The Vogue-iest Parts of the September 2013 Issue of Vogue

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“Emma Bloomberg, the foundation’s 34-year-old chief of staff, stands poised and seemingly unflappable in discreet jewels and one of the quietly elegant sleeveless sheath dresses she favors (the better to show her impressively CrossFit-toned arms).”

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“Spritz, dab, splash, roll. There are only so many ways to apply a fragrance – or so we thought.”

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“’Emma and Chris are very discerning about the folks that are allowed into their circle, and they’ve put together a very curated group of friends that’s like one big family,’ says Anton”

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“’I live on three island: Manhattan, one off the coast of Maine, and Key West,’ she says – each of which she fills with much-beloved botanical watercolors by Gertrude Hamilton, antique sailors’ valentines, and all manner of things Victorian.”

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“Next time a foodie friend takes out their phone at the dinner table, they may be doing more than sharing a picture of quinoa salad or tuna tartare.”

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“My two daughters – Ursula, six, and Tess, three – had been asked to follow Caro up the aisle, along with eight other children, on the most important day of her life. It was an honor I had been wondering if they would live up to since last summer, when the request first came.”

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“But before envying the supermodel for both her otherworldy beauty and her virtue, know that she’s also real. Sure she may want her family to go packaging-free for a week, ‘but I’m not going to be psycho mom telling Auden he can’t have a Clif Bar’ she says.”

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[On selfies]: “The (semi-) spontaneous snapshots one takes of oneself to display an enviable updo, the most luscious lip color, a bejeweled ear cuff, new shoes.”

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“There was something delicious about arriving in my suite at the historic Hotel Sacher in the center of Vienna this past July, a few days before the wedding of Caroline Sieber and Fritz von Westenholz. Not only was my room upholstered in pink and dripping in chandeliers – paradise! But a tempting slice of Sacher torte had been put on the table for me.”

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“The first weekend my mother saw my icy-white FuelBand, she told me it was ugly and that it looked like a medical bracelet on someone too young to be wearing one.”

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“The food – asparagus to start and rare beef to follow – was served on blue-and-white Herend china ordered in from Germany (there wasn’t enough of it in Austria).”

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“Oh, the glorious extra time! Enough to book a ticket to Barcelona or take a power nap.”

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“Emma loves fashion,” her friend Lizzie Wolff, a Vanity Fair publicist, says, “but I remember being at a wedding with her where she was wearing some fabulous dress. I asked her who made it, and she said, ‘It’s Rent the Runway.” I thought that was hilarious.”

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“Invitations were handed out very late and very exclusively, so I was surprised to see how many guests actually appeared at the local pub in Hohenberg, situated on the rolling estate of our two aunts, the sisters Tony and Daisy.”

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“As boys brought up with a certain worldly sophistication – our father was an American diplomat, and we grew up in Europe and Morocco – my brother and I called her ‘Nonina,’ the Italian diminutive for ‘Grandma.'”

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“Inside was a long list of names – the guest list for the weekend. Oh – the Andres Santo Domingos were here. Heaven. Pippa Middleton was coming. The Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley, and designers Erdem Moralioglu and Christopher Kane were expected. […] The guest list was just the first indication that perfection would be the only option at their wedding.”

FIN

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