Flying Solo Fashion Show: Cold Weather & Icy Runway

Flying solo tests outs the runway’s new normal during the pandemic. Models walked on an icy runway in cold weather. Is it worth suffering for fashion? The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted Fashion…

Techno Music Led Me to Modern Art

A young woman’s experience visiting Atelier Des Lumières in Paris. I always resented contemporary art. I thought it didn’t qualify as “real” art. I dismissed the abstract as something that “artists” made…

The Best Looks from New York Men’s Day SS19

New York Men’s Day (NYMD), currently in its tenth season, kicked off New York Fashion Week: Men’s on Monday, July 9. NYMD is a bi-annual initiative that helps nurture emerging talent and…

Is 2018 the Year H&M Will Commit Suicide?

  2018 might be the year when fast fashion giant H&M commits suicide. First, it went under fire on January 7 when Twitter users noticed the offensive styling of a particular set…

Why I Love Techno Music

Editor’s note: Anastassia will be writing a series of articles about the techno music scene in NYC. This is her first article.   It’s January 13, the night of my first party…

Logic’s Powerful Performance at the Grammys

    American rapper Logic delivered a moving performance of his song “1-800-273-8255” on stage at the 60th Annual Grammy Award Ceremony on Sunday, alongside featured singers Alessia Cara and Khalid. The…

Nike Air Mags Sold For World Record $52,500

A pair of Nike Air Mag self-lacing sneakers—a concept that was first introduced in the iconic movie Back to the Future and brought to life by Nike in 2016—sold for $52,500 setting the world…

Bohemian Entrepreneur

Sandra Manay is an artist and entrepreneur. Some might think that these two things are polar opposites, but starting a business is an art form in itself. Sandra was born in the…

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Your Perfect Valentine’s Date

Editorial Producer and Photographer: Tiffany Chen @photosbytifff | Men’s Stylist: Rafael Ingannamonte @rafaelinga | Women’s Stylist: Ashley Tanay  @ashleyveronica.style | Make-Up Artist: Tanya Marques @marquestmakeup | Hair Stylist: Devin Sutherland @devohairr Models:…

Weekly London Affairs

Welcome to 2017! You made it through one of the strangest and let’s face it, gloomiest years in a long time – but you’re out the other side. It’s time to start…

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Neon Sparks Fly in Soho

Neon will never die in Gods [sic.] Own Junkyard. More wonderland than warehouse, gigantic disco balls hang between numerous clever and downright saucy signs that offer a glimpse into a collection that…

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Kamile Kaselyte: Breaking Stereotypes in the Fashion Industry

Kamile Kaselyte, 23, describes herself, as an “accidental fashion insider.” Her rushed, last minute choice to study fashion business at Istituto Marangoni London campus has evolved into an intriguing relationship with the fashion industry. She calls it a full-time marriage as since…

Fashion Looks: Holiday Edition

Editorial Producer and Photographer: Tiffany Chen – @photosbytifff | Stylist: Ashley Tanay – @ashleyveronica.style | Make-Up Artist: Lily Morales – @lilymoralesmakeup | Hair Stylist: Emily Carcaramo – @hairbyemilynyc | Assistant: Rafael Ingannamonte – @rafaelinga | Space: CoLab Factory – @colabfactorybk #1 Glamorous Night Out Model: Bijal | Necklace and Earrings: Blugrn Design –…

Holiday Blues while Single in New York City

Editor’s note: Our own Carrie Bradshaw— Cooper Irons— is back to share his experience about being single during the holiday season in New York City. Forget, the Rankin-Bass puppets and Mickey Mouse…

What the Dickens… The Choir With No Name

“The Choir with No Name (CWNN) runs choirs for people who have experienced homelessness and other men and women on the margins of society[…] Our first choir – in King’s Cross, London…

Skateboarding for a Cause

The Skateroom fuses the energy of the contemporary art world with the dynamism of skate culture and invites artists to create limited edition artworks on skateboards. The proceeds of the initiative go towards supporting…

New York Bagel or Chelsea Bun?

  “All sorrows are less with bread,” claimed Cervantes in the 1500s. Our obsession with the Chelsea (area in southwest London) bun and New York bagel prove that more than five hundred…

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New York City Elegance

Editorial Producer and Photographer: Tiffany Chen | Make-up & Hair: Evgenia | Stylists: Carla Davis and Amoureuse De Mode | Model: Natalia Bukley The Concrete Jungle #1 Top and Skirt: Atella | Necklace: Rendor and Steel |  Hat:  Totti hat | Bag: Kalamarie Handbags All…

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What Not to Miss This Week in London

The Urban Watch team has selected some amazing things for you to do, w/c 28th  November – 4th December. Make sure you do not miss out! I have been talking about it for weeks,…

The National Theatre Introduces Shakespeare App

Celebrate Shakespeare at the National Theatre with a free app for iPad and iPhone – now available to download. 2016 seems to be the year of every British literary anniversary, including the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. So it…

Your Guide to The MET

Whether you’re a New York native or a first time visitor, without denial— the MET is the museum to visit in NYC. Spanning two floors, The Metropolitan Museum of Art boasts well…

Tinder Tale: A Date With Lord Farquaad

A mellifluous ping, your phone illuminates, it’s a match! Racking your brain, you can’t recall the reasoning behind swiping right to the generic profile picture of lads on tour (which one is he anyway?) It…

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What Not to Miss This Week in London

This week marks something that I have been waiting for ever since the Victoria line became 24 hours – the night tube on the Northern line. Rejoice! As it is the only…

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How to Club Cool but Stay Hot in NYC

As the hot weather dwindles in New York City, the season of jackets, boots, and scarves begins. For club goers and night-crawlers, the cooler weather can make your favorite mini-dress unwearable for…

