Essaie Pas

Essaie Pas

Loving this new track Danse Social from Montreal based duo Essaie Pas (Marie Davidson and Pierre Guerineau), forthcoming on a new album to be released in 2016 by Grand Stand Records. They’ve got a great old school 80’s German electo-pop dance vibe, which I love. Photo by Sylvain Séchet.

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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Last minute gifts for all your peeps. Eric White’s gorgeous new art book from Rizzoli, filled with endless inspiration, is top of the list, along with this awesome new book by New York native Ada Calhoun, St.Mark’s is Dead (I just started reading it and it’s fascinating, full of so much cool history), a vintage three speed record player (which is high on my list and this one is so pretty!), Little Machines from Lights, one of my favorite albums this year, Smythson Little Black Book, Chloe sunglasses, Zero Gravity i-Phone case, insane Jimmy Choo leather boots, Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Rose, Saint Laurent monogram python shoulder bag, Laura Mercier almond coconut milk beauty collection, diptyque ‘La Proversse’ scented candle, an Emanuele Bicocchi silver skull spike bracelet, anything from Pandora, I have spent this year layering rings, and especially love this Light As a Feather sterling silver one, and my favorite glassware from Sisters of Los Angeles, which has glasses with the names of your favorite city and hometown, not only great gift giving for the holidays but a perfect housewarming or hostess gift for parties. Continue reading

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Marissa Webb Pre Fall 2016

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Doing market work for Golden Globes fittings this week and finding the most fun pieces. Marissa Webb always nails the masculine feminine vibe. More from her pre-fall 2016 collection below. Continue reading

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Miike Snow, iii

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Miike Snow has a new album coming out March 4th 2016, listen to the new track “Genghis Khan,” below, which you can also grab on iTunes already. Continue reading

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Ines de la Fressange’s Parisian Chic City Guide

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In the years when I was traveling regularly to Milan and Paris for work, I kept a thick notebook full of business cards from my favorite book stores, shoe shops, boutiques, bars, restaurants, cafes, you name it, so I could go back time and time again. I used to share it enthusiastically with friends going to Europe for the first time, and it still sits on my shelf. I can only imagine how fabulous Ines de la Fressange’s version is, which is why I can not wait to peek at her Parisian Chic City Guide, out in February 2016 from French publishing house Flammarion, in time for Paris fashion week. It includes her favorite boutiques, floristes, gift and design shops, restaurants and more to explore in Paris.

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Burgundy for the Holidays & More

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I am on a kick with burgundy lately, in all of its glorious shades. Clockwise above, Rag and Bone wool fedora, Chicwish skirt, Dolce Gabbana lace peep toe heels, Rebecca Minkoff fringe bag, Nasty Gal off the shoulder dress (Love this, ordering one today), Chi Chi lace dress, layered cami dress, and Ted Baker suede booties. Continue reading

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Alexander Wang, Pre-Fall 2016

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This pre-fall 2016 collection from Alexander Wang is like the grown up sophisticated (and much much more expensive) version of how I used to dress in high school at the height of my punk rock years. Which of course means, I love it, seeing as how lately I am coming full circle to mid-life and all I want to do is dig out my old Minor Threat t-shirts and pair them with black skirts, stockings and a bomber jacket layered with a comfy plaid shirt and leopard print creepers. But alas, I still have to be a pretend grown up so the chic version will do. Enjoy more below. Continue reading

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Sundance 2016, Ones To Watch

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Lots of great films in this years Sundance film festival, including new ones from some of my favorite directors; Liz Garbus, Spike Lee, Whit Stillman (a still from Love & Friendship above), Todd Solondz, Rebecca Miller, Werner Herzog, and Chad Hartigan. The documentaries are especially stellar this year. Also, in ‘Special Events,’ Sundance will screen four episodes of The Girlfriend Experience from directors and screenwriters Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz, talk about a dream team… “Law student Christine Reade is introduced to the world of transactional relationships in this original anthology series. Providing “The Girlfriend Experience” (an emotional and sexual relationship offered at a high price) gives Christine a rush of control and intimacy, but she soon finds herself juggling two very different lives. Cast: Riley Keough, Paul Sparks, Mary Lynn Rajskub, James Gilbert, Kate Lyn Sheil. World Premiere.” More films to be excited about below. Continue reading

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Marie Lou & D Spa in Soho

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I judge a spa facial by the extractions, which is something I learned from Marcia Kilgore, who founded Bliss Spa years ago and taught me a lot of things about getting and maintaining great skin. Irina Yusufova, who hails from the Four Seasons’ L. Raphael spa, and is now at the newly opened Marie Lou & D Maison de Beaute, gives Marcia a run for her money. Yesterday I went in for a facial and came out with a freshly detoxed and unclogged face. It was just slightly painful and brilliant and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I did give Irina the go ahead to spare no mercy when doing the extractions and sure enough, today my skin feels like new. It was awesome. They also do mani’s, pedi’s, blow outs and color. 345 West Broadway (between Grand and Broome) 212-390-8666.

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With Taylor Foster in Heaven

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A couple of weekends ago I drove up to Bovina, NY where my friend Taylor Foster has a gorgeous plot of land in the woods, which is where we did this photo shoot. Taylor and I have known each other for way too many years to count (fifteen, I think?) and have done some of my favorite shoots together. She is not only a gorgeous woman inside and out, but an incredible chef and baker with a kind and gracious spirit, which is why I think she never ages. She just launched a line of organic products including a miracle oil for the face and a yummy body scrub, which was heaven in the bath, along with the most delicious organic vegan gluten free chocolate granola I have ever had. Basically, her ageless beauty secrets are for sale and it’s worth it. We went a little crazy with the pink Carmen Marc Valvo gown, because, well, it was stunning and I couldn’t stop looking at it while Taylor couldn’t bear to take it off. What else is there to do on a gorgeous sunny day besides run through the woods in pink chiffon? These photos by the way are not retouched. Continue reading

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