Monthly Archives: November 2010

Cecil Beaton & The Art of The Scrapbook

Assouline has just published a beautiful book of British photographer Cecil Beaton’s collages and private scrapbooks. Beaton, who worked for fifty years non-stop starting in the late 20′s, mostly for Vogue, died in 1980. He was not only an amazing … Continue reading

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Sasha for Spoon

I love this photo from a shoot I did for Spoon Paris in 2001. I met Sasha during a casting for Spoon Men and photographed and styled him for a lot of magazines throughout my Moscow years including the Paris … Continue reading

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Jalapeño Cranberry Couscous

I came up with this recipe about five years ago while cooking dinner for my ex boyfriend. It has since become my ‘signature’ dish as my ex dubbed it. You can add chicken** to it or put that on the … Continue reading

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Nars for Christmas

Gorgeous colors from Nars for the holidays in this gift set of four miniature-sized, high-shine polishes. Includes Purple Rain/Gothic Purple, Versailles/Champagne Gold, Jungle Red/Bright Red, and Orgasm/Peachy Pink With Shimmer for $30, available online and at select boutiques.

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Guy Bourdin

There are some images you can never tire of and Guy Bourdin has created hundreds of those. They are timeless, ageless and continue to inspire the subtle sexual fantasy that is a key component to selling fashion and beauty. Bourdin … Continue reading

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Ellie Lavelle

Recent FIDM grads and childhood best friends Carissa Simons and Lynsey Longo are launching their first collection for Spring 2011. The young LA-based designers have teamed up to create a small ambitious capsule collection for their line Ellie Lavelle. There … Continue reading

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Junip ‘Always’

Love this video from Junip‘s new album, Fields (below). It reminds me of something my old film school friends from Bard would make (Ashim, Dale and Damon, I’m thinking of and laughing with you…) There’s a quirky dry sense of … Continue reading

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Jerome Dreyfuss

This is my new obsession. For some odd reason I don’t own a Jerome Dreyfuss bag which I need to rectify. In the meantime, I am enjoying scouring the goods and trying to make a choice. The bags are gorgeous, … Continue reading

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Sprinkles…..

On December 1st in honor of World AIDS Day, when you indulge in a Red Ribbon Red Velvet Cupcake from Sprinkles it will be for a cause other than to just satisfy that 4pm sugar craving. 100% of the proceeds … Continue reading

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Bar Keeper’s Cocktail Gift Boxes

Seriously, this has to be one of the most fun and genius ideas I have seen in a while as far as original foodie gift baskets go. Bar Keeper in Silverlake has come up with the Mixologist Cocktail Gift Boxes … Continue reading

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