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Tips for Today: The Rapture in NYC + Todd Barry & Friends in L.A. + Studs' Place in Chicago + Grimes in London


New York

the-rapture1.jpgOn the eve of Music Hall of Williamsburg's fifth anniversary (gosh, it seems just yesterday it was still called North 6th!) dance-punk darlings The Rapture will be playing their first of three consecutive shows with sets that will likely include everything from the frenzy of their debut album Echoes to last year's ecstatic In The Grace of Your Love. [Flavorpill]

Her brassy voice and larger than life persona has made her a staple of the New York cabaret scene. Yes, we are talking about the bold, riotous and fearless Bridget Everett (who has wowed our own Mr. Mickey in the past), will be taking the stage at Joe's Pub tonight with her band Tender Moments for what will surely be a bawdy, brassy and entertaining evening.   [Flavorpill]

To celebrate what would have been the late, great iconic avant-garde composer John Cage's 100th birthday, the New York Chamber Music Festival, conducted by Derrick Inouye, will present three of Cage's most dramatic pieces: Living Room Music, Sonata for Two Voices and The City Wears a Slouch Hat. [via Time Out]

As we all know, Fashion Week is fast approaching, and your ratty little New Yorker tote bag and H&M romper just aren't going to cut it this time around. Which is why we suggest hitting up the Hermès sample sale, where ready-to-wear, scarves, ties, bags and other accessories are a whopping 70 percent off, starting today. [via Racked]

Los Angeles

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Todd Barry only appears to be a timid guy, but under that muted delivery is always a comedic curve ball. And while the dry comedian's show Todd Barry & Friends sounds as gentle as a PBS special, when some of the friends showing up are Sarah Silverman and Marc Maron, it's sure to be anything but that tonight at Largo at the Coronet [LA Weekly]

The Tallest Man on Earth, aka gifted, stripped-down, Dylan-esque singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, made the rounds this summer performing tunes of his wonderful second album, The Wild Hunt. In case you've missed this talented crooner, you have another shot tonight at The Glass House. [Oh My Rockness]


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Seattle based trio of rebel rousers Champagne Champagne serve their brand of synthesized beats and free flowing rhymes at the Schubas tonight. The group's sound seemingly blends both old school hip-hip jams and shoegaze, which the group can only describe as "rejecting easy classifications, broke groupies, and bammer weed." Joining the party are the equally rowdy supporting acts  The Knux and ShowYouSuck  [Flavorpill]

Did you know that Studs Terkel -- the late, Chicago-based, Pulitzer-prize winning author known for his sweeping oral histories of 'regular' Americans -- had a TV show? Tonight, the Museum of Broadcast Communications screens four lost episodes of of his early-'50s talk show Studs' Place, an improvised show that featured Terkel as himself as well as musical performances. Journalist Rick Kogan and documentarian Tom Weinberg will be on hand to discuss. [via Chicago Reader]



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The princess of ethereal, lush, "goth-pop," Grimes, who is currently featured in this month's issue of Paper, will perform atHeaven, perhaps providing a Canadian answer to the beloved U.K. diva Kate Bush.  [Time Out]

Morning Funnies: Julian Castro's Awesome Daughter + Puppets Go to Church

muggin.gifHow cute was San Antonio Mayor/DNC keynote speaker Julian Castro's daughter last night? She started mugging as soon as she realized she was on camera and is our new fabulous-hair-flip inspiration. [TheAtlantic]

tumblr_m2hwpdjjEz1rrfjw7o1_500.jpgTa-da! [Coinfarts]

tumblr_m9u6qr0rh01qd3jsao1_500.jpgThis absolutely terrifying book is currently on display at Powell's books in Portland, Oregon. Please don't go to church, puppets! [LaughterKey]

tumblr_m26myrTlgb1qhwfc2o1_400.gifTruth be told. [PenisPolice]

earlysimpsonsa_560x0.jpgMatt Groening sketched these early images of Bart and Maggie Simpson on some napkins at a Bennigan's in 1990. [Vulture via Reddit]

Get your day started with a little giggling, ticklish meerkat! Oh my gahhhhh. [Jezebel]
tumblr_m9qx4wvnkY1r55nfno1_500.jpgTo go with your way-harsh candles, Tai. [RatsOff!]

enhanced-buzz-27657-1346766387-5.jpgBuzzfeed has a roundup of young people on Twitter asking what Obama's last name is. Son of a liquorice bitch, that is so depressing. [via TheClearlyDope]
tumblr_m9qf1vHGOw1ryvq99o1_500.gifAnimated Banksy! [Made By ABVH via TheDailyDot]

hugme01.jpgHere's a "Hug Me" jacket by designer Si Chan. On one hand, this would be sort of funny just to own. On the other hand, it would definitely, definitely come to life and kill you for favoring your more subtle outerwear. Your choice.  [MyModernMet]

Tropicalpaca. [ParisHiltonSexSlave]

David Byrne & St. Vincent's "Who" Is Our Music Video of the Day


In our humble opinion, the highlight of David Byrne and former PAPER cover girl St. Vincent's new black and white video for "Who" is watching their delightfully jerky syncopated dance moves -- moves that follow an ambiguous intro that suggests SV (a.k.a. Annie Clark) may be feigning that she got hit by Byrne's car...or not. (A later scene shows the rocker ominously taking a swig of booze from the driver's seat.)  Even if the culpability -- much like the overall plotline -- remains unclear, the quirky video's a fun accompaniment to the boppy, saxophone-laced track. Watch it above.

