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March 24, 2011

I, Andy

It may just be me. But when I read the  New York Times profile of Andy Cohen–the Bravo executive who is responsible for the misogynist trash television phenomenon “Housewives” franchise–I couldn’t help but think to myself that, despite the fact the article was essentially a puff piece, Mr. Cohen came off as embarrassingly gay Charlie Sheen-like.

This brings me to Anderson Cooper, who is thankfully both gay and not an embarrassment.

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March 24, 2011

How to double the life of your blue or grey suit? Brown shoes.

Before black shoes became appropriate to wear with everything, the traditional choice for a men’s shoe with a blue  or grey suit was brown.

Look closely at this 1961 portrait of Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia. All three are wearing a grey suit with brown shoes.

On any given day, if you tune into “The Today Show,” you can see how the conservatively but always impeccably dressed Matt Lauer follows this rule.

I always recommend to clients who buy a grey suit that they buy both black and brown shoes (usually from Ferragamo) so they can get two different looks from the suit.

The same applies to a blue suit. GQ magazine recently advised:

Always, Always Brown with Blue
1. Learn what every well-dressed European man knows: The best way to bring out the richness of your blue suit is with equally rich brown accessories.
2. A brown leather bag only gets better with age.
3. Brown dress shoes should be dark, like the color of coffee with just a touch of cream.

Cotton poplin suit, $1,845, shirt, $420, belt, $300, and shoes, $760, by Prada. Duffel bag, $3,420, by Louis Vuitton.

March 24, 2011

Design: Fernando Romero’s Museo Soumaya


If you’re the world’s richest man, worth an estimated $79 billion and have a 66,000 piece art collection, what do you do next?

If you’re Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexican telecommunications mogul, you hire your son-in-law, a disciple of Rem Koolhaas, to design a building to house it all.

Here is an artist rendering of Fernando Romero’s Museo Soumaya which is slated to open later this spring.

Mexico City is home to astoundingly impressive museum collections, and now it may become home to a museum which is itself a work of art.