Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Remember how Cher Horowitz in Clueless gets a sense of peace and control in a chaotic world from shopping at The Galleria? That’s how I feel sometimes when putting together a good gift guide. So many dreams and wishes about to be fulfilled. Or at least fantasized about, which is still a great escape, and who doesn’t need that pretty much all day every day these days… Above, Chloe Gosselin spring 2018 shoes, pre-order now and get them in January. More goodies below… Happy Holidays! Here’s praying for impeachment any day now… wouldn’t that be the best gift of all? Continue reading

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Anatomy

I directed, shot and co-wrote (with the lead actress, Taylor Foster) a new short film earlier this year. Since Sundance is around the corner, I thought now was as good a time as any to share it. They announced the feature films selected today, which this year included a few very talented friends, who I am thrilled for. The official synopsis and the film itself (running time 10 minutes) are below. Continue reading

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Best Blow Out in the East Village

Great news NYC: there’s a hidden gem at 208 East 7th Street between Avenues B & C that has $25 blow outs which will (sorry in advance for the blatant beauty pun) blow you away. Owner Rose, who opened the much needed beauty salvation spot, Perfection Beauty Salon (646-454-9827) five years ago, not only does a badass hair do but also takes appointments and is open Sundays (*ladies of the LES know this is not always the case and we are grateful when it is). I’m torn on spreading the word because, you know, I’m a selfish beauty addict who always wants an appointment when I want it but I also want to spread the love and good beauty vibes. Enjoy xx Photo Credits: hair above is by Kelli Christine, my favorite West Coast hair daze babe, makeup Elie Maalouf, photography & styling me.

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Pussy Riot, Police State

I think it can be hard for Americans born and bred in the US to imagine what real propaganda and a police state look like so let those of us born and bred in police states tell you: it looks a lot like what that orange piece of shit is trying to do to America right now. Ignorance breeds not only hate but real consequences. Journalism, free media, the right to protest and speak out are all part of the beautiful American way, which is why so many of us emigrated here. My mom and I experienced first hand what life is like living in a totalitarian regime. If you are curious, read Lev Golinkin’s incredible memoir, “A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Creates of Vodak,” which I just read (and LOVED!!!). It reflects the experience of a lot of Russian Jewish refugees who came to the US in the late 70’s and 80’s. Including my whole family. In the meantime, watch Pussy Riot’s new music video for “Police State,” released today. Chloe Savigny makes an appearance as well. Continue reading

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Hit So Hard by Patty Schemel

Patty Schemel’s book, “Hit So Hard,” just came out and arrived in the mail Tuesday night and I can’t put it down. She is the legendary drummer of Hole, who I felt like I had known a million punk years when we met the summer of 2016, when we volunteered at Rock n Roll Camp for Girls. She and I got to wax nostalgic about old punk rock days, the summer when Dave Grohl left Scream and joined Nirvana in 1990, and everything in the world changed. Years of nostalgia, hope, pain and glory… It’s a beautiful honest book, same as Patty herself. She is amazing. Thank you for sharing!xx

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Elie Tahari Spring 2018 Video #1

Shot, directed and edited by me, music by The Blaze, track is “Territory,” which I am completely addicted to. Watch below. Continue reading

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Preview…

Preview of another ad campaign I photographed & styled, coming out next year… Continue reading

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Peaches in LA

Peaches is playing The Standard DTLA Friday October 27th! LA, I am so jealous! Continue reading

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New Photo & Video Shoots, 2017

Small glimpse above from one of my new advertising shoots I photographed. A lot of new work to share from the past few months: photos, videos, and a short film, written, shot and directed by me (the first narrative short I’ve done in 20 years! Will post soon…) Photos and videos from an Elie Tahari Spring 2018 lookbook I shot, styled and art directed in September, below. More soon… Continue reading

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New Releases, September 2017

So much great music out this month as well as a new film, Woodshock, the directorial debut of Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte fame, starring Kirsten Dunst and behind the scenes photography by Nan Goldin. The film, as well as Cut Copy’s latest addictive release Haiku From Zero, both come out today. You can purchase the new album here and see Cut Copy play November 10th at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles & November 24th At NYC’s Terminal 5. Woodshock is playing at The Angelika in NYC. Also new releases from Fischerspooner today with killer remixes of “Have Fun Tonight,” off their new album Sir coming in early 2018. Their first show in eight years will be at New York’s Brooklyn Steel October 27th. Lights, whose melancholy dance tracks I got hooked on a few years ago, releases her new album Skin & Earth worldwide today as well. It is literally raining great music today. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart released their new album, The Echo of Pleasure, this week as well. If you haven’t pre-ordered the digital release yet, you can get the whole shebang here. The Head and The Heart are on tour, and released a cover of “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” today. Watch the Woodshock trailer below. Continue reading

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