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Isn’t New York Grand in the Summertime?

Just because its muggy doesn’t mean New York in the summer isn’t magical. Here are a few can’t-miss outings for the remaining weeks ahead.
OFF THE ISLAND
New Age Manhattanites will be trekking up to Sullivan County to revisit their childhood summer camp glory days with The Assemblage’s first Camp Remember. There will be singing, a talent show and bonfires, natch. And yes — kiddos are welcomed. If you’re looking for a women-only experience, The Wing is hosting its first Camp No Man’s Land in the Adirondacks. Wildflower arranging, pickling 101, capture the flag, and a bro-less beer pong tournament are on the agenda for the weekend.

Looking to get upstate for your own weekend away? The Catskill Carriage — a luxury coach service in the vein of The Jitney — launched this season to shuttle you and your precious cargo in glam fashion to your Sullivan County destination of choice.
And for the first time, even Governor’s Island is considered a getaway. Collective Retreats has opened glamping accommodations just a short ride from the tip of Manhattan.

ART
Just because its summer doesn’t mean you should skimp on your cultural outings. One of the summer’s most buzzed — and ‘grammed — exhibitions, “Rockaway! 2018: Narcissus Garden” by

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Asked & Answered: What Is Your Dream Vacation?

Virgil Abloh: “In my head, Africa, I’d love to see it all; it’s possible in a lifetime.”
Olivier Rousteing: “I’ve been thinking about summer beaches in Japan. Yeah, I would love to go. I’m just obsessed with going there and I’ve never been. I’m into daring more in my personal life.”
Giorgio Armani: “The ideal vacation starts on my boat, called Maìn. I love the cruising rhythm so much, with every activity perfectly scheduled — it gives me a pleasant sense of continuity and certainty. When I’m on the Maìn, the key [mantra] is ‘forget everything.’ And then I cannot miss Pantelleria: my home away from home. A dark rock in the middle of the blue sea. It’s an island which at the first sight I felt stark and spare, but which then enchanted me. I can really relax there and recharge to happily go back to Milan, keen to start working again.”
Donatella Versace: “Every summer I try to pick a new destination. I normally never go to the same place, because, considered my personality, I would get bored soon. In general, I like to go to sea destinations because I love to lie in the sun and I find them more

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Asked & Answered: What Are Your Summer Plans?

Maria Grazia Chiuri: “I’m very lucky because I have a family house in Cilento and also a little apartment in Ponza — so I know that in any case I can go there, and I don’t need to plan anything.”
Stella McCartney: “I’m going to reengage and reconnect with my family. I’ll be going between Europe and America. My ideal holiday destination? Planet Earth? I’m pretty happy anywhere. [My travel plans are] with my family in England picking sweet peas and roses.”
Jonathan Anderson: “I like cold — and hot, so I’m doing two weeks in Norfolk [England] and then Ibiza.”
Thom Browne: “Andrew [Bolton] and I go to Como every August and stay at a hotel on the lake. But I also like being home in New York in the summer.”
Paul Smith: “I have a home in Italy near Lucca, which I’ve owned for over 30 years. That’s what it is for me.”
Marcelo Burlon: “Ibiza, in the North…out of the clubs and all the mess to the north of Ibiza.”
Kate Young: “I’m going to Rome, Tuscany and the coast of Italy at the end of the month. I’m so excited. I’ve never been to Rome. It just sounds so nice and I really want

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WWD Postcard: Donna Karan at the International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe

I visited Santa Fe years ago.…Last year, my longtime designer who is very involved with the International Folk Art Market, Peter Speliopoulos, asked if I would be interested in attending, so I went and I was blown away. It’s like traveling the world in three days. Meeting the artisans and discovering their culture is my passion. And that’s what Urban Zen is all about, raising awareness and inspiring change in preservation of culture. I think there is nothing more important than respecting cultures and the artisans of each and every country. They are my inspiration. I want to connect on a deeper level, it’s not just about the product it’s about the community and bringing awareness to their artistry.
For this year’s market, IFAM asked me to curate a group of artisans that I have a connection to. This was truly the most exciting thing for me. Bringing Haiti to Santa Fe was an honor. Highlighting and sharing the soul of their work was a dream come true. Everybody can be an artist. Giving them a fishing rod instead of a check is what it’s all about.
Beyond the market, Santa Fe has it all — art, fashion, food, culture and artisans.