"Who" appears on the singers' forthcoming collaboration, Love This Giant, out September 11 via 4AD.

A$AP Rocky for Alexander Wang + Lanvin for Ladurée in Today's Style Scraps


Watch A$AP Rocky, Diplo and Penn Badgley (sporting a man-bun) talking about this and that in a new video, shot in Beijing, showcasing Alexander Wang's Fall '12 collection. [via Style File]

2012_09_Bergdorf-Goodman-111-Anniversary.JPGBergdorf Goodman got wrapped up like a present (and sort of reminds us of a Chromat dress!) for it's 111th birthday. [via Racked]

1_1515.jpgLanvin has teamed up with Ladurée on some cute and surely yummy, bubblegum-flavored macaroons. [via Grazia Daily]

Screen shot 2012-09-05 at 11.34.47 AM.pngFast becoming the fashion world's most powerful woman, Natalie Massenet, the founder and executive chairman of the Net-a-porter Group, has been named chairman of the British Fashion Council. [via WWD]

OB-UK871_DNCfas_DV_20120904232546.jpgWhile Michelle Obama could have worn a Snuggie and platform flip-flops and we would have jumped to our feet with a standing ovation, her dress last night at the DNC was custom-made by Tracy Reese and her shoes were J. Crew. [via WSJ]

Katie_Holmes+Feb_26_2012.jpgKatie Holmes has signed a deal to become the first face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. [via WWD]

forever21pic.jpgIs Forever 21 cheating people out of pennies? [via Huffington Post]

Love these pics from the new la casita de wendy collection. [via Miss Moss]

Screen shot 2012-09-05 at 11.22.29 AM.pngWatch Vogue Japan's legendary Anna Dello Russo dance around (and do a headstand) in a new music video for her song "Fashion Shower."  [via High Snobette]

Screen shot 2012-09-05 at 12.16.14 PM.pngCheck out our dapper Market Director, Luigi Tadini, talking about his style -- and how he decides what to wear during Fashion Week! -- on Park & Bond.  (And there are some pretty snazzy editorial shots, too!) [via Park and Bond]

Mr. Mickey Hearts LACOSTE


In honor of Mr. Mickey's 20th Anniversary at PAPER (can you believe it?), we've teamed up with Mickey's most favorite brand, LACOSTE, to showcase our beloved editorial director in 20 different croc-o-licious polos. To celebrate this partnership, Mickey will be hosting a Fashion's Night Out Party this Thursday night at LACOSTE SoHo, at 541 Broadway. Swing by for sweet deals including 30% discounts on all purchases that night and limited-edition LACOSTE iPhone cases with purchases of $100 or more. Check out Mr. Mickey working it for the camera as well as the FNO invite below. (And shop LACOSTE here!)









New Downton Abbey Season 3 Trailer, Now With More Very Tall Footmen


A few weeks ago we posted an apparently bootlegged teaser trailer for Downton Abbey season 3 that had aired only in the U.K. and has since been pulled. PBS has sighed and given in to our greedy stateside demand for all things Mistah Bates, because they just released this proper trailer for the new season despite its U.S. premiere date being four months away. (So we can probably bet on like 3 more more slightly-altered trailers coming out between now and then. Not that we're complaining.) There's some repeat stuff from the U.K.-only trailer here, including Shirley MacLaine and the Dowager Countess exchanging swipes. There's also the same pointed comments about Americans, the revelation that all of the Crawley's money is gone and we see Mistah Bates in the slammer. But there are some new additions here as well, including the introduction of a new, super-tall footman whom O'Brien seems to have taken under her wing (and who is maybe driving a wedge in her conniving friendship with Thomas?) and Lady Edith is maybe, finally, going to get a boyfriend this season. Check it out above.


Your Guide to Fashion's Night Out in NYC

Fashions-Night-Out-date.jpgGet ready to chug a venti iced coffee at approximately 5:30 p.m. tomorrow because you're going to need all the energy you can muster: Fashion's Night Out is baaaaack. The annual night of store discounts, parties hosted by random celebrities, and, oddly, lots of karaoke (see below) has returned, offering a slew of fashion-y events around the world. To help you wade through all the options, we're offering a guide to some of the best FNO parties in NYC.  Check 'em out below.

