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Meet the Stylist: Martha Ward

With a penchant for print-mixing and feminine pieces and a love of Sixties fashion, London-based stylist Martha Ward is the perfect guide to Spring style. Here, the founder of Martha Magpie — who also happens to be a contributing editor at British Vogue — shares her tips, plus her hometown’s can’t-miss shopping stops.

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French bistro Le Bilboquet caused a shockwave through New York’s Upper East Side when its doors shut last winter. It’s where ladies who lunch, well, lunch — alongside a host of bold-faced names such as Sting and Bill Clinton. Fortunately for its devoted following, it reopened in a new location a few blocks away on East 60th — and the late-night table dancing and perennially packed lunch hour have returned as well. As the mercury rises and our thoughts turn to the perfect spring salad, we couldn’t think of anyone more fitting than Chef Julien Jouhannaud there to consult on the ultimate Salad Niçoise.

  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival
  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival
  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival
  • To See: Tribeca Film Festival

With the Tribeca Film Festival kicking off tomorrow, we’ve put together a checklist of some of our favorites to watch — all documentaries because, sometimes, real life can be greater than fiction. There’s the highly-anticipated world premiere of Dior and I, which chronicles the creation of Raf Simons’ first Dior couture collection. For the musically-inclined, there’s an homage to James Brown — exploring his rags-to-riches story and his civil rights work — produced by Mick Jagger. The Other One: The Long Strange Career of Bob Weir throws a spotlight on the Grateful Dead’s lesser-known guitarist — the one who wasn’t Jerry Garcia. And speaking of trips, the lineup is rounded out with experimental film On a Human Scale which reimagines the people of New York City as an audiovisual instrument. What’s on your must-see list?

Book of the Week: Andrea Robinson’s Toss the Gloss

Andrea Robinson’s new book Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+ addresses an audience oft-neglected by the major beauty companies: baby boomers. But even if you find yourself south of that generation, it’s a great read and resource. Here, more on the beauty industry veteran plus her pro tips on perfecting
your lip color.

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Meet Trademark, the new collection launched by two of Tory’s girls, sisters Louisa and Pookie Burch. Get to know them — and their line — here.

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Getaway: Piera Gelardi’s Southeast Asia

Warm weather, hot spices and bright bursts of color… Refinery29 Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director Piera Gelardi found her element on a recent whirlwind trip through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. With much of Southeast Asia celebrating the New Year tomorrow, we asked Piera to share her highlights.

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Meet the Actress: Kelli O’Hara

Kelli O’Hara’s a Broadway veteran with a set of unbelievable pipes. Don’t just take our word for it. According to The New York Times, her voice “courses from flutelike fragility to thundering affirmation and back again.” Plus, she’s racked up four Tony nominations — in productions as varied as South Pacific and The Pajama Game — and has performed everywhere from the Kennedy Center to Carnegie Hall. You can catch the actress, here wearing Tory’s Lorelai dress, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre where she’s playing Francesca in the musical version of The Bridges of Madison County. (Yes, in the role made famous by Meryl Streep.) “If you think you know the story,” says Kelli, “you don’t.”

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Editors’ Style Tip: Coachella Chic

The Coachella music festival kicks off today and, to celebrate, The Tory Blog editors put together a quick style guide to channeling your inner bohemian as you hit performance after performance — or watch live from the comfort of your screen.


Clockwise from top left: Tory’s Madura gold fret and Luca wood earrings; crochet Estella and Calita dress;
Marion clutch; tortoiseshell and rose Peggy sunglasses; the scene at Coachella, by Jennifer Grace of the Native Fox; Clinique Rescue Balm; Lucas leather and Reggie metallic sandals

Street Style: Zina Charkoplia’s Scarlet Fever

Looking to add some heat to your look in one easy step? Then take a style cue from Barcelona-based blogger Zina Charkoplia of Fashion Vibe. She tops off her black leather outfit with our Robinson chain wallet in bright Carnival red, providing the perfect crimson counterpoint to that all-neutral palette.


Shop Shades of Red.

 

Jane Scott Hodges’ new book Linens: For Every Room and Occasion is more than just a collection of gorgeous interiors and colorful tabletops — although there’s plenty of that, of course. The Founder of Leontine Linens has packed the tome with helpful hints and tips, from prepping your guest room to making the perfect bed, while input from a host of industry pros — Darcy Miller; Charlotte Moss — further ups the expertise factor. Here, we chat with the linen guru herself.

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Ambra Medda On: Salone del Mobile

Ambra Medda knows her way around design fairs. Not only is she the Founder of online design shop L’ArcoBaleno, but she’s also Co-Founder and former Director of Design Miami. She knows the industry inside and out and can navigate those trade-floor booths like no other. So, of course, we made a beeline for her when looking for an insider’s guide to Milan’s big furniture fair Salone del Mobile, which kicks off today. Here, Ambra tells us what to see, what to do, what to wear and where to eat. Plus, for the design clueless, she shares a quick primer on the names you need to know…

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One simple silhouette, infinite workweek possibilities. The sheath is a classic — and perfect for one-piece power dressing. Here, we spotlight three of our chicest styles — plus style tips to go with them.


Click each image to shop the dress — or visit our Workweek Chic shop.

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