Prada Brings Back the Miniskirt, Pointy Pumps For Simultaneous Milan and Shanghai Spring 2022 Show

Legs and feet are forewarned:  Next year, the mini and the pump are poised to make their big comebacks. Both were on full display Friday at Prada’s spring ’22 show, a runway event that took place in both Milan and Shanghai simultaneously for an IRL-meets-digital extravaganza that presented the women’s show look-by-look in two different cities across the world (a sign of the times not just in pandemic travel restrictions but also of the bifurcation of China and the rest of the world, in more ways than one). For anyone growing tired of the long, floaty nap dresses and pajama-like pants and...
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Dean and Dan Caten are great showmen, but as much as they love putting on extravagant events, this season they skipped Milan’s spring catwalks in favor of a video presentation. It was actually staged as a proper fashion show and filmed in an abandoned warehouse. Even if there was no audience in attendance, it was a big production and quite challenging, according to what they said at a showroom preview. “Lots of bumps and hiccups, but the great thing about technology is that you can correct mistakes. It was a great learning curve for us.” They said that they want to go back to IRL shows gradually, the world is really ready for big audiences and free to enjoy all the bells and whistles of their spectacular productions.
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The allure of fantasy friends

Imaginary friends have one huge plus – they never let you down. In that glorious way that modern life works, a phrase rarely uttered outside therapist’s dinner parties has breached the border wall and has now spread itself thickly across the internet. Like “gaslighting” and “narcissism” before it, this week the “parasocial relationship” is the subject of every third online conversation, and every fifth IRL.

MONDOGENIUS is a transportive digital fashion experience

While most of the fashion world has embraced the renewed possibility of IRL events this season, Moncler Genius has opted to keep its digital arms wide open. Today, the Italian house showcased its newest offerings via a live-streamed online experience, titled MONDOGENIUS. Hosted by the Grammy award-winning musician Alicia Keys, the event brings together the worlds of fashion, film, music, art, sport and beyond in a multifaceted celebration of community and culture. (Think: a performance by Victoria Song, art by Erwin Wurm and a cinematic contribution by Luca Guadagnino – and that’s just for starters.)

How Much Do Those ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Apartments Actually Cost? 3 NYC Real Estate Agents Weigh In

There's a lot to love about the new Hulu series Only Murders in the Building. The show follows three true-crime-loving New Yorkers living in the same apartment complex who band together to solve a murder in their building. The must-watch series serves up adorable chemistry between Steve Martin and Martin Short, Selena Gomez rocking some seriously cool looks and an unusual blend of intrigue and humor. And while viewers watching the show have many questions (“Who is tie-dye guy?” and “What was Tim Kono doing with all that jewelry?”), New Yorkers need to know—where can I get one of those gorgeous apartments?
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A giant Super Mario corn maze is now open in New Jersey

Video games felt like our only entertainment last year, but now that many of us are out and about again, it's time to slash the screen time and enjoy living IRL. Thankfully, much of 2021's past times meld easily with 2020's comforts, and this new corn maze is one such example. At Happy Day Farm in Manalapan, New Jersey, a Super Mario corn maze celebrates Mario's 35th Birthday in true autumnal style.

Wait Your Turn, Sis: There’s Plenty To Learn When We Interrupt People Less

Do you consider yourself a good listener? The odds are that you do. Most people do. You might do a little eye roll when you hear that because you know so many people who are * not * good listeners. Here’s an alarming idea: you might be one of them. A survey conducted by Accenture and posted to Fast Company shows that nearly all respondents believe they’re good listeners. However, 66 percent admit to being on their email while on conference calls and 35% admit to instant messaging while on conference calls.