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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine

As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.

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“Kimono: A Modern History” at the Met is a Textile Extravaganza

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New York–With so much Asian influence in fashion now, particularly Japanese-styled obi-sashes, kimono wraps and Far Eastern prints, make sure to catch the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s excellent show “Kimono: A Modern History” before it closes January 19, 2015. Beautiful in design and craftsmanship (yet translating simply to “a thing …

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Store Savvy: Nasty’s Gal’s 1st Store Takes the Brand from Clicks to Bricks

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Los Angeles–A bold neon sign hangs in the window stating, “No, it’s not a porn site.” Eye-catching? Yes. Necessary? Probably not anymore. Nasty Gal–a buzzy, super-successful online fashion site for trendy, free-thinking women–just opened its first retail location, and the name is finally overriding its Name. Nasty Gal’s garage-to-cult-status success …

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Holiday Windows 2014: Barneys Gets Baz Dazzled

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New York–Prepare to be (Baz)Dazzled! Baz Luhrmann, the spectacle-loving director/producer/writer from Down Under, transforms Barneys New York holiday windows into yet another eye-popping even of theatrical proportions. Here, he takes basic human themes (like “Truth”) and turns them into something otherworldy. Live, scheduled performances (a celestial ice princess, a wise …