Sundance 2015, What To Watch, Part 2

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If you’re watching films at Sundance you’re basically living through a week long manic episode of laughing crying, laughing crying, laughing crying. It’s like The Cars’ “Drive” video with Paulina gone haywire. Seriously, it’s emotionally draining (in the best way possible). Also slightly similar to the first season of Glee. Anyway, I digress. Here are the rest of the films that kept me up from 7am til midnight in Park City, including the one above that nailed it on all counts. Dope has everything: a great script, a cool young cast, and a fantastic story line full of heart, soul, depth, music, intelligence and just the right touch of political undertones, that makes my heart go boom. Rick Famuyiwa directed this breath of fresh funny air, which Forest Whitaker produced (I love the Continue reading

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Lights, Running With The Boys, Leisure Cruise Remix

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Love this remix by Leisure Cruise (Dave Hodge and Leah Siegel) of Lights‘ “Running With The Boys.” Listen here. They’re touring in a few weeks, all the dates below. Continue reading

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Sundance Road Trip

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I didn’t take a lot of photos driving to and from Sundance this past week, but I did manage to get a few of what has officially become an obsession: the rest stops of America. They are surprisingly beautiful, almost like paintings after a second look. These are some of the few I pulled over for while driving back to LA yesterday. It’s a 13 hour drive each way but goes by fast, even faster when you are shooting or making quick films on your iPhone (see Instagram). Continue reading

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Chef Dance, Eddie Bauer, Cat Footwear, Woolrich, & More

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You can’t walk two feet on Main Street in Park City without seeing some really great fashion, a lot of it acquired right there at the festival from all the generous brands who come out for the first weekend. This year we stopped by a few of the suites to say hello to old friends and get our snow fashion vibe in full effect. I got a new pair of super cute boots from CAT Footwear and some new bangles from NY-based Alex & Ani, at the TR Suites at The Blue Iguana Lounge, and a cute new coat from Eddie Bauer, which came in handy despite the unusually warm weather (no one is complaining!) In between film screenings we stopped at the Stella Artois cafe for lunch, where LA’s Animal restaurant took Continue reading

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Sundance 2015, What We Saw & What To Watch, Part 1

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Liz Garbus’ documentary What Happened Miss Simone opened the festival on Thursday evening with a layered overview of the life of Jazz musician and political activist Nina Simone. I loved this documentary, which gives a deeply personal view of her life, work and family throughout decades of extreme change in this country. The film is timely, packed with archival footage of the Selma march, speeches by Malcolm X and Stokey Carmicheal, as well as the Shabaaz daughters, who grew up with Lisa Simone, Nina’s daughter and the producer of the film. Next up was The Bronze, which failed to deliver on it’s Napolean Dynamite with a perverted twist vibe though it was at times funny and I can see John Waters laughing his ass off at it. Continue reading

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Costume National Pre Fall 2015

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Gorgeous collection from Costume National for pre fall. Continue reading

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Golden Globes 2015

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This Sunday we went to the InStyle Warner Bros Golden Globes after party, which takes place right after the ceremony in the Beverly Hilton Hotel. It is truly an incredible event, and my favorite party of the year. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood took the Best Film award (of course) so once more I got to be in a room with some of the most talented creative people living and working today. There is a thrill I get from film that just inspires me endlessly. The InStyle bash is the most star studded, talented group of people there is so it was a fantastic night. Nikki Deloach wore another gorgeous dress, which I brought from NY for her (Road Trip To The Red Carpet!), by designer Christos Costarellos, and landed on her second Best Dressed list this week. She was listed as Best Dressed for PCAs as well, which was really fun. I also styled the young and talented Sosie Bacon for Sunday’s party, where she wore a Rubin Chapelle dress (see below, we paired it with a Whiting Davis clutch and Forevermark diamonds). More photos from our night below. Continue reading

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Tasting Dinner, Obica

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Last night we went to a tasting dinner at Obicà Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina, where we sampled really fantastic wines, paired with the restaurant’s fresh pastas and lamb, eggplant and mozzarella and amazing desserts (I splurged on carbs, sugar and fun all evening). The night was hosted and curated by Obica’s President and Sommelier Wine Director Raimondo Boggia, who was there to tell us about each wine in detail. The full menu and more photos below. They do these tastings on a regular basis, so highly recommended. Continue reading

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Je Suis Charlie

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The New Yorker sums it up. Je Suis Charlie.

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Audi Celebrates Golden Globes

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Still one of my favorite Golden Globes events, the party Audi throws at Cecconi’s to kick off the weekend was packed with familiar names and faces, from Sunday’s nominees to old friends. Michelle Pesce was in the DJ booth and by 10pm the dance floor started up in high gear as usual to Aloe Blacc and a g-rated version of Azealia Banks’ 212 track. Everyone from Naomi Watts, Live Schreiber, Christoph Waltz, Jessica Chastain, Edward Norton and Missi Pyle, came out for champagne, wine, and Cecconi’s amazing craft cocktails and well known pizza and sliders. I ran into a few old friends I hadn’t seen in ages, including Jessica Szohr, who is gorgeous and lovely as ever. One of my favorite actresses, who I photographed in NY a few years ago. More pics from the night below. Continue reading

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