Maxine Wally

Maxine Wally likes learning about the following: space travel, trees' root networks and how to cook all kinds of soup. Born and raised in Oakland, Calif., she graduated from Berkeley High School and went on to study literary journalism at UC Irvine. In 2012, she moved to New York for some brief stints at local newspapers and aggregation web sites — in addition to freelance writing for Complex, The Fader, Esquire and more. Maxine started out as a copy editor at Women's Wear in 2014, then moved to the Eye desk to write about arts and culture three and a half years later. She asks a lot of questions.

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WWD's 2019 Superlatives


WWD’s Superlatives 2019

Who is this year’s Best Instagram Boyfriend, Biggest Flirt and Best Couple? You’ve come to the right place.

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Holiday cocktails


9 Holiday Cocktail Recipes From NYC’s Best New — and Classic — Restaurants

Re-create drinks from The Polo Bar, Minetta Tavern, King and more.

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Celebrities discuss their holiday plans.


Asked & Answered: How Celebs and Designers Are Spending Their Holidays

“I like to start out my New Year in New York. It makes me feel better about the year.” 

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 16: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks onstage at the Fourth Annual Berggruen Prize Gala celebrating 2019 Laureate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg In New York City on December 16, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Berggruen Institute )


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks President Trump Impeachment, Women’s Rights

“The president is not a lawyer. He’s not law-trained.”

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Inside 232 Bleecker restaurant


Chef Suzanne Cupps Strikes Out on Her Own at 232 Bleecker

The former Gramercy Tavern and Untitled chef has collaborated with Dig Food Group for a whole new beginning.

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Olivia Palermo, Johannes Huebl


A Collision of Generations at the New York Botanical Garden’s Winter Wonderland Ball

This year’s mood was more youthful than ever — but there was still a constituency of legacy mainstays.

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Sienna Miller


Five Minutes With Sienna Miller

The actress discussed starting a production company and more at a special screening for her movie “American Woman.”

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Inside Omar's and La Boîte


How Omar Hernandez Will Connect New Yorkers at a Members-Only Dining Club

“For a bit, we got complacent with the idea of packaging people and putting them in different places.”

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Halston Sage


Roger Vivier’s Lavish Holiday Dinner to End All Other Holiday Dinners

“After this, I think my actual Christmas is going to be a letdown.” 

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Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio at the Premiere of Sony Pictures' "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" at the TCL Chinese Theatre.Sony Pictures 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' film premiere, Arrivals, TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA, USA - 22 July 2019


SAG Awards Nominees 2019: See the Full List Here

This particularly pugnacious awards season continues.

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Fashion Scoops

Chanel Unveils Holiday Destination With AR Installation at The Standard Hotel

The experiential space will be open for just four days.

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'Hustlers' Costume Designer Mitchell Travers


‘Hustlers,’ ‘Queen & Slim’ Costume Designers Top Nominee List for CDGA Awards

Mitchell Travers, Ruth E. Carter and Shiona Turini could win big at the awards ceremony.

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Le Crocodile Wythe Hotel tablescape


What Do People Want From Hospitality and Nightlife Today?

Jon Neidich hopes his new restaurant Le Crocodile, opening in Brooklyn’s Wythe hotel today, checks all the boxes.

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Jennifer Lopez


Jennifer Lopez, ‘Marriage Story’ and Netflix Get Major Shine at Gotham Awards

The film cleaned up; the streaming and production service was well-represented in the room — and J. Lo is J. Lo.

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Fashion Scoops

Iggy Pop Rumored to Perform at Harmony Korine, Gucci and Snap Inc. Art Basel Party

The event on Wednesday night in Miami will feature a movie created by Harmony Korine — filmed in its entirety using Snap’s Spectacles 3.

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Justin Bieber in the Balenciaga campaign.


Justin Bieber Is Balenciaga's Latest Campaign Star

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