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It’s been quite a few years since we attended our last Sweet Sixteen party, but we’re pretty confident that whatever it was, it had nothing on PAPER magazine’s fête last night for their 16th annual “Beautiful People” issue. They decked out the Top of the Standard Hotel with shimmering confetti sculptures and larger-than-life balloons, and parked an impressive spread of pastel-frosted cupcakes in corner for partygoers to Instagram (and, yes, eat) to their hearts’ delight. There was also less teen-friendly fare, like the cocktails and electronic cigarettes (passed out by candy stripers, for a bit of unhealthy irony) from sponsor NJOY — yes, the very same company for which Courtney Love is now the raspy-voiced spokesperson. But birthdays aside, we were also there to celebrate British songstress Jessie Ware, the issue’s cover girl and well-dressed woman of the hour.
DJs, drag queens, scenesters, and night owls came out to Webster Hall Wednesday night for Paper‘s Eighth Annual Nightlife Awards, a raucous evening honoring the best and
brightest haziest of New York after dark.
Paper‘s Mickey Boardman is a front row staple and one of the most quotable guys in the biz. We caught up with him at today’s Peter Som show to chat about reality TV and the Rachel Zoe-Brad Goreski feud.
We have a total lady crush on Kristen Wiig. (Though, really, who doesn’t?)
Inspired by their covershoot with British musician Elly La Roux, Paper magazine dedicated a few pages of their September issue to menswear, with one catch — all the looks were modelled by women.
If there was one reason we wished we could have been at the CFDA’s–besides maybe witnessing Marc Jacobs prance up to the podium to Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” it was to hear Paper editor Kim Hastreiter accept her Eugenia Sheppard Award. We’ve said it before, she’s a favorite of ours (and many for that matter) described by Guy Trebay as, “the coolest person in New York.”
She’s one of those names, you know the ones — first name only, dropped randomly into casual conversation to test you, to see if you can catch these sorts of oh-so-bohemian cultural references which indicate that the person doing the referencing is a person of Vast Knowledge and Infinite Connections. Hers gradually became ingrained in my media rolodex, but with no context in which to ground it. Which is why I really loved reading Guy Trebay’s piece on Kim (Hastreiter, if you’re not on a first name basis), the editor in chief of Paper magazine and, more importantly, “the coolest person in New York.”
Every year, Paper magazine releases their list of Beautiful People. Last year’s list consisted of names like Whitney Port, Kristen Wiig, DJ Cassidy, and Cushnie et Ochs, among others. The list is always diverse. Some on the list are superstars, others rising stars, and others, for lack of a nicer term, are no-names. Regardless of their social status, they’re all gorgeous and interesting and totally Paper.
Gossip frontwoman and fashion icon Beth Ditto graces April’s cover of Paper magazine as part of their Beautiful People issue. While the photos are obviously awesome — hyper-colorful and shot by designer Jeremy Scott on a simple white set — it’s the accompanying article that has us kvelling.
To be inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America is like winning an Oscar. And just like the nominations for the Academy Awards, the fashion community waits breathlessly to discover who is to be honored and, more importantly, who is to be recognized as the latest and greatest in fashion.