The Louis Vuitton Monogram, Reimagined 6 Ways

It’s no shock that Louis Vuitton, part of the monogram elite, would craft an entire collection in honor of its beloved L.V. initials. For its “Celebrating Monogram” collaboration, the French fashion house tapped the creative genius of six influential designers, artists, and architects, including Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, and Frank Gehry. In 160 years of business, the LV pattern has catapulted to one of the world’s most recognizable brand logos – but this group was asked to reinterpret as they saw fit.

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September 11, 2014

Cover Girl: Meet Audrey Hepburn’s Granddaughter

You may not recognize the Harper’s BAZAAR September cover girl, though she is basically Hollywood royalty. Meet 20-year-old Emma Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter. But the cover’s A-list lineage doesn’t end there. The photographer just so happens to be Michael Avedon, the grandson of legendary photographer Richard Avedon.

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August 12, 2014

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

Lady Gaga on Being BraveAnd this is exactly why your Little Monsters love you, Gaga.

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March 7, 2014

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

Michael Kors Quote

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January 31, 2014

15 Things Every Woman Needs, According to The Man Repeller

My obsession with all things Man Repeller has already been established. And her just-published list of the 15 things every woman should have? It completely reaffirmed my love for Leandra (I like to imagine we’re on a first-name basis).

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With “at least one Beyoncé CD” (I have three), “a pair of frivolous if not completely decadent bought-on-the-whim shoes” (see, Mom, I told you I needed them), and my favorite – “a pair of balls that belonged to man who didn’t deserve to keep them” (you know who you are) – all making the list, it’s not just about style, but power and confidence. And, most importantly, it’s simply a fun list that doesn’t make women feel inadequate, unlike other lists making the Internet rounds.

Check out the Man Repeller’s full list on Harper’s BAZAAR.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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December 4, 2013

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

This week we’re bowing down to our favorite fashion magazines.

1. Vogue is kind enough to show us what it’s like to see through its eyes.

2. What do people wear to all those celeb-studded parties we hear about? Harper’s BAZAAR fills us in.

3. ELLE knows that real trends start on the street.

4. InStyle. Always giving us the go-to look of the day.

5. Insane photo spreads done the Marie Claire way.

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July 23, 2013

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

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1. Harper’s BAZAAR’s library of iconic fashion moments never fails to leave us breathless.

2. We’re letting our hair down after reviewing some pro tips.

3. It’s time to book a flight. To all these places. Immediately.

4. We would so cook more often if our kitchens looked this good.

5. This board of lace, cutouts, and prints has us scouring our closets for mix-and-match brilliance.

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June 4, 2013

Going, Going, Gone Viral: Karl Lagerfeld on Being Invisible

There seems to be no end to the list of unbelievable things Karl Lagerfeld will say, and this interview with Harper’s Bazaar‘s Laura Brown proves no exception. As to what he’d do if he were invisible? We won’t ruin the surprise, but here’s hoping the cops don’t catch him doing it.

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March 14, 2013

Spotlight On: Polly Allen Mellen

 

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In her ongoing Fashion Icons series at New York’s 92Y, Fern Mallis interviewed the icon to end all icons: Polly Allen Mellen.

While most folks outside of the fashion world might not have heard of her, Polly Mellen is a legend in the industry. The stylist responsible for some of fashion’s most indelible 20th-century images – Twiggy’s flower-power Vogue covers, Nastassja Kinski and the snake, Lisa Taylor in The Story of Ohhh…., Deborah Turbeville’s bathhouse shots – Polly started her career as a salesgirl and display designer at Lord & Taylor before going on to work as a sittings editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Allure.

She retired in 2001, after winning the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award, to spend time with her beloved family, but is enjoying a mini comeback thanks to her inclusion in the new book, In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye, and her appearance in the accompanying HBO documentary of the same name, in which she stars alongside Vogue fashion editors Babs Simpson, Tonne Goodman, and Grace Coddington.

On Wednesday night, the 88-year-old spitfire (who still skis, swims, hikes, gardens, and does Pilates every day) took to the stage in her trademark silver bob, black turtleneck, and sparkly Vera Wang trousers to talk about her days at Miss Porter’s School alongside classmates Gloria Vanderbilt and Jacqueline Bouvier, her reputation as a demanding boss (both Vera Wang and Joe Zee got their starts as Polly’s assistant), and her storied 60-year career working with Diana Vreeland and such legendary photographers as Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Arthur Elgort, and Bruce Weber. Here are the highlights.
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December 28, 2012