Veruca Salt

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Hard to believe it’s been 20 years but apparently that is the case, which is good enough reason for Minty Fresh to re-release Veruca Salt‘s debut album American Thighs on November 4th, on vinyl. The last time this record was available on vinyl was September 1994. Seems I’m not the only one trying to replenish their vinyl collection. I say vinyl a lot lately. It’s a midlife thing. Continue reading

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Veronique Branquinho Spring 2015

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I get very excited by floor grazing dresses that can be worn during the day. The whole casual shabby chic hippie with an edge look is so my jam. Love Veronique Branquinho, always. I’ve been missing Paris a lot lately. Also really enjoying seeing all the models I grew up with. Continue reading

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Gilmore Girls

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My guiltiest of guilty pleasures is coming to Netflix! Starting October 1st all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, one of the greatest shows ever, starts airing online. Note, there is no sarcasm here. Not that I need Netflix since I have all seven seasons on DVD and have indulged in watching said seasons over and over and over again for years (if I ever played hooky during fashion week, I was most likely curled up in a blissful state in my East Village nook watching episode after episode of this comfort food show). I know it may come as a shock but if you indulge in this schlock it’s actually full of brilliant cultural and musical layers buried beneath the insane dialogue. Sonic Youth and Black Flag cameos and references aside the show provides an endless list of Continue reading

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Lanvin Spring 2015

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Lanvin. Love everything. Want everything. Alber Elbaz is just the coolest and greatest ever. Continue reading

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Nina Ricci Spring 2015

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One of my favorite color combos on Peter Copping’s Nina Ricci runway this week in Paris. There are rumors flying around that he is about to decamp to Oscar de la Renta, which would made sense aesthetically but ODL already looks so great and Nina Ricci got a lot better with Copping as designer. This collection is very pretty, and in line with his delicate feminine vibe, which I love, but my favorite collection of his is still pre fall 2012. More from Spring 2015 below. Continue reading

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Q Department

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Spent a few days this week shooting with Jacqui and Drazen Bosnjak of Q Department in Soho, the masters of film and sound design. More news from the dynamic duo later. Continue reading

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Anthony Vaccarello Spring 2015

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So chic, so sexy, makes me want to be SO thin. Love this. Would still buy it in a size 6. Or 8. Whatever. More spring 2015 from Anthony Vaccarello below. Continue reading

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Fall Reading List

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The Women In Clothes book is top of the list. It goes in depth on how the way we dress affects our lives and what clothing means to women all over the world including the likes of Miranda July, Cindy Sherman, Lena Dunham, Molly Ringwald, and Roxane Gay, whose own book The Bad Feminist is also a must read for a bad feminist like me who wants to wear her stilettos to a political protest. I just started Shannon Galpin’s book about her travels through Afghanistan on a bike in Mountain To Mountain. She left her job and daily life to devote herself to advancing education for women and girls around the world. Susan Strecker’s Night Blindness was a fun lazy Saturday read this weekend as well. Great storytelling and nice twists. Rizzoli is releasing Dior Perfumes, a bio of the man himself with a focus on the timeline of the house‚Äôs fragrances starting with the first Miss Dior in 1947, by fragrance critic Chandler Burr and a beautiful book on fashion muse Loulou de la Falaise by Ariel de Ravenel and Natasha Fraser, packed with images and interviews, both out this October. Continue reading

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Berlin Showrooms, Antonia Goy

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A belated post from last week’s Berlin Showrooms designers, which takes place the same weekend as ENK Coterie. I loved this young designer Antonia Goy. Great pleated skirts and shapes, simple and sporty but sexy. More from the collection below. Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Road Trip

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I’ve been spending weekends in the Hudson Valley since getting back from my Southern road trip. There is so much happening in that area. Yesterday we went for lunch at Mill House Brewing Company, which opened last November in Poughkeepsie and has a very tasty selection of homemade brews and food. Sunday we did a whiskey tasting at Hudson Whiskey at Tuthilltown and Sunday night it was crabcake and apple slaw time at Liberty in Rhinebeck. I wanted to take my friend to Bubby’s burrito stand in Red Hook but they’re closed Sundays and Mondays and the last day for the season is this Thursday. A few miles away in Tivoli artist Brice Marden just opened The Corner Hotel and restaurant about a month ago. Bard is all over the media news with a profile on Leon in this week’s New Yorker (I am forever a fan of Camp Leon, where I got my BA and MFA in film, and met some of the most amazing friends and teachers in the world). In between there are great antique shops and local farms, dairy and ice cream stops, Quattro’s in Pleasantville and Otto’s in Germantown, the list is endless and growing so just driving and exploring is the best thing to do. Continue reading

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