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Summer in Milan: An Arts & Culture Guide

A look at what’s new and worth staying in town for this summer in Milan.
Cafezal
First things first: Coffee is a serious deal in Italy and for those who seek more than just an “espresso,” Cafezal is the place to go. Located in the central and arty Brera district, this newly launched roastery boutique — which takes its name from “coffee plantation” in Portuguese — brews up specialty coffees harvested in international plantations. The founders are two Italian-Brazilian friends and engineers with a past in managerial roles in multinational companies, who decided to pursue their passion, inspired by London’s “third wave of coffee” scene. This is the Anglo-Saxon movement spotlighting a renovated interest in the artisanal, quality production of coffee, from the farming methods and the selection of raw beans to the direct bond with the farmer himself. An additional bonus is Cafezal’s modern interior, which deserves an Instagram post alone. Conceived by Milan architects Studiopepe, this features bespoke, soft and plush furniture juxtaposed against blue walls, graphic patterns and decorative elements in satin copper and black Marquinia marble.

Cafezal in Milan.
Erica Fadini

Cafezal
27 Via Solferino, Milan
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
cafezal.it
[email protected]
+39 02

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Asked & Answered: What Is the Best Thing About New York in the Summer?

Josephine Skriver: “Honestly it’s just the vibe. My family comes over, so I get to re-fall in love with New York City every summer.”
Hailey Baldwin: “Summer in New York City, honestly, can be a little much because it’s so hot here. I love being able to go out east, go out to the Hamptons. That’s my favorite part about the summer.”
Martha Hunt: “One, everyone is just in a better mood, because they’re not frozen. And also, there is an energy and spirit in the air, that’s just a bit more sensual and fun.”
Dakota Fanning: “The ability to sit outside and have dinner. I feel like during the winter no one goes out, no one just meets up for a casual dinner on a Wednesday to catch up because it’s such an event to just walk outside the door. So I think the spontaneity comes back a little more in the spring and summer.”
Nina Garcia: “People are freer. I get to cross the park and walk to work…it’s really lovely. And people are just friendly, cooler. Even in the rain, everybody is out.”
Katie Holmes: “The ice cream trucks.”

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Asked & Answered: What Is on Your Summer Reading List?

Nina Garcia: “With Tom Wolfe just passing, that was a hard one. I was like, ‘I need to reread those books,’ I need to go back and read ‘Bonfire of the Vanities.’ He was such an incredible author and had such pointed points of view on everything. I even thought we need a white suit story. We need a tribute to this man, who was such a dandy and such a legend.”
Dakota Fanning: “I have ‘The Female Persuasion’ on my bedside table.”
Katie Holmes: “I love ‘Kudos’ by Rachel Cusk that just came out.”
Sienna Miller: “‘Middlemarch’ by Mary Ann Evans [aka George Eliot]. It will probably take me about the summer to get through ‘Middlemarch.’ It’s on a lot of great authors’ must-reads.”
Lili Reinhart: “Lolita.”
Gabriela Hearst: “I just finished the Walter Isaacson Leonardo Da Vinci biography, which I highly recommend.”
Diane Lane: “I’m reading scripts.”
Lauren Bush Lauren: “I started ‘An American Marriage,’ it’s good — so far, so good.”
David Lauren: “‘East of Eden.’ I’m about to start it. She [Lauren Bush Lauren] just finished it. And then I gotta watch the James Dean film as soon as I finish the book.”
January Jones: “I just finished ‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine’ and I read ‘The Boy

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Adirondacks Offer Digital Detox Through Time in the Great Outdoors

There is a lot to be said for getting lost in the forest.
As more always-connected city workers are stepping into the wilderness for a digital detox to recharge their creativity, the Adirondacks continue to be a nature balm. Spanning 100 communities and six million acres, the Adirondack Mountains is the largest protected area in the lower 48 states. While the increasingly manicured Hamptons, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard provide weekenders with a built-in nighttime scene, the sprawling Adirondacks present a low-key alternative where many prefer not to be seen — preferring quality family time, at-home dinners, creative pursuits and good old-fashioned hanging out.
In 1869, William Henry Harrison Murray’s “Adventures in the Wilderness” helped spur interest in the Adirondacks. Published after the Civil War when the country was “ravished by this national tragedy” and facing greater urbanization and industrialization, his work became a gateway of sorts, according to Adirondack Architectural Heritage executive director Steven Engelhart.
“What he promised people, or suggested, was if you brought yourself up into the Adirondack Mountains, went out on the water or lost yourself in the forest, you would be refreshed, renewed and inspired. The thing about what he promised was it was true. Those things will happen

