FALL 2014

NEW ARRIVALS ARE HERE!

See Details See Details Close

NEW ARRIVALS - SHOP NOW

FALL 2014 CAMPAIGN
FALL 2014 CAMPAIGN
EXPERIENCE FALL 2014

DKNY Times

July 31, 2014
  • WATCH INSTRUCTIONS & REPAIRS

    WATCH INSTRUCTIONS & REPAIRS

    DKNY WATCH INSTRUCTION MANUALS

    Click your language to download PDF version of the appropriate instruction manual.

    ENGLISH

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF

    FRENCH

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF

    JAPANESE

    CLICK

    Read More
  • BECOME A DKNY INSIDER

    BECOME A DKNY INSIDER

    INTRODUCING THE DKNY INSIDER PROGRAM

    $1 = 1 POINT

    EARN POINTS WITH EACH PURCHASE YOU COMPLETE RECEIVE A $25 REWARD FOR EVERY 250 POINTS EARNED

    SIGN-UP IN PARTICIPATING DKNY COMPANY STORES BELOW:

    (FIND FULL-PRICE DKNY STORE LOCATIONS, HERE)

    ARIZONA

    Outlets

    Read More
  • ONLY NYC: OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

    ONLY NYC: OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

    DKNY “Only NYC” Photography Contest 2013 Official Rules

    The DKNY “Only NYC” Photography Contest 2013 ("Contest") starts on February 8, 2013 at 12:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on March 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Closing Date”) (together, the "Contest Period").

    ELIGIBILITY:

    Read More
  • TAKE A PIC! IT WILL LAST LONGER!

    TAKE A PIC! IT WILL LAST LONGER!

    A picture is worth a thousand words, right? We think so, which is why we've launched an official Donna Karan & DKNY Instagram!

    We're having a blast posting pics and seeing what Donna Karan & DKNY snaps our friends & fans are posting.

    If you're on Instagram, you can find

    Read More
  • KENMARE CLOSES

    KENMARE CLOSES

    The ghost of Beatrice has once again been banished to the underworld it seems: "Zagat relays the fairly unsurprising news that Kenmare, the downtown restaurant opened by Paul Sevigny and Nur Khan in the spring of 2010, is now shuttered for good,” reported Eater.com. "They launched with Joey Campanaro

    Read More
  • UNSTICKY SITUATION

    UNSTICKY SITUATION

    Are you an unused nail strip hoarder? Do you pile up the ones you didn’t use the first time around as a clever money-saving move? Refinery29.com has some bad news: "Once opened and left to sit (even in an airtight container, ugh), they will no longer work. The sticky is gone.” Kind of like how buying

    Read More
  • SIX DEGREES OF PERTH

    SIX DEGREES OF PERTH

    Seems like the new Baz Luhrmann remake of "The Great Gatsby” will employ some wizardry of Oz. Alongside, British actress Carey Mulligan and American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the Aussie director is bringing onboard some Australian compatriots. "The newest addition to the cast is model Gemma Ward, who

    Read More
  • A FINE EYE

    A FINE EYE

    Head over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to check out the newly opened "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O’Keeffe” exhibit, which is the first large-scale presentation of Alfred Stieglitz’s impressive art collection, acquired by the museum more than five decades ago. "In addition to being

    Read More
  • BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

    BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

    It might be a "school” night, but that’s no excuse to stay home "studying” (i.e. watching TV and doing your nails) because the annual CMJ festival kicks off tonight. No longer relegated just to the college-ID carrying set, this marathon-like music fest has become a premiere showcase for up-and-coming

    Read More
  • THE "BRAQUE" PACK

    THE "BRAQUE" PACK

    Pop over to the Acquavella Galleries on East 79th Street for the first major Georges Braque exhibit since the Guggenheim’s seminal installation more than two decades ago in 1988. Curated by Dieter Buchhart, "Georges Braque: Pioneer of Modernism,” opened just last Wednesday and runs through November

    Read More
  • DO THE WAVE

    DO THE WAVE

    The options for defrizzing your locks seem to be ever-expanding. Letting more and more girls stop the damaging blow dry and flat-iron routine for healthier alternatives. A reporter for Stylelist.com on a quest for “straight hair like Gwyneth Paltrow or Jennifer Aniston” recently uncovered a chemical-free

    Read More
  • CASTING COUCH

    CASTING COUCH

    Earlier this fall, “The CW confirmed it will create a series adapted from Candace Bushnell’s young-adult novel, ‘The Carrie Diaries.’” While fans eagerly await to see who will play a young Carrie Bradshaw, InStyle.com got some celebrities to “play casting director and pick their favorite budding stars

    Read More
  • RUBBER DUCKY YOU'RE THE ONE

    RUBBER DUCKY YOU'RE THE ONE

    Last week, the Thursday Styles’ Boîte section headed over to Bathtub Gin concealed behind a coffee shop. “Like an infestation of voles, speakeasies continue to burrow their way into the city’s night life,” reported the New York Times scout. “[This] fake Victorian bar ‘hidden’ in Chelsea [opened] last

    Read More
  • YEAR OF THE LITTLE DRAGON

    YEAR OF THE LITTLE DRAGON

    The Year of the Dragon doesn’t officially start until January 23, 2012, but for Swedish indie darlings the Year of the Little Dragon has already arrived. Hitting the stage tonight at Terminal 5, this Gothenburg-based pop outfit plays a sold-out show with special guest Questlove, Javelin, and Donn

    Read More
  • ALL-ACCESS NYC

    ALL-ACCESS NYC

    This weekend you don’t need the proverbial keys to the city to gain access to elusive private residences, undeveloped park nooks, and architectural offices: Open House New York unlocks the city’s most vaulted spaces for a 48-hour architectural bonanza that some avid Curbed.com readers, real estate

    Read More
  • FARM TO FILM TO TABLE

    FARM TO FILM TO TABLE

    If you’ve seen those scary movies about the food industry like "Super Size Me” and "Food Inc.,” you’ll extra appreciate the feel-good closing night screening series, Farm to Film to Table, at the NYC Food Film Festival in Tribeca. Hosted by chef and Food Network star Amanda Freitag, the evening presents

    Read More
  • SUPER-FIT OR SUPER-FREAKS

    SUPER-FIT OR SUPER-FREAKS

    So while the guys are amped for Comic-Con at the Javits Center right now, tonight’s second annual American Pole Fitness Championships will offer up another display of superhero-like skills and aerial stunts (you maybe have seen the somewhat cheesy posters plastered around town). Over the last few

    Read More
  • HAUNTED PANCAKE HOUSE

    HAUNTED PANCAKE HOUSE

    In a move that seems more blasphemous than actually opening a salacious nightclub in the former digs of an Episcopal church, IHOP has announced plans to take over parts of the first and second floors of the Limelight Marketplace sometime next year, according to Eater.com. (They also offer up a hilarious

    Read More
  • DIGITAL SUPREMACY

    DIGITAL SUPREMACY

    Uh-oh, WWD ran a story earlier this week that could fuel the U.S.-Euro fashion feud over Fashion Week scheduling, since for some the main issue boils down to vying for the most global attention: According to the story, "American fashion brands have surpassed their European counterparts when it comes

    Read More
  • SHE DREAMS IN CODE

    SHE DREAMS IN CODE

    She dreams in color, she dreams in red—or maybe She Dreams in Code:The Baryshnikov Arts Center presents the world premiere ofchoreographer Liz Gerring’s latest dance program enigmatically titled,"She Dreams in Code.” Featuring choreography for six dancers, as wellas video displays and an electronic

    Read More
  • CINEMATIC FEST

    CINEMATIC FEST

    There’s a definite connection between food and movies that extends well beyond boxed candy, buttery popcorn, and sugary soda. Whether it’s movies about chefs ("Julie & Julia”), cinematic feasts ("Soul Kitchen”), or downright food porn ("Tampopo”), there’s much evidence that moviegoers crave more

    Read More
  • ALL GREASED UP

    ALL GREASED UP

    For girls with baby fine hair, tangling with oil can be a greasy mess, which will "take forever to get out—requiring deep, clarifying shampoos and several days of wearing your hair in a bun,” explains Allure.com. But, the recent boom of "companies packaging [oils] to look like liquid gold, their contents

    Read More
  • YOU JUST KEEP ME "HANGAR"-ING ON

    YOU JUST KEEP ME "HANGAR"-ING ON

    While I.M. Pei’s Terminal 6 is being trashed and therefore eradicated from an Open House New York itinerary this weekend, Curbed.com reports, "JFK’s Eero-Saarinen-designed Terminal 5 will be open Sunday, October 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.” To get a sneak peek, no reservations—or passport—are required. "Restoration

    Read More
  • URBAN JUNGLE GYM

    URBAN JUNGLE GYM

    Get ready for Six Flags on the Bowery: Starting on October 26, the New Museum will be doling out helmets and elbow pads for art lovers checking out the ambitious new installation from German artist Carsten Höller. According to the New York Times, "If all goes as planned, the five-year-old [museum]

    Read More
  • FASHION FAMILY FEUD

    FASHION FAMILY FEUD

    The spring 2013 scheduling conflict seems to be escalating after Milan’s Camera Nazionale della Moda announced late last week that it would show its members’ spring 2013 collections September 19-25—a span that would "essentially [cut] into two of New York’s planned days and completely [eclipse] London’s

    Read More
  • PREPARE FOR BOARDING UP

    PREPARE FOR BOARDING UP

    In a few days, Open House New York will celebrate the city’s architecture by letting New Yorkers go behind the scenes, but there’s one place of mystery and intrigue you can cross off your itinerary: "Terminal 6 at Kennedy International Airport—a crisp island of aesthetic tranquility by the master

    Read More
  • NICOLA LOPEZ AT THE GUGGENHEIM

    NICOLA LOPEZ AT THE GUGGENHEIM

    The latest chapter of the Guggenheim’s Intervals series begins today: New York based-artist Nicola López will create a site-specific work titled "Landscape X” to inhabit the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda until October 25. López’s piece will span three levels of the rotunda between "Lee

    Read More
  • WIGGING OUT

    WIGGING OUT

    Just in time for the countdown to Halloween, Allure.com seeks out a pro wig stylist for tips on how to dramatically change up your look and upkeep your hairpiece. While most of us will only throw on faux pink tresses or a turquoise blue up-do for one night (maybe two), "Nicki Minaj has the best wig

    Read More
  • NOURISH YOUR BRAIN

    NOURISH YOUR BRAIN

    Now that it’s officially fall, it’s time to put that paperback beach read back on the shelf and reach for a heartier hardcover—something with a little more intellectual oomph to stop the hazy shade of winter from dulling your mind. In other words, perfect timing for writer Jeffrey Eugenides to come

    Read More
  • SOUP SOCIAL

    SOUP SOCIAL

    Everyone loves soup! To celebrate community and this soul-warming comfort classic, the High Line is weatherizing the concept of an ice-cream social in the form of the elevate park’s first-ever "soup social” later this month. The public space will host "a giant one-pot soup feast for hundreds of people,”

    Read More
  • TO "WHIT"

    TO "WHIT"

    It’s Whitney Lately these days: The one-time Chelsea Handler cohort "is two-for-two this TV season,” reports the Hollywood Reporter. Not only is Cummings exec producing and starring in NBC’s "Whitney,” but "CBS has given a full-season order to freshman comedy ‘2 Broke Girls,’ which counts stand-up

    Read More
  • FALL FOR JEN'S LEKMAN

    FALL FOR JEN'S LEKMAN

    For Jens Lekman fans, hearing "Your Arms Around Me” featured in Drew Barrymore’s roller derby movie "Whip It” was a victory lap of sorts. In fact, one might even say the big screen is where his songs belong to begin with. There’s a cinematic quality in the way he uses a pop song to tell a story—almost

    Read More
  • THE DIRT ON "DIRTY GIRL"

    THE DIRT ON "DIRTY GIRL"

    Earlier this week, New York’s celebrities came out to fete the premiere screening of "Dirty Girl” at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema downtown followed by an after-party at Jimmy in The James, among those stylish moviegoers were Donna Karan and fashion bud, Calvin Klein. "After making a splash at the

    Read More
  • STRIKE A POSE

    STRIKE A POSE

    Vogue might not be your first point of reference for fitness advice, but when they do deign to dole out some workout info, you can guarantee it’s going to be more style-forward than sweatpants. Explains the fashion mag: "With the fall season in full swing, it’s time to get back to reality and back

    Read More
  • COUNTRY MICE

    COUNTRY MICE

    Good news! Joe’s Pub, the Public Theater’s nonprofit music venue, opened back up on Tuesday revealing a spiffy new makeover. Go check out the renovated digs tonight with the country mouse-city mouse meeting of the CMA Songwriter Series hosted by Bob DiPiero Price featuring Billy Currington, David

    Read More
  • VALIDICTORIAN DINING

    VALIDICTORIAN DINING

    It’s restaurant report card time: The city’s most rigorous three-point grade system is doling out its final marks—and the top notch isn’t a bright blue A. "The Michelin New York 2012 dining guide [hit shelves this week] with its verdicts on which restaurants deserve the guide’s coveted stars, revealing

    Read More
  • OUTSIDE OF THE CUBE

    OUTSIDE OF THE CUBE

    Time to think outside of the box, or rather the cube: The Whitney’s "David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy” exhibition opens today providing "a fresh look at the work of the great American sculptor and new insights into the artist’s career-long involvement with geometric forms.” Bringing together more than

    Read More
  • PRIVATE ISLAND WITHIN REACH

    PRIVATE ISLAND WITHIN REACH

    Think you need to be an eccentric, space-traveling billionaire to own your own private island? Nope! All you need is $176,000. Perhaps the bargain-basement price tag on that 2.5 acre speck of land has something to do with its moniker (Rat Island) or its location (the Bronx) or its landscape (pile

    Read More
  • FASHION FORWARD POLYGLOT

    FASHION FORWARD POLYGLOT

    Between heavily accented names and couture terms, fashion isn’t always the most pronunciation-friendly industry. Whether it’s a celebrity hairstylist’s name (Oribe) or a fancy hair product line (Kerastase) which has your tongue tripping over its vowels, Allure.com has compiled a primer on the 28 Most

    Read More
  • "THE WAY" PREMIERE

    "THE WAY" PREMIERE

    "Call it top billing. Bill Clinton is set to appear at the New York premiere for Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez’s film ‘The Way,’ with proceeds benefiting the Walkabout Foundation,” announced the New York Times’ style section. Or, call it a family affair Martin (ne Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estevez)

    Read More
  • STUDIO 57 ART PARTY

    STUDIO 57 ART PARTY

    Did you see that article in the Sunday Styles about the ultra-fabulous young Turks of New York’s art scene, including Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld (a.k.a. Carine’s son)? You know, the one about the gallery opening where "Theodora Richards, the daughter of Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, shimmied

    Read More
  • PORTISHEAD'S BACK

    PORTISHEAD'S BACK

    After curating—and playing—the I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival hosted by All Tomorrow’s Parties America this past weekend in Asbury Park, Portishead heads to the city to play the Hammerstein Ballroom for a two-night residency. It’s been more than a decade since the band’s last U.S. tour and, for those

    Read More
  • THE CAT'S MEOW

    THE CAT'S MEOW

    To mark the release of his latest title, "The Cat’s Table,” author Michael Ondaatje reads from his picaresque about two young boys sailing the high seas in the 1950s. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Paula Cooper Gallery at 521 West 21st Street. While the Sri Lankan-born, Canadian author

    Read More
  • GEEK CHIC

    GEEK CHIC

    Speaking of the Material Girl, another song comes to mind on hearing that Refinery29.com has unearthed a beauty product that promises to return your hair to "its virgin, pre-fiddled-with state.” Thanks to scientists at MIT (yes, MIT) and backed by investors, Living Proof offers a shampoo, conditioner,

    Read More
  • MATERIAL GUY

    MATERIAL GUY

    Before Madonna famously delved into kabbalah in the late ’90s with "Ray of Light,” George Harrison drew intrigue with his turn toward Hinduism in the ’60s. Nicknamed the "quiet Beatle,” Harrison was considered "the most mysterious and reserved of the Fab Four” (and some might argue the most classically

    Read More
  • LOW-MAINTENENCE

    LOW-MAINTENENCE

    In the world of men’s grooming trends, it seems like the slacker look, albeit a sexy, one is back. Building on the recent boom of Hollywood’s best-looking leading men settling into low-maintenance man-bobs, it seems like George Clooney’s five-o’clock shadow is also making a comeback: According to

    Read More
  • 28 MORE PARTY DAYS UNTIL HALLOWEEN

    28 MORE PARTY DAYS UNTIL HALLOWEEN

    Where do the downtown scenesters hang out these days? Just in time for the month that leads up to the most rollicking party of the year, Halloween, Paper magazine’s Annual Nightlife Awards are a good place to start. Tomorrow night’s On Top at Le Bain, nudged out Friends at Westway, Monday Night Moves

    Read More
  • DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH

    DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH

    2.) DON’T EXPECT TOO MUCH The 17-day New York Film Festival started Friday with a star-studded, red-carpet screening of Roman Polanski’s new comedy "Carnage” about parents trying to settle their kids’ playground disputes only to find themselves equally at odds. Now that the fest is in full swing,

    Read More
  • THE RIGHT TO TEXT

    THE RIGHT TO TEXT

    Here’s one for debate: Do New Yorkers need to be able to text at all times? "Subway riders waiting on platforms [this past] Tuesday at three stations along West 14th Street and one station at West 23rd Street could make calls, send texts and check e-mail,” reports the New York Times’ City Room blog.

    Read More
  • NIGHT LIGHTS

    NIGHT LIGHTS

    You’ve probably heard about those all-night art festivals or white nights in Europe, where museums and galleries stay open for free all night. This Saturday, New York gives late-night art its own spin with the Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche festival in Greenpoint taking place from 6 p.m. to midnight

    Read More
  • UNDERGROUND ART

    UNDERGROUND ART

    The underground is where it’s at this week with cellphone service rolling out across the Chelsea tracks and a new digital interactive installation being unveiled at Union Square Station. Part of the MTA’s Artist for Transit initiative, "Union Square in Motion” is not just any old zoetrope—it’s the

    Read More
  • ELVIS SIGHTINGS

    ELVIS SIGHTINGS

    This Sunday kicks off a three-night residency at Le Poisson Rouge for L.A.-based singer-songwriter Jon Brion. Since heading to the West Coast, the multi-instrumentalist has become known for his big-name collabs with musicians like David Byrne and Fiona Apple (who he just performed with on September

    Read More
  • MAN-BOBS

    MAN-BOBS

    OK, so you know how your 27-year-old boyfriend’s still has that 13-year-old habit of letting his hair get too long? Well apparently, this kind of endearing (admit it, part of you does find it adorable), kind of annoying quirk isn’t just something us regular folk have to deal with. Seems like Angelina,

    Read More
  • ROCK-STAR CHEF'S FEST

    ROCK-STAR CHEF'S FEST

    If the secret to staying thin is staying social, then the Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food + Wine has it all right. Today this four-day smorgasbord of edible events kicks off with bowling parties, gourmet pizza nights, and market get-togethers hosted by the network’s

    Read More
  • DIETARY SCIENCES

    DIETARY SCIENCES

    Thankfully someone over at Allure.com is scouring highfalutin science journals for diet tips, like being social can keep you slim. (By the way, that means social, social, like outside, not sitting at home on your laptop social-networking from your couch.) A recent study found that an active social

    Read More
  • NOT ANOTHER SILLY RELATIONSHIP BOOK

    NOT ANOTHER SILLY RELATIONSHIP BOOK

    Do New Yorkers really need another advice book on sex and dating? Tarcher, a Penguin imprint, certainly thinks so—but at least this book’s launch party involves Ping-Pong. In the words of Paul McCartney: "Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs”—or in this case relationship books.

    Read More
  • OH, "NEVERMIND"!

    OH, "NEVERMIND"!

    Yesterday, the 20th anniversary edition of Nirvana’s "Nevermind” was released, but Pearl Jam beat them to the grunge nostalgia finish line with the opening of "Pearl Jam Twenty” last Friday at the IFC Center. (Put your hand up, if the words "20th anniversary edition” just made you a little bit uncomfortable.)

    Read More
  • CLASSIC HAIRDOS

    CLASSIC HAIRDOS

    Now should you win the aforementioned contest (i.e. fixing up one downtown hairstylist and getting free salon visits for life), InStyle.com has compiled the perfect primer on the 10 Hairstyles That Are Always in Style, starting with the Pixie, which still looks great on Halle Berry more than five

    Read More
  • SUPER CUTS FOR CUPID

    SUPER CUTS FOR CUPID

    Can you help this downtown Delilah find her Samson? And, preferably one that’s a dead ringer for a cross between Stephen Colbert and Jeff Goldblum. "Hair stylist Jill Hammelman spends so much time working at her East Village business Extensions by JILL that she doesn’t have time to meet guys. So a

    Read More
  • MATERIAL GIRL

    MATERIAL GIRL

    Commenting on The New Yorker’s piece on Daphne Guinness—which happens to coincide with an exhibit on her style at FIT—Fashionista.com has prepared a slide show a la "This Is Your Life” tracing her evolution from pretty socialite to eccentric billionaire. Like a pre-kabbalah Madonna, Guinness has gone

    Read More
  • CRACKING UP

    CRACKING UP

    Every now and then, Refinery29.com mines a story from the news wires so bizarre, they have to share it, and then well, it’s just so freaking weird, it’s worth repeating—if only to make several "eggs-traordinary” puns. "Our hearts are broken—or scrambled, really—after reading this unfortunate news.

    Read More
  • PERSEPHONE RETURNS

    PERSEPHONE RETURNS

    Here’s a chanteuse to add to your radar: Mimi Goese. Her vocals have been featured by Moby and Rolling Stone magazine has described her performance style as an "eloquent sonic ballet.” Tonight she and collaborator Ben Neill will showcase their "Songs for Persephone” in at the Cooper Square Hotel Penthouse

    Read More
  • FLEET WEEK

    FLEET WEEK

    Now a visit to the Intrepid must be somewhere on your lofty list of New York sights to see eventually—maybe number 333? Sure this iconic sea, air, and space museum might not be on your immediate to-do list, but a free, public concert this Thursday might just change that. In one of those mysterious

    Read More
  • MILK BAR EMPIRE

    MILK BAR EMPIRE

    This past weekend brought big news for David Chang fanatics as the culinary maverick expanded his empire above 14th Street. "Glory, glory, hallelujah, this is the moment the Upper West Side has been waiting for: the Columbus Avenue location of Chang and Christina Tosi’s Momofuku Milk Bar is now open,”

    Read More
  • HAPPY MONDAY'S

    HAPPY MONDAY'S

    Has it been another manic, manic New York Monday? Decompress with Mogwai playing an early show at Webster Hall that’s perfectly scheduled for a school night. The band’s lyric-less, cinematic soundscapes are ones you can lose yourself in and forget everything that happened before 6:30 p.m. today. In

    Read More
  • MULTI CULTI BENEFIT

    MULTI CULTI BENEFIT

    Speaking of words, here’s a buzzy one that seems to have gone out of vogue for reasons unknown, "multiculti.” Seriously, when was the last time you heard anyone use that expression which was everywhere circa 2005? However, here’s a great reason to pull this passé term out of retirement for one last

    Read More
  • MIDTOWN SPEAKEASY

    MIDTOWN SPEAKEASY

    Is midtown really trying to compete with downtown for hipster speakeasy status? Last week the Thursday Styles observed, "The saturation point for speakeasies was breached several years ago, but they continue to sprout up behind taco stands, coffee shops and beauty salons. The latest is JBird, a hidden

    Read More
  • POETRY IN MOTION

    POETRY IN MOTION

    Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney opens the 73rd season of the Poetry Center at the 92Y uptown. He’ll read from his new collection of poems, "Human Chain,” which, according to the Guardian’s review, "muses upon heredity and absent friends with restraint and rich imagery.” One of the few modern

    Read More
  • BOWLES GOES BOWIE

    BOWLES GOES BOWIE

    The latest chapter in the wild and wacky life of Hamish Bowles? Going undercover as an aspiring singer during an open-call audition for Simon Cowell’s new TV competition, "X Factor” in Newark, New Jersey, of all places. Since embarking on a series he’s dubbed "Vogue hazing,” he’s gone one-on-one on

    Read More
  • COMMUNITY BOARD HAPPY HOUR

    COMMUNITY BOARD HAPPY HOUR

    The rumors that Chelsea Handler’s beau will be taking over The Cooper Square Hotel appears to be confirmed: "Dressed (slightly) down for the rec room at 200 E. 5th St. in black slacks and a white button down, hotelier Andre Balazs asked the members of Community Board 3 to transfer over The Cooper

    Read More
  • DUMBO ARTS FEST

    DUMBO ARTS FEST

    Fortunately, the rainy weather should be clearing up just in time for the DUMBO Arts Festival kicking off tonight at 6 p.m., where else than Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass? In the late ’70s, the neighborhood earned its DUMBO acronym from resident artists, who unlike real-estate developers

    Read More
  • GROUNDHOGS OTHER DAY

    GROUNDHOGS OTHER DAY

    As of 5:05 a.m. this morning, it’s official, fall is here and we don’t need a groundhog to tell us that outdoor festival season is winding down and the city’s beloved summer stages will be returning to their winter homes somewhere warmer. Catch a last glimmer of outdoor revelry tonight with the finale

    Read More
  • UP IN THE AIR

    UP IN THE AIR

    It’s a mini arts fest tonight in Chelsea courtesy of the Pace Gallery.Head over to the opening party for Berlin-based artist and musicianCarsten Nicolai’s U.S. debut of "Pionier I” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., andthen stick around to check out the recently opened David Byrnes andAgnes Martin exhibitions—all

    Read More
  • VENDY EMMYS

    VENDY EMMYS

    Last weekend had its Emmys and this weekend brings another Emmys ofsorts: the Vendy Awards. However, in lieu of gorgeous red gowns, themost striking style statement you’re likely to see might be someorange plastic clogs walk by: Yep, even Mario Batali himself hasdeclared the Vendys "the Oscars of

    Read More
  • OCEAN'S KINGDOM

    OCEAN'S KINGDOM

    While the excitement of Fashion Week may have eclipsed the opening of the New York City Ballet’s fall season last week at Lincoln Center, these prima ballerinas are emerging hot on the heels—or rather toe shoes—of the fall fashion shows with an amazing lineup, including performances of Balanchine

    Read More
  • FLASH THOSE LASHES!

    FLASH THOSE LASHES!

    Have you considered giving into your lash envy and getting extensions? You’re not alone. Explains one of Allure.com’s beauty scribes, "After weeks of jealously eyeing beauty news editor Heather Muir’s super-long lash extensions, I took the plunge…[Now] my normally wimpy lashes are thick and almost

    Read More
  • PLAYING THE HEART STRINGS

    PLAYING THE HEART STRINGS

    Returning for its 29th season, the three-month-long Next Wave Festivalat BAM showcases contemporary art work and performances by emergingartists and modern masters. The Kronos Quartet falls into the lattercategory. Starting today, these classical music mavericks willpremiere their gripping production

    Read More
  • LOCAVORES UNITED

    LOCAVORES UNITED

    Get into the locavore spirit with Just Food’s Let Us Eat Local tastingbenefit today at the Altman Building, featuring more than 30 of thecity’s tastiest restaurants, including Fat Radish, Gramercy Tavern,and ABC Kitchen, as well as veggie hotspots, like Dirt Candy and PureFood and Wine. For more than

    Read More
  • LADY IN RED

    LADY IN RED

    Research studies have proven that men actually find women wearing redmore attractive. Need further scientific evidence? Take Nina Dobrev atthe Emmys this past weekend. Her look was so eye-catching that UsWeekly declared, "One up-and-coming star not only held her own amongred carpet pros like Gwyneth

    Read More
  • TRIPLE CROWN

    TRIPLE CROWN

    It’s isn’t exactly mint julep season, but the space formerly occupiedby Double Crown reopened as "Saxon & Parole, an American restaurantwith a horse and bourbon motif.” "Almost exactly one month after theAvroKo team shuttered their pretty but underperforming colonial-themedspot on the Bowery…[they’ve]

    Read More
  • PAINT IN THE LINES

    PAINT IN THE LINES

    Do you still color outside of the lines? As in, whenever you attempt an at-home manicure, you end up with messy results painting your cuticles and skin not just the nail bed—which unlike a five-year-old’s stray crayon marks is not cute? Well now there’s a product that’s basically like putting bumpers

    Read More
  • INTRODUCING THE OFFICE FASHION POOL

    INTRODUCING THE OFFICE FASHION POOL

    Okay, so for the next few months you’ll likely spend at least a half-hour of your workday tuning out your coworkers’ chatter about fantasy football leagues and championship office pools. Now while it might seem mind-numbingly dull to you, it doesn’t seem particularly fair that only sports fanatics

    Read More
  • GET "URBANIZED"

    GET "URBANIZED"

    Close out the end of the first Urban Design Week with a special screening of "Urbanized” tonight, the third installment in producer-director Gary Hustwit’s design trilogy, which included "Helvetica” (2007) and "Objectified” (2009). If you have any serious graphic designer friends, there’s a good chance

    Read More
  • BIKE SHARING IS CARING

    BIKE SHARING IS CARING

    Fashion Week didn’t just forecast what you’ll see fashionistas wearing on the streets of New York in Spring 2012, but how they’ll be getting around. During the shows, the Tour de Fashion bike-sharing program had stylish fashion insiders peddling around town on specially designed bikes for free. Coincidentally,

    Read More
  • GET LOST IN CHELSEA

    GET LOST IN CHELSEA

    "Get lost” is the advice New York magazine has for art lovers heading to Chelsea to check out Richard Serra’s new large-scale pieces on display at the Gagosian Gallery. But they mean in the best way possible: "In case you don’t feel like hauling up to Dia:Beacon to lose yourself within a massive curl

    Read More
  • RECORD-SETTING STYLE

    RECORD-SETTING STYLE

    If there were a category for style in the Guinness Book of World Records, Daphne Guinness would most certainly be a contender for her singular choices. Vanity Fair writer A.A. Gill explained, "[She] has never had a look, never once, never remotely, that was anyone’s but her very own.” Fittingly, this

    Read More
  • K-TOWN IS MOVING DOWNTOWN

    K-TOWN IS MOVING DOWNTOWN

    Heading a few blocks south from the Garment District puts you right in the heart of K-Town, New York’s under-the-radar foodie haven of good, but not especially fancy Korean restaurants. If you’d like to step the ambiance up a notch, "Jung Sik is said to be the first truly modern Korean restaurant

    Read More
  • SOUTH OF THE HOUSTON BORDER

    SOUTH OF THE HOUSTON BORDER

    It’s south of the border, south of Houston, for Mexicue: After making the rounds on FNO, this popular food truck officially opens its second brick-and-mortar restaurant tonight serving up its trademark Mexican-meets-BBQ menu from its new LES digs on Forsyth Street between Broome and Grand. "The Lower

    Read More
  • FLY ON

    FLY ON

    "Flight” might be this season’s theme over at the Atlantic Theater Company. Less than a week after the sold-out run of Simon Stephens’ critically acclaimed "Bluebird,” playwright Adam Rapp’s "Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling” opened at the Chelsea playhouse. The latest from the Obie award winner

    Read More
  • BRING ON THE JUICE

    BRING ON THE JUICE

    Feeling the after effects of Fashion Week? Did you throw back a few too many passed hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktails? Sounds like it might be time to detox Fashion Week’s revelry out of your system with a BluePrintCleanse. Drink up! Onetime out of reach juice diets are now "prêt a boire”

    Read More
  • MAKE-UP YOUR MIND?

    MAKE-UP YOUR MIND?

    You’ve spent the last week watching models strut down the catwalk with perfect makeup—wondering how do they do it? They don’t. They get special TLC from pro makeup artists and now it’s your turn to get some fashion pictorial worthy attention. To celebrate the grand opening of "Sephora’s most extraordinary

    Read More
  • BROOKLYN ARCHITECTURE PRIDE

    BROOKLYN ARCHITECTURE PRIDE

    Newsflash, Manhattan real-estate elitists: "Brooklyn’s Got Skyscrapers, Too, and Now They’re Landmarked,” announced Curbed.com on the heels of the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s unanimously approval of the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District this week. The series of 21 "architecturally

    Read More
  • CONCESSION STAND TREATS

    CONCESSION STAND TREATS

    In their catchy pop tune "What You Know,” Two Door Cinema Club’s red-headed frontman croons, "It’s my sweet beginning.” Sweet would be one way of putting it, sugar overload would be another. This Irish outfit is electropop at its most indulgently saccharine—as in if Hello Kitty were swooning over

    Read More
  • INSTANT FASHION GRATIFICATION

    INSTANT FASHION GRATIFICATION

    Tune into tonight’s DKNY 2012 Resort Collection streaming live on Facebook at 7:30 p.m. to catch special performances by Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li and the looks you’ll want to have now…as in now, now! Instead of having to wait till 2012 and mentally bookmarking what you want, watch the pieces

    Read More
  • PAY YOUR RESPECTS TO RENT

    PAY YOUR RESPECTS TO RENT

    Earlier this week, the 30-year-old Life Café in the East Village closed until further notice, or rather until the building’s wayward landlord completes repairs, according to a note on the venue’s website—which kind of sounds like scene straight from "Rent.” Well, actually it is a scene straight from

    Read More
  • STYLE FORECAST

    STYLE FORECAST

    Yesterday we got a nice little dose of belated August temperatures, a bittersweet salute to warm weather with only nine more official days of summer left. With summer fresh on the collective fashion conscience, the DKNY show this past weekend "seemed to address the perennial conundrum of what to wear

    Read More
  • GET ON THE LIST

    GET ON THE LIST

    There are still a handful tickets left to tomorrow night’s special DKNY Cardmember Only Show at The Theatre in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center—if you’re lucky enough to snap one up that is. American Express Cardmembers get the full-on Fashion Week experience with a runway show featuring the DKNY 2012

    Read More
  • NINE RIVERS

    NINE RIVERS

    The Guggenheim presents the three part musical program Nine Rivers co-produced with and performed at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. "Written over several decades and scored for 50 musicians and multimedia artists, James Dillon’s Nine Rivers covers a vast sonic terrain, from hushed a cappella

    Read More
  • TOUR DE FASHION

    TOUR DE FASHION

    Speaking of enjoying these dwindling carefree summer days, Fashion Week presented a brand-new way to take advantage of New York’s newly christened bike lanes and the mid-September sunshine: a 30 bike caravan of free cycles dubbed the Tour de Fashion. Modeled on bike sharing programs in cities, like

    Read More
  • BLONDE AMBITION

    BLONDE AMBITION

    A few short blocks from where she performed for the Whitney’s downtown groundbreaking this past May, Blondie (a.k.a. Deborah Harry) hits the stage tonight at the Highline Ballroom. "Inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, Blondie emerged as the great pop icons of New York's

    Read More
  • FASHION PLATES

    FASHION PLATES

    "Eating during fashion week is not an oxymoron,” declared Grub Street. Indeed, local eateries and bars are rolling out the red carpet for Fashion Weekers: Boulud Sud, A Voce, and Telepan are all offering Fashion Plate Prix Fixes at around $29 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Nearby, the Empire Hotel

    Read More
  • INSPIRATIONAL STYLE FLICK

    INSPIRATIONAL STYLE FLICK

    Feel like you need just two hours of downtime to remember why you loved fashion to begin with? Pop downtown for a style breather and catch one of the last showings of "Bill Cunningham New York” on the big screen at the IFC Center. This inspirational fashion flick reminds you of why you want to dress

    Read More
  • FASH FATIGUE

    FASH FATIGUE

    Look there are two more days left: You can do this. Daily Front Row’s Twitter feed made a great point: "Complaining about fash fatigue is more tiring than actually being tired.” However, to get you through to the finish line, check out Fashionista’s Fashion Week Survival Guide. Peek inside the handbags

    Read More
  • SHOW MUST GO ON

    SHOW MUST GO ON

    "Donna Karan is New York through-and-through—and what better way to channel the spirit of the city on the 9/11 anniversary than to feature a New York street as the backdrop to her fashion show?”—not to mention the yellow NYC cab with the DKNY topper as a backdrop—were the early reports on our DKNY’s

    Read More
  • REMEMBERING

    REMEMBERING

    TOWERS OF POWER | Ten years previous to 9/11, almost to the day, this photograph was taken of the Twin Towers, by Scott Andrew Tugel. The model, wearing the famous Donna Karan body suit, is positioned between the towers, with plane overhead, foreshadowing the tragedy that was

    Read More
  • BON APPETIT, FASHION WEEKERS!

    BON APPETIT, FASHION WEEKERS!

    Did you start out this season’s Fashion Week telling yourself you weren’t going to overdo it this time? You absolutely weren’t going to go to every single party or skip any essential beauty sleep in the name of fashion. Nope, not this time. Well, it’s day 5, how’s that resolution working out for you?

    Read More
  • PUTTING A CRIMP IN YOUR STYLE

    PUTTING A CRIMP IN YOUR STYLE

    The French have an expression, "il faut souffrir pour être belle,” meaning one must suffer for beauty, which seems especially true when said beauty treatment has the word "Brazilian” before it (bikini wax, anyone?). However, the recent backlash over formaldehyde-laden Brazilian blowout treatments

    Read More
  • DKNY LIVE STREAM

    DKNY LIVE STREAM

    Between Fashion’s Night Out and more public events, Fashion Week has become a lot more accessible all around. Gone are the days of hopelessly trying to get past "the clipboard” or waiting around to see what next season is about secondhand: Live streams make it possible for everyday fashionistas to

    Read More
  • FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY

    FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY

    Over the last 10 years, Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey and creative director Stephen Gan have masterminded some of fashion’s most captivating pictorials working with some of the most influential photogs in the industry, including David Bailey, Patrick Demarchelier, William Klein, and

    Read More
  • STYLE WATCH

    STYLE WATCH

    Fashion mavens and film lovers, it seems like the new cultural surroundings of Lincoln Center are really rubbing off on Fashion Week: Vanity Fair has partnered with The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) to present the first-ever Fashion in Film mini fest, starting

    Read More
  • GENERATING BUZZ

    GENERATING BUZZ

    While Fashion Week might be upping its cultural cred thanks to the new Lincoln Center location (see: new mini film fests and fashion photo exhibits), Lincoln Center is also benefitting from this new relationship (despite noise complaints from curmudgeonly neighbors), explains a recent post on the

    Read More
  • CARDIO BROWSING

    CARDIO BROWSING

    Did you know you burn more calories per mile walking when you’re constantly stopping and starting again? You know kind of like the pace you go when you’re out shopping—walk, see something cute, stop to check it out, maybe even try it on, and start up again. Which basically means shopping is actually

    Read More
  • ACROSS THE POND

    ACROSS THE POND

    Remember back when the thing to do was fly the Concorde to celebrate New Year’s Eve twice? Well, FNO has its own spin on a global party and embracing time zone differences. The international, after-hours fashion party kicks off right about now in London and DKNY PR Girl is hosting the London event

    Read More
  • IT'S FASHION WEEK

    IT'S FASHION WEEK

    Happy Thursday! It’s officially Fashion Week and this year’s Fashion’s Night Out is primed to be a full on citywide party. The best part? Everyone’s on the guest list. As entertainment goes, "this year’s roster of live music runs the gamut from boy bands to indie rock, and from DJs to gypsy jazz.

    Read More
  • BAND OF BOBBY PINS

    BAND OF BOBBY PINS

    The bobby pin is one of the most essential and basic of all hair accessories, and yet it can be mindboggling—as in you’ve got a handful of them, now what? "If you feel like the bobby pin is nothing new, you're right. It's the staple of all hairstyle staples, a versatile little tool that helps create

    Read More
  • TO BE FRANK

    TO BE FRANK

    The Empire State Building hasn’t been the tallest building in America for a long time, but did you know that as far as residential structures go, we’re still on top? New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street is the tallest residential tower in the Americas (yep, that means the whole freaking Western Hemisphere)

    Read More
  • ONE PSYCHEDELIC NANA

    ONE PSYCHEDELIC NANA

    Get a first look at a major retrospective of self-taught sculptor/painter/filmmaker Niki de Saint Phalle starting at the Nohra Haime gallery today in midtown (save the date for the opening party next Tuesday, September 13). Spanning 44 years, the exhibition presents a comprehensive swath of the artist’s

    Read More
  • TOO KUTE!

    TOO KUTE!

    It’s a picture worth a thousand carbs, declared People.com: Kourtney Kardashian and her 21-month-old son Mason puckering up to reenact the classic spaghetti kiss from Disney’s classic "Lady and the Tramp.” It seems auntie and newlywed Kim Kardashian has no problem sharing the post-wedding spotlight

    Read More
  • HAPPY LABOR DAY!

    HAPPY LABOR DAY!

    Yep, it’s time to bid a bittersweet farewell to summer Fridays, weekends in the Hamptons, and rooftop cocktails. (Okay, maybe that’s a tad extreme because summer doesn’t officially end until September 23 at 5 a.m.) But in the tradition of last hoorays, Concierge.com serves up a dose of retro chic

    Read More
  • OFF-BROADWAY WEEK

    OFF-BROADWAY WEEK

    Haven’t gotten around to seeing "Avenue Q” yet? Now’s your chance because New York City, the Off-Broadway League, and media partner Time Out New York are collaborating on a special two-for-one ticket promo for more than 25 participating shows this fall. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 5, (which

    Read More
  • MAKING CONNECTIONS

    MAKING CONNECTIONS

    Check out the Red Bucket Films showcase tonight at the BMW Guggenheim Lab downtown for a meeting of collective efforts. On the one side, the BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory developed by an interdisciplinary team of urbanists, architects, designers, and scientists focused on exploring contemporary

    Read More
  • FASHION'S NO.1 TENNIS FAN

    FASHION'S NO.1 TENNIS FAN

    As we near the halfway mark, New York is officially in "love” with the US Open—the fashion world included. "Vogue editor Anna Wintour beamed at the crowd at the US Open [earlier this week] when her picture suddenly flashed up on the Jumbotron and was greeted with cheers,” reported Page Six. "While

    Read More
  • WAX ON

    WAX ON

    Head over to Le Poisson Rouge for a monthly showcase pairing big-name talent plucked from the pages of Wax Poetics magazine and up-and-coming recording artists from its label (think Vice magazine for hip-hip and R&B). Introducing the new series, Wax Poetics founder Andre Torres says, "In the last

    Read More
  • GRAB A BAR STOOL IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM

    GRAB A BAR STOOL IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM

    Have an office birthday coming up? Perhaps your boss’? Pull out all the stops by transforming your drab conference room into a glamorous raw bar. Reports UrbanDaddy.com, "Introducing the Brooklyn Oyster Party, a traveling society of professional shuckers who’ll come to your office (or backyard or

    Read More
  • LADUREE`

    LADUREE`

    Time to upgrade that cupcake—or at least make it worth the wait in line: "Much to the glee of hordes of well-to-do Upper East Siders and French pastry lovers across the city, Maison Ladurée, the famed centuries-old Parisian macaron shop and now global chain, opened up its first us store on Madison

    Read More
  • THE KIN AT ROCKWOOD

    THE KIN AT ROCKWOOD

    Every now and again the Rockwood Music Hall surprises you. As downtown dwellers know, the roster of free shows can be hit-or-miss. But hey, for the price of a beer, it’s worth a gamble—especially when you chance upon an act like The Kin. The first hint you might be seeing a band you could soon be

    Read More
  • AMAZON WOMEN

    AMAZON WOMEN

    Head to the East River Park to get a dose of the ancient outdoor amphitheater tradition with a modern twist a la disco style shoes and over-the-top makeup. "Seven Against Thebes” is a rarely performed number from the ancient playwright Aeschylus set in the city of Thebes. Like a prologue to "Lysistrata”

    Read More
  • MAGAZINE COVER BANDS

    MAGAZINE COVER BANDS

    Indie music aficionados might feel a bit torn tonight between the Bright Eyes show tonight and the release party for The Believer’s hotly anticipated music issue. But like any good iPhone-toting, multitasking New Yorker, why not try and do both? Put out by McSweeney’s, The Believer’s music issue is

    Read More
  • LUCKY LUC?

    LUCKY LUC?

    Speaking of Omaha and rumors, there’s some wild speculation going on about Lady Gaga marrying on and off again Nebraskan beau Lüc Carl in the near future. Reports StyleBistro.com, "Rumors have been circulating that Lady Gaga will be walking down the aisle with Lüc Carl. We know him best from her latest

    Read More
  • BRIGHT EYES

    BRIGHT EYES

    Nope, we’re not talking about the hottest shades of fall eyeshadows, we’re talking about the indie folk troubadour from Omaha, Conor Oberst and his band Bright Eyes at the Williamsburg Waterfront tonight with Dr. Dog and Real Estate. Rumor has it this might the final curtain call for the band as Oberst’s

    Read More
  • NOT THE BEE'S KNEES

    NOT THE BEE'S KNEES

    Ever been betrayed by your "honey”? It’s possible we all have. "As it turns out, this pure and natural nectar from bees may actually be laced with lead and pumped up with filler sugar additives—who knew?” reports Glamour.com based on a story that recently ran in The Week about the dark side of the

    Read More
  • NAIL DUETS

    NAIL DUETS

    Does your mind go blank on hearing the phrase "Choose your color”? Are you simply overwhelmed by having to narrow it down to just one shade, when there are so many great ones to pick from? InStyle plays matchmaker, pairing the perfect shades in a rundown of cute nail polish combos for your fingers

    Read More
  • THE UN-BUDDY ROAD TRIP

    THE UN-BUDDY ROAD TRIP

    Get inspired at the IFC Center to plan one final summer hooray with the hilarious road-trip flick "The Trip,” starring British funnymen Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Save for a brief fling with Courtney Love, Coogan is relatively unknown in the U.S., but much like a pre-"The Office: Ricky Gervais and

    Read More
  • TALK TO ME

    TALK TO ME

    Hey, art lovers, it’s the last Tuesday you can visit the MoMA until next summer. The seven day a week schedule ends this Friday and the regular six day a week schedule resumes September 4 (that’s our gentle reminder that your office summer hours are also going out of season). The coming weekend is

    Read More
  • ALL IN VAIN

    ALL IN VAIN

    Has anyone ever come down hard on you for your two-hour hair-and-makeup prep time? Like say when you’re running late for your best friend’s wedding and everyone else is already in the car. Well, next time, you’ve got some ammunition to fire back with: expert proof that a little extra vanity can be

    Read More
  • SOUND OF MUSIC

    SOUND OF MUSIC

    Brooklyn Bridge Park is alive with the sound of music tonight thanks to the Vienna Music Film Festival. Presented by the International Music + Media Centre (IMZ) and Czekaj Artistic Productions, the film festival screens classical concerts and opera performances recorded in Europe’s most prestigious

    Read More
  • TATTLE TALES

    TATTLE TALES

    Remember back when ancient Greeks who had secrets they couldn’t keep, but couldn’t tell, had to confide in holes they dug in the middle of a field—only to later be outed by mythical whispering reeds? Nowadays, we lucky, modern-day folk have the Internet as a vast receptacle for our deepest and darkest

    Read More
  • THERE"S SOMETHING ABOUT ROGER

    THERE"S SOMETHING ABOUT ROGER

    "The greatest thing about the US Open is US Open fever—for two weeks a year, the tournament turns half the city into sputtering tennis fanatics,” says New York magazine. And, if the sides of city buses are any indication, then "It Must Be Love.” The full-on "courting” begins today with the men’s and

    Read More
  • GIMME SOME: FREE FOOD

    GIMME SOME: FREE FOOD

    OK, maybe the shortening of Peter, Bjorn and John to PB&J isn’t just coincidental: On Wednesday the Swedish pop heavies embarked on the All You Can Eat Tour in partnership with Eater.com. Perhaps one of the best derivative effects of the food truck revolution has been the expansion of the post-concert

    Read More
  • MARSHALL MATHERS

    MARSHALL MATHERS

    "Moody ruminations on the fragile nature of life can be a tough sell,especially when they’re flecked with haunting moans and screams,” saysRolling Stone of the insanely talented artist formerly known as ChanMarshall. "But from the mid-1990s on, Chan Marshall has proven herselfa singer and songwriter

    Read More
  • NAIL ART GALLERY

    NAIL ART GALLERY

    "Statement nails have become de rigueur for celebs and bloggers alike. But long before Tumblr was teeming with elaborately designed digits, fashion insiders were seeking out nail art at Valley NYC,” explains Stylelist.com. The downtown salon started by sisters Nina and Julia Werman offers up nail

    Read More
  • MEGA SIZE CONDO FOR SKINNY GIRLS

    MEGA SIZE CONDO FOR SKINNY GIRLS

    The latest news of Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel’s mega-size Tribeca acquisition might make you whisper the titular words to Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin’s weight loss tome under your breath. Lighting up the real estate gossip this week, the "reality star-turned-diet drink mogul just closed on a four-bedroom

    Read More
  • SORRY SURI

    SORRY SURI

    Building on its knack for digging up quirky research studies, Allure.com has found another gem: This one addresses the uber-deep issue of whether or not cute celebrity babies will grow up to be gorgeous adults. Says Allure.com, "What makes a celebrity baby so irresistible? Maybe it’s the not-very-noble

    Read More
  • GOURMETIFICATION

    GOURMETIFICATION

    Is Nolita rubbing off on Little Italy? Seems like this year’s San Gennaro fest might just put an end to the ongoing turf war of boutiques versus $1 magnet stands. Adding a dash of style to its street-fest formula, according to Eater.com, "In yet another sign that restaurateurs can’t resist the siren

    Read More
  • MADE FROM GRAPES OF WRATH

    MADE FROM GRAPES OF WRATH

    In other local wine-related news: Have you heard that expression about making lemonade from lemons? Seems like one Long Island winery got it all wrong, confusing lemons with grapes and releasing a "super-classy September 11 memorial wine made with grapes grown 90 miles from the site of the World Trade

    Read More
  • QUAKING IN YOUR HEELS?

