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GUINEA PIG OF LOVE: THE RELATIONSHIP REVELATION

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GUINEA PIG OF LOVE: THE RELATIONSHIP REVELATION
ELLE
JUNE 18, 2012
BY JULIA ALLISON

I’m 31.  I’ve just moved to Los Angeles from a 422-square foot studio in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen.  And despite spending seven out of the last ten years writing about dating, I’m single. I’ve been tottering on the verge of a not-quite-full-blown anxiety attack for the past few years, staving it off with post-breakup ashram visits (upstate New York, not India), somewhat useful attempts at alternative therapy (ask me about the guy who took me through a weekend of “energy work” and Tony [read more...]

Carrie’d away! A warning to a new generation of women – don’t let ‘Sex and the City’ ruin your life

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CARRIE’D AWAY! A WARNING TO A NEW GENERATION OF WOMEN – DON’T LET ‘SEX AND THE CITY’ RUIN YOUR LIFE!
THE NEW YORK POST 
MARCH 11, 2012
BY JULIA ALLISON & JULIA PRICE

Martinis. Manolo Blahniks. Fabulous Park Avenue apartments and, of course, the word “fabulous” itself. HBO’s six-season run of “Sex and the City” had women moving to Manhattan with visions of finding their own Mr. Big, a brunch-happy power foursome of girlfriends, a career that lands them on the VIP [read more...]

LOVE/HATE FASHION WEEK: My TAKE ON REBECCA TAYLOR

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LOVE/HATE FASHION WEEK: MY TAKE ON REBECCA TAYLOR’S FALL/WINTER 2012 COLLECTION
THE GLOSS
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
BY JULIA ALLISON

Let’s go back, back to Friday, the second day of New York Fashion Week, and to the Rebeccas. Rebecca Taylor and Rebecca Minkoff were positioned strategically back to back in the 2pm/3pm time slots to confuse any particularly dense fourists (fashionista-tourists, remember? This term will catch on, mark my words. I will make fetch happen!)

Though she is typically known for her feminine, flirty frocks (which is why she’s one of my perenial favorites), this season Taylor veered off course, [read more...]

LOVE/HATE FASHION WEEK: WHY I KEEP GOING BACK

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LOVE/HATE FASHION WEEK: WHY I KEEP GOING BACK FOR MORE
THE GLOSS
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
BY JULIA ALLISON

Fashion Week, oh fashion week, how I adore slash abhor you.  It’s not your fault, per se.  You are what you are: a teeming mess of ego and art, of waiting and judging and pushing and shoving while being deprived of food and water for ten hours all to watch 12-14 minutes of (sometimes) pure sartorial genius and (sometimes) absolute nonsensical crap that even 2% body fat can’t make [read more...]

PUBLICIST LARA SHIFFMAN IS CHICAGO’S CUPID

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PUBLICIST LARA SHIFFMAN IS CHICAGO’S CUPID
MICHIGAN AVENUE MAGAZINE
FEBRUARY 2012
BY JULIA ALLISON

Lara Shiffman is the most successful Chicago matchmaker you can’t hire.  With dozens of relationships, five marriages and eleven (11!) babies to her credit, Shiffman’s matches are the stuff of legend, fairy tale – or at least a very profitable business.  The irony?  She’s not even a professional.

“My whole life I’ve introduced people, both in business and socially,” says the irrepressible blonde, who runs the strategic consulting firm JKLS PR, with her business partner, Jill Katz (who met her husband through [read more...]

ELLE PARTY COVERAGE: JESSICA BIEL DINNER

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ELLE TOASTS COVER GIRL JESSICA BIEL
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NOVEMBER 18, 2011
BY JULIA ALLISON

December ELLE cover girl Jessica Biel glowed Tuesday evening at an intimate Chateau Marmont dinner celebration hosted by ELLE’s Joe Zee and TOD’S Signature collection.

“We wanted something different, something more intimate,” said TOD’S Sarika Rastogi of the chic soirée.  “A small sit down dinner.  The Chateau’s just really hip and classic; it’s always a cool vibe. There’s just so much history here!”

“We shot Jess my very first cover of ELLE in June of 2007, so this is a reunion of [read more...]

The National Magazine Awards

Click here to read my coverage of ASME’s 2007 National Magazine Awards.

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Click here to read my coverage of the 2007 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

The New York Observer Party

Click here to read my coverage of the Four Seasons media party double header - the CNN shindig for Larry King’s 50th Anniversary on air and The New York Observer celebration for the relaunch of their tabloid format and new website.

Book Party for Dana Vachon’s Mergers & Acquisitions

Click here to read my coverage of the New York book party for Dana Vachon’s Mergers & Acquisitions.