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- 09/24/12--11:46: Cindy Cindy's "Stay" -- A PAPERMAG Video Premiere
- 09/25/12--09:30: Crystal Castles' "Plague" Is Our Music Video of the Day
- 09/25/12--10:00: Listen to New Frank Ocean Track, "Blue Whale"
- 09/25/12--11:30: Trailer Trash: Vamps
- 09/27/12--09:30: Dum Dum Girls' "Lord Knows" Is Our Music Video of the Day
- 09/27/12--13:15: Io Echo: Your Favorite Band's Favorite Band
On the heels of the release of their fourth album, Shields, catch indie rockers Grizzly Bear play Radio City Music Hall with Unknown Mortal Orchestra opening. [via Oh My Rockness]
Merge Festival has just returned to Bankside -- check out loads of art, music and performance scattered throughout various locations over the next month. [via Flavorpill]
Lena Dunham, naked and eating cake in a bathroom stall, was most definitely the best thing about Jimmy Kimmel's opening sketch at last night's Emmy's -- and maybe the Emmy's in general? [via The Gloss]
Oh, and please watch Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus being amazing. [via BuzzFeed]
Meanwhile, on Saturday Night Live, Joseph Gordon-Levitt did this. [via xoxonguyenator]
Slaterrrrrrrrrr. [via Pizzzatime]
Mugging for the camera. [via basistka]
Twerk it. [via La Reblogothèque]
We're not in Kansas anymore. [via imgfave]
Lady Gaga wore this cuckoo bananas Comme Des Garcons dress in Paris. [via Zimbio]
We can't. [via Terry's Diary]
Stop, drop and roll. [via Tsukun Loves Fuzzy Stuff]
Calvin Harris hooked up -- in the music collab sense -- with Florence Welch, and out popped this "Sweet Nothing" video. Welch plays the part of a cabaret singer in a strip club, while Harris seems to be giving a gang of thugs some money to beat up her creepy boyfriend. The track is on Calvin's new album, 18 Months, due out at the end of October. We hear there's also a collab with PAPER's next cover girl, Ellie Goulding. (Oops, hope that wasn't supposed to be a secret.)
Derek Lam is bringing a Brazilian-inspired diffusion line to Kohl's next spring. [via Refinery 29]
Sofia Vergara tweeted this shot of a last-minute wardrobe malfunction at the Emmys last night and, yes, that's her butt. [via Daily Mail]
Emanuel Ungaro, they of the misguided "let's have Lindsay Lohan be our Creative Director" decision, announced they will be re-launching the iconic French brand. Rising Sicilian designer Fausto Puglisi has been named their new Creative Director -- he previously designed the Roman soldier get-ups seen on M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj during last year's Super Bowl. [WWD]
These Maison Martin Margiela trunk boots kind of remind us of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...[via Slam x Hype]
Gilt has announced that it will close their full-priced Park & Bond, folding the division into their Gilt Man section. [Reuters via Elle]
WTF?! Apparently Kelly Osbourne had a $250k manicure using Azature's "Black Diamonds" nail polish (yes, supposedly made with the precious gems in 'em). Ugh. [via Glamour]
Even though there's nothing particularly new about a celebrity spotting in Williamsburg and Bushwick, our little ears perked up nevertheless when we heard that such
unexpected visitors like Katie Holmes and Suri and Bill and Hillary Clinton were seen in the area this weekend. What's more, these folks weren't spotted in "Grown-Up Brooklyn,"
places like say, DUMBO or Brooklyn Heights. Instead, they were
snapped at two locales that could equally vie for the epicenter of hipsterdom: McCarren Park and Roberta's.
A little context:
Katie Holmes and her daughter traveled all the way from their Chelsea apartment to Williamsburg to play in McCarren Park, which is sort of an odd choice as it seems like less of a fun park for children and more of a place to see adults playing kickball and trying to secretly smoke. Judging by the pic above, Suri was none too impressed by the whiskered, tattooed denizens she likely encountered loafing around outside.
