Growing Pains

October 19, 2014

Janet Kelly

Lauren Greenberger, son Matthew and daughter Claire. IN THE PAST THREE years, Lauren Greenberger has lost her job, gotten  divorced, found a new career and moved from Westmoreland Hills in Bethesda to a farm near Poolesville. How did this happen and…

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A Happy 'Habitat'

October 21, 2015

Nancy McKeon

…ratio between furniture and empty space in a room. You really articulate things that are going on in these rooms. How did you learn to do that? Lauren: I’ve been writing my blog [Pure Style Home at laurenliess.com] for seven…

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Weekend Reading: Rich and Pretty

August 11, 2016

Nancy McKeon

…take Lauren’s. Lauren pulls her hand back, a reflex. She sips her own drink, vodka, soda. The ice tinkles prettily: There’s no more inviting sound to her, it’s sophistication, like a British accent or that call-and-response of high-heeled shoes on…

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Weekend Reading: The Singles Game

August 4, 2016

Nancy McKeon

she said, pulling out the first pair. “These are a ten narrow, by some miracle. Try them.” —Lauren Weisberger Excerpted from The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger. Copyright © 2016 by Lauren Weisberger. Published by Simon & Schuster. Reprinted with permission of the publisher….

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A Uniform Advantage

June 13, 2017

Catherine Clifford

Streamline a summer look with combinations of black and white. For variation, just add accessories. / Photo courtesy of Chico’s. Master gardener Lauren Greenberger’s daily uniform is up to the task of digging around in dirt. / Photo by Lauren

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Holiday Gift Guide (everyone else has one, so why not us?)

December 2, 2014

Nancy McKeon

…him and her! At left, Polo Ralph Lauren black shearling toggle coat for her, $2,498 at select Ralph Lauren stores, ralphlauren.com. Indulge him! At right, Ralph Lauren Purple Label men’s gray hooded cashmere sweatshirt, $1,495 at select Ralph Lauren stores,…

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Virtual Museum: FIT Celebrates Bacall

August 6, 2020

Nancy McKeon

…piece. RIGHT: Yves Saint Laurent and Lauren Bacall were a heaven-sent combo. The French designer’s tuxedo look, introduced in 1966, gave birth to a more lavish “gangster” look, and the slim Bacall could carry it off. This pinstriped wool twill…

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Cherry Blossom Cake

April 15, 2015

Nancy McKeon

…Allen. We spotted this gorgeous floral extravaganza by local patissière Lauren Cooper on her Facebook page.  The two-tiered cake for 100 guests was the centerpiece of an annual Cherry Blossom Festival shindig last weekend at a house where a giant…

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A giving opportunity

December 1, 2014

Nancy McKeon

…merch-specific endeavor is FEED, created by Lauren Bush Lauren (she’s married to Ralph’s son David). Lauren saw world hunger firsthand as Honorary Student Spokesperson for the World Food Programme some years ago and, in 2007, founded a for-profit company that…

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Weekend Reading: Hidden Figures

September 29, 2016

Nancy McKeon

…much treasured day off from school at my father’s office at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Langley Research Center. I rode shotgun in our 1970s Pontiac, my brother, Ben, and sister Lauren in the back as our father drove…

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What to Wear to an Oscars Party

February 12, 2019

Janet Kelly

From left to right: Slouchy pantsuits on the runway for Tom Ford’s Fall 2019 show, a sequin polo shirt evening gown looked easy to wear at Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2019 fashion show. DON’T WATCH the Oscars at home by your…

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Be A Woman in Red

January 22, 2019

Janet Kelly

…demands high visibility—and to signal strength. Remember Hillary Clinton in red Ralph Lauren at her first presidential debate, Michelle Obama in red Narciso Rodriguez in Nov. 2009 on the evening of Barack Obama’s election, and, of course, who can forget Nancy…

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Behind the Scenes at Our January Fashion Shoot

March 3, 2014

Nancy McKeon

…director Lauren Bellamy, back to camera, helps set Michelle up for the first shot, while photographer Stephen Mark Sullivan, foreground left, waits. Here’s Michelle at breakfast, proof that models do eat. Bags from Alexander McQueen, in front, Nanette Lepore and…

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Trendlet: The Velvet Touch

October 18, 2016

Janet Kelly

In his fall 2016 collection, Ralph Lauren went for opulent. Case in point: this velvet coat with metallic printed florals made for after-dark glamour. Stella McCartney favored velvet throughout her fall 2016 collection. Here, a plush dress with satin panels…

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Wardrobe of Warhol's Washington Editor Up for Auction

January 29, 2016

Janet Kelly

…jackets and dresses, according to auction curator, Sabina Fogle. She had weights added to seams to make a Ralph Lauren jacket lay right and narrowed the cuffs on a nubby cream Oscar de la Renta coat. De la Renta, André Courrèges…

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Bye, Bye, Black

March 15, 2016

Janet Kelly

Photo by Nina Malyna / iStock MY FIRST GROWN-UP dress was a Ralph Lauren knee-length black jersey with ballerina neckline, long narrow sleeves and a wide belt to cinch the waist. When I wore it, I felt beautiful, a new sensation. I…

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Nine Ideas for What to Wear When in Spring 2015

March 3, 2015

Janet Kelly

…Ralph Lauren’s Whitley double-breasted lambskin jacket ($3,495, ralphlauren.com) and Tory Burch striped canvas skirt ($350, Tory Burch, Georgetown). Dazzle with jewelry, such as this fun DVF for H. Stern ring, $6,800, and H. Stern Celtic Dune Cuff, $18,300 (both, Saks…

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Super Women: Rachelle Roth

March 9, 2014

Janet Kelly

…a coffee table with an iron base for $719 to a four-seater sofa for $3,600 to the much more costly Ralph Lauren Home (RLH) line, which Roth will begin to carry in May 2014. Rachelle Roth Roth’s husband and soulmate…

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