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9 Vine Accounts to Follow Now

Just when you thought nothing could compete with Instagram, along comes Vine. Vine, the newest and coolest video app for your iPhone, let's you take super short videos that incorporate jump cuts just by holding you finger down. It's really fun! If you're new to the Vine game we have a handy-dandy list right here to tell you who is the coolest and funniest Vine users are. 

Adam Goldberg - @AdamGoldberg
In his Vines, actor Adam Goldberg is a weird version of himself who relies on a blonde wig for confidence. There's also this meta aspect to some of them in that Goldberg in his Vines discusses his addiction to Vine with his girlfriend, Roxanne. All of them are pretty surreal.

David Hershkovits - @DavidReporting
Paper Mag
co-founder David is always Vine-ing us! Follow him to get some VIP access to the super ultra glamorous day to day activities at Paper, like us eating lunch and making oat couture. 

The Man Repeller - @manrepeller 
Sigh. Well, we can't go to all the fashion shows this season but at least we can live vicariously through Leandra Medine's awesome Vine account. Of course, all her videos are accompanied by her signature snark. 


Jordan Burt - @imfauxreal 
We're not entirely sure exactly who Jordan Burt is, but his Vine account (which has over 3,000 followers) is hilarious. He documents his weird antics, which include dangerous zit popping and uncomfortable roommates. Here he shows you how to make pizza!


Tyra Banks - @tyrabanks 
Do we need to go into detail? You need to follow her based on the video below ALONE. Bitch GET ON VINE.


Calvin Klein - @calvinklein
It is literally 100% Calvin Klein models lifting weights. Sweaty, male, underwear models. Do we need to repeat ourselves? 

Jimmy Fallon - @jimmyfallon 
Catch some of the shenanigans that happen backstage at The Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show. We can only expect great things from this account.


Fashionista - @fashionista_com 
Catwalk montages galore! This is the Vine to follow for peeks at all the shows in action.


Us !!! - @papermagazine 
Because, duh! Here's a Vine of all of us freaking out as we get another beautiful issue of Paper done before our deadline. It's all for you!


Fashion Week Classic Rock Superlatives

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In this weekly column, MC/DJ Hesta Prynn pairs pop culture stories with an original playlist.

Ooh girl, New York Fashion Week is still just beginning and already it's madness! Carnivals, snowstorms, heels on cobblestones, what's next? To mark Part 1 of NYFW I've paired some of the best collections, parties and missteps with their Classic Rock theme songs -- and included links to some of the most ridiculously fashionable performances ever. Freddie Mercury called, he wants his bedazzled bodysuit back.

Most Needing-to-Have-Every-Piece: Erin Fetherston - Tom Petty, "Listen to Her Heart"

Fetherston didn't show her Fall 2013 collection outside of private appointments, but it is online to view and covet. Ballet shapes in colorful metallic fabrics are paired with motorcycle gloves fastened with bows. All Petty songs evoke the feeling of Indian summer, and this is a song about a girly girl with edge who surely would wear this collection well. "She might need a lot of loving but she don't need you."

Most Hopelessly Miscast: La Perla - Queen, "Fat Bottomed Girls"

The most dramatic of lingerie lines, La Perla's collection has been described as "lingerie that classic Hollywood bombshells sported in their dressing rooms in the '30s and '40s." Of course, starlets were dripping curves and hair and lips and sex back in the day. Nothing showcases lingerie like the skin underneath the fabric. Hope this song inspires La Perla to show on some juicier girls next year, come on guys!

Most Epic: Tadashi Shoji - Led Zeppelin "Kashmir"

Truly, literally an epic song. When will there be a show where the models walk to "Kashmir?" Tadashi Shoji's collection, inspired by a trip to St. Petersburg and the rise and fall of imperial Russia, would have been just the one. The front row fawned over these glamorous gowns fit for a Russian princess. The song is location-specific, yes, but sonically? What a perfect match!

Most Popular: John Varvatos - Heart, "Magic Man"

John Varvatos is included for throwing the best Fashion Week party thus far. Things there were not: ferris wheel, funnel cake, a pop-up shop. Things there were: the best DJ in NYC (?uestlove), amazing food, truly awesome gift bag, Waka Flocka Flame. There are a million shows, parties and events: Varvatos kept his simple and classic.