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Designers, C-suite Athletic Executives Commit to Exercise as Year-round Pursuit

Ath-leisure has infiltrated corporate offices, schools, airports, restaurants and places of worship. But some designers and c-suite executives are more interested in living like athletes, and not just dressing the part.
That dedication is not a seasonal pursuit for athletic industry leaders like Under Armour’s Patrik Frisk and Reebok’s Matt O’Toole, as well as designers like Prabal Gurung and Margherita Missoni Amos.
Consumers could take a page from their workout routines, though, considering that on an average day, 96 percent of people 15 or older spend two to four hours watching TV, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “American Time Use Survey.” But in or out of the gym, consumers embrace the athletic look. The $48 billion ath-leisure sector increased slightly last year compared to 2016, according to The NPD Group. And the already overpopulated field continues to gain brands and designers still consider activewear to be a growth opportunity.
Designers and athletic industry leaders were detailed or deft about their summer workout routines. The $2.47 billion Columbia Sportswear Co.’s president and chief executive officer Tim Boyle said that during the summer, his exercise is “more golfing and splitting logs,” while his winter regime is “more Stairmaster and burning logs.”
With the Fourth

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Chinese Modeling Pioneer Du Juan on #MeToo in China and Her Career Moves

SHANGHAI — After a hiatus of seven years, Du Juan made her return to the runway at Chinese lingerie brand Neiwai’s art and fashion show in Shanghai last month. Hailed as China’s first international supermodel, Shanghai-born Du Juan burst onto the scene in 2005 and broke through barriers, appearing on the cover of French Vogue as the first Asian cover-model.
Her career would go on to contain many other “firsts” and “onlys.” She went on to walk the runway for brands such as Chanel, Valentino, and Jean-Paul Gaultier as well as front ad campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Gap and Yves Saint Laurent and frequently feature in fashion editorials for publications across the globe.
The modeling very nearly didn’t happen. Du’s first love was classical ballet and she trained at Shanghai Theatre Academy. But after spending almost a decade pursuing it, she became too tall to find a dance partner and made the switch to modeling full-time.
Considering Du’s global success, she keeps a surprisingly low profile, shunning the use of social media and instead choosing to live a quiet, elusive life. This has not dampened her star power, however, and since 2013 she has plunged herself into a new career in the movie

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At Work: The Tech Set Edition

Gone are the days when tech executives were viewed as unfashionable, pocket-protector-carrying nerds. These days what the industry’s executives are wearing has sometimes been as closely scrutinized as the products they’re selling (think Mark Zuckerberg, hoodie version, versus Zuckerberg, suit version, or Jeff Bezos, pre-$150 billion and post-$150 billion).
So as the summer season hits midstride, here’s a look at what some in the industry — from Silicon Valley to Silicon Beach — are wearing both to the office and to the beach.

Sophia Amoruso, Girlboss
Katie Jones

Sophia Amoruso, founder and ceo, Girlboss
Describe your office style: What a new world to no longer be the chief executive officer of a fashion business. I normally wear what’s easiest while staying chic: think denim jumpsuits, easy skirt pairings, boyfriend jeans. My favorite piece to wear is actually a bright white pair of Dries Van Noten jeans that look like they’re about three sizes too large.
What do you like to wear to the beach?
I’m in love with this swimwear line called Roxana Salehoun, and beachwear by Caravana. And, of course, my rattan tote from my friend Aurora’s line, Brother Vellies, is always with me.
How are you spending the summer?
In L.A. in my backyard, by the pool,

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Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini Have Second Wedding Ceremony in Portofino

DOUBLE TAKE: After exchanging vows in Long Island, N.Y., on July 7, Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini had a second wedding ceremony in Portofino, in Italy’s Liguria region.
As reported by Italian weekly magazine “Chi,” Anna Wintour’s daughter, who works in Broadway theater production, and the son of the late Italian Vogue editor in chief Franca Sozzani tied the knot once again in an intimate ceremony at the town’s San Giorgio church. Guests in attendance included Carrozzini’s aunt Carla Sozzani and longtime friend Lapo Elkann.
For the occasion, Shaffer wore an ivory white, embroidered lace gown and matching veil, styled with mid-heeled gold sandals, while Carrozzini opted for a blue double-breasted suit, paired with dark tie and brown suede loafers.

Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini’s wedding in Portofino on the pages of Italian weekly “Chi.”
Italian weekly “Chi”

After the ceremony, the groom changed into a more casual look, sporting jeans, T-shirt and white sneakers, to pay a visit to the cemetery where his mother was buried in 2016. Sozzani had a holiday house in Portofino.

Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini’s wedding in Portofino on the pages of Italian weekly “Chi”.
Italian weekly “Chi”

According to media reports, the American ceremony held at Wintour’s Long Island home drew 150 guests —

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Matt Abramcyk Opens A Summer Day Café and Holy Ground in TriBeCa

“I thought I’d go to Wall Street and work,” says Matt Abramcyk, sitting in an elevated curved booth inside A Summer Day Café, one of two restaurant concepts he’s opening simultaneously. “I never sought out to be this person that is doing as many stores as I’ve done.”
Over the past decade, he’s opened roughly 20 food and beverage concepts through his Neighborhood Projects Restaurant Group, including Yves, Smith & Mills, an earlier iteration of The Beatrice Inn and Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs. Last year he opened The Osprey in 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, but for the most part, his focus has been on carving out projects in and around TriBeCa. “I pretty much know what I think the neighborhood needs in general,” he says of his familiarity with restaurant landscape of the area. “What we try to do with all of our different spaces here is coordinate, rather than being competitive with one another or competitive with anything in the neighborhood.”
His latest additions to the neighborhood resulted from a transformation of his previous concept in the space, Super Linda. “I’m always trying to understand what would be the best, most vibrant articulation of a space and how that would connect with

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Faith Connexion Founder Has a Sleek New Miami Home

Maria Buccellati’s collaborative fashion label Faith Connexion may be based in Paris, but that hasn’t stopped her from picking up a brand new Miami home.
After showing the brand’s men’s spring 2019 collection on the runways of the French capital last month, its founder and president returned to her native city to buy a house on star-studded Palm Island in Miami Beach for $2.9 million.
With its modern interiors, the four-bedroom house, originally listed for sale for $3.55 million, certainly won’t disappoint any of her stylish collaborators should they ever drop by for a visit — rapper, DJ and producer Swizz Beatz, model Isabeli Fontana and model/DJ Sita Abellan are among those who have teamed with Faith Connexion.
The spaceship-like exterior is a mixture of white concrete and glass with flashes of gray concrete and wood, while the interiors have been carefully designed to give the house an indoor/outdoor feeling and make the most of the Miami sunshine.
Indeed, the bright and airy open plan living room opens up entirely on one side to the garden, while there are more outdoor spaces on the second floor in the form of two terraces that can be accessed through walls of glass doors.
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Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal Want to Talk to You About Oakland

On Monday night at the Angelika Film Center in New York, the cast and crew of the film “Blindspotting” got together for a special screening to talk about Oakland. The film, which cowriters and costars Daveed Diggs — of “Hamilton” and “Black-ish” fame — and Rafael Casal conceived over the course of 10 years, is what the pair have referred to as a “love letter” to the Bay Area city. “Blindspotting” is an examination of the effects of gentrification brought on by the tech boom, and the loss of culture that has led to an all-out class war.
Casal met Diggs at Berkeley High School, an institution that has pumped out a range of successful artists including Andy Samberg, G-Eazy and Colin Tilley. The 32-year-old actor and lyricist said when he and Diggs started writing “Blindspotting,” they lived in West Oakland — an area that has been hit particularly hard by gentrification and has seen major changes to the community over the past decade.
“It’s become somebody else’s property,” he said of the West. “I think West Oakland felt like Ground Zero for the conversation about gentrification. It felt like we had to put the characters of the film in this

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UTA Artist Space Designed by Ai Weiwei Opens With ‘One Shot’

It pays to be early.
“Sometimes things just happen in a serendipitous kind of way,” says Joshua Roth, head of United Talent Agency’s fine arts division, who spearheaded the recent opening of the agency’s new Artist Space, a collaborative gallery that recently relocated from its original downtown Los Angeles location to Beverly Hills where UTA’s main offices are located.
“I was driving home one evening, and I was passing by this building. I had always seen it — it was a bit nondescript, but had this kind of vibe to it, like there’s gotta be something going on in there,” he recalls. “The guy who represents the property owner was standing out in front of the building one evening, and he was literally putting up a ‘for lease’ sign on the side of building as I was going past. And so I pulled over and I kind of ran up to the guy — I think I frightened him — and I said, ‘I drive by this building every day, I love this building, I’ve always wanted to go inside it. I see you’re putting up a for lease sign, can I come in?’”
Despite its unkempt warehouse state — dusty, low ceilings

