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You may be able to recall every single Proenza Schouler collection since its first bustier-filled '03 line, but when it comes to its name, do you know where the "Proenza" in Proenza Schouler comes from? What about Band of Outsiders? Suno?
Unlike no-duh traditional designer labels like Louis Vuitton and Chanel, many modern-day designers (especially Americans) have names that are a little more inspired. Ahead, we've broken it down for you and revealed how the brands you love got their names, from one designer with an obsession with Godard films to others who — as most good things typically do — got it from their mamas.
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Let's face it. No matter what, there are some people who are just hard to shop for — your astoundingly chic friend whose style you can only hope to emulate, your boss who seems to have everything, your anything-goes-but-not-really dad. And, the worst offenders might be creative folks, whose aesthetic can be tough to read
We don’t mean to brag, but New York City is the birthplace of a very important place: the nail salon. Back in 1878, an entrepreneurial woman opened Mrs. Pray's Manicure, the country’s first parlor for the treatment, filing, and buffing of nails. (Actual lacquer, as we know it, wasn’t invented for a few more decades.) read