September 2018

Fashionable Inspirations

Styling a new act

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Flipping Fur, where fur coats are repurposed into new fashions, is the latest creative effort from Cassandra Saulter, a Cold Spring artist who spent 40 years working behind the scenes in film and television.

Couture confidante

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The story of Elizabeth Keckley – dressmaker and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln and later an author and civil rights activist – is one of the most astonishing in the history of American fashion. Her success involved the dismantling of racial and gender barriers, leading her to fame and fortune during the nation’s most turbulent period.

China shoots for the moon

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“My hope,” Sinologist Audrey Ronning Topping writes in WAG, “is that the two largest economies in the world – China and the United States – can work together to avoid space and trade wars and instead create a new world order.”

Jewelry’s power

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art will take a probing look at jewelry, from what it is to why we wear it, in “Jewelry: The Body Transformed.” The expansive exhibition will open Nov. 12.

Stylin’ ballplayers

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As we head into September signaling the near-end of the regular baseball season and the race for divisional, league and world championship titles, it seemed fitting to include the uniforms of this legendary game in the context of fashion.

A Rose is a rose

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Caroline Rose, opening for Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre Sept. 28, talks with WAG’s Gregg Shapiro about her superb new album, “Loner,” and being a funny feminist in a political age.

Bold and Brazilian

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Brazilian designer Patricia Bonaldi is making quite a splash worldwide with her line of PatBO designer clothing, known for its detailed embroidery combined with bold textures, colors and materials. She’s also landed right here in WAG country, with a beautiful and eclectic array of eveningwear being sold at the Mary Jane Denzer in White Plains.

Fragrance is its ‘Creed’

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Sometimes it takes many men to please a woman – in this case, seven of them. That’s how many men have headed The House of Creed, a perfumer that stretches back to the early 18th century. Today, it offers a variety of fragrances and bath products for women as well as men, including its new Floralie for the ladies.

Compassionate to the bone

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“Our practice prides itself on being compassionate,” Alex Levchenko, MD, says of the staff at ONS. “We run on time, so patients don’t come and wait for hours. We think compassionate care is the key. We look at you as a human being and not just a part of the body.”