Next Level: Shocking Pink

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Think pink! No, like, REALLY pink. Here are four ways to do bubblegum with a bang. —erica

LEVEL I: Oooh, so polished with a pair of jeans, Amanda Uprichard!

LEVEL II: Antiqued brass keeps the bright-as-they-come stones in these Dannijo studs from looking too Barbie. 

LEVEL III: What do you call this Jenni Kayne dress besides perfect, really?

LEVEL IV: 3.1 Phillip Lim delivers the most serious, double-breasted cut in the most fun-lovin’, look-at-me hue.

Want four more? Have at it.

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Couple Up: Katy Perry and Russell Brand

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To fully understand the drama of these two, you’ve gots to see the teary-eyed, show-must-go-on scene in the movie Katy Perry: Part of Me. Watch it! No, you really should. Really, really. For real. —erica

Katy Perry: An armor ring from Eddie Borgo, a gunmetal sequin dress by Milly, and cheeky-as-they-come Charlotte Olympia pumps.

Russell Brand: A nearly sheer Hartford shirt, a white Neil Barrett blazer, and a three-finger ring from Erica Anenberg.

For more couples that once were, head here.

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Of a Kind

The best kind of suit is the one for women who really don’t have to wear a suit, it you ask me. Take this Suzanne Rae one, for instance. —erica

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Couple Up: Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley

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These two? So much dramz. There’s the prostitute thing, obviously—and then there’s the fact that he’s her son’s godfather. But nevermind all that. It’s straight-up impossible to see a picture of Liz and Hugh together and not get nostalgic. —erica

Hugh Grant: A crisp Duncan Quinn shirt, a pinstripe Comme des Garçons suit, and Sanders & Sanders lace-ups.

Elizabeth Hurley: A silky Alice + Olivia slip dress, a beaded bag from Khirma Eliazov, and serious gold Charlotte Olympia sandals.

More couples of yesteryear are hanging around here.

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Couple Up: Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts

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Of Julia Roberts’s wedding to Lyle Lovett in 1993, People mag said—in a story titled “Lovett First Sight,” mind you—”It was the biggest thing to happen in Marion. Ind., since the high school basketball team won back-to-back state championships in the mid-’70s.” Well, the marriage only lasted 21 months, but their couple’s style survives. —erica

Lyle Lovett: A gingham tie from Alexander Olch, a Seize Sur Vingt suit that feels right for a long, tall Texan, and Nocona cowboy boots.

Julia Roberts: A double-breasted Societe Anonyme blazer, a pleated mini skirt by Christopher Kane, and black Jeffrey Campbell wedges.

More of this! Here!

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Marriage Material: See Just How Erica’s Wedding Went Down

Major 2013 milestones? A big one for me was getting married to the straight-up wonderful dude who would probably rather not be pictured here. It was a low-key affair—is it weird to use the word affair when talking about weddings?—at Manhattan’s City Hall (technically the City Clerk’s Office, but you know) with just our fams…and some goodness from a few up-and-coming designers, obvi. Here’s how we made it official. —erica

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The amazing Kaelen made my dress! It’s WHITE LEATHER. (Thought that warranted use of the caps lock key.) It’s the same cut as this one from her fall 2013 collection, and it fits like a GD glove. (The shoes are coming later—don’t worry.)

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Custom suit, what, what. The savvy crew at Brooklyn Tailors whipped this sucker up for Thomas—it’s charcoal and super-timeless and has bells and whistles like hand pick-stitching that suit freaks die over. That *adorable* polka-dot bow tie? His grandfather’s.

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Our rings were masterminded by the lovely Blanca Monros Gomez.They’re rose gold, a metal that—as the designer taught me back when—looks good with pretty much any skin tone. My engagement ring has black diamonds (cause I like ‘em), and my wedding band has sapphires (cause they’re Thomas’s birthstone). 

