August 20 2014

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Nicole Phelps

As the Executive Editor of, Nicole Phelps reports on fashion shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining the company in 2004, she served as Fashion News Editor of Elle magazine. In that position, she traveled on assignment to Japan, Brazil, Australia, and Kuwait. Prior to Elle, Phelps began her career at W and Women's Wear Daily. Phelps is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

Recession 1, Veronique Branquinho 0


The news that Veronique Branquinho is liquidating really got to me. I’ve been reviewing her collections in Paris for several years now, and season after season, sitting at her gritty Garage Turenne shows in the third surrounded by European stylists and Japanese buyers, I’m amazed all over again that she’s as underappreciated here as she […]

The Tailor On Giambattista Valli’s Speed Dial


Yesterday may have been the unofficial start of summer, but there’s still another month of New York benefits before the party set packs up and ships itself off to the Hamptons for the duration. That means you’re going to need more dresses. If you blew what was left of your clothing budget on that Alexander […]

Mrs. John L. Strong, RIP


We’re a Cartier stationery girl, but we couldn’t help but feel a twinge when we received a press release earlier today announcing that Mrs. John L. Strong, the Madison Avenue stationer to tastemakers like Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and Karl Lagerfeld, is shuttering after 80 years in business. Nannette Brown, the company’s […]

Announcing A New York Shopping Party


Mark your calendars. On September 10, the first night of Spring 2010 Fashion Week, stores across the five boroughs of New York (and around the world) will stay open until 11 p.m. and lure customers with designer, model, and celebrity appearances; fashion shows; and other unique happenings. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans for the citywide […]

Riding Carolina Herrera’s Shirttails


Carolina Herrera wore a black silk cloque organza blouse with an ivory silk faille skirt of her own design to ABT’s spring gala, which she sponsored, but anyone who pays attention knows that she’s usually found in a white shirt, the crisper the better. We recently spotted her in one of her signature button-downs, monogrammed […]