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BIKES HOW YOU LIKE ‘EM IN PARIS For WSJ Magazine, I hung out in Paris with the two cool guys behind Blitz, a semi-secret shop that’ll make you a “bespoke” motorcycle–out of vintage parts!

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THE CALIFORNIA SURF VIBE OF BIARRITZ For the New York Times’ T magazine, I had the chance to spend an amazing week the summer of 2012 in Biarritz, France, a beautiful old Atlantic Coast resort town whose laid-back surf vibe has earned … Continue reading

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THAT HOT GUY FROM ‘RUST AND BONE’ For the New York Times‘ T magazine, I had the chance to interview the talented and super-hunky Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, who was so roughly endearing in 2012’s French indie hit “Rust and Bone,” … Continue reading

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CHRIS BENZ BROADENS HIS COLORFUL REACH The pink-haired designer Chris Benz took me around his showroom and studio to show me the more affordable line he’s created to bring more girls into his colorful, WASPy-meets-kooky world. For the New York … Continue reading

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THE UNSTOPPABLE BETSEY JOHNSON I had a blast rocking out with fashion legend Betsey Johnson for this New York Times Styles section cover story on how bankruptcy is not stopping Betts from bringing her candy-colored punk rock duds to a new … Continue reading

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FASHIONISTA FLU FRENZY It was super-fun talking to Cynthia Rowley, Rachel Zoe, the Costello Tagliapietra guys, Nina Garcia, Simon Doonan and more for this story on the extreme measures fashionistas take to not get sick during winter Fashion Week season. … Continue reading

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NARCISSISTER TAKES OFF HER MASK FOR ME The masked performance artist Narcissister has been getting attention in downtown New York recently for her shows, which are full of sophisticated, eye-bending, often X-rated and slyly subversive sight gags. She never takes … Continue reading

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