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Starting a magazine—one made out of actual paper—might feel like a quixotic pursuit in our dark, screen-obsessed times, where ad revenues are in free-fall and most people would rather swipe than flip. But fuck it. Adult magazine, a heady hybrid of porn and high culture, wasn’t launched in the name of profit.
The plot of Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur might not be the stuff romances are made of, considering it follows the three months he spent battling alcoholism and general melancholy that came from his breakout hit On The Road. As it turns out, director Michael Polish and actress Kate Bosworth met, fell in love, and were married all while adapting the 1962 novel for the big screen.
We caught up with the 29 year old recently to talk about the unique genesis of IT, how her modelling career has evolved, dealing with critics, and her undying love of shoes.
Iggy Azalea isn’t quite yet a star, but she looks like one. I’m waiting to interview the Australian-born rapper during what I assume is a loaded press day, which means I have the chance to watch from afar as she navigates through the several journalists and video crews waiting in the Mondrian Soho for a few minutes of her time. She’s immaculately composed in a striking black dress too complicated for my boyish brain to describe, and effortlessly jocular both on and off camera. When we finally start talking, she’s affable and lucid despite conditions that would normally prevent affability and lucidity—we only have fifteen minutes together, but she has a perfect feel for how to make the most of them.
Wearer of latest-season Prabal Gurung and least pretentious fashion plate ever, Hailee Steinfeld, just keeps on legitimizing our obsession with her. In addition to her Spring 2014 tour de force on the Romeo and Juliet red carpet last night, she’s also scored herself the cover of ASOS magazine’s November 2013 issue. Wearing an amazing color-block coat and shiny ankle boots, she proves her ability to style-shame her seniors knows no seasonal bounds.
Make room in your style dictionary next to Les Fidèles de Chanel, because there’s another fashion house-fronting name you ought to know: Nina Freudenberg, owner of the bi-coastal design shop Haus Interior and Max Mara brand ambassador.
How fitting for Georgia May Jagger to have paraded down Alexander Wang’s spring runway wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with a Parental Advisory label. After all, her father is the Mick Jagger, and she’s inherited his trademark pout, supreme personal style, wicked sense of humor, and knack for being a little mischievous.
Carine Roitfeld must be sick of watching herself on screen by now. We first bumped into her at Daily Front Row’s inaugural Fashion Media Awards, which she sort-of gracefully evacuated halfway through, grazing our right arm(!) on her way out to host the New York premiere for her new documentary Mademoiselle C. At a second preview screening at Hearst Tower last night she introduced the documentary by saying how she didn’t realize how tough it was to watch herself on a giant screen (“I didn’t realize it would be so personal”). This is probably why we found her hiding in a small room backstage with the film’s mastermind and her dear friend Fabien Constant.
We love summer for many reasons, one of them being that it’s totally kosher to slack off with your beauty routine. ‘Dewy skin’, ‘bed hair’ and ‘au naturale beauty’ have a pretty sweet ring to them for those of us who prefer to spend our mornings pushing snooze. But unfortunately ‘dewy’ and ‘oily’ are sometimes a little too close for comfort, and the hot weather can do worse things to your hair than make it temporarily bloated. Josie Feria is Director of Spa Operations at the Fontainebleau’s Lapis Spa in Miami. She told us all about when to fight the frizz and when to go with summer’s flow, and let us in on some DIY recipes that replicate the fancy ones offered at Lapis.
It’s tough keeping the perfect shade of blonde all year round. Particularly when hair does stuff like fade and grow, and when we have the tendency to impulse-buy quick fix bleaches from drug stores. One guy who knows all about the dramas of being blonde is Kim Vō. He reps the shade himself, and it’s his hands behind the hair of Hollywood elites including Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Katherine Heigl and Dakota Fanning. What we wanted to know, though, is how to achieve a Summer 2013 blonde on a non-celebrity budget – and how to do it without turning your hair to frizzy straw.
Juding by her interview in this month’s Vogue Italia, there aren’t many things that celebrity stylist Lysa Cooper actually likes. In fact they’re pretty much limited to Beyoncé and the personal style of homeless people in California. Lil Kim’s okay too. Oh, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s line The Row, kinda but not really. At least, she thinks they’re good at ripping off other designers.
Following in the footsteps of their Condé siblings Glamour, GQ, Vogue and Wired, Vanity Fair has launched a channel dedicated solely to video.
Style mavens take note. Music lovers rejoice. DJ Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe, The Dolls, have released their new single. Listen to “Summer of ’93″ right here, while the girls tell us about trips to Turkey for vintage caftans, opening for Janet Jackson, and other highlights of the rockstar life.
Back then, Gisele was just a budding Red Sox fan and an advocate of sexy dads.
You can’t have her $3.7 million Brentwood home, but you can probably afford some of its furnishings.
We don’t know what could be more confessional than his Vanity Fair profile, but we’re about to find out.
It’s not every day that a magazine’s editor-in-chief throws a huge party to celebrate a new hire, but that was the case last night at the trendy No. 8 club in New York City’s Meatpacking District where Glamour‘s Cindi Leive held a bash for the mag’s new executive beauty director Ying Chu.
We saw Lena Dunham‘s French gamine-like Interview cover last week, after the Girls creator leaked it herself on Instagram. The full interview, however, only just made its way on to the web, and for fans of the show, it’s definitely worth a read.
The Brooklynite is just as candid as ever in a conversation with artist/writer/director Miranda July, musing about her upbringing, her art, and how her life has changed since Girls became a runaway hit. She also breaks a certain taboo amongst the young Hollywood set: talking earnestly and openly about her boyfriend, Jack Antonoff, the guitarist for the band Fun.
Lena Dunham beat everyone to the punch by leaking her own Interview cover on Instagram. Nicely done.