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- 11/28/12--12:50: Sure Enough, Yoko Ono's Opening Ceremony Collection Is Insane
- 11/28/12--13:10: The Montenegro Sour at L'Apicio
- 11/28/12--13:50: Rihanna Scores Her First #1 Album
- 11/28/12--14:25: Our New Obsession: Ten & Co. Oxfords
- 11/29/12--06:00: Jessica Fellowes Talks Downton Abbey Tonight at the Strand...
- 11/29/12--06:30: What If New Girl Starred a Crotchety Octogenarian Instead?
- 11/29/12--08:20: Tegan and Sara's Karaoke Dance Party
- 11/29/12--09:17: Derek Blasberg Teaches Us Etiquette with Cats...
- 11/29/12--10:30: Sophie Auster's Shadowy Video for "Run Run Run"
- 11/29/12--12:30: Your Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2012: Part VII
- 11/29/12--12:59: This Weekend...
- 11/29/12--14:30: That Work's Cameo-Packed "Act Like You Know" Video
- 11/29/12--14:42: MoMA is Starting a Video Game Collection...
- 11/30/12--06:50: Was That Tina Fey's Daughter On 30 Rock Last Night?
- 11/30/12--07:30: Oldie But Goodie Friday: Pet Shop Boys'"It's a Sin"
- 11/30/12--09:08: One Direction Is Making Their Own Fragrance...
- 11/30/12--10:00: Interpol's "Turn On the Bright Lights" 10th Anniversary
We shouldn't be, but somehow we're still in a minor state of awe over how utterly insane avant doyenne Yoko Ono's new Opening Ceremony line is. Taking a cue from her drawings inspired by her late husband's "sexy bod" (seen in this animated video above), the collection features mesh tank tops, literal "crotch-grabbing" pants, butt cut-outs, man bras and a fashion apparatus known as a "bell board" (whatever that means). Though we don't expect to be shelling out $250 to buy our dads/boyfriends/roommates/brothers a "lightbulb bra" anytime soon, we have to hand it to Yoko: she had an idea and fully realized it. Musicians/actresses/models/It Girls who have their own fashion lines or capsule collections are a dime a dozen, and so many of them simply slap their name on a brand and call it a day. As for Ono, however, she clearly had more personal motivations behind the line: an appreciation of Lennon's private parts.
Check out some of the more interesting designs below and head over to Opening Ceremony for the rest.
Mesh cutout shirt, $145; Hand trousers, $335
Bell board, $400
Rihanna not only survived her harrowing "777" world tour but scores her first #1 album this week with Unapologetic going straight in at the top. The One Direction lads slipped a bit to #3 and Kid Rock -- check out this enlightening feature on the "badass" Detroit dude in New Yorker -- goes in at #5 with his Rebel Soul. Led Zeppelin managed to hit the Top 10 with their new live album Celebration Day going in at #9. AND: Adele's 21 just became the 21st (how fitting) album to sell 10 million albums! [Billboard]
Each model is handmade by a cobbler in Marrakech -- the same one who made that inaugural pair, in fact -- and cut from handwoven kilim rugs and blankets that Noll has found during sourcing trips to flea markets, rug auctions and bazaars throughout the city and the Atlas mountains. "One of the coolest places I went to was this flea market on the edge of the main Medina in Marrakech that I don't think any tourist has been to ever, " Noll says. "I found one [rug] that was hot pink and had holes in it and the fringe was horsehair -- not wool. I've never seen anything like it before."
Though the kicks aren't cheap -- prices range from $200-$250 -- the line just launched a week and a half ago, meaning your Ten & Co.-shod feet can be the most au courant pair at the New Year's/Chrismukkah/awkward holiday office party. For now the shoes are sold exclusively online -- though Noll hopes to get them in stores by next season -- and you can peep lovely images shot by Adam Hribar from the brand's lookbook below.
Photos courtesy of Ten & Co.
