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October Trends: Power Pieces

Monday, October 10, 2016

For our October Power issue, we’re celebrating powerful items and trends that you can incorporate into your daily life.



Give yourself a power boost during the middle of the day with artisan-made Sattva Vida treats. The 100 percent vegan, 100 percent gluten-free snacks are good for the body, soul and taste buds! Founded by Karen Lauterstein, the company, whose name translates to Pure Life!, uses pure, simple ingredients like nuts, dates, seeds and coconuts to pack each morsel with fiber, protein and nutrients. Find the treats across the greater New York City area, including at Citarella.

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This October, empower others while empowering yourself. For every sale of their Warrior One Breast Cancer Awareness Capri, Vimmia will donate 20 percent to breast cancer research and treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The pink and gray midlength capris are perfect for powering yourself through your fall workouts, with a lightweight, high-performance compression and a sleek feel. They also provide optimal comfort, with four-way stretch for freedom of movement.

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How are you supposed to rule the world without a powerful desk to sit behind? Check out the PEGASO Desk with an openable compartment by Turri, which specializes in handcrafted Italian luxury furniture. The Art Deco desk has a wooden structure with a hand-decorated, gloss polyester finish. Inside the door is leather application. The desk is the perfect place to relax on cool autumn nights, as you sip a glass of red wine and brainstorm your next move. 

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Credit: Alexis Theodoracopulos
Credit: Alexis Theodoracopulos

What better way to celebrate the start of a new season than with a piece from a new fashion line? Designer Eleanor Balfour has recently launched her eponymous brand, a labor of love after working under the tutelage of Oscar de la Renta.

“I love traveling and really look to the local architecture and color palettes when I’m walking around a new town,” says Balfour of her inspiration for her collections, which she showcased at a Moda Operandi trunk show in September. “That probably informs the general feel more than anything. For each individual style, I’m always designing with a particular girl in mind: what would she wear? All the designs are named after someone I know.”

Balfour is a direct descendant of Arthur James Balfour, the 1st Earl of Balfour and architect of the 1917 Balfour Declaration. But her style aesthetic comes from her mother’s side, and particularly grandmother Countess Gabrielle Goëss. “She collected some amazing clothes in her life,” says Balfour. The two share a love of Yves Saint Laurent.

Balfour studied art and design at Central Saint Martins college in London, and fashion design at Parsons in Manhattan. In addition to working with Oscar de la Renta, Balfour worked for Stephanie von Watzdorf at her label Figue. “Eventually, I took the plunge and started on my own,” says Balfour. The collection kicks off with Resort 2017. Preorders are being accepted via Moda Operandi; Balfour has just started to work on pre-fall, which will be launching in February in time for New York and Paris Fashion Weeks.

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Who Runs ABT? Girls!

ABT kicks off fall season

On The Avenue

Our Night at the Opera

Celebrating Marc Chagall, who is not a Marx Brother


All’s Fair at TEFAF Opening

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering raised funds as a glamorous art fair returned to New York.

by Debbie BancroftPhotographed by Griffin Lipson and Hunter Abrams/