• "Learn to point the finger. If people are giving you the thumbs down on your outfit, simply pass the buck, 'Yes, I know… isn't it hideous! The designer should be ashamed of himself.'"

  • "Sometimes fashion can damage your credibility: nobody wants a colonoscopy performed by some chick in a Comme des Garcons hump dress or a Cavalli sequined unitard."

  • "I like my politicians-and their wives-to be frumpy and frowzy. They must deny themselves any fashion indulgences so that the rest of us can be flossie flosssie and fabulous."

  • "As you get older make sure your eye-wear gets larger. Think Yoko Ono! Think Swifty Lazar! By the time I am 80 I want to be Mr McGoo."

  • "Ditsy jewelry is annoying and unacceptable. Rocks and gems should be emphatic: e.g., turquoise. It’s bold, it’s chunky, it’s bohemian–even if you’re not. It has many moods and magic properties including, some say, the power to protect a rider from a falling off a horse."

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August 6, 2014

Cool It.
Ten fun and fashionable ways to stay chill when the summer heat starts to get to you.

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Simon in the News

Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler at home in New York City for The Selby is in Your Place Book

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July 11, 2014

Confessions of a Selfie Addict: Stop sneering. The selfie is a glorious art form.

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June 24, 2014

The Channing Tatum of the Premier League

A guide to the hottest players at the World Cup.

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June 9, 2014

Is Tai Chi the New Yoga?
Confessions of an arm wafter.

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June 2, 2014

Sick of Kimye?

If those two lovebirds had a better nickname maybe you would feel differently.

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May 5, 2014

Remembering L’Wren

The designer and stylist was one of the fashion world’s rare humorists.

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April 21, 2014

Put Your Clothes On!
Why I hate nudity on television.

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