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Need least, want most of the week

Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 7.00.33 PMI can’t even count the ways I love this batshit genius Tsumori Chisato wallet.

Posted on November 3rd, 2013 1 Comment

RIP Lou Reed

Farewell to the New Yorkiest of New York rockers, and rest in peace. I’ll miss knowing I walk the streets of the same city as you.

Posted on October 27th, 2013 5 Comments

Ten Thousand Things: an homage and a very exciting giveaway


Before Ten Thousand Things became part of my life, I never quite related to the peculiar kind of spell that comes over a women when she encounters a ring, or a bangle, or a pendant she needs suddenly and desperately to own. But  that’s because previous to Ten Thousand Things, I never quite understood jewelry’s power to transform. No other adornment is nearly so personal, or has the capacity to make us feel not just prettier or more stylish, but actually more self-assured and stronger, too. David Rees and Ron Anderson, the designers behind Ten Thousand Things, have gotten this from the start. Their shapes are very feminine and organic, and elegant as the day is long. You feel more like a woman the moment you put them on.

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Which is probably why they’ve managed to amass one very fabulous following—several members of which agreed to be shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for a special 20th Anniversary portfolio featuring special one-of-a-kind pieces—which are all being auctioned to the charity of the wearer’s choice.

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How fantastic does dancer/writer/all around legend Heather Watts look here? There are some hot young cookies in this portfolio (Kristen Stewart, a couple of super-big models), but to me, the most compelling shots are all of ladies who’ve been kicking around the block a for a bit. You look in their eyes, and you just know there’s something interesting going on behind them.


And now we get to celebrate too! In honor of their big birthday, Ron and David (who, full disclosure, are my pals, and two of the loveliest and deathly funny guys  this town has ever seen) have given me this gorgeous keshi pearl necklace to give away to one very lucky reader. All you need to do is describe in the comments below the most meaningful piece of jewelry you own. Those of you who don’t wear jewelry can get creative and describe anything in your life that has tailsman-like powers. Deadline is noon Thursday.

Posted on February 25th, 2013 207 Comments

Happy 80th birthday, Yoko Ono

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Long may your freak flag fly.

Posted on February 18th, 2013 1 Comment

Ladies’ night

Certain things are just so cool it’s hard to believe the guys in charge actually gave them the go-ahead. Like, for instance, the fact that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Golden Globes. Awards shows are awards shows, and it always pays to manage one’s expectations, but still! How can this not turn out pretty stupendous?

Posted on October 15th, 2012 13 Comments

All Hail Connie Britton

And thank all that is good and right in the world that the woman who brought to life the wonder that was Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights is back with a new series. Nashville, which premieres tonight on ABC, has Britton, 45, playing  a country music queen whose career has gone a bit thin, and who is pressured into touring with a tarty upstart played by Hayden Panettiere.  It’s perfect casting all around. Tami Taylor was the resident Class Act of Friday Night Lights and maybe the soul of the show; Coach Taylor’s sexy, warm and deeply decent wife who you did not want to cross. And Panettiere as an auto-tuned-to-a-fare-thee-well trollop who leads with her tits and has a mean streak as big as Texas? This feels pretty right too.


Posted on October 10th, 2012 3 Comments