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Gypsies, Fleas & Trashpickers

Just beyond the northern city limits, a twenty-minute trip outside Paris takes you to Saint-Ouen. On a Saturday morning, you emerge from le metro confines into crowds hawking fake bags, watches, sneakers, and the fabulous flavor of illicit urban...
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Passing Through

The process of passing through from one place to another. From one condition to another. Transit. A corridor. A portion or selection. Passage. The idea of passage is a preoccupation for me. Passage is the act directly before change, before...
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All Grown Up

I fell in love with a navy twisted bow-back bomber back in 2008. I’m not exactly sure what sidebar write-up or backwater blog I was reading when I stumbled upon it, but it was perfect. I immediately tracked down the designer’s sparse website...
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Stilettos Click Here

Roger Vivier invented the stiletto. While the pointy heel was around prior, the addition of the metal within the heel allowed us to prance to new heights. He also designed other iconic shoe shapes, such as the comma heel and the pilgrim...
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A Fabled Face

When was the last time you heard a fable? Childhood? Not even? However, the idea that a story is the best way to share a message is pervasive, even without a fable. ...
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Classic Parcel

Good tea comes in good packaging. I should write about a glamorous search for the finest quality tea leaves from a tea plantation in Sri Lanka, all wide-brimmed hat and white linen – and maybe someday I will–but for me, I honestly derive more...
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SoCal Sweden

Salsa and lingonberries, same thing, right? Elin Kling’s new line, Totême – recently released in the U.S. – was described in the WSJ. article where I first saw the line as “European preppy.” If what they meant was precise but unfussy tailoring…

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