Most Anticipated: Alice & Olivia - Rolling Stones, "She's So Cold"

Every girl feels super cute in Alice & Olivia. Designer Stacey Bendet serves up quirky patterns - lemon print Spring 2013! - in flattering shapes and never shies away from sequins and color. This Rolling Stones deep-ish cut just makes you want to dance in a big flouncy skirt or slouchy leather leggings. "I'm so hot for her, she's so cold!" Can't wait for the new collection on Tuesday.

Viva Vena's "Fashion Film" Is All Too Familiar


These days, it seems like every fashion line is making "fashion films." They're usually all breathtakingly beautiful, set to great music, and are some of best styled commercials, er, we mean films we've ever seen! Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, the designers behind Vena Cava, have always had a cheeky sense of humor when it comes to fashion so of course they've created a hilarious video for their sister line, Viva Vena, that satirizes this whole fashion film trend perfectly. Directed by Matthew Frost, the video features Lizzy Caplan putting on obscure 60's records (because they're way better than stuff today), making art, and pretending she's in a movie she "doesn't quite understand," and "learning about life." Sounds and looks like every whimsical fashion "film" ever.

Meet the Real DJ of Fashion Week, Bill Coleman

Bill-Coleman-2010-683x1024.jpgThough most of us know how hectic fashion week is for designers, editors, stylists, models, and buyers, we forget that there are entire symbiotic industries equally as busy -- event publicists, nightlife promoters and, most of all, DJs. After a few spins around the dance floor you might feel like you've seen most of fashion week's familiar faces behind the DJ booth. One person you might have missed is Bill Coleman, the DJ and longtime NYC nightlife guru (he's worked with R.E.M., Lady Gaga, Sinéad O'Connor and En Vogue) who calls the shots when it comes to what you hear inside the tents at Lincoln Center. "I'm programming all the music for the week in addition to DJing," Coleman told us when we caught up with him on the first day of fashion week. "I also selected all the DJs," he added, in reference to the rotating line-up stationed at an elevated DJ booth overlooking the main tent and all of the lounges.

"This was done very last minute," Coleman explains. "It's the first time [fashion week producers] have ever programmed DJs for the week. My idea is to provide an eclectic mix of music and to look at all the designers and get an idea of what may play at their shows and either try to complement it or do the direct opposite." And there may even be a famous face or two in the mix (or, in this case, behind it); we hear Chris Frantz from Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads will be DJing right before Betsey Johnson's show Monday night. So, if you'll be making any stops inside Lincoln Center this week, look up.

Joe and Gigs Interprets Art With Stories



"If your roommate is a Satanist ..."

"I think he just likes philosophy..."

"...I don't know what I'm going to do about it."

- Satan Resting On A Mountain

Joe + Gigs collects short stories, poems and conversations, each accompanied by a specific work of art. A painting can become a character in a story or an abstract reflection of the paired text. "For me, art is hard to talk about," reads the website. "Here, we can get to know and creatively and originally interpret paintings that are important to us." It's Joe + Gigs's unique approach to art interpretation that makes this little website so great. They also accept submissions. Finally, a venue for my poetry inspired by George W. Bush's fantastic self portraits! Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, these art-inspired texts are some of our new favorite reads.

The Best, Worst, and Weirdest From the Week.

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 6.20.00 PM.pngNews Pundit Most Outraged By Nemo the Blizzard: Touré. -- Elizabeth Thompson

Best Reason to Be Stuck Outside In the Cold: Martin Scorsese's last-minute decision to film the New York Review of Books's fiftieth anniversary delayed the whole event. -- Jonah Wolf

Biggest Fashion Schedule change: Marc Jacobs showing Thursday night! -- Mickey Boardman

dezeen_Vanilla-Ice-designs-lighting-collection_2a.jpgBest Career Move: Vanilla Ice's foray into lighting. -- Abby Schreiber

