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: Thom Browne.
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Buzzfeed asked male models at fashion week some hard-hitting questions such as "What are you looking at while walking down the runway?" [via Buzzfeed]
Meet the precursor to 'Extremely Photogenic Guy': 'Extremely Photogenic 1930s Unemployed Guy.' [via Knusprig Titten Hitler]
Fox News ran a piece on 'traditional gender roles,' and ran this accompanying image of a wedding kiss to make their point. Turns out, this is from a lesbian wedding. [via Cracked]
Well, it's getting late and I must be going. [via Coin Farts]
Ladies and gentlemen, Madonna has joined Instagram. [via Gawker]
There's something kind of a touching about the fact that a deceased man in Illinois left his $1 million estate to two actors he didn't know and never met: Kevin Brophy (The Young and the Restless) and Peter Brophy (Lucan). [via Uproxx]
R. Kelly Valentine's Day card. [via Rap Coloring Book]
It's easy to confuse the new crop of bands whose names take the form "Night [plural noun]." There's the somnolent alt-country of Night Beds, the acoustic soul of Night Moves and the discofied Brit-pop of Night Works, who just released this video for "Long-Forgotten Boy." Frontman Gabriel Stebbing (formerly of Metronomy) circumambulates Paris in a chic yellow scarf to a four-on-the-floor kick drum, incessant bass ostinato and growing pile of synths. I wonder if he ran into Kendrick.
(via Audio Porn Central)
Michelle Williams is really throwing down some slouchy off-duty realness (minus the headpiece, of course) on the new cover of AnOther. [via Fashion Spot]
We can't stop watching Miu Miu's new short film "The Door" starring Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Adepero Oduye. It's about a woman whose marriage has ended and whose friends try to cheer her up. Obviously it's stylish but it's also pretty heart-warming. [via Fashionista]
Ooooh, we like Solange on the cover of Fader! Looking good, lady. [via Fader]
Lynn Yaeger really doesn't seem to be have a great fashion week. In her latest NYFW diary, she says "who you are, if you are attending New York's fashion shows this week, is most likely one unhappy puppy," calls the season "dolorous," ends her description of the Marc by Marc show with "blah blah" and recounts being "extremely uncomfortable" at Thom Browne. Please feel better! It'll be over soon, we promise.
Alber Elbaz will be making a custom Lanvin outfit for Minnie Mouse to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disneyland Paris! Alber himself doesn't look so happy, but maybe Minnie was just being difficult. [via Fashionista]
Dior is setting up seven pop-up installations in boutiques around the world to celebrate Raf Simons' RTW debut! The New York installation will be at Jeffrey and Leandra Medine (aka Man Repeller) will be taking people through it. [via Press Release]
Eva Mendez is collaborating on a line for New York & Co which will focus on day-to-dinner, evening wear and accessories. Apparently NY&Co has been trying to get Mendez to do it for 18 months. Huh. [via Fashionista]
While everyone else spends the rest of NYFW strutting around in heels, we'll be eating these chocolate ones, thanks. [via The Cut]
Bubbly and Bowl Cuts: Backstage at Betsey Johnson
Backstage Beauty at Carolina Herrera
Marc by Marc Jacobs F/W '13
Christian Siriano F/W '13
Prabal Gurung F/W '13
Lacoste F/W '13
Beauty at Jason Wu F/W '13
Richard Chai F/W '13
Mix-Master: Creatures of the Wind
Take Ivy: Backstage Photos from Tommy Hilfiger's Ivy League-Meets-Savile Row Show
Kate Spade's New York Groove
Hood By Air Introduces Fashion Week to Boy Child
Bellavance Is One to Watch
Teenage Riot: Chloe Sevigny X Opening Ceremony
Moncler F/W '13
Charlotte Ronson F/W '13
PAPER Market Director Luigi Tadini's Insta-Moments
Rag and Bone
Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen
Patricia Field Kicks Off Tea at Toy with a Bananas Birthday Bash
Imitation of Christ's Impromptu Opera
Galore Kicks Off Fashion Week with Andrej Pejic
Getting Trill At VFILES' Fashion Week Party
Prabal Gurung's Flower-Filled Carnival
Party and Bullshit: All the NYFW Parties Fit to Print
Yelle Talks About New Album and New York v. Paris Fashion
Viva Vena's "Fashion FIlm" Is All Too Familiar
Mr. Mickey Survives Fashion Week With Twizzlers
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For more of Luigi's Insta-moments, visit our Fashion Week homepage!
