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Morgan Curtis talks about what's underneath it all

MORGAN CURTIS

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What do you do when your mother is a highly revered talent in the fashion industry? Follow in her footsteps. That is exactly what native New Yorker Morgan Curtis did. Daughter of established designer Jill Stuart and director/producer Ron Curtis, she set her sights high. After graduating from Cornell University and attending Central Saint Martin’s, Curtis began designing for the Jill Stuart brand...

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Fashion Week returns on Thursday across the city

A model walks the runway at the Diane

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Fashion Week is strutting back into the Big Apple Thursday.

The twice-yearly style spectacle, which this time around shows off designers’ fall 2014 collections, kicks off this morning, bringing with it haute fashions — and revenue. With 232,000 attendees each year, Fashion Week annually brings in $865 million through local restaurants, hotels and other businesses.

Fashion Week’s official...

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KKB TALK: What beauty means to an industry icon

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Midwest-raised Bobbi Brown is the Founder and CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.  Bobbi first arrived on the beauty scene in 1991 and caught the attention of the cosmetics empire Estée Lauder, which acquired Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in 1995.

Her cosmetics, fragrance and skincare brand has a presence in more than 1,000 doors in 60 countries and 30 free-standing stores, but her impact extends well...

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Four hot holiday shopping must-haves

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Holiday shopping season is about to begin. Here are some of my favorite things:

1: Isabel Marant for H&M: I’m crazy-obsessed with this collaboration, which launched earlier this month at H&M stores. The designer’s oversized Chesterfield coats ($299) are my favorite, but I’m also a fan — and owner — of the cropped white leather jeans ($299) and sweatshirts ($59.95).

I never thought...

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KKB Talk: Chatting with Tess Giberson

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon talks about life, fashion and kids with designer and New Yorker Tess Giberson.

New Hampshire-born designer Tess Giberson does it all on her terms. The working mother of two has a fashion pedigree most designers dream of. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 1996, Giberson moved to New York with her boyfriend and began her career working at Calvin Klein...

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All in the (Lauder) family

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To some, being part of a famous family is both a blessing and a curse. Aerin Lauder has learned from one of the most influential beauty icons: Estee Lauder. As founder and creative director for AERIN, she is building a monster business of her own.

In the past year, Lauder has quickly expanded her line to everything from sunglasses with Oliver Peoples, shoes, jewelry and home décor. This didn’t...

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