Avenue du Bois
My favorite part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the Robert Lehman Collection, a sort of mini-Frick in the back of the ground floor that’s something of a collector’s dream: paintings and drawings and sculptures and antiques from a period of over seven hundred years. I spent several hours there this past New Year’s Eve day, and grew particularly attached to this Kees Van...
From n+1: Fedora
“Lindsay’s hat was not this way—and to me, the hat began with Lindsay. I would like to know which Hollywood stylist put a fedora on Lindsay Lohan’s head because I think that person is a genius. Lindsay first began to appear in hats after the first cycle of her eating disorder, post-rehab, during her lesbian relationship with Samantha Ronson. It was Lindsay’s funny way of saying that she was...
“Spirits Rejoice,” Albert Ayler. If you missed the Whitney’s expressively surprising, wackily cerebral, wonderfully confounding Blues for Smoke exhibit, I apologize to you 100 times over on your own behalf, because that means you missed Stan Douglas’s Hors-champs. The 1992 film, mounted in the lobby gallery, features four musicians tackling Albert Ayler’s insanely...
When my mother's high school boyfriend sent me a...
Once in a great while, when I’m having a bad day and can’t manage to giggle uncontrollably at rude internet comments like I normally do, I look back at something that took me longer than an hour to write and feel OK. I wrote this in my last year of college, as a part of a project to construct a narrative of my mother’s life when she was about my age. All of it is true. *** On Valentine’s Day...
Blouse 2 Joust
I just bought this blouse for jousting tournaments at Medieval Times, because it is encrusted with jewels like a decorative medieval armor breastplate. Get your Jousting Blouse from J. Crew today!
TAP DANCING IN TABITHA SIMMONS AT BARNEYS NEW YORK
GINGER ROGERS IS UPSTAIRS IN HEAVEN LIKE “UH HUH!”
CURRENT/JUST FINISHED READZ
In order of most recently read/in the middle of reading, since 2/5/13: DREAMING IN FRENCH: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, & Angela Davis // Alice Kaplan ~ DELIRIOUS NEW YORK: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan / Rem Koolhaas ~ THE IDEAL MUSEUM: An Art Lover’s Dream Collection // Philippe Daverio ! PLEASE KILL ME: The Uncensored Oral History of...
Pre-Velvets Lou Reed: "The Ostrich"
“In 1964, he scored a minor hit with the single ‘The Ostrich,’ a parody of popular dance songs of the time, which included lines such as ‘put your head on the floor and have somebody step on it.’ His employers felt that the song had hit potential.”
The Skirt: The Skirt: Reimagining Four Pins As A...
People always ask me, “Why isn’t there a Four Pins for women?” And I always say, “Hey, this isn’t the NCAA, toots. There’s no Title IX for fashion blogs.”
Sorry I don't really post clothing anymore
but I ran out of outfits!!! Will buy more clothing soon. Til then—!
I WAS DREAMIN WHEN I WROTE THIS FORGIVE ME IF IT...
NewTrENDS on BULLETT: Art Chicks Are Killin’ It Solange all up in Vika Gazinskaya, arting out.
Men's versus Women's Fashionz
via the New Yorker’s 3/25 Style Issue, which also has a 2rad4tad story about Dapper Dan.
The Promotion by James Tate
I was a dog in my former life, a very good dog, and, thus, I was promoted to a human being. I liked being a dog. I worked for a poor farmer, guarding and herding his sheep. Wolves and coyotes tried to get past me almost every night, and not once did I lose a sheep. The farmer rewarded me with good food, food from his table. He may have been poor, but he ate well. And his children played with me,...
In ninth grade, the science department had this taxidermy squirrel in a trophy...– Rachel on purging your life (via howtotalktogirlsatparties) I still kinda miss it though.
Once I found Patti Smith, who performed with more snarl and braggadocio than Springsteen or Van Morrison could ever muster, I struggled to appreciate ‘60s girl groups because of The Supremes. They had these pathetic, passive lyrics and were never doing anything besides asking guys to “hang around,” but if the guys couldn’t, it wasn’t worth more than 160 seconds of half-assed complaining. And...
You Need to Give It Up
Left: Excuse me, can I please talk to you for a minute? Right: Uh huh, sure, you know… you look kinda familiar. Left: Yeah, you do too, but, um… I just wanted to know, do you know somebody named… you know his name. Right: Oh yeah, definitely. I know his name. Left: I just wanted to let you know he’s mine. Right: Hah. No no. He’s mine. YOU NEED TO GIVE IT...
The Skirt: 7 Boring Things That Need to Be Cool... →
Headed to the Detective Agency!
If there’s one question that has been on everyone’s lipminds recently, it is: could the world survive under one governing body if there were an alien attack? I am a creative person, filled with energy and light. When I speak, it’s music. When I hear, it rhymes. When I wake up in the morning and brush my teeth, my toothbrush is like a paintbrush, creating an Impressionist...
Fashion Doggerel [Haiku]
Women’s Nike Air Max 90 Premium Sneak- er in green/black/white (Here.)
Fashion has become so whatever.– Vivienne Westwood speaks to NYT’s On The Runway.
DE$IRE$: Could This Spring Make You The Woman You...
