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Prop Styling + Photos: BLOW UP! Though their artistic legends grew from bohemian lives lived in New York City, Truman Capote, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Patti Smith all spent significant time in Brooklyn, actually making art. Capote's time in Brooklyn Heights is the stuff of literary lore, but fewer people know about Smith's cohabitation with Robert Mapplethorpe in Clinton Hill in the late 60s, or Brooklyn native Basquiat's couch-surfing back and forth across the East River...
Photos by Joe Hume When we were children, the career paths laid out in front of us came with conspicuous costumes: we could spot a doctor, a mailman, or a firefighter from an avenue away. As we got older, real, less archetypal employment hung in our futures, possible jobs whose accompanying outfits were less obvious—but each still possessed a requisite style. You want to be a librarian? A bartender? A graphic designer? You still have...
Mid-Century Nostalgia We’ve all had a Fantasy starring the supple leather of an Eames lounge chair and a saucy secretary (perhaps our alter ego) in a flouncy dress, sitting cheekily behind a typewriter right? Tom Ford $350, at Luxeye Optical 1. Brook Farm General Store Postalco Notebooks, $14 2. Themis Mobile, $27 at The Future Perfect 3. Butter Jaffa Nailpolish, $14 at Miomia 4. Marais USA, Loafer Heel, $98 5. Chanel $340, at Luxeye Optical 6....

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