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The Brave and Unrepentant Betty Woodman

I am not really one for collecting idols, I am, all too often, attempting to get rid of some that are clinging on, but, today I concede. Betty Woodman is, in my…

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What is New York Love: Missed Connections

So Many Missed Connections, so Little Time What is love in New York? With 8 million people in the city, you’ve got plenty of fish in the sea. Sure, dating in New…

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What Not to Miss This Week in London

What’s hot in London this week? Must visit bars, restaurants and gigs; best picks of museum exhibitions and events you should attend this week in London, w/c 14th November. Winter Wonderland It’s here!…

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The True Colors of Lora Zombie

Lora Zombie is a force of nature. Her signature grunge aesthetic, bright colors and penchant for unicorns culminate in effervescent works that both delight and challenge contemporary perspectives of society and the…

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Building Bridges After Election Day

I stood with the crumpled up, stiff American flag clenched in my left hand. The rainbow button belting “LGBTQ For Hillary” pinned to my H&M puffer vest. I could feel the iPhone…

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The Best Things Come in Itsy Bitsy Packages

Itsy Bitsy Vintage, London’s foremost avant guarde lingerie brand, looks very much like it is whirring up for something. After a creative hiatus, mysterious and beautiful swatches are appearing on the Itsy…

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What Not to Miss This Week in London

What’s hot in London this week? Must visit bars, restaurants and gigs; best picks of museum exhibitions and events you should attend this week in London, w/c 7th November – 13th November. Lost…

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Bursting Creativity of Modern Painters in London

Between 1843 and 1860, the art and society critic John Ruskin published several volumes of a series of writings entitled Modern Painters. This major bulk of writings is perhaps Ruskin’s most famous…

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Renaissance Fashion Trends This Fall

21st century New York gets a taste of 15th century Florence with these styles perfect for a romantic stroll in Central Park or a chilly November night out. Stylist: Ashley Tanay |…

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10 Fashion Trends That Made a Comeback

It’s not only at fancy dress parties where we can dress up in our best throwback outfits. Some trends are incorporated into our outfits of the day (or night) without us even…

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Things Not to Miss This Week in London

Oxford Street Christmas lights, 6th November No street encompasses the Christmas spirit quite like Oxford Street; no doubt you’ll be spending many hours there fawning over the pretty decorations and getting those…

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American Horror Story: My New York Nightmare

If Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s FX anthology series American Horror Story has proven anything to us over the course of its six seasons and counting, other than its knack for chameleonic…

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Meet Me at the Cemetery Gates…

As Hallowe’en draws near, our thoughts turn to pumpkin banners, fake blood and bunny ears. But for a more cultured celebration of the afterlife, a visit to one of London’s magnificent seven…

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The London Underground: Creepy Tales and Spooky Sightings

Since the 19th century, England’s historic underground railway system, built under famous landmarks and urban streets, has created a vast underworld beneath one of the world’s largest cities. Buried deep, with approximately…

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Top 5 Independent Bookshops in London

 “What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not fooling a soul.” –…

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Halloween 2016: Top 5 Museums After Dark

“Real museums are places where Time is transformed into Space.” – Orhan Pamuk, the Museum of Innocence   Museums are widely-known for their gothic architecture, hidden passages and creaky floorboards. With a sinister…

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New York City Through the Lens

Anyone can photograph New York City, but few can capture its true essence—the souls of people living here. These five photographers picked up the camera and turned it on people from all…

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Musings of a London Underground Commuter

Londoners are involuntarily united by the tube. It gets us quickly and efficiently to wherever our busy lives take us, but just like our feelings on marmite – it’s a love-hate relationship.…

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An Eco-Friendly Fashion Affair: Esabitchin’ Event

At the tail end of NYFW, Esa (evolving sustainable apparel) hosted a party showcasing the spring previews of three talented eco-friendly designers.  Esa is a NYC-based group founded by five women that focuses…

6 Fashion Mistakes You Should Avoid in a Big City

There are probably a million articles on what to wear in each big city in the world, and another thousand comes in every time another Fashion Week starts. While they are really…

New York Fashion Week Round Up SS17

New York Fashion Week has come and gone, bringing with it some standout shows—and some disappointments—from both newcomers and seasoned designers. The week kicked off on a resounding sour note after what…

Versace Men Athletic Wear Spring/Summer17

“I love change. I want to push Versace forward, and capture the spirit of individuality and creativity in the men that I love.” So said fashion’s matriarch Donatella Versace before the SS17…

The Bell Jar: The New Project By Kirsten Dunst

Recently, a bunch of online articles have been spreading the news about Kirsten Dunst’s supposed—and, if true, first— directorial project: a film adaptation of The Bell Jar. Plath’s only novel, it was inspired…

The Street Report: London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week may be over, but it has not been forgotten. Look back at the best street style looks to get inspiration for your Autumn closet.    

The Street Report: New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week may be over, but it is not yet forgotten. Many of the looks are suitable for the colder Fall weather as well. Let’s get inspiration from them street…

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Fashion Editorial: Rear View

Straight-on isn’t always the best view. The backless trend is here to stay. Here are some of our favorite ways to style it for different occasions. #1 Mini White Dress for an…

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Behind The Specs: Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel on the fashion mistakes older women should never make As the world enters its bi-annual hysteria around all things fashion, the focus (as usual) is on all things new. But…

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Menswear Trends Spring/Summer17

I’m going to put my hands up and declare it. When it comes to Fashion Week, I think classic couture, tailoring, obscure space aged garments and overwhelming sensory overload.  When it comes…

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Diesel For Successful Living

2016 has been an exceptional year for celebrating and revisiting some of the best- and worst- moments and heroes of the past century. Diesel has taken the bold step of relaunching its…

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