Here is a list of things I very much want to obtain, because I know if I do I will finally be The Woman I Want To Be.[[MORE]] First, to set the mood, listen to/watch this; it will make you feel this. Obviously, you need a jacket, and you need a cool jacket, a jacket that says, “Yeah, I’m the captain of the Moms & Supermodels* Brunch Baseball Team.” During the day, add a...
Let’s just say: a person leaves the Lower East Side, where the streets are paved with the Saturday evening regrets of Gen-Y financiers (Cornell ‘09) and discarded French fries, and arrives in that genteel, Rococo truffle we call the Upper East Side, where the streets are paved with fur-trimmed $10 bills. And the person ascends with an armful of Tsumori Chisato, with backless Risto vests, with...
James Dean Takes Basel Miami
This J. Crew Collection denim bomber with white leather sleeves is what I want to wear with everything all spring. This is what James Dean would have worn to Art Basel Miami. Or something. Preorder at J’Crew.
I don't know who Pizza Rulez is →
but I follow her.
Hunter S. Thompson Goes To New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week on the tattered edge of America We were somewhere outside the High Line, on the edge of Chelsea, when the clothes began to take hold. Out here, where the swingers of the Village used to bob on a platform in a scuzzy East River; where butchers once stuffed fat and raw muscle into filmy sausage casing; where Diane Keaton whistled so-long-Annie-Hall to satisfy her fatal sexual...
NYFW Day 23,002: Mark McNairy
The days seemed to grow longer, and we had been without water for 238 hours. Days before, we had turned to cannibalism to survive. Nahhhhht. Anyways, I didn’t go to a whole lot over the weekend because I really needed to go sledding because sledding rules. So I started up after a weekend break today, with Mark McNairy. I think when a designer starts with menswear, then adds womenswear, you...
NYFW: Rebecca Minkoff
Forget Richard Branson: Rebecca Minkoff took me to space. Not only was there a t-shirt that read “SPACE,” but there was also a white jacket with sleeves that rendered it the spacesuit off Bud Aldridge’s back, and neon patterns that looked the beautiful geometric ramblings of an alien life form cult or like stained glass: I’d wager a huge number of young women look at...
NYFW: Day 3 or 4 or Something
On Friday, I went to my first big runway show at Lincoln Center, which I’d avoided in September. Shows I had been to that weren’t presentations were much more low-key, Cool Girl affairs offsite, like Rachel Comey. But I wanted the Full Experience, and I figured a People’s Revolution-helmed gig, the Noon by Noor show, was a good place to start. Because I had been invited. Though...
NYFW: Day 2
Oops—haven’t blogged about like, anything, so while I sit here eating this seaweed salad and watching Marc by Marc in the corner of my screen, let me kick you some words about last Thursday. Candela: Daisy Buchanan goes to a French girls’ sleepaway camp—here’s what she packs for their s’mores and tent sleeping part of the excursion. People are going to freak out...
Update: I’ve removed the video, but hope you enjoyed the show! Tune in at 3 PM today to watch the livestream of Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2013 show AAAAAAAND chat about your favorite looks (especially jackets, I wanna talk about jackets) with the hashtag #RMFALL.
Orange you glad it's fashion week?
First of all: cold swordfish > Degrassi. Seriously. Now—fashion week. In general, a lot of clean lines, sleek geometry; the best and most interesting things I’ve seen are boiling things down to fit and cut rather than bedazzling with beads and sequins. I suppose the Book of Philo is finally being passed down to those of us in the cheap seats in the back. And dear God, what is...
THE HOT PINK INDUSTRY: LET'S SAVE IT
There are a lotta issues (or as I like to call them, ‘ssues) out there, like disease and lost dogs and the weird banging noise coming from your neighbor’s apartment. But one ‘ssue that is the biggest ‘ssue to me as an Upper East Side philanthropist is HOT PINK. The Hot Pink Industry provides over $19213 million dollars to our economy per year, and 2-7 jobs per freelance...
IFBCon 2013: Featuring Ill Insights from Pizza...
KEWL NEWZ: I’ll be moderating a panel at this February’s IFB Conference on the The Evolution of Our Industry: What Does the Future Hold? at 4:20 PM (guffaw!) on February 6. For the past 12 years I’ve been building a giant map of different places where the fashion blogging world could go, so this is great! Jokes aside, I’m super excited to be moderating this discussion,...
What I Am Reading with Shoes I Am Wearing
For the last time, why don’t you have a pair of Jennie Kayne d’orsay flats, and why aren’t you reading Worn? This issue is about hair, and includes the coolest thing I’ve read on drag queens in about a million years. (Do y’all know how hard it is for a gal to keep her wig on?) If run of the mill fashion mags make ya go “zzzzzz,” you haftahaftahafta read...
Rebecca Minkoff Pre-Fall 2013
Last week, between chatting with a man who told me he made “clothes that are memes” at a dance party that purported to be “wifi” and observing a room full of art types and archetypes watch Kim Cattrall eat popcorn, I found myself in Chelsea looking at Rebecca Minkoff’s Pre-Fall ‘13 Collection, which is inspired by Amelia Earhart and a potion of hardware and drop...
Carven, je t'aime...moi non plus
Let’s say we meet. And if for some reason, between H.L. Mencken, poodles, string quartets, great buildings, and the weird fried rectangles of chicken they served at my boarding school that spattered butter all over naive freshmen, we somehow run out of things to talk about, I might grab you by the arm a bit too resolutely—because hey, these are great gin and tonics—and say,...