The Flower Disrupter

LONDON — Whitney Bromberg Hawkings never wanted to be a florist. “I still don’t dream of being a florist,” said the 44-year-old former communications director at Tom Ford. Yet there she was, sitting behind a big bunch of yellow parrot tulips at the headquarters of Flowerbx, her company in north London. Flowerbx, now four years…

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Q&A: The Thrill of the Chase

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. Why do dogs delight in chasing and returning a ball or stick? A. Conclusive research is lacking, but several plausible theories have been offered to explain why so many dogs love to play fetch. Many dog-behavior experts link the behavior to primeval prey-carrying, in which the ancestors of today’s dogs took…

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The 7 Best Leggings For Every Occasion

Courtesy Blair Waldorf infamously claimed that «tights are not pants.» We respectfully disagree. I stop short of attending a wedding in leggings (so far), but I can make it work for almost any occasion. Leggings serve a higher purpose beyond the gym. And as a legging aficionado, I’ve tried them all. From HIT workouts to…

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15 Belted Swimsuits Because Your Bikini Needs A Built-In Accessory

Ever frolic on a beach and think «this look isn’t western enough?» We assume that’s what Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What thought when she collaborated with swim brand Onia. The collection is a lust-worthy set of ditsy florals, bandana paisley, and, surprisingly, concha belts complete with metal buckles. We haven’t stopped thinking about them,…

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Kenzo’s La Collection Memento No. 4 Loves the Produce Section

In 2017, Kenzo launched its La Collection Memento series to celebrate the history of Kenzo and its archives. Phase one took us back to Kenzo’s 1983 campaign (shot by Hans Feurer) using archival floral prints on updated silhouettes; phase two focused on denim and called upon «the quintessential queen of denim,» Britney Spears, while the…

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High Blood Pressure in Teens Tied to Kidney Failure in Adulthood

High blood pressure in adolescence is associated with kidney failure in adults, a new study reports. Israeli researchers studied health records of more than 2.6 million healthy 16- to 19-year-old candidates for military service from 1967 to 2013. Almost 8,000 had a diagnosis of hypertension. Over an average follow-up of 20 years, 2,189 developed renal…

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My Detox: How to Make One Chef’s Zen-Inspired Breakfast

In our series My Detox, T asks creative people to share the homemade recipes they count on to cleanse and refresh. The New York-based chef Camille Becerra works with fresh, seasonal, vibrantly hued ingredients — golden kabocha squash, brilliant red barberries, purple ninja radishes — but not in a manner that, as she puts it,…

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Rainbow Surprise Cake Recipe

The thing that is generally expected to be one of the peaks of a party – and cause an outburst of cheers and hoorays from both young boys and girls and mellower boys and girls – is the cutting up of the cake. This is the moment that draws the attention of everyone present, including…

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Fashion Review: Feminism in the Playground of Dior and Saint Laurent

PARIS — In some ways, Maria Grazia Chiuri, the artistic director of Christian Dior women’s wear, should have been made for this particular sociopolitical moment: a time when a former campaign staffer is no longer afraid to sue the president of the United States for alleged sexual misconduct, and women who kept silent for decades…

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They Left Me Out, and I Saw It All

Welcome to The Edit. Each week in our newsletter, you’ll hear from college students and recent graduates about issues going on in their lives. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. It was my first semester of college, and I was still finding my footing. I rushed and pledged a sorority. I also…

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