For more of Luigi's Insta-moments, visit our Fashion Week homepage!
For more of Luigi's Insta-moments, visit our Fashion Week homepage!
Remember John? John, the adorable boy with sprinkles on his face who absolutely, definitely, no way ate those sprinkles? He and his mom went on Ellen yesterday and Ellen had a huge surprise for him: she brought our a buffet of sprinkles and he could have all the sprinkles to his heart's content. [via Gawker]
How we feel every time we get stuck on a phone call about our student loans. [via Tall Whitney]
This fortune cookie fortune rivals the classic "You like Chinese food" fortune. [via Knusprig Titten Hitler]
Doctors make Mr. Oglesby squeamish. [via 100 Years of Lolitude]
A photographer had his daughter pose as subjects in Dutch masters paintings. [via Rats Off]
Ke$ha has a new documentary series that will air on MTV filmed by her younger brother and when asked what to expect, she said "he got all things you'd want to see and all the things you wouldn't want to see," which, apparently in this case doesn't mean the usual reality cocktail of burping, farting, drunken makeouts etc. but Ke$ha drinking her own pee. Let us repeat that: Ke$ha drinks her own pee on a new show. Wow. [via Us Weekly]
Just dial up my number. [via Pleated Jeans]
"Tumblr is really obsessed with butts right now." [via Laughter Key]
Snoop Lion's new interview in Vice is so so so amazing. We especially like this little tidbit: "Even when I'm getting getting my nails done, that's real player ... The average guy can't see himself getting a French-tip manicure, but I'm not the average guy ... It's about being spooned and groomed, dipped and whipped, suited and booted, gooted and looted, scuttered and buttered." Snoop, pleeeease be our friend.
BEYONCE IS ON THE COVER OF THE GENTLEWOMAN BEYONCE IS ON THE COVER OF THE GENTLEWOMAN BEYONCE IS ON THE COVER OF THE GENTLEWOMAN [via Selectism]
The Anti-Defamation League is on John Galliano's side in the debate over whether his outfit to the Oscar de la Renta show was mocking of Hasidic Jews. President Abe Foxman released this statement: "Anyone familiar with the dress of traditional Orthodox Jews should not mistake what Galliano is wearing in the photograph as 'Hasidic garb.' Hasidim do not wear fedora hats, pinstripe pants, blue jackets or an ascot tie." We've spent a lot of time in South Williamsburg and have to agree, Hasidim don't wear any of those things. [via Fashionista]
Joanna Coles -- the new Editor in Chief of Cosmo -- told The Cut that a) Internet porn has been bad for women and young couples, b) she wants Cosmo to stop focusing on how to pleasure men, and c) "women love gay men, and of course we want them in our lives, but they don't have to be the be all and end all for sex advice." She sounds like our kind of woman.
Alexander Wang's debut at Balenciaga is going to be in a very intimate, "salon-style format," and include a "smaller-than-usual" (according to Lynn Jaeger, around 75-person) audience. [via Fashionista]
A concerned citizen in the UK sued because this sexy Chanel ad (starring Keira Knightley) aired during a showing of Ice Age 2, and now it's being restricted during programs for children. We would give it a 4/10 on the sexy meter, but either way it's really weird that it was scheduled to play during a children's movie. [via The Cut]
We really want this Raf Simons eye sweater. Oh well. [via High Snobette]
7 a.m.: I'm eating a crepe with nutella for breakfast this morning. It's from a craft and crepe party we had yesterday hosted by the one and only Ms. Lauren Shields. I'm serious. We made valentines. Take that Fashion Week.
9 a.m.: Picked up the 4 x 6 foot print I've been working on from Duggal's (these guys are major). It's named after Manet's Olympia (obviously) and for Susan Sontag and Barthes's Camera Lucida. I finished it on the heels of shooting with Inez + Vinoodh [Inez Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin] and working with the exquisite Mr. Galloway. I can't help but think that there's a little bit of them in here as well.