Best Punk-Rock Pilgrimage: the Joey Ramone auction at Bowery Electric. -- JW

Best PR Backfire: Beyoncé's publicist asking Buzzfeed to take their 'unflattering photos' down. -- ET

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 6.22.04 PM.pngBest Slow Transformation Into the Girl From Roxette (sorry girl from Roxette): Ethan Hawke. -- ET

Model Casey Legler's Fashion Week Diary, Part I

We've been avidly following artist/model Casey Legler's career ever since we read about how she was signed by Ford to exclusively model in their men's division after her friend, PAPER contributor and photographer Cass Bird, asked her to model menswear for a shoot and later showed the modeling agency her photos. Legler recently booked a campaign for AllSaints and, full steam ahead, is embarking on her first fashion week. She'll be sharing her experiences with PAPER over the coming days and, as you'll soon notice, modeling is only one of her many interests. Equally influenced by art, music and her creative friends, Legler tells us that her experiences as a model cannot be separated from her experiences in those other creative fields. Take a look at her week of fittings and shows and find out how she unwinds after it's all over.

7 a.m.: Coffee and toast. If I still smoked, I'd have a cigarette. Good morning. Casey here. Going to walk you through my day. Hi. Video still.

Screen shot 2013-02-08 at 4.37.48 PM.png10:45 a.m.: Fitting with Michael Bastian. Embodiment of classiness, elegance and kindness.  Walking for him is an absolute privilege. His studio door and this season's mood board and textiles.
Image-6casey.jpgMichael and the boys. Miles (right) just being his regular ol' angel self.  Fucking cutie-pie that one.

Left: Me and michael. Yes. Right: Nick getting fitted. Very serious guy, that one -- also an excellent musician (this is actually true).

2 p.m.: Just had coffee with the one and only Viva Ruiz of The Crystal Ark. Um. Just give this song a listen.  And can you also just watch the video, too, please?  Because at about 2:46 minutes it gets fucking crazy and really, really weird. [It was] directed by Viva by the way. 

4 p.m.: Excerpt from an interview I did after coffee with Viva:

Interviewer: 'So you talk a lot about the community you come from and the history and context of that community informing a lot of what you do.  What community is that exactly?

Me: I'm as queer as the day is long.

Interviewer: So is that lesbian, or gay, or straight or everything or...?

Me: It's queer.


casey7new3.jpg7:30 p.m.: And then this happened...The real shit that moves me -- my pals doing what they do best. "No big deal, we just fierce." Bradley Teal Ellis and Neal Beasley at DNA [Dance New Amsterdam].

casey-8.jpg9 p.m.: Neal Beasley (left) and Miguel Gutierrez (right).

Look, I don't know how to say this.  Let me do it using my big girl words: your life will be so much fuller if you go see their work. Neal is at DNA for the rest of the week, and Miguel, -- fuck Miguel, my genius friend (dude, he's a Guggenheim fellow)! -- is touring his extraordinary piece "And lose the name of action."  It will blow your brain open and make it a better place.


Luigi Tadini's Fashion Week Insta-Moment: Rag and Bone

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Luigi Tadini's Fashion Week Insta-Moment: Alexandre Herchcovitch

Throughout New York Fashion Week, PAPER's Market Director, Luigi Tadini, will be snapping, filtering and posting his favorite moments -- and the most fabulous looks -- he spies out and about. Next up: Alexandre Herchcovitch.


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Luigi Tadini's Fashion Week Insta-Moment: Delpozo

Throughout New York Fashion Week, PAPER's Market Director, Luigi Tadini, will be snapping, filtering and posting his favorite moments -- and the most fabulous looks -- he spies out and about. Next up: Delpozo.



Teenage Riot: Chloe Sevigny X Opening Ceremony

Inspired by youth protests movements -- spanning from the sixties to modern-day Occupy Wall Street -- Chloe Sevigny's presentation for her fifth collection for Opening Ceremony featured the actress and models in mod-cut gingham dresses, printed blouses and striped stockings carrying protest signs. "Chloe designed the whole [collection]," Opening Ceremony's Humberto Leon told us at the presentation. "She went to Occupy [Wall Street] a lot...and, thorough her lens, the collection [is inspired] by all of the things you would embrace as a teenager trying to fight for your rights."

