In honor of upcoming Fashion Week, here’s an original New York Times Magazine issue from August 21, 1898 introducing Paris Fashions. Cover price is 5 cents.
New York Times
Art Star: Carmen Herrera
After strolling past tons of art at The Armory Show last weekend, I walked by these striking color blocks which magnetically made me peek at the caption. The name read Carmen Herrera. Oh my god. A real Carmen Herrera, the Cinderella of the art world! If you don’t know much about this sweet lady, read The New York Times coverage on this Cuban creative mind who sold her first piece at 89 years old — after 60 years of painting at home secretly for the passion. The 97 year old art star is finally feeling the love. “I do it because I have to do it; it’s a compulsion that also gives me pleasure,” she said of painting. God bless Carmen.
(Photo & Text by Jauretsi)
eBay Ninja Tricks: Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso
The New York Times recently had an informative article on online shopping. In the endless game of “searches”, the newspaper recommends typing in synonyms when searching out a product. For example, type in “coat” instead of “jacket”. “On sites like eBay, try leaving out words” writes NYT, “if you are looking for an Yves Saint Laurent handbag on eBay, search for ‘Saint Laurent’ or ‘Laurent bag’.”
Sophia Amoruso of the e-commerce site Nasty Gal adds to the tip: “If you search for ‘Yves Saint Laurent,’ you’ll be fighting over pieces with a bigger group of people,” she says while suggesting to purposefully… [MORE] misspell brand names as well. “Think of what an uninformed person might list a really great designer piece as, and you can get an amazing gem for an incredible price.”
Last but not least tip for your aggressive Fashion odyssey, you should know that eBay Fashion also lets shoppers search by taking a cellphone picture of a fabric to find similar designs. To read the rest of the piece, visit New York Times' Online Shopping Tips for the Holidays.
(Photo: Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal photographed for Racked.com)