The Clintons, meanwhile, dined al fresco at the Bushwick fave last night for a private 70th birthday party for big-time friend and Democratic donor, Esprit-founder Susie Buell. Capping off the experience was a performance by singer Lia Ices and, in case you were wondering, no, the Clintons did not dine side-by-side with the regulars -- the restaurant was closed to the public during the event.
And there you have it: Two's A Trend. Who's next? Barack and Michelle spotted milling around at Smorgasburg? The Jolie-Pitt clan at the Commodore?
[via Perez Hilton/Gothamist/NY Daily News]
Imitation of Christ designer, actress and multimedia performance artist, Tara Subkoff, made a splash at Bortolami Gallery earlier this month with her amazing piece, "This Is Not a Fashion Show." Now that she's all up in the art scene, we've asked Ms. Subkoff to send us a series of dispatches from her adventures wading through the wilds of the New York art world. Here, in her first installment, are the shows Subkoff checked out during New York Fashion Week, most of which are up through the end of October.
Image courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.
Richard Phillips at Gagosian Gallery
"Mind blowing. It was relevant and surreal and I can't stop thinking about it. Paintings bigger than billboards of Lindsay Lohan and Sasha Grey, and corresponding films by Phillips, were haunting and striking."
Through October 20th.
EP, Elizabeth Peyton. 2012. Image courtesy of Bortolami Gallery.
Now I am Quietly Waiting for the Catastrophe of My Personality to Seem Beautiful Again, and Interesting and Modern at Bortolami Gallery
"The title for this group show curated by Tom Burr was taken from Frank O'Hara's poem 'Mayakovsky' and suggests that 'the self is dependent on who we surround ourselves with.' Burr examines how personality takes on external form and otherness. An incredible mix of important work and strange relationships, the show features works by many of the artists Burr shared studio space with or went to school with, including Elizabeth Peyton, Sarah Lucas, Charline Von Heyl and Ull Hohn. Additional artists in the show include Dan Grahm, Gordan Matta-Clark, Kaucyila Brooke, Jean Cocteau, Hilary Lloyd, Lucy McKenzie, Ken Okiishi, Josephine Pryde, Mary Simpson, Dash Snow, J St Bernard, and Emily Wardill. I want to go back and see it again!"
Through October 27th.
Image courtesy of Salon 94.
William Wegman's Drawings for a Better Tomorrow and a Worse Yesterday at Salon 94
"Funny, brilliant drawings and videos from the 70's. I loved the 'Dog Duet,' showing the 'human-ness of animals and the strangeness of humans.'"
Through October 27th.
Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman's Stray Light Grey at Marlborough Chelsea
"Though there was lots of hype about Thomas Hirschhorn's 'Concordia Concordia' at Barbara Gladstone, it wasn't as powerful or strong as Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman's Stray Light Grey at Marlborough Chelsea. The show was totally brilliant and inspiring. The show focuses on 'the preservation of the materialist surroundings of a certain bygone era so as to recreate a time locked simulation of life as it was,' which, in layman's terms, can be translated as the following: 'In 100 years, this is all of what might be left of where we are at now.' Go see this show -- and make sure you see the second floor, too."
Through October 27th.
© Yayoi Kusama. Photograph by Jason Schmidt. Courtesy of the Whitney.
Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney
"I had to go and see Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney before it closes at the end of this month.
Her installation 'Fireflies on the Water' consists of 150 tiny lights suspended over a reflecting pool within a small mirrored enclosure. Space appears infinite, with no beginning or end. Pure magic."
Through September 30th.