And, just as music has long played a central role in protest culture -- from sixties icons like Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan or Joan Baez to contemporary acts like Rage Against the Machine or JD Samson performing at Occupy Wall Street -- the actress had enlisted a kick-ass coterie of rockers to participate and perform. Kim Gordon, Lizzi Bougatsos from Gang Gang Dance (and Sevigny's BFF), Lissy Trullie, Light Asylum's Shannon Funchess were all stationed throughout the church and, at different intervals, treated the crowd to mini-concerts. As we made our way out, we bumped into Natasha Lyonne who gushed, "There's never been anything like this and I think it's brilliant because it's not just about the clothes -- it's about individualistm and a one-of-a-kind point of view, which is what self expression and fashion should be."

chloe_OC_1.jpgKim Gordon, Lizzi Bougatsos and Shannon Funchess

chloe_OC_7.jpgChloe Sevigny and models

chloe_OC_3.jpgVanessa Hudgens

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chloe_OC_9.jpgBrandee Brown

chloe_OC_6.jpgLissy Trullie performance

Chloe Sevigny and Natasha Lyonne

Photos by Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com

Bellavance Is One to Watch

Recent Parsons graduate Nolan Bellavance has been building buzz since winning the Peroni Young Designer Award in September and, yesterday, he debuted his F/W '13 collection of leather and silk pieces that we could easily envision some girl-about-town wearing to an art opening at the Hole. Mr. Mickey stopped by and snapped these pics. 


Luigi Tadini's Fashion Week Insta-Moment: Catherine Malandrino

Throughout New York Fashion Week, PAPER's Market Director, Luigi Tadini, will be snapping, filtering and posting his favorite moments -- and the most fabulous looks -- he spies out and about. Next up: Catherine Malandrino.


Hood By Air Introduces Fashion Week to Boychild

Shayne Oliver's Hood By Air debuted a new collection at Milk Studios today and it was, well, nuts. (In a good way, of course.) Half of DJ duo Ghe20 G0th1k, injects nightlife into his designs, showing L.E.D.-lined hoodies and other club-kid esque looks on models including rapper A$AP Rocky (with whom Hood By Air has a capsule collection and buzzy performance artist Boychild. Attendees included members of the Been Trill collective, Terence Koh and Nicola Formichetti. Check out these photos from Billy Farrell Agency below.


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Morning Funnies: Grammys Edition


enhanced-buzz-26036-1360547812-1.jpgEllen and you had the same reaction to Katy Perry's cleavage at the Grammys last night. [Buzzfeed]

BCyt-ydCAAA8Cvk-1.pngTaylor Swift danced and sang along to every performance last night, which was mostly annoying but also sweet because at least she wasn't sitting there looking bored. That said, we were getting major "this is embarrassing, but I'm trying to be a good friend so I'm just smiling and not making eye contact" vibes from her friend all night. [@MichaeHayes]

tumblr_mi18w82Pqp1qanm80o1_500.gifThis happened. [ImWithKanye]

tumblr_mi1c0f59Sb1qiavcao1_400.gifDr. John wore his casual Sunday day look to perform with the Black Keys. [DailyDot]

Jay-Z drinking brandy out of his Grammy because JAY-Z.
P.S. Why do you waste friendships on Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, Jay-Z? Be best friends with us instead! Pleeeease! [AfternoonSnoozeButton]

tumblr_mi1eqhALE91ruo5glo1_r1_500.pngJohnny Depp showed up to the Grammys looking like a cross between a sexy catfish and a parched piece of beef jerky wearing a Jim Morrison Halloween costume. Someone get this man an aloe vera bath, a rejuvenating scalp treatment and some shallow running water to swim in, STAT.

kpMjcrm.gifCat typos make up 50% of all typos. [FYeahDementia]

jstn.jpgDo not buy a pet octopus. [PleatedJeans]

tumblr_mi0f5bC2PG1qewacoo1_500.pngBest nana ever. [TasefullyOffensive]
 tumblr_mhzddz0r0L1qa27dxo1_1280.jpgAw Richard III, you shouldn't have! [AfternoonSnoozeButton]

tumblr_mhtkxyDpEL1qasnpdo2_500.pngOh Barrrryyyy, we'd smoke cigarettes on a Hawaiian beach with you any day of the week. [LaughterKey]

