Megan Oost

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How Our Anniversary-Exclusive Dress from Paige Got Made

Paige Adams-Geller, founder of the wildly popular brand that bears her name, sits in a light-flooded conference room that feels like a comfortable living space. Behind her, underneath a vignette of potted succulents and photography books filled with prints of Los Angeles, is a silky sundress the color of dusty figs, with [...]

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Talking About Cute Pups, Cool Tees and Giving Back with n:Philanthropy Founder Yvonne Niami

Yvonne Niami with her rescue Papillon pup, Paris Known for toughening up supersoft tees and cotton pullovers with strategic distressing and laces, n:Philanthropy makes wardrobe basics surprisingly cool. But the label isn't just about looking great: the L.A. company donates ten percent of its net proceeds to pediatric cancer research and animal [...]

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Dark Fabrics and Uncommon Varietals with Winemaker Andrew Latta

If you’re a winemaker, there’s logic behind wearing a uniform of mostly black. If you’re a winemaker like Seattle's Andrew Latta—who is more interested in having a hand in every step of the process than running a high-volume production winery—this is especially true. The nuts and bolts of making wine [...]

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Looking Fly with Jewelry Designer Jenny Bird’s Fan Girls

At the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards Gala on April 7, Jenny Bird walked the red carpet in a muted canary-yellow gown, accompanied by her mom, whom she affectionately refers to as the original birdgirl. That night the designer took home some new hardware: the prestigious Accessory Designer of the Year [...]

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Friendly Advice: How to Stitch Together a Trailblazing Career from Rebecca Minkoff

As a designer, Rebecca Minkoff is known for artfully mixing bohemian romance with downtown rock-and-roll. At her recent spring show at The Grove in Los Angeles, Minkoff's perspective emanated in a profusion of gauzy blouses and watercolor-inspired botanical prints that breathed fresh life into studded black leather and safety-pin earrings. The show gave the [...]

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A Fresh Twist on the Champagne Cocktail for the New Year

Ah, champagne. There is no wrong way to drink it. But you can make it even better by using it in a cocktail. Traditionally, the champagne cocktail is made with a brown-sugar cube and aromatic bitters distilled from herbs, roots and fragrant bark. The botanical bitters cut the sweetness of [...]

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Bringing the Seasons Inside: How to Make a Foraged Centerpiece

The concept of urban foraging was revealed to me by a florist friend. We first walked around her garden in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, then we sought out the fringes of abandoned parking lots to pick branches, sprigs and blooms, quickly shoving the botanical contraband into canvas totes as [...]

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Father and Sun: Dad’s Day Gifts for the Summer Months

Father’s Day is perfectly timed. The holiday comes at the onset of summer, when the days are longer, barbecues are stoked and microbreweries release refreshing new ales. So what to get the guy who pitched our first tent in the backyard, built a campfire on the beach, mastered grilling salmon and shot [...]

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