Tony Oursler at Lehman Maupin

Tony Oursler

Tony Oursler has a new show up at Lehman Maupin in NYC. His short films, sculptures and video installations have been blowing minds for several decades, and I remember occasionally hanging out in the East Village with him and our old friend Joe Gibbons, who was an honorary Bard member through our film professors. The show is up through June 14th. He’s also got a new book coming out July 5th, filled with images from his archives of inspiration and research accompanied by essays.

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Natasha Poly in Versace at Cannes 2015

attends the Premiere of "Carol" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2015 in Cannes, France.

attends the Premiere of “Carol” during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2015 in Cannes, France.

Natasha Poly in this Versace dress at Cannes. That’s all. Continue reading

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Cute Bags Under $100

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These are all perfect for the 70s summer vibe going around. A Maurice striped cross-body fabric bag, Marcus washed leather cross body-bag in cognac, Sole Society 70’s inspired cross-body cutout bag, Charlotte Russe crochet cross-body bucket bag, fringed shoulder bag, Deux Lux fringed small circle cross-body bag, Eskimo white fringe purse, Topshop leather tassel cross-body bag, Continue reading

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Versus Versace Fall 2015

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I’ve been feeling uninspired lately. Art looks the same, magazines look the same, fashion looks the same. This happens to the best of us sometimes and this is that time for me. Ever since I was an angry teen I have found my inspiration in films, art and music. Of course that is still the case but lately I am feeling ‘meh’ with little exception (*Sundance!). Fashion can be an easy fix for the ‘mehs’ and since it is still one of my favorite F words I browsed the collections from fall again today and found this. A little classic Versus Versace action, which reminds me of a time way back when… The summer of 1999 I worked on the Versus men’s show in Milan while on vacation from assisting Polly Mellen. Yup. I took my vacation to work. I couldn’t really afford to send myself to Europe on my own so working for KCD as a collection coordinator assistant (alongside Katie Mossman) was the best option. Though the hours were long, it never really felt like work. Being around gorgeous clothes at the Versace “house” on Via Gesu, staring at hot young guys in castings all day and eating fresh Italian food every night was a pretty great vacation. Thanks Donatella. Continue reading

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Venus Gallery LA

Venus Gallery

Two weekends ago I went to the opening of Dan Colen’s solo show at the new downtown LA Venus Gallery, the latest NY expat to jump to the West Coast. Run by Adam Lindemann, who started the Upper East Side version, Venus Over Los Angeles opened it’s doors with Colen’s “Viscera,” an exploration of road trips. The space itself it gorgeous, 14,000 square feet, which makes it perfect for all kinds of shows. Reminds me of Chelsea 20 years ago. 601 South Anderson Street.

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Pretty In Pink, Now & Forever

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Soft pink is the perfect partner to almost any other shade, for winter or summer, layer upon layer it rarely disappoints. I love these Aquazzura strappy suede sandals, Saint Laurent Tribute platform sandals, Guiseppe Zanotti nude pink leather coline stiletto sandals, and Jimmy Choo ‘Patara’ cork wedge leather sandals.

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The Short Film We Made in The Desert

Nostalgia for my film school days has taken over, so I decided to go to the desert and make a short film about a girl on the road, go figure. A few weeks ago we drove out to Moab, stayed at Under Canvas where we spent two days making this fashion film, which I spent last week editing in LA. Film is magic, it really is. Thanks to Ulla Johnson and Johnny Was for letting me borrow the cool clothes, and of course the gown from Delphine Manivet that has lived a thousand lives this year, from Paris to Nashville, to the red carpet, a best dressed list and now running through the desert with the boys.

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Basic Must Haves Every Woman Needs

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There are certain things every woman needs in her closet, basics that not only last forever as far as style is concerned, but comfy pieces that round out most looks when you are layering for any occasion. I am a firm believer that every closet needs a casual army jacket to layer over jeans, dresses, even night time date looks depending on where you are headed. The color never goes out of style and this vintage army jacket is perfect. A black cotton mini and basic denim skirt are two great versatile pieces to dress up or down; shiny tops and heels, t-shirts and converse, along with button down shirts, heels and blazers, neither will ever go out of circulation. Speaking of buttons Continue reading

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Patti Smith, M Train

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Patti Smith is releasing a new book October 6th this year. M Train, the follow up to her phenomenal Just Kids, which we all read and sobbed through like babies, covers her marriage and later years.

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Coachella 2015, The Parties

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This year, as always, there were as many parties as there were bands at Coachella. Our favorite spot quickly became Sparrows Lodge, a recently renovated 20 room boutique hotel that opened it’s doors about six months ago. This weekend, starting Friday through Sunday noon to 5pm, The Retreat was the most chill place in the desert, with a mellow crowd enjoying beauty touch ups from the Glam Squad, nails by Vanity Projects, massages and facials from Soothe, new sunnies from Ray Ban, Kiehls beauty products including plenty of sunscreen, chic headphones from Caeden, food from NYC’s LES favorite, The Fat Radish, alongside my beloved Whispering Angel Rose, and a portrait studio by Vanity Fair. New friends and old friends showed up for the weekend, which felt like a mini vacation. Friday night H&M hosted their annual event at The Parker, where Pandora was putting on fashion shows and brunches throughout the three day festival. PopSugar and Shopstyle also threw several swanky soirees including a CFDA brunch with Cynthia Vincent and Mara Hoffman Saturday morning and Jeremy Scott had his traditional bash at Frank Sinatra’s house. Continue reading

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