    QUAKING IN YOUR HEELS?

    Within hours of yesterday’s mini aftershock that mildly rocked the city around 2 p.m., NY1 was asking viewers: Were you scared or surprised? More than likely you were "surprised” if you were sitting somewhere having a slice of pizza and "scared” if you were say on the 19th floor of a certain prominent

    Read More
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA

    THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA

    Founder of the Knitting Factory Michael Dorf opened City Winery as a place to blend his passion for wine and music. Tonight’s performance by New York-born, Ipanema-raised singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto feels like the ideal pairing. The daughter of the legendary Joao Gilberto, whose iconic voice

    Read More
  • CITY HARVEST

    CITY HARVEST

    Fall is traditionally harvest time and as summer winds down, this season of plenty is a good chance to start thinking about those in need. Coinciding with Fashion Week, Fashion Feeds New York is "a new month-long initiative designed to help the underfed,” reports WWD. "DKNY and other fashion companies

    Read More
  • BUNS OF STEEL...AND SOCKS

    BUNS OF STEEL...AND SOCKS

    Want to nail the prima ballerina bun a la Donna Karan’s fall show? Refinery29.com shares a nifty strategy for those who have been tirelessly trying to perfect this gorgeous runway look (without the help of Donna Karan’s backstage hair gurus, of course). Stylist Sloane Sera of Bumble and Bumble gives

    Read More
  • STAPLES' BEAUTY AISLE

    STAPLES' BEAUTY AISLE

    Continuing in the spirit of transforming unlikely everyday objects into things of beauty, Fashionista.com enlists tips for turning office supplies into makeup tools courtesy of celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey, who has worked with Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz, and Katy Perry. Looking for something

    Read More
  • IN DEFENSE OF FNO

    IN DEFENSE OF FNO

    "New York Times critic Cathy Horyn has made it pretty clear that she does not like Fashion’s Night Out. In fact, it’s safe to say she just about hates it,” reported Racked.com in response to her recent piece lambasting the event for being a celebration of shopping that’s not worth the chaos it causes.

    Read More
  • BRANCHING OUT

    BRANCHING OUT

    This is the last week to see "Midnight in Paris” in theaters and Eva Rothschild’s sculpture "Empire” displayed on Central Park’s southeast corner. Commissioned by the Public Art Fund, the Irish artist, who is considered one of Great Britain’s premier contemporary sculptors, "has taken inspiration

    Read More
  • GRAFFI-TEE

    GRAFFI-TEE

    Remember back when a white "I NYC” T-shirt was the hipster uniform of choice downtown? It seems like New York is attempting to revisit that trend—minus the irony this time: "The city of New York is stepping up its style game, revamping its online shop and releasing a series of limited-edition graphic

    Read More
  • DEERHUNTER PLAYS WEBSTER HALL

    DEERHUNTER PLAYS WEBSTER HALL

    "’Halcyon Digest’ is a record about the joy of music discovery, the thrill of listening for the first time to a potential future favorite, and that sense of boundless possibility when you're still innocent of indie-mainstream politics,” read an almost uncharacteristically giddy review of Deerhunter’s

    Read More
  • FEEL GOOD

    FEEL GOOD

    Hey, did you overdo it this weekend and still feeling badly about not shedding those extra two pounds? (That extra two pounds you and only you think you need to lose.) Well, relax, because losing weight might not be the party you think it’s cracked up to be after all. FitSugar.com touts an article

    Read More
  • BIEBER FEVER

    BIEBER FEVER

    "Never Say Never”: Look maybe you wouldn’t pay $12.50 to see it on the big screen, but what if it were free? The questioning goes even deeper: Would you ride the subway all the way out to Coney Island tonight? You have from now until quitting time to ponder whether or not you’re curious enough to

    Read More
  • CURL POWER

    CURL POWER

    So the curly girl power movement continues this week on Allure.com with a post giving major props to Judith Newman, who "recently defended the naturally curly in the age of the Brazilian Blowout” in the New York Times. The beauty site once again poses the question: "Curls, accept them or obliterate

    Read More
  • ROCKING THE VINE

    ROCKING THE VINE

    Some bands sell T-shirts and tour DVDs, while others start hawking their own version of Monopoly—and yet, that’s not even the most creative item available in the AC/DC catalogue to date. Most recently, the Aussie rockers stepped into the vino business and "they are not shying away from using their

    Read More
  • PUMP UP THE VOLUME 1

    PUMP UP THE VOLUME 1

    Another vote for heading to BK tonight: Volume 1 Brooklyn’s night of three-minute stories at Matchless. It’s a free literary event for the CliffsNote set or anyone who’s ever wished there was a Twitter-like limit on how long someone has to tell you their craziest, funniest story ever from last night.

    Read More
  • HOUSE PARTY ARREST

    HOUSE PARTY ARREST

    House party in Brooklyn, y’all! Tokyo Police Club headlines a free show at the House of Vans with Against Me! and Big Freedia starting tonight at 7 p.m. Embracing that age-old summer tradition of every good house party ever, the beer flows freely until the keg is kicked. However, unlike your standard,

    Read More
  • HOT NEW APPS

    HOT NEW APPS

    Tapas master Seamus Mullen is back in the kitchen with his first solo venture since leaving Boqueria about a year ago. His new Spanish eatery Tertulia opened earlier this week on Sixth Avenue at Washington Place. "This new project is inspired by the cider houses of the Asturias region of Spain, and

    Read More
  • "GAtHERED" ROUND

    "GAtHERED" ROUND

    Get to Brooklyn before August 21! This is your last week to check out the "Lorna Simpson: Gathered” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn-born artist takes photos that blur the lines between "fact and fiction, identity and history.” In one of her most interesting series, Simpson creates

    Read More
  • BACK TO BLACK EYELINER

    BACK TO BLACK EYELINER

    Earlier this week, People’s Style Watch asked, "Would you try dramatic winged eyeliner like Katharine McPhee?” after the "Smash” star appeared on the red carpet last week wearing her hair up in a simple bun and minimal makeup that made her heavily lined eyes pop. To be honest, her look seemed to be

    Read More
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE

    BACK TO THE FUTURE

    Rumor has it that "Sex and the City” might be coming to terms with the difficult reality that it just doesn’t work in movie form. (Everyone really wanted to like part 2, but, you know, it’s almost the worst movie ever made.) Now the buzz is that the show will play its strong suit and return to the

    Read More
  • FNO DETAILS ANNOUNCED

    FNO DETAILS ANNOUNCED

    Save the date! "Fashion’s Night Out, scheduled for Sept. 8, is shaping up to be another shopping evening with plenty of activities across New York and beyond,” reports WWD. "Fashionsnightout.com, which is operated by QVC, will unveil this year’s list of retail events, and it features many personal

    Read More
  • FASHION CLOSET INTERVENTION

    FASHION CLOSET INTERVENTION

    Stop the madness. Take control of your life. Never utter the words, "I have nothing to wear!” again. End the vicious cycle with a new self-help book for style hoarders. "I Have Nothing to Wear!: A Painless 12-Step Program to Declutter Your Life so You Never Have to Say This Again!” is the latest tome

    Read More
  • PUFF THE LITTLE DRAGON

    PUFF THE LITTLE DRAGON

    "Swedish quartet Little Dragon have taken the slow-burn approach to getting noticed, winning over fans through word of mouth and indie-radio support while releasing a pair of electronic pop albums since their 2006 formation,” reports Flavorpill.com. They’re the latest group from Gothenburg that seems

    Read More
  • CARDINAL WORKOUT SINS

    CARDINAL WORKOUT SINS

    It might be time to reassess your gym strategy: "No one has time to waste—especially not at the gym,” explains StyleCaster.com’s resident workout expert. "But the truth is you are most likely committing common workout mistakes.” Time to atone for your workout sins (get it, get it, a-tone?). Some of

    Read More
  • POETRY IN MOTION

    POETRY IN MOTION

    Impress your lunchtime pals—or erudite dinner companions—with this literary tidbit: The new U.S. poet laureate might have grown up in Detroit and lives in Fresno, California, but still he’s shown some love for NYC. Poet Philip Levine is best "known for his emphasis on the voice of the ordinary workingman

    Read More
  • PIECES OF HISTORY

    PIECES OF HISTORY

    Carmine Street Guitars owner Rick Kelly has a creative way of mining inspiration from New York City: He uses old pieces of it quite literally to make guitars. Utilizing reclaimed wood from places like the legendary Hotel Chelsea, he crafts custom instruments. "Not to worry [though], Kelly hasn’t been

    Read More
  • BRAND-NEW WEEK, BRAND-NEW PARTY

    BRAND-NEW WEEK, BRAND-NEW PARTY

    "Contrary to earlier reports, you won’t find any stripper poles (or topless women) at Westway, the new club from Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte, the masterminds behind the Smile and the Jane Ballroom parties,” reported the New York Times’ Thursday Styles. Since opening earlier this summer, this

    Read More
  • FILM CLASSICS AT THE MOMA

    FILM CLASSICS AT THE MOMA

    See the late-great Elizabeth Taylor star alongside the also now-gone Hollywood legends Montgomery Clift and Katharine Hepburn in "Suddenly, Last Summer” (1959) at the Museum of Modern Art tonight. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the screenplay, which Gore Vidal wrote based on a one-act play by Tennessee

    Read More
  • GENERAL STORE REVIVAL

    GENERAL STORE REVIVAL

    Hopping on the Jitney this weekend to New York’s homegrown Napa Valley? Before you do, get the lowdown on stylish eats from Vogue.com. "Falling somewhere between a cook’s paradise of organic farms and farm stands and the handful of (fairly pricey) restaurants whose ranks swell modestly each season,

    Read More
  • PUPPET MASTER

    PUPPET MASTER

    Before the Smurfs took Manhattan, the Muppets did it first! Get another dose of some serious ’80s nostalgia at the Museum of the Moving Image with a Saturday afternoon screening of "The Dark Crystal.” Jim Henson’s and Frank Oz’s otherworldly, puppet masterpiece follows the story of a young Gelfling’s

    Read More
  • ON THE FRINGE

    ON THE FRINGE

    Theater geeks, get ready for a big night out: The "Glee” movie premieres tonight and FringeNYC fest 2011 kicks off. With more than 200 companies from around the globe set to perform, the New York International Fringe Festival is the self-proclaimed "largest multi-arts festival in North America.” Taking

    Read More
  • LET YOUR WILD FLAG FLY

    LET YOUR WILD FLAG FLY

    Tonight’s Sonic Youth concert at the Williamsburg Waterfront brings its own rad girl band alert. On the opening line-up, Wild Flag is an indie supergroup mined from the 1990s. Formed by Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney), Mary Timony (Helium), Rebecca Cole (the Minders), and Carrie Brownstein, the band’s

    Read More
  • WHAT A DIFFERENCE "ONE DAY" MADE

    WHAT A DIFFERENCE "ONE DAY" MADE

    Have you had your fill of saccharine, summer rom-coms? Craving a romance with a little more substance? Add "One Day” to your theatergoing to-see list. Lone Scherfig’s screen adaption of David Nicholls’ love story made its New York debut on Monday at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square "before a crowd that

    Read More
  • CUT COPY CELEBRATES BROOKLYN

    CUT COPY CELEBRATES BROOKLYN

    Let’s be real. No one really works on a Summer Friday, so consider it the start of the weekend complete with an outdoor concert tonight that’s sure to turn into an outdoor dance party in Prospect Park. Aussie electro-poppers Cut Copy are back in New York City for a benefit concert for Celebrate Brooklyn!

    Read More
  • BEAUTY "BUZZ"

    BEAUTY "BUZZ"

    "While there are many bonuses to the summer—longer days, flirty sundresses, outdoor happy hours, etc.—pesky mosquito bites rank high up on the season’s downfalls,” observes Allure.com. "In other words, they just plain suck.” So how to combat the ensuing annoying red, swollen, and itchy bumps? Especially

    Read More
  • GOING "GAGA" FOR VOGUE

    GOING "GAGA" FOR VOGUE

    It seems like Lady Gaga really deserved that CFDA Fashion Icon of Year award: "Vogue was the only fashion magazine to profit this month, thanks to Lady Gaga,” reports Refinery29.com. "It pays to take chances. Vogue put the very un-Vogue Lady Gaga on their cover for March, and was rewarded by being

    Read More
  • CONFESSIONS OF AN ELEVATOR

    CONFESSIONS OF AN ELEVATOR

    What if the elevator walls of Four Times Square could talk? It’s no longer just a lofty what-if: They’re not just talking, they’re tweeting on their very own new Twitter account called @Conde Elevator and it turns out magazine editors say the darndest things. Like the love child of Overheard in New

    Read More
  • HOTEL DRAMA

    HOTEL DRAMA

    Like a "Sleep No More” for lazy people, "HotelMotel” has transformed a suite toward the back of the Gershwin Hotel into a private theater space near the back lounge area. It’s been converted to feel like you’re sitting right in the living room of The Amoralists in a way that’s all very cool and intimate—no

    Read More
  • IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY

    IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY

    "Let them eat ice-cream cake!” seemed the rallying call at Quality Meats last summer, when they "transformed their charcuterie bar into a Willy Wonka-esque ice cream cake bar.” Well, this year, "they’ve done it again and they’ve expanded the menu to include five different ice cream cakes,” reports

    Read More
  • GLEEKING OUT

    GLEEKING OUT

    Two more days! Till what you ask? The premiere of "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”! Hundreds of Gleeks turned up this past weekend at the movie’s red-carpet premiere in L.A., reported E.T. "Fashion standouts Lea Michele and Dianna Agron didn’t disappoint, Lea [looked] perfectly chic in a black gown and

    Read More
  • MAKING WAVES

    MAKING WAVES

    Ever felt the pangs of Straight Hair Envy? "What curly head hasn’t had the Pantene Fantasy, where she shakes her head, and a glossy curtain of light-reflecting hair swooshes behind her? Let me reiterate the sound effect: That’s swoosh, not boing,” ponders New York Times’ writer Judith Newman in a

    Read More
  • POLISH POSSIBILITIES

    POLISH POSSIBILITIES

    "Choose your color!” This standard nail salon greeting takes on new meaning with the launch of celebrity manicurist Julia Palmer’s Wet Paint Nail Glaze System. Now you’re no longer confined to the nail salon’s wall. "Get a little closer to crafting your dream-shade of polish,” reports Refinery29.com

    Read More
  • BRAD SCORES A BOOK

    BRAD SCORES A BOOK

    It’s becoming even more of a Brad world: "Brad Goreski has a new title to add to his resume—published author!” reports InStyle.com. "His upcoming book, ‘Born to be Brad: Life and Style Lessons from the Front Lines of Fashion,’ will cover Goreski’s journey through the ranks of the fashion industry,

    Read More
  • SAVAGE BEAUTIES

    SAVAGE BEAUTIES

    While it won’t draw the record-breaking lines of the final weekend of "Savage Beauty” at the Met, this week is your last chance to check out the MoMA’s retrospective of writer, director, and producer Kathryn Bigelow, which opened earlier this summer and ends August 13. "Bigelow has crafted a canon

    Read More
  • FIND A MODEL WIFE

    FIND A MODEL WIFE

    The honeymoon is over for Mr. Kate Moss and now it’s back to work! Rocker hubby Jamie Hince headlines a two-night stint at Terminal 5 starting tonight with his band The Kills and opening acts The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and A Place to Bury Strangers. After spending most of July cruising around

    Read More
  • MONDAYS ARE A DRAG

    MONDAYS ARE A DRAG

    Are you a Raja-holic? As those already initiated (or rather addicted) know, it’s more vavavoom than zoom-zoom on Monday night’s "RuPaul’s Drag Race” reality series, which recently wrapped its third season. For those tuning in late to the game, Cathy Horyn brings viewers up to speed on the show’s latest

    Read More
  • FREE YOGA!

    FREE YOGA!

    Between corner-side samplers, roving promo trucks, and free concerts, these days it seems like you can’t go more than an avenue without someone offering you something for free. Adding to the seasonal freebies, Laughing Lotus Yoga Center offers gratis yoga classes in the park on Wednesdays from 7 p.m.

    Read More
  • NATURAL FACE LIFT

    NATURAL FACE LIFT

    Looking for an au naturel nip/tuck? Simply getting your eyebrows professionally tweezed (or threaded) is a 15-minute face changer, explains Allure.com. After a recent eyebrow-shaping appointment, Allure’s beauty blogger reported, it made "my eyes more awake and my features more defined. In the days

    Read More
  • AFTER HOURS WORKOUTS

    AFTER HOURS WORKOUTS

    Not a morning person? Great news, lazy bums, European scientists have found that those high-energy, 6 a.m. gymgoers aren’t necessarily getting a workout edge. New research indicates that working out a few hours before bedtime doesn’t actually hinder sleep—and, in some cases, could even improve it.

    Read More
  • SECRET GARDEN

    SECRET GARDEN

    Has the hot, hot heat left you looking for under-the-radar, green spaces to spend a few hours away from the traffic? For a midweek, mini-staycation, pack a picnic and head up to Wave Hill for Sunset Wednesdays, a special night of extended hours when the gardens stay open until the sun starts to set

    Read More
  • "CLUELESS" CLASSICS

    "CLUELESS" CLASSICS

    "Over the last five summers, SummerScreen has lured thousands of Brooklynites out of their stuffy apartments with the promise of cold beer and classic movies under the stars.” Tonight however it’s pure mid-90s nostalgia that will have the hipsters pulling out their picnic blankets and coolers of PBR.

    Read More
  • STYLISH TRAVELERS

    STYLISH TRAVELERS

    Heading out of town, but don’t want to look like you’re living out of a suitcase? Here is your fashion checklist for what to bring and what not to bring. It starts with Vogue’s other Anna’s blog post about her top 10 rules for packing to go on vacation (i.e. Vogue Japan’s editor at large Anna Dello

    Read More
  • LITTLE MISTER SUNSHINE

    LITTLE MISTER SUNSHINE

    "Summer in Brooklyn: friends, fireflies, stoop sales, and...Celebrate Brooklyn!” exclaims the voice of Sufjan Stevens’ record label blog, adding "Where the World’s Greatest Borough puts on the World’s Greatest Summer Festival in the World’s Greatest Urban Park.” Talk about having to live up to some

    Read More
  • LET THEM BAKE CAKES

    LET THEM BAKE CAKES

    Have you ever gone on a reality TV cake-show bender? If you’ve ever clocked serious hours in this calorie-free, yet still guilty pleasure, instead of just watching the pros, maybe it’s time to get baking. Learn how to make the perfect party cake with a two-hour cake seminar at The Brooklyn Kitchen

    Read More
  • MONDAY NIGHT PARTY

    MONDAY NIGHT PARTY

    Our carefree summer days are numbered and fortunately tonight brings several reasons to shirk workaday responsibility and stay out way too late for a Monday—starting with Lykke Li playing an early show at Central Park’s SummerStage and moving on to British beatmaker Jamie xx at (Le) Poisson Rouge

    Read More
  • ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW WHO OWNS A CAT

    ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW WHO OWNS A CAT

    Yes, it’s August, but for moviegoers, it’s all about July, as in Miranda July’s long-awaited follow-up to "Me and You and Everyone We Know.” Six long years ago, that quirky art flick picked up four awards at Cannes and the Special Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance film festival. Now if you missed the

    Read More
  • "SIA" LATER

    "SIA" LATER

    Eccentric Aussie singer Sia Furler brings The We Are Born Tour to Webster Hall tonight and tomorrow joined by special guest Oh Land, the up-and-coming Danish electro-pop darling we first told you about back in March. Before striking out on her own in 2000, Sia sang with Massive Attack and fronted

    Read More
  • NEW WEDDING I-DO's and DON'TS

    NEW WEDDING I-DO's and DON'TS

    It was a monumental wedding weekend with New York City finally making it official: While the New York Times’ City Room blog was filled with adorable stories of couples tying the knot during the first weekend of legal same-sex marriages, the Styles section turned its focus to the new Social Q’s—not

    Read More
  • SHEAR GENIUS

    SHEAR GENIUS

    Style.com pays homage to Christiaan, "hairdressing’s reigning one-name wonder,” with a retrospective on the naissance of his "undercut.” Back in 1984, the coiffing star Christiaan Houtenbos was on set with photographer Arthur Elgort, model Bonnie Berman, and then American Vogue editor Polly Mellen.

