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2012 January 13
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Here's a look at 28 year-old Agyness Deyn as Flo, a "strong-minded stipper" in the upcoming remake of Pusher. She recently told The Evening Standard: "When I did Pusher in the summer, it was like: this is what I'm supposed to be doing. I just loved it so much and it excites me to be able to do it. I want to do it as much as posible--film, theatre, everything." Deyn makes her West End debut next month, playing promiscuous "free spirit" Paula in The Leisure Society. Break a leg, Aggy!
2012 January 13
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Last night, Diane Kruger arrived at the 17th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles in a gorgeous Prada gown from Spring 2012. Heaven! We're also so impressed that her lipstick and clutch match the pink on the step and repeat. Now that is attention to detail! Well played, love.
2012 January 13
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Three cheers for The Beverly Room! Founder Mauri Weakley is back post-holidays with a trove of poppy-colored treasures. Without further ado!
Winter and her 20 degree temperatures has finally arrived in New York. I, however, keep jetting away--via day dream--to lands of sand and sun, cabanas and coconuts, and large sweeping bodies of water. Perhaps my daydreams (and the resort collections!) are influencing my vintage purchases which seem to increasingly consist of these beautiful, bright handmade ethnic pieces.
Embroidery? Check. Volume? Check. Ruffles? Check. Flowers? Check. Strange little pictorial scenes? Err...check. All so feminine and each has their own unique story to tell. After all, they did belong to another woman before they came into my life, and will soon be passed on to another.
This is perhaps one of the biggest draws to vintage for me, and I assume to many who collect. Imagining the woman who wore this before you: who she was, what she did, where she traveled. In fact, traveling is one of the most fascinating things about previous generations, and more importantly how and what they bought and brought back with them when they did. They went to Japan and came back with authentic kimonos, to Italy for beautiful Italian leather goods, and to Mexico for hand-embroidered blouses. Often times I get to see a woman's collection as a whole, and it always warms my heart to see these one-off pieces--like little punctuations, bought on honeymoons, family vacations, and business trips around the world.
This week I bring you several pieces from a well-traveled woman with an inspiring story to tell. A woman who moved to New York City from Atlanta at the age of 85 after her husband passed. She sold her house and bought an apartment in Manhattan. She said to me in her thick deep southern drawl, "I'd always dreamed of moving to New York, and figured what the hell. There's only one life to live and if I'm on my way out, I might as well go out with a bang." Needless to say, I LOVED her, and what a wonderful story to tell!
To shop the entire collection online, go to TheBeverlyRoom.com or visit Mauri at The Beverly Room inside the Garage on 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues every Saturday and Sunday.
2012 January 13
Neapolitan owner Kelly Golden is back with her best bets to keep you warm and stylish during the brutal months of winter.
"Colder temperatures don’t mean having to sacrifice style. Invest in a coat that’s modern yet functional. Moncler and Prada consistently make chic down coats and Ferragamo had some great ones this season, as well. Etro showed long coats with removable fur collars, which become perfect for wearing casual or dressed-up. Add life to a darker coat with a colorful scarf. While cashmere scarves are always cozy, silk scarves will keep you warm too. Loewe and Dior make vivid-colored classic shapes or you can opt for a trendy McQueen version. For another idea, skip the necklace and tie a scarf over a dress or sweater. For snowy weather, Chloe’s rubber bottom wedge boots are ideal. The buckle detail and yellow stitching add stylish elements and the rubber soles provide traction. You can also add rubber to the bottom of your favorite boots to improve their life during winter. Most of us love leather gloves. This year we saw an update with leather and knit combinations, which are some of my favorites. Hopefully, these tips will help brighten your mood during these dreary months!"
2012 January 12
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Golf, anyone? Karlie Kloss and Simon Nessman appear in Americana Manhasset's (Long Island's destination luxury shopping center) upcoming book, I Love Americana (dropping in early Feburary) as the quintessential 1950s family with a little girl, twin baby boys and a collie named Saddy. Their kitchy campaign for Spring was shot in Los Angeles at Cadillac Jack's Drive-In, two '50s homes, and on the Malibu coast line. Too cute.
2012 January 12
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We're sad to see that The Daily News' Gatecrasher is reporting that Calvin Klein and Nick Gruber are dunzo. A source tells them that the couple, who started dating in 2010, are "on a break" and "want to get back together, but who knows?" Earlier this week The Village Voice reported that nightlife promoter Daniel Nardicio recently had a meeting with Gruber to discuss his future and a potential Playgirl spread, but the magazine couldn't see the value in featuring him. "I told them the value is in the interview, not the pics, although the kid's back in shape and looking great," Nardicio told Michael Musto. We also learn a little more about the boys early days in love: "He's been very open with me about how he and Calvin met (he was a serviceman and would sneak off base to meet Calvin). He was pretty open about his sexual past, and is thinking of becoming a trainer/nutritionist." Let's all hope for a happy ending for these two!
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