Pbeavertine.pngValentine from a beaver. [Coinfarts]

tumblr_mhzif4tGZ31qcecnro1_1280.jpgValentine from a possum. [TacoWitch]

Xixa's Shiksa Explains How Wine Can Be Like Courtney Love

xixa-interior-120412.jpgJason Marcus and Heather Heuser have chosen playful names for their restaurants in Williamsburg. Their first, Traif, means non-kosher, a reference to Marcus's love of pork (he's Jewish). The couple recently opened a follow-up, Xixa, pronounced "shiksa" (Heuser is not Jewish). Xixa features creative Mexican dishes with Asian influences and shows its feminine side with the wine list. Categories are headlined by iconic women -- and one man -- whose characteristics serve as a user-friendly guide. For instance, the Dolly Parton section offers fun, light and fruity wines along with the quote, "It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen." Melissa and Joan Rivers are the foil for young and old, fortified and enhanced sherries, Joan's quotation being, "I wish I had a twin so I could know what I'd look like without plastic surgery." The friendly Heuser was happy to explain.
So you're the shiksa of Xixa.
We came up with the name before we even opened Traif in 2010. Jason and I were in Barcelona having cocktails at a bar called Xix, pronounced "chick." We said, 'wouldn't it be great to have another restaurant down the street called Xixa?'
It's great you found a space so close by Traif.
It had been a café for thirty years and the owners were reluctant to give up the space, but they saw us as a modern mom and pop following in their footsteps and finally let us have it. We live above Traif and I walk back and forth twenty or thirty times a day.
How did you come up with the female categories for your wine list?
To me, wines are characters. They tell stories and are about passion. We wanted to take away the pretentiousness of wine, make it less intimidating. Instead of talking about terroir, it's helpful to think of Marilyn Monroe and her great curves to describe a wine. For the sherries it's Joan Rivers since she's the most fortified woman I can think of. The list starts a conversation, makes people put down their phones for a minute.
Why the Courtney Love ["I'm driven, I am....I just don't know where I'm going."] section?
Those are our organic, natural wines and they're a little schizophrenic. Courtney Love can be amazing but she's unpredictable. One minute she's lovely and the next she's giving you the finger.
Elizabeth Taylor ["I think I'm finally growing up -- and about time."] for vintage reds?
A very small portion of wines can age well. She stood the test of time. She went through so many stages of life and stayed classy and beautiful.
Liberace ["I didn't get dressed like this to go unnoticed."] is the only man to be honored. Why does he get to define your bubbly section?
Because he sparkles. He's the biggest diva on the list.
Scarlett O'Hara ["If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill, as God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."] for Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir?
She's one of our favorites. Her character was sexy and she could be very intense and surprising as well.
What are people saying about your choices?
I like it when people disagree. Either way they're talking about wine and that's what we want.
Does the orthodox community in Williamsburg give you any trouble about all the pork at Traif?
No. When we first opened we had some people giving opinions on the web, but that community isn't coming to our restaurant anyway. They don't even necessarily know we're here. We don't have a big, obnoxious sign. Initially, we weren't aware we were near an orthodox neighborhood and chose the space for the back garden. Once we signed the lease we heard all this talk and thought 'this is going to be interesting.'
And was it?
Jason went to school for philosophy so it was nice for people to come in and start having a dialogue about what it meant to be kosher. You won't eat pork or shellfish but you're covered in tattoos.
Do you think the time will come when you'll convert to Judaism, and no longer be a shiksa?
I definitely don't get that question from Jason. I'm really comfortable being who I am right now, being the shiksa.
241 S. 4th St. 
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 
(718) 388-8860

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Chicago Hip Hop Collective Brings the Banjee to NYC


