Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?

LONDON — In the British capital, it is the calm before the storm. The country’s scheduled departure from the European Union — Brexit — is mere weeks away, although no deal has been reached. And so little is clear about what will become of Britain in the wake of its decision to “Leave” that many…

Details

Restaurant Review: Serving All the Food Nouvelle Cuisine Couldn’t Kill

The great Midtown shrines to French cuisine were mourned one by one as they went, often at length and in print. At the same time, another style of French restaurant was dying off, but generally without benefit of a full obituary. This was the small, discreet bistro with forehead-height curtains in the windows, Piaf on…

Details

34 of Karl Lagerfeld’s Most Memorable Chanel Fashion Show Moments

Through out his more than 35 years at the helm of Chanel, creative director Karl Lagerfeld put together some of the the most legendary fashion shows the industry has ever seen. He staged protests in support of women’s rights, brought the fashion set to Cuba, recreated ocean-front views complete with lifeguards and sandy beaches, and…

Details

Virginie Viard Will Succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel

Getty ImagesPascal Le Segretain Chanel has announced that Virginie Viard, the brand’s fashion studio director, will succeed Karl Lagerfeld. The legendary designer’s death was confirmed on Tuesday, February 19th. He was 85. Viard has worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld since (nearly) the beginning. Her tenure at Chanel started in 1987 when a family friend Prince Rainier’s…

Details

Karl Lagerfeld, Designer Who Defined Luxury Fashion, Dies at 85

Karl Lagerfeld, the most prolific designer of the 20th and 21st centuries and a man whose career formed the prototype of the modern luxury fashion industry, died on Tuesday in Paris. He was 85. His death was announced on Tuesday by Chanel. “More than anyone I know, he represents the soul of fashion: restless, forward-looking…

Details

Nigella Lawson Was Never Just a Domestic Goddess

On Sept. 28, 2018, Nigella Lawson posted a photo to Instagram, a closely cropped shot of her and her first husband, John Diamond, looking at each other. His arms are wrapped around her waist, his smile is soft and loving. The caption reads, “This time 20 years ago, I was at the launch party for…

Details

Medical News Today: What causes cramps after sex?

Both men and women can experience cramps after sex. The medical term for pain before, during, or after sex is dyspareunia. Cramps may occur after sex for many reasons, ranging from mild muscle strain to underlying conditions that may require treatment. Read on for more information about the potential causes of cramping or pain after…

Details

Karl Lagerfeld Dies at 85 Leaving Indelible Mark on the Fashion Industry

Karl Lagerfeld, one of the most influential fashion designers to shape the industry, has died at 85. Prolific in every sense of the word, Lagerfeld designed for three brands—Chanel, Fendi and his namesake label—branching out into photography and hospitality. If every person has one detail that unlocks their mythology, for Karl Lagerfeld it was the…

Details

Field Notes: The Classic Tuxedo Gets a Lacey Makeover

Michael DiGuilmi didn’t want a standard black tuxedo when he married Neil Thein inside the Eiffel Suite at Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris last November. “When I was thinking of some edgier types of tuxedos, I didn’t want the look to be like I was going to a cocktail party,” said Mr. DiGuilmi, 53, a…

Details