make a splash at the first

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Coming Soon: A Smashbox Studio and Retail Store

Inside Smashox Studios It seems as if beauty brands are starting to branch out from department and specialty stores — Hourglass opened its very first shop in Venice Beach and Urban Decay debuted its first store at Orange County’s Fashion Island and then its second freestanding store in London shortly after. The latest name to enter the mix is Smashbox Cosmetics, which plans to open up a hybrid studio and retail space in 2015. Culver City’s Smashbox Studios, which currently

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Trendsetters: Fashion Illustrator Caitlin Dinkins

“Sightseeing” by Caitlin Dinkins Confession: I once wrote an advertorial for Fila, Japan, that ended with: €œIt€™s not how you look, it€™s how you Fila.€ Ouch. I know. But it was a very l-o-n-g- time ago. Why am I telling you this? Because every time I think of cosmetics brand Stila (which, in case you didn€™t notice rhymes with Fila) I think of two things: That unfortunate ad copy I once wrote for the other brand and the adorable, iconic

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