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Karolina Zmarlak may have grown up in communist Poland, but she truly has a New York state of mind. After all, her critically acclaimed line has everything NYC women are looking for these days: Structured blazers, flattering trousers, and more than enough black to keep us looking sharp. So, when we got the chance to tour her studio and showroom, we couldn't get to the Garment District fast enough.
What we found was a bevy of basics perfect for us working girls, as well as more prints than we could shake our (print-loving) fists at. We also got a behind-the-scenes look at in-the-works pieces and sketches, and quizzed the designer on all things inspiration and advice. Click through to get a look at all the goods, and find out how this stylish New Yorker got her start in the biz.
Photographed by Nina Westervelt/MCV Photo
When George Clooney married British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Saturday in Venice, that noise you heard was the collective sound of ladies' hearts breaking all over the world. But, on the bright side, it officially introduced us to the new Mrs. Clooney, a nascent style icon in her own right.
Most of the time, our favorite A-listers offer up scores of amazing hair inspiration. Their pastels make us consider taking the My-Little-Pony plunge ourselves, and their dramatic before-and-after chops give us hope that we can pull off shorter strands, too. We save their photos to our phones, dash off to our hairstylists, read