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In the Studio With…

I have always loved Prabal Gurung’s understanding of the modern woman in his designs (and so have some incredible modern women!), and his spring/summer 2014 collection was no different.

Prabal stated that his main muse for this collection was Marilyn Monroe – the perfect choice for a designer so focused on femininity. To bring her into the modern era, however, was a challenge…and one Prabal took on fun, bright, edgy way.

Marilyn was represented in the elegance, glamour, and curvy silhouettes of the collection, but the punchy colors, abstract florals, and plastic harnesses made sure she felt at home and in vogue in the fast-paced 21st century.

“It was a celebration of women,” Prabal explained. “I was thinking about preserving elegance, but making it modern and right for now with the right amount of danger…I like the idea of femininity with bite.”

I’m sure Marilyn would have approved.

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In the Studio With

Shot on September 4, 2012 at Robert Lee Morris's Studio on black and white Tri-x 400 film and 35mm Pentax Camera

A moment of crazy fun turned into a dramatic coronation.”

On a rainy day in Manhattan, I walked into the studio of Robert Lee Morris and all of a sudden, like a scene from a musical, we were pulling out drawers and drawers of jewelry!  accessories! belts! crowns! cuffs!… a whole lifetime of creating extraordinary, one-of-a-kind pieces for the world’s top designers. “This walked down Calvin Klein’s runway and oh yes! This walked down Donna Karan’s!”

All around the studio were artifacts from travels, books for inspiration, sculptures and studies on the human form, work benches, sketch boards, mood boards, old ad campaigns and editorals framed and leaning on one another – layered through time and history. Taylor, Kelly & I were like giddy little girls finding treasures while Robert told all the wonderful fairytales that accompany each of his masterful pieces.

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A Handbag Designer, a Dog, & the West Village

This former stylist and accessories editor is now designing her own line of luxury handbags made with exotic skins and surprising colors which reflect where she finds her inspiration, most recently from a trip to India. With a new store opening this fall in the West Village it goes without saying she went from showing us what is cool to making something cool.

I met up with Khirma at her work studio in the Village recently to see the new space and collection, talk boys and fashion mags, and, over dirty martinis, why we love NY in the fall.

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Girl Talk

Recently I went to dinner in West Village with fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff who, to me, is the queen of “cool”… like hippie chic meets Coachella and collided with an artist who loves Frida kind of vibe. My favorite moment of the conversation was when Rebecca recounted the time she first saw someone carrying a bag she designed – she ran up to her and said, “That’s my bag!” in which the stranger replied “NO, that’s MY bag!”

We talked about babies (hers) and how she gets such cool artists to perform at her NYFW runway shows. After a few minutes I noticed her jewelry, which turned out to be samples from her new jewelry line she was testing out in the wild. Well, that’s cool… but of course it is. It’s Rebecca Minkoff after all.

PS- The first time I met Rebecca Minkoff for a shoot she was pregnant in heels! Whoa mama! x

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