Wynter NYFW: Its A Wrap!

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That’s a wrap, New York Fashion Week! On the last day of the Spring 2018 collections, showgoers added an American signature to their outfits: blue denim. We saw the timeless material in the form of a simple straight-cut pair of pants, lightwashed or oversize jackets, as well as more conceptual designs, like wide-legged, patchwork jeans. It’s a no-fail classic when it comes to getting dressed, as you can tell by the effortless outfits above. 

Stay tuned for our best-dressed street style picks from the week and we’ll be covering more street style in London, Milan and Paris soon. In the meantime, browse our favorite street style looks from day seven of New York Fashion Week in the gallery below.

In case you missed it, catch up on our favorite street style looks from day one, two, three, four, five and six of New York Fashion Week in the gallery below.

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Wynter Boss: How Jackie Kennedy Became A Powerful Book Editor After The WH

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Early one September morning in 1975, a 46-year-old woman busied herself preparing to go in for the first day of a brand-new job. She boiled an egg, saw her teenage son out the door to Collegiate School, donned a conservative gray shirt dress, and caught a taxi outside her 1040 Fifth Avenue apartment for midtown Manhattan.

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When that cab pulled up outside 625 Madison Avenue, it looked like a riot was erupting. Every reporter and photographer in town was jostling for advantage outside the office building’s entrance, joined by a crowd for whom curiosity had edged into fixation. The woman calmly got out of the taxi and made her way into the building, which housed the New York editorial office of Viking Press.

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was reporting for her first day of paying work since 1953, when she was an unmarried “inquiring camera girl” for the Washington Times-Herald, dating a tousled-hair congressman from Massachusetts.

“It was a circus, of course, because of who she was,” said Thomas Guinzburg, president of Viking, of Jackie’s first day, according to Sarah Bradford’s biography 

America’s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. “There were bomb threats, security people, press people dressed up as messengers.”

Although today many of us are aware that Jackie worked as a book editor in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, the extent of her commitment—and her devotion to the world of books—is not as well known. She acquired nearly 100 works of fiction and nonfiction over 19 years, working as an editor continuously until her death, nurturing many authors and even reading their manuscripts and sending notes while receiving treatment for cancer in the advanced stages.

There was an unwritten law among all of us at Doubleday—that we would never publicly discuss Jackie.

Steve Rubin, the head of Doubleday, the second publishing house Jackie worked for, wrote, “There was an unwritten law among all of us at Doubleday—that we would never publicly discuss Jackie. The genesis of this posture was nothing more than a desire to shield her, but the flip side of this protective gesture was the fact that few people understood how committed and talented she was at the work she chose to do.”

It was not a career easily chosen, and in the beginning there were adjustments on both sides, as the most famous woman in the world entered a business that, while prestigious, crammed with readings and parties, expense accounts and long summer vacations, paid its editors starting salaries of less than $20,000.

Jackie’s life after the White House has received much attention in the last year, with Jackiein which she was portrayed by Natalie Portman coping with her first years of widowhood, followed by Katie Holmes’ turn in the TV miniseries The Kennedys after Camelot. Her actual experiences as a book editor would make for less dramatic scenes—and she would no doubt have liked it that way.

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Jackie found herself in Manhattan with her two children, John Jr. and Caroline Kennedy, after the death of her second husband, Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. The marriage was controversial from the day that news broke.

“America has lost its saint,” mourned one newspaper. Cardinal Richard Cushing of Boston, a mentor to Jackie, felt it necessary to go public, saying that those who wrote him pleading with him to stop the wedding from taking place were misguided.

Rumors flew that inflicted lasting damage to Jackie’s reputation. The main one was that her brother-in-law Ted Kennedy negotiated with Onassis, worth some $500 million, for a huge amount of money to be settled on Jackie, both during her husband’s life and afterward. This was not true.

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“As it happened, Ted Kennedy made no financial requests or deals with Ari at all,” wrote Donald Spoto in Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life. The marriage was not a great success, by many accounts. The two lacked common interests, and Onassis was devastated by the death of his son in an airplane crash in 1973. When Onassis died of respiratory failure in Paris, Jackie was in New York City, which also raised eyebrows. Christina Onassis, his daughter by his first marriage, inherited Onassis’s fortune and worked out a settlement for Jackie of at least $10 million.

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In her new permanent home on Fifth Avenue, Jackie’s focus was on her two children. With Caroline, 18, studying for a term in London and John established at Collegiate, friends noticed that she was forlorn and restless. It wasn’t easy to cope with the public’s continued obsession.

“Her fame, which she neither understood nor encouraged, was a constant annoyance, while the public saw her as something of a social artifact,” wrote Spoto.

Jackie believed that the author was the star of the book, and she insisted on staying in the background.

While having tea with friend Letitia Baldridge, her onetime social secretary at the White House, Jackie talked about her lack of direction. Baldridge suggested publishing, urging her to use her energy and “good brain,” according to the Greg Lawrence book Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. When Jackie said she was unsure how to approach the book world, Baldridge said, “Look, you know [Viking Press president] Tommy Guinzburg, why don’t you talk to him?”

