Front Burner: Frida Kahlo and a Special Mexican Menu

Alongside the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” which runs from Feb. 8 through May 12, there will be an elaborate Mexican menu with some specialties devised by consulting guest chefs at the museum’s restaurant, the Norm. The chef Saul Bolton and Great Performances (a catering and restaurant managing company), who run…

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Wine School: Supermarket Wines Are Poured, and Worlds Collide

Well, that seems to have struck a nerve. The last Wine School assignment, in which I suggested that readers try three vastly popular, mass-produced bottles that are available in practically any supermarket or liquor store in the country, drew an emotional reaction like no other in the five years that we have been gathering monthly…

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Wine School: Valtellina, Another Side of Nebbiolo

We now return you to your regular Wine School programming. No place is more famous for its nebbiolo wines than the Langhe in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, home to Barolo and Barbaresco. But the Langhe is far from the only place in which nebbiolo prospers. To the north, in the foothills of the…

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Fendi’s Iconic Baguette Bag Returns With a Little Help From Carrie Bradshaw

Thanks to Sex and the City‘s Carrie Bradshaw, tulle skirts were considered fashun, nearly every viewer craved a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels (or getting proposed to with blue satin pair), and slip dresses became a staple in every woman’s closet. Still, you can’t talk Carrie Bradshaw fashion without mentioning her Fendi Baguette handbag, the…

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These Are the New Kids of New York Fashion Week

Whether it’s high school or haute couture, the new kids always spark buzz. It’s partly because it’s fun to be first—I knew that band before anyone cared; I wore that label before anyone knew—and partly because we’ve all been there, just starting out, wondering where we belong and whether our dreams are worth it. For…

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How ELLE’s Editors Are Dressing for Fashion Week’s Terrible Weather

Courtesy Dressing for fashion week in NYC in February is a crapshoot—snowing one day, 45 degrees the next. So ELLE’s fashion and beauty editors are attending the shows in style…with a dose of practicality. Executive digital director Leah Chernikoff sums it up like this: «I just want to be cozy.» Read on to find out…

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Q. and A.: Wearing His Politics on His Sleeve

Prabal Gurung, a New York-based fashion designer, was born in Singapore and raised in Nepal. He has also lived in India — both Delhi and Bombay — London and Australia. A life spent traveling to the far reaches of the globe has influenced not only his brand’s philosophy but its aesthetics as well. Mr. Gurung’s…

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On the Runway: At New York Fashion Week, Where to See and Be Seen

Fashion may be a sprawling global industry but in many ways it can feel a lot like a high school, with its own cliques, pecking order, hangouts — and cafeteria. For years, the last role has been played in Paris by L’Avenue, a brasserie on Avenue Montaigne cater-corner from Dior’s warren of dove gray salons…

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The New Health Care: Giant Strides in World Health, but It Could Be So Much Better

Image A school official taking a pupil’s temperature as school reopened in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2014 amid an Ebola epidemic. Nigeria’s successful containment of the outbreak was a public health success.CreditAkintunde Akinleye/Reuters In so many domains, life is improving across the world. It doesn’t always feel that way. In surveys, Americans overwhelmingly believe that world…

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