The Topanga Tea Ceremony

LOS ANGELES — A reasonable question one who has never attended a tea ceremony might have in advance of attending their very first tea ceremony is: What happens at a tea ceremony? But when I spoke on the phone with Baelyn Elspeth a week before she hosted a carefully planned “tea sit” in Topanga Canyon,…

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Why Won’t the Padded Headband Die?

Stephane Cardinale – CorbisGetty Images We tend to look at fashion through rose-colored, obnoxiously tiny sunglasses. The proliferation of influencers, paired with the addictiveness of scrolling topped off by the intoxicating immediacy of fast fashion means we consume trends faster than ever. We participate before common sense kicks in. We line up to buy questionable…

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How Miss USA Spends Her Sundays

Before Cheslie Kryst was crowned Miss USA in May, she was a lawyer in Charlotte, N.C. In keeping with pageant rules, she moved to Manhattan. Although Ms. Kryst is taking a hiatus from her day job, she still maintains her blog, White Collar Glam, where she discusses affordable workplace fashion. And in October, she became…

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