April 19 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.

what price peace?


The Swedish denim label Cheap Monday has put a new spin on that old question by sewing “Increase the Peace” patches onto its beloved skinny jeans. Available in two colors, very stretch black and very stretch one wash (blue), they’ll be sold exclusively at Barneys New York stores beginning on Election Day, November 4. No, […]

tom ford’s $475 tanning goggles


If Tom Ford’s $9,240 otter fur boots are a thumb of the nose at the economic crisis, his new $475 tanning goggles are a big, juicy raspberry. Then again, the goggles and a couple of sessions at your local tanning bed are probably cheaper than a trip to St. Bart’s. Looked at that way, you […]

hugo boss, a sneak preview


Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mena Suvari, and Brooke Shields are expected at tonight’s opening party for Hugo Boss’ new concept shop in the Meatpacking District, but the real attraction is the store itself. The 401 West 14th Street boutique—formerly Western Beef grocery store—features a wooden framework cocoon that “symbolizes the interconnectedness of the various Hugo Boss lines,” […]

simon kneen says “clean up”


Editors and publishers assembled in Chelsea yesterday for Simon Kneen’s debut as Banana Republic’s creative director. Kneen, who comes from Brooks Brothers and Adrienne Vittadini, worked a Mad Men vibe for the guys, from the Brylcreem-shiny hair to the ankle-exposing pants and sockless wingtips. For us gals, he fast-forwarded a decade and a half to […]

trick or treat


We’ve been back from Paris for just over a week, so we’re still in process mode—trying to parse the meaning of Spring’s sheer dresses, and the reasons why designers as different as Calvin Klein‘s Francisco Costa and Donatella Versace added all manner of geometric flaps and appendages to their clothes. With Halloween on the horizon, […]