Thursday, February 25, 2016

Style Inspiration: Lola Kirke

Lola Kirke in Chloe. Photo by Robert Maxwell for W Magazine.

I recently watched Noah Baumbach's Mistress America and was so charmed by Lola Kirke's performance that I had to see what all the buzz was about Mozart in the Jungle, and so far I'm loving it. Clever writing, stellar cast and such a fresh way of creating drama and humor around the world of classical music.

"Lola’s a strange combination of innocence and worldliness. That conflict is great to watch." - Jason Schwartzman, co-creator Mozart in the Jungle

At 25, Lola is one of those burgeoning actresses who inevitably end up in those "One to Watch" sections of magazines (or blogs -- ahem, as the case may be). But I think she has a sort of gift for comedy and an on-screen charisma to back it up, though her first big break was actually a small dramatic role in Gone Girl.

 Kirke and her older sisters Jemima and Domino.

She has an unfussy natural beauty and style that could probably be credited to her stylish mom Lorraine, owner of the West Village vintage shop Geminola. In terms of her current go-to fashion looks at the moment, she says she wears a lot of vintage and, "I love Wendy Nichol, but I can’t really wear that every day because it’s all leather. But German house sandals and leather jackets—those are things that I like."

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Through the Lens: Dree Hemingway in Harper's Bazaar UK

Shades of Blue: Dree Hemingway in Fendi. Photograph by Erik Madigan Heck.

Dree Hemingway graces the cover and pages of Harper's Bazaar UK in a beautiful editorial shot by Erik Madigan Heck and styled by Leith Clark, called "A Fine Vintage." The cover even reads: "Fashion travels back in time," and the intro to the editorial reads:

Paillettes, lamé and a hint of times array of embellished modern classics.

She wears beautiful vintage-inspired pieces by Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Etro, to name a few. The stunning photo of her in blue above is my favorite; it looks like a painting. The looks strike me as a combination of two different types of styles from the 1960s -- the free-spirited bohemian and the more structured and feminine style. Here are some of my favorite looks from the 22-page spread.


Friday, February 12, 2016

Style Inspiration: The Black Bow Tie

Nora Zehetner photographed by Jan-Willem Dikkers for Issue Magazine.

I recently stumbled upon these gorgeous photos of Nora Zehetner from Issue Magazine -- you may know of Nora from her role in the indie Brick, or appearances on Mad Men, Everwood or Heroes, to name a few. Although, it seems she appears just as frequently in television as she does in fashion campaigns or the style/parties section of Vogue. I think she's stunning and has a classic sort of style that balances masculine and feminine so well.
"I'm a bit of a tomboy, but I'm also as girly as they come. I never met a sparkle, or a bow, or a stripe I didn't like, but I also enjoy minimalism. I guess I just really, really like to play dress up."
I particularly love this feminine bow tie with a blouse look, one that Brigitte Bardot definitely perfected in the 1960s. I can't really pull it off for fear of looking too much like a school girl, but I love it on just about everyone else.

L-R: Brigitte Bardot in Viva Maria!, 1965; Greta Garbo in Ninotchka, 1939; Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent in 1966; We Wore What blogger Danielle Bernstein; Alexa Chung; Olivia Palermo.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Through the Lens: Alexa Chung + The Deep End Club

Alexa Chung, the modern day flower child in a t-shirt by The Deep End Club.

I first heard of Tennessee Thomas when she was the drummer for the Los Angeles band The Like. She's popped up in numerous magazines, music videos, TV and films since then -- a small part as a drummer in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, a drummer in the star-studded Jenny Lewis music video for Just One of the Guys, a drummer on an episode of Elvis Costello's Spectacle (ok, one guess as to what instrument she played in The Like).

Tennessee Thomas and Alexa Chung - the pals are clearly a sixties throwback.

She's also a store owner, to a highly curated, sixties-inspired boutique in the East Village called The Deep End Club -- the kind of place she describes as not only a shop, but a community and clubhouse. It's the type of place where you can learn how to make flower crowns but also join like-minded people for a Bernie Sanders trivia night.
"I want it to be a place where music, art, and design converge – a place to give exposure to the artists in our community, which I’m the most passionate about." 
I've actually been to an event at the Deep End Club and saw such a who's who of cool kids -- including Alexa Chung herself -- that the insecure high schooler was re-awakened in me and I wanted to turn and flee in the other direction (but not before buying the kind of awesome gems the store stocks, like a vintage paperback of A Hard Day's Night or one of those L'ecole Des Femmes oui t-shirts).

It seems apropos that Tennessee would have a fashion collection of her own that will launch this New York Fashion Week with support from her best bud Alexa, who appeared in the lookbook wearing the kind of threads that have Marianne Faithfull written all over it

L-R: Marianne Faithfull; Pattie Boyd; models in the 1960s; Francoise Hardy; Jane Birkin; Jean Shrimpton

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Through the Lens: Old School Selfies

Ethel Kennedy and Jackie and John F. Kennedy in 1954.

The selfie -- a phenomenon so popular right now that it's easy to forget it was also a thing in the past. Here are a couple of fun ones from back in the day -- who knew the Beatles were so into selfies!
Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter? - Pablo Picasso

 L-R: Paul McCartney; George Harrison; John Lennon; Ringo Starr; Frank Sinatra; Sammy Davis Jr. and Jerry Lewis; Stanley Kubrick; Pattie Boyd; Sammy Davis Jr.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Through the Lens: Dakota Johnson in The Edit

Dakota Johnson wears a dress by House of Holland and a hat by Gucci. Photo by Laurie Bartley.

Is it just me, or is Dakota Johnson giving off major Faye Dunaway-as-Bonnie Parker vibes (this keeps coming up! Also previously referenced here)? What I'm really loving about this look is the 1970s-inspired prints with this 1930s style -- a great fashion crossover.

You probably live under a rock if you don't already know the basics about Dakota Johnson -- daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, star of Fifty Shades of Grey. She also has a comedy coming out this month with Rebel Wilson and Leslie Mann, How to Be Single. I actually think she has rather good comedic timing based on some interviews I've seen (and even in certain parts of Fifty Shades she seems downright amused by the dialogue...who can blame her).

“In real life, I feel like [Dakota] would eat Christian Grey. She would suspend him from the ceiling and smack him open like a piñata.” - Co-star Leslie Mann

If you feel like seeing more of her work in the meantime, check out Sam Boyd's short film In a Relationship. You can read her full interview with The Edit here.

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