Month: April 2012

Chloë Sevigny’s East Village Co-op

There’s plenty of room for a feline companion in the 1862 East Village garden co-op Sevigny bought seven years ago, shortly after filming the pilot for Big Love. She’d spent her twenties cycling through apartments—ten or so, all told, the last of which was a tiny high-rise studio subletted from fellow actress Natasha Lyonne. “I came here with literally no furniture because the place I lived before this was, like, 200 square feet,” she says, and she didn’t exactly have time to decorate. On breaks from Big Love, Sevigny would buy a lamp here and a mirror there from David Cafiero, who runs the tiny by-appointment antiques store Cafiero Select in Cooper Square, and who helped decorate her brother Paul’s club, the Beatrice Inn. “We’re both from New England,” says Sevigny. “He’s really inspired by the sea, and I grew up on the water. I was like, ‘Ahhh. I wish I could just live in his store!’ ” Sevigny’s bookshelves are organized by section: fine art, punk-rock style, autobiographies of actresses and directors, American writers, French …


Back to the Future #2

I don’t know if you remember the first “Back to the Future” post which I compared 30 splendid vintage gowns that resemble, or maybe even inspired, the most remarkable or recent red carpet looks, but I do, and I’ve never enjoyed another post as much as that one. Without further ado I present to you Back to the Future Vol#2 – another 30 remarkable red carpet looks, another 30 vintage gowns that are on sale! 1) Cate Blanchett in John Galliano at Academy Awards – 80’s Beaded Black Silk Gown with Sheer and Embroidered Back – $79.00 2) Mila Kunis in Elie Saab at Academy Awards – 40’s Lavender Sequined Lace Dress – $180.00 3) Scarlett Johannson in Elie Saab at Golden Globe Awards – 80’s Beaded Champagne Gown – $145.00 4) Jennifer Lawrence in Ralph Lauren at The Hunger Games Premiere – Carmen Marc Valvo Couture 90’s Gold Lace Evening Gown – $95.00 5) Natalie Portman in Lanvin at Golden Globe Awards – Jessica McClintock 80’s Iridescent Magenta Matte Strapless Satin Evening Gown – …

Bling Show

My arms today; I particularly avoid using the -you know- term for lets say the jungle of bracelets and bangles etc, because as a former lawyer I know that the afore-not-mentioned term is legally owned by Leandra Medine – aka The Man Repeller, and one should not use it without crediting her. I don’t think a lot of bloggers or sites in general are aware of this situation. Though now that I credited her I think I can use the term. Anyways, I like to dress up my arms when I don’t feel like jewelling up any other part of my body. Watch from Urban Outfitters, worm cuff from Mr Kate, chains are vintage, spike bracelet from ASOS, rhinestone and the snake looking clasp are from a local jewelry shop, the metal pyramid spike cuff is from GPSHardware