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Kelsie Schrader

Managing Editor, the Strategist

Kelsie Schrader is the managing editor at the Strategist. She also conducts interviews for “The Look Book.”

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    The Look Book Goes to the Best Baguette in New York CompetitionBread lovers turned out to vote for bakeries like Frenchette and Mille-Feuille in the final round of the contest hosted by French Morning.
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    The Look Book Goes to a New York Rangers GameDuring a recent winning game against the New Jersey Devils, we talked to Blueshirts fans about their favorite team.
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    The Look Book Goes to Zibby Owens’s Book PartyTwo hundred people descended upon her Upper East Side apartment to celebrate the release of her first novel, Blank.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Therapist PartyThe Therapists of New York practice invited the city’s mental-health professionals to celebrate the new book, Patriarchy and Its Discontents.
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    The Look Book Goes to Mohan MatchmakingMore than 1,000 South Asian singles gathered at the Times Square Sheraton for a two-day dating convention.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Dance BattleAs part of the Motion/Matter: Street Dance Festival, the Perelman Performing Arts Center hosted voguers, break-dancers, and waackers, among others.
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    The Lookbook Goes to a Rodeo at Madison Square GardenThe Professional Bull Riders’ Major circuit began with the three-day Monster Energy Buck Off.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Boxing GymWe spoke to early-morning boxers at H.I.I.T. the Deck, a Financial District gym with an unusually dedicated clientele.
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    The Look Book Goes to The Nutcracker at Lincoln CenterKids and grown-ups put on their holiday best to see New York City Ballet’s annual production.
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    The Look Book Goes to an Anime ConventionCosplayers and gamers went all out for Anime NYC’s three-day event at the Javits Center.
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    The Look Book Goes to the New York City MarathonWe stopped sweaty, exhausted, Gatorade-drenched runners at the finish line of the 52nd annual race.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Butt Magazine DinnerIn celebration of its 33rd issue, the magazine hosted a dinner at Raf’s and an after-party at the Eagle.
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    The Look Book Goes to the Central Park Conservancy Fall LuncheonThe Women’s Committee and guests brought in over $325,000 at the annual fundraiser.
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    The Look Book Goes to the Henry Taylor OpeningThe Whitney’s fall preview celebrated “Henry Taylor: B Side” and the work of Nancy Baker Cahill, Harry Smith, and more.
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    The Look Book Goes to the Luar Fashion ShowAt a warehouse in Bushwick, Raul Lopez’s line closed out Fashion Week with a runway presentation, rooftop after-party, and performance by Doechii.
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    The Look Book Goes to the U.S. OpenWe chatted with tennisgoers at the American Express Fan Experience tent.
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    The Look Book Goes to East Hampton Library’s Authors NightMore than 2,000 people showed up at the annual fundraiser to meet everyone from Misty Copeland to Robert Caro.
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    The Look Book Goes to Rock The Bells FestivalSlick Rick, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, and LL Cool J performed at this year’s sold-out concert at Forest Hills Stadium.
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    The Look Book Goes to the Blade Aqua LoungePassengers were on their way to the Hamptons, via helicopter and seaplane, for a long weekend.
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    The Look Book Goes to a West Village Med-SpaAt Ject, clients get everything from Botox and filler to plasma under-eye treatments.
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    The Look Book Goes to Once Upon a One More TimeBritney Spears fans came from all over the country for opening weekend of a play inspired by her music.
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    The Look Book Goes to the Apollo Spring BenefitDiddy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were among those honored at the theater’s annual fundraiser.
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    The Look Book Goes to the Yayoi Kusama OpeningWe stopped by the artist’s new exhibit at David Zwirner gallery.
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    The Look Book Goes to the Rachel Comey Sample SaleWe talked to shoppers on day two.
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    The Look Book Goes to Parsons During FinalsWe talked to students leaving class on one of the last Mondays of the semester.
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    The Look Book Goes to Catherine Lacey’s Book LaunchOn a recent Thursday, the novelist spoke to critic Merve Emre about her new book, Biography of X, at Greenlight Bookstore.
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    The Look Book Goes to Mahjong Night at the Ace HotelOver 300 people RSVP’d for Chop Suey Club’s first event of the year.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Cool-Kid Bowling TournamentNolita Dirtbag, a niche Instagram meme account, played host at the Gutter, where teams representing Noah, Shy’s Burgers, and Sinclair faced off.
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    The Look Book Goes to Housing Works Cannabis CoA Friday afternoon in line at New York City’s first legal recreational-weed dispensary.
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    The Look Book Goes to EMS TrainingThe FDNY’s newest emergency medical technicians gathered for their final day of instruction at Fort Totten.
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    The Look Book Goes to TatianaA recent Wednesday night at chef Kwame Onwuachi’s consistently booked Lincoln Center restaurant.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Samoyed MeetupFor eight years, NYC Samoyeds has arranged regular park gatherings for owners of the cheerful Siberian breed.
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    The Look Book Goes to Julie Macklowe’s Birthday PartyTo celebrate her 45th, the socialite threw a 600-person “Leather and Lingerie” bash at Cipriani’s Club Musica.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Crypto ConferenceAfter enduring a rocky few weeks, enthusiasts gathered at Benzinga’s “Future of Crypto” event to take stock.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Padel ClubWith the opening of Padel Haus, the racquet sport — a cross between tennis and squash — now has a home in Williamsburg.
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    The Look Book Goes to Kathy Hochul’s Election Night PartyThe governor and fellow New York Democrats hosted a crowd of hundreds at Capitale as the midterm results came in.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Democratic-Socialist ConventionIn a church on the Upper East Side, the NYC-DSA recently gathered to decide on its plans for 2023.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Dinner at MoMA PS1For three nights, the popular Bed-Stuy Nigerian restaurant Dept of Culture Brooklyn took up residence at the Queens museum.
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    The Look Book Goes to Gramercy Park Hotel’s Liquidation SaleThose nostalgic for the hotel’s glory days fought over Champagne buckets and beds at its monthlong “everything must go” sale.
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    The Look Book Goes to We Met IRLWe talked to singles at the speed-dating series for people of color, whose tickets tend to sell out minutes after they go live.
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    The Look Book Goes to KCONDevoted fans waited for hours outside Terminal 5 to be among the first to attend the only New York stop on this year’s K-pop-oriented KCON USA Tour.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Roller DiscoOn a recent Sunday evening, professional and fledgling skaters came out for DiscOasis, Central Park’s Nile Rodgers–programmed summer roller rink.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Governors Island SpaOn a recent sweltering Wednesday afternoon, we chatted with visitors to the newly opened QC NY.
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    The Look Book Goes to 500 WeddingsOn a recent weekend, Lincoln Center invited couples whose weddings had been disrupted by the pandemic to renew their vows.
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    What Sam Sanders Can’t Live Without“They are sturdy as fuck, but they’re also cute enough to dress up and wear to do nice things.”
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    71 Summer Shopping TipsAn accumulation of proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist staff.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Greenpoint Climbing GymOn a recent Tuesday night, regulars and day-pass holders alike visited Vital’s 24-hour bouldering gym to climb, work, do yoga, and watch the sunset.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Manhattan Yacht PartyOn a recent Saturday night, guests left Pier 40 for Pure on the Hudson, an annual all-white-outfit-themed dinner cruise and dance party.
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    The Look Book Goes to a WNBA GameOn a recent Sunday at Barclays Center, we spoke to fans moments after the Chicago Sky beat the New York Liberty.
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