We can always count on Dusen Dusen for a dose of sunshine in the middle of winter. Ellen Van Dusen's pretty-but-not-prim take on cool-girl style is a refreshingly unpretentious vision that's particularly welcome during the intense season that is Fashion Month. We've got our hands on yet another playful lookbook — and yes, there are dogs involved, as there should be in any self-respecting fashion endeavor.
This time, Dusen Dusen expands on the typically sugar-coated color palette and geometric shapes with the addition of an alphabet print for Fall 2014. And, while we wouldn't say this collection would be out of place in a kindergarten classroom, that's actually a pretty great thing. (School teacher chic, anyone?). That, plus the fact that the sunglasses collection is giving Karen Walker a serious run for her money, makes this a definite entry on our 2014 shopping list.
By Margot Guralnick
Is a room of one's own overrated? Are closets unnecessary space hogs? Is clutter the enemy? Architect Takaaki Kawabata, a senior associate at Janson Goldstein in New York, and his wife and collaborator, designer Christina Kawabata, recently transformed a 1960s log cabin in Garrison, New York, into a read
Winter is not exactly beauty's best friend. One of the only beauty bonuses courtesy of chilly weather: less-frequent shaving, for those of us who choose to do so at all. We've stowed away our skirts and shorts in favor of pants and leggings, so most days, a “What’s the point?” attitude makes total sense.