Day: September 16, 2021

NYFW Street Style Was the Freaky Release We All Needed

I am crouched in a doorway on 42nd Street with two tax accountants. It’s raining on the parade of celebs streaming out of the Moschino show, and as Megan Fox and Taraji P. Henson climb into their respective town cars, Jill Franco and Lauren Lovelace—both CPAs—are shielding their Bottega Veneta heels from the sudden downpour.

“We are not influencers,” Franco insists, although she’s wearing a head-to-toe look of runway pieces that can be procured only from a semisecret Italian showroom. “We are just fashion fans who actually buy the clothes we see on the runways. … And this season, I mean, it feels like I’ve been hiding inside for a year!” she laughs. “So I wanted to show off a little bit. I’m done with blending in.”

tax accountants showing off their street style at new york fashion week

Jill Franco and Lauren Lovelace

She’s not the only one. It’s day three of New York Fashion Week, and already, the looks have

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Carbone Adds Clothes to the Menu

Chef and restauranteur Mario Carbone sympathizes with the modern man’s dilemma, in part because he’s responsible for it. Imagine: this guy (it could be you!) has finally reserved that table at one of New York City’s most notoriously difficult-to-book restaurants—naturally, Mario’s own postmodern red-sauce joint, Carbone. (I’ll refer to him as Mario to avoid confusion with the restaurant that shares his name.) “He’s out with his girl and he’s trying to impress her,” Mario says, painting me a picture. “He’s looking through his closet and what’s he going to pull?” A suit feels too formal, graphic streetwear not quite right. Mario has an idea: how about a jacket-and-pant set and a crisp white short-sleeve button-up, all from his new menswear line Our Lady of Rocco?

If it seems somewhat unlikely that a beloved chef would moonlight as a fashion designer, then you aren’t familiar with Mario Carbone. His restaurant empire

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