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When we close our eyes at night, the perfect outfit starts to materialize as we drift off to sleep. There it is: Those luxe leather booties; the sweater we'd wear day in and day out; the statement coat that would turn heads and keep us warm; and that bag we'd be more than happy to spend a month's rent to buy. It’s all there — just out of reach. Yes, these are the ensembles that dreams are made of. And, this time, we're conjuring them up specifically for N-Y-F-W.
Indeed, these four words, and several days of madness, justify spending a couple of hours obsessing over mixing and matching ‘til you get your look just right. Of course, that's just what we've done. Ahead, we bring you the aspirational looks we wish we could rock all week long. Yes, they might just be optimistic mood boards for now, but hey, you never know. Where’s a fashion fairy godmother when you need her?
With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read