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 writers, religion, and plays and playwrights. She wanted to reupholster her reading chair in yellow leather, but it was “really expensive, so we cheaped out and did vinyl,” she says.

Cafiero bought this iron garden table at an auction. “I really wanted a country-in-the-city vibe in here,” says Sevigny.

Sevigny found this Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis wallpaper before she started working with Cafiero. “It had a seventies Wasp-y vibe,” she says.

This steering wheel is one of two nautically themed mirrors in the powder room; the other, above the toilet, is in the shape of a porthole. “Boys love looking at themselves in that thing,” says Sevigny. “They think it’s hilarious.”

The neon pentagram in Sevigny’s bedroom is by Hanna Liden, a young New York artist. She got it to balance out the many crosses on her walls, including one covered in black lace above her bed. “I like crosses,” she says. “I was raised Catholic, so I don’t know, I have an affinity.”

source: nymag

Back to the Future #2

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 – $35.00

6) Kate Bosworth in Prabal Gurung at Vanity Fair Oscar Party – 80’s The Starry Night Dress – €39.90

7) Ashley Olsen in Vintage Christian Dior at The Met Gala – 80’s Flamboyant Black and White Cocktail Dress – $49.00

8) Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture at Academy Awards – Victor Costa 70’s Silk Goddess Gown – $625.00

9) Michelle Willams in Vera Wang at Academy Awards - 70’s Sweet Sorbet Yellow Grecian Gown – $64.00

10) Florence Welch in Valentino at Academy Awards – 70’s Dusty Rose Victorian Style Lace Dress – $120.00

11) Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta at Golden Globe Awards – 80’s Satin Pink Huge Bow Pleated Black Gown – $98.00

12) Julianne Moore in Chanel at Golden Globe Awards – Lillie Rubin 80’s Draped Black Crepe Evening Dress with Ruffles – $69.99

13) Zoe Saldana in Marios Schwab at Vanity Fair Oscar Party – 60’s Black Chiffon Sheer Silver Glitter Evening Gown – $165.00

14) Michelle Williams in Jason Wu at Golden Globe Awards – 80’s Black Velvet Floral Long Sleeved Backless Evening Dress – $44.00

15) Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein at SAGA – 50’s Bright Blue Hourglass Evening Gown with Mermaid Hem – $125.00

16) Ariel Winter in Dolce&Gabbana at Golden Globe Awards – 50’s Lavender Purple Tulle and Black Lace Dress – $189.99

17) Julie Bowen in Reem Acra at Golden Globe Awards – 50’s Dusky Pink Satin Lace Party Gown – $108.00

18) Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen at Golden Globe Awards – Victor Costa Sculptural Red Strapless Gown – $295.00

19) Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad at Academy Awards – 30’s Blush Pink Satin Dress with Subtle Stripes – $225.00

20) Jessica Chastain in Monique Lhuillier at Coriolanus Premiere – Vintage Metallic Lace Evening Gown – $188.00

21) Alexandra Edenborough in Roberto Cavalli at Academy Awards – 70’s Strapless Vintage Sequined Gown – $85.00

22) Rachel Zoe in Marc Jacobs at The MET Gala – 60’s Chiffon Empire Waist Jeweled Gown – $338.00

23) Meryl Streep in Lanvin at Academy Awards – 80’s Metallic Copper Sequin Covered Silk Open Back Evening Dress – $129.99

24) Viola Davis in Marchesa at SAGA – 50’s Gold Long Rose Designed Strapless Evening Gown – £250.00

25) Sandra Bullock in Jenny Peckham at Golden Globe Awards – 50’s Pink Satin & Lace Long Party Dress – $255.00

26) Kyra Sedgwick in Emilio Pucci at SAGA – Victor Costa Red Velvet and Satin Gown – $298.00

27) Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli at Golden Globe Awards - Jessica McClintock Lace Strapless Wedding Gown – $248.00

28) Milla Jovovich in Salvatore Ferragamo at The Three Musketeers Premiere – Sequin Trophy Draped Gown with Low Cut Back – $135.00

29) Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab at Emmys – 40’s Black Lace Full Line Gown with Boned, Beaded and Sequin Bodice – £160.00

30) Kate Hudson in Oscar de la Renta at Bride Wars Premiere – 50’s Black & White Cocktail Dress with Full Skirt and Nipped Waist – $265.00

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

Home Ec & DIY

If you are broke and a fashion freak at the same time like me, then you are familiar with the endless search for the cheap & diy. My long lost love for a Dries Van Noten denim shirt with black bodice and a Pamela Love ring has led me to a little brain storming; former was easy considering I just wrapped a black vest around my loyal denim shirt.

Believe it or not but that car is almost as old as me! It was broken for several days and I literally felt deficient.

The harder one, the one that cost me 2 days and 4 finger scratches, was the DIY Pamela Love inspired pyramid lapis ring. It is fairly skewed and weapony sharp but I am proud with the result. Unfortunately I can not give the hints of the DIY because I did it in a fully equipped atelier as a part of my jewelry design course, but I can say that it is actually an easy piece to craft.

Pamela Love Lapis Pyramid Ring – $253.00