Archive for the ‘Current Affairs’ Category

You’re Invited To A Current Affair: Booksigning+Vintage Togs

In spite of a career as journalist-curator-retailer based on endlessly ferreting the Next Big Thing, I've had an equally consuming passion for the past. What people wore and surrounded themselves in served as a intuitive mnemonic system for me to recall my school history lessons, thanks in large part to growing up with a mother who frequented dusty antique shops and garage sales and filled our family suburban home with stuff a century-plus years old. […]

Posted in Art, Books, Current Affairs, Design, Food and Drink, Music, Style

Friends Feted At Hollywood Style Awards

The only thing better than cheering on the madly talented (and wonderful) Arianne Phillips being named "Costume Designer of the Year" at Sunday's Hollywood Style Awards was giving an equally enthusiastic shout out, literally, to Elizabeth Stewart ("Stylist of the Year") and Decades founders Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos ("Hollywood Boutique of the Year"), along with following the show's host, George Kostiopoulos, give good one-liners throughout the 90-minute ceremony at Smashox Studios in West Hollywood. […]

Posted in Current Affairs, Film, Style

Vidal Sassoon+the London Design Fest

What's on Rem Koolhaas' book shelf? The 1984 edition of Cutting Hair the Vidal Sassoon Way, because, as the Dutch architect told the hairstyling legend himself earlier this week at the London Design Festival awards, “It has great shapes.”

A special lifetime achievement award was confered on our beautiful pal Vidal, there with wife Ronnie, and, per NYT design editor Pilar Viladas' coverage, he charmed the awards dinner crowd with stories of his love of architecture. […]

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Fashion Night Out: Everything Is Fine. See For Yourself.

Keep Shopping. Everything Is Fine.

Or so Anna Wintour, politicians and a kazillion retailers around the world keep proclaiming with this week's latest installment of Fashion's Night Out. Now, I'm not going to get all Cathy Horyn on you, Dear Readers, and claim that the annual event started in 2009 to get folks back into stores and spending their hard-earned cash no longer has its purpose. […]

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