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MTV VMA 2018 Nominations: Cardi B, Jay and Beyoncé Could Be Biggest Winners

MTV is switching things up for the VMAs.
The network today released a slew of nominees for its upcoming Video Music Awards, which will air on Monday, Aug. 20 at 9 p.m. This year, the categories are entirely gender-neutral and the nominees were revealed via Instagram TV.
Cardi B has pulled the highest number of nominations, with 10 potential wins on deck. Her song with Bruno Mars “Finesse (Remix)” is up for five nominations alone.
Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “Everything Is Love” project pulled the second-highest number of nominations — eight — including for best collaboration and best art direction. All nominations are for their song and music video “Apes–t.”
Childish Gambino and Drake trailed behind Cardi and The Carters with seven nominations apiece. Drake’s “Nice for What” single is number one on the Billboard Charts — along with six other singles from his “Scorpion” album occupying spots on the top 10.
Soon after MTV released the noms, Taylor Swift fans lashed back on Twitter, saying Swift’s three nominations were a snub, and pointing out that her video for “Look What You Made Me Do” was missing from the video of the year category. But three is an improvement from last year, when Swift was

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A Day at the Races With Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey is making his way down to the track at the Formula E race, with just 15 minutes to go before showtime. The usually sleepy Red Hook pier is unrecognizable, as the electric car race, which bills itself as “the future of racing,” is taking place among weaving, man-made bridges, bleachers and tons of branding from companies that sponsored and participated in the event. And yes, McDreamy is going for a test drive.
As he walks, Dempsey recalls his early memories of racing, saying that the Indy 500 was a big deal in his household growing up.
“It was a delayed telecast, so sometimes I would listen to it on the radio,” he says as the race preparations go on around him. “I would get into our station wagon and I would listen to it and then hide, because I was supposed to be mowing the lawn.”
The fairly new Formula E race — it’s just four years old — has naturally drawn comparisons to Formula One and the Indy 500, and has received some criticisms from members of the motorsports industry. Dempsey, though, notes that complaints concerning the slow speeds of the electric cars and the silence with which they move

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Influence Peddler: YouTube Stars The Merrell Twins Dive Into Fashion With Truimg Label

The Merrell twins Vanessa and Veronica are all about positivity — and their new clothing label is no exception.
Their cheeriness in a phone interview last week was near-boundless. But the college-aged pair were more somber in describing how they were bullied from elementary school through high school. The YouTube stars’ venture into fashion aims to be a confidence-building brand. Pronounced like true image, the pair’s Truimg line features styles designed to abide by school dress codes and meant to encourage shoppers to dress as themselves, and subsequently gain confidence. The brand name is also derivative of the meaning of Veronica’s name – true image. Its butterfly motif is rooted in Vanessa’s name in Greek. It will launch Tuesday exclusively on truimg.com.
The identical twins started making silly videos as 16-year-olds in their Kansas City, Mo., house. Fast-forward five years and they are burgeoning entrepreneurs and budding actresses with 3.4 million YouTube followers. Three years in the making, the fashion line is something the pair has always had on their wish list. Their fashion interest dates back to childhood when, like many girls and boys, they styled Barbie dolls. More recently, some of their followers have been trying to push them into

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Influence Peddler: YouTube Stars The Merrell Twins Dive Into Fashion With True Img Label

The Merrell twins Vanessa and Veronica are all about positivity — and their new clothing label is no exception.
Their cheeriness in a phone interview last week was near-boundless. But the college-aged pair were more somber in describing how they were bullied from elementary school through high school. The YouTube stars’ venture into fashion aims to be a confidence-building brand. Pronounced like true image, the pair’s True Img line features styles designed to abide by school dress codes and meant to encourage shoppers to dress as themselves, and subsequently gain confidence. The brand name is also derivative of the meaning of Veronica’s name – true image. Its butterfly motif is rooted in Vanessa’s name in Greek. It will launch Tuesday exclusively on trueimg.com.
The identical twins started making silly videos as 16-year-olds in their Kansas City, Mo., house. Fast-forward five years and they are burgeoning entrepreneurs and budding actresses with 3.4 million YouTube followers. Three years in the making, the fashion line is something the pair has always had on their wish list. Their fashion interest dates back to childhood when, like many girls and boys, they styled Barbie dolls. More recently, some of their followers have been trying to push them

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