This sock is tremendous. [via Laughing Squid]
Put these next to your 50 Shades of Bidet. [via Uproxx]
What we wouldn't give to be Peggy Bundy right now. [via The Clearly Dope]
Apparently Lance Bass found this painting of himself while searching for Christmas decorations. No shit. [via Buzzfeed]
Mind-blowing literal 'street' art. [via Hypervocal]
So many cute, knobby knees! [via Fun Pool Party]
Behold, Tom Hanks fan art that isn't by Hanksy. [via The Daily What]
Presented without comment. [via Twitter]
nm, u? a/s/l? [via Bunny Food]
If only we could all be Rebel Wilson. [via I'm With Kanye]
Get out the karaoke machine and let's have a little house party with Canadian twins Tegan and Sara. "Closer" is a bouncy, pop track that's already getting lots of airplay and the video should help things along. You may prefer a slightly more raucous affair, but sometimes face-paint and balloons will suffice. Their new album, Heartthrob, is coming out at the end of January. While you're waiting, check out their European Tour Dairy for Paper here.
According to Cathy Horyn, Alexander Wang is the top candidate for the Creative Director position at Balenciaga, and the announcement may be made early next week. [via The New York Times]
You know that ubiquitous Givenchy Rottweiler tee that every celebrity and fashion person owns? Ricardo Tisci told GQ it was inspired by a "boy scout book" and that it represents "power and sweetness." Who knew? [via Fashionista]
In honor of its 30th anniversary, G-Shock opened its first American flagship store yesterday in SoHo! [via WWD]
Watch a delightful lesson in etiquette from Derek Blasberg, taught with cats. If 'The Eticats' isn't a regular web series, we're quitting the internet. [via The Cut]
Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli collaborated with yoox.com on a limited edition embroidered postcards, including this 'vintage style' self-portrait. This is the last time the artist will be working with embroidery, so get it while you can! [via Press Release]
Watch a trailer for HBO doc In Vogue: The Editor's Eye, which premiers December 6th. The film documents the lives of Condé Nast fashion editors. Color us excited. [via High Snobette]
Death and Taxes rounded up 14 of the best-worst Christmas sweaters. Our faves are tinsel-y Abe Lincoln and the (Katy Perry endorsed, we're sure) Snow-Man-Boob sweater.
For fashionistas who have lots and lots of dough: Hermès is releasing small ('I can only fit a few credit cards in here' small), jewel-encrusted mini versions of their iconic Birkin, Kelly and Nausicaa bags. [via T Magazine]
Watch out PSY, the Melbourne Metro system just might beat your record for most YouTube views. A clever, animated clip called "Dumb Ways To Die" -- and its accompanying catchy tune -- has already topped 28 million in less than two weeks. It was made as a public service announcement to warn people about the potential danger of trains and it immediately went viral. Presumably targeted to kids, given its cute cartoons and even cuter music, the whole thing is, well... kinda dark. It's hard to imagine the MTA making an adorable video about train safety with cartoon characters gushing blood, etc., but, hey, maybe it's time to go back to the drawing board on those mad boring "If you see something, say something" ads. The clip has become so popular that it inspired Seattle-based video and animation studio Cinesaurus to create their own parody and tribute to NASA, "Cool Things To Find." Watch it, and see where missing socks go.
Former PAPER beautiful person Sophie Auster has a new video for "Run Run Run" off her recent album, Red Weather. Not to be confused with the Velvet Underground or Phoenix songs of the same name, "Run Run Run" juxtaposes Auster's mournful alto with the fast pitter-patter of drums and bass. In the clip, candlelight reflects off Auster's tiara and casts menacing silhouettes on marble walls as the singer lets fall a single ambiguous tear.
This holiday season, forgo the wares at department and big box stores in favor of one-of-a-kind goodies found inside the city's many pop-up shops, holiday markets and craft bazaars. And though 'pop-up shop' is one of the most eye-rollingly widespread retail phrases this time of year, second only to 'artisanal,' the spots we've listed below are selling undeniably awesome goods, from jeweled bib necklaces to toys to skate boards. Don't you dare think about re-gifting that Best Buy gift card you've had stashed in your drawer since April.
Expect to find: Classic PF Flyers footwear mingling with Brooklyn Circus' varsity-style threads inside this vintage-leaning pop-up hosted by the BC folks.
Expect to spend: Classic PF Flyers' 'Center' high tops start at $54.99, t-shirts from Brooklyn Circus, Black Ivy (a collab between BK Circus and Street Etiquette) and Ebbets Field range from $26-$35, snazzy hats are $40-$50 and BC's varsity jackets start at $250 and go up to $480. Every purchase over $75 gets a free gift.
