Giving Back in Style

By Christopher A Pape Photos By Shin+Christensen Jean Shafiroff is actively involved as a volunteer leader and fundraiser of several New York City and Southampton charitable causes. Her managerial skills, compassion, generosity and enthusiastic dedication are among her strongest traits. She possesses a remarkable ability to connect different charitable groups with interested people and resources. Jean’s…

RESIDENT ALIEN

By George Wayne The first thing you notice about the brawny Russian-born mastodon Alex Reznik is his immense barrel chest and the sprawling muscled mass that envelops his broad back and thick neck. If he looks like a personal trainer well, that is because he is. What makes him exemplary and the current talk of…

Reshaping the Art of Jewelry

By Hillary Latos As Antwerp is known for being a hotbed for new designers, the latest Belgian jewelry line to emerge is Laurence Bruyninckx’s customizable, interchangeable, and stackable engagement rings. As a newly engaged woman, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for this talented young star who just launched the luxurious LX collection. The first…

Making a Difference in NYC

By W.A. Muller Founded in 1812, New York City Mission Society is one of the most vital human services agencies in the city, providing support for children, youth and adults who live in New York’s most underserved communities. Our programs provide participants with the knowledge and life skills necessary to succeed as independent members of…

THE COUTURE COUNCIL OF THE MUSEUM AT FIT

By W.A. Muller The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT, created in 2004, is a membership group dedicated to supporting The Museum at FIT, a specialized museum of fashion. The Couture Council helps make it possible for the museum to mount world-class exhibitions of fashion, to acquire important objects for its permanent collection, and…

To the Manner Reborn

Interview with singer Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin Artist Profile / NY / By Rory Winston Photos by Michael Loccisano for Getty Images Jewelry by Homage from Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin for Sintessi Fine Jewelry Clothing by Maggie Norris The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you,” stated Gloria Vanderbilt,…

Go All The Way

  By John Meyer Lyndon Baines Johnson is not the first President who comes to mind when you think of a civil rights advocate and champion of the poor. His predecessor, JFK, is in fact the president many Americans might associate with the equal rights movement. However, without LBJ, many of JFK’s wishes for our…

The Alter of Beef

By Spencer Bistricer Some restaurants sit in my imagination. Though I haven’t dined at it, it isn’t the most luxurious or it isn’t even my favorite cuisine, I still imagine I will love it. Takashi, a celebrated Japanese-Korean barbecue establishment in the West Village, is one of those places. I’ve been dreaming about coming here…