Pick of the Week: Savage Beauty Comes Home

Birds Nest Headdress Autumn Winter 2005/6

By Regina Connell. Savage Beauty, a retrospective celebrating the life and work of Alexander McQueen was one of NY’s Metropolitan Museum’s most successful (and lucrative) shows. But as spectacular as it was, it’s nothing compared to what’s going on in … Continue reading

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Carla Fernández: Mixing Past and Present


By Marcella Echavarria. Photos courtesy of Edgar Avila. Fashion designer Carla Fernandez looks with the eyes of a researcher, an anthropologist, a historian in awe of the immense treasures found in Mexico. Her signature design is geometric, distinctive, and respectful … Continue reading

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The New Luxury: Lessons on Pleasure


By Regina Connell. I recently had a chance to interview one of my favorite people, Mandy Aftel (the artisan fragrance genius), about her book, Fragrant, one of the best books of the year, perhaps the decade. (Read more here, then … Continue reading

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Natural Skincare, Evolved


By Megan Schwarz. Seed to Serum Photos courtesy of The Little Alchemist. The Little Alchemist marries natural, organic ingredients with the latest anti-aging actives. These actives include fascinating complexes like Cohellis Bio, a vegetable-based Botox alternative, D’Orientine S, a wrinkle-fighter … Continue reading

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