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Formal Invitation

Say Yes to the Prom Dress

A photo essay. To view all 19 images, check out the email version.

Coral and emerald and sunflower and silver, long and short and mermaid and princess, satin and…

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Something Old, Like New

Orange Restoration Labs is not an ordinary dry cleaner. Instead of office attire and cocktail dresses, the racks are full of bridal gowns—satin and chiffon, taffeta and organdy, trimmed with lace and…

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Sewing and Reaping

The geometric pattern in shades of red appears at first to be random. …

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Looks Alive

Neville Wisdom at his downtown shop

Couture isn’t supposed to be approachable, but for local womenswear designer Neville Wisdom, approachability is the thread that runs through everything…

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Friends and Family

The word “thrift” gets a bad rap, according to sisters-in-law Sue Kuselias and Jodee Webb. …

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Designer Framing

Moat on Yale's Cross Campus

Once you learn about the moats, you’ll notice them all around Yale’s campus. …

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Other People’s Shoes

When he was 14 and growing up in Ecuador, Fausto Guamantri’s father taught him the family business of cordwaining—making leather shoes by hand. …

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Swatching the Parade

A photo essay. To view all 18 images, check out the email version.

At Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, both paraders and viewers vied for…

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Space and Timing

Civvies in New Haven, CT

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EBM Vintage owner Carol Orr’s latest foray into vintage fashion started with a phone call. …

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Manual Drive

A photo essay. To view all 20 images, check out the email version.

Even highly meaningful objects can melt into abstraction. …

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