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Ok, so the accessories: I wore a Lulu Frost bracelet (something borrowed!) that felt appropriately retro-cool for the venue and Alexandre Birman shoes (something very blue!) along with Thomas’s great-grandmother’s wedding ring and earrings that were my grandma’s (somethings old). And I carried a blush Clare Vivier fold-over clutch that’s been my go-to for weddings, mine or not—so, something new-ish?

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After we got our paws on that marriage certificate (and had our pictures taken by our Ann Street Studio pals), we walked over to the awesome, festive Blaue Gans for lunch—Claire sent flowers by Taylor Patterson of Fox Fodder Farm for the tables!—and then booked ourselves a sweet room at the Bowery Hotel for the night.

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Next up: a big ol’ party at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago to celebrate. The unreasonably talented Lisa Hedge of Venamour made our invites. I sweat them so much that I wanna get one framed.

Looking for more wedding madness? Ok, then.

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In Character: Charles Montgomery Burns

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This guy puts the power in power plant. See what the richest man in Springfield wears to exude an “I’m in charge of everything” vibe. —erica

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A Brooklyn Tailors suit—green like money.

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A Coyuchi robe, for spending a cozy night in with Smithers.

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A Bonobos tie that is, in a word, EXCELLENT.

More (fictional) icons right this way…

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Jenni Kayne: Makin’ us want a boss-lady suit in a big way. —erica

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Jacques Flynn Offers Some Top-Notch Wardrobe Guidance

One of his best tricks: Get to know your tailor.

“I love a well-tailored suit. Like, really, really love. I jump at the chance to put a suit on with a great tie, a vintage watch, and, of course, a sophisticated wallet,” says Jacques Flynn, who, by the way, makes those wallets himself under the name Jaqet. The man is supremely well-dressed—nearly everything he owns has been tailored to fit—and he is also totally down to walk us through the best scores in his wardrobe. —carly pifer

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“This is my blue Theory suit, with a crisp white button down, a slim tie, and a slim tie bar. I found the tie bar at some random local boutique in Long Beach. I think it really sets the tie off, and it happens to be quite functional!”

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“Add that to my Gordon Rush leather lace ups—the shoes were a gift…”

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“And my old Paketa watch—I love this thing. I really like pairing these shoes with this watch. They compliment each other really well. I got the watch for $50 on eBay, which is a total steal!”

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“I’m not a huge graphic T-shirt guy, but when the graphic is this bold and simple, I’m all about it. I like to wear this shirt with my mint-colored jeans, my vintage Omega watch, and my trusty Adidas sneakers. The shirt is by a local Long Beach company called THIETH. Actually, the guy who is taking all these pictures here is the owner! Besides the shirt being one of my favorites, I, of course, dig supporting the local business. I got this watch off eBay, too, a couple of years ago. I like pairing the dressy watch with the casual shirt and pants. It makes for a nice contrast.”

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“This is basically my everyday get up: a white V-neck, jeans—these are a pair of Obey I got years ago—my Levi’s denim jacket, and a pair of desert boots. The jacket was tailored by Arsen at Arsens Tailoring in Costa Mesa, California. The pants, by miracle, did not need tailoring—they’re straight off the rack!”

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“I got the shoes from Topshop. I have a few sets of them, and whenever I’m in London visiting my sister, I make it a point to pick up another pair.​”

Know what would go perfectly with any of these looks? Jaqet’s killer green wallet!

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In Character: Nolan Ross

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Of all of the questions that Revenge raises, the one that nags me the most is why none of the people desperately searching for Carrion have looked for it under Nolan Ross’s three collars. Seems like a decent hiding spot to me. When he’s not trying to protect Nolcorp from Grayson Global and The Initiative, everyone’s favorite tech wunderkind is showing Montauk what personal style is all about. Here, an outfit that transitions seamlessly from the board room to the Stowaway. —claire

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A red Orlebar Brown polo perfect for Victoria Grayson’s next Fire & Ice fête.

imageA Lucy Jay pocket square for wiping the sweat off his brow after narrowly dodging yet another CFO-turned-lover-turned-mole.

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A Brooklyn Tailors blazer with an interior pocket for discreetly transporting the shamu-cam.

For more “In Character” radness, head this way.

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