Author Archives: Of A Kind

19 Off-The-Rack Wedding Dresses By Super-Cool Designers

19 Off-The-Rack Wedding Dresses By Super-Cool Designers

We completely get the excitement of scheduling a fitting at Kleinfeld (or trying on a stack of gowns at Lovely Bridal or Stone Fox Bride). But we also get that the classic wedding-dress hunt might not be for everyone (and, hey, might not be for us!). So we went ahead and rounded up some really fly options that can be delivered right to your door—created by the sort of up-and-coming labels we love. They’re all white, to keep your great aunt happy, but that’s hardly to say you have to abide by that tradition either. More »

The Insider: Taylor Patterson

The Insider: Taylor Patterson

The floral whizkid and head of Fox Fodder Farm Taylor Patterson creates the sort of moody,  jaw-dropping arrangements that make us scowl at the sight of bodega flowers. But before you get mad at her for upping the ante, you ought to know that girl’s about as fly as they come—and is hardly above picking greens sprouting out of sidewalk cracks. More »

A Look At Erica Weiner’s Résumé

A Look At Erica Weiner's Résumé

Between attending Vassar and starting her own jewelry business, Erica Weiner worked damn hard, doing the kind of jobs that required ingenuity—and a knack for dealing with children and very small celebrities. These are the gigs that eventually led her to her namesake line, which she launched from her kitchen table. More »

In Character: Olivia Pope

In Character: Olivia Pope

Ok, tell us: Is there anyone chicer on teevee than Olivia Pope? And the fact that her clothing has a chance to say anything amidst all the plot and ACTION on Scandal is pretty remarkable. Here’s how she gets the job done (and she always gets the job done). More »

The Insider: Ruth Baron

The Insider: Ruth Baron

Ruth Baron has not one but two romantic-comedy-worthy jobs: Oprah.com editor and young-adult author. Her YA thriller Defriended drops next week—pre-order it now for $9, a.k.a., the cost of a latte in 2015. She’s also one of those girls who just knows everything cool (and, ok, weird!) a good six months before you do—if that doesn’t make you want to read on, we don’t know what will. More »

Where They Were Then: Derek Lam

Where They Were Then: Derek Lam

If you’re looking to understand the true definition of a boss, look no further than to Derek Lam. Considered an overnight success in the fashion world, the king of downtown chic makes heading up three—THREE!—labels look like a cakewalk. Here’s how he gets it done. More »

The Insider: Winnie Au

The Insider: Winnie Au

You know that pick-up line that goes, “Girl, you must be tired, cause you’ve been runnin’ through my mind all day?” Winnie Au’s kinda like that for the internet: Once you start spotting her photography, you’ll see it everywhere—over at Refinery29 and Target.com and on our edition pages. Now’s your chance to get to know who’s behind all that awesomeness. More »

The Insider: Mollie Chen

The Insider: Mollie Chen

In the Baby-sitters Club version of our lives, Mollie Chen would be our Kristy—not because she’s always wearing turtlenecks or getting all bossy, but because she’s just so good at stuff. Editorial director of our favorite beauty site Birchbox by day, Mollie is also a ridiculously good cook—to the point where you question when and how much she sleeps. And while we still don’t have the answer to that query, Mollie did share her tip for at least looking awake. More »

Where Were They Then: Donna Karan

Where Were They Then: Donna Karan

With multiple major labels and nearly a half-century of fashion-world experience, it would be an understatement to call Donna Karan a design powerhouse. This college dropout turned “Queen of Seventh Ave” has made a career of paying tribute to her city and keeping basics far from boring. Do a deep dive into her rise. More »