    Read More
  • RUB-A-DUB-DUB

    RUB-A-DUB-DUB

    "It may be roof bar season, but let’s take a break from all of the outdoor fun to focus on the opening of Bathtub Gin, a new basement speakeasy whose entrance is hidden inside a 9th Avenue coffee shop with a bathtub in the window,” reports Eater.com. According to the website’s intel, "guests should

    Read More
  • SMURFS TAKES MANHATTAN

    SMURFS TAKES MANHATTAN

    Okay, it started with Smurfette getting a fashion shoot in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar, but now it’s official: Smurf mania is taking over Manhattan. How official? Official enough for the City of New York to declare it Smurfs Week! To gear up for this Friday’s release of the new Smurfs movie,

    Read More
  • JERSEY SHORE

    JERSEY SHORE

    "You gotta hear this one song—it’ll change your life. I swear.” Anyone who was into The Shins circa 2004 remembers that line from the meet-cute scene when Natalie Portman shares her headphones with Zach Braff in "Garden State”—a movie in which J.D. surprised everyone with his serious writing and directing

    Read More
  • GET IN LINE

    GET IN LINE

    Eye candy is this summer’s sweetest trend—as in candy-colored hues. But, a wave of new eyeliners is balancing out the empty-calorie, sugar high with some of fall’s deeper tones. Temper those "super-powered shades” with "something a little cooler,” recommends Refinery29.com. "By layering a bright,

    Read More
  • ASK BRAD

    ASK BRAD

    "Celebrity stylist and reality TV star Brad Goreski has clothed some of the hottest women in Hollywood, so who wouldn’t love the chance to hear some fashion tips from him—live?” asks People’s StyleWatch. This afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Goreski will appear live via streaming video on Fashism.com,

    Read More
  • ENTOURAGE IS BACK

    ENTOURAGE IS BACK

    In the lead-up to the eighth—and final—season of HBO’s "Entourage,” starting this Sunday, July 24, The Hollywood Reporter got the show’s execs and stars to "dish (finally!) on its history as a lens into Hollywood—and the candid stories behind its stories.” Among the big reveals? Vincent Chase is named

    Read More
  • "NO STRINGS ATTACHED: PART II"

    "NO STRINGS ATTACHED: PART II"

    Earlier this week, Mila Kunis was in town from the New York City premiere of her new flick "Friends with Benefits” opening tonight. For her red-carpet moment, makeup artist Tracey Levy told InStyle that she created a smokey eye look channeling "a modern take on Sophia Loren.” To achieve this effect,

    Read More
  • MIDTOWN'S OUTDOOR CINEMA

    MIDTOWN'S OUTDOOR CINEMA

    What is this summer’s best use of a giant LED JumboTron? Outdoor movies at BeerParc. It’s not every bar in Manhattan that just happens to have a cinema-size screen hanging on its back courtyard wall: Encompassing a 12,000-square-foot outdoor plaza, the recently opened beer garden puts its stadium-style

    Read More
  • SPIDER-LASH WOMAN

    SPIDER-LASH WOMAN

    Onetime "makeup don’t” is turning into this season’s "makeup do”: spidery mascara. To achieve the stuck together effect, Allure.com warns, "Don’t just start piling on the product. There are steps you should follow to ensure your lashes look vampy, not trampy.” The beauty site enlists eyelash master

    Read More
  • "POPPING UP" THE QUESTION

    "POPPING UP" THE QUESTION

    Going to the pop-up chapel, going to get married… The Knot has an awesome wedding gift for same-sex couples getting hitched next weekend in New York: two pop-up chapels in Central Park. ”On July 30, the first Saturday that same-sex marriage will be legal in New York State, two dozen couples will be

    Read More
  • MEXICUE TURNS ONE WEEK OLD

    MEXICUE TURNS ONE WEEK OLD

    Queue up for Mexicue the Fashion District’s newest, chili-hot lunch destination! Grub Street, Eater, the New York Times, and Midtown Lunch have all heralded the opening of the food truck’s first brick-and-mortar eatery. Mexicue is among the latest in a new trend of food trucks parking it for awhile.

    Read More
  • HOT SHOPTENDERS

    HOT SHOPTENDERS

    Have you ever bought something you didn’t really need because of a super-cute sales assistant? Here’s a contest for you: Racked.com is calling for nominations for the Hottest Shopkeeper in New York City. Sounds like something more Maxim than Racked, but, hey, maybe the heat is getting to them? If

    Read More
  • NEW "SEINE"

    NEW "SEINE"

    "If New York has a neighborhood akin to Paris’ Rive Gauche, the storied bohemian district, we suppose it would have to be that former writer-and-artist enclave, the West Village,” says Grub Street, reporting on the opening of Left Bank restaurant on Perry Street. This new venture from chef Laurence

    Read More
  • MOVIE NIGHT IN WILLIAMSBURG

    MOVIE NIGHT IN WILLIAMSBURG

    Before there was ScarJo, there was "Ghost World,” an indie flick directed and written by Terry Zwigoff based on Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel. Screening tonight in McCarren Park as part of the free Wednesday night Summerscreen series, this 2001 sleeper-hit comedy, which missed at the box office but

    Read More
  • BROADWAY BABIES

    BROADWAY BABIES

    The "Broadway babies” over at Paper magazine have compiled a list of upcoming productions to look forward to this fall, partially inspired by Laura Osnes and Colin Donnell performance of "De-Lovely” earlier this week on the Early Show. The Broadway tidbits making news right now begin with the announcement

    Read More
  • GQ FASHION POLICE

    GQ FASHION POLICE

    According the staff over at GQ, New Yorkers aren’t the best dressed gents in the country, neither are Angelenos or Boston brahs for that matter. "The guys over at GQ have come up with a comical, harsh tour through what they consider to be the worst-dressed cities in the greater United States,” reports

    Read More
  • ARTISTS IN "DEMAND"

    ARTISTS IN "DEMAND"

    Running through October 8, "La Carte d’après Nature” curated by Thomas Demand opens tonight at the Matthew Marks gallery in Chelsea. The exhibition features "three rarely seen paintings by René Magritte [and] takes its name from a journal published by Magritte between 1951 and 1965, in which he collected

    Read More
  • MARBLE NAILS

    MARBLE NAILS

    Ever miss summer camp arts-and-crafts? Have an hour or so to kill? Fill the void with a manicure project that has its own supply list. Refinery29.com enlists manicurist Connie to walk you through an easy-to-follow video on "pretty tricky nail art design that’s really complicated and can get messy.”

    Read More
  • GROWING PAINS

    GROWING PAINS

    Deciding you’re done with bangs for awhile can be as awkward as that transition from tween to teen. To survive the growing-out limbo, BellaSugar.com offers up five easy hairstyles so that you won’t have to resort to pinning back your bangs. Breeze through this cumbersome hair time by "sliding in a

    Read More
  • FREE MOVIES—AND TATTOOS?

    FREE MOVIES—AND TATTOOS?

    Have you ever thought about getting a tattoo? Not really? Well, you might reconsider if you win a free one at tonight’s screening of "Bellflower” at SVA. Yep, that’s right, they’re raffling off a free tat—which isn’t quite as bizarre as that shop on Saint Mark’s that peddles tattoos and cappuccino.

    Read More
  • SEEING DOUBLE

    SEEING DOUBLE

    Fashionista's Guide for telling the Olsen Twins apart based on their Style

    Photo Credit: Harpers Bazaar

    Read More
  • STAYING ON "POINTE"

    STAYING ON "POINTE"

    "Celebrities often have access to things us normal folk can’t even imagine,” muses Style.com. "High on this list is having a high-profile trainer on call. But while booking Tracy Anderson (Gwyneth’s guru) or David Kirsch (Heidi Klum’s go-to guy) for a little one-on-one time is all but impossible for

    Read More
  • FUND-RAISE THE ROOF

    FUND-RAISE THE ROOF

    Raise the roof to raise funds to benefit the Food Bank for New York City tonight! While rooftop parties are one of the best things about summer, Time Out’s annual On the Rooftop series elevates these above-ground soirees with a philanthropic bent. The within-reach $25 entry fee makes it possible for

    Read More
  • PIRATE RADIO

    PIRATE RADIO

    One if by land, two if by sea, chic sailors: The Village Voice’s 4Knots Music Festival takes over South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Juxtaposed against some of downtown Manhattan’s oldest architecture and the onetime mid-19th-century maritime center, the Village Voice

    Read More
  • SAVE THE DATE

    SAVE THE DATE

    Love the thrill of summer garage sales? Then mark your calendar for "the Rolls Royce of all garage sales”: Super Saturday 14 on July 30. In the lead-up to this annual event that raises million of dollars for The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), StyleRepublicMagazine.com sat down with co-founder

    Read More
  • SHINE ON

    SHINE ON

    "If steamy temperatures cause your skin to behave like a hormonal teenager’s, you’re not alone,” assures Allure.com. "The combination of greater humidity and the fact that you’re sweating more can exacerbate oil production, resulting in increased shine,” explains dermatologist Ranella Hirsch. To combat

    Read More
  • EXIT THROUGH THE PARLOUR

    EXIT THROUGH THE PARLOUR

    "Kate Moss is in for a massive shock when she returns home from her luxurious honeymoon,” announced the The Daily Star on Wednesday, followed by a detailed story on Banksy producing a surprise piece of artwork for the supermodel’s home while she’s off yacht-setting. (Note to self: Never mention a

    Read More
  • KARDASHIANS SHOW THEIR TRUE KOLORS

    KARDASHIANS SHOW THEIR TRUE KOLORS

    After top-secret tweets earlier this year that the Kardashian sisters were collaborating on a nail polish collection with OPI, it’s official: Khloe and Kourtney were in New York this week promoting their line of "Kardashian Kolors,” reports InStyle.com. The 14-hue series for Nicole by OPI launches

    Read More
  • ME AND YOU AND MIRANDA JULY

    ME AND YOU AND MIRANDA JULY

    Following yesterday’s special preview screening of Miranda July’s long-awaited "The Future” at the MoMA, the acclaimed filmmaker, performance artist, and writer hosts Movie Night at the IFC Center tonight. July guest-curates a showcase of Jane Campion’s early short films followed by an onstage discussion.

    Read More
  • LA QUATORZE JUILLET

    LA QUATORZE JUILLET

    Happy Bastille Day! Get down for the French Fourth of July in Noho tonight starting at 6 p.m. While there might not be fireworks, the festivities begin upstairs at Jacques Bistro with a feast channeling the Gallic countryside, luscious roasted pig and all. (It’s appropriately at a prix fixe of $17.89

    Read More
  • FASHION 2.0

    FASHION 2.0

    Want to take your fashion blog to the next level? Last year alone there were some two million active fashion, beauty, and style blogs in the blogosphere, yet only a handful manage to translate into lucrative careers—or moreover hold an audience beyond the proverbial 15 minutes. Learn the key factors

    Read More
  • PARTY LIKE IT'S 1939

    PARTY LIKE IT'S 1939

    Tonight Joe’s Pub takes over the Cooper Hotel’s summer salon series with Weimar New York, a night of Berlin-influenced cabaret hosted by Dutch performer Sven Ratzke and NYC’s Penny Arcade. However, this isn’t the only throwback event promising "a scandalous evening of entertainment and debauchery

    Read More
  • THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: HARDBACK EDITION

    THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: HARDBACK EDITION

    Is she? Isn’t she? Earlier this week, Page Six announced that "Chatter among fashionistas is that Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is preparing to release her memoir after 23 years at the helm of the Condé Nast fashion bible.” A few hours later, however, Fashionista.com was calling for a reality

    Read More
  • TAILOR-MADE MEATBALLS

    TAILOR-MADE MEATBALLS

    Good news for people who shudder at the words "no substitutions” on menus: The Lower East Side’s highly addictive (and often crowded) Meatball Shop is expanding! The new Williamsburg location opens this week, reports Eater.com. Like the Manhattan original, which lets you custom-order your meatballs

    Read More
  • NOT OVER "THE HILLS"

    NOT OVER "THE HILLS"

    There’s some serious "Hills” nostalgia going on this week: On HelloGiggles.com, the cutesy Hello Kitty-inflected blog that actress Zooey Deschanel launched just over a month ago with her friends TV producer Sophia Rossi and blogger Molly McAleer, contributor Nicole Shabtai delves into the archives

    Read More
  • POSH BABY

    POSH BABY

    "Victoria Beckham finally has a little girl to dress up,” reported People.com. "The pop star-turned-fashion designer and her soccer star husband David Beckham welcomed Harper Seven Beckham at 7:55 a.m. Sunday in Los Angeles.” The couple has three sons already: Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 6.

    Read More
  • "ROUGE" AWAKENING

    "ROUGE" AWAKENING

    The blush brush: wielded correctly and it provides that perfect healthy glow, however, used incorrectly and you could end up looking like you’ve just gone on a strenuous four-hour run in 90-degree heat or worse. To prevent common application blunders that will leave you blushing with embarrassment

    Read More
  • FLASHBACK TO 2005

    FLASHBACK TO 2005

    It’s the mid-2000s all over again it seems: Lauren Conrad of "The Hills” resurfaced rocking a hot new hairdo and now singer Tom Vek is coming back on the scene. You might remember Vek from his turn on "The O.C.” as the house band for the Bait Shop (you know, the bar where "Dr. Remy ‘Thirteen' Hadley”

    Read More
  • NEW NEW WAVE

    NEW NEW WAVE

    Whether you’re a product of the ’80s or its recent revival, you know that John Hughes’ films defined the era on screen, while bands like New Order, the Cure, Depeche Mode, and Siouxsie and the Banshees provided its soundtrack. Picking up where new wave left off, Cold Cave is a band that doesn’t just

    Read More
  • DINNER WITHIN REACH

    DINNER WITHIN REACH

    Ready for some NYC trivia? Did you know that NYC Restaurant Week began as a one-time event to welcome the National Democratic Convention in 1992? (Yep, that’s the same year Bill Clinton played his saxophone and made appearances on MTV.) Now two decades later this egalitarian culinary fest continues

    Read More
  • "BOHEME" CHIC

    "BOHEME" CHIC

    It’s not every day you can see opera performed in the park: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series returns for its third season with six free performances in all five boroughs. Catch the season opener tonight at SummerStage featuring soprano Angela Meade, tenor Dimitri Pittas, and mezzo-soprano

    Read More
  • AMERICAN BEAUTY

    AMERICAN BEAUTY

    So here’s a surprising one: It’s not Nicki Minaj or Lady Gaga rocking the hottest hairstyle of summer, but Lauren Conrad. Remember her from "The Hills”? The reality TV graduate launched a beauty blog called thebeautydepartment.com back in April with Kristin Ess and Amy Nadine. Now, after letting voters

    Read More
  • SMOG ALERT

    SMOG ALERT

    The Smog has cleared leaving behind an artist named Bill Callahan: Four years ago, Callahan dropped his murky pseudonym revealing "a tastefully rampant singer-songwriter, a heartthrob, a visual artist, a statesman for the times and an author.” Over some two decades he produced 20 albums with songs

    Read More
  • STAY COOL

    STAY COOL

    Looking for a way to burn calories without breaking a sweat? Hit the pool and not just for laps. Before you dismiss "water aerobics” to the domain of cruise decks and the Golden Girls set, think again. Did you know "simply treading water vigorously can zap 11 calories a minute, [the] same as a six-mile-per-hour

    Read More
  • "GOSSIP GIRL" GUEST-STAR

    "GOSSIP GIRL" GUEST-STAR

    After a brief splash in the tabloids last month following her 92-second divorce, British model-turned-actress Elizabeth Hurley is turning "gossip” into her next big move on the small screen: She has signed on to appear in the upcoming fifth season of "Gossip Girl.” The show’s executive producers,

    Read More
  • LET THEM EAT CAKE

    LET THEM EAT CAKE

    It’s better than a Groupon: "To celebrate the passage of same sex marriage in New York last month, wonderful Red Hook bakery Baked is giving away a giant wedding cake to the first gay couple to confirm that they’re holding their nuptials between July 24, when the law goes into effect, and August 1,”

    Read More
  • FAIRY-TALE ENDINGS

    FAIRY-TALE ENDINGS

    Don’t show up to Catherine Breillat’s latest flick expecting "Wicked”: Although the inventive French auteur seems to be etching out an oeuvre readapting fairy tales, it’s more along the lines of the Brothers Grimm spiked with Anaïs Nin undertones. She follows up last year’s acclaimed reimagining of

    Read More
  • SELF-HELP STYLING

    SELF-HELP STYLING

    Ever find yourself running out of styling steam by Thursday when you feel like nothing works or you’ve already worn everything 17 times? Get past the late-week wardrobe blahs with a new book from fashion blogger Jane Aldridge. For her new book, "Style Yourself,” Aldridge recruited top fashion bloggers

    Read More
  • BFFF (BEST FASHION FRIEND FOREVER)

    BFFF (BEST FASHION FRIEND FOREVER)

    World Friendship Day isn’t for another month, but People’s StyleWatch couldn’t wait until August 7 for an adorable story on Hollywood’s Most Fashionable Friends: "See how pals like Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow prove that the sum of two stylish stars are exponentially more chic!” Beyoncé has called

    Read More
  • WALK THE EYELINE

    WALK THE EYELINE

    "Ever since Phoebe Cates emerged from that pool in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High,’ the pursuit of pool-resistant makeup has been a hallmark of summertime beauty,” observes BellaSugar.com. "And while it's hard to look as hot as Phoebe without a team of makeup artists and hairstylists…you can rest assured

    Read More
  • "GLEE"-FUL LUNCH SPECIAL

    "GLEE"-FUL LUNCH SPECIAL

    Are you not-so-secretly addicted to "Glee”? Do you ever feel like bursting out into song at your desk? Indulge in your favorite, calorie-free, guilty pleasure with a sampling of feel-good Broadway hits in midtown this afternoon. Starting at 12:30 p.m., Broadway in Bryant Park presented by 106.7 Lite

    Read More
  • SKIN DEEP DIET

    SKIN DEEP DIET

    Bravo’s "Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons has a recipe for beautiful skin that gives the old "You are what you eat” maxim a dermatological spin, according to People’s StyleWatch. The Food + Wine editor is part of the Eucerin Skin First Council, committed to raising awareness of skin care health. The first

    Read More
  • SHOPPING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    SHOPPING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    Move over drunk-dialing, there’s a new bad decision in town: intoxicated puppy-shopping. Apparently, the West Village has an SUI problem all its own, punch-drunk puppy love. "Pet shop owners in the bar-ridden neighborhood are trying to crack down on inebriated puppy-purchasing, and are even forbidding

    Read More
  • HOW TO MAKE IT IN BROOKLYN

    HOW TO MAKE IT IN BROOKLYN

    It all started with a kid moving to Brooklyn and a mixtape appropriately slugged, "A Kid Named Cudi” in 2008. With his signature look and almost avant-garde hip-hop stylings, soon Kid Cudi had caught Kanye West’s attention and was signed to GOOD Music. Fast-forward to 2011, several hit singles later,

    Read More
  • QUEENS HEATS UP

    QUEENS HEATS UP

    Diehard foodies already know that Queens is a mecca for under-the-radar restaurants and global specialty shops, however, this often overlooked borough has more to offer beyond gem-in-the-rough dining especially during summer—starting with picture-perfect views of the Manhattan skyline. Head to Socrates

    Read More
  • MILLION-DOLLAR PIANIST

    MILLION-DOLLAR PIANIST

    With nearly three million views online, international virtuoso pianist and composer Lola Astanova is one of the most watched virtuoso performers in the world: Take one look at her and it’s not hard to see why. Beautiful, poised, and passionate, Astanova will play a special showcase tonight at (Le)

    Read More
  • ANOTHER GREAT FOOD MOVIE

    ANOTHER GREAT FOOD MOVIE

    Have you discovered the Fashion District’s secret foodie haven? If you’ve been initiated into Koreatown’s highly addictive bibimbap and bulgogi, then check out tonight’s screening of "The Recipe.” The New York premiere of this Korean blockbuster is part of the New York Asian Film Festival running

    Read More
  • CRATE DIGGING

    CRATE DIGGING

    "Brand new but already a classic, The Dirty Pearls come straight from the streets of New York City, all sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll bravado delivered with sharp hooks, witty lyrics and a seedy swagger reminiscent of the finest 1970s-era rock acts,” boasts the Bowery Ballroom. The new "Supergroup

    Read More
  • "AYO" TO THE WORLD

    "AYO" TO THE WORLD

    Who are the people in your neighborhood? The name Ayo might not be on your radar, but this double-platinum-selling artist is a massive star in Europe—and she’s been living in Greenwich Village since 2007. In fact, she managed to sell half a million records in just five countries earning her legitimate

    Read More
  • YES RESERVATIONS

    YES RESERVATIONS

    NYC Restaurant Week is less than two weeks away! "Go and get ’em! Reservation booking has just opened up for NYC Restaurant Week,” announced Jaunted.com. "Snap up the best and newest tables, among them Macelleria and Osteria Morini, lest you get stuck dining at some Theater District steakhouse that

    Read More
  • FLOWER POWER

    FLOWER POWER

    Doing a floral hairdo is admittedly a difficult look to pull off: "Wearing flowers in your hair looks cheesy 90 percent of the time, but for those rare occasions where looking like a flower child is appropriate, you’re not going to make any old daisy chain,” says Refinery29.com. At last week’s Kanon

    Read More
  • MUSIC FOR A CAUSE

    MUSIC FOR A CAUSE

    "The Individuals were a band, but they were also a scene, a time, and a sound: Hoboken, early eighties, jangly-brainy post-punk,” says New York Magazine. Tonight they’re a reason to hop on the Path train and experience the Hudson River’s West Coast music scene. The band’s four original members will

    Read More
  • RUNNING WITHOUT SCISSORS

    RUNNING WITHOUT SCISSORS

    This past weekend at FIT, it was a wrap, or rather a fold, and it wasn’t an intro to patternmaking class that had people gathering to show off their creativity, nor was there a scissor in sight: It was the annual OrigamiUSA Convention. "The fashion kids see these people and just don’t get it,” Adrienne

    Read More
  • MINI CUPCAKE: FRIEND OR FRENEMY?

    MINI CUPCAKE: FRIEND OR FRENEMY?

