Karen O's Costume Designer Christian Joy Presents First Ever Retrospective
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.
Fashionista’s FNO Food Guide: How to Work the Night for Free Booze and Munchies
Has it really been a year already? Love it or pretend to dread it, Fashion’s Night Out is nearly upon us again. You know, that all-out crazy, possibly
The 15 Most Stylish Music Videos of 2011
Music—especially the men and women who make it—has served as inspiration in the fashion world for decades, and this year we felt it more than ever. Everywhere we turned, musical muses were popping up in the front rows of runway shows (in some cases, even on the runway), as well as on magazine covers month after month. The fascination fashion has with music must go both ways, because artists have recently stepped up their style game in their music videos as well, wearing pieces from the world's most prestigious fashion houses and custom couture creations that would make even the most snobbish of editors drool. The 2011 crop of music videos featured everything from '90s supermodels to rampant fashion photography references, and we've picked the 15 videos that we believe really stood out in the style department. Which one did you watch on repeat?
Oh Land Serenaded Tisci, Theyskens and More in a Native American Headdress
In the elite confines of the Boom Boom Room, Interview Magazine hosted flaxen-haired stunner Oh Land, no stranger to the top of the Standard, who performed to an audience of fashion’s glitterati. Wearing an all-white ensemble, complete with coordinating organza frock and Native American headdress, the singer crooned a full set from her recently released album while holding court on the electro-drums. Sprite and rather slender, the former ballerina gave us more reason to regret dropping out of dance class at the tender age of 7. Caught between the performance stage and an awkward mosh pit of badly behaving (probably) Goldman Sachs boys, Elle’s Kate Lanphear told us that she’s an Oh Land fan because, “I love anyone who wears sequins during the day.” Earlier in the afternoon, the songstress attended a bevy of resort shows in a custom Stine Goya pantsuit, covered in sparkling spiders.
Last Night's Parties: M Missoni n' Music On Top of the Standard (Beware the Wind)
As part of M Missoni's "M Music" series--a partnership the brand has started with up-and-coming musicians to boost their careers--M Missoni threw a party at The Standard's Le Bain last night. The rooftop soiree featured the talents (and beauty) of Danish performer Oh Land. M Missoni couldn't have chosen a more fashionable performer to champion. Girl looks like a model (she's a former ballerina) but has the voice and quirk and performance chops worthy of some serious hype. Wearing a very short brown and red M Missoni poncho-caftan-type thing, Oh Land held the fashionable socialite-y audience captive (Byrdie Bell, Anne Dexter Jones and Genevieve Jones were all present and accounted for) banging around some drum sticks we fancied to be magic wands (they were wound with blue ribbon!), accompanied by a bunch of balloons with images of singing faces projected on them.