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If you've been stewing for years about the fact that no one has yet to make a cat-version of Best In Show, brace yourself—our wily photographer (and resident cat enthusiast) stumbled upon this feline-fête that's got our whole office in hysterics. Specifically, the Fashionable Feline Extravaganza, an event thrown by the North Shore Animal League, to celebrate the birthday of the Alqonquin Hotel's resident kitty, Matilda. Part fashion show, part Cat Lady convention, this year's bash played host to a procession of Persians, Siameses, Sphinxes, Cheshires, and a handful a Tabbies dressed up as everything from Edward Cullen to Elizabeth Taylor—plus, what pet party would be complete without an Avatar? So, brace yourself—our gallery of fur-balls is not for the feline faint of heart.
Photos by Sarah Cates
All hail the mighty zoom lens! While we got a view of Olivia Palermo's engagement ring back in January, this week marks the first time we're able to admire its details close-up. Shocker: The bauble is gorgeous and just as perfect as you'd expect. Palermo's left ring finger is adorned with a sizable yellow diamond, two read
In his play Back to Methuselah, George Bernard Shaw wrote, "Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable."
That's precisely why humans have been making art for 40,000 years, and writing about it at least since Pliny the Elder sat down to describe the beauty of Greek sculpture in his Natural read