Where: 258 Bergen St., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
When: Thu-Sun, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. through Jan. 15
3DEA Holiday 3D Printing Shop
Expect to find: Let your inner tech geek out as you marvel over the shop's 'Inventor Bar,' 'Customization Center,' and 'DIY Hub' where you can 3D print jewelry and small home décor items and attend lectures and classes that explain how you 3D print furniture, toys, accessories and more. If you're freaking out right now because this sounds like something out of The Jetsons, it's okay -- we are too.
Expect to spend: Small jewelry items start at $20 and an embellished espresso cup is $56 -- all courtesy of the 3D printer.
Where: Eventi Hotel at 835 Sixth Ave.
Hours: Tues-Sat, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. through Dec. 27.
Krochet Kids international
Expect to find: A selection of headware, clothing and accessories from the do-gooder brand's latest collection, housed inside Rudy's Barbershop.
Expect to spend: Beloved 5207.5 beanies are $31.95, dapper 'Lincoln' bowties are $21.95 and graphics tees are $24.95.
Where: Rudy's Barber Shop, 14 W. 29th St., New York
When: Mon-Fri, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. through Dec. 15
Expect to find: Fashion fiends can get their paws on striking bejeweled bibs, chunky cuffs and others bits and baubles at the jewelry line's first foray into brick-and-mortar retail.
Expect to spend: Their signature jeweled bibs are around $525, silver heavy metal collars are around $495 and a turquoise-laden 'Gypset Jackie' arm party bracelet is $570.
Where: 27 Prince St., New York
When: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun, noon - 7 p.m. through Dec. 30
Expect to find: Sleek and playful objets grouped according to "seven design phenotypes" -- the "Design Dandy," the "Studio Snob," and the "Traveling Wo/man," among them -- for those who equally prize form and function.
Expect to spend: A gingerbread geodesic dome kit is $25, a leather beer bottle four-pack is $80 and Bag'n' Noun duck canvas bags range from $160.00 - $210.
Where: Inside Blue Dot, 140 Wooster St., New York
When: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun, noon - 6 p.m. through Dec. 24
Expect to find: The e-tailer brings their luxurious basics to this pop-up in the Meatpacking District where you can shop for -- and actually try on! -- silk blouses and cashmere sweaters and even customize items with the help of onsite craftsmen. You can pick suede elbow patches to affix to that cashmere sweater you've been eyeing, customize a hand-sewn tie (12/4 only) and have an artisan create a made-to-order leather belt at the size of your choice (12/5 only).
Expect to spend: Custom leather belts are $40, brushed silk blouses are $80 and men's cashmere crew neck sweaters are $120.
Where: 74 Gansevoort St., New York
When: Daily 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. through Dec. 9th
Expect to find: A roving treasure trove of thoughtfully curated jewelry, handbags and shoes from hard-to-find brands like Holst + Lee, Buba, MySuelly and more.
Expect to spend: A technicolor Holst + Lee necklace is $225, a super soft black leather clutch with beading detail by Buba is $540 and a jaunty My Bob fedora is $210.
Where: Wed/Thurs outside Eataly (Fifth Ave. and 23rd St.); Fri, Sat, Sun in the Meatpacking District (Washington St.)
When: Wed-Sat, 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Expect to find: Though the culty Swedish brand has another store nearby, the pop-up is the only place to find their newly-launched Numbers collection, which features heavy-duty (and environmentally sustainable) anoraks, fleeces and trousers. While you're there, make sure to check out their Kånken backpack bar, featuring variations on the knapsack of choice for the L train set.
Expect to spend: A khaki green anorak from the Numbers collection is $700, and Kånken backpacks range from $55 (mini) to $110 (17").
Where: 21 Howard St., New York
When: Mon-Sun, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. through the end of February
Markets, Bazaars, Craft Fairs, Fleas and More
Expect to find: An avalanche of homemade, small-batch, artisanal goodies of the wearable and eatable kind from over 100 of Brooklyn Flea's best vendors, both old and new, inside this sprawling, three-floor venue.