Noon: Band practice with my bandmate Lucas Segall. We are Worker. I'm a classically-trained opera singer and quit when I was younger because they wouldn't let me do recitals in jeans and insisted on dresses....this is a dumb reason to quit anything (at least for me). But, that said, I love singing so much that I went back to it with focus a few months ago. No opera, just some weird, good stuff. It started out as a performance project re-appropriating songs with male vocals: my voice is quite high (I'm technically a mezzo-soprano) so we dug the juxtaposition of the lyrics, the history of the songs and my voice packaged in signifiers you wouldn't expect to indicate a mezzo-soprano. Two hours of awesomeness with Lucas. Kept my mind of off what was up ahead in just a couple of hours...
6 p.m.: Call time for Michael Bastian. I don't know how else to describe it but through a series of words. The prep is all a bit of a blur: show up, wait, drink some water, try to eat, watch Sebastian [Sauve] eat, sit around, wait, get up to do a walk through, get your hair done (Martial!), sit, wait, get a camera in your face because press is now in the prep room, wait, get your nails done, get up and go do another walk-through, watch the boys read in line, wait, watch everyone look for Sebastian, do the walk-through, sit down, wait, get your make-up done, get five cameras in your face now because more press has shown up, have one of them ask you if you'll take your shirt off (the answer is "no"), smile, sit down, drink more water, get in the line-up, do another walk-through, watch the set get cleared, get dressed, tell another photographer he can't take a picture of you getting undressed, get in the line-up, wait, Michael styles all of us, Martial checks all of us, Michael does another two passes to assure staying is correct, wait.
9:15 p.m.: Then suddenly, clap clap, music ends, hugs hugs all round, room empties out and Paolo, Sebastian and I get in the real line-up: taking our make-up off.
Attention, everyone: no longer do we have to make due with that silly lyric video for Justin Timberlake's single "Suit & Tie" featuring Jay-Z -- the real thing is here. Through the video we enter a black and white world of luxury massages, luxe studios and the easy living of Justin and Jay. These vignettes are complimented with some Sinatra/Rat-Pack-esque crooning in front of an old microphone, drink in hand and shots of ladies undulating in slow motion. Blah blah, you know the drill. It's basically a men's razor commercial. I feel the same way about the video this video as I do about the song: pleasant but sort of a snooze. Check it out above.
Ryan: PAPER Magazine told me about what was happening in New York City, like all of the exciting stuff. When I was a teenager in Jersey, I would always get it on the newsstands in my town and be like, "Man, I gotta come to the city and go to The Limelight and go to The Tunnel." It's cool, man.
Were you an underage club kid? Now I'm picturing you right out of Kids, you know.
Ryan: Oh my god, I was in New York City almost every night. I used to go to N.A.S.A. We would all meet up in Washington Square Park and go there. There was also a really good party at The Limelight called Disco 2000 that we would go to --
Michael Alig's party.
Karlie: So would your whole crew from Jersey come in together?
Ryan: We would all sneak out. We were like 13-14 years old. There was a phase during that time called a 'Polo raver.' We would wear head-to-toe Ralph Lauren and, like, really go out and party all night. I was a bit of a little thug.
Karlie: But a fashionable thug!
And speaking of parties, Karlie, how were the Grammys this past Sunday?
Karlie: They were awesome! It was a new experience for me.
Ryan: I feel like I went just watching it on TV.
Karlie: To be honest, it's probably a better experience from the comfort of your home, watching it on your couch. But I had a great time because I had the opportunity to interview [people] for House of Style on MTV.
What were some Grammys highlights?
Karlie: I think one cool thing that you can't understand until you're standing there is how small the tent is and the red carpet itself. Everyone is crammed into this small space. It's also a small world. Everyone knows one another. Drake is making jokes with Frank Ocean and Frank Ocean is talking to J. Lo. It's a really small world-type of industry -- same as fashion.
Did anyone talk at the after parties or during the show about Chris Brown snubbing Frank Ocean by not giving him a standing ovation like everyone else?
Karlie: [I didn't see that.] He just sat there? I was probably on a plane at the time the whole blogosphere was blowing up about that. I did not know that --
Ryan: We're big Frank Ocean fans.
Karlie: Yeah, we're big Frank Ocean fans.
And, finally, since this is fashion week, Karlie, what do you think about when you're walking down the runway?
Karlie: To be honest, I try to zone everything out and just become part of the moment -- become that character. I enjoy that. I try to ignore all the noise, ignore who's sitting front row and the stress, what I have to do later and be that character that the designer has created.