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Stylist Kate Young with a Rimowa suitcase, in which she packs a fashion first-aid kit for any event she attends.

Seasoned stylist Kate Young never arrives at any event unprepared. Whether it’s the red carpet, a shoot, or a press function, she always brings a strategically packed Rimowa suitcase (or, if sending a client to an event on her own, prepares one for her) that doubles as a fashion first-aid kit. On the seventh episode of Hello Fashion, created with The Slowdown, Young shares some of the essentials she places inside every travel bag, along with insider tips and tricks.

Young devotes one side of the suitcase to “hardware,” including black matte safety pins, dressmaker measuring tape, a sewing kit, and a leather hole punch, the latter of which she uses to add extra openings in belts and shoes. “People often like to wear their shoe straps a little tighter so they feel secure, especially if they have to walk across a stage,” Young says. Other items are less expected, such as double-sided tape, originally created for men’s toupees, that can solve last-minute tailoring needs in a snap; and CBD lotion from Lord Jones, which Young recommends for soothing sore feet wedged into high heels. She also always brings a sweater stone from The Laundress. “It takes any pilling off of a knit,” Young says of the device, noting that she often works with samples that have traveled through multiple hands. “Plus it’s lightweight, so it’s easy to pack.”

The other side of the suitcase holds soft goods—body-shaping garments that add, support, and accentuate a client’s curves. Among them: a stick-on NuBra that Young says provides a “little bit of lift” and “togetherness,” individually boxed Commando thongs, a Cosabella corset, and Wolford bodysuits in both white and black, which Young uses when she wants to achieve the look of a T-shirt under a jacket. “You don’t have to worry about it coming untucked or buckling,” she says. “And the fabric is really dense and matte, so you don’t get that shine across the front.”

Near the end of the episode, Young reveals her most surprising essential. “One of the things I do that’s a little unconventional is padding bodies,” she says, holding up a pair of black butt-padded panties. “I learned this from a costume designer: Sometimes, the way to make areas of the body look smaller is to make other areas look bigger.” She’ll often remove the pads from the underwear and sew them into an evening gown, or tuck them into a Skims bodysuit, to enhance a small-framed client’s hips. “Everybody remembers when they used to tell people to wear shoulder pads to make their waists look smaller,” Young continues. “This is the same thing.”

Watch new and previous episodes of Kate Young’sYouTube show Hello Fashion at youtube.com/kateyoung.

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“The news has gotten even faster, and more and more I find myself reading headlines, and then opinions about the headlinEsquire, where he worked on features and fiction for more than a decade. “It feels like you can never actually catch up, or eveThe Chronicles of Now, which commissions authors to produce short pieces of fiction about a timely news topic worth digesting further. Roxane

Willi Smith looking into the camera, his hand on a model with a red bathing suit, facing away.

“I don’t design clothes for the Queen, but for the people who wave at her as she goes by,” the late designer Willi Smith“Willi Smith: Street Couture,” curated by Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, opens next week (and will be on view through Oct. 25) at the Cooper Hewitt, SmKim Hastreiter.

Shantell Martin's book, Wonder.

With a chunky marker in hand, artist and illustrator Shantell Martin is widely known for the distinctive black-and-white line drawings she creates in meditative, stream-of-consciousness grLines (Heni Publishing)—with texts from Katharine Stout and Hans Ulrich Obrist—was more of an undertaking than she’d imagined. While the book’sthe @slowdown.tv Instagram—seeing her works printed and bound offers a satisfying second.

A blue, brown, and translucent sculpture by Neri Oxman.

As the founder and director of MIT’s Mediated Matter group, the Israeli-American designer and futurist Neri Oxman is pioEp. 16 of our Time Sensitive podcast, “The Biological Age is an age where we have disassociated ourselves from physical materials as the single defining ele

A map of the world with red dots and forms drawn over it.

Dutch architect, urbanist, and theorist Rem Koolhaas is the rare figure whose outsize influence is evidenced in cities a“Countryside, The Future” (on view from Feb. 20–Aug. 14) would seem to be a departure from the architect’s career-long focus on cities, an irony

A painting of a woman composed of blocks of color.

Explorations of black culture and identity in America figure prominently in the work of artist Derrick Adams, whose dive“Transformers,” at Luxembourg & Dayan’s London gallery (on view through April 4), Adams shares new large-scale works from his “Beauty W,” at Frieze Los Angeles next weekend, and his solo exhibition “Buoyant” opens March 7 at the Hudson River Museum in New York. Adams’s work seems to be everywhere these days—we even noticed ona recent New York Times portrait taken at Roc Nation’s Los Angeles offices.

