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  • NAME Mimi Lombardo
  • BIO Mimi Lombardo is an editor, content provider and lover of beautiful things places, and experiences.

Articles By Mimi Lombardo

6 “New York State of Mind” Gifts

With the world becoming increasingly homogenized, it's always a treat to take home something from your travels that you can only get in a particular place—especially during the gift giving season. Read More

Get Your Om On: Yoga Clothes for Men

Stephen Watson knows men's fashion. As Vogue Men's fashion editor for 16 years he's seen the height of what the men's industry has to offer and worked with Grace Coddington as well as Steven Meisel. As a freelance consultant for the luxury men's brand Hamilton, he honed and styled the collection for the dapper CEO. He is one of New York's top menswear experts. But when it came to yoga he felt frustrated by the lack of men's yoga gear while practicing. So he embarked on creating a line of yoga gear for men— simple, performance pieces for "hot yoga" that hit the right note for men. If you're into broga then Moonandson is a must. Below are his tips that will help you in your practice. Ommm. Read More

See Wearable-Art Handbags from Yara Bashoor

Lux-ladies listen up! Take those boring logo emblazoned handbags and send them to the storage unit. It's time for an individual approach to your look. The fledgling brand, Yara Bashoor is teaming up contemporary artists to create one-of-a-kind portable works of art—you can't get more original than that. Read More

Accessory Designer Rafe’s NYC Secrets

Rafe' Totengco came to the Big Apple from the Philippines and soon after started his eponyomously named handbag and accessory collection in 1997 (Rafe New York). Since that time he has recieved numerious accolades from the fashion industry and in 2010 was named creative director of Nine West Group, overseeing their massive business. His mother-of-pearl minaudieres, (from Rafe' New York) with emblazened cheeky words, are a favorite of celebrities. Rafe' is a world traveler and adores exploring global cultures and although his childhood roots are in the Phillipines he is a tried and true New Yorker. Below are his favorite spots in gotham. Read More