Expect to spend: Odette William's cute-as-a-button apron and cooking utensil sets are $36, First Prize Pie's indulgent whole bourbon ginger pecan pie is $35 and SKT Ceramics' whimsical animal-motif tumblers are $48.50 a piece.
Where: Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place, Fort Green, Brooklyn
When: Sat-Sun, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. through Dec. 23
Hester Holiday Market
Expect to find: The LES fave, Hester Street Market, returns with their second holiday fair featuring specialty gifts (many of the handmade and craft variety), a food court proffering mulled wine, hot toddies and other winter-friendly goodies and 21 DIY workshops where visitors can learn how to make their own gifts, decorations and holiday cocktails. Take a break from shopping (and drinking) at their mistletoe photobooth, Christmas song karaoke or fuzzy animal petting zoo -- crèche not included.
Expect to spend: An emerald tulip damask 1950s cocktail dress from Miss Havisham vintage is $62, Baking Bean morsels like smiley gingerbread cookies start at $1.50 and woven leather and metal bracelets by Holbrooke are $80.
Where: 233 Mott St. at Prince, New York
When: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-23
Expect to find: A massive 40,000 square-foot warehouse in Williamsburg houses a bazaar inspired by Asian night markets and featuring a month of holiday shopping for locally-made treats as well as artisanal food stalls, art installations and concerts curated by the likes of Fader and Hype Machine.
Expect to spend: Graphic skate boards by Make skateboards are $95, vintage kimono fabric stud earrings by Nobledesigned are $10 and freaky-cute Pinkypunk fabric dolls are $50.
Where: 45 N. 5th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
When: Fri-Sat, 6 p.m. - midnight through Dec. 22
3rd Ward Holiday Craft Fair
Expect to find: The Bushwick artist workspace opens its doors for its sixth annual fair featuring over a hundred vendors selling everything from terrariums to kitchenware.
Expect to spend: Price point specifics are hard to find but it's likely you'll find homemade treats for any type of budget.
Where: 195 Morgan Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn
When: Dec. 15, noon - 6 p.m.
Expect to find: Over two hundred members of the etsy brigade will be present at this Grande Dame of craft fairs, selling everything from unique gifts, edible treats and craft beers.
Expect to spend: Black Lamb feathered headbands are $40, Beatrix Potter-esque animal prints by Berkeley Illustration are $10 and ladies' bowties by Goodship are $60.
Where: 82 Mercer St., New York
When: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Dec. 1-2
Welcome to the sixth edition of our ongoing guide to Art Basel Miami Beach (check out editions I, II, III, IV V and VI HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE respectively). Let's get started:
Andre Saraiva's global nightclub, Le Baron, returns to Miami with a six-night, pop-up edition during AB/MB 2012. This year, however, the nightclub will be elusive as well as exclusive, as they move to a new location each night starting on December 4th. And they'll only reveal the night's location at 6 p.m. daily via twitter.com/lebaronfamily and facebook.com/whereislebaron. We also hear that nightlife-obsessed art aficionados can go to the Free Spirits Sports Cafe (100 21st Street, Miami Beach) from 8 to 10 p.m. to find out the location and there will be a free shuttle from Free Spirits between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. One of the nights is apparently happening in Josh Wagner's new lounge at the Gale South Beach Hotel (1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach).
Visionaire, Net-a-Porter and Mr. Porter will open a "FREE STORE" in the new Miami Beach SLS Hotel (1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) on Thursday, December 6th. The store is an interactive art installation by Jonathan Horowitz and "customers" are invited to bring in "stuff you can't use and take stuff away that you can." Personal items that could be yours for the taking, will be provided by everyone from Michael Stipe to Maurizio Cattelan to Marilyn Minter. [Photo courtesy Visionaire, NET-A-PORTER.COM and MR PORTER.COM]
If you feel like having a beer while checking out "The Factory Art Show" (101 NW 24th Street, Miami), you're in luck. The street-art-centric fair will also include a Basel Biergarten serving top craft beers from Florida breweries plus a "charcuterie house featuring candied bacon and other other delicious artisan smoked meats." It opens on Thursday, December 6, from 2 to 11 p.m.
