The Handbag Designer Awards Accepts Submissions for 2014 

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I am excited to join The Independent Handbag Designer Awards as a judge for the third consecutive year. It is an amazing opportunity to be instrumental in helping launch emerging handbag designers’ careers. Plus, it’s always fun—albeit exhausting—selecting the finalists from more than 1,000 design submissions.

The deadline to submit a design—and win highly-coveted collaborations with brands like FEED, Bloomingdale’s, and Timberland—is fast approaching.

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THRIFT SHOP FIND: OPENING CEREMONY SUEDE HEELS

What a glorious day, the weather is delightful. I couldn’t help myself but stop in Housing Works today to see if they had anything to freshen up my Spring wardrobe. I was in luck.

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R&Design: Bario Neal’s Secrets to Ethical Jewelry Design (Q&A)

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Anna Bario is taking her sustainable jewelry line Bario Neal to a whole new level. Founded in 2007, Bario Neal’s celebrated jewelry is handmade in their Philadelphia studio and shop using reclaimed precious metals, fairmined gold, and ethically-sourced gemstones and they just opened the doors to a brand spanking new showroom in New York City this past fall.

I caught up with Bario, one half of the Bario Neal power duo, which includes co-founder Page Neal, to find out how she manages it all.

Guest column written by REBECCA MIR GRADY

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"Something Old, Something New" with Duncan Quinn

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Duncan Quinn's 1966 Bristol Lodekka double-decker bus first caught my eye—that, or his steady Instagram feed of gents donning impeccably sharp suits. The British suit maker channels an elegant and sophisticated style aesthetic in his bespoke suits. 

Quinn is keeping a tradition of quality clothing alive in the modern era of fast fashion. In a nutshell, he represents the art of living well. He shares the story behind his style, below. 

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INSTAGRAMMIN’: Louboutin-Style Painted Fingernails

When Adele rocked a Christian Louboutin-inspired manicure on the red carpet, she inspired a nail trend. The pink and red manicure is cute on top, sexy underneath.

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Behind the Scenes at My Modavanti Photo Shoot

Shh… check out a sneak peek image from my photo shoot with top sustainable fashion boutique, Modavanti.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day John Singer Sargent-Style!

I owe it to my Irish roots to pay homage to the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.

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Thrift & Shout: Lulu Guinness Purse Spring/Summer 2012

When I shop at thrift stores, I buy fashion that I wouldn’t otherwise buy new. While I adore classic staples, I like bold statement pieces like one such Lulu Guinness purse that I found at Housing Works this weekend. Read on for the deets behind my mega steal.

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Timeless Fashion Moment: Cary Grant

On a monotonous stroll through Midtown earlier this week, I stopped in my tracks and was instantly inspired by black and white photographs of classic Hollywood screen legends in Paul Stuart’s store windows on Madison and 45th Street. One such portrait featured the ever dashing Cary Grant.

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Natural Beauty: Emma’s 5 Winter Skincare Essentials

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It might be March but Old Man Winter has yet to go into hibernation. My daily beauty regime is absolutely saving my skin in this long a** winter of ours. My skincare essentials are  keeping my skin sane and calm despite stormy weather.

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R&Design: Susan Domelsmith Celebrates Dirty Librarian Chains’ Tenth Year

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This year, Susan Domelsmith’s recycled jewelry line Dirty Librarian Chains celebrates it’s tenth birthday! To mark the milestone moment, she’s just launched a new home line which she debuted alongside her most recent jewelry collection at pop-up shop Market 605 during New York Fashion Week this season—our very own Emma was there to celebrate with Domelsmith at the kick-off event.

Guest column written by REBECCA MIR GRADY

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At New York Fashion Week, Jeff Gentner Captures my Vintage Style

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In between fashion shows this season, I met up with my pal Jeff Gentner. He shot a few photos of me at The High Line with his snazzy 1962 Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B camera before we hit up the Eckhaus Latta show at Made Fashion Week.

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Classic Beauty Trend: Bold Brows and Red Lips at Naeem Khan AW ‘14

Bold brows paired with an equally dramatic red lip is my go-to evening look and I’m excited to see this timeless beauty trend at Naeem Khan 's runway show during New York Fashion Week.

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At New York Fashion Week, A Stylish Trio Attends Thakoon

It was hard not to miss this trio of expertly dressed individuals outside Thakoon's New York Fashion Week show yesterday—they practically caused a traffic jam.

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Classic Beauty Trend: Wine-Stained Lips at Creatures of Comfort A/W 2014

A bright pout complimented the soft, natural beauty look at Creatures of Comfort's Autumn/Winter 2014 runway show during New York Fashion Week. The on-the-go makeup trend is simple and easy to recreate at home.

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