Sundance 2015, Ones To Watch

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There is a Winona film screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City this January. Thank God. It is criminal that she doesn’t have a film every year. The full list of films, including Ms. Ryder’s Experimenter, which I am very excited for, below. Ten Thousand Saints is high on my list of anticipation as well and the documentaries are really through the roof this year, though to be fair, they kind of always are but when you see the list it always seems even better than the year before. Above, a still from Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley, screenwriter Nick Hornby, based on the book by Colm Tóibín. The story: “1950s Ireland: Eilis must confront a terrible dilemma — a heartbreaking choice between two men and two countries, between duty and true love.” Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent. There are also a lot of cool shorts screening, including one from an old friend from Bard. Continue reading

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Panda Bear, Boys Latin

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Noah Lennox, a founding member of Animal Collective and fellow Baltimore native, is releasing another solo album as Panda Bear, “Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper,” on January 13, 2015. This track, Boys Latin (the all-boys school rival to Park and McDonogh no doubt), was released onto the world wide web today, much to our delight. It’s an electro-airy track that should lighten and brighten your Monday morning no matter which coast you happen to be pulling your sweater on. There’s a trippy eye candy video to go with it as well, which you can watch below. Continue reading

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Pre Fall 2015 Collections

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Lush colors and prints, rich textures and cool layers coming up for fall. Putting this Nicole Miller collection on my must haves list along with Ulla Johnson, DSquared and DVF, all below. Continue reading

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Gift Guide, Part Two

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So many cute things arriving in my box this week, it’s hard to resist. I love the holidays, not just because its an easy excuse to spoil friends and family but also I really love a good gift guide. Can’t take my eyes off this Tripp leather bag from Lotuff, the color is gorgeous. More fun things below, including a fly fishing kit from Patagonia. Can someone also please send me the man who wants to go glamping and fly fishing this year? Continue reading

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Charli XCX, Sucker

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Charli XCX’s new album Sucker comes out December 15th, you can pre-order it here. They are doing a limited edition vinyl as well.

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Sparkle & Shine for the Holidays

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A little sparkle and shine to accent your holiday looks or wrap up for someone special. DV by Dolce Vita silver heels, Deux Lux mini, Alexander McQueen silver studded clutch, Tiffany circle pendent necklace, and below David Yurman cable classic hoop earrings with diamonds, Guiseppe Zanotti embellished patent leather sandals, and Deepa Gurnani Crystal appliqué statement necklace. Continue reading

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Silence Equals Consent

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I realize this is not a political blog per se, but to me everything is political including how we live our lives and the choices we make both in our personal and professional lives. So while I am making requests for gowns, jewelry and shoes for the upcoming awards season, I can’t ignore what is happening on the streets of America and I think it’s important to say out loud that I stand with the peaceful protesters hitting the streets all over the country, especially here in NYC after the Eric Garner decision was handed down last week. I am not here to change anyone’s mind, or to sway opinion, I am posting this simply to show my support, the way Dave Chappelle did December 4th while attending GQ’s annual Man Of The Year party at the Chateau Marmont. While I do believe the imbalance of power in this country runs deep for a lot of people, I still have hope that we can keep moving forward and making progress until the day the system works for everyone equally.

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Nothing is True & Everything is Possible

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A friend of ours who we used to drink and talk politics with in Moscow just had his first book of essays published about modern day Russia. Peter Pomerantsev‘s observations are interesting and accurate about the country that gave birth to me, which I love and hate pretty equally. The perfect title of the book, “Nothing is True And Everything is Possible,” sounds a lot like LA too. Both cities have a lot more in common than either would probably like to admit: new money, young models, trophy wives, fast cars, and a very distorted sense of reality amidst a small portion of the population that thinks it not only runs the world but that the world wouldn’t run without it. I was going to post some fun photos of Peter from our rowdy expat days below but I think he will appreciate this memory lane photo shoot more, which I did at the dacha we all shared in the summers. Peter will be at Half King at 505 W 23rd this Monday December 8th at 7pm for a reading and signing. Continue reading

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Fun Under $50

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Who can’t use a little price break this time of year? Yeah, me too, so I found some super cute stuff for under $50. Charlotte Russe floral pumps, J. Crew long crystal claret necklace, Madden Girl crossbody bag, Harrod’s London sketch i-Phone case, Modcloth Just a Tinge of Fringe circle scarf in burgundy, Laconic double breasted long sleeve coat (this one is a total steal, it’s pretty chic for $40), Abercrombie Zoe dress in white, and Forever 21 buckled lace up boots. Continue reading

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Add To The Gift List: New Releases December 9th

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I like to wait until the last minute to do my holiday shopping because there is always something that pops into my head, which is just perfect for someone I love. December 9th two more items hit the stores that should be added to your list for some of the creative peeps in your life or to your own shelves. Jennifer Williams’ cool book of drawings based on her blog, What My Daughter Wore, comes out along with Mute Records’ latest release from The Knife. “Shaken Up Versions,” is a remix of their recent live tour, which marks the end of an era and the last tour the band will ever do. Continue reading

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