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“He was like Cypher from The Matrix—y'know, ‘You see code, but I see brunettes and redheads,’ ” Yannitell says. “But when he reached that genius moment, when he was on the cusp of some big idea that could maybe change the world, he got nervous.”In 2006, Haas' childhood friend Jerritte Couture contacted him about a job. Couture headed up...
Kate Middleton dressed up tonight for her first of two evening events tonight: the 2019 Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre. The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a regal black lace gown. She wore her hair down. Prince William joined her in a sharp suit.The annual event benefits the Royal Variety Charity. The Duke and Duchess of...
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL, BEN LERNER On the cover of Ben Lerner’s new novel The Topeka School, Sally Rooney (who, like Lerner, is informed by the world of competitive debating) says, “To the extent that we can speak of a future at present, I think the future of the novel is here”. ‘Woah!’ I thought, and immediately bought it. A psychological bildungsroman,...
What about politics? During this heated, horrible time, surely something in that realm must be impossible to rise above. Not so, it seems. “I have to be careful about politics and religion and all those things that get people angry at you. When I take two steps back, and I realize what’s really going on, it’s not really even...
Any Londoner who has ever dreamt of acquiring more space can empathise with the Mole Man of Hackney. “I thought I’d try for a bit of a wine cellar, and found a taste for the thing,” William Lyttle, the so-called Mole Man, reportedly said. It was a blithe justification for the network of tunnels – stretching 66ft in every...
Back in 2017, Peter Do – the Vietnamese-born designer who’s cult ‘clean’ tailoring is bought (not borrowed) by Zendaya, Solange and Beyoncé – resolved to revive New York’s ailing Midtown garment district from his Brooklyn living room. It was there, with help from four fashion industry friends who met online eight years ago, that Do’s eponymous luxury label was...
One of the best parts about the winter season is arguably bundling up in as many blankets and cozy layers as possible. For maximum comfort, the softer the layers, the better, which is why faux-fur coats are a must-have among your winter wardrobe rotation. If you're anything like me, the idea of buying a...
Confession: A corner of my closet is reserved for those pieces I would love to wear, in theory, but rarely do because they require so much effort to care for. We all have those items: the constantly wrinkly shirt, extra-delicate blouse, white suede boots that scuff the second you leave the house, and sweaters...