Local gallerist Oliver Sanchez is hosting what might be the AB/MB show with the longest title: "100 Years of Artitude 1913 - 2013 Pataphysics for Dummies: Where Contradiction Meets Exception." Sanchez adds: "It's a centennial celebration of the artistic development of craft and culture." Sounds cool, no? The installation will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Swampspace Gallery (150 NE 42nd Street, Miami) and if you're heading down early, there's an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. on December 1.
Moncler is celebrating their 60th anniversary with a big VIP-only party on Friday, plus they're opening a new store in the Bal Harbour Shops (9700 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach). Pharrell Williams will be in the store at 6 p.m. on December 8 to sign copies of his book Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been.
Soul Clap Records is having a cool BBQ and live music "jam" on Sunday, December 9, from 5 p.m. until late. at the Electric Pickle (2826 N Miami Avenue, Miami). The line-up includes Soul Clap, Night Plane, Nick Monaco, Will Renault, Slap & Tickle and Pelvic Thrust.
Welcome to You Should Check Out..., a new weekly blog in which Chris Black of Words For Young Men and Done to Death Projects tells you about something or someone he really likes and that he thinks you'll like too. Follow him on Twitter at @donetodeath.
Harry McNally and Kosuke Kasza make up NYC duo That Work. Yesterday, they released a new video for their excellent smooth disco single "That Work" directed by McNally and Sebo Bear. The clip was shot in NYC at 303 Gallery and the Jane Hotel and stars Will Janowitz, whom you might recognize from The Wire and Boardwalk Empire. It also features a bunch of cameos from downtown movers and shakers including Antonio Blair of House of Ladosha, Waris Ahluwalia, Spank Rock, Va$htie and rapper Despot among others. Watch the video and then go check out their previous singles, you will not be disappointed.
Pretty sure Tina Fey's daughter Alice made a split-second cameo on last night's 30 Rock, playing a young, over-the-top-eye-rolling Liz Lemon. [BossyPants]
Here's an official clip of Bo Obama checking out Christmas decorations around the White House. How many trees do you think he peed on during filming? (Also, isn't it the best that his markings make him look like he has leg warmers on?) [Gawker]
Britney Spears air clapping on the X-Factor. [MattStopera]
Cool ranch. [LaughingSquid]
Zuma Beach Club is the embodiment of Cool Ranch. [PizzzaTime]
Michael Jackson,a frog and.Fatz from Rock-afire Explosion. Date unknown.[AlsoHere]
Don't just throw your tea bag in a cup when you walk in the door. Hang it up. [HexGirlfriend]
Careful, this could come back to haunt us later... [PleatedJeans]
Roasted turkey-flavored Doritos are an abomination, but if you offered us these with a mashed potato/gravy dip, we wouldn't necessarily decline. Just being honest. [Buzzfeed]
File under Things We Always Forget: Robert Downey Jr. was on SNL when he was 20 for one season. [LaughterKey]
Everyone be sure to pick up the newest issue of Homme Style Magazine: it's curated by friend of PAPER Akmal Shaukat, and it features an interview with our very own Mr. Mickey!
One Direction is making a fragrance. May it smell as sweet as their soft-lensed and puppy-filled shoot for Wonderland. [via The Cut]
Someone please please please buy us all of these limited-edition croc backpacks from The Row and Damien Hirst! A portion of the proceeds go to UNICEF, so it's sort of tax-deductible, right? [via HypeBeast]
WWD is pretty damn sure that Alexander Wang will take over at Balenciaga, essentially saying it's confirmed.
Here are a bunch of Victoria's Secret Angels singing "Beauty & A Beat" with the Biebs. We're dizzy, but okay with it. [via Fashionista]
Jil Sander, as it turns out, was mostly in the red when Raf Simons was creative director. Incidentally, Simons' abrupt departure from Jil Sander no longer seems so random. [via WSJ]
Wunderkind Tavi liked that a bunch of fashion journalists were pissed off that she was in the front rows at couture week in 2009. "I think it's awesome that [wearing a gigantic bow during the Dior show] made a lot of people angry...I spent all my time trying to prove that fashion wasn't just frivolous and could have personal or public meaning, and here you had a bunch of people somehow making a giant bow into a metaphor for the death of fashion journalism." Well said, Tavi. [via Fashionista]