LacosteFNO.jpgWHAT: Lacoste + Mr. Mickey Celebrate 20 Years at PAPER
EXPECT: Our very own Mr. Mickey will celebrate his 20th anniversary at PAPER with one of his favorite brands -- Lacoste -- who will also be offering 30% discounts on all items as well as a limited edition iPhone case with purchases of $100 or more. Tunes will be provided by DJ Pierce Jackson. (And we hear there'll even be cake!)
Lacoste Soho, 541 Broadway
6pm to 11 pm

diane-von-furstenberg-cfda.jpgWHAT: Diane von Furstenberg's "Rendez-Vous"
EXPECT: Shop alongside Allison Williams of Girls, receive style tips from DVF and Meredith Melling Burke from Vogue, and dance to jams provided by Solange Knowles. M.A.C. will be giving makeovers and you can also get your palm read.
WHERE: The DVF Meatpacking District store at 874 Washington St.
WHEN: 6 pm to 11 pm

azealia-phone.jpgWHAT: Azealia Banks x M.A.C. 
EXPECT: Catch an undoubtedly loud and raunchy performance from Azealia Banks (who graced the cover of PAPER's Summer Music Issue) and DJ Cosmo in celebration of her new lipstick "Yung Rapunxel," made in collaboration with M.A.C. If you're going, make sure you get there extremely early because basically every human in the Universe wants to catch a free Azealia Banks show and this store is tiny. 
WHERE: The M.A.C. SoHo store at 506 Broadway between Spring and Broome
WHEN: 7pm to 10 pm (performance at 7:45 pm)

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WHAT: Alexis Bittar's Karaoke Night
EXPECT:  Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar and the hilarious/awesome cabaret performer Bridget Everett host a night of rocking out to the karaoke machine. 
WHERE: The Alexis Bittar SoHo boutique at 465 Broome Street
WHEN: 6 pm to 10 pm


WHAT: Rag & Bone's Speak-Easy Themed Soirée
EXPECT: Head to the Rag & Bone boutique for a Boardwalk Empire-themed party with a few of the show's cast members in attendance, St. Vincent crooning for the crowd, and absolutely no booze. Just kidding, there will be booze. And though there won't be gambling, you CAN roll a pair of dice at check-out to get up to 30% off on your purchase!
WHERE: The Rag & Bone store at 119 Mercer Street
WHEN: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

WHAT: Dalaga's Friendship Bracelet Party
EXPECT: Head to this Greenpoint boutique where artist and Etsy designer Leah Goren will teach guests how to make friendship bracelets. She'll also be selling limited-editions of her famous cat-print tanks. Krystal Hoffacker of Dress Reform will also be there to talk about her work and meet customers.
WHERE: 150 Franklin St., Greenpoint
WHEN: 5 pm to 9 pm

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WHAT: Sally Hershberger Pop-Up Color Bar
EXPECT: Instantly get colorful streaks in your hair with some super bright and super bold clip-in extensions being offered at Jeffrey New York
WHERE: Jeffrey New York, 449 W. 14th Street
WHEN: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


WHAT: Fossil Party with Erica Domesek
EXPECT: DIY queen and blogger of P.S. I Made This, Erica Domesek, will host Fossil's FNO event in their Times Square store and will be doing a DIY project with free leather goods Fossil is giving out. There will also be music by DJ NSR and beverages from Homer Soda Co.
WHERE: Fossil Store, 1585 Broadway
WHEN: 6 pm to 9 pm

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WHAT: Patricia Field's Trunk Show
EXPECT: Join stylist Patricia Field at her new flagship store to shop items from designers like Luxurious Poverty, LaQuan Smith, M.Y.O.B. and more. Tough girl rapper Dai Burger will be performing while you much on Japanese food from the Okadaman food truck.
WHERE: The Patricia Field flagship at 306 Bowery
WHEN: 6 pm to 11 pm

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WHAT: 10th Anniversary Party for the Adidas Originals SoHo Store
EXPECT: Head over to the Adidas Originals party for sparkling wine, birthday cake, and music by DJ Monet Mazur in honor of their 10th anniversary. The brand will also be issuing a limited-edition Melbourne watch and the first ten people to buy it will be invited to a private launch event with a performance by A$AP Rocky.
WHERE: Adidas Originals SoHo Store, 136 Wooster St.
WHEN: 6 pm to 9 pm

WHAT: Helmut Lang's Night of Music
EXPECT: You'll find an awesome playlist for the night curated by Chris Cantalini of the blog Gorilla vs. Bear, a performance by La Sera (Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman's solo project), and a DJ set by Swedish electropop duo Icona Pop at Helmut Lang's FNO shindig.  And, after you've had your fill of dancing to all this good music, grab a drink made by the mixologists of Death + Company or an ice cream sandwich from the Cool Haus truck. 
WHERE: Helmut Lang Boutique, 93 Mercer Street, NYC
WHEN: 6 pm to 11 pm

