Articles by Kacy Karlen, Editor-in-Chief


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Hint Hint for the Holidays…Try Cuyana For Great Gifts

If there’s anything I wouldn’t have anticipated about my sartorial tastes as I’ve aged, it most certainly would be that I’d find myself a proponent of a) minimalist uniforms; b) neutral palettes; and c) fewer, but better-made pieces. Despite glamming it up for photoshoots on The Height of Style, my workweek wardrobe is becoming a plug-and-play game…

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Stepping Happy with Zofie Shoes

I’m the first to admit that I used to scoff whenever I heard someone extol the power of ‘positive thinking’. But now that science supports the link between optimism and living a longer, better, life, I’ve been giving it a try. Of the half hour I spend getting myself from my cozy blanket nest to the door…

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A Must-Have Winter Topcoat from One Seven Three

When you hear the words “British fashion”, what first comes to mind? For me, it’s an imagined version of Savile Row at the height of the 19th century. It’s bustling with fine gentlemen (and their curious wives) popping into the tailors’ shops up and down the golden mile, getting fitted for suits and dinner jackets and fine, tweedy overcoats….

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From Apple to Hourglass: A Dress Mavens Reveal

In adulthood, the color red scares me a bit. Mostly because it’s inarguable. It demands attention. It’s polarizing. Women tend to find other women in red threatening; men find women in red appealing, but even then, the effect is not reliable. If anything, I’ve learned about the red double-edged sword from my recent transition to blazing Titian tresses. I’m…

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From Apple to Hourglass: A Cinderella Story Made Possible by Dress Mavens

When I last visited my parents, I was looking at family photo albums—particularly scanning the photos of my grandmothers and mom at roughly my age. Happily, I come from a line of pioneering, smart, and creative ladies—the women who became the first in their towns and their families to attend college, enter the professional workforce,…

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Changing Into My True Color c/o Grettacole Boston

Happily, I have few hangups when it comes to my hair. Growing up in an artistic household (and having an open-minded mother who helped me fulfill all my technicolor dreams) I’ve always had fun with hair as self expression but not security blanket. I equally loved my buzz cut, my pixie pompadour, and even my…