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Jackie did know Guinzburg socially—he was a Yale classmate of her stepbrother Hugh D. Auchincloss—but she hesitated to broach the topic of employment. Her longtime friend, writer Jimmy Breslin, urged her to do it, saying, “You should work as an editor. What do you think you’re going to do, attend openings for the rest of your life?”

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So Jackie reached out to Guinzburg, who was enthusiastic about bringing Jacqueline Kennedy to Viking, but unsure of her role precisely, according to Lawrence’s book. Guinzburg said to her: “You’re not really equipped to be an editor. It’s not that you don’t have the talent for it, the ability for it, but you don’t have the background and the training and you, I think, would suffer in a publishing house because that would set up some kind of competitive atmosphere with the other editors. But what you can do is be a consulting editor.”

She agreed. Her starting salary: $200 a week.

Jackie, a passionate reader since early childhood (she was perusing Chekhov at age six), did have some relevant background. She was a talented writer, and in fact, her mother had expected her to write a novel someday. In college, she wrote a series of essays that won Vogue magazine’s Prix de Paris contest. While she was at the White House, she was deeply involved in the production of a book on its restoration, even selecting its typeface. Later, when Kennedy speechwriter Ted Sorensen asked her to read in early stages a book he’d written on the president, she not only made suggestions and clarified sentences but corrected typos.

Once Jackie had safely made it into the Viking headquarters, she happily settled into her small office, containing a desk and filing cabinet, and a single window. She made no pretense about her needing to “learn the ropes.”

Many of her new colleagues were intimidated by the queen of Camelot landing on their floor and there was some “eye rolling,” but one, Barbara Burn, asked if she’d like to have lunch. After their meal at the Carlyle Hotel, discussing typical editor duties, Jackie paid for both their lunches. As they got ready to go, Burn advised her to keep the receipt. Jackie, puzzled, said she’d already paid for it in cash. Burn told her, “No, no, you’re supposed to charge it and keep the receipt.”

Jackie dove into the job. Her new co-workers soon got used to seeing her answer her phone, wait in line at the copying machine, make her own coffee, and smoke a cigarette while going through her in-box. Over and over again, those who worked with Jackie as an editor throughout these 19 years said she wanted to be treated like everyone else.

JACKIE KENNEDY AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART IN NEW YORK CITY, 1979; KENNEDY LOOKING AT PHOTOS WITH A DESIGNER FOR THE BOOK “IN THE RUSSIAN STYLE,” WHICH SHE WROTE AND EDITED FOR VIKING PRESS IN 1977.

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The books she acquired for Viking reflected her interests in history, art, and culture. Her first title was Remember the Ladies, a companion volume to an American Bicentennial traveling exhibition on the role of women in 18th century America. She followed it with In the Russian Style, an illustrated volume on clothing and artifacts from Czarist Russia, and a collaboration with Diana Vreeland.

Following a controversy over Viking’s decision to publish the Jeffrey Archer novel Shall We Tell the President?, with a plot about an assassination attempt on Ted Kennedy, Jackie resigned and took the job of associate editor at Doubleday. There she attended editorial board meetings where she was expected to pitch her ideas and argue for acquisitions. Jackie joined the fray, and when her ideas were sometimes rejected, she took it in stride.

To meet Doubleday’s more commercial mandate, Jackie spent four years wrangling an ambivalent Michael Jackson. The resulting book, Moonwalk, sold 500,000 copies and snagged the top spot on the New York Times best-seller list in 1988. She had an equally successful experience with ballet dancer Gelsey Kirkland, shepherding her critically-acclaimed memoir Dancing on My Grave through to publication, and onto the bestseller list.

Some of her other Doubleday books included False Dawn: Women in the Age of the Sun King by Louis Auchincloss, The Last Tsar by Edvard Radzinsky, and To the Inland Empire: Coronado and Our Spanish Legacy. She acquired the rights to the novels of the Egyptian writer and Nobel Prize winner Naquib Mahfouz and arranged for English language translations.

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Jackie believed that the author was the star of the book, and she insisted on staying in the background. Often a reader enjoying a book she edited had no idea that the former First Lady was the one who acquired and shaped it. Her authors loved Jackie’s supportive role throughout, cherishing her elegant, enthusiastic editorial letters suggesting revisions and her ideas on cover design.

She rarely gave interviews, but in one she revealed her pleasure in her career with a telling anecdote:

“I remember a taxi driver who said, ‘Lady, you work and you don’t have to?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ He turned around and said, ‘I think that’s great!’”