TR_spring_logo_300.jpegWHAT: Tracy Reese's Dance-a-Thon
EXPECT: As its name suggests, the designer will be hosting a super fun dance-off with DJ Brooklyn Dawn. Prizes will be awarded to the best dancers every hour so start dusting off those old bar mitzvah dance moves now!
WHERE: Tracy Reese store, 640 Hudson St.
WHEN: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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WHAT: Margherita Missoni's Fashion's Night Out Party
EXPECT: Margherita Missoni hosts a fête at the Missoni boutique (surprise, surprise!) featuring cocktails and limited-edition rings made in Mali. The proceeds from the ring sales will be donated to the charity EDODE.
WHERE: The Missoni Boutique at 1009 Madison Ave.
WHEN: 6 pm to 8 pm

kors_karaoke_01.jpgWHAT: Michael Kors' "Kors Karaoke"
EXPECT: Michael Kors is hosting a karaoke competition where fans can enter to win by nominating their favorite YouTube singers. The top three nominees will then perform at the FNO Kors Karaoke event in front of three celebrity judges: Nikki Reed, Kate Upton, and Nina Arianda. It sounds crazy because it IS crazy.
WHERE: The Michael Kors Store at 667 Madison Ave.
WHEN: 6 pm to 11 pm
ssss.pngWHAT: DKNY Toasts the FDNY
EXPECT: Take photos with the thirteen firefighters featured in the official FNDY 2013 Calendar of Heroes and join in on a toast hosted by Patrick McMullan and Miss Piggy. Yes, you read right: Miss Piggy (who made an appearance at Opening Ceremony's Ace Hotel carnival last year for FNO). Proceeds from the party go to the FDNY.
WHERE: The DKNY store at 655 Madison Ave.
WHEN: 6 pm to 10 pm

WHAT: Haute Hippie's Fashion's Night Out
EXPECT: Head over to HH's soiree to hear a performance by rapper Theophilus London -- who should just be NYFW's unofficial mascot at this point, since he is always everywhere -- with model Angela Lindvall DJing.
WHERE: The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave.
WHEN: 10 pm

alexa_chung_bohemian_luxe.jpgWHAT: Moschino's Goldilocks and The Three Bears-themed Party
EXPECT: Alexa Chung does double-duty as hostess and DJ at Moschino's event. You can also look forward to a bunch of Goldilocks' themed surprises throughout the night that will probably be "just right." Awww, cute.
WHERE: The Moschino Meatpacking District store 401 W. 14th St.
WHEN: 6 pm to 9 pm

083112-fno.gifWHAT: Opening Ceremony's Korean Noraebang x Havaiana's 50th Anniversary at The Ace Hotel
EXPECT: Opening Ceremony is celebrating their 10th anniversary -- and their next featured country -- with a Korean-style karaoke party (or noraebang) featuring a hosting committee that includes Solange Knowles and Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste.  Meanwhile, the boutique's also teaming up with Havaianas in honor of their 50th birthday and will be selling limited-edition flip-flop pins for $20 at the fête.
WHERE: The Ace Hotel at 20 West 29th St.
WHEN: 6 pm to 11 pm

670x338.jpgWHAT: The Shops at Target Launch Party
EXPECT: Browse the second set of "The Shops at Target" at the High Line, featuring goodies from NYC's Kirna Zabête and Odin, Boston's Patch NYC and San Francisco's The Curiosity Shoppe. DJs Franco V. and Tennessee Thomas will be providing the tunes.
WHERE: 441 W. 14th St.
WHEN: 6 pm to 10 pm

BLACK_E-DM_NY.jpgWHAT: The Black Comme des Garçons Party
EXPECT: Drink Brooklyn Soda Works and eat Blue Marble Ice Cream as you dance to DJ Ansoni at the Comme des Garçon FNO event. Everyone attending gets a special surprise gift and, with a purchase over $250, you get a free set of CDG incense sticks. 
WHERE: The CDG Black store at 112 10th Ave.

Screen shot 2012-09-05 at 11.31.28 AM.pngWHAT: Poppy x Lauren Moffatt's Second Annual Beer For Boys
EXPECT: Fashion people and grilled meats seems like an unlikely pairing, so (fingers crossed) there'll probably be plenty of brats and Brooklyn Brewery beer to go around at this Poppy x Lauren Moffatt bash aimed at dudes.
WHERE: Poppy store, 281 Mott Street
WHEN: 6 pm to 9 pm

WHAT: Rebecca Minkoff's "Girls Night Out"
EXPECT: Minkoff's basically throwing a really expensive, girly slumber party. There will be a ponytail bar, a smoky eye station, and manicures inspired by her fall collection. There will even be a booth to make an "arm party" of friendship bracelets, for those who want. And, no, you can't sleep there.
WHERE: Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., Fifth Floor
WHEN: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Screen shot 2012-09-04 at 11.03.35 AM.pngWHAT: Urban Outfitters' Night Out
EXPECT: Celebrate the launch of UO's new capsule collection, Designed By: RISD, that feature clothing designed by recent Rhode Island School of Design graduates. You can also enter a sketch contest and have your work critiqued by Dossier Journal's Polina Aronova, stylist Doria Santlofer, designer (and RISD alum!) Katie Gallagher and UO's Director of Concept Marissa Maximo
WHERE: Urban Outfitters, 628 Broadway St.
WHEN: 6 pm to 10 pm

