Last night Glamour magazine celebrated their annual Women of the Year Awards at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. The evening honored courageous women and celebrities like Jenna Lyons, Missy Franklin, and Selena Gomez for their charity and progressive leadership. It was full of surprises too.
You may not know costume designer Christiane Hultquist, or Christian Joy as she’s called in musical circles, by name–but you’ve probably seen her outlandish designs at one point or another. After all, they’re rather hard to miss.
Hultquist is the woman behind all of Karen O’s most dramatic costumes, and has also outfitted a slew of other cool-kid music acts including Oh Land, Santigold, and Klaxons. Her DIY costumes, and signature homemade, crafty aesthetic have become famous on the stage–and now, thanks to her retrospective exhibit “Do Androids Dream of Electric Shrimp?” which recently opened at Williamsburg’s Picture Farm Gallery, fans finally have the opportunity to see her work up-close and personal.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lena Dunham, Pakistani activist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Olympic gold medalists Missy Franklin and Gabby Douglas, Annie Leibovitz. These were just a few of the impressive names honored at last night’s Glamour Women of the Year awards. But the honoree we were most looking forward to seeing at Carnegie Hall was J.Crew President Jenna Lyons.
Last night, VS. Magazine hosted the launch of a new fashion-themed video at the Soho Grand with Erin Wasson, who stars in the short film. Directed by 25-year-old advertising industry alum Jenna Elizabeth, the video–called “The Heimlich Maneuver”– shows Wasson administering CPR to a fellow model who chokes on a piece of Georg Jensen silver jewelry. (Watch it here–creepy.) “There’s something about saying ‘I can afford to eat this’ that is funny,” Elizabeth explained of the concept. “I like the sense of humor in literally having your stomach pumped for jewelry.”
“I think they could be a little bit more well groomed-—if you know what well groomed is, you just take a look in the mirror. Their hair doesn’t look neat, they look like they are all messed up. I don’t think messy is pretty, I think they should study themselves a little more and not Read more →
Early last week we told you that Iris Apfel and Tavi Gevinson would be sitting down at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to discuss what it means to be chic in the modern world. Well, yesterday they convened in an auditorium located just off the Egyptian wing to talk good taste, bad taste, and being Read more →
Barneys New York held their annual Beauty Breakfast last week in partnership with Harper’s Bazaar to celebrate some of the cosmetic industry’s rising talents. Bazaar‘s EIC Glenda Bailey, Simon Doonan and a slew of beauty industry stars set their alarms early to head to the Barneys flagship to hash out beauty routines, skin care regimens and give advice to the beauty editors eagerly gathered.
Despite the presence of the effervescent and always entertaining Simon Doonan, the beauty gurus who sat on the panel discussion with Bazaar’s beauty director, Alexandra Parnass, were the real stars.
When Persol announced they’d be celebrating a second run of their “Persol Magnificent Obsessions” exhibition series–which honors classic film-making–at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, we knew it’d be worth the schlep. (Especially since we figured a party mixing film buffs, fashion industry insiders, prosecco, and Terry Richardson as DJ was bound to be a hell of a good time.) So we got on the chartered bus and headed over the Triboro Bridge.
Last night, Persol fêted their annual ‘Magnificent Obsessions’ exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens with costume designer Arianne Phillips as one of its honorees. Mention Phillips’s name to anyone in the music or film industries and you’ll immediately notice a twinkle in their eye—the woman is legendary. She’s worked as Madonna’s personal costumer for 15 years on top of an additionally long list of film credits. Most recently, she did the costumes for Madge’s current MDNA Tour which marks their fifth touring collaboration. At the exhibit, which opens today through August 14th, you’ll find an entire section devoted to Phillips’s costumes for the Madonna-directed film, W.E, which focuses on the Duchess of Windsor’s controversial life. Dutifully holding court beside her exhibited creations, we chatted with Phillips about what it’s been like to work with the queen of pop for over a decade.
Fashionista: How does it feel to see your work exhibited like this?
Twenty-somethings opening happening boutiques in NYC are becoming a thing. A few months ago, 26-year-old Claire Distenfeld opened up her luxury retail space, Fivestory, and then just last week we trekked over to the Meatpacking district to celebrate the opening of 25-year-old FIT grad Philip Salem’s first store, OWEN.
The party, which was hosted by Hanneli Mustaparta and attended by some of New York’s finest, was the perfect way to fete the the new store, which has been over a year–and much toil–in the making.
Each year the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts sit-down conversations with the fashion elite in celebration of the Costume Institute’s exhibit. Previous line-ups have drawn large crowds, and we’re expecting the same from this year’s presentation, which features a pretty unique combination of personalities (and accessories).
On Sunday June 17, New Yorker writer Judith Thurman–who wrote an incredible article about “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” and who also wrote the introduction to the book which accompanies the exhibit–will moderate a discussion between Iris Apfel and Tavi Gevinson. Called “Good Taste/Bad Taste: The Evolution of Contemporary Chic,” the museum couldn’t have picked two more appropriate ladies to hash out that topic. While both participants are well known for their fondness for layering, their seventy-four year age gap is sure to account for more than a few differences in opinion (or maybe not, since Tavi is such an old soul).