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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.

stella holds her verdant ground at ACE


When it comes to being green, Stella McCartney means business. At last night’s 12th annual ACE Awards, she would only accept the Accessories Council’s first-ever Green Designer of the Year Award—a Leiber minaudière—if it was, in fact, green. (And we don’t mean the color of its crystals.) The organization and the company obliged, coating rather […]

november to remember


The first thing we thought of when we saw Kasia Struss slinking around the runway in a gauzy, white short-in-front-long-in-back dress at Nina Ricci last month was the video for Guns N’ Rose’s epic “November Rain.” Remember it? Stephanie Seymour, Axl Rose’s then real-life girlfriend, exchanged vows in a white gown not unlike some of […]

headshot available


While the rest of us are hunkered down, poring over electoral projections at tonight, Richard Gere, Alec Baldwin, Bob Colacello, and assorted other boldfacers will be raising a glass to the legendary Robert Rauschenberg—and raising their paddles to support the Coalition for the Homeless at Artwalk NY. Featured artists at the 14th annual event […]

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 […]