Screen shot 2012-09-04 at 7.01.22 PM.pngWHAT: C. Wonder & Daily Candy Party
EXPECT:  Prepster paradise C. Wonder teams up with culture blog Daily Candy for a night of prizes, style advice from the blog's Editor-in-Chief Ashley Parrish, and water color portraits in the Daily Candy style by one of the site's resident illustrators. 
WHERE: C. Wonder Boutique, 72 Spring St. at Crosby
WHEN: 6 pm to 11 pm

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WHAT: Screaming Mimi's Is Taking Fashion's Night Off
EXPECT: Pick up a 20% off promo card when you stop by our favorite NYC vintage store during FNO.
WHERE: Screaming Mimi's, 382 Lafayette St.
WHEN: Noon to 8pm

2FNOGLH.pngWHAT: GrandLife Presents Fashion's Night Out Yard Sale and After Party
Head to the Soho Grand Hotel for a yard sale featuring wares from 22 different designers and beauty brands including Mandy Coon, Basta, Kai Aakmann, Shashi and Hunting Season before continuing your night at an after party hosted by style bloggers like Bryan Boy, Susie Bubble and Tommy Ton and featuring music by The Misshapes, Timo + Alan (of Timo Weiland), and Stevan Rojas.
Soho Grand Hotel, 310 West Broadway
6 pm to 10 pm (yard sale); 10 pm to 4 am (after party)

Watch Ellie Goulding's New Video, "Anything Could Happen"


Already likened to Game of ThronesEllie Goulding's latest video, "Anything Could Happen," treats viewers to a phantasmagoric beach setting and celestial chanting (that kind of reminds us of another futuristic, genre-defying singer) that sets the tone for the otherworldly clip. Shots of Goulding -- who appears to possess powers of levitation -- and a bloodied tattooed beau on the craggy beach are interspersed with the two in a car, the latter of which seems to act as an IRL explanation and back story for all of the ethereal imagery beforehand.  We don't want to spoil the ending or the larger meaning Goulding seems to imply so we'll stop right here and let you watch the whole thing for yourself.

"Anything Could Happen" is the lead single off of Goulding's forthcoming Lights follow up, Halcyon, due next month.

Sandwich of the Week: The (Booze-Spiked) Roast Parmacotto from Salumè

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Though Soho paninoteca Salumè was inspired by '70s-era Milanese luncheonettes for the 9 to 5 set, their sandwiches aren't actually strictly business. Salume's chefs have taken more of a three-martini lunch approach to their cooking, finding unexpected new flavors in the liquor cabinet. "We have an in-house vacuum chamber in which we seal the essence of the alcohol. Depending on the meats and spirits, that process can take up to two or three days" explains managing partner Michael Spalding. Salumè's prosciutto cotto ($11), a steamed stepbrother to the more popular (and often more pricey) prosciutto crudo, is washed in ruichladdich "Laddie" Scotch, and paired with mild Castelrosso cheese from Piedmonte, raw beet, and a rich black pepper aioli. The artfully concocted combo (listed on the menu as the roast parmacotto) is then topped with a drizzle of scotch, but don't expect to be buzzed after one of these babies. "It's not going to get you drunk," Spalding confesses. "We're really taking flavor from the different spirits and pairing them with the flavors of the meat. The scotch adds some peaty flavors but its not overwhelming."

330 W Broadway
(212) 226-8111

PAPERMAG'S Crashin' Fashion Week With Mr. Mickey and Steve Madden!


New York Fashion Week is mere days away and we here at PAPERMAG are excited to announce that we'll once again be partnering with the fine folks from Steve Madden to bring you the very best of Fashion Week through the eyes of PAPER's Mr. Mickey and his trusty co-hosts, Vashtie and Steven Rojas. Check back for daily behind-the-scenes videos and interviews with Mickey's favorite fashion world bigwigs, shoe trend reports, Mickey's favorite runway looks and tons of giveaways. And make sure to become a fan of Steve Madden on Facebook to receive exclusive Mr. Mickey content and to enter to win crazy-bananas prizes, including Steve Madden shoes for a year and a VIP trip to New York Fashion Week in Spring 2013. 

Check Out Sean Penn As a Robert-Smith-Look-alike Nazi Hunter in the This Must Be the Place Trailer


Welcome to Trailer Trash, highlighting the best, worst and so-so in new movie trailers.

Paolo Sorrentino's This Must Be the Place has been making the festival rounds for well over a year now and is finally coming out in the U.S. November 2nd. And here's the trailer, featuring Sean Penn as a soft-spoken aging rocker named Cheyenne who looks a lot like Robert Smith and who takes to the road in search of the Nazi who tortured his late father in Auschwitz. (A classic Hollywood plot line.) Frances McDormand co-stars and David Byrne provides the soundtrack. Check it out above.

