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‘Summertime’ – Isn’t it Iconic?

val fashion’? Pffsh…so passé. This summer, dress like you’re BFFs with Will and Jeff. ‘Summertime’ by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince It never really feels like summer until the sounds of this DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince tune float lazily out of car windows and through backyard BBQs. Released in May ’91 […]

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Sand, Shelter, Sun and Fun

From the Spring/Summer 1972 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal Needle & Craft ~ ‘Seaside dresses, tops, bikinis, tents, cabanas, deck chairs: A portfolio of fashions and props for the beach’ ‘Summer’s natural woman feels s free as the elements.’ ‘For a day in the sun, stake claim to a surfside side.’ ‘Minimum cover for soaking […]

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A Happy Haven

The Jill Lindsey in Brooklyn is part boutique, part coffee bar, and 100% pure love. Lesser-known than Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene/ Clinton Hill, Brooklyn is a bustling little shopping and entertainment district stocked up on lively bars, cozy coffee shops, and charming boutiques. Unlike its cousin up north, Myrtle has […]

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“Goodbye To You” – Isn’t it Iconic

ting in on the New Wave fashion action with Patty Smyth and Scandal. Scandal – ‘Goodbye to You’ Scandal was a short-lived rock band from New York that lasted from 1981 to 1985. Fronted by the raspy-voiced Patty Smyth, Scandal only released two albums during their time together, and are most well-known for the rock […]

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YSL + Halston + 1970s

FIT’s disco-era showcase featuring the work of YSL and Halston is hot stuff (baby). This week, I finally got to see ‘Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s‘ presented by the Museum at FIT. Backed by a disco hits soundtrack (and accented with a spinning mirror ball), is a showcase of 100 outfits and […]

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