Articles by Kacy Karlen, Editor-in-Chief


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Vote with Your Wallet—and Make it Autograf New York

As The Height of Style has grown over the years, I’ve aimed for editorial neutrality—preferring to keep politics out of the picture. But today, ignoring what is happening on a national political stage is impossible, at least for me. Even my seemingly insulated love of fashion has been affected. I can’t feign neutrality. Not today,…

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A Lot Like Coming Home with Lands’ End

In the summer of 1984, Lands’ End founder Gary Comer wrote an article for placement in the seasonal catalog. He titled it, “The Principles of Doing Business”. In it, he shared the values that had transformed Lands’ End from a 15-order-a-day, yachting equipment supplier created in a Chicago basement into a multi-million dollar clothing retailer a…

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Classics since 1976…Happy 40th, Long Tall Sally!

Birthdays are wonderful, and this year there’s a big one—our tall girl favorite Long Tall Sally turns the big 4-0! Though I can’t say I have been a fan for 40 years (not quite there…yet), I was introduced to LTS when I studied abroad in London in 2003. Prior to that, I had never had the…

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If the Long Tall Sally Shoe Fits, Play in It!

To this day, every time the flash goes off, I have to remind myself to “act like normal Kacy.” Those who know me best know I have a mischievous streak—and am in no way afraid of looking stupid when there’s no camera around. My charge to myself is to be the person that my friends and family would recognize….

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Tall-iday Sales: MARGE, Tall Order, Zofie, Autograf, and more!

Hello, leggy lasses, It’s that most wonderful time of the year—the glittery, sparkly, pine-sappy, watery-eyed celebration of kith and kin that makes the mad dash of finishing year-end work, the buttery cookie 10 pounds straight to the tum, and the closet anxiety of hanger after hanger of too short, too tight dresses and box after…