Lonely Finds Its Girl
Posted by richard | October 22, 2014
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She’s got a puzzled look on her face, like she’s trying to size you up. Unsmiling and unimpressed, her piercing gaze is searching for substance beneath the surface.

She also seems a bit annoyed, as though you’re distracting her from something more important than being, well, merely the object of your attention. This is a girl who doesn’t need anyone’s approval.

Her name is Sophie

A Poetic Debut From StephieAnn
Posted by richard | October 21, 2014
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Dylan Thomas was one of the great rascals of 20th Century literature, a drunk and a brawler and a philanderer who tested the loyalties and the sanity of everyone in his substantial orbit. He was, however, the century’s most beloved and flamboyant poet, and to this day I can’t read Fern Hill without getting choked up by its propulsive energy and stunning insight.

Thomas also …

Seeing Double With Relique
Posted by richard | October 21, 2014
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The much-admired boutique lingerie label Relique saw its profile grow this week when two sets from its fall collection were added to the inventory of retailer Urban Outfitters.

It’s a well-earned boost for the artisanal Made-in-NYC label, which is known for its colorful geometric patterns and for hand-dyeing its garments.

More importantly, Relique joins UO‘s large stable of youth-centric lingerie brands with a …

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Is America ready for a Christian lingerie brand?

Suzy Black, a new designer label from New York, will make its debut next Friday during Lingerie Fashion Week with a sexy collection of boudoir apparel that is rooted in fundamental Christian values — specifically, the importance of keeping marriages and families together.

There’s nothing preachy about Suzy Black and nothing puritanical about its designs. Where …

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Cancer has a way of focusing the mind.

Montreal fashion photographer Anthony Turano learned that the hard way this spring while working on glossy photo book to raise money for breast cancer research.

It was a side project, something he’d been puttering away at between paid gigs for the better part of a year. No big rush. No particular deadline.

Then, during minor gall bladder …

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