NBC Buys the Pilot for Jimmy Fallon's Untitled Hipster Project + Justin Bieber's Manager Scoops Up PSY = Eight Items Or Less

Screen shot 2012-09-05 at 5.11.13 PM.png1. Scooter Braun, the endlessly-fascinating (to us, at least) manager behind Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, has signed a new client to his roster: PSY, the K-Pop artist behind "Gangnam Style." [via Pop Crush]

Screen shot 2012-09-05 at 5.01.23 PM.png2. On the eve of New York Fashion Week, read a review about a chilling new documentary, Girl Model, that follows an underage Siberian model as she tries to launch her career in Japan and exposes the sad -- and seedy -- side of the industry in the process. [via NPR]

Screen shot 2012-09-05 at 5.17.40 PM.png3. Mario Batali says he's planning to open more Eatalys in North America and South America in 2013 and 2014. Wisely, it doesn't appear like he's planning to open an Eataly in Italy. [via Eater]

1iw8.jpg4. Oh no. NBC has apparently purchased a pilot called Untitled Hipster Project about an anthropology student studying "Brooklynites." (But, if there's any possible silver lining to this likely prime time cloud, it's supposedly being produced by Jimmy Fallon.) [via Vulture/Gothamist]

Screen shot 2012-09-05 at 5.30.42 PM.png5. Smorgasburg -- which recently expanded to DUMBO -- will be hosting a dumpling eating contest on 9/15 at their Williamsburg site and both the male and female first place winner will receive $1000! [via Facebook]

Screen shot 2012-09-05 at 5.39.18 PM.png6. "This sounds cool" alert!  Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have turned NYC's Marlborough Gallery (Chelsea location) into "a parallel universe" as part of their Stray Light Grey exhibit featuring "an art storage space, a public lavatory, then a private one, as if in somebody's home, where you step into the baththub, then, Alice-fashion, you pop through a hole in the wall."  The show opens on 9/13 -- sounds fun. [via Gallerist]

The Morning Funnies: Celebrity Arm-Stroking at the DNC + Rabbit Errands

217080_10151199402271397_260950411_n.jpgIf you missed Bill Clinton's speech at the DNC last night, this is basically what happened. [via Earl Dax]

Speaking of which, watch Mitt Romney look like an idiot talking to a gay veteran. [via Upworthy]

anigif_enhanced-buzz-13950-1346900423-21.gifHere's Eva Longoria (kind of erotically?) stroking Jessica Alba's arm at the Democratic National Convention. [via BuzzFeed]

Screen Shot 2012-09-06 at 8.55.32 AM.pngTalan from Laguna Beach, for whom we always had a soft-spot, got busted for a DUI. [via Radar Online]

tumblr_lwkue0LPPI1qhwm3wo1_500.jpgMmm... Sweaty Man-Ass... [via Paris Hilton Sex Slave]

tumblr_m6mobyClCE1ranqoeo1_400.png41 swagz -- not too shabby. [via Penis Police]

tumblr_m9vwh4PVLX1qa6z3eo1_500.jpgRabbit errands. [via Imgur]

tumblr_m9u2n0OJtn1r9nupyo1_500.jpgSwitcharoo. [via Strange and Unprepared]

tumblr_m9sad0ON031r3cb6zo1_500.pngSawry. [via Kawaiians]

tumblr_m9vqq85z801qz8vumo1_500.jpgVanny DeVito, courtesy of Hanksy. Any relation to Jennifer Vaniston? [via HuffPo]

Screen Shot 2012-09-06 at 8.31.19 AM.pngWeezer is planning to launch a summer camp. [via NME]

james2450.jpgJames Franco's former film professor is suing him for defamation. Apparently Franco repeatedly talked smack about him in interviews. The professor told the Post: "Whoever was in Clint Eastwood's chair at the Republican National Convention was more present than Mr. Franco was in my classes."

554833_990214370304_758588283_n.jpgApparently, President Rutherford B. Hayes' wife Lucy Webb Hayes likes to eat centipedes. [via Elizabeth Gumport]

AdeleFado.jpgExtreme drop crotch jeans courtesy of designer Adele Fado. [via Laughing Squid]

tumblr_m9vt5nQRcj1qlkly8.jpgAaaand... that park is The Highline. [via the Whoa!]

The worst (best?) Family Feud answers in the show's history. "Nekkid grandma!!" [via The Clearly Dope]

Tips For Today: Grimes in London + For the Record: John Hughes in L.A. + Mr. Mickey x Lacoste Party in NYC + Fashion's Night Out Everywhere

New York

FNO 2012 Thumb.pngFashion's Night Out: It's that time of year again when stores stay open late, offering discounts, sparkling wine and maybe a random celeb or two.  Check out our guide to the best picks HERE.

PopRally Presents Meta-Monumental Pre-Game at MoMA: In anticipation of artist Martha Rosler's forthcoming November exhibit, Meta-Monumental Garage Sale, MoMA's regular PopRally party is following a rummage sale theme, transforming the museum's atrium into a garage where guests can donate whatever they want to Rosler's "crowd-sourced" piece.  There'll also be cocktails, games of some sort and a performance by rock group The Postelles. [via Flavorpill]

Mr. Mickey x Lacoste Celebrate 20 Years at PAPER: Head to the Lacoste Soho store to fête our very own Mr. Mickey and his 20th anniversary at the mag.  His favorite brand will be offering discounts and there will be plenty of cocktails (and mocktails!) to sip while listening to tunes by DJ Pierce Jackson. [via papermag]

