Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Can't. Wait.
A look inside Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki's favorite karaoke bar...

[via ASVOF]

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Hero

"Is he on, like, Gossip Girl or something?" —President Obama reacting to the boisterous applause mysteriously awarded to one questioner at a town hall in Los Angeles today.

Thnx Jess :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

According to the Daily Star, Michael Jackson is considering having his body plastinated. The procedure is a 5 step process that includes "fixation, dehydration, forced impregnation in a vacuum, and hardening," and I'm sure isn't cheap. Given the fact that Jackson is $24 million in debt, he better hope those sequined gloves sell well...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Barneys New York Embraces Men In Skirts For Spring

Thom Browne modeled by the Virgins' Donald Cumming [via Starworks].

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Joan Didion On the Looming Death of Newspapers

My favorite exchange from last night's '33 Variations' opening night event didn't make it into New York Magazine's Party Lines, so I've decided to include it here...

Me: Are newspapers worth saving?
Joan Didion: [Laughs] Oh, well I think so.

Me: Why do you think so?
Joan Didion: Well, because what else would I read in the morning?

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Fort-Worthy White House

From the latest issue of O: Michelle Obama on her interior decorating style with regard to the White House...

Oprah: ‘How will the decorating style change?’

Michelle: ‘It will reflect our family. I want comfortable sofas, I want art that reflects contemporary and traditional, I want to bring in new American artisans. And we want approachable comfort.’

Oprah: ‘So you can take off your shoes…’

Michelle: ‘And you’ve got to be able to make a fort with the sofa pillows! Everything must be fort-worthy!
Lindsay Lohan is launching a new self-tanner called Sevin Nyne. Lohan may not be able to spell, but at least she's promoting a safe way of attaining her signature perma-tan. [via WWD]
Sexy People

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Socialites Publish Rival Books With Same Boring Premise

"In one corner is Tatiana Boncompagni, 31, vacuum heir Maximilian Hoover's wife, whose novel Hedge Fund Wives hits shelves in May. In the other is Jill Kargman, 34-year-old daughter of former Chanel President Arie Kopelman, whose roman à clef, The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund, arrives in April," says the NY Post. Each tome follows the life of a hedge-fund wife who catches her husband cheating. "Even their daughters, Ivy Kargman and Valentina Boncompagni-Hoover, are joining the fray. The toddlers slapped and scratched each other at summer playgroup Broadway Babies, according to a witness."
Happy International Women's Day! Sadly (but appropriately), today also marks the last ever episode of The L Word. Any final bets as to who killed Jenny Schecter?

Wishing I was back on a boat in the middle of the Baltic right about now...

Friday, March 6, 2009

Swan Song

Olivier Theyskens' last collection for Nina Ricci was in a word: perfection. What I wouldn't give to wear any of these ensembles. And don't get me started on the boots...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Je t'aime

[via Jak and Jil]
Andrew Elliot's Index of the Ordinary.

[via Refinery29]
A sneak peek at the MoMA's new website, which launches tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

One thing Nicolas Sarkozy and over 16 million Chinese citizens have in common: philately.
From this...

to this...


American Boy

Hedi Slimane for Vogue Homme Japan.
Alisa Gould-Simon is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn.