Let’s Talk About Sex

MILAN — Forget the summer of love; welcome to the season of sex. It has been bubbling up ever since New York Fashion Week began (ever since the naked summer, really). But on Friday it moved to the center of the catwalk conversation. When Versace and Prada — the id and the ego of the Italian industry — both start […]

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Love Letter: A New Life Together, Thanks to Quarantine

The pandemic has reshaped many of our relationships in significant ways. For Meaghen Brown, the writer of this week’s Modern Love essay, an office shutdown meant finally being able to share a life with her long-distance boyfriend. [Like this newsletter? Sign up to receive it in your inbox.] We want to hear from you. We want to deliver content that […]

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Making the Jump From ‘Girlfriends’ to Spouses

Claire Conroy Brown and Karin Gist didn’t think they would become girlfriends in anything but the platonic sense when they met on the set of the TV show “Girlfriends” in 2003. Ms. Brown, then an assistant to the showrunner, and Ms. Gist, a first-time TV writer, were focused on establishing themselves in Hollywood. Both remember a certain chemistry, though. “There […]

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Twin ‘Love Lamps’ Kept Them Close Even When They Weren’t

On an early September afternoon in 2015, Raquel Begleiter and David Godow met while eating pizza at a mutual friend’s place in Washington. Initially, Ms. Begleiter’s focus was on her best friend, Rachel, who was about to move to San Francisco. But then the Byzantine Empire came into the conversation, a topic of particular interest to Ms. Begleiter, and she […]

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A Sunset Farewell to Summer

The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, which restores and maintains the 43-acre former estate in Yonkers, N.Y., celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sept. 14 with a sunset party. The event honored Stephen F. Byrns, the conservancy’s longtime president, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the majority leader of the New York State Senate. A garden tour was followed by a reception and dessert under the […]

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My Brother-in-Law Vilified Us Online. Should We Still Have Him Over?

As soon as everyone was vaccinated, we invited my family to our home for a holiday meal outdoors. We also included my brother-in-law, who is my wife’s only living relative and has nowhere else to go. My own brother expressed surprise at this: Unbeknown to us, my brother-in-law had unfriended us on Facebook and posted a rant accusing us of […]

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Hiring a Wedding Planner? Here Are a Few Questions to Consider.

Finding the right wedding planner can sometimes be as challenging and complicated as finding the right partner. “Wedding planning has been fantasized by movies, books and TV, so couples have this idea that’s not based in reality,” said Jove Meyer, the owner of Jove Meyer Events in Brooklyn. “Securing the right planner who meets your needs, expectations and can deliver […]

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Valentino Wants Everyone to Get Vaxxed — and Cloned

In August, a month or two after receiving his second Covid-19 vaccine shot, Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative director of Valentino, posted a selfie on Instagram. In it, he was smiling on a beach in his hometown — Nettuno, Italy — wearing a black hoodie with the red Valentino “V” logo on the chest. Beneath it, instead of the brand name […]

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Are Zoom Weddings Virtually Over?

When Peter Tinaglia, 44, and Andy Maliszewski, 52, proposed to each other in Maui in 2014, they figured they had plenty of time to figure out how and when they would get married. They could invite 20 people or 200. They could have a D.J. or a band. Zoom weddings and a looming pandemic were not on their radar. “We […]

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How Ibrahim Kamara Found His Place in Fashion

Ibrahim Kamara was sitting in a steamy hotel room in West Africa not long ago, reflecting on a fleeting visit to Gambia, a country he once called home. Born in Sierra Leone in 1990, Mr. Kamara fled to nearby Gambia after civil war broke out, spending much of his childhood with an aunt and uncle before settling in London with […]

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