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Last night's spring 2013 presentation reinforced the things that Jason Wu is supreme at: impeccable tailoring, celebrating the female form, and creating evening looks straight out of childhood (and adult!) fairytale fantasies. True, he may not be the subtlest when it comes to influences. The Helmut Newton and Lillian Bassman themes were very present: A majorly sexy Le Smoking, Bassman's black-and-white photography prints — and it was hard to see the La Perla lingerie collaborations, body harnesses, and leather-'n-lace combos and not think 50 Shades of Grey. Still, Wu is a master at glamour. With ethereal ball gowns, glittering crystal-studded shoes, and fancy-pant trousers more appropriate for a waltz than the weekend, Wu brought the glamour to what's typically the most casual of all the Fashion Weeks. Never mind that book — we're seduced anyway.
Photographed by Nina Westervelt/MCV Photo
Remember Snowmageddon? You know, that time that not one but two massive blizzards hit the tri-state area within five days? It was cold. There was lots and lots of snow. And, you probably had off of work (or school) for a solid few days. Well, history may be repeating itself. As New York City prepares for winter storm read
and you answered! A few weeks ago, we tasked our readers with a question: What's your perfect snow boot? The comment section blossomed into a forum, with personal
reviews and recommendations endorsing established, weather-resistant brands — such as Sorel, Hunter, The North Face, and L.L.Bean — as well as read