What NYFW Designers Wear in Their Studios to Prep for the Big (Digital) Day

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: COURTESY
Photo credit: COURTESY

From Harper’s BAZAAR

To call these times unprecedented may be true, but it’s hardly the whole story. New York Fashion Week made the decision to go mostly digital, and designers are adjusting accordingly. The show, as they say, must go on. Jobs and livelihoods depend on it, and fashion can serve as a bright spot in what can be dark moments. And this isn’t the first time the show has gone on through times of hardship—like a post 9/11 world and during the Great Recession of 2009. In light of all that, we turned to the creatives behind some of the labels showing next week to see how they’re coping, what their ideal fashion worlds and calendars look like, and of course, what they’re wearing now.

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Wes Gordon

—of Carolina Herrera—

What do you wear to work right now, and why?


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Halloween and Christmas items sell out as we go all in on decorating

Emilee Geist

Get ready for a retina blowout: Holiday decorations this year are expected to be bigger than ever. <span class="copyright">(Super Freak for The Times )</span>
Get ready for a retina blowout: Holiday decorations this year are expected to be bigger than ever. (Super Freak for The Times )

Since coronavirus commandeered our world, we’ve been nesting like crazy, nurturing our sourdough starter, claiming corners of our homes for work or school, and planting victory gardens to feed our stomachs and souls.

So now that summer is yielding to fall, what is the next big obsession of our homebound existence?

Holiday decorations, baby.

Get ready for a retina blowout.

If early shopping trends are any indication, 2020 is the year we go bonkers on decorating our yards and homes, because we really can’t do much else. Many traditional holiday events and venues are closed due to coronavirus, long-distance travel is dicey, and a visit to grandma’s Thanksgiving table will likely require a two-week family quarantine to make sure we don’t pass more than the turkey and

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NYFCC, National Board of Review, SAG Awards, and More Plan New Dates After Oscars Change

Emilee Geist

[Editor’s Note: This article was originally published June 15]

Now that the 2021 Oscars have officially been delayed from February 28 to April 25, 2021, many other award shows and festivals that play a crucial role on the Oscar season circuit are also changing their dates. IndieWire will be keeping track of the changing 2020-2021 awards season with this running list of new dates for important events on the circuit.

New York Film Critics Circle (September 11 Announcement)

Per a statement from the organization: “The New York Film Critics Circle announced today they will vote for the 2020 awards on December 18, 2020. Films released either in theaters or on digital platforms between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 will be considered. The date for the annual Gala Awards dinner is to be announced. Membership for 2020 is being frozen and all current members will be eligible to vote

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The 10 Best Hangers to Keep Your Closet Organized, According to Reviewers

Emilee Geist


WFH Outfit Ennui? Here’s Something To Give Your Wardrobe A Boost

If there’s one thing I’ve learned after four (very long) weeks spent within the confines of my apartment — aside from the limitless culinary opportunity that exists when you’ve got a bit of tahini in the pantry — it’s that the whole idea of working from home is peppered with misconceptions. While kicking off the morning with some streaming yoga and a homemade pressed juice sounds absolutely dreamy, I consider it a successful start to the day if I’ve managed to coif my hair into an acceptable bun before all the Zooming beings. And as for screen-friendly makeup? I admire anyone with that kind of drive. Even as someone who adores/writes about/has a career that’s largely dedicated to clothing, I’ve encountered a sweatshirt-shaped roadblock in the spot where my closet used to be. Until I came across the

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14 Cool Planters for Bringing Some Design Flex to Your Greenery

Emilee Geist

Once you get into owning plants, you quickly get into finding some cool planters, the least ubiquitous, the better. Luckily, where it takes some homework to find the right plant to survive your mostly-shaded bedroom corner—books like The House Plant Expert, by D.G. Heyasson, GQ’s guide to ordering plants online, and Instagram—buying planters is a bit easier. You don’t have to do anything but look at them.

We’ve arranged a flotilla of planters by, what else?, flex level—from classic terra cotta to colorful to avant-garde and beyond. The more you pack plants into your space (read the “Deco Room with Plants” series, by Green Fingers’ Satoshi Kawamoto), the wilder you can get. But if you just have a couple cacti, there are options, too.