    We are officially living in "L'Époque du Cupcake.” They come in every shape and size, but perhaps everyone’s favorite is the mini: "They’re like regular cupcakes, except smaller. And, at about $1 each, they’re theoretically cheaper, although, according to New York mini cupcake purveyor Tonnie Rozier,

    Read More
  • JULY WEDDINGS, SEPTEMBER ISSUES

    JULY WEDDINGS, SEPTEMBER ISSUES

    Now that the other Kate tied the knot, all eyes are on the other Kate making big steps down the aisle: Kate Moss is set to get married this Friday, July 1, and her wedding will be short by Mario Testino. The wedding pics will be included in the September issue of Vogue and there’s more: "Conde Nast

    Read More
  • LIKE THE MOTH TO A FLAME

    LIKE THE MOTH TO A FLAME

    Even New York’s hottest and hippest literary types love a good campfire story it seems. Tonight writer and comedian Andy Borowitz hosts The Moth in Central Park for an evening of stories featuring the moon in cameo: "Nocturnal tales of glory or defeat, win or lose, the culmination of forces both within

    Read More
  • CHECK IN

    CHECK IN

    There’s Shakespeare in the Park and then there’s Punchdrunk’s "Sleep No More” housed in The McKrittick Hotel on 27th Street and 10th Avenue. While the three-story, pop-up hotel weaves through 93 rooms of Shakespeare’s "The Tragedy of Macbeth,” your well-thumbed CliffsNotes won’t help you unravel this

    Read More
  • BLOCKBUSTER SUMMER READING

    BLOCKBUSTER SUMMER READING

    For anyone who has ever proclaimed, "The book was better than the movie,” the Hollywood Reporter has compiled a mandatory summer reading list. The five page-turning titles "have already caught Hollywood’s eye,” starting with "Robopocalypse” by Daniel Wilson. Amblin/DreamWorks purchased the movie rights

    Read More
  • EXTRA PROUD

    EXTRA PROUD

    Even the New York Times’ got a bit uncharacteristically giddy reporting on this year’s Pride Parade and the off-the-charts jubilance hanging in the air: "Two days after New York became the sixth and largest state to legalize same-sex marriage, participants in the 42nd annual gay pride parade on Sunday

    Read More
  • GET BLING ON YOUR RING FINGER

    GET BLING ON YOUR RING FINGER

    Want to rock something sparkly on your ring finger? "It seems a new glitter-nail trend may be brewing,” according to Allure.com. The trend-spotting began in Allure’s offices when editorial assistant Catherine O’Neill tweeted a pic of her nails painted hot pink with only her ring finger topped with

    Read More
  • MIDSUMMER NIGHTS IN THE PARK

    MIDSUMMER NIGHTS IN THE PARK

    "Great as they are, not all of Shakespeare’s plays are as relevant to life today as others. But then there’s ‘All’s Well That Ends Well,’” observed the New York Times’ Thursday Styles at the annual Shakespeare in the Park gala early last week. "It’s about a caddish husband and the good and loving

    Read More
  • IT'S KIND OF CHEESY

    IT'S KIND OF CHEESY

    Coffee isn’t the only hot artisan product Seattle is turning out these days: Beecher's Handmade Cheese opened a huge shop in the Flatiron District on Friday. The new 8,000-square-foot cheese shop, restaurant, and cafe spans three floors and has an on-site "cheesemaking facility—which can be viewed

    Read More
  • "REED" THIS

    "REED" THIS

    Earlier this month Pitchfork announced, "Here’s one nobody was expecting: Metallica and Lou Reed have gotten together and recorded an entire collaborative full-length album.” Now it seems the legendary "Perfect Day” crooner has also teamed up on an illustrated book as well with Italian artist Lorenzo

    Read More
  • "SEOUL” SEARCHING

    "SEOUL” SEARCHING

    The first North American museum retrospective of artist-philosopher Lee Ufan opens today at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Working as a sculptor, painter, and writer in Korea, Japan, and Europe over the last 40 years, Lee, whose given name is Ufan, is a central figure of the Post-Minimalist art

    Read More
  • REPORTING FROM THE LOCKER ROOM

    REPORTING FROM THE LOCKER ROOM

    "Tavi Gevinson is not your average teen. The pint sized blogger’s first assignment as a guest blogger for Jane Pratt’s new website [featured] the contents of her school locker,” reports StyleList.com. Now that school is out for the summer, the website asked the fashion world’s most precocious scribe

    Read More
  • CUTEST ZOO BABIES EVER

    CUTEST ZOO BABIES EVER

    Do you have some serious opinions on what’s cute? Are there subtle shades of adorable you’d like to discuss? The vote is on over at BudgetTravel.com for the country's cutest zoo babies, one of which happens to be an especially adorable Eurasian eagle owl named Caspian. However, while none of the finalists

    Read More
  • CALLING ALL AMERICAN BOYS

    CALLING ALL AMERICAN BOYS

    Grammy-winning Brit soulstress Estelle finds her "American Boy” at the Blue Note Jazz Festival tonight. Ever since Estelle emerged from the back-up refrain on that Kanye West hit, she’s been capturing world-wide attention with more than just her vocal swagger: Elle magazine named her "One of the 25

    Read More
  • BADGLEY RISING

    BADGLEY RISING

    You’ve probably never noticed the resemblance, but it’s there: "Gossip Girl” cutie Penn Badgley is set to play singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley in the feature film "Greetings from Tim Buckley,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Directed and written by Dan Algrant with writing help from Emma Sheanshang

    Read More
  • ART MIXES IT UP

    ART MIXES IT UP

    What’s on the table for discussion tonight? How about the connection between art and music? Head over to the New Museum for a five-hour, day-into-night presentation called "The Table.” Part of RE:NEW RE:PLAY, The New Museum and Rhizome have brought together DJ/producers Kingdom (Ezra Rubin), Nguzunguzu

    Read More
  • MAKEUP LESSONS FROM A "GOOD” TEACHER

    MAKEUP LESSONS FROM A "GOOD” TEACHER

    Star Cameron Diaz was looking fabulous for the NYC premiere of "Bad Teacher” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Monday night posing for photogs with co-star and former beau Justin Timberlake. However, it wasn’t a number 2 pencil that accounted for the actress’ put-together look, it was her super-sharp eyeliner.

    Read More
  • BATHING BEAUTIES

    BATHING BEAUTIES

    Heels by the pool? Stilettos on the sand? The great style debate over whether or not pumps and swimwear are a fashion do or don’t plumbs new depths at a gallery over in Chelsea. Photographer Jill Greenberg’s fifth solo show at ClampArt, which opened last week with an artist’s reception. Running through

    Read More
  • HIGH VOLTAGE

    HIGH VOLTAGE

    Performer Reggie Watts turns up the voltage for a free show at tonight’s main SummerStage in Central Park. It’s hard to describe Watts’ style of music, but it is easy to call him a true original. No two songs are ever the same because Watts’ improvised sets are created on-the-spot using only his voice

    Read More
  • HEADTURNING HAIRSTYLES

    HEADTURNING HAIRSTYLES

    Did you catch the Serge Gainsbourg doc at SummerStage last night? Perhaps it has you daydreaming to the soundtrack of French pop today. "You’ve already broken out your flirty, skin-baring, hot-weather wardrobe,” says Refinery29.com. "Why not turn up the heat even more with another spicy little number—a

    Read More
  • RHYTHM AND BLUE JEANS

    RHYTHM AND BLUE JEANS

    The three-time Grammy-winning artist Jill Scott has sold some give million records worldwide for her blend of R&B, soul, and spoken-word recordings. Releasing her fourth studio album, "The Light of the Sun” today in anticipation of her Summer Block Party tour starting late next month on July 28

    Read More
  • BLONDE AMBITION

    BLONDE AMBITION

    "This summer, fashion is experiencing a Platinum Hit all its own.” Starting with Hollywood starlets like Michelle Williams who went bleach-blonde for her role as Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming film "My Week With Marilyn” and Emilia Clarke, the "peroxide-powered Kalisi” in "Game of Thrones.” While

    Read More
  • FETE DE LA "MUSES"

    FETE DE LA "MUSES"

    The classic Serge Gainsbourg duet, "Je t'aime...moi non plus” ("I love you…me neither”), was first written for Brigitte Bardot in 1967 (although not released until 1986), and then once again re-recorded by Jane Birkin in 1969. Learn more about "one of France’s most provocative and cherished figures

    Read More
  • SUN SALUTES

    SUN SALUTES

    Welcome summer! Memorial Day might be the unofficial start to summer, but today makes it official. The annual summer solstice on June 21 also marks the daylong Make Music New York Festival. Across the five boroughs, some 1,000 free concerts encourage residents to come out and enjoy music in public

    Read More
  • CELEBRITY FIT CLUB

    CELEBRITY FIT CLUB

    Monday feels like a good day to start thinking more seriously about your fitness goals. Glamour.com’s West Coast editor Jen Weinberg hit up celebrity fitness guru Juliet Kaska for her "secrets for getting Pink looking so fab,” and left with "some other key get-fit tips.” To boost your workout regimen,

    Read More
  • LIGHT UP THE KNIGHTS

    LIGHT UP THE KNIGHTS

    The Historic Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park has been hosting free concerts for more than a century—106 years to be precise. Tonight settle into one of the 700 gratis, first-come-first-served seats to hear one of the vanguards of classical music today, the young chamber orchestra, The Knights.

    Read More
  • MAKE AN A-LINE FOR THE BEACH

    MAKE AN A-LINE FOR THE BEACH

    This summer the A train is becoming a jitney of sorts. "The Rockaway Peninsula, nicknamed Rocapulco, or simply the Rock, is an 11-mile ribbon of land that juts out from the southern tip of Queens. Its coastline is girdled with prime beachfront, including a pristine section that is part of the Gateway

    Read More
  • ANOTHER CRAZY MONDAY?

    ANOTHER CRAZY MONDAY?

    Feel like you work in a nuthouse? Grab your picnic blanket after-work and head to the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival for tonight’s screening of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.” This classic flick based on the Ken Kesey novel most of us read in high school swept the Oscars back in 1975 winning

    Read More
  • MUSEUM MILE

    MUSEUM MILE

    Now that the weather’s warm, galleries around the city are taking art to the streets. A few recent examples include last weekend’s Figment festival on Governors Island and the opening-day FriendsWithYou installation at the High Line extension, both of which invited interactive participation. Tonight

    Read More
  • GOING TO GREAT LENGTHS

    GOING TO GREAT LENGTHS

    Whatever happened to hair styles following hemline cues for summer? Instead of going shorter, People’s StyleWatch reports that "this summer, stars are going long.” Christina Ricci, Hayden Panettiere, and Jessica Alba are some of the most recent celebs "to take their hair to new lengths with extensions.”

    Read More
  • ANYTHING GOES TUESDAYS

    ANYTHING GOES TUESDAYS

    "Revelers mourning the loss of Beige at B Bar have a new place to dance the pain away on Tuesday nights,” reported the New York Times Thursday Styles. The new, month-old Tuesday party On Top at Le Bain is anything but neutral in tone: The colorful bacchanal hosted by event producer Susanne Bartsch

    Read More
  • BBQ BLOWOUT

    BBQ BLOWOUT

    Upgrade your backyard barbecue with Finger on the Pulse’s second installment of the fourth annual BBQ Blowout series at Good Co. in Williamsburg tomorrow night. It’s got all the fixins of a good ’cue: good food, good drinks, good music, and good company. Brian Ray, the co-executive chef of Buddakan

    Read More
  • OFFICE SPACE GOES GREEN

    OFFICE SPACE GOES GREEN

    Tired of being cooped up in an office cubicle or holed up in your neighborhood café toiling away? Working from the park is about to become an even more convenient reality. "Free Wi-Fi service will be made available in 19 more city parks, which would more than double the number of parks with Wi-Fi,”

    Read More
  • SURFS IN

    SURFS IN

    Over the last few years, The Surf Lodge in Montauk has become a hotspot for beached urban surfers looking for a laid-back vibe, flip-flop chic, and easy access to the ocean. It seems surfer chic has also been making waves on the runways for resort 2012. "References to surfer culture have popped up

    Read More
  • FATTY CRABS

    FATTY CRABS

    Since opening in 2005, the perennially trendy Fatty Crab has introduced New Yorkers to Malaysia’s addictive cuisine. It’s also made New York Magazine’s Where to Eat list several times, been lauded for having one of the best burgers, and been called the best brunch for those who like it hot. However,

    Read More
  • POLISHING UP

    POLISHING UP

    Nail salons have played backdrop to more than one reality TV show scenario and now, just a few weeks after the Kardashians hinted at a collab with OPI, the mani-pedi is taking center stage. Building on the coterie of beauty-based reality programming comes a new entry "Nail Files,” a TV Guide Network

    Read More
  • COCKTAIL COOLDOWN

    COCKTAIL COOLDOWN

    T.G.I.F.! How do most New Yorkers spell relief during a NYC heat wave? C.O.C.K.T.A.I.L. And all the more so if that sweet elixir comes over crushed ice or better yet slushy style (super extra bonus points if it’s served in a retro tiki glass or embellished with a paper umbrella). After two stifling

    Read More
  • FREE AS A BIRD

    FREE AS A BIRD

    Despite a coincidental flock of avian names, tonight’s choice of musical talent is anything but for the birds: Singer-songwriter Find out More plays the opening night show of Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Band Shell. Esquire called Bird, "The only performer who’s lit up both Lollapalooza

    Read More
  • GOING THE WAY OF THE DODOS

    GOING THE WAY OF THE DODOS

    A long-lost cousin to the pigeon and the dove, the flightless dodo bird was doomed to extinction sometime back in the 17th century. Quite contrary to what their ill-fated moniker could suggest, the indie rock duo, The Dodos, are most definitely not going the way of their namesake anytime soon. Still

    Read More
  • CFDA RECAP

    CFDA RECAP

    Lines blurred between the MTV Movie Awards and Monday night’s CFDA Awards when a turquoise-tressed Lady Gaga won Fashion Icon of the Year honors. The outré singer’s acceptance thong wasn’t the only thing studded: The star-studded guest list included Kanye West, Sofia Coppola, Jessica Alba, Naomi Watts,

    Read More
  • DANCE ON

    DANCE ON

    Beginning today Susan Marshall and Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with three nights of performances at the esteemed Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC). Since opening in 2005, BAC has maintained the long-held vision of artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov to be "a gathering place for artists

    Read More
  • BACK TO BLONDE

    BACK TO BLONDE

    Ever employed a Facebook poll to make a major life decision? Like say whether or not you should get a puppy dog or buy a new pair of uber-expensive shoes. You’re not alone: Lauren Conrad went back to blonde after soliciting opinions from her fans about what her next hair color move. Reports People’s

    Read More
  • BRIGHT EYES

    BRIGHT EYES

    The clouds have parted and a flash of full-color eye shadows have displaced the stormy grays and blacks of winter’s smoky eyes. Much like the flood of summer sunshine, the forecast for this season’s high-drama look is a burst of bold hues, spanning the rainbow from ultra neon pink to bright-blue turquoise.

    Read More
  • CULT FOLLOWING

    CULT FOLLOWING

    "There’s more information on the wrapper of a candy bar than there is on the Internet about Cults,” exclaimed Pitchfork last spring after branding the band’s single "Go Outside” with its Best New Music stamp of approval. However, these days the New York City-based duo’s days of anonymity seem numbered

    Read More
  • NACHO, SAY CHEESE!

    NACHO, SAY CHEESE!

    The annual Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic is kind of like New York’s version of the Kentucky Derby—well, there are horses and stylish hats at least. This year brought out celebs and fashion insiders, like Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher, and Kathy Griffin, to fete the sporting event with some bubbly

    Read More
  • GOOD NEWS FOR SHOPAHOLICS. (CHOCOHOLICS STILL WAITING.)

    GOOD NEWS FOR SHOPAHOLICS. (CHOCOHOLICS STILL WAITING.)

    Turns out retail therapy might actually be therapy. Back in 2008, a study by Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, and University of Pittsburgh researchers found that "sad shoppers” were willing to spend four times more on purchases than "not-sad shoppers.” However, according to Allure.com, "a new study

    Read More
  • NEXT-GEN FILM

    NEXT-GEN FILM

    The GenArt Film Festival kicks off today ushering in seven nights of films and seven nights of parties. Showcasing the next generation of emerging filmmakers, the line-up spotlights up-and-coming talent, including festival circuit faves from Sundance, South by Southwest, TIFF, and others. Tonight

    Read More
  • BALLOON ART

    BALLOON ART

    Something is definitely popping downtown today: The highly anticipated Section 2 of the High Line opens to the public today extending the elevated park another 10 blocks north to West 30th Street. To celebrate this landmark expansion, FriendsWithYou presents a 40-piece environmental installation called

    Read More
  • MERMAID CHIC

    MERMAID CHIC

    After the cool-down this weekend, we’re in for some more near 90-degree weather later this week, which means looking for ways to stay cool, calm, and keep your hair collected. "With the ponytail taking center stage this season and braids still a hairstyle mainstay, this pony-fishtail braid fusion

    Read More
  • MIDSUMMER STAGE NIGHT DREAM

    MIDSUMMER STAGE NIGHT DREAM

    Time to take the picnic blanket out of hibernation! Celebrate the opening of SummerStage tonight with Night at the Caravanserai: Tales of Wonder. To kick off the park’s concert season, Grammy-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble and NYC students will perform starting at 6:30

    Read More
  • SECOND CHANCE FOR SXSW

    SECOND CHANCE FOR SXSW

    Did you miss South by Southwest this year? If so, tune in for some of Texas’ finest at Terminal 5 tonight: Orkkervil River craft the kind of indie rock that is Austin’s black gold. Pitchfork hailed frontman Will Sheff as "one of the best lyric-writers in indie rock” and he has since lended his vocal

    Read More
  • OFF THE MAT

    OFF THE MAT

    Instead of your standard after-work yoga class at the gym, head to Pier 63 for the riverside "Wanderlust Yoga In The City created with smartwater” festival tonight to choose your own yoga adventure—and possibly find a new celeb gym buddy. Making its New York City stop today on the seven-city national

    Read More
  • C'EST LA VIE

    C'EST LA VIE

    It might be just another manic summer Monday, but starting today, step into "the rhythm of the Mediterranean lifestyle” without boarding a plane. Now through the rest of the month, the Sud de France Festival (June 6-30) brings a certain je ne sais quoi to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and even the

    Read More
  • FASHION WORLD'S TRAVELOGUE

    FASHION WORLD'S TRAVELOGUE

    When it comes to fashion designers, the big question isn’t just "who are you wearing?” but rather "where are you going?” The passport-toting, card-carrying members of the CFDA are some of the nation’s most jet-set travelers. To this end, "these globetrotting design stars share their favorite destinations,

    Read More
  • HAMISH BOWLES IS WRITING AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    HAMISH BOWLES IS WRITING AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    Reality stars writing novels, fashion insiders penning travel guides, what’s next? Book reports seem to be early June’s theme. Perhaps it’s the return of summer that has put page-turning beach reads back at the forefront of everyone’s minds—including Vogue’s European editor-at-large Hamish Bowles,

    Read More
  • HOT NEW GENRE

    HOT NEW GENRE

    Hot on the heels—or rather high heels—of New York’s BookExpo America comes the news that the Kardashians are taking pen to paper. "Aspiring fiction writers, don’t take it too hard, but the Kardashian sisters, best known for their skill in cozying up to reality-show cameras, are about to publish their

    Read More
  • FIRST RESORTS

    FIRST RESORTS

    The latest fashion caper among glossy editors? A sharply tailored cape, according to Style.com. This editorial go-to was "major for fall at DKNY” and now the silhouette "has come back strong for resort, showing up on a fun sequined blouse, a long-haired shearling topper, and, most notably, on a flattering

    Read More
  • OPEN THE DOOR TO SONDRE LERCHE

    OPEN THE DOOR TO SONDRE LERCHE

    In the lead-up to the release of his new self-title album on June 7, Sondre Lerche plays the Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night as part of his four-week North American tour. The Norway-born, Brooklyn-based artist has been hailed as one of the smartest singer-songwriters of his generation. Not unlike,

    Read More
  • READING LIST

    READING LIST

    Fashion school is out for the summer—FIT held its 66th annual commencement last Tuesday and SVA grads were done on May 12—so it’s the perfect time to brush up on Fashion 101 courtesy of the recently reissued tome on Diana Vreeland. The definitive biography "Diana Vreeland: An Illustrated Biography

    Read More
  • CINEMA PARADISO

    CINEMA PARADISO

    At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Parma-born director Bernardo Bertolucci was awarded an honorary Palme d’Or on opening night, once again marking the vital role Italy has played in shaping the history of cinema, a country which has given the world some of its most iconic films from "The Bicycle

    Read More
  • CARTE BLANCHE

    CARTE BLANCHE

    A crisp white wine on a summer evening is pretty harmless as drinks go, right? Wrong. That refreshing glass of blanc could be putting a crimp in your bikini style, according to Glamour.com. The health and fitness blog reports that even a small amount, such a one glass every few days, could be mess

    Read More
  • CANDID CAMERA

    CANDID CAMERA

    "From trendsetter to tech nerd!” heralded People’s StyleWatch of Lady Gaga’s new Polaroid line being sold exclusively at Bloomingdale’s through mid-June. In her new role as creative director for the iconic camera company, Lady Gaga developed the Grey Label line and its first product, the GL10 instant

    Read More
  • WEIRD SCIENCE

    WEIRD SCIENCE

    You don’t need to be a member of the Secret Science Club in Brooklyn or own a pocket protector to appreciate The World Science Festival starting today—especially with an A-list crowd turning up for tonight’s opening gala that reads more like a movie premiere’s VIP list or an art museum’s fundraising

    Read More
  • DCFC GEARS UP

    DCFC GEARS UP

    A day after releasing their seventh album, Death Cab for Cutie plays Bowery Ballroom tonight. According to the New York Times the new album from the emo brooders is characterized by "love, death, disaster, transformation: there are no frivolous topics on ‘Codes and Keys.’” However, then the indie

    Read More
  • DEUX EFFECT

    DEUX EFFECT

    Still have a Memorial Day "Hangover”? This Memorial Day weekend got off to a bang with a summer blockbuster high note: "The Hangover Part II” scored the best opening of all time for a comedy and it grossed the most of any R-rated film in its first five days, announced The Hollywood Reporter. In fact,

    Read More
  • WEDDING ALBUM

    WEDDING ALBUM

    Is Mario Testino making a new niche for himself as the world’s most high-profile wedding photog? First he shot Kate Middleton and Prince William’s engagement photos and now he’s set to document supermodel Kate Moss’ nuptials in early July. "The Daily, the iPad-only newspaper, reports that Testino

    Read More
  • STYLISH BEACH READ

    STYLISH BEACH READ

    For more than two decades, stylist Sasha Charnin Morrison has worked in fashion, creating looks for everyone from "American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez to the Real Housewives of New Jersey. In fact she’s been working in the industry so long when she started there wasn’t even a proper term for what

    Read More
  • SUMMER PREP

    SUMMER PREP

    The rooftop bars have reopened, Summer Fridays are in full effect, and yes, bikini season has officially begun—which means everyone wants some secrets for looking beach-ready, especially when your weekend escape could end up on Facebook Monday morning. People’s StyleWatch went straight to the source

    Read More
  • OUT OF THE WOODS

    OUT OF THE WOODS

    Urban lumber-jacks and janes, check out Grammy-winning folk act Ray LaMontagne and his band at Rumsey Playfield tonight—rain or shine. At the heart of the folk resurgence of the last few years, centering around performers like Devendra Banhart and Adam Green (formerly of the Moldy Peaches), LaMontagne

    Read More
  • DIGITAL BOOKMARK

    DIGITAL BOOKMARK

    Glossies across the industry are looking for ways to adapt to new media—Elle’s added a talking editor’s letter and Glamour’s created an iPad-only reality series—however, Post, a new fashion magazine is upping the digital ante. Post is only available on the iPad, reports the New York Times. Developed

    Read More
  • STYLIZED WALL ART

    STYLIZED WALL ART

    Exhibits at the Met’s Costume Institute "elevate the concept of fashion as art,” says Vogue.com. "But can it be applied on a more personal scale? As it turns out, yes: Style setters are finding that displaying their own vintage garments, colorful scarves, and even statuesque shoes around the home

    Read More
  • ONLINE RENAISSANCE

    ONLINE RENAISSANCE

    Rock stars turned photographers. Supermodels turned website makers. Seems like there’s a new style Renaissance on the rise and Fashionista.com also turns its attention to multitalented fashion industry insiders with its top 10 best Tumblrs. Those that rank include Marie Claire’s fashion director-turned-"Project

    Read More
  • CANDID CAMERA

    CANDID CAMERA

    Credit: Nick Zinner

    Head down to Anastasia Photo in the LES for a last chance to see Nick Zinner’s latest photo exhibit (through June 4). The founder and guitarist of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs has been a "permanent fixture of the downtown art and music scene in New York” and his

    Read More
  • MAGIC BUS

    MAGIC BUS

    Man Bartlett, #24hPort, 2011

    Usually the kind of tweets New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal inspires are along the workaday lines of "standing in a massive line,” "where is this !@#*#% bus?” and "running late.” The bus terminal isn’t exactly a hotbed of creative inspiration

    Read More
  • HEIDI KLUM’S "OFFICE SPACE”

    HEIDI KLUM’S "OFFICE SPACE”

    Less than two months after supermodel-turned-TV personality Tyra Banks launched TypeF.com, proclaiming "It’s time for a fashion & beauty revolution,” another supermodel-turned-TV personality has followed suit. Heidi Klum’s online collab with AOL makes it official: The revolution has begun. On

    Read More
  • MEMORIAL DAY SALVATION

    MEMORIAL DAY SALVATION

    Good news from Jaunted.com: The world didn’t end over the weekend and there are still "last-minute tropical getaways to grab for Memorial Day weekend.” The stylish travel site has hand-picked some deals for indecisive weekend escape artists to Costa Rica, Playa del Carmen, and Jamaica. If you book

    Read More
  • TARGETING THE FEMALE NOOK

    TARGETING THE FEMALE NOOK

    The latest chapter in the pink-versus-blue battle of the sexes comes courtesy of tablet-style magazine readers. "Even as the iPad remains the favorite son of the magazine business, publishers are discovering that the Barnes & Noble Nook Color is a very promising younger daughter,” reports the

    Read More
  • WEAR GREEN AFTER LABOR DAY

    WEAR GREEN AFTER LABOR DAY

    Today marks the annual FiFi awards honoring the best in fragrances and some industry leaders, including FiFi nominee PureDKNY, are returning to their flowery roots these days—quite literally. "There is a true love for the natural product,” said Judith Gross, global marketing director for Naturals

    Read More
  • FINAL COUNTDOWN

    FINAL COUNTDOWN

    Museum gala season is winding down and summer concert season is winding up in the countdown to Memorial Day and the official start to summer. Early bird and limited-advance tickets have already sold out for the inaugural Governors Ball Music Festival on June 18, but VIP and regular passes are still

    Read More
  • GROUNDBREAKING GALA

    GROUNDBREAKING GALA

    "There were plenty of construction materials lying around at the 20th annual Whitney American Art Award and Groundbreaking Gala, from teal shovels hung like chandeliers to orange construction netting bouquets used as centerpieces,” reported Style.com last week. Art-world types and downtown revelers,

    Read More
  • PRINT TO SCREEN

    PRINT TO SCREEN

    Following the release of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” on Friday, Fashionista.com marked former model Gemma Ward’s acting turn as "Tamara First Mermaid” with a retrospective of muses-turned-thespians. The Aussie model famously departed from the ranks of modeling three years ago to

    Read More
  • A "TREE" GROWS IN CANNES

    A "TREE" GROWS IN CANNES

    "After a tight race, Robert De Niro’s jury planted Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’ in Festival de Cannes history by awarding it the coveted Palme d’Or at a closing ceremony Sunday night,” said the Hollywood Reporter over the weekend. Best known for directing "The Thin Red Line” and "Days of Heaven,”

    Read More
  • RED-HOT CULINARY LETTERS

    RED-HOT CULINARY LETTERS

    Before New York City restaurants had to post their health department letter grades in plain sight—some of which are now less-than-proudly emblazoned with scarlet letter Bs and Cs—chef-turned-writer Anthony Bourdain had revealed some of the industry’s dirtiest secrets in his juicy tell-all memoir

    Read More
  • GRADUATION GLEE

    GRADUATION GLEE

    It’s commencement time! To mark graduation season, InStyle.com offers up the Glee High School Photo Flashback, a fun look at what high school was really like for the show’s cast members. First up, Dianna Agron was on the yearbook committee and homecoming princess. (She also fittingly chose the Mark

    Read More
  • THE "EYES" HAVE IT

    THE "EYES" HAVE IT

    There are two essential shades you’ll need to stay cool this summer: a chic pair of sunglasses and some new eyeshadow hues. Refinery29.com offers up three of the coolest—and more importantly easiest—new summer eyeshadow looks. "The basics this season are getting some unique twists that are easy to

    Read More
  • CLUB BOOK

    CLUB BOOK

    The design world had its run of the Javits Center last week and now the publishing industry has its turn: BookExpo America (BEA), a.k.a. the largest publishing event in North America, kicks off today. To celebrate the four-day lit fest, head over to Le Bain’s rooftop at The Standard for a book party

    Read More
  • FOOD TRUCK RALLY

    FOOD TRUCK RALLY

    Can’t decide what you want for lunch today? Curb your midday cravings at the food truck rally down in Chelsea this afternoon. From noon till 3 p.m., the Zagat Food Truck Frenzy is taking over 21st and 22nd streets between Tenth and Eleventh avenues. The $18 ticket gives you access to some of the city’s

    Read More
  • SUNNYSIDE-UP SUNDAY

    SUNNYSIDE-UP SUNDAY

    Just in time for the weekend brunch rush, Eater has compiled 12 new spots that are "a little more interesting than your average omelets and pancakes.” Canvassing the city from uptown to Brooklyn, Eater finds everything from the difficult to pronounce ("Kaiserschmarrn,” or caramelized pancake bits,

    Read More
  • O.M.G.

