The Bag All Upper East Siders Are Carrying

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Moynat - Founded in 1849, iconic Parisian brand Moynat is hardly new but is now seeing a resurgence with new shapes, brilliant (and neutral) hues and ultra-modern hardware. Each piece feels fresh and splendidly unusual. It girls like Emily Ratajkowski and Zoë Kravitz have recently toted bags from the collection.:

There’s no shortage of luxury labels selling leather goods on Madison Avenue, but a new brand on the block is for handbag aficionados who favor craftsmanship and under-the-radar luxury over mass label recognition. Though it’s been around for 169 years, French leather accessories house Moynat has just opened its first stateside store this spring on Madison and 74th, next door to the Met Breuer and located within what was formerly the Whitney family’s brownstone.

 MOYNAT’S FIRST U.S. STORE IS OPEN ON MADISON AVENUE.
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Six decades before Coco Chanel founded Chanel, Pauline Moynat entered the male-dominated leather goods business. Her durable, lightweight and waterproof trunks and travel accessories were a hit with the 19th cenutury jet set. A decade before Louis Vuitton launched their first trunk, Moynat was running a bustling made-to-measure atelier.

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One of the house’s most celebrated designs was their English Trunk. Made in 1873, of wicker and canvas, it was so lightweight that it allegedly enabled Brit travelers to return home from their shopping sprees in Paris without having to pay for excess baggage.

MOYNAT’S U.S. FLAGSHIP IS HOUSED WITHIN WHAT WAS FORMERLY THE WHITNEY FAMILY’S BROWNSTONE. COURTESY OF MOYNAT
Source: townandcountry.com

Wynter Society: Meet JFK’S Tailor

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JFK and Jackie Kennedy

“My father always used to say we’re in the ‘want’ business, not the ‘need’ business,” 78-year-old Paul Winston said on a recent afternoon in his midtown Manhattan office, cracking a smile. Winston runs the tie company Chipp Neckwear, as well as Winston Tailors, a custom-tailoring business known for its traditional Anglo-American style.

Jackie Kennedy in the Virginia Hunt Country:

One fan of those Ivy League-inspired roots was John F. Kennedy, who became a Chipp customer when his brother-in-law, Peter Lawford, brought him into the shop one day in 1958 when Kennedy was still a junior United States senator from Massachusetts. Lawford had been having Chipp make his clothes for his television show The Thin Man. Bobby Kennedy soon became a customer as well. For the duration of JFK’s presidency, from 1961 to 1963, Paul and his father attended to Kennedy and did bespoke suit fittings at his private apartment at the Carlyle Hotel.

Ivy League Style | Kennedys at the beach:

Sidney Winston, Paul’s father, had known the Kennedy boys since their prep school days; before he started Chipp in 1945, Sidney worked on the New England boarding school trunk show circuit as a travelling salesman for J. Press. It was during this time that he also met future IBM Presidents Tom and Arthur Watson, as well as Cyrus Vance Sr., all of whom became some of Chipp’s biggest clients over the next several decades.

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BOBBY AND JACK KENNEDY AT THE WHITE HOUSE
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Paul Winston had a unique view inside Kennedy’s short presidency. On one occasion, Bobby and Jack were picking out suiting fabrics in the Oval Office while images of troops being sent to desegregate schools flashed across the television. Paul also recalled meeting Kennedy in the living room of his Carlyle apartment in 1962 when he was clad only in his back brace and a pair of boxer shorts. JFK suffered from chronic back pain throughout his life, and wore the brace over his shirt. His suits needed to be fit specially to accommodate the brace and he almost always kept both buttons of his jacket done up to conceal it. (Many thought the buttoning of both jacket buttons was merely a sartorial faux pas.)

JFK / Most Stylish Dads of All Time:

The Winstons never let anyone know that they made clothes for the president. As proud as he was, Sidney Winston believed that taking any photos with the president would have been crass, just as revealing their role as the president’s tailors to the newspapers would have been. He didn’t mind when that the press reported that that other tailors like Brooks Brothers or H. Harris made the president’s clothing.

PAUL WINSTON IN HIS MIDTOWN MANHATTAN SHOWROOM

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After JFK’s assassination, Bobby Kennedy called on Chipp to re-cut his brother’s inauguration suit to fit him, as they were entirely different sizes. This process was far more expensive than having a new custom suit made, but Paul believes that Bobby wanted it done for sentimental reasons. During his presidential campaign, RFK met frequently with Sidney and Paul Winston for new clothes, since they were constantly being torn off him by overzealous crowds along the campaign trail.

A fellow Democrat introduced Kennedy at a campaign rally in Muskegon, Michigan, with tremendous enthusiasm, Kennedy began his speech: “I want to express my appreciation to the governor. Every time he introduces me as the potentially greatest president in the history of the United States, I always think perhaps he is overstating it one or two degrees. George Washingon wasn’t a bad president and I do want to say a word for Thomas Jefferson. But, otherwise, I will accept the compliment.” JFK:

Today, the Winstons run a thriving tie business. They’re known for their affordable knit and grenadine ties, as well as club ties with humorous messages and ones adorned with dogs of almost every breed imaginable—all made in New York. Paul considers himself mostly out of the retail business these days, but he still makes made-to-measure and fully bespoke clothing for clients.

JFK-Peter Lawford:

The Winston tailors customer, Paul says, is “a guy that likes clothes.” All of his garments are made by hand in the U.S. His house style is a darted, three-button (that rolls to the second button), natural-shouldered jacket, but they are always willing to accommodate even the most radical styling requests. Some customers opt for bold, one-of-a-kind linings that Winston has made in Italy on luxurious silk.

