Jacqueline de Ribes

They don’t call her the “last queen in Paris” for nothing. Jacqueline de Ribes, or more formally, the Comtesse de Ribes, is one of the remaining social swans of the 20th century. And while her dramatic presence is what landed her in texts by Capote and photographs by Penn, Avedon, Horst, and Aarons, it’s her fashion

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Être Facile

Just in time for coming fashion weeks, one of London’s favourite fashion faces, Yasmin Sewell, has embarked on a collaboration that will no doubt have a heavy presence at the shows. Through her label Etre Cecile – creator of insoucciant, quirky-cool separates to date – she has teamed up with Aspinal of London – purveyor of all things leather and

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Hindmarch’s Haute Highway

Anya Hindmarch is set to bring her collection to life at London’s Selfridges by transforming the store’s 16,000-squarefoot car park into a stylish gas station. Launching Sept. 11, the installation will take its cues from Hindmarch’s fall collection, which played with the graphic signage and reflective surfaces of British motorways. For the Selfridges project, Hindmarch

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Rising from Greek Ashes

ATHENS, Greece — Fourteen years at Deutsche Bank gave Mareva Grabowski a keen sense for business. But the Harvard MBA, who had gone on to found her own an asset management firm, was searching for something more. “I had money in the bank and a secure future. And to a certain extent, I enjoyed my job,

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David Bailey Muses Tod’s

The prolific photographer David Bailey, known for capturing the likes of the Beatles and Andy Warhol in the ’60s, turned his lens recently to an inanimate subject: the classic leather Tod’s Cape Bag. “Tod’s asked me to imagine the bag in whatever way I wanted,” says Bailey, whose summer photo exhibition, “Stardust,” was sponsored by

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WHAT’S in my bag?

photo credit: US Weekly They’re surfacing again…those perennially unpleasant reports of how much bacteria we carry in our handbags. More bacteria than is healthy, according to a study by one of the UK’s leading hygiene and washroom service companies. But hold on to your hat and handbag. A doctor recently weighed in on that study.

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Honey, I Shrunk Your Bag

It’s not going away, this obsession with micro, mini, nano, baguette, peekaboo, toy and bon bon handbags . The Fendi Resort collection saw an embellished peekaboo bag as well as the debut of a micro version of the monster backpack. Micro backpack? Exactly how does one wear that? Does anyone else see the oxymoronic tendencies in “toy duffel” or

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Target x Adam Lippes

With Fashion Week a mere three weeks away, it’s nearly time to embrace turtlenecks with open arms and banish gauzy, backless dresses to the backs of our closets — at least mentally, until the weather decides to abandon the heat altogether. As though someone was able to read our minds, the lookbook for Target’s latest collaboration with

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Saturday Social

It’s socially-responsible Saturday and a good day to shop the 2015 Independent Handbag Award Winner for the “Most Socially Responsible Handbag”…the Múcura bag by Fort Worth-based Leonor. The category requires that the bags be made in a developing country, working hand-in-hand with artisans in communities with good working conditions. “This is certainly true for the Múcura bag and

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Rocking the Murse

Whether you believe that a “murse” is a male nurse or a man purse, there’s no doubt that men are rocking both the profession and the accessory. Far from a novelty, handbags for men are selling strongly, and the variety of styles and colors is exploding as prices push new upper limits. Going well beyond

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