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As American as Hanky Panky

We shall try to round off our picture of the entrepreneur . . . by analysing the characteristic motive of his conduct. . . .There is the joy of creating, of getting things done, or of simply exercising one’s energy … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Wear Your Signature Lace Bralette

Two of my favorite pop icons of all time—Rihanna and Madonna—have more in common than stadium voices, tough-and-tender lyrics, and wicked dance moves: they both taught generations of women how to meld personal style and kewl into new classics. Specifically, … Continue reading

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Trend Alert! City Dwellers and Civilians Wearing Camouflage

Ask a Horned Leaf Chameleon, or Peeta Mellark of The Hunger Games, and they will tell you that, when it comes to camouflage, blending in is the name of the game. But ask fashion designers Anna Sui or Tibi, or the Beauty … Continue reading

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In the Works: A Film Adaptation of Edwidge Danticat’s Short Story, “Caroline’s Wedding”

Easmanie Michel, a filmmaker and graduate student in Cinema Studies at NYU/TISCH, has secured the rights to make a film based on the short story “Caroline’s Wedding,” by award-winning Haitian American writer Edwidge Danticat. After learning that Hanky Panky was one of … Continue reading

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The Poodle Behind the Brand

When I interviewed for an in-house counsel position at Google Inc. years ago, I had a researched, thoughtful and polished answer to the standard interview question, “Why do you want to work here?”, ready to go. But what I blurted … Continue reading

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Making It In NYC: Maker Movement Exhibit @ the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Last week, a small group of manufacturers, who make everything from fine hardwood furniture to combat apparel to architectural metalwork to, you guessed it, thongs, gathered at BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to celebrate the opening of an … Continue reading

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Inspiration Behind the Print: Heirloom Roses

The author has known people to wrinkle up their noses and say, “Old rose? Who would want an old rose?”, as if we were discussing an aged sheep or yesterday’s sandwich. These roses are not old in that way . … Continue reading

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The Perfect Pair: Mothers and Daughters Wear Hanky Panky

I learned my most important lessons from my mother: “Look at the data” (she’s an economics reporter turned biographer); “In work, follow your interests; in love, listen to your mother”; “Let your conscience be your guide”; and, “In shoes and … Continue reading

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Man Overboard! Fashion and the Breton Stripe

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel knew a good thing when she saw it. In late 1923, Chanel dined with the 2nd Duke of Westminster on the Duke’s yacht, the Flying Cloud, then moored off the coast of Monte Carlo. The Duke’s title, strapping … Continue reading

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Ovaltine Dreams: Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more!/ Macbeth does murder sleep’, the innocent sleep,/ Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care,/ The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,/ Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s … Continue reading

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