Archive for February, 2008

To Be the Bestor

Barbara Bestor is undoubtedly One-to-Watch among the new wave of architects. I spent an afternoon at her new masterpiece for this feature for Paper, appearing in February's fantabulous issue devoted to Los Angeles…and which I'm finally posting here:
High above Los Angeles, in the Los Feliz Hills, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, a sprawling residence that conjures a Mayan temple via the looking glass of a twentieth-century modernist, doesn’t so much overshadow this city’s architectural community as much as serve as a kind of mecca to the possibilities.

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Rebel Rebel: Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton in Lanvin

In case you're only now finding out about the truly eccentric Tilda Swinton, whose love life might be garnering more attention this post-Oscar morning than her billowy Lanvin and makeup-free face, you can get the full details in this Daily Mail article today.

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Seeing Red

Red returned to the Academy Awards Sunday night with some of the most striking, Hollywood-worthy gowns of the evening as worn by Hellen Mirren, Victoria Duffy-Hopper, Heidi Klum, Katherine Heigel, nominee Ruby Dee, Suzie Templeton (who also scored an Oscar for best short animated film) and Anne Hathaway (pictured here in a gorgeous Marchesa).

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Smackdown: Wintour VS Roitfeld

Anna Wintour (WWD)

The fashion world is a twitter over the comments French Vogue editrix Carine Roitfeld made about American Vogue editrix Anna Wintour in this week's New York magazine. Industry bible Women's Wear Daily printed their telling reactions today, as reported by Paris bureau chief Miles Socha and correspondent Stephanie D.

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Kimora Lee Goes Green?

Kimora Lee and Rachel Zoe

As if the movement for all things remotely eco hasn't already gone manic, evidence of the pending apocalypse played out Thursday afternoon with Kimora Lee Simmons attempting to jump on the bandwagon.

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Something Now: Aaron Rose’s Milanese Trip

Jake Sleeping by Ryan McGinley

Curator extraordinaire Aaron Rose opens his latest show at the Marella Gallery in Milan Thursday night. Called "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” it includes new works by many of the artists who Rose first championed at his Alleged Gallery in New York more than a decade ago: Barry McGee, Mike Mills, Ryan McGinley, Ed Templeton, Clare Rojas, Matt Leines, Raymond Pettibon, Deanna Templeton, Ari Marcopoulous, Phil Frost.

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Oscar Daze: The Glamour Gulch

Buy the Book

No other red carpet moment compares with the Academy Awards, so no other book launch this Oscar week could compare to that of celebrity shutterbug Patrick McMullan’s latest picture book of the social and fabulous, Glamour Girls.

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Ode to Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld by Hedi Slimane

If you ever pledged your adoration for Carine Roitfeld, the utterly chic editor of French Vogue, but never knew or understood the full extent of her attraction, this week's issue of New York magazine spells it out in a lengthy feature by Amy Larocca.

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City of [Kleig] Lights

By Paolo Roversi

Even if you can't be in Paris any time before March 31 to catch "Paris en Couleurs," an exhibition of photographic homages to the City of Lights at the Hôtel de Ville (the town hall), check out this review by Mary Blume in a recent issue of the Internationl Herald Tribune:

PARIS-Paris will always be Paris, the cliché goes, and like many clichés this is true.

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My Arty Valentin

Valentin Toledo: Machine for Organizing Ideas

The opening of the Comme des Garcons guerrila store this Saturday isn't the only major excitement in downtown L.A. Head there tonight for the Downtown ArtWalk, where more than two dozen galleries, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art, open their doors until 10 p.m.

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Sayonara Murkami!

Jeremy Scott and Mark the Cobrasnake

Even on closing night of the Murakami retrospective at MOCA, the partyers who ventured out on a Monday for the Gen Art-hosted bash couldn't help but turn out in the most vivid and wacky looks.

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Broad Daylight

Strategy by Jenny Saville

The Grammys wasn't the only circus in town this weekend. Also clogging up the roads and keeping caterers clocking overtime was the crammed schedule of events related to the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum–a.k.a.

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Costa’s Crowd

Backstage with Francisco Costa

While the reviews for Calvin Klein Collection were favorable, a couple wondered whether they could generate excitement come fall. Really? Because I could be very excited with about 3/4 of the 38 precisely tailored looks shown on the runway.

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Scrambled Eggs with Lindsay Lohan

What of Super Tuesday? In Celebritydom, bloggers seem to be more interested in Lindsay Lohan's return to magazine covers–specifically the March issue of Harper's Bazaar. (She's appears the same month on the cover of Paper in a spread shot by Jeremy Scott.)
The Peter Lindbergh-photographed feature is not out on newsstands yet, but the full text of "Lindsay's Super Comeback" is online.

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Halston Redux

The touted return of Halston came and went Monday, and it appears the only thing looking forward is its dedicated site on Net-a-Porter, which launched Super Tuesday.
Fans with $1,495 to blow on a jersey shirt dress could slip into one by Wednesday night because of a deal brokered between site and house, whereby two looks determined well in advance of this week's show by the Net-a-Porter powers would be ready to go within 24 hours.

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Obey Super Tuesday

If you live in one of the 24 states holding presidential primaries today, VOTE.
Regardless of your political picking, exercising your basic democratic rights by casting a ballot for the next leader of this great nation is no choice.

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