Emma Straub at BookCourt: Fittingly, author Emma Straub (who's featured in this month's issue of PAPER!) presents her second novel, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, at the book store where she works, Brooklyn's BookCourt.  Her second work of fiction -- a follow-up to her much-praised debut, a collection of short stories titled Other People We Married -- centers on a Midwestern farm girl who heads to Hollywood to catch her big break during the movie industry's golden age.  The reading will begin at 7 pm. [via nymag]   

Los Angeles

JH_Press_Poster-1.jpgFor the Record: John Hughes: Movie, TV and theater actors head to Rockwell Table & Stage to recreate scenes -- especially some of the best music moments -- from some of the legendary director's most iconic 80s movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and more.  It's pretty safe to say you can expect a rendition of Ferris's famous "Danke Schoen." [via Flavorpill]

Noise pop duo Best Coast plays Santa Monica Pier on the heels of their well-received new album, The Only Place. [via Oh My Rockness]

Italian-made men's knitwear brand Orley launches on Fashion's Night Out at Union boutique, who will also be providing snacks courtesy of The Kogi Truck. [via Flavorpill]

Cult-like psych-folk act Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros play Libbey Bowl in support of their second album, Here. [via Oh My Rockness]  


Screen shot 2012-09-06 at 11.01.59 AM.pngOriginal indie rockers Cake play the Aragon Ballroom tonight and, like Mr. Mickey, this year marks their 20th anniversary together as a band. [via Oh My Rockness]

Chicago Fringe Festival: The fest dedicated to all sorts of avant garde performance groups continues this weekend, at various venues scattered throughout Pilsen.  To get a sense of what types of shows are in store, we hear one performance piece is called 55 Minutes of Sex, Drugs, and Audience Participation. [via Chicago Reader]

Fashion's Night Out at 900 N. Michigan: Heroes star Ali Larter hosts one of the biggest FNO events in the city, spread out throughout the shopping center's many floors.  Mario Tricoci will be offering complimentary services so you can get dolled up before checking out a fashion show styled by celebrity stylist Eric Himel, shopping all the in-store promotions and enjoying a cocktail or two. [via Refinery 29]


Screen shot 2012-09-06 at 11.05.38 AM.pngFuturistic pop sprite Grimes performs at Heaven tonight in support of her recently-released album, Visions.  Also -- check her out in the latest issue of PAPER! [via Time Out]

Britain's Cat Talent:
Head to the Chris Beetles Gallery before this show closes on 9/8 to see the "best of British cat art."  And, believe it or not, this annual show predates the Internet.  So, yes, people have been obsessed with cats -- and anthropomorphizing them -- for a long, long time. [via Time Out]

Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown Teaser Video: A PAPERMAG Premiere


Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown Spring 2013 Teaser from PAPER Magazine on Vimeo

For all you fiendish fashion fellas out there freaking out over what is one of the most anticipated menswear shows of the season -- the Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown debut -- we have a sneak preview to whet your appetite. The 11-year-old, beloved, culty and quirky menswear line, helmed by the design duo/longtime couple Steven Cox and Daniel Silver (who very endearingly refer to each other as "Duckie"), have teamed up with classic American line Perry Ellis for the first time this season. Check out this video by Mac Premo of a behind-the-scenes fitting, where our eagle eye spotted striped military-style peacoats, lots of plaids, lots of khakis (the collection is actually named "50 Shades of Khaki"), a very cool-looking mustard-yellow suit and some drop-crotch trousers. As William Van Meter of New York Times put it, "The clothes aren't for cubicle jockeys, but they are decidedly wearable: a well-balanced melding of outré Duckie tendencies with the Perry Ellis Everyman." Sounds good to us. The show is next Tuesday, and the line will be in stores this spring.

Ryan Lochte, NYFW Correspondent + Kate Upton's CR Fashion Book Cover In Today's Style Scraps


lochtepoolwink.jpg Ryan Lochte (whose name is pronounced like this) is bringing his rockstar/hip hop essence to New York Fashion Week, where he will be reporting for E! Oh hell yes. [Fashionista]

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Love the Melissa shoes collaboration with London-based artist Julie Verhoeven. They're $85 and available at the Melissa Galeria in SoHo, starting tonight.

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In your latest drastic-celebrity hair-chop news, Rihanna has a new pixie cut. [Refinery29]

7-woman_laptop_couch_crop_med.jpgFashionista has a comprehensive roundup of all the NYFW live-streams happening in the coming days. In other words, you can watch a ton of fashion week shows this week without having to leave the house/put on pants! (Though we have definitely seen some pants-less people at New York Fashion Week.) 

kardashiana_5.5x.jpgJust a casual Wednesday look for Kim Kardashian last night at the Brian Atwood party. These photos are just begging for a NY Post "Booby Trap!" headline tomorrow. Don't let us down, Post! (Also, The Cut's genius ye olde Ballad of Kim's Imprisoned Bosom is a must-read.)