    O.M.G.

    She has her OWN network, her own magazine, her own TV show, her own radio show, and it has even been suggested she run for president. Yet this year "she” wasn’t able to "own” the number one spot on Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Celebrities list. In a surprising upset, Lady Gaga unseated Oprah earning

    Read More
  • SCHOOL LUNCH

    SCHOOL LUNCH

    When New York City parents need to fundraise, they don’t just enlist a few soccer moms (and dads) to buy some pre-packaged cookies for a bake sale, they recruit more than 65 top chefs and restaurants to pitch in. Now in its 17th year, the annual Taste of Tribeca (TOT) culinary festival features food,

    Read More
  • MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

    MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

    It was a big year for director Woody Allen at Cannes Film Festival. Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci dedicated his inaugural lifetime achievement Palme D’Honneur award to the New York filmmaker and his latest movie "Midnight in Paris” premiered as the festival opener. The flick, which opens today in

    Read More
  • JERSEY FRESH

    JERSEY FRESH

    Monday night’s premiere of "The Real Housewives of NJ,” once again proved that the Garden State offers up drama as fresh as its blueberries and tomatoes. However, "one of the biggest shockers in fashion-land on last night’s episode was the surprise return of Lizzie Grubman of Grubman PR to reality

    Read More
  • WALKING DOWN THE AISLE

    WALKING DOWN THE AISLE

    While wedding season usually produces fluffy news stories about invitation etiquette and how to manage bridezillas-to-be, a different nuptial angle has dominated this year’s headlines: the hot-button topic of gay marriage. As Governor Andrew Cuomo pushes to have gay marriage legislation passed at

    Read More
  • SOME DANCE TO REMEMBER

    SOME DANCE TO REMEMBER

    The Chelsea Hotel is to New York what the Chateau Marmont is to L.A.: If its walls could talk, there’s a good chance they would dole out juicier tidbits than even the most salacious tabloids. It is after all the place where Leonard Cohen wrote the song "Chelsea Hotel No. 2” and Andy Warhol set his

    Read More
  • SEALED WITH A FRENCHKISS

    SEALED WITH A FRENCHKISS

    A week after releasing their latest album on Frenchkiss Records, Brooklyn-based band The Antlers plays the Williamsburg Hall of Music tonight and the Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night to the approval of hipsters on both sides of the Williamsburg Bridge. Self-produced by frontman Peter Silberman, drummer

    Read More
  • RED-HOT HAIR FOR SUMMER

    RED-HOT HAIR FOR SUMMER

    Do spring rainbows and bright flowers make you feel like you also want a bold burst of color? "It’s no secret, pulling off a new hair color depends your skin tone. But that doesn’t mean you should shy away from that seasonal itch to switch things up—like electrifying your locks with sun-kissed highlights

    Read More
  • TEENAGE DREAM

    TEENAGE DREAM

    If movies like "Reality Bites” and TV series like "My So-Called Life” have a fond place in your pre-Facebook teenage memories, then there’s a good chance that Sassy and Jane magazines also do. "With Sassy, then Jane, [editor Jane] Pratt gave women a place to be themselves. Instead of dictating what

    Read More
  • TURN ON THE LIGHTS

    TURN ON THE LIGHTS

    For those of us following the "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” saga, it’s been one epic mishap after another making it impossible to look away. For sure if there were a Tony category for "greatest back story” or "most accident prone” it would be the uncontested front-runner. In fact, there has been

    Read More
  • PLAYING GAMES

    PLAYING GAMES

    Last month, the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival did something it had never done before: It broke "with tradition and included the first video game to be honored as an Official Selection,” explained the Hollywood Reporter. The game? "L.A. Noire” by Soho-based game publisher Rockstar Games. Developed by

    Read More
  • GETTING THE LAST LAUGH

    GETTING THE LAST LAUGH

    Fans of Chelsea Handler, time to update your chick-lit reading list with "My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me: And Other Stories I Shouldn't Share with Acquaintances, Coworkers, Taxi drivers, Assistants, Job Interviewers,...and Ex/Current/Future Boyfriends but Have.” The candid collection of newly

    Read More
  • ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO "MOSS"

    ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO "MOSS"

    It was a house warming of sorts last Thursday for Danzinger Projects: The Chelsea gallery unveiled its new two-room space on 23rd Street with a retrospective of supermodel Kate Moss (running until June 30). "Unlike any model in the history of fashion photography, Kate Moss has proved to be a unique

    Read More
  • RECIPE FOR BEAUTIFUL HAIR

    RECIPE FOR BEAUTIFUL HAIR

    Looking for a new super-conditioner or a way to boost shine? InStyle.com offers up remedies to nourish your hair quite literally: Instead of heading to the bathroom cabinet for these fixer-uppers, you’ll have to stock your fridge. Traversing the globe, the 50 Best Hair Tips From Around the World mines

    Read More
  • NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN

    NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN

    It’s 3 a.m. in the Lower East Side and you live in Brooklyn, who really wants to schlep home on the subway? Only problem is the minute you utter "Park Slope” to a cab driver, he’s likely already left you standing in the dust. Good news is on the horizon for non-Manhattan dwellers: "The City Council

    Read More
  • DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION

    DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION

    To prepare for her prima ballerina role in "Black Swan,” Natalie Portman enlisted Mary Helen Bowers, a former professional dancer turned fitness instructor, to help her train. Following the film’s meteoric success, ballet-style workouts, like the one Bower’s teaches called Ballet Beautiful, are in

    Read More
  • BFF 4EVA

    BFF 4EVA

    Museum gala season is heating up and this year’s theme seems to be "with a little help from my friends.” First Jay-Z made a surprise appearance joining pal Kanye West on stage at the MoMa’s Party in the Garden and now El Museo del Barrio announces its gala will honor Mario Testino with a token from

    Read More
  • ITS KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

    ITS KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

    It all started with a tweet back in 2009, or rather a mis-tweet if you will. DKNY PR GIRL noticed a less-than-complimentary post by Bag Snob and was faced with a dilemma: To respond or not to respond? Tapping into her uncanny skill for finding just the right thing to say at just the right moment,

    Read More
  • RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM

    RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM

    On Wednesday afternoon, Le Bain’s rooftop bar reopened for summer. However, this season, things are going to be a little different, reports Eater. "The 19th story bar, which offers unrivaled views of New York, has finally been granted the right to play music this season, and will also feature a crepe

    Read More
  • SUMMER BREWS

    SUMMER BREWS

    Put down your can of Pabst, there’s a new hipster canned beer in town. Just in time for beer season, the Brooklyn Brewery is going to start selling its fastest growing seasonal beer in cans for the first time. To celebrate the new compact, 12-packs of Summer Ale, the brewery is hosting a series of

    Read More
  • SIGHT SEEN

    SIGHT SEEN

    Need some inspiration for revamping your apartment? Starting today, the design world’s equivalent of Fashion Week takes over the Javits Center for four days. The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) features more than 500 exhibitors from around the globe showing everything from contemporary

    Read More
  • CANNES DO

    CANNES DO

    Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert De Niro presented Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci with the inaugural lifetime achievement Palme D’Honneur award at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. The 71-year-old director known for his epic films, including "The Last Emperor,” "Last Tango in Paris,”

    Read More
  • COLOR MOVES

    COLOR MOVES

    A celebrated abstract painter and colorist, Sonia Delaunay was a Renaissance woman who seemingly dabbled in all forms visual expression, trying her protean hand at everything from graphics and interiors to fashion and textiles. She even dipped into theater and film. Fittingly, a trademark of Delaunay's

    Read More
  • ART ROCKS

    ART ROCKS

    Art Rocks! generally, but especially tonight: The fourth annual Art Rocks! Benefit takes place at the Bowery Hotel this evening. Hosted by Bravo star Brad Goreski and Fashionista contributor Chris Benz, the fundraising party supports the Naomi Diabetes Berrie Center at Columbia Medical Center. This

    Read More
  • BOROUGH RIVALRY

    BOROUGH RIVALRY

    Brooklyn versus Manhattan? Queens versus Staten Island? Borough rivalry is getting a novel spin a la "The Biggest Loser” courtesy of a new docu-reality show called "The Great American Health Challenge” hosted by Lauren Scala. Call it a subway reality series. According to MediaBistro’s FishbowlNY,

    Read More
  • BON JOUR, BOULANGERIE

    BON JOUR, BOULANGERIE

    Sweet-filled bakeries are a delectable part of everyday life in Paris. Along small avenues, windows displaying pastel-colored macarons, glossy fruit-laden tarts, and flakey golden croissants are simply de rigueur. To celebrate "these staples of Parisian daily life,” renowned chef Thomas Keller originally

    Read More
  • PHOTO START

    PHOTO START

    The New York Photo Festival (NYPH11) begins today at 5 p.m. Running May 11 to May 15 in DUMBO, the fest is curated by Enrico Bossan and Elisabeth Biondi under the theme of Photography Now: Engaged, Personal, and Vital. According to the festival’s mission statement, it is "designed to be an American

    Read More
  • GET A LEG UP

    GET A LEG UP

    These days there’s nothing more essential than a reliable pair of tights—or socks for that matter—especially for tunic-style dresses. Designers are getting a leg up on fashion-forward socks and hosiery featuring new colors, new fabrics, and new technology to ensure your toesies stay cozy next fall.

    Read More
  • KEEPING UP

    KEEPING UP

    Good news Kardashian fans: E! announced it will premiere the sixth season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians” on June 12 at 10 p.m. The 12 episodes will "chronicle Kim struggling to balance her romance with Kris Humphries with work, Kourtney and Khloe managing their households in addition to their

    Read More
  • LIP SERVICE

    LIP SERVICE

    Orange? Fuchsia? Hot pink? It seems Hollywood’s most glamorous starlets are experimenting with the full spectrum of lip color—Crayola crayon style even. StyleWatch.com asks "Would You Wear These Beauty Trends?” in a round-up of some of the boldest beauty statements of the season. There are pouts of

    Read More
  • KINGS OF ROCK

    KINGS OF ROCK

    Two years ago, the Kings of Leon created their own label imprint with L.A. publisher Bug Music and promptly knighted The Features as the first band they signed to it. To herald the up-and-coming band’s show at the Mercury Lounge tonight, Flavorpill.com decrees, "the Nashville quartet churns out unabashedly

    Read More
  • "GREENE" RED CARPET GLAMOUR

    "GREENE" RED CARPET GLAMOUR

    For the style world, the red carpet of the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala is its Oscar night in all its pomp, circumstance, and perfectly primped starlets. To this end, People's Style Watch sent its Beauty Insider to interview "the experts who created stars’ looks on fashion’s biggest

    Read More
  • THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

    THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

    Less than two months after announcing her collab with Barneys as a guest editor for their fall catalogue and ad campaign, former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld is primed for yet another high-profile, glossy "freelance” gig. According to Page Six, Roitfeld will return to the media world "to work

    Read More
  • BUZZWORTHY SPRING COCKTAILS

    BUZZWORTHY SPRING COCKTAILS

    Think your bike map is the handiest guide to city streets this spring? Think again. To mark the return of warm-weather tipples, Eater offers up a bar-crawl-ready rundown of the best seasonal cocktail menus on the subway map (that’s a hint: don’t drink and bike). Outlined with a cartographer’s diligence,

    Read More
  • ALWAYS A LADY

    ALWAYS A LADY

    Re-live Lady Gaga live at MSG this past February tomorrow night: The much-anticipated HBO concert event, Lady Gaga presents the Monster Ball Tour, airs May 7. "Lady Gaga is the single most exciting music talent on the scene today,” said HBO Entertainment president Sue Naegle. "We’re especially thrilled

    Read More
  • CULINARY STYLING

    CULINARY STYLING

    The Hester Street Fair kicks off this weekend and according to Racked.com, "the fair will open with a bang on May 7, in conjunction with the first ever Lower FEAST Side Food Festival.” Expect artisan vendors and handcrafted goodness that includes "the culinary stylings of An Choi, Fat Radish, Luke's

    Read More
  • MOMS AT THE MOMA

    MOMS AT THE MOMA

    Instead of spending hours looking for that stylish Mother’s Day card or going DIY with your own crayons and scissors, impress mom with a real work of art this Sunday. Skip the long brunch lines and cruise into the Museum of Modern Art for a special art breakfast in honor of Mother’s Day. Starting

    Read More
  • HOT FOR TEACHER

    HOT FOR TEACHER

    Fans of Sonic Youth will recognize "Daydream Nation” as the title of the band’s breakout 1988 album. Now it’s been recast as the moniker for director Michael Goldbach’s debut film opening tonight at the historic Village East Cinemas on Second Avenue. The Globe and Mail called the script an "impudently

    Read More
  • BIRDS OF A FEATHER

    BIRDS OF A FEATHER

    First hair feathers were the latest craze taking over the Fashion District and now it seems real feathers are also taking flight in the midtown media world. Less than a month after unveiling its Hawk Cam series, the New York Times' City Room Blog announced its latest chapter in avian-themed coverage:

    Read More
  • KEEP ON TRUCKIN'

    KEEP ON TRUCKIN'

    Did you miss Popbar’s free popgelato giveaway yesterday? Don’t fret: Your next free dessert opportunity is just around the corner—literally. The Sprinkles Truck is giving away free cupcakes all week to celebrate the lead-up to the opening of its first Manhattan store next week. Follow the truck’s

    Read More
  • SAVAGE GARDEN

    SAVAGE GARDEN

    It was the most hotly anticipated event this week, and yet, it was all over by the wee hours of Tuesday: The Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art once again brought out socialites and luminaries from near and far. "The night’s theme was fittingly Scottish, from the bagpipers in

    Read More
  • GOOD "OLE”-FASHIONED FUN

    GOOD "OLE”-FASHIONED FUN

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Now to settle the score on whether or not Cinco de Mayo is a made-up holiday only observed by bars North of the Border: True, it isn’t Mexico’s Independence Day (that’s September 16), but it’s also true that it is celebrated in Mexico. In fact, it’s even considered a major holiday

    Read More
  • WATCH OUT PRISCILLA

    WATCH OUT PRISCILLA

    Cher…Madonna…Kylie: They are the pantheon of show-stopping pop goddesses that the globe is on a first-name basis with and Kylie Minogue is taking this beatification to the next level with her Aphrodite live show. During the European leg of her world tour, the U.K.’s Daily Star praised the Aussie pop

    Read More
  • POPS UP

    POPS UP

    Pop-up stores aren’t the only hot trend these days: Popsicle purveyors are also giving conventional cone-and-ice-cream servers and Mister Softee some frozen competition. In fact, last summer The New York Times gushed, "You cannot do much better than the frozen gelato and sorbetto at Pop Bar , an

    Read More
  • NEW IDEAS FESTIVAL

    NEW IDEAS FESTIVAL

    Need some inspiration? Head down to the inaugural Festival of Ideas for the New City starting today. Taking place in various downtown venues, such as bars, galleries, and theaters, including the New Museum, this new arts fest is a collaborative initiative "working to harness the power of the creative

    Read More
  • BRIDEMAID-ZILLAS

    BRIDEMAID-ZILLAS

    Last summer the New York Times hailed Leslye Headland’s off-Broadway production, "Bachelorette,” as a "sensational new comedy…set during a toxic party on the eve of a swanky Manhattan wedding.” Now this off-kilter play is being turned into an indie film produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay via

    Read More
  • "GIMME SOME" PB&J

    "GIMME SOME" PB&J

    After playing a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom last night, Peter Bjorn and John continue with that momentum taking the stage in front of another full house at the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Touring in support of their latest album, "Gimme Some,” the Swedish indie rockers exhibit that

    Read More
  • PRINCESS STYLE DIARIES

    PRINCESS STYLE DIARIES

    Beyond showing the world how to be the perfect princess bride, Kate Middleton seems to have a magical formula for flawless. Her effortless chic makes one wonder if she wasn’t secretly trained at a Hogwarts-like academy for style and grace hidden away somewhere in the English countryside. To celebrate

    Read More
  • LIGHTS FANATIC

    LIGHTS FANATIC

    Kate wasn’t the only one glowing in white recently: The Empire State Building commemorated its 80th anniversary on Sunday, May 1, with all-white lights. Entering into its golden years, the building is looking forward; according to Gothamist.com, "management is making a lot of changes to make sure

    Read More
  • UNFRIENDSTERED

    UNFRIENDSTERED

    It’s time to pour a forty to Friendster: The proto social networking site is going the way of the Walkman, beepers, and cord-tethered, home landlines it seems. Friendster will be erasing all user photos and blogs on May 31, reports MediaBistro's FishBowlNY. "No one ever seems to talk about Friendster

    Read More
  • MAKING COLOR WAVES

    MAKING COLOR WAVES

    People Magazine spotted Gossip Girl Blake Lively stepping out as a red head at last week’s Time 100 Gala in New York City. Having ditched Bo Derek blonde, Lively told the magazine, "I feel like Ariel.” If this celebrity makeover has you thinking about making waves with a splash of color, there are

    Read More
  • FANCY DRESS PARTY

    FANCY DRESS PARTY

    According to The Buzz in the Thursday Styles, tonight’s gala at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute is "still considered by some to be the Party of the Year.” Tonight’s event draws socialites, celebs, and, of course, "friends of Anna Wintour,” such as Salma Hayek and hubby François-Henri Pinault,

    Read More
  • RECENT SNAPSHOTS

    RECENT SNAPSHOTS

    Photographer Mario Testino is making headlines again: First for his black-and-white portrait of William and Kate which appeared on their wedding program and then for Kate Moss’ bottom-baring Vogue Brazil cover shoot. Kate Moss herself has also been back in the spotlight recently. There was buzz in

    Read More
  • SPRING TRAINING

    SPRING TRAINING

    It was a long, drawn-out winter for sure, but it looks like it’s finally safe to say, "We’re in the clear! Spring is here!” With warm weather back and spring fever in full effect, the NYC Sports Social Club has announced the opening of spring registration for its 10 leagues. (The tagline is: "Co-Ed

    Read More
  • BYE-BYE TFF

    BYE-BYE TFF

    The Tribeca Film Festival winds down this weekend, which gives you just under 72 hours to map out a downtown movie marathon. Kick off your mad dash this afternoon with a bittersweet documentary, "The Swell Season.” Five years ago, acting-and-singing duo Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová won hearts—and

    Read More
  • THE BIG DAY!

    THE BIG DAY!

    Were you up at the crack of dawn to watch the royal wedding at 5:30 a.m.? If not, no worries. You can still attend the reception—and watch the rerun at noon. The Dumbo Improvement District and BBC America have partnered to host their own wedding party under The Archway. Alongside the free public screening

    Read More
  • JERSEY BOYS

    JERSEY BOYS

    April is on its way out, but Paper Magazine offers up one last stab at April Fool’s Day humor with an online headline reading "Jersey Shore Comes to Broadway!”—quickly followed by "Just kidding.” Instead Paper reports on Broadway actors Santino Fontana and David Furr from "The Importance of Being

    Read More
  • SUPPER CLUB

    SUPPER CLUB

    In its mission statement, The James Beard Foundation says: "[The JBF] is at the center of America’s culinary community, dedicated to exploring the way food enriches our lives. Won't you join us at the table?” That invitation isn’t just a figurative one, they mean it literally: The James Beard House

    Read More
  • VOICE LESSONS

    VOICE LESSONS

    From "Star Search” and "Fame” to "American Idol” and "Glee,” America has a longstanding love affair with shows about giving it your all and singing your heart out. The latest crooner vying for America’s affection? "The Voice,” which premiered this past Tuesday on NBC. In a post-Simon Cowell "American

    Read More
  • EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY

    EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY

    Vogue.com uses the opening of Andrew Carmellini’s The Dutch this week as a springboard for its rundown of the mag’s "favorite places to eat, drink, and see this spring” under style-spiked categories, like where to scout for off-duty models and where to take in the view. The list kicks off with Carmellini’s

    Read More
  • SLICE OF LIFE

    SLICE OF LIFE

    Director Cédric Klapisch’s latest flick "My Piece of the Pie ” is a genre-mixing pastiche that’s part rom-com, part farce, and part social thriller, playing at the AMC Lowes Village 7 through the TFF tonight. You might remember Klapisch’s hit "L'Auberge Espagnole” from 2002, which featured a then-unknown

    Read More
  • CUARENTA-CINCO DE MAYO MEXICO VOGUE

    CUARENTA-CINCO DE MAYO MEXICO VOGUE

    It certainly hasn’t been a case of "hasta la vista” for Cindy Crawford, a model who has used her meteoric ’90s career to launch successful furniture and beauty lines in the meantime. While these days you might be more accustomed to seeing her stateside in furniture commercials with her kids, it appears

    Read More
  • SPLITTING HAIRS

    SPLITTING HAIRS

    Much ado about hairdos seems to be an emerging theme this week. Actress Olivia Munn talked to People's Style Watch about why she cut her hair, while over on Racked.com, a fashion writer-blogger opened up about why she hasn’t. Speaking to StyleWatch about her new sleek bob, Munn told StyleWatch, "It

    Read More
  • EATER INVENTS BURGER WEEK

    EATER INVENTS BURGER WEEK

    In another entirely unrelated story about beef, Eater has launched its own Burger Week and enlisted restaurants around the city, from Ma Peche to Sho Shaun Hergatt, to come up with limited-edition versions of the backyard barbecue classic. To kick off the first-time-ever event, chef Joe Ng of Chinatown

    Read More
  • CAN'T STOP THE BEAT

    CAN'T STOP THE BEAT

    See what all "the beef” is about between director Michael Rapaport and hip-hop artist Q-Tip at tonight’s Tribeca Film Festival screening of "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest,” which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. The music documentary has since spawned a controversy,

    Read More
  • NEW MODELS

    NEW MODELS

    "The 2011 New York International Auto Show roared into town last week and the fashion flock turned out to ogle some of the most stylish new models about to hit the road,” reported WWD. Even Simon Doonan, Barneys’ legendary creative director who was promoted to creative ambassador-at-large in January,

    Read More
  • GOING DUTCH

    GOING DUTCH

    After its friends-and-family soft opening over the weekend, tonight is reportedly the night that Andrew Carmellini’s eagerly awaited restaurant on Sullivan Street, The Dutch, finally starts serving the public. (The restaurant has been so hotly watched that Carmellini actually released a trailer for

    Read More
  • SALT OF THE EARTH DOC

    SALT OF THE EARTH DOC

    Among the Tribeca Film Festival’s strong lineup of documentary films, Israeli music-video director Alma Har’el debut doc, "Bombay Beach,” is a must-see. Playing tonight at Clearview Cinemas Chelsea, the film follows the lives of three residents in Bombay Beach, a "rusting relic of a failed 1960s development

    Read More
  • PLAYING "THE GAME"

    PLAYING "THE GAME"

    It’s a modern-day, fairy-tale romance: Tamara Langman and John Bentley met online. They had common interests, which sparked a connection, but lived on opposite sides of the country. After months of communicating over the Internet, they decided to meet in person. The intensity of their online connection

    Read More
  • GET COZY FOR TAKE-OFF

    GET COZY FOR TAKE-OFF

    You’ve mastered every trick for squeezing a week’s worth of clothes into your carry-on suitcase, but what about streamlining the actual outfit you wear for the journey? "Dressing for travel is an art, and celebs like Rihanna, Rachel Bilson, Nicole Richie, and Charlize Theron who spend a lot of time

    Read More
  • REAL DEAL

    REAL DEAL

    The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Bravo reality TV star Bethenny Frankel to get "the skinny” on her "winning business model, her plans to continue to grow her brand, and bucking the reality system.” Last week, Frankel toasted the acquisition of her Skinnygirl cocktail line, which features a 100-calorie

    Read More
  • HAIR DOS

    HAIR DOS

    Instead of getting bogged down by the workaday routine this week, break free with a new Monday mantra: Try something different…with your hair. Make Glamour.com’s lookbook of "16 New Things to Do With Your Hair Now” your mood board and embrace the three-pillar philosophy that: "Your new hairstyle should

    Read More
  • CHOCOLATE LOVERS

    CHOCOLATE LOVERS

    If you loved 2001’s "Amélie” starring Audrey Tautou as an eccentric Parisian waitress who finds love in the least likely way, "Romantics Anonymous” might just be the latest French-language rom-com to curb your cinematic sweet tooth. Bon mots meet bon-bons in this foodie flick about social anxiety,

    Read More
  • FEATHERS IN CAPS

    FEATHERS IN CAPS

    Yesterday paraders strolled down Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 57th Street for a tradition that dates back to the days of the Civil War: the annual Easter Day Parade. Along the 13-block parade route, participants showed off their colorful height- and style-defying bonnets in a fantastical display

    Read More
  • LEGENDS IN FILMMAKING

    LEGENDS IN FILMMAKING

    While the Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last night with a rock doc about Elton John, tonight offers another chance to go behind the music: "Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon.” Before forming the platinum-and-gold-selling, alt-rock band in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, brothers Nathan, Caleb, and

    Read More
  • MAKING A SPECTACLE

    MAKING A SPECTACLE

    No stranger to lovably geeking out (see this year’s Oscars), actress Anne Hathaway once again flew her nerd flag high at last week’s L.A. premiere of "Rio” when she hit the red carpet in a purple dress and a pair of glasses. "Hathaway was working the nerdy chic look as she waltzed past the cameras

    Read More
  • DAILY "MALLE"

    DAILY "MALLE"

    According to WWD's Memo Pad, 25-year-old Chloe Malle, who is a regular contributor to The New York Times’ Styles section and The New York Observer, has been tapped to fill the post at Vogue vacated by Alexandra Kotur earlier this month. As the magazine’s new social editor, Malle "will oversee ‘Flash,’

    Read More
  • BUZZ ABOUT STING

    BUZZ ABOUT STING

    Not only is Elton John making tonight’s Tribeca Film Festival a landmark event, but last week, he played with his pal Sting at the Evelyn Lauder Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s annual gala to help raise an unprecedented $4.3 million, "a record for the event, which has raised more than $350 million

    Read More
  • "SEOUL" FOOD

    "SEOUL" FOOD

    Perhaps the news of Rain topping Time’s most influential people list 2011 has piqued your interest in Korean culture? If so, get ready to snap up some Korean specialties—free. Hot on the "wheels” of the announcement, a new food truck launched on Monday to promote Korean food in New York. Running for

    Read More
  • BLOG ON

    BLOG ON

    In late March, 14-year-old Style Rookie scribe Tavi Gevinson suggested that her passion for fashion might be dimming, but as with all things Internet, this only means it might be time to put your search engine to work—or not: Refinery29.com has already gleaned four bloggers whose personal style still

    Read More
  • SOMETHING IN A NAME

    SOMETHING IN A NAME

    As toe-baring footwear returns to the city’s streets en masse, it seems the conversation about nail polish colors is also heating up. First there was buzz about the Kardashians putting the "polishing” touches on a deal with OPI and now Fashionista.com gives a glimpse into the mind behind Essie’s ingenious

    Read More
  • OPEN INVITATION

    OPEN INVITATION

    Want to grab a seat at this year’s opening night screening for the Tribeca Film Festival? Get in line. No, really, all you need to do is get in line. Returning to the festival’s roots, the list for tonight’s screening is open to the public—giving everyone a chance to feel "Almost Famous” for the premiere

    Read More
  • SEVEN-YEAR ITCH

    SEVEN-YEAR ITCH

    Even non-sports fans can get caught up in the excitement of having two New York teams in the playoffs right now—especially when one of them hasn’t seen a postseason in seven years. The beloved orange-and-blue-emblazoned Knicks haven’t made it to the playoffs since 2004—and, as color commentary goes,

    Read More
  • FILL IN THE BLANK CITY

    FILL IN THE BLANK CITY

    In the lead-up to this week’s Tribeca Film Festival, W's Editor's Blog offers up its own cinematic pick for the week: French-born director Celine Danhier’s documentary "Blank City,” which runs at the IFC Center until Thursday. "Even when I was a kid or teenager, my goal was I wanted to move to New

    Read More
  • AGING GRACE-FULLY

    AGING GRACE-FULLY

    "Indochine was the site of the blowout to celebrate Vogue’s brilliant creative director Grace Coddington’s seventh decade on the planet. The party started promptly at 7:00 p.m. with cocktails, and the first non-fashionista guest to show up was the handsome, witty Seth Meyers, who came along with his

    Read More
  • SIGNING A BOOK DEAL

    SIGNING A BOOK DEAL

    As e-books are become increasingly mainstream, the publishing world has stumbled upon a "glitch”: What will become of the author book signing? For now readers are stuck asking writers to sign the back of iPads and Kindle cases—but that too will soon be a thing of the past, according to an article

    Read More
  • SAY CHEESE

    SAY CHEESE

    A graduate of Cornell University’s esteemed hospitality school, 24-year-old Spencer Rubin has set his vision for the humble sandwich high at Melt Shop: "Our bread is baked fresh daily by local artisan bakers to make the finest grilled cheese known to man.” Between the slices of bread, the ingredients

    Read More
  • FASHION BLOGGERS GET COZY

    FASHION BLOGGERS GET COZY

    Last Week StyleRepublicMagazine.com launched its inaugural edition of "We Heart Bloggers.” The website announced the section’s mission as: "We love the industry’s diverse selection of fashion bloggers. Every week, we’ll be calling on the web’s hautest trend spotters—bloggers—to style our favorite

    Read More
  • KOLOR ME KARDASHIAN

    KOLOR ME KARDASHIAN

    While reading about the Kardashian sisters in your local salon’s well-thumbed stack of tabloids might be a part of your mani-pedi routine, it seems the girls might be playing a bigger role in your next nail treatment: Last week, Khloe and Kourtney both tweeted about a top-secret meeting with OPI (albeit,

    Read More
  • NEW PHOENIXES RISE

    NEW PHOENIXES RISE

    Serge, Brigitte, move over, the next great chapter of French pop is being written right now. There certainly haven’t been this many good francophones on the pop charts since the heyday of the yé-yé in the 1960s. Recent cases in point: Phoenix, Daft Punk, Justice, and now the latest import, Jamaica,

    Read More
  • WOODY ALLEN BACK OVERSEAS

    WOODY ALLEN BACK OVERSEAS

    Gone are the days when Woody Allen was a name synonymous with another great New York movie. Once again, New York’s native son is banking on an offshore hit. According to the Hollywood Reporter, "The director hasn't yet revealed a title or plotline for the film, which will shoot in Rome this summer.”

    Read More
  • AU NATUREL WOMAN

    AU NATUREL WOMAN

    People's 2011 World's Most Beautiful Issue hits newsstands today. The face that launched a thousand magazine sales? Jennifer Lopez, who is this year’s cover girl, a.k.a. "World’s Most Beautiful Woman.” While "Jenny from the block” told People she likes to keep it au naturel at home with her kids,

    Read More
  • THINK OUTSIDE THE CUBE

    THINK OUTSIDE THE CUBE

    There was a time when "I’d like to paint you” resonated the same way "I’d like to take your picture” does today—innuendos and all. Last night, "Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou" opened at Chelsea’s Gagosian Gallery, showcasing paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints inspired by Pablo Picasso’s

    Read More
  • MAGAZINE "OSCAR" NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

    MAGAZINE "OSCAR" NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

    On Tuesday, WWD reported that "the American Society of Magazine Editors revealed the finalists for Magazine of the Year at the National Magazine Awards on May 9. The Atlantic, National Geographic, Backpacker, Foreign Policy, and Wired are all nominated for the top prize, which was created last year

    Read More
  • SUBWAY FOR DINNER

    SUBWAY FOR DINNER

    Two years ago the city’s historic elevated train rails in Chelsea were transformed into the old-timey-inspired, strollable High Line green space and now the team behind Boqueria is channeling Gilded Age glamour to a lowly Bronx-bound subway line. According to Eater, El Tren is a tapas restaurant housed

    Read More
  • ARRESTING VOCALS

    ARRESTING VOCALS

    Hot on the heels of the release of her new album "The Deep Field” on Tuesday, Joan as Police Woman plays Mercury Lounge tonight to commence her national tour that loops back to The Bell House in Brooklyn on June 15. Next stop? Philly tomorrow night. This sultry songstress, who has worked with the

    Read More
  • COMING ATTRACTIONS

    COMING ATTRACTIONS

    A new spot in Williamsburg is set to re-invent the concept of dinner theater when it opens in late April: as in "dinner movie theater.” After three years in production, Nighthawk Cinema will premiere as an upscale movie theater, bar, and restaurant experience à la Brooklyn Bowl, but with flicks and

    Read More
  • MODEL STUDIES

    MODEL STUDIES

    Do fashion mags actually make women feel badly about themselves? According to a new study, the surprising answer is "no.” In fact, looking at the perfect 10s has the opposite effect of temporarily boosting self-esteem, reports MediaBistro’s FishbowlNY. "In a study conducted by Ohio State, college-age

    Read More
  • CASUALLY PERFECT

    CASUALLY PERFECT

    While you might not have paparazzi trailing your every move, you still never know who you might run into at the corner deli. Take some tips from stars, who do have to be photo-ready at every moment, on how to always look prime for that meet-cute moment. Stylewatch offers up 25 Star-Tested Beauty Tips

    Read More
  • GLAMOUR'S RECIPES FOR SUCCESS

    GLAMOUR'S RECIPES FOR SUCCESS

    Last Wednesday, Glamour’s editor-in-chief Cindi Leive celebrated the release of her new cookbook "100 Recipes Every Women Should Know,” among an A-list crowd at the four-month-old Italian restaurant Spasso in the West Village. As Glamour lore has it, "Once upon a time, a magazine editor gave her assistant

    Read More
  • NEW YORK FILMMAKER SIDNEY LUMET PASSES AWAY

    NEW YORK FILMMAKER SIDNEY LUMET PASSES AWAY

    Legendary director Sidney Lumet passed away at his home in New York City on Saturday, April 9, at the age 86. The New York filmmaker was perhaps best known for "12 Angry Men,” (shown above) which was nominated for Best Picture in 1957, however, he made some 40 movies over the course of his age-defying,

    Read More
  • NEW DUETS

    NEW DUETS

    Last week in a shocking upset on "American Idol,” Howard Beach native Pia Toscano was eliminated from the finalists, leaving judges and viewers alike baffled and disappointed. But it seems like the rising chanteuse is taking it in stride: She went on a great first date with "Dancing With the Stars”

    Read More
  • FASHION SHOWS TAKE OVER BRAVO

    FASHION SHOWS TAKE OVER BRAVO

    Under a post labeled "Fashion TV, Theme and Variations” in the New York Times' On the Runway blog, Cathy Horyn commented, "At least eight new reality fashion shows and one scripted series are in development, following on the stilettos of ‘Project Runway’ and the Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe.” She

    Read More
  • MONDAY NIGHT FEVER

    MONDAY NIGHT FEVER

    For those scenesters who dismiss Friday and Saturday as "amateur nights,” Monday is their real day of reckoning. While ultra-VIP Monday nights at Butter are no more, François K’s Deep Space has proved its staying power as the granddaddy of dance parties. FlavorPill.com tells revelers to "celebrate

    Read More
  • FASHION NIGHT OUT STAYS IN

    FASHION NIGHT OUT STAYS IN

    Home bodies rejoice! Late last week, both WWD and Fashionista.com heralded the announcement of Fashion Night Out, er…and Fashion Night In: The official date, Thursday, September 8, 2011, has been inked in the fashion community calendar. However this time around, along with brick-and-mortar shops,

    Read More
  • I-POP ART

    I-POP ART

    A short walk from Union Square’s bronze Gandhi statue and print vendors, a cast of another icon has become a part of the neighborhood: On March 30, Rob Pruitt unveiled the semi-permanent Andy Warhol Monument , which will be on display until October 2 near the former haunts of the artist’s legendary

    Read More
  • STYLE WARS BATTLE OF THE SEXES

    STYLE WARS BATTLE OF THE SEXES

    Even though the 6 p.m. tour of the "His & Hers” exhibit at The Museum at FIT is "sold out” tonight (the program is actually free, but requires a reservation), you still have a few more chances to take a walk-through with expert curators Colleen Hill or Jennifer Farley. Composed of some 100 garments,

    Read More
  • HAWKS-EYE VEIW

    HAWKS-EYE VEIW

    It seems New York’s urban jungle of late is becoming a hotspot for Animal Planet fans: First the Bronx's Zoo missing cobra took the Twitter-verse by storm and then got a proper name yesterday and now all eyes have turned to two red-tailed hawks camped outside of the president’s office at NYU—well,

    Read More
  • WHO ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

    WHO ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

    While how Carrie Bradshaw originally ended up in her massive apartment from day one of "Sex and the City” remains one of the show’s great unsolved mysteries (did she inherit the lease? was it a rent control loophole?), now there’s a case of life imitating art for real-life actress Sarah Jessica Parker

    Read More
  • INDIE WEEKEND VIEWING

    INDIE WEEKEND VIEWING

    It’ll be something of a Fashion Friday over at the IFC Center tonight with two style-related flicks opening—one a glam tribute, the other a photographic homage. Paper magazine describes "To Die Like a Man” as "extraordinary.” The plot follows the last days of an iconic drag performer in Lisbon during

    Read More
  • FIVE "STARS" DINING

    FIVE "STARS" DINING

    After Monday night’s star-studded Tribeca Ball and its uber-exclusive dinner where tablemates included Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Baz Luhrmann, and Parker Posey, among others, you might be wondering where you can sup with the A-list. The answer? Eater’s list of 15 New York Resaurants Where You Can

    Read More
  • FASHION & FRIENDS FOR JAPAN

    FASHION & FRIENDS FOR JAPAN

    The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) launched its Fashion & Friends for Japan online auction at charitybuzz.com this Tuesday. Speaking of the crisis in Japan the CFDA’s executive director Steven Kolb said, "This initiative hits very close to home as many members of the CFDA community

    Read More
  • WHO ARE YOU READING?

    WHO ARE YOU READING?

    The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) announced the finalists for the 2011 National Magazine Awards on Tuesday, reported WWD. "The usual suspects led the day: The New Yorker was nominated nine times, followed closely by New York magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and the Virginia Quarterly

    Read More
  • 52 DRESSES

    52 DRESSES

    It seems Billy Idol’s refrain, "It’s a nice day for a white wedding. It’s a nice day to start again,” rings true for "Project Runway” in more ways than one. The show is currently casting for season nine and to promote Lifetime’s upcoming movie "William and Kate,” which will air on April 18, "Project

    Read More
  • BUNS VERSUS BRAIDS

    BUNS VERSUS BRAIDS

    Two easy looks for taming unruly locks in a hurry: the braid and the bun. But which is better? According to the StyleList.com, you can quickly put an end to a bad hair day by "taking a cue from actress Kate Bosworth,” who rolled through LAX touting a simple, sleek bun that echoed the wet hair look

    Read More
  • CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON BEGINS

    CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON BEGINS

    It’s that midpoint of another manic week and a fitting time to remember to stop and smell the proverbial flowers occasionally: While the elaborate, floral architecture of the Macy’s Flower Show, Tower of Flowers, will be coming down after its finale this Sunday, April 10, Hanami, or the Japanese tradition

    Read More
  • BROOKLYN FLEA ON THE CUTTING EDGE

    BROOKLYN FLEA ON THE CUTTING EDGE

    The opening of the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg got off to a blustery start this past weekend. Racked reports, "At this point, we all know what to expect…There will be pupusas and kimchi dogs and jars of artisanal mayonnaise. There will be hand-made jewelry and vintage clothing and household items

    Read More
  • T MAGAZINE WILL TUMBLR 4 YA

    T MAGAZINE WILL TUMBLR 4 YA

    Talk about joining a culture club: The New York Times launched its first Tumblr Blog this past Monday for T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Discussing the paper’s decision MediaBistro's FishBowlNY explained, "Apart from the fact that ‘T on Tumblr’ just sounds cute, why did the Times venture forward

    Read More
  • IAN MOHR JOINS PAGE SIX

    IAN MOHR JOINS PAGE SIX

    Page Six editor Emily Smith has found a new second in command after nearly six months of interviewing candidates for the deputy position at the New York Post’s gossip desk. Ian Mohr fit the bill for what Smith describes as "a very specific job,” according to WWD's Memo Pad. Mohr worked formerly as

    Read More
  • UNDERLAND PREMIERES

    UNDERLAND PREMIERES

    Beginning tonight, Stephen Petronio Company premieres "Underland” at the Joyce Theater (running through April 10). Set to an ethereal and emotive score, acclaimed choreographer Stephen Petronio crafts a surreal world that moves to musician Nick Cave’s masterpieces, including "Stagger Lee,” "Wild World,”

    Read More
  • INDIA HICKS WILL COVER THE ROYAL WEDDING

    INDIA HICKS WILL COVER THE ROYAL WEDDING

    Former model, former "Top Design” host, and former royal bridesmaid, India Hicks will report on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s highly anticipated wedding coming up later this month on April 29. Back in 1981, a then 13-year-old Hicks was a bridesmaid at her godfather Prince Charles and Princess

    Read More
  • BIEBER FEVER AT THE KIDS CHOICE AWARDS

    BIEBER FEVER AT THE KIDS CHOICE AWARDS

    Hollywood celebs, rising TV stars, and heartthrob musicians, from Johnny Depp to Miley Cyrus, turned out to walk the trademark orange carpet and pick up honors at the annual Kids Choice Awards on Saturday, April 2, hosted by the Tenacious D, Jack Black. The spirited awards program deemed "The Karate

    Read More
  • BREW CREW

    BREW CREW

    During the final countdown to Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s eagerly awaited 300-seat, rooftop beer garden La Birreria this month, savvy brew aficionados can head over to the Brooklyn Brewery for Small Batch Brewery Tours kicking off today. The tours include a 45-minute walk-through of the facilities

    Read More
  • PAPER'S BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ISSUE

    PAPER'S BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ISSUE

    April Fools and Beautiful People meet on the cover of Paper’s new issue: The magazine’s annual Beautiful People edition spotlights comedian Aziz Ansari, who joked about being "a high-maintenance kind of guy” on Style.com: "I apply moisturizer 36 times a day and leave my masks on for three days at

    Read More
  • FIRST FAMILY OF FASHION PICS

    FIRST FAMILY OF FASHION PICS

    Stylist Rachel Zoe tweeted her first baby pics last week. The first family of fashion photo included hubbie Rodger Berman, newborn Skyler Morrison, and Zoe "looking super stylish less than a week after having a baby,” reported PopEater. Zoe posted on Twitter: "The 2 loves of my life...@rbermanus and

    Read More
  • A PETIT PRINCE

    A PETIT PRINCE

    Back in January, Hello Kitty launched her own beauty line at Sephora and now it seems there’s a new chapter in ’80s kid nostalgia just waiting to be written down—by you—in your own Limited-Edition Little Prince Notebooks By Moleskine. Says Refinery 29, "For those of us who like to wear their whimsy

    Read More
  • SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY

    SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY

    Soon the aroma of fresh spring flowers will hang in the air of NYC’s parks, however, in the midst of this fickle, ongoing winter weather, at least we can rely on lovely floral perfumes for the meanwhile. To honor and celebrate the creativity of fragrance makers, the Fragrance Foundation was established

    Read More
  • NDNF CLOSING WEEKEND

    NDNF CLOSING WEEKEND

    While the New Directors/New Films festival hasn’t quite established the buzz of this month’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is just a fledgling compared to the 40-year run of the NDNF, this under-the-radar fest has been taking the pulse of up-and-coming talent for some four decades, including onetime

    Read More
  • ALEXANDRA KOTUR MOVES HOUSE

    ALEXANDRA KOTUR MOVES HOUSE

    Fifteen-year Vogue veteran Alexandra Kotur has been hired as the new creative director of Town & Country, which falls under the Hearst publishing umbrella. The magazine’s editor in chief Jay Fielden, who is a former Vogue staffer himself, explained to WWD's Memo Pad, "She’s somebody I worked with

    Read More
  • LADY GAGA GETS A COLUMN

    LADY GAGA GETS A COLUMN

    Two years ago, Barbara Walters deemed her among the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009, and now it seems the pop iconoclast Lady Gaga will be trying her own hand at journalism. The New York star tweeted on Wednesday, "I begin next month as a Fashion+Art Columnist for @VMagazine.” Reporting on the

    Read More
  • BRAVO BRAD!

    BRAVO BRAD!