1. The highest Korean restaurant in the world, Gaonnuri, opens at 5 p.m. tomorrow, September 25, on the 39th floor of 1250 Broadway. And, yes, that's just down the street from PAPER's world headquarters on 32nd Street in Manhattan. Let's do lunch! [via Gaonnuri NYC]
2. The Jonas Brothers told Billboard Magazine that they are hard at work on a new album and are "about 10 or 11 songs in, probably close to some sort of body of music." No word on a release date, but maybe we'll hear some new tunes when they play Radio City Music Hall on October 11. [via Billboard]
3. New York artist Leo Villareal debuts his gigantic tribute to Buckminster Fuller in Madison Square Park on October 25. The light sculpture, "Buckyball," is made from 180 LED tubes arranged in a honeycomb pattern. Multicolored honeycombs are, apparently, a new trend as they're also incorporated in the new Bleecker Street subway transfer station. [via Madison Square Park]
5. Anthony Haden-Guest is releasing a collab album, Rudely Interrupted, with New York singer Lorraine Leckie on November 12. There's also going to be an album release show scheduled for the Mercury Lounge that night. The album combines Guest's lyrics with Leckie's melodies. [via Anthony Haden-Guest]
6. Super-tiny version of New York's iconic Katz's Deli by Alan Wolfson. [via Alan Wolfson/ Jeremiah's Vanishing New York]
7. For a cool $8 you can have this Odd Future "Shark Cat Pin." Woo hoo! [via The Reed Space]
8. Deviant Artist SharpWriter has a few ideas for how President Obama can cut costs in defense spending... [via The Daily What]
Love this photo of Madeleine Albright playing the drums at DC's Kennedy Center this past Sunday. She and Condi should have a duet. [via Buzzfeed]
Dino-pugs. [via Bunny Food]
Props for being honest. [via Knusprig Titten Hitler]
"Cats Acting Out Their Favorite Movies." 'Nuff said. [via Buzzfeed]
Now you can sit on Brad Pitt or Ryan Reynolds's face. [via Im With Kanye]
Whoa. Here's a lewk from the recent European Beard and Mustache competition held in France. We believe it's called the "Double Cyclone." [via Time/Photo by Reuters]
Nope. [via Coin Farts]
Ohmygodyouunderstandme. [via Bunny Food]
Check the box pleeease. [via Paris Hilton Sex Slave]
Love this supercut of all of Mike O'Brien's awkward kisses from "7 Minutes in Heaven." We didn't realize Insane Clown Posse had been a guest... [via Vulture]
Oh no bigs, just Cher cuddling with a monkey. [via Rrrick]
This looks like a normal day on the New York subway. Just kidding, but it might be better to watch the new Crystal Castles video after you get to work -- or head off to ballet class. Etan and Alice have been spending time in Poland recording their new album -- coming in November -- and this Ivan Grbin-directed clip is the visual complement to July's single "Plague." They're touring North America with LA's Health and stopping in NYC at Roseland Ballroom next week, October 3.
Vamps opens with a limited release on November 2nd.
Despite Vogue's pledge not to work with models under 16, Vogue Japan has an editorial in its December issue featuring 14-year-old Brazilian model Thairine Garcia. 15-year-old model Ondria Hardin appeared in Vogue China's August issue, as well. (That's Garcia in Harper's Bazaar Brasil above.) [Jezebel]
Erin Fetherston is selling pieces from her super-cute personal vintage collection on e-commerce site Wasteland. [Racked]
Natalie Portman has gone blonde, we repeat, Natalie Portman has gone blonde. [HuffPo]
Condé Nast has named its first black Editor-in-Chief to one of its publications. Keija Minor, formerly of Uptown magazine, will now run the show at Brides magazine. Congrats to Ms. Minor. [FashionBombDaily]
The Sunday Times Style magazine got a whole mess of models including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Cole, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone and Erin Wasson to appear on 10 different covers for their 10th Anniversary Issue. [HuffPoStyle]
In honor of Paris Fashion Week, Colette will be selling sneakers from the Converse X Missoni collaboration that have been covered in deadstock Missoni fabrics. They'll be at Colette starting September 29th and will be in Missoni boutiques select Converse stores worldwide starting October 31st.
ASOS has a new plus-size line and it's real cute. More images at Refinery29.
Kenzo has a new video our for their Fall/Winter 2012 women's collection featuring a model smashing her way through a marble palace and lots of '80s computer graphics a la that one Dire Straits video. Watch it here.
