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birds of a feather

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Looking around at the party that the Feathers boutique threw for its 40th birthday last night, we couldn’t help but notice the total absence of the smock, the dress that London has embraced with a passion over the past few seasons. Whether from Alexander McQueen, Vera Wang, or Jil Sander, every piece was highly tailored and structured. Suzanne Burstein, who clearly buys with sensitivity to shape and form, explained the ethos of the shop (and the key to its longevity): “We never buy from lookbooks, or a quota from a specific designer. It’s all about individuality.” The highlight of the event was the fabulous display of Linda Farrow sunglasses, many of which had been or will be featured on the runways this week. The brand’s recently engaged owners, Tracy Sedino and Simon Jablon, were on hand to bask in their product’s success. “We are truly ecstatic with the response!” Sedino gushed. Given the darkening economic news, it was nice to hear their enthusiasm.

 

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