Fashion & Style

At William Okpo, Lively Clothes That Flatter the Quiet Parts

Photo Credit Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times The developmental milestones for a human at age 5 include drawing basic shapes, turning a somersault, using a fork and distinguishing between genders. In today’s retail climate, the most common five-year milestone for an upstart fashion house is nonexistence. For a label called William Okpo, the half-decade mark has brought ...

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Women Turn Tables on Online Harassers

Photo Alexandra Tweten shames the senders of creepy messages. Credit Amy Dickerson for The New York Times About 24 hours after joining Tinder, Ashley Brincefield, 31, a management specialist for customs in Port Tobacco, Md., began getting creepy messages. Married men propositioned her for sex. Guys lashed out if they didn’t get a reply in a timely fashion. Various men ...

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Julie Kent Looks Effortless in Ballet and Beauty

Photo Julie Kent has three stages of makeup depending on what she is doing and where she is going. Credit Elizabeth Lippman for The New York Times The ballerina Julie Kent joined the American Ballet Theater in 1985, was anointed a principal dancer eight years later, and will be retiring her pointe shoes after this season. With A.B.T. celebrating its ...

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Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface

Photo Bookface photographs by Ray Delara of the Burlingame Public Library in California; they were posted on Instagram. How complicated can it be to take a photograph of a book cover for the purpose of posting it on Instagram? Fairly complicated, particularly for those trying to create an image in what has become known as “bookface” style. Bookface involves strategically ...

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High-End Culture Comes to Shopping Malls

Photo Clothing in “The Fashion Project” at the Bal Harbour Shops in Florida. Credit Ryan Stone for The New York Times Kathy Row took a look at the discreetly lettered sign pointing her to “The Fashion Project.” Her curiosity piqued, she trotted up the three flights of stairs to the top of the mall in Bal Harbour, Fla. “I was ...

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Shopping Events and Sales Happening This Week in New York

Photo From top, clockwise: Shorts from a collaboration between & Other Stories and Rachel Antonoff; a heart and anchor pendant from Me&Ro; a piece from Topshop’s collection inspired by looks worn to the Met Gala and a backpack from a collaboration between Fjallraven and Comptoir des Cotonniers. Mother’s Day Still looking for the perfect gift for Mom? Me&Ro has a heart and anchor pendant in recycled sterling ...

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