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In addition to its association with the Kennedy family, Chipp also has ties (no pun intended) to New York’s famed 21 Club. Peter Kriendler, the restaurant’s former proprietor (whose uncle Jack Kriendler was the founder), was a longtime Chipp customer. The restaurant has always required patrons to wear a jacket, and throughout the 60s, the loaner blazers, in a range of sizes, along with neckties, were all from Chipp.

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 PAUL WINSTON RECALLS FITTING JFK FOR CLOTHING AT HIS PRIVATE CARLYLE HOTEL APARTMENT. GETTY

Winston Tailors is located at 28 West 44th Street in New York City. It is open by appointment only and can be reached at 212-687-0850.

Source: townandcountry.com

And The Winner Is……MTV Movie x TV Awards

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The newly revamped MTV Movie & TV Awards are aired for the first time ever Sunday night, hosted by “Pitch Perfect” and “Workaholics” star Adam Devine.

For the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards — known previously as the MTV Movie Awards from 1992-2016 — the network honored fan-favorites in both film and television. “Beauty and the Beast” took home movie of the year, while “Stranger Things” won the first-ever show of the year award.

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Hailee Steinfeld

2016 MTV Movie Awards: Complete Winners List

This was also the first incarnation of the event to not differentiate between actors based on gender. Instead, female, male, and gender non-binary actors are all competed for the top acting awards. Emma Watson won the movie prize for best actor for her performance in “Beauty and the Beast,” while Millie Bobby Brown won best actor in a TV show for playing Eleven in “Stranger Things.”

Gal Gadot

See a full winners list below.

Movie of the year:
“Beauty and the Beast” (WINNER)
“Get Out”
“Logan”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“The Edge of Seventeen”

Best actor in a movie:
Emma Watson – “Beauty and the Beast” (WINNER)
Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out”
Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”
Hugh Jackman – “Logan”
James McAvoy – “Split”
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”

Show of the year:
“Stranger Things” (WINNER)
“Atlanta”
“Game of Thrones”
“Insecure”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“This Is Us”

Best actor in a show:  
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things” (WINNER)
Donald Glover – “Atlanta”
Emilia Clarke – “Game of Thrones”
Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead”
Mandy Moore – “This Is Us”

Best kiss:  
Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome – “Moonlight” (WINNER)
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens – “Beauty and the Beast”
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard – “Empire”
Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick – “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates”

Best villain:    
Allison Williams – “Get Out”
Demogorgon – “Stranger Things”
Jared Leto – “Suicide Squad”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead”
Wes Bentley – “American Horror Story”

Best host:
Trevor Noah – “The Daily Show” (WINNER)
Ellen DeGeneres – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
John Oliver – “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
RuPaul – “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Samantha Bee – “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”

Best documentary:   
“13th
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“O.J.: Made in America”
“This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous”
“TIME: The Kalief Browder Story”

Best reality competition:
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (WINNER)
“America’s Got Talent”
“MasterChef Junior”
“The Bachelor”
“The Voice”

Best comedic performance:
Lil Rel Howery – “Get Out” (WINNER)
Adam Devine – “Workaholics”
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson – “Broad City”
Seth MacFarlane – “Family Guy”
Seth Rogen – “Sausage Party”
Will Arnett – “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Best hero:
Felicity Jones – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
Grant Gustin – “The Flash”
Mike Colter – “Luke Cage”
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”
Stephen Amell – “Arrow”
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”

Tearjerker:
“This Is Us” – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate (WINNER)
“Game of Thrones” – Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) Death
“Grey’s Anatomy” – Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death (Ellen Pompeo)
“Me Before You” – Will (Sam Claflin) tells Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her
“Moonlight” – Paula (Naomie Harris) tells Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him

Next generation:
Daniel Kaluuya (WINNER)
Chrissy Metz
Issa Rae
Riz Ahmed
Yara Shahidi

Best duo:     
Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen – “Logan” (WINNER)
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton – “The Voice”
Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery – “Get Out”
Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield – “Atlanta”
Josh Gad and Luke Evans – “Beauty and the Beast”
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg – “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”

Best American story:
“Blackish” (WINNER)
“Fresh Off the Boat”
“Jane the Virgin”
“Moonlight”
“Transparent”

Best fight against the system:
“Hidden Figures” (WINNER)
“Get Out”
“Loving”
“Luke Cage”
“Mr. Robot”

Trending:
“Run The World (Girls)” Channing Tatum and Beyonce – “Lip Sync Battle” (WINNER)
“Sean Spicer Press Conference” feat. Melissa McCarthy – “Saturday Night Live”
“Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke” – “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
“Cash Me Outside How Bout Dat” – “Dr. Phil”
“Wheel of Musical Impressions with Demi Lovato” – “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Winona Ryder’s Winning SAG Awards Reaction – 23rd Annual SAG Awards

Best musical moment:
“You’re the One That I Want” – Ensemble – “Grease: Live” (WINNER)
“Beauty and the Beast” – Ariana Grande and John Legend –”Beauty and the Beast”
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake – “Trolls”
“How Far I’ll Go” – Auli’i Cravalho – “Moana”
“City of Stars” – Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone – “La La Land”
“You Can’t Stop” The Beat – Ensemble – “Hairspray Live!”
“Be That As It May” – Herizen Guardiola – “The Get Down”

House of Wynter: Swedish Inspired Design

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Who doesn’t love the simplicity, utility, and beauty of a Swedish interior? Their understated elegance is what appeals most. Somehow when you pare everything back to the bare essentials, it feels warmer, purer, and more honest. The Swedish minimal aesthetic is beloved worldwide, and for good reason—it’s the LBD of interiors, after all.

Clean lines, muted palettes, and clever craftsmanship seem simple enough, but put them all together and you have a powerful combination. So how easy is it to achieve this simplified look? Stockholm-based freelance art director and interior photographer Sara Medina shares her tips below.

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