Wynter Society: One Icon Channels Another

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Kim Kardashian is undeniably one of the most famous women in the world. And with that level of notoriety also comes the necessary capacity to endlessly shape shift, which she does effortlessly, going from “beauty mogul” to “mom of two” to “reality star” to “swimsuit wearer.” And while the mobile mogul is never not uniquely herself, she’s also able to play a wide array of roles, from mother to video vixen to business tycoon, as well as literally channel other high profile people like Marilyn MonroeCher, and even, as it turns out, the First Lady of the United States. For her most recent magazine cover, Kim fronts the latest edition of Interview playing the role of Jackie Kennedy Onassis alongside her daughter North West.

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In the images, shot by Steven Klein at The National Arts Club in New York City, the reality star recreates some of Onassis’ most memorable looks, breaking out the pearls, opera-length gloves, pill box hats, and a heavily hairsprayed bouffant wig, all in an attempt to give what the magazine describes as “a knowing wink to the fact that in today’s climate truly anyone can aspire to the White House.”

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The legendary photographer who last shot Kim for those controversial full frontal nudes in Love magazine’s February 2015 issue, explained the process behind this editorial, writing in a press release for the issue, “When Kim and I work together, each time we look for a different approach. We have no desire to repeat ourselves or reference anything she has done previously.”

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He continued, “For this shoot I wanted to capture feminine beauty as an expression of empowerment and self-respect. Also, to highlight Kim in a chic manner that is retrospective of a time and yet modern. As a model, Kim is a chameleon. She can easily change accordingly to the set intention and with little effort. It is her gift: her innate relationship to the camera. A muse of modern times.”

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To accompany the images, the Selfish author also did an interview with Janet Mock, opening up about her harrowing Paris robbery, the nature of celebrity, and (coincidentally enough given Taylor Swift’s latest album announcement) her reputation. Mock commends her for making $14 million in mere hours with the recent launch of her beauty line to which Kim replies, “You can say a lot of things about me, but you cannot say I don’t work hard. I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t act. But I am not lazy.”

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She adds that, “If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing now, or if this doesn’t work out one day, I could so be a publicist. I feel like that’s my job for the family sometimes, at least the crisis part of it.” But when asked if there was ever anything else she’s wanted to do with her life besides being extremely famous, the answer seems to be … not really.

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“I would look in a magazine—there was this page in Us Weekly that I remember vividly,” Kim says, “It’s just a spread, and it has one person and all the fashion moments that they love. I remember looking at it, being like, ‘It would be my dream to be this person.’ I was so excited when I got it. I still don’t take anything for granted. I am genuinely still so excited about my career. I feel like now is when someone would turn off and think, ‘Okay, I’ve done this for 10 years. I’ve done pretty well for myself. I can chill for a bit.’ But instead I’m like, ‘No, let me turn it up.’” Which has us wondering just how the reality star plans to outdo even herself. Kanye for President 2020 sounds like a pretty good place to start.

 

Wynter Politics: The Most Hated Trophy Wife In D.C. … And America!!!!

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Louise Linton: "I deserved criticism for my out-of-touch instagram comment..."

Louise Linton—the Scottish actress and wife of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin— is once again apologizing for her Instagram post that made headlines in August, this time with a spread in the September issue of Washington Life magazine.

“I want to say I concede completely to the comments of my critics. My post itself and the following response were indefensible. Period,” she said, in an interview that was paired with a photoshoot of her wearing designer gowns.

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The irony is thick, but not entirely lost on the D.C. socialite. She also shared what the backlash to the controversy has been like.

“It was scary and surreal…I don’t feel like a victim. I feel like the world gave me a good, hard wake-up call and I’m OK with that,” she said.

“I deserved the criticism and my response is ‘thanks for waking me up quickly and for turning me back in the right direction.’ My response is, ‘I’m sorry.'”

On August 21, Linton shared a now-deleted photo of her exiting a military jet ahead of her husband. She captioned it: “Great #daytrip to #Kentucky! #nicest #people #beautiful #countryside #rolandmouret pants #tomford sunnies, #hermesscarf #valentinorockstudheels #valentino #usa”

Instagram user jennimiller89 commented on the post, “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable,” to which Linton fired back with the following response:

@Jennimiller29 cute!….Aw!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable! Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country? I’m pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day “trip” than you did. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you’d be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours. You’re adorably out of touch. Thanks for the passive aggressive nasty comment. Your kids look very cute. Your life looks cute. I know you’re mad but deep down you’re really nice and so am I. Sending me passive aggressive Instagram comments isn’t going to make life feel better. Maybe a nice message, one filled with wisdom and hunanity would get more traction. Have a pleasant evening. Go chill out and watch the new game of thrones. It’s fab!

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Mnuchin’s trip to Kentucky, which spawned this controversy, is now under review by the office of the Treasury Department’s inspector general.

We Must Never Forget!!!!

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America is the greatest country in the world. We may have issues, disagreements, and problems but when it counts we all stand as one. I am so proud to be an American. 

Although there are many who hate us, there are just as many or even more who loves be us. September 11, 2001, will forever be with me. The disbelief, the pain, the sorrow, the fear, the unity, the patriotism, the courage, the strength, the love  and the resilience will remain apart of me until I take my last breath.

God Bless America