Candace Bushnell: 'There are so many conflicting messages on how to behave when you’re in your teens and 20s.' Photograph: Brian Ach/Getty Images

Candace Bushnell is known the world over for many things: as the “real life” Carrie Bradshaw and author of Sex & The City; the natural stylistic s(...)

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The Manhattan skyline  at dusk. Photograph: Craig Warga/Bloomberg

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How long does it take to become a New Yorker? About eight years, according to Carrie Bradshaw in the TV series Sex in the City. Having served her appr(...)

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