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The Memory Orchard: Susan Alexandra’s Flagship Store

First, a walk on Hester Street through Chinatown on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and then, fittingly, a turn onto Orchard Street.

The street name is suddenly fitting again because now – turning at that corner – the eye is immediately drawn to a larger-than-life glittering watermelon slice – beaded entirely of round, plastic faceted beads – in place of a traditional storefront blade sign.read more.

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Recognizing the ‘Excellence’ in Nancy Steiner’s Costume Design

Two years ago today, Nancy Steiner won the Costume Designers Guild’s Excellence in Contemporary Film Award for her work on Promising Young Woman!

Other women nominated in the category that year were Trayce Gigi Field (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar), Erin Benach (Birds of Prey), and Donna Berwick (Da 5 Bloods).read more.

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Kudos to the 2022 Oscar Nominees for Costume Design

Last week, the Academy Award nominations honoring the films of 2021 were announced and female filmmakers were fairly well represented. Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog led the nominations, with Campion personally being nominated for both Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay. In the latter category, three of the five nominees were penned by women.… read more.

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of André Leon Talley

André Leon Talley, the influential fashion journalist known for his iconic personal style and larger-than-life personality, died at the age of 73 on January 18 at a hospital in White Plains, New York, after suffering a heart attack. Rather than mourn the death of this beloved change-maker, though, I’d like to celebrate the remarkable life that he lived. 
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Spend 2022 in Daria Hlazatova’s Celestial Dreamscapes

Daria Hlazatova painting in Pomegranate Calendar.
In the whimsical world of Ukrainian artist Daria Hlazatova, vibrant, imaginative dreamscapes see the arresting gazes of feminine faces.
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Spend 2022 with Alexandra Eldridge’s Radiant Tarot

Alexandra Eldridge painting of swans
I’ve just sat down to a virtual chat with artist Alexandra Eldridge, who seeks “the extraordinary in the ordinary” through her artwork.
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