Nike Sportswear is re-releasing a special 'Year of the Dragon' 30th anniversary edition of their Air Force 1 sneaker. It comes with, you guessed it, a dragon design on the front and back of the shoe. [HighSnobette]

Check out Lady Gaga's new light-up wig. [Vulture]

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And the cover of Carine Roitfeld's debut issue of CR Fashion Book goes to... Kate Upton and some baby chicks! The much-anticipated magazine hits stands September 13th.  [HuffPoStyle]

Azealia Banks + Hunters at Refinery 29 and SPIN's Pre-NYFW Bash

Fashion week officially starts today, but last night SPIN Magazine and style site Refinery 29 kicked things off a little early with a "Fashion X Music" bash at Williamsburg's sparkling new Wythe Hotel. 21 year-old rapper Azealia Banks, who graces the cover of the new SPIN (and was PAPER's summer issue cover girl) played a short set on the floor, as did up-and-coming Brooklyn punk outfit Hunters. We were there, Tito's Salty Dog in one hand, camera in the other. Photos, below.








Cocktail of the Week: The Dry and Spicy at Mulberry Project

brugal-chelsea_arts_tower-WEB-242.jpgThough fresh watermelon is as high on our list of things we'll miss the most about summer as laying out on Rockaway Beach and Prospect Park concerts, Mulberry Project is extending the season as long as possible with the Dry and Spicy. In this cocktail, big hunks of cooling watermelon are set against a burst of Thai chili that adds fiery depth to Brugal extra dry rum, lime juice and simple syrup. "I wanted to show that layering sweetness, dryness and spiciness could create a balanced and refreshing drink," says Mulberry Project bartender Scott Fitzgerald. "It allows for the rum's flavors to shine through." Get one now. Although this gloomy week has been stiflingly muggy, we're not deluded; we know these sultry summer days are dwindling.

Chatting with Richard Chai, Nick Cannon & Russell Westbrook at the Richard Chai Love Show

It was a cute-man-a-thon at the Richard Chai Love menswear/womenswear show earlier today, where we caught up with Chai himself, America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon (aka Mr. Mariah Carey) and OKC point-guard/fashion plate Russell Westbrook and chatted about fall TV, politican-style and their first Fashion Week memories.

Screen shot 2012-09-06 at 4.39.29 PM.pngRICHARD CHAI

Are you excited for any TV shows to come back this fall?

Revenge actually! I know, I know. The whole point of it is that you hate it, but you can't stop watching it. The thing is, I never actually watched it when it was on TV. That's very typical of me. I don't watch shows when they're actually airing. And I'll watch all of them over a weekend on Hulu and Netflix. Basically, I watched in it about four days so I think that averages to about 5 hours a day or something like that.

Have you ever watched Girls?

I have. 

If you had to be a character on the show, which one would you be?

Well I definitely wouldn't be the bohemian girl. I think I would be a bit of Lena Dunham's character and Allison Williams' character.

Do you remember the first fashion show you went to?

I snuck into a Victor Alfaro fashion show, at the library when I was a student. And then my second show was an Isaac [Mizrahi] show!

Screen shot 2012-09-06 at 4.34.25 PM.pngNICK CANNON

Who are the best and worst dressed politicians?

I'm always gonna go with our President as the best! But the majority of them are the worst.

Do you remember your first fashion show?

Um... man, my first one? It had to be like early 2000. I'm pretty sure it was Phat Farm when Russell [Simmons] was doing it.

Screen shot 2012-09-06 at 4.33.06 PM.pngRUSSELL WESTBROOK

Is this your first Fashion Week?

This is my first Fashion Week and first fashion show! I'm really excited. I'm experiencing something new.

What TV shows are you currently obsessed with?

I like True Blood. I love the genre. But I don't watch so many shows -- I don't have time! If I'm playing, then the shows are going off.

Photo credits: Richard Chai by Zimbio, Nick Cannon by Reuters, Russell Westbrook by Getty.

At Their First Store Opening, Proenza Schouler Reveal Plans For Second NYC Boutique

proenza_schouler_store.jpg"Everyone thought we would open a store downtown," Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough told PAPERMAG at the opening of the brand's first store last night.  But, after McCollough  and partner Lazaro Hernandez scoured places in Soho and along the Bowery, the two eventually settled on a space uptown at 822 Madison Ave., nestled among a who's who of luxury brands.  "We really started to get into the idea of having our first store on the Upper East Side on Madison Avenue," McCollough explains. "It's such an iconic place and considering the price of a lot of our stuff, it makes sense for us to be up here."

That said, even in the midst of their first boutique opening, not to mention Fashion Week, the designers are already thinking about a second location and, yes, this time downtown.  "We want to do a downtown store," McCollough says. "We've got to have both. Our [clothes] are always about that mix."  Would they open a second New York store before branching out to other international luxury markets?  "Yeah, perhaps before," McCollough told us. "Maybe a couple of things simultaneously.  We want to start getting our feet in the door in Asia and Europe, obviously.  We'd love to do a store in Paris or London."

As for us, we wouldn't mind if the Proenza Schouler guys trekked across the river to Brooklyn. After all, rents are cheaper. Just sayin'...

L-R: Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez
Photo by David X. Prutting/Billy Farrell Agency