This Sunday, Chicago-based hip-hop collective Banjee Report is bringing their own unique blend of progressive rap and wild boy antics to the Lower East Side bar/gallery Culturefix. The group will be performing tracks from their new release "Banjee Report First Edition" while recording a new episode of their weekly party podcast series BRP. Currently, Culturefix is home to Superchief Gallery, a year-long curatorial residency from Superchief Magazine who plan to install a "new exhibition every week." On display now is "The Whole House Eats," an exhibit featuring photos and art installations crafted by the creative gender-bending minds of the House of Ladosha. While you're there, pick up a limited-edition copy of BAD GRAMMAR zinethe brainchild of Brandon Owens, writer Justin Allen and graphic designer Yulan Grant that will include an exclusive look at Banjee Report's origins. Bottom line? The night will be filled with wine, hardcore hip-hop and art -- the only way to end a weekend.

Superchief Gallery is located at Culturefix, 9 Clinton Street. Tuesday-Thursday: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday: 5 p.m.-1 a.m.

Model Casey Legler's Fashion Week Diary, Part II

We've been avidly following artist/model Casey Legler's career ever since we read about how she was signed by Ford to exclusively model in their men's division after her friend, PAPER contributor and photographer Cass Bird, asked her to model menswear for a shoot and later showed the modeling agency her photos. Legler recently booked a campaign for AllSaints and, full steam ahead, is embarking on her first fashion week. She'll be sharing her experiences with PAPER over the coming days and, as you'll soon notice, modeling is only one of her many interests. Equally influenced by art, music and her creative friends, Legler tells us that her experiences as a model cannot be separated from her experiences in those other creative fields. Take a look at her week of fittings and shows and find out how she unwinds after it's all over.

7 a.m.: Woke up this morning. Had a grapefruit and coffee. As I ate breakfast, I watched this piece I did that seems to have been one of the places all of this [art] started to come together visually. It's called "Genesis." It was shot a few years ago when I first moved to NY, on 16mm B x W reversal film. The story mythologizes a small portion of the beginning of the Bible where both pronouns were used interchangeably for the first being. It's one of the first pieces of mine I showed to Cass Bird.

Screen shot 2013-02-11 at 10.30.12 AM.png10 a.m.: Went by the agency after breakfast to talk to the team and my agent, Emily Novak. I leave for London at the end of this week for AllSaints. Sorting out planes, trains and automobiles. I come back two days later to shoot here in NY. Loads of back-and-forth last month and looking like it's not going to be much different this month. Last trip I took, I knew the airplane crew from a previous flight a few days before. It reminded me of when I was a young pro athlete when I travelled similarly: I'd get on a plane and know the stewards from a flight I'd taken earlier that month. It's a bit of a weird experience when that starts happening.

Screen shot 2013-02-11 at 10.30.56 AM.png12:30 p.m.: 12:30 appointment with Martial Vivot for Michael Bastian. Keeping in the vein of pure elegance and style, Michael has me up for a visit to fellow Frenchman, Martial, for a proper men's cut in a truly excellent and extraordinarily handsome men's barber shop on the Upper West Side. Let's talk about a lovely experience! Gentlemen, dandy gents and everyone in between: please, go see this guy. Not only is he a real craftsmen when it comes to hair, but he's also a most gracious and excellent host; the first words out of his mouth after I sat in his chair were (after introductions of course), "Here, you don't move. We move for you." And off I went for an hour of bliss. I look forward to seeing him again Tuesday.

caseydiary2_4.jpg6 p.m.: After a few more work meetings, I get to end the night by meeting up with two of my all-time favorite friends and writers: Eric Dean Wilson and Eileen Myles. [I meet up with] Eric at my pal JD Samson's Sunday night tea party at the Rusty Knot, and Eileen at Katrina Del Mar's exhibit at Participant, Inc. where she read from "Chelsea Girls." I did a piece for Eileen last winter called "Many problems meet here. Eileen Myles." It was named after a quote that came from one of the many conversations she and I have had over tea, about all things and what not. Its a 13 x 15 foot print of breasts I put up in an empty lot. The piece I did with Eric last summer involved me getting dolled up, us walking around together in public for an hour and then him writing a response piece to the experience. We called it "Escort."

More of Casey's Fashion Week Diaries:
Part I