A&B Home: Cheap (and Accurate) Mid-Modern Redux

A fine mid-century-inspired option—if you squint right (or you’re a little drunk), this planter could pass for one actually

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31 Best Online Furniture Stores to Bookmark Now

Emilee Geist

Sitting at home wondering where to buy furniture online? There are tons of online furniture stores that make getting the perfect new ottoman or couch a breeze, if you can handle a few thrilling hours of scrolling and searching (one of our most treasured pastimes!). On these sites, you’ll find gorgeous furniture and home decor in a wide variety of styles, plus fast (and often free!) shipping. Some of these retailers you’d expect to see (Target, IKEA, Crate & Barrel, etc.), but others (like Home Depot and Etsy) might come as a surprise. Discover the 31 best online furniture stores now and happy shopping.

Velvet Elowen Chair by Anthropologie

$398.00, Anthropologie


Every time Anthro comes out with a new collection, it’s guaranteed we want something (if not everything) from it. Anthropologie’s lineup of personality-packed designs are made to stand out, a.k.a. they’re Insta- and splurge-worthy. It’s also quick

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The Best Stores To Buy Southwestern-Style Furniture And Decor Online

Emilee Geist

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Chic desert-style living room decor might mix <a href="https://fave.co/3jZNYUA" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:textured throw pillows" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">textured throw pillows</a> with a <a href="https://fave.co/3k3CvDv" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:stone coffee table" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">stone coffee table</a>, while modern Southwest bedroom decorating ideas might include <a href="https://fave.co/3k4EhEr" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Southwestern-inspired rugs" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Southwestern-inspired rugs</a>, <a href="https://fave.co/3czWEgY" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:warm linen bedding" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">warm linen bedding</a> and <a href="https://fave.co/3k4D9kd'" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:desert art prints" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">desert art prints</a>. (Photo: FollowTheFlow via Getty Images)
Chic desert-style living room decor might mix textured throw pillows with a stone coffee table, while modern Southwest bedroom decorating ideas might include Southwestern-inspired rugs, warm linen bedding and desert art prints. (Photo: FollowTheFlow via Getty Images)

From Albuquerque and Santa Fe in New Mexico to Joshua Tree and Palm Springs in California, you might be dreaming of an escape to just about anywhere after spending most of your time at home these last few months. 

Airline travel might not be in your cards in the immediate future, but a home furniture and decor refresh might be just what you need to make your space feel like a relaxing escape, especially now that many of our homes have become a place for work, play and rest. 

Modern Southwestern-inspired furniture and decor

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24 Other-Wildly Soft Hoodies People Are Loving

Emilee Geist

Nothing gives an outfit that effortlessly casual-cool vibe quite like a hoodie. Since we’re leaning into comfort more than ever this year, now seems like the perfect time to add at least one (or three) into our online shopping carts—especially with the cooler weather just around the corner.

Whether you choose a cropped version to wear with your high-waisted jeans or a cozy oversize number to hibernate in with your sweats, or you layer a neutral one under an overcoat or blazer—you can always count on the basic to bring a sense of comfort and cool.

With so many hoodies out there, we did some deep digging to find the absolute softest, coziest, and most stylish hoodies on the market right now based on top reviews and positive feedback. Keep scrolling to find your perfect pullover hoodie.

H&M Hoodie ($20)

Rating: 4.7/5 stars

Customer Review: “This is the coziest sweatshirt

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Disney’s trouble with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is a great lesson for startups in a crisis

Emilee Geist

Like most other companies, my tech- and design-startup has felt the impact of COVID-19. People taking more time with decisions. Growth is pretty much paused in some markets. Teams are working from home and creating new kinds of cultural habits in the textannotation”>organization.

We’ve grown from nothing to a company with customers in 130 countries in less than 12 months, and we hadn’t seen the coronavirus coming in any way — like most other startups. However, it’s become crystal clear to me that the way to handle a financial crisis like this is not just about remote work, cutting costs, and focusing as an owner, but also a whole lot about why, you do, what you do. What you want to change in the world. What you could name being an ‘author’ and not just an owner.

Let me explain what I mean by telling you a story…

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The Most-Hated Company Overhauls of All Time

Emilee Geist

As the old adage goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Unfortunately, companies like Netflix and Instagram had to learn this lesson the hard way when they made major changes to their offerings that didn’t go over well with consumers. As a response to the backlash, some companies have backtracked and restored their previous models while others have stuck to their guns and moved forward in a new (less popular) direction.

Take a look at some of the most infamous company overhauls of all time.

Last updated: Sept. 11, 2020

Coca-Cola’s New Coke

In an attempt to compete with Pepsi, Coca-Cola introduced “New Coke” in April 1985, which company execs claimed had a better taste than the original.

The Backlash

Consumers didn’t react positively to news of the change, which has been dubbed the “marketing blunder of the century.”

“There were protests in the streets, people would flood our

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