Head to the Brooklyn Bowl to catch Gossip tonight and, if you want to make a whole night of it, stick around for ?uestlove's weekly Bowl Train party. [via Oh My Rockness]
Snoop D-O-Double G (er, actually, we should say Snoop Lion) plays NJ's Wellmont Theatre tonight. [via Oh My Rockness]
Ke$ha claims she had sex with a gho$t. "I don't know his name! He was a ghost! I'm very open to it." [via Jezebel]
Zooey Deschanel (of course) got her dress stuck on Lucy Liu at the Emmys. [via BuzzFeed]
Watch a super-cut of Bruce Willis looking very, very confused. [via Vulture]
A vintage photo of Jack Nicholson eating a watermelon. [via Gin Jack]
The cat's out of the bag (sorta). [via Studiomj]
Now open on Sundays, thank goodness. [via Dude Guy Kid Bro]
Oh, Dita. [via Knusprig Titten Hitler]
Reason #495,293 why we love Katy Perry: She had these Daria nails custom-painted in Tokyo. [via Styleite]
Beep boop beep boop beep boop. [via Max Capacity]
The season four poster for The League, y'all!! [via The League]
DIY DMX [via Fantastic Amazing]
Dum Dum Girls released this new video for "Lord Knows" from their End of Daze EP. Dee Dee stars as either a high-priestess at a cult ritual or, on the other hand, maybe it's just a typical California wedding. Oh no! It IS a cult and they're sacrificing a hot hunk. New York men who want to volunteer for the next ceremony will get lots of chances, since the band will be in town this Sunday, September 30, at Europa (98 Meserole, Greenpoint) and on Monday at Other Music. Plus they're back opening for The Walkmen at Terminal 5 on October 18.
London, Singapore and Staten Island may seem like strange bedfellows but pretty soon NYC's oft-underappreciated borough will be home to a massive ferris wheel along the likes of the London Eye or the Singapore Flyer -- in fact, it'll be bigger than both! The same team behind the London Eye, Starneth, will be responsible for the construction of the 625-foot tall ride -- soon to be known as The New York Wheel -- that will contain 36 capsules carrying up to forty people each (or 1,440 people per cycle). We also hear the wheel will anchor a huge space in St. George that includes a 350,000 square-foot outlet mall and hotel and will cost $230 million clams (uh, who's paying for that?). Construction is set to begin in 2014 with the goal of sending the first riders up into the Staten Island clouds by 2015. Pretty cool.
Check out more photo renderings below.
[via Curbed/Renderings via NYC Mayor's Office]
Ahhh! Wendy Pepper, possibly the second biggest villainess in reality competition TV history (Omarosa reigns supreme) and cast member on Project Runway's first season, is joining the new cast of Project Runway All-Stars. This is gonna be good. [TheCut]
Vogue is sorry for using underage models in their magazines after promising not to use underage models in their magazines. [Fashionista]
Ann Romney wore this weird, leather "Mitt and I read 50 Shades as a couple"-get-up on the Tonight show recently. [HuffPo]
Elmo walks Harper's Bazaar editor Laura Brown through his closet. Who knew Elmo has some lewks? [Racked]
FYI: WSJ. magazine editor Deborah Needleman is officially taking over T: The New York Times Style Magazine following Sally Singer's departure last month. [TheCut]
The cool botanical-print bags from Philip Lim 3.1's Spring 2013 collection are already available to buy, should you be someone who can buy such things. [HighSnobette]
Rookie shows you how to make a DIY Schiaparelli sweater.
H&M is delaying their e-commerce launch. Noooo! [Racked]
SHIFT spotted several America's Next Top Model contestants in the pages of knitting magazines. A check is a check. :(
Io Echo is your favorite band's favorite band: Hot Chip, Florence + the Machine and Nine Inch Nails have all hand-picked the Los Angeles duo to open tours, and after one listen to their new self-titled EP, you'll know why. Songs like "When the Lillies Die" propel the listener through a sort of natural fiber update of a '90s goth-industrial sound -- albeit one that's layered with Chinese violins and Japanese koto harps. Singer Ioanna Gika and producer-guitarist Leopold Ross take this "new orientalism" (as the music press have dubbed their sound) even further live, with Gika, a Nico-esque chanteuse in a long kimono robe, gesturing with her own flourishes in front of videos of Kabuki theater.