Illustrations of various Los Angeles landmark buildings.

What Los Angeles lacks in density, it delivers in latitude: miles of freeway and a stunning array of neighborhoods, eachPurple editor-at-large Emilien Crespo, a veritable bon vivant, French expat, and Angeleno of more than 10 years. “It’s a toughSoul of Los Angeles (Jonglez Publishing), Crespo shares a list of 30 adventures (chosen from 1,000) for locals and visitors alike in his adLos Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize–winning food critic, and Sqirl’s Jessica Koslow. There’s even a gem to be found in the tourist trap of Hollywood, at the historic Musso and Frank’s Gr

A building designed by MASS Design Group.

“Architecture is not agnostic about ethics,” writes Michael Murphy, founding principal and executive director of MASS Design Group. “As with art, the political is inherent in architectural choices. Architecture points forward, it must consider the enJustice Is Beauty (Monacelli Press), gathers work from its first 10 years of practice, taking stock of the progressive and public-facing

Three people underneath an Olafur Elaisson video installation.

A fascination with science and nature defines the many avenues of creative work by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Elaiss“Symbiotic Seeing,” on view through March 22 at Kunsthaus Zurich, Eliasson once again urges us to be aware of our place in the world, highl

Omar Sosa reclining on a brightly colored couch in his brightly colored Friedman Benda show.

Omar Sosa, creative director and cofounder of the influential interiors magazine Apartamento, tells us about his first curatorial effort, “Comfort,” a group show of unconventional and provocative art and design works—which range from a wonky Ettore Sottsass bookshelf, to a Bless-designed hammock made of pillows, to a toilet-sink hybrid by Guillermo Santoma—on view through Feb. 15 at N

A doughnut-shaped stone Noguchi sculpture on a plinth.

The lasting legacy of the late Japanese-American artist and designer Isamu Noguchi can be seen everywhere in popular culto the point of parody). These are but mere skims on the surface of a vast and rigorous body of work that included playgrounds, landscapes, pla comprehensive archive and expanded catalog raisonné of his life and work. (Full disclosure: this newsletter’s editor is on the museum’s board.)

Editions of animal photos on Andrew Zuckerman's website.

Capturing the exquisite beauty of the natural world—flora and fauna, various walks of humankind, animals (or, more correcreatures), the cosmos, much of it photographed in arresting and hyperreal detail—is a signature of the photography work of The Snew online store of limited-edition prints and works. Though his subjects may come directly from a natural order, his strikingly rigorous compositions are the result of a s

The covers of four new books on the climate crisis.

We read to grow our perspectives—and in the time of Twitter, long reads allow us to crucially step back from the sea of climate emergency, a term that Oxford Dictionaries has just declared its Word of the Year (other considerations on the shortlist, all perThe Guardian, which, earlier this year, drafted changes to its style guide and deemed the term “climate change” too benign—and inaccurate—for the scope of urgency and danger at hand. Language sh

A plush Mathieu Lehanneur sculpture.

The French designer Mathieu Lehanneur is known for creating both artful furniture and lighting as well as electronics, with a rare technical craftsmanship thSalon Art + Design fair, on view through Nov. 18 at the Park Avenue Armory, Lehanneur responded to the history of the building itself—a la

The Apollo Theater's neon marquee.

One commonality shared by Michael Jackson, B.B. King, Diana Ross, and James Brown: They all did their thing at the ApollThe Apollo, a new documentary about the historic epicenter of black cultural production, community-making, and artistic expression

A photograph of a woman in a bright red dress on the beach.

Last year’s September issue of Vogue was a particularly monumental addition to the pop-culture canon. Not on account of its cover star, Beyoncé, who’d frontVogue cover commission. As Beyoncé put it in the pages of that issue, “If people in powerful positions continue to hire and caacquired by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

Purple aurora borealis in a Teresita Fernández piece.

The large-scale sculptures, installations, and mixed-media works of artist Teresita Fernández center around landscapes—bEp. 5 of our Time Sensitive podcast. “I really think of myself as Cuban, even though I’m Cuban American. There’s a kind of displacement, a sense ofshakkei, the Japanese garden design principle of bringing a “borrowed landscape” into a composition. “The garden has, in all cu