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Tory Hoen

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Tory Hoen is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She spent five years as the Creative Director of Brand at MM.LaFleur (where she founded The M Dash!) and has written for New York Magazine, Fortune, Bon Appétit, and Condé Nast Traveler. She loves doughnuts and inter-species friendships.

How to Wear Navy and Black Together: 5 Chic Looks for Work

February 17, 2019

How to Wear Navy and Black Together: 5 Chic Looks for Work

A controversial color combo gets a 2020 makeover.

7 Insights from Gretchen Rubin on Cultivating Happiness in Uncertain Times

May 29, 2020

7 Insights from Gretchen Rubin on Cultivating Happiness in Uncertain Times

Feeling unhappy? Happy? Anxious? Numb? An expert helps us make sense of it all.

6 Vacation-Worthy Summer Outfits That Will Transport You Wherever You Want to Go

May 22, 2020

6 Vacation-Worthy Summer Outfits That Will Transport You Wherever You Want to Go

International travel may not be feasible this summer, but you can still channel those vacation vibes.

The 60-Minute Closet Edit with NEAT Method

May 15, 2020

The 60-Minute Closet Edit with NEAT Method

One way to clear your mind? Clean out your closet! We asked the experts at NEAT Method to help us edit our wardrobes in easy 60-minute increments. Here’s how it’s done.

My One-Color Summer Uniform (in 6 Easy Pieces)

May 15, 2020

My One-Color Summer Uniform (in 6 Easy Pieces)

This season, I’m keeping my look simple by limiting it to one color—white—and layering in tones like ivory, cream, and bone. Here’s how it’s done.

5 Inspiring Women on Lessons from Their Mothers

May 08, 2020

5 Inspiring Women on Lessons from Their Mothers

Cecile Richards, Anna Quindlen, Maaza Mengiste, and other trailblazing women on the lessons they learned from their mothers.

WFH Diary: Davina Ogilvie on Juggling Entrepreneurship and New-Motherhood

May 08, 2020

WFH Diary: Davina Ogilvie on Juggling Entrepreneurship and New-Motherhood

As a new mom and the founder of Wovn Home, Davina Ogilvie invites us into her quarantine (virtually, of course) to show us how she’s juggling it all.

Padma Lakshmi Is on a Mission to Tell the Truth

May 01, 2020

Padma Lakshmi Is on a Mission to Tell the Truth

With her new show, “Taste the Nation” (coming June 19 on Hulu), Padma Lakshmi challenges us to think in a more nuanced way about the diverse cuisines—and the immigrant communities—that give the United States its authentic flavor.

Miyako’s Mood Board: How Our Creative Director Works from Home

May 01, 2020

Miyako’s Mood Board: How Our Creative Director Works from Home

Miyako Nakamura, M.M.LaFleur’s Creative Director, shares her WFH rhythms and rituals, which involve brioche, British magazines, and learning to love virtual fittings.

My 7-Piece Quarantine Uniform

May 01, 2020

My 7-Piece Quarantine Uniform

Working from home means only wearing the pieces you really love—and then wearing them again. And again.

Summer Preview: Nyjerah’s Top Picks by Color

April 24, 2020

Summer Preview: Nyjerah’s Top Picks by Color

Time for some color therapy! Here, our Brand Stylist, Nyjerah, breaks down our new Summer Preview collection by hue.

The WFH Diaries: 5 Creatives Share Their Quarantine Routines

April 17, 2020

The WFH Diaries: 5 Creatives Share Their Quarantine Routines

Self-isolation is an exercise in creativity. Below, five of our team members let us in on their work-from-home routines—outfits, snacks, naps, pets, and all.

The “Work-From-Homeschooling” Phenomenon: 6 Moms on How They’re Coping & What They’re Wearing

April 10, 2020

The “Work-From-Homeschooling” Phenomenon: 6 Moms on How They’re Coping & What They’re Wearing

As the world goes into self-isolation, many women are suddenly doing their full-time jobs (from home) while trying to homeschool their kids. It’s a lot, to say the least.

The Rocket Years: Author Liz Segran on How Your Twenties Launch Your Life

April 10, 2020

The Rocket Years: Author Liz Segran on How Your Twenties Launch Your Life

Why our twenties are so crucial for career-building—and how we can benefit from that decade’s lessons at any age.

How to Dress for Various Self-Isolation Scenarios

April 03, 2020

How to Dress for Various Self-Isolation Scenarios

Virtual first dates. All-company Zooms. Panic-baking sessions. Self-isolation has given rise to many scenarios we never saw coming. Here’s how we’re dressing for them.

On the Front Lines with News Producer Kate Eby

April 03, 2020

On the Front Lines with News Producer Kate Eby

In our new series, we’re profiling women who are on the front lines of the fight to understand and contain the coronavirus. This week, we caught up with Emmy Award winner Kate Eby, who produces the 6pm newscast at ABC-7 in San Francisco.

A Rainbow of Mood-Boosting Looks from Our Sale

March 28, 2020

A Rainbow of Mood-Boosting Looks from Our Sale

We all need a little lift right now, so our stylist Nyjerah organized her favorite on-sale pieces into colorful mood boards. Ready for some tangerine? Blueberry? Saffron? Lichen? Pinot? Shop the rainbow here—or just indulge in a little color therapy.

On the Front Lines with Epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo

March 27, 2020

On the Front Lines with Epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo

We caught up with Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo, whose work is at the center of our fight to understand and contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Ways to Stay Calm and Sane While You Hunker Down at Home

March 20, 2020

Ways to Stay Calm and Sane While You Hunker Down at Home

Coronavirus has thrust us into uncharted territory. As we settle into our homes for an uncertain amount of time, we all need ways to stay calm, connected, purposeful, and joyful.

10 Cozy Pieces to Wear When Working from Home

March 20, 2020

10 Cozy Pieces to Wear When Working from Home

As working from home becomes the new normal (for now), we’re adopting a uniform of cozy-but-professional pieces.

10 Tips for Successful Telecommuting

March 13, 2020

10 Tips for Successful Telecommuting

If the threat of COVID-19 has you working from home, you’re not alone. Here’s how to stay productive while practicing “social distancing.”

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