It's fashion week.. did you really think we'd desert you? Ok, we'll get our groupie on. Tom's back!! Freja's still on top, Ohne Titel hit it out of the ball park, Altuzarra gave us just what we needed, Nicola Formichetti is set to head up Mugler, The Row is a New York no show, and we're absolutely dying to see Verlaine's New York debut. 212's fashion week coverage will begin.. now.
THE RETURN OF WILLIAM CASTLE
AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 6
AT THE / FILM FORUM
“Without a doubt, the greatest showman of our time. King
of the Gimmicks. William Castle was the best."
Two for one and three for one admission (how could you go wrong?) featuring Homicidal, Straight-Jacket, House on Haunted Hill, Mr. Sardonicus, The Whistler, Mysterious Intruder, Macabre, 13 Ghosts, The Night Walker, Let's Kill Uncle, When Strangers Marry, and The Tingler. Surely there's some good inspiration to be explored! View the full schedule at FILM FORUM.
The rumors have been around for at least a few seasons but today they reach fever point. WWD scoops that LVMH and Rodarte are in talks. Will Rodarte become the next jewel in LVMH's ultra glossy jewel box? If the the last three years and those BLACK SWAN costumes are anything to go by.. we'd say scoop them up before someone else does!
Everyone is buzzing buzzing about Eataly – Mario Batali's 50,000 sq ft Italian Market/Temple off Madison Square Park. EATER has some opening shots which look pretty epic and totally appropriate for the neighborhood. Being vegans.. we're anxiously awaiting Jennifer Rubell's vegetable butcher block.
Eataly unveils itself to the public on Tuesday, August 31st.
A very special friend introduced us to the deliciousness that is Heavy Water over the weekend and we thought it was just so fantastic we had to share. The bottle is chic, the sip is very refined and the high.. well it's perfect. Vodka connoisseurs we are not, we like to think of ourselves as the discerning kind. This vodka is fabulous. Available at MORRELL and ASTOR.
The original so hideous we can't help but love her– ultra ultra fabulous Zsa Zsa Gabor is not well. Her life was full of outrageous glamour, too many husbands to keep up with, an infamous cop slap, and a series of books, most notably the decked in pink paper How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, and How to Get Rid of a Man, by Zsa Zsa Gabor. Zsa Zsa is a rare breed of unrestrained celebrity. She will be missed when she's gone.
The MTA is pushing for a luxe retail makeover. “It’s a new approach,” MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said. “We're looking to attract a new wave of edgy and stylish vendors that put some thought into their store's design.” Its been a long time since the subways felt the heat of grittier days (looking back, the ultimate in edge and stylization) but we can't be the only ones put off by this nouveau corporate "edgy and stylish" citywide makeover. What say you, New Yorkers?
When Francois Payard shuttered his legendary pâtisserie a year or so ago– citing skyrocketing rents– we knew it would only be a matter of time until Payard popped up elsewhere. Much to our delight, a quick spin on West Houston boasts the tres french signage "Francois Payard Bakery". We must admit, the last time we indulged in Payard we were not vegan, so thoughts of delicious macaroons and other pastries are no longer an option. We are happy to note that the new bakery will serve up savory and sweet– and since Payard's fiance Fernanda Capobianco is vegan– we're hoping for at least a few vegan friendly options. We'll keep you posted when FPB opens– mid-August.
To note: Word on the street is Payard's ice cream sandwiches at the discrete FRANCOIS CHOCOLATE BAR at Mauboussin are to die for.
GO SEE / INSPIRED
AT / STEVEN KASHER GALLERY
THROUGH / AUGUST 13, 2010
Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to announce Inspired, a group exhibition curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. The exhibition will present contemporary photographs inspired by iconic photographs. The show includes over 30 well-known and emerging international artists.
This exhibition is both a celebration of the influence of the iconic work, a testimony to the extraordinary image in our era of image glut. The show is also replete with generational rebellion and revenge. We see powerful transformations of the motifs, gestures, and techniques of the past into contemporary themes and timely connotations. More at STEVEN KASHER GALLERY.
FUEGO / THE FILMS OF ISABEL "COCA" SARLI AT / FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER THROUGH / AUGUST 6-8 2010
“Isabel Sarli squeezes more sexual frisson into the space between breathing in and breathing out than most of us could spread over a lifetime of ordinary love-making,” wrote The New York Times of the Argentine actress and celebrated sex symbol. This extraordinary selection presents her sultry, funny, and censored films from the 60s and 70s — a wham-bam sampling of 100% Coca that’s nearly impossible to see anywhere else.