Disaster Prep Kits Get a Makeover

The climate crisis has spawned an unlikely new area of fashion entrepreneurship. By Whitney Bauck Before last year, Whitney McGuire hadn’t seriously considered stashing an emergency survival kit in her home. But as 2020’s record-breaking fire season descended on the…

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The Strange Allure of Pool-Cleaning Videos

Some TikTok creators have become successful on the video platform by dancing, singing or performing everyday tasks. Miles Laflin has amassed 11 million followers by cleaning pools. Better known by his moniker, @thep00lguy, Mr. Laflin, a swimming pool engineer from…

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A British Men’s Wear Designer With Jamaican Roots

Name: Bianca Saunders Age: 28 Hometown: London Currently Lives: In her family’s house in South London, with her parents and four of her six siblings. Claim to Fame: Ms. Saunders is a rising British men’s wear designer who collaborated with…

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Bushwig Grows Up

The annual festival celebrated 10 years of drag, queerness and artistry this month, but some local queens want more. Photographs by Camila Falquez By Julia Carmel Bushwig, the end-of-summer drag weekend extravaganza held each year in New York, was born…

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Remembering Richard Buckley

There’s a photograph in Tom Ford’s house in Beverly Hills, a Polaroid of him with his husband, Richard Buckley, who died last weekend at 72 after more than 30 years of health issues resulting from cancer. The picture was taken…

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‘The Most Beautiful Proposal’

When Leslie Arffa was asked what she thought were Samir Doshi’s best qualities, she hesitated, cleared her throat, and hesitated some more before starting to cry. “He’s incredibly kind and thoughtful,” she said. “I never met anyone before that I…

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