Bat For Lashes, New Track

Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes is putting out her new album, The Bride, July 1, 2016 and just released another preview track, “In God’s House,” from the much anticipated record. Watch and listen above. Very excited for this, she is one of my favorite ethereal happy sad voices. She is playing St.Ann Holy Trinity in Brooklyn July 1st, with more dates below. Continue reading

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Tegan & Sara, Love You To Death

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So excited for this. Tegan and Sara‘s new album Love You to Death is slated for release on June 3rd, with new tracks coming out April 8th. They’ve got a couple of shows coming up in Los Angeles and New York in May. Full list below, more tour dates will be announced soon. Also digging the 80’s make up and style vibe on the cover, which is this week’s trend du jour. Continue reading

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Spring Awakening: Beauty & Books

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Spring has sprung, and it’s really early this year. It was 73 degrees in NYC this week so goodbye winter, hello global warming and LA weather everywhere. But I digress. One of my favorite things as seasons come and go is an excuse to scout new beauty products and good stuff on the horizon. Below are some fantastic products coming out for your skin and your mind (books and beauty go hand in hand, right?), including the Clarins Multi-Active Jour creme above, which features an extract from the South African plant myrothamnus to help absorb the effects of daily stress on your skin, and Couture Confessions, a new book out in June from Rizzoli written by Pamela Golbin, who has compiled a collection of favorite designers talking about their lives and inspirations. Continue reading

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LOVE !!!

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I just binge watched all 10 episodes of Love, the quietly hysterical brilliant new Netflix series starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust, which is probably one of the best reflections of the dysfunction of “modern romance” I have seen in a long time. It is very LA-centric, so obviously it nails the horror of dating in this city and the underlying asshole-ness of dealing with work, life and love in a town which inspires more insecurity in the human race than puberty. It is also packed with a long list of old friends and new, in cameos from the art and music world, including the lovely kick ass Chantal Claret above (I photographed her over ten years ago when she was the lead singer of Morningwood), Mike Sawitzke of The Eels, Binky Shapiro, and artist/skater Ed Templeton. It’s like going to your cool friend’s place in Silverlake for a BBQ on a Sunday. Also love seeing fellow Baltimore chic Tracie Thoms’ gorgeous face in half a dozen episodes! Watch the trailer below. Continue reading

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Saint Laurent, Fall 2016

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Today’s theme of the day is apparently the 80’s (*see post below for accompanying musical inspiration). While I’m not always a fashion fan of the era for my own personal closet, since I grew up during those murky post-disco, full on punk rock Reagan years, I do appreciate the aesthetic for editorial and photo shoot inspiration and the whole St. Mark’s Place is alive and well Blondie-Lena Lovich- Siouxsie-vibe. More from Saint Laurent fall 2016 below. Continue reading

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Kristin Kontrol, X Communicate

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New track from Kristin Kontrol, of Dum Dum Girls, which I am digging this morning. It’s got a great 80’s synth-pop sound that gets me excited, and will do the same for you, especially if you are of a certain age and a fan of New Order, Depeche Mode, and all the rest and best of that era. Listen here.

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Erin Fetherston’s Blog

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I just started doing all of the photo shoots and content for Erin Fetherston’s blog, which I am so excited about. Check out the first shoot we did with model Alex Noiret a few weeks ago at the Four Season’s Biltmore resort in Santa Barabra below and on Erin’s site. New images from this shoot will post every Monday this whole month and a new shoot will go up April 1st. Continue reading

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Loewe Fall 2016

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Sometimes fashion gets on my nerves, I’ve always had a hard time drinking it’s Kool-Aid, even when I was an editor at Vogue. When it’s over the top in a silly way or inaccessible except for a few “avant garde elites,” it annoys me, though I’m a die hard Yohji, Rick, Hussein and CDG fan. This collection borders on both (cat necklaces? …really? …has someone spent a little too much time at their desk on YouTube and Instagram? And oversized pieces that barely look flattering on the models who are size double 0?) but the pieces themselves are actually cool on their own without the added touches, accessible and wearable, fun to layer for those of us who treat layering like a paintbrush to play with. The bags are crazy beautiful and the colors are right up my palette. Well done Jonathan Anderson. Lots of inspiration here for fall 2016. Continue reading

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Madison & Mulholland 2016 Awards Season Gift Bag

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Awards season feels like the holidays all over again for the months of January and December. Not just because there are constant parties and pretty shoes and jewelry to try on but because you literally get bombarded with gifts (and not just the every day ones we are always grateful for anyway). Awards season brings out some of the best gift bags and funnest brands around. Although this season’s most distinctive bag was marred with a bit of controversy, the Madison & Mulholland 2016 Awards Season gift bag was simply filled with a lot of cool stuff. Vintage Dior sunglasses from Retrospecs? Check. Avion Tequila? Check. Jewelry, home wares, travel supplies, beauty products, and even one of the worlds finest chocolates, all in the bag. Check out all of the goodies the nominees and select guests will take home this weekend below. Continue reading

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Fun Things Happening in LA: Visionaire is Free, Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood & Cinefamily

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Cinefamily is hosting a three-day tribute to independent film pioneer and legend John Sayles-including a master class on screenwriting co-presented by the WGA Foundation-and continuing through mid-April. UNDERGROUND USA: INDIE CINEMA OF THE 80s is a two month, 40+ film retrospective celebrating the grassroots, punk rock spirit of truly independent cinema during its formative years, which is no surprise as Cinefamily is run by one of our old Bard film school friends, John Wyatt. The full schedule is below the jump. Starting February 22nd through 27th you can swing by the starship CAA building in LA to pick up a free copy of the newest Visionaire issue. Stella Artois collaborated in a three-part partnership with the luxury limited-edition collectible, and have just released the Visionaire 65 FREE issue, which will be given away for free at a public art installation along with CAA. And if that wasn’t enough to do next week, Vanity Fair just announced their Campaigh Hollywood Oscars week events line up, which as usual is stellar. Continue reading

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