Charli XCX, Sucker

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Charli XCX’s new album Sucker comes out December 15th, you can pre-order it here. They are doing a limited edition vinyl as well.

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Sparkle & Shine for the Holidays

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A little sparkle and shine to accent your holiday looks or wrap up for someone special. DV by Dolce Vita silver heels, Deux Lux mini, Alexander McQueen silver studded clutch, Tiffany circle pendent necklace, and below David Yurman cable classic hoop earrings with diamonds, Guiseppe Zanotti embellished patent leather sandals, and Deepa Gurnani Crystal appliqué statement necklace. Continue reading

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Silence Equals Consent

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I realize this is not a political blog per se, but to me everything is political including how we live our lives and the choices we make both in our personal and professional lives. So while I am making requests for gowns, jewelry and shoes for the upcoming awards season, I can’t ignore what is happening on the streets of America and I think it’s important to say out loud that I stand with the peaceful protesters hitting the streets all over the country, especially here in NYC after the Eric Garner decision was handed down last week. I am not here to change anyone’s mind, or to sway opinion, I am posting this simply to show my support, the way Dave Chappelle did December 4th while attending GQ’s annual Man Of The Year party at the Chateau Marmont. While I do believe the imbalance of power in this country runs deep for a lot of people, I still have hope that we can keep moving forward and making progress until the day the system works for everyone equally.

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Nothing is True & Everything is Possible

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A friend of ours who we used to drink and talk politics with in Moscow just had his first book of essays published about modern day Russia. Peter Pomerantsev‘s observations are interesting and accurate about the country that gave birth to me, which I love and hate pretty equally. The perfect title of the book, “Nothing is True And Everything is Possible,” sounds a lot like LA too. Both cities have a lot more in common than either would probably like to admit: new money, young models, trophy wives, fast cars, and a very distorted sense of reality amidst a small portion of the population that thinks it not only runs the world but that the world wouldn’t run without it. I was going to post some fun photos of Peter from our rowdy expat days below but I think he will appreciate this memory lane photo shoot more, which I did at the dacha we all shared in the summers. Peter will be at Half King at 505 W 23rd this Monday December 8th at 7pm for a reading and signing. Continue reading

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Fun Under $50

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Who can’t use a little price break this time of year? Yeah, me too, so I found some super cute stuff for under $50. Charlotte Russe floral pumps, J. Crew long crystal claret necklace, Madden Girl crossbody bag, Harrod’s London sketch i-Phone case, Modcloth Just a Tinge of Fringe circle scarf in burgundy, Laconic double breasted long sleeve coat (this one is a total steal, it’s pretty chic for $40), Abercrombie Zoe dress in white, and Forever 21 buckled lace up boots. Continue reading

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Add To The Gift List: New Releases December 9th

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I like to wait until the last minute to do my holiday shopping because there is always something that pops into my head, which is just perfect for someone I love. December 9th two more items hit the stores that should be added to your list for some of the creative peeps in your life or to your own shelves. Jennifer Williams’ cool book of drawings based on her blog, What My Daughter Wore, comes out along with Mute Records’ latest release from The Knife. “Shaken Up Versions,” is a remix of their recent live tour, which marks the end of an era and the last tour the band will ever do. Continue reading

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Warpaint Remix of Daughter’s “Winter”

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Warpaint did a remix of Daughter‘s track “Winter,” which is killing it. Listen here. Love everything about this and all of these cool girls. Get ready to press repeat.

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The Letter

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The letter written by Neal Cassady, which inspired Jack Kerouac’s writing style for On The Road and had been lost for 65 years was recently found in San Francisco in an old box. Like most liberal arts school graduates I have a healthy obsession with that period of American culture and literature so I think this is really cool. It’s being auctioned off in two weeks in California by Profiles in History.

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Holiday Shopping, Gifts Galore

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There is a huge sale happening on everything this week at Shopbop, which begins today and ends Monday December 1st at 9PM. There are no brand exclusions and the more you purchase the better the savings i.e. Spend $250 get 15% off, Spend $500 get 20% off and Spend $1000 get 25% off. Tons of stuff on sale at East Dane as well. Tory Burch bag above and so much more below. Continue reading

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Films to See At Least Once In Your Life

The list is endless but these are essential viewing, especially if you love film. In the Mood For Love by Wong Kar Wai, probably the most beautiful film ever made is above and more below. You actually don’t even need subtitles for In the Mood because it is so impeccably shot and poetically told that the words become totally inconsequential to understanding the story, which is also timeless. Continue reading

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