    Stylist Brad Goreski, a.k.a. Rachel Zoe’s former bow-tie-clad assistant, has landed his own show on Bravo called “It’s a Brad Brad World” this week, reports Fashionista.com. The show follows Goreski on his rising solo career as he heads to Paris Fashion Week, kicks back with the A-list in Cannes,

    Read More
  • SNAKE ON A PLANE?

    SNAKE ON A PLANE?

    When the Bronx Zoo announced that one of its poisonous Egyptian cobras was on the lam over the weekend, by Monday "the snake” had its own Twitter account @BronxZoosCobra. Within 48 hours the snake had snagged an enviable 70,000 followers and as Racked reported, "Now she's chatting online with fashion's

    Read More
  • THE NEW QUEENS OF COMEDY

    THE NEW QUEENS OF COMEDY

    Glam and comedy is becoming a theme this month: First Priscilla Queen of the Desert opens on Broadway and now the Gorgeous Ladies Of Comedy (G.L.O.C.) host their own soiree downtown at the 92YTribeca. Starting at 6 p.m., the lovely comediennes will be celebrating the launch of TheGLOC.net with complimentary

    Read More
  • HOT SEATS

    HOT SEATS

    On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama attended a $30,000-per-plate fundraiser at Red Rooster, the uptown eatery helmed by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and executive chef Andrea Bergquist. Situated on Lenox Avenue near West 125th Street, the Harlem eatery also made Eater’s list of The 12 Most

    Read More
  • THE STROKES FIND A NEW ANGLE

    THE STROKES FIND A NEW ANGLE

    For the Strokes playing their hometown auditorium means hitting the arena stage of Madison Square Garden. Having grown up during Larry Clark’s "Kids” era NYC, frontman Julian Casablancas, guitarist Nick Valensi, and drummer Fab Moretti actually all met while they were still at Manhattan’s esteemed

    Read More
  • THE STYLE ROOKIE HINTS AT EARLY RETIREMENT

    THE STYLE ROOKIE HINTS AT EARLY RETIREMENT

    In her latest post, fashion wunderkind Tavi Gevinson hints she might be calling it quits a few days shy of her blog’s three year birthday. The eyebrow-raising tween scribe made headlines when she first began penning uber-precocious accounts of her style views in 2008. Now, comfortably settled into

    Read More
  • CUT COPY IN NEON LIGHTS

    CUT COPY IN NEON LIGHTS

    Musically, Australia was once a country best known for AC/DC—and baby-stealing dingos, of course. However, these days, Down Under is coming out from the shadows of classic rock and serving up some big-hitting pop bands that kick up the voltage: Cut Copy offers up its own electrical output via super-danceable

    Read More
  • GERALDINE FERRARO'S FASHION DON'T, POLITICAL DO'S

    GERALDINE FERRARO'S FASHION DON'T, POLITICAL DO'S

    While she might not have been known for making MObama or Jackie O style choices, Geraldine Ferraro was a figure of great poise remembered for her decision-making influence. On VanityFair.com, Maureen Orth writes of the glass-ceiling-breaking female politician who passed away on Saturday, saying, "A

    Read More
  • ELEW PLAYS ROCKJAZZ FOR JAPAN

    ELEW PLAYS ROCKJAZZ FOR JAPAN

    Pop artist-turned-musical revolutionary, piano maestro ELEW offers up his own brand of sound, mixing ragtime, rock, and pop, into what he terms Rockjazz. The genre-defying performer has toured the globe, recorded singles, and performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra,

    Read More
  • THE FASHION OF 'MILDRED PIERCE'

    THE FASHION OF 'MILDRED PIERCE'

    With a palette of neutral tones punctuated by bursts of color and prints, typical of the 1930s, HBO’s new five-part miniseries "Mildred Pierce” gives a through-the-looking-glass glimpse at imitable throwback style. Marking the Sunday debut, Daily Candy offers a digital flipbook of the show’s classic

    Read More
  • SPRING FOWARD

    SPRING FOWARD

    In his latest installment of “On the Streets,” 81-year-old New York Times photojournalist Bill Cunningham highlights the Early Birds, citing spring’s Persephone-like reappearance—and subsequent disappearance last week. Heralding the arrival of spring and the looks he saw coming out of hibernation,

    Read More
  • ALL ON THE LINE WITH JOE ZEE

    ALL ON THE LINE WITH JOE ZEE

    Within the industry, ELLE creative director Joe Zee is known for his down-to-earth demeanor and approachable charm. See why he’s earned this amiable rep when his new show "All on the Line” premieres tonight on Sundance Channel at 10 p.m. Think "Tabitha Salon’s Takeover” and Gordon Ramsay’s "Kitchen

    Read More
  • BID THE AIR FRANCE TRUCK A BON-BON VOYAGE

    BID THE AIR FRANCE TRUCK A BON-BON VOYAGE

    Since launching last Thursday, the Conde Nast Traveler-approved Air France food truck has been treating sidewalk diners to a complimentary Joël Robuchon tasting menu. Once named the "Chef of the Century,” Robuchon oversees part of the airline's in-flight dining program. Stationed at its final destination

    Read More
  • ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S LIFE IN STYLE REMEMBERED

    ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S LIFE IN STYLE REMEMBERED

    Comparing the CFDA’s announcement of Lady Gaga as this year’s “Style Icon” award to Elizabeth Taylor’s fashion statements, Fashionista writer Leah Chernikoff says, “Sure, Lady Gaga’s style is provocative, daring, and she certainly deserves the award. But was she the first to push fashion over the

    Read More
  • FORMER FRENCH VOGUE EDITOR JOINS BARNEYS

    FORMER FRENCH VOGUE EDITOR JOINS BARNEYS

    Three months since leaving her decade-long tenure at French Vogue, former editor Carine Roitfeld, will join Barneys as a guest editor and stylist for their fall/winter 2011-2012 campaign. The gorgeous, fiftysomething Roitfeld began her career in the pages of fashion books as a model before transitioning

    Read More
  • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM PLAYS TERMINAL 5

    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM PLAYS TERMINAL 5

    This might be one of your last chances to catch New York dance-punk outfit LCD Soundsystem live. Last month, after a Valentine’s Day performance on The Colbert Report, frontman James Murphy confirmed posts on the band’s website that they will call it quits after playing a farewell show on April 2

    Read More
  • FASHION'S NEW MUSES

    FASHION'S NEW MUSES

    They are the faces that define a season. Style.com presents a slideshow of the top 10 models to watch, from New Zealander Emily Baker who walked 60 shows during Fashion Week to the striking Kate King, known for “cheekbones that could cut steel.” In other words, Blue Steel move over.

    STRAIGHT

    Read More
  • NEW YORK CITY'S YOUNGEST LANDMARK

    NEW YORK CITY'S YOUNGEST LANDMARK

    Earlier this week, Landmark Preservation Commission named the youngest building to earn landmark status on its annual Spring Designation Day: The five-story, 40-year-old Japan Society headquarters in Turtle Bay. Designed by Junzo Yoshimura, the Modernist structure was completed in 1971 and has since

    Read More
  • MARCH SUGAR MADNESS

    MARCH SUGAR MADNESS

    The month kicked off with National Pancake Day (March 1) and now waffles have their moment to shine: Today, March 25. It’s International Wafel Day and it’s Friday, so shirk calorie counting and pay homage to this doughy, checkerbox-embossed mingling of sugar, flour, and eggs at the Wafels & Dinges

    Read More
  • 'MILDRED PIERCE' PREMIERES ON SUNDAY

    'MILDRED PIERCE' PREMIERES ON SUNDAY

    Two polar themes seem to emerge from the oeuvre of director/writer Todd Haynes, stories about rock stars and housewives. Counter 2007’s "I’m Not There,” 1998’s "Velvet Goldmine,” and 1988’s "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story” with glimpses into the bland Eisenhower-era suburbs in "Far From Heaven”

    Read More
  • BELGIAN RESTAURANT WEEK BEGINS

    BELGIAN RESTAURANT WEEK BEGINS

    Add the word “Belgian” before any of these words, “waffles,” “chocolate,” “beer,” and you pretty much have a tip-off to deliciousness. Indulge in all these decadent goodies courtesy of Belgian Restaurant Week specials (March 23-30). Head to Markt in Chelsea to wash down a pot of mussels prepared any

    Read More
  • SCREEN ICON ELIZABETH TAYLOR PASSES AWAY

    SCREEN ICON ELIZABETH TAYLOR PASSES AWAY

    She was true Hollywood royalty: Growing up in the public eye from a child star at the age of 10 to a sultry starlet at the age of 17 and eventually a five-time Oscar winner, Taylor was the epitome of silver-screen glamour, a brassy, yet fiercely adored icon always associated with her affinity for

    Read More
  • HAIR FEATHERS FLOCK TOGETHER

    HAIR FEATHERS FLOCK TOGETHER

    The latest feather in your cap? Hair feathers. There haven’t been such avian-inspired looks taking flight since Bjork donned a swan at the 2001 Oscars or the Flock of Seagulls’ frontman rocked that aerodynamic ’do in the ’80s. Glamour asked readers to share their opinions on this new-feathered fad,

    Read More
  • INTRIGUING COVER-UP ON THE RUNWAY'S

    INTRIGUING COVER-UP ON THE RUNWAY'S

    Gracing the cover of Tuesday’s WWD, the DKNY cape heralded the second coming of the poncho as the stylishly updated cape. Finding its way into the fall 2011 collections, Mayte Allende reported on this autumn trend for WWD, explaining, "Who needs sleeves when capes look this good? The chic toppers—shown

    Read More
  • "HEART" SPRING CLEANING

    "HEART" SPRING CLEANING

    Another sluggish Monday? Perhaps your closet isn’t the only thing in need of de-cluttering this spring. Dust away the winter blahs and craft a three-day decompress at The Spa at The Surrey combining celeb-approved Organic Avenue juice cleanses and revitalizing spa benefits. Pair two 60-minute detoxifying

    Read More
  • RUNNING JOKE

    RUNNING JOKE

    Having a bad day at work because a certain you-know-who just turned a department meeting into a nightmare? Vent your frustration creatively via the Unknowledgable Fashionista. Take aim at “that girl (or guy) that we all know who thinks they know about fashion but actually know absolutely nothing”

    Read More
  • PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT OPENED ON MONDAY

    PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT OPENED ON MONDAY

    Well before Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda strutted into the deserts of Abu Dhabi in SATC2, Bernadette, Mitzi, and Felicia sashayed into the scorching Australian outback—platform heels in tow. In search of love and friendship—not all that unlike the aforementioned Sex and the City girls—the

    Read More
  • ANNA WINTOUR STRIKES A POSE

    ANNA WINTOUR STRIKES A POSE

    The tables are turned: Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, a media icon who’s better known for selecting the faces that have launched thousands of magazine sales plays cover girl for the April issue of WSJ magazine with an image shot by fashion-glossy photog Mario Testino. Published by The Wall

    Read More
  • THE "CITY OF ANGLES" TURNS 200

    THE "CITY OF ANGLES" TURNS 200

    Lifelong Londoners need their A-to-Zed to navigate around town, Parisians would be lost without the Plan de Paris par Arrondissement, all we New Yorkers need is the coordinates of where we need to be. Reports the New York Times: “Two hundred years ago today, the city’s street commissioners certified

    Read More
  • TEA FOR A CAUSE

    TEA FOR A CAUSE

    Last week uber-stylist Rachel Zoe tweeted about having tea with Kelly Ripa—and you can, too. Zoe went to Ripa’s online tea party sponsored by Electrolux to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The OCRF’s mission is to fund research to find methods of early detection and ultimately a cure for

    Read More
  • TRESSED IN RED, DRESSED IN BLUE

    TRESSED IN RED, DRESSED IN BLUE

    Rihanna is red-hot: Following up Lady Gaga’s pink bob on the Vogue’s March cover, the hotly anticipated April issue featuring the crimson-locked chanteuse on the front is out. Shot by legendary lenswoman Annie Leibovitz, inside Rihanna talks about getting into the best physical shape of her life for

    Read More
  • NEW SPRING COCKTAILS AT JUNOON

    NEW SPRING COCKTAILS AT JUNOON

    As if plucked from Jaipur, India’s famous rose-colored royal city, Junoon's antique triple-arched gate leads into palace-inspired interiors. Since opening in late December, this Indian jewel has become a treasured find for rock legends, TV personalities, and writers looking to fly under the radar.

    Read More
  • TWITTER TURNS FIVE

    TWITTER TURNS FIVE

    How do you get your news these days? There’s a good chance it’s via byte-size, 140 character blasts thanks to Twitter. DKNY PR GIRL put it, er, tweeted, it perfectly this weekend, “I love following the real news on @twitter. Such an easy way to stay abreast of what's going on.” (twitter.com/DKNY).

    Read More
  • BEST IN SHOW

    BEST IN SHOW

    Move over Clifford: Big Splash, or “Hong Dong” in Chinese, is the big red dog of the moment. The 11-month-old Tibetan mastiff was sold for more than $1.5 million dollar to a multimillionaire in the coal industry making him the world’s most expensive dog. Think your adorable mini-pincher is pampered?

    Read More
  • SOFT OPENING OF UNTITLED AT THE WHITNEY

    SOFT OPENING OF UNTITLED AT THE WHITNEY

    The Whitney Museum of American Art unveils a new masterpiece-in-the-works today: Untitled cafe is a contemporary spin on a classic Manhattan coffee shop. Re-imagined by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, the simple, seasonal menu showcases the creativity of executive chef Chris Bradley,

    Read More
  • BILL CUNNINGHAM BIO DOC

    BILL CUNNINGHAM BIO DOC

    You only have eight more days to see Bill Cunningham New York (through March 29) at Film Forum. For some four decades, well before the inception of iPhones and Vice magazine’s Dos and Don’ts, this octogenarian New York Times fashion photog has been peddling around the city on his bike capturing what

    Read More
  • UNDERSTANDING THE ANATOMY OF A HIGH HEEL

    UNDERSTANDING THE ANATOMY OF A HIGH HEEL

    TGIF (Thank God It’s Flats Friday)! Inside Fashion on InStyle.com offers up a lowdown on How to Walk in Heels complete with a Leonardo da Vinci-like anatomical breakdown of its parts. But after spending a week walking, er, sprinting, in heels down subway steps (and occasionally getting sunk quicksand-style

    Read More
  • "SPORTSWEAR" GETS A NEW MEANING

    "SPORTSWEAR" GETS A NEW MEANING

    Perhaps there is hope for the jersey-wearing, sports fan in your life after all: ESPN The Magazine has gotten in touch with its modish side for an inaugural Style Report issue hitting newsstands this week reports MediaBistro’s FishbowlNY. The mag’s VP publishing director Steven Binder said, “This

    Read More
  • TECHNICOLOR MANI-PEDIS

    TECHNICOLOR MANI-PEDIS

    After an especially manic week, your nails are probably in need of some serious attention. Somewhere over the rainbow seems to be the guiding theme in choosing your color right now and sky is the limit with a Pantone-like array of varnishes. Update your standard manicure with cues from starlets rocking

    Read More
  • JORDAN SCOTT ENTERS THE FAMILY BUSINESS

    JORDAN SCOTT ENTERS THE FAMILY BUSINESS

    Dead Poets Society-meets-Gossip Girl in Cracks, a psychological drama opening tonight at the IFC Center. This debut film from Jordan Scott, daughter of legendary director Ridley Scott, was an official selection at the Toronto and London BFI film festivals. Set in a posh British boarding school during

    Read More
  • DREW BARRYMORE BECOMES A SOPHMORE

    DREW BARRYMORE BECOMES A SOPHMORE

    Spring is coming up roses for flower child Drew Barrymore, who just wrapped starring in the eco-pic Whales. Following her 2009 directorial debut in the girl-power, roller-derby flick Whip It, Barrymore will direct her second movie How to Be Single for New Line according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    Read More
  • FEATS OF CLAY

    FEATS OF CLAY

    Organized by the Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud, A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewelry (through Sept. 4) opened at the Museum of Arts and Design on March 15. This multifaceted exhibit focuses on the versatile nature of crafting adornments from ceramics such as porcelain. Of this unconventional

    Read More
  • FLATIRON "FELIZ" HOUR

    FLATIRON "FELIZ" HOUR

    Just a month shy of its two-year anniversary, the super-hip Flatiron eatery Aldea is launching a special happy hour: Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm settle into one of the eight white seats at the bar and enjoy gratis Portuguese "petiscos” small plate when you order up a cocktail or glass

    Read More
  • IRISH EYES SMILE FOR PATRICK MCMULLAN

    IRISH EYES SMILE FOR PATRICK MCMULLAN

    Perhaps no lensman is more famous for event photography than Patrick McMullan. However, for St. Patrick’s Day, New York City’s resident patron saint of fashionable party pics throws his own annual bash—and, yes, the photos will be posted on PatrickMcMullan.com. The free event at Pacha has an open-to-the-public

    Read More
  • MODEL CITIZEN

    MODEL CITIZEN

    Less than week before the premiere of Dancing With the Stars on March 21, supermodel Petra Nemcova, who famously survived the 2004 tsunami in Thailand, considered leaving the show to go to Japan reports the New York Post. A year following her experience with tragedy, she founded The Happy Hearts Foundation

    Read More
  • PRIMA BALLERINA

    PRIMA BALLERINA

    Ballet has certainly returned to center stage it seems: First there was Black Swan, then Kanye West’s video Runaway, then high-bun hairdo's on the Fall 2011 runways, and now comes Oh Land, the next big thing in what can only be termed "ballerina mania.” This former ballerina from Denmark, who divides

    Read More
  • SHE'S GOT LEGS

    SHE'S GOT LEGS

    Everyone has a lazy day, even Amanda Hearst. In her What I Wore fashion capsule in the Sunday Styles, the associate market editor and Marie Claire blogger revealed DKNY tights are her easy, go-to wardrobe staple. She explained to Chloe Malle of the New York Times, “I was still kind of groggy from

    Read More
  • TYRA BANK'S NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHES

    TYRA BANK'S NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHES

    Will she be the next Oprah? In her manifesto-like mission statement, the outspoken model-turned-TV personality Tyra Banks announced, “It's time for a fashion and beauty revolution! Beauty is not one size, one shade, one style, one color: YOU are beauty and typeF.com is the beginning of a movement

    Read More
  • TEXT JAPAN SOME LOVE

    TEXT JAPAN SOME LOVE

    In the wake of the 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked Japan on March 11, the country remains struggling with mass devastation. For those who would like to help, the Huffington Post has compiled a list of charities and goodwill organizations that are mobilizing to aid Japan. Like with

    Read More
  • DETOUR-WORTHY LONG ISLAND

    DETOUR-WORTHY LONG ISLAND

    Just a few weeks after the announcement that the new Great Gatsby movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Baz Luhrmann, a film luminary known for his appreciation of high-concept wardrobing, will be shot in Australia for release next year, the New York Times reports that the 25-room Gilded

    Read More
  • COMING UP ORCHIDS

    COMING UP ORCHIDS

    Spring is decidedly in the air, which might have you looking for ways to reincorporate fresh flowers into your daily routine. When deli bouquets start to feel a tad pedestrian, head to The Orchid Show: On Broadway (Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm; through April 25) at the New York Botanical Gardens for inspiration.

    Read More
  • BOOK A SOHO STAYCATION

    BOOK A SOHO STAYCATION

    Nightlife impresarios Amy Sacco, Nur Khan, and stylist Brad Goreski were among the downtown denizens that came out to fete the opening of the new Mondrian Soho last Thursday—a hotel which has been garnering buzz since hosting V Magazine’s Fashion Week party in February. For the foodie-inclined, the

    Read More
  • NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN'S FLORAL EXTRAVAGANZA

    NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN'S FLORAL EXTRAVAGANZA

    Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot more temperatures beginning with 4’s and 5’s on our weather report, which means that spring is almost here! What better way to celebrate than by taking in some gorgeous greenery? For its ninth annual Orchid Show, the New York Botanical Garden turned to Broadway for

    Read More
  • PUNK AND HIP-HOP PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE MORRISON HOTEL

    PUNK AND HIP-HOP PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE MORRISON HOTEL

    The Morrison Hotel Gallery is unveiling a new exhibit today called "Catch the Beat: The Roots of Punk & Hip Hop," which features the photography of Janette Beckman and David Corio. The pair spent the 70s and 80s documenting punk and hip hop culture as they freelanced for London’s rival weekly

    Read More
  • NEW YORK'S IN-STORE DINING EXPERIENCE

    NEW YORK'S IN-STORE DINING EXPERIENCE

    Shopping can be exhausting, which is why we have Blanches @ DKNY Madison, and why we’re always happy to come across a store with a hidden restaurant inside. The Village Voice has ranked some of New York City’s best in-store dining experiences, and while they missed Blanches, it’s no surprise that

    Read More
  • BEHOLD | EMMANUELLE ALT'S FIRST FRENCH VOGUE COVER

    BEHOLD | EMMANUELLE ALT'S FIRST FRENCH VOGUE COVER

    Emmanuelle Alt’s first French Vogue cover is out, and it looks a bit softer than the leather-and-bondage images we’re used to seeing in the fashion glossy. April’s issue features Gisele frolicking around St. Barth’s in a lacy white dress and minimal accessories. The model rocks wind-swept hair and

    Read More
  • THE MACY'S DAY PARADE IS GETTING A MOVIE

    THE MACY'S DAY PARADE IS GETTING A MOVIE

    It would take a whole lot of convincing for us to brave the crowds and freezing weather to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. That’s why we catch it on TV! But now we have even more viewing options, since Macy’s has just signed on to create a major movie based on the event. It sounds like the

    Read More
  • HAVE YOU MET THE BUMBY'S

    HAVE YOU MET THE BUMBY'S

    Performance artists Gill and Jill Bumby have made a name for themselves by putting on masks, hitting up parties, and handing out written assessments of their fellow guests’ outfits. They’re been hired to entertain at events as diverse as Art Basel, New York Fashion Week, and the GQ Super Bowl party

    Read More
  • GUYBROW WAXING IS HAVING A MOMENT

    GUYBROW WAXING IS HAVING A MOMENT

    More and more New York City men are waxing their eyebrows, according to The New York Times. Manhattan eyebrow stylist Ramy Gafni charges $75 for a service he calls “eyebrow sculpting,” which, as he’s quick to point out, is more macho than your typical wax job. “I call it ‘guybrows,’ Gafni said. “I

    Read More
  • RACHEL ZOE NAMED HOLLYWOOD'S TOP STYLIST

    RACHEL ZOE NAMED HOLLYWOOD'S TOP STYLIST

    Rachel Zoe was just named Hollywood's Most Powerful Stylist by The Hollywood Reporter, and she earns up to $10,000 per job, according to one commercial client. But despite her success, the mom-to-be sometimes thinks about slowing down. "I have this visual of me and [her husband] Rodg living in this

    Read More
  • OGLE FRAT BOYS AT SCOPE

    OGLE FRAT BOYS AT SCOPE

    New York City’s SCOPE art fair is underway, and the event’s most popular exhibit isn’t a painting or a sculpture – it’s a box of fraternity brothers! Artist Richie Budd has created "Come On Guy"—an installation featuring several real, living and breathing frat boys locked in a giant Plexiglas box

    Read More
  • NEW BLOG OBSESSION | THE ASSISTANT FILES

    NEW BLOG OBSESSION | THE ASSISTANT FILES

    Daily Front Row recently rolled out a new feature called The Assistant Files, which chronicles the lives of the assistants to some of the fashion industry’s most influential figures. First up is Sergio Kletnoy, Maria Claire editor in chief Joanna Coles’s right hand man. While Kletnoy loves his gig

    Read More
  • INSIDE THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ARCH

    INSIDE THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ARCH

    The Wall Street Journal recently took a peek inside the Washington Square Arch, and returned with some fascinating photos (Spiral staircases! Secret rooms!). Their writer was given a guided tour, and reported back, "I found myself inside the arch, and not just inside it, having entered through a small

    Read More