Archive for November, 2008

Dawn of the Dead: The Sprouse Resurrection Begins

Marc Jacobs by Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar Jan. 09

If you've been wondering why it's been near impossible to score anything by Stephen Sprouse on eBay or elsewhere in recent months, well, the reasons that have been silently building are finally out of the bag with Monday's summation in WWD.

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Giving Good Gobble

Beautiful bedlam for the whole family.

My favorite part about Thanksgiving?
Ok, sure, it's partly Andy's slow-roasted turkey inside the small, black clay army tank that is the Kamado grill. But what gets me up early every year like a kid on Christmas morning is the annual Gobble Gobble Give, a DIY community gathering to feed the homeless.

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DVF Thinks Botox is for Babies

Sexy at (almost) 62: Diane Von Furstenberg

For all her flaws (and I know several former staffers who could ramble endlessly on the topic), Diane Von Furstenberg's style and drive, professional and personal inventiveness and joie de vivre is the stuff icons are made of.

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Green with Envy

On the eve of her quickie divorce announcement in a London High Court Friday (ok, it was actually Wednesday night), Madonna was ruffling feathers of another kind in New York at a celebration for Gucci's new Tattoo Heart handbag.

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Diamonds in the Buff

Costume by Catherine D'Lish for Dita Von Teese

You could feel the collective sucking of air out of the hallowed Bing Theater at LACMA last night as Ava Garter stripped off her sparkling matador costume before a couple of hundred audience members–mostly members of the museum's Costume Council, which comprises mostly of ladies who get goose bumps at being called a socialite.

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Alexander McQueen Hits Target

A McQ look inspiring the new McQ Alexander McQueen for Target line.

I already felt like I was in an alternative universe, a surreal place where a usually apathetic population actually exercised its right to vote and cast a referendum to send to the White House an intelligent, dignified man who happens to be black.

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The First Lady of Style

What the future looks like.

As if to underscore the trailblazing magnitude of this journey to the White House, Michelle Obama has consistently chosen modern looks and American designers (Isabel Toledo, Isaac Mizrahi, her hometown designer Maria Pinto, even Target) that distinguish this corporate lawyer and "mom-in-chief" (her words) from so many first ladies before her.

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Hanging By the Telephone

Just got in from a session at my neighborhood Obama volunteer center, where I spent the better chunk of my calling plan minutes cold calling registered voters in Colorado and Missouri. […]
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Postcards from the Edge (of Echo Park)

An Open Book: Poet Saul Williams

From Saul William’s sublime, mind-blowing verse to John C. Riley’s pointedly candid humor to a straight-up shot from fathers Flea and Pierre de Reeder of Rilo Kiley (with babes in arms), the video postcards we shot a few weeks ago at Shepard Fairey’s Studio One Gallery and which finally began making their way online this last week are a reminder of the creative riches realized in this landmark presidential campaign.

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La Vie en Rose Returns!

Louboutin Gone Wild

Dear LVER friends,
With new digs under my very own name, my chronicles continue. Thank you for your patience, your support and your interest. A redesign is underway, and next year will bring expanded features.

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