"Kabuki has so much eroticism yet so much restraint," Gika explains of the band's fascination with the dramatic art. "It's these kinds of contrasts that inspired me to want to make music."
The only child of an MIT physicist, Gika grew up in Washington, D.C., listening to Enya and was a self-described science nerd. "When the whole Higgs boson thing happened, I was like 'That's my jam!'" she says. Gika first met the London-bred Ross (whose older brother Atticus wrote The Social Network score) at a Hollywood dive. "I was obsessed with [the Velvet Underground's] 'Venus in Furs,'" Gika says. Ross shared that he was named after the original book's author, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. "I'm pretty socially awkward so it gave me something to talk about," he says. The pair "hung out" a few times (no, they're not a couple) before making music. "Our friends were having a Halloween party and asked us to play and we were like 'sure,'" says Gika.
Two years later, it's still this almost accidental quality that permeates Io Echo's effortless mix of emotion and escapism. The more pragmatic Ross attributes the sound to the London-esque weather around his Laurel Canyon studio. "We'd be working and be completely enveloped in fog," he says. "That definitely contributed to the mood."
Io Echo is out October 16th.
Don't be surprised if you hear "LeSutra" name-checked in tons of pop songs in the next few months. For example: "We were chillin' with our hookah and sippin' on LeSutra." Mega-rapper and producer Timbaland -- the producer of huge hits for everyone from Justin Timberlake to Bjork -- is launching what's being hyped as "the first sparkling liqueur" on Monday, October 1st. Celebrity liquor brands are nothing new and the really popular ones, like Diddy's Ciroc Vodka, sell millions of cases a year. Let's take a little trip down hang-over lane with some highlights from the celebrity booze world.
Pharrell's Qream with a Q
Geared toward women -- Pharrell claimed it was "lactose friendly" -- Qream launched last year and it's still wreaking havoc with spellcheck. We tried the strawberry flavor and tasted some Nesquik top-notes and a slight chalky after taste. Mmmm.
Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka
Why isn't this more popular? Actually, we poured ours out, but kept the cool skull bottle.
Marilyn Manson's Absinthe Mansinthe
OMG, the walls are melting! And we almost set fire to our hair. Just kidding, after a few sips, we were like, "What's so bad about the music biz that makes artists want to plug booze?" Actually, never mind. We know the answer to that question.
Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello
Props to the actor for having a sense of humor and turning a drunken (or "hungover") appearance on The View -- which he attributed to having imbibed too much limoncello the night before with George Clooney -- into a business opportunity. Too bad the result is said to be "lumpy."
Ludacris' Conjure Cognac
To be honest, we haven't tried the stuff but we love that the bio on the cognac site reads, "Chris [Ludacris] is a celebrated actor, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and a connoisseur of fine cognac. He is as approachable and amiable as he is lauded." Uhh, aren't they missing something from that resumé?
Willie Nelson's Old Whiskey River Bourbon
Handcrafted in small batches in a Kentucky distillery, this one actually sounds pretty legit to us but it's a damn pity that the tasting notes don't include something slightly more, uh, herbal.
Lil Jon's Little Jonathan Winery
A man can only drink crunk juice for so long before he starts getting thirsty for something a little classier -- a "purple drank" 2.0, if you will. Thankfully, that's where Little Jonathan Winery (YES, THAT IS ITS NAME) comes in, a brand the rapper describes thusly: "My full name is Jonathan...The wine is more mature...a little bit more upscale than regular 'Lil Jon.'...This is not no ghetto Boone's Farm; this is some real wine."
Roberto Cavalli Vodka
Rappers and actors don't have a monopoly on the celebrity liquor market and the fashion designer's foray seems like a liquor that goes best with chest hair and a night at one of Berlusconi's "bunga bungas."
Francis Ford Coppola's Sofia Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine (In a Can)
We have to be honest and say that when we were in college, we thought this was a most classy and sophisticated beverage. And still kind of do, actually?
Justin Timberlake's 901 Silver Tequila
Named after JT's Memphis hometown's area code, this tequila has even impressed discerning NYC bartenders. And you know what? After the fourth shot, it really impressed us, too. (And then we started crying and tried to make out with the bottle.)