August 22 2014

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At Proenza Schouler, “More About An Attitude Than Anything Else”


For its Fall campaign, Proenza Schouler called up one of its favorites from the ranks. “We wanted to focus this season’s campaign on the Proenza Schouler girl,” Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez said. “It was more about an attitude than anything else.” Few girls bring the PS attitude better than Canada-to-Bushwick transplant Meghan Collison, who’s been a mainstay of the duo’s runway shows. (She closed Fall’s.) Alasdair McLellan shot the new images, styled by Proenza Schouler runway stylist Marie Chaix. They’ll appear in select Fall fashion issues, including Love‘s (out now), and debut this week on

Photos: Alasdair McLellan / Courtesy of Proenza Schouler

Model Slash: Painter Codie Young


With her dreamy gaze, swanlike neck, and flowing tresses, Codie Young looks like something out of a Renaissance painting, but her watercolors have an altogether different, almost grotesque beauty about them. The 19-year-old Aussie model had her breakthrough runway season just over a year ago, and has been busy ever since. In addition to appearing in Jil Sander Navy’s latest Fall ads, Young also landed the new Marc Jacobs Dot fragrance campaign, which is “the biggest success in my career so far,” she told She’s proven herself to be a formidable force in editorials, too, with recent spreads in Vogue Japan, 10 Magazine, and Dazed & Confused, among others. Young particularly liked working with photographer Daniel Jackson on the conceptual Dazed one (left). “It was inspired by fashion illustrator Rene Gruau’s drawings, and as a painter myself, I really appreciated that,” she said. “I prefer editorials that have an interesting story or are kind of creepy.”

Young was crouching over canvases with a palette and brushes long before she ever set foot on a runway. “Painting is something I’ve always done since my childhood and studied in school,” she said. “At one point, I nearly failed my classes because I only painted what I wanted to, instead of meeting requirements.” She loves portrait painting even though, she says, “I’m actually not a people person at all. I’m kind of shy and socially awkward, so instead of talking, I’ll stare and observe faces. But I’m also fascinated with backbones, which we were given to stand strong and ribcages that protect our fragile hearts.” Earlier this month, Young completed a portrait of a Kayan Lahwi tribal woman that took her twelve hours over the course of three days. But generally, because she’s rushing around from one modeling job to another, she focuses on small-scale projects that she can knock off in two or three hours. “Even though I’m very busy, I always make the effort to keep putting out art because I think it’s important to have something aside from your job to be passionate about—otherwise it can get to your head,” Young says. “Art is my escape.” She recently moved to the East End of London but avoided Olympics mania by ducking out of town for a family vacation before the onslaught of fashion week in September. Here, one of Young’s works. To learn more about the model, follow her personal blog.

Photos: Courtesy of Codie Young

Hamptons Liv-ing


In between a weekend packed with events, not to mention the kick-off of London’s Olympic Games, partygoers in the Hamptons made it out Friday night for the Cinema Society and’s beachside screening of director Jake Schreier’s latest effort, Robot & Frank. After dinner by Gabby Karan and Gianpaolo de Felice’s Tutto il Giorno restaurant, the guests and the film’s stars, Susan Sarandon, Frank Langella, Liv Tyler, and James Marsden cozied up on the white couches and blankets by the pool to watch the film, about an ex-jewel thief (Langella) who gets a robot companion (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard), who eventually becomes his heist-mate. “It was very low budget—we were all in that house and there was a 110-degree heat wave and we had no air conditioning and no trailers,” Tyler told “That poor robot was baking in the heat,” Sarandon added before the movie got underway. “I found the robot to be easier than some of the people I have worked with.”

While the crowd watched the film outside to the sounds of waves crashing on the beach, Barbara Walters and a few other curious guests snuck inside Jerry and Judy Della Femina’s East Hampton home to get a glimpse of the Opening Ceremony. “I don’t have a television so I have to make an effort to see the Olympics,” Sarandon admitted once the screening ended. “There are always so many beautiful stories though. My son-in-law Kyle Martino is actually calling the soccer for MSNBC, and I don’t know how much Ping-Pong they will show, but I know some of the team that is from the U.S., so I am curious to see that.” (Sarandon is one of the celebrity world’s biggest supporters of table tennis, as a part owner of New York’s Spin Ping-Pong club.)

Saturday would see the annual Super Saturday yard sale and fundraiser for ovarian cancer in Water Mill, but Liv Tyler wasn’t up to face the crowds. “I’m having Super Saturday at my house,” she joked. “I’m renting a farm house here this summer and I like to push wheelbarrows around and ride my pickup truck. That’s my favorite thing—driving all around town in my pickup truck, listening to music from the tape player. With everyone else driving around in their Range Rovers, it’s pretty funny.”

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Celeste And Jesse Forever—And Scott, Too


For a decidedly low-key spin on the big-ticket movie spectacle, Band of Outsiders queued up the concessions stand and a taco truck Saturday night to accompany their screening of Sundance favorite, Celeste and Jesse Forever. For Rashida Jones, who both stars alongside Andy Samberg and makes her screenwriting debut, the pairing with Band was a foregone conclusion. “Scott [Sternberg] has such great taste in film and fashion, and it was something we had talked about before the movie was even sold,” she said. A longtime fan of the line, Jones even enlisted Sternberg’s help to outfit her and co-star Elijah Woods in the film. And as a first-time screenwriter, getting the Band imprimatur was a confidence-boost too. “It’s the ultimate vote of confidence,” she said.

For Will McCormack, who co-wrote the script with Jones, the screening meant bringing the film back to its roots—and the city that features prominently in the film. “There’s no place like home,” he enthused to the crowd of family, friends and local L.A. faces including Jones’ Parks and Recreation co-star Adam Scott, Marisa Tomei, Rosemarie DeWitt (both pictured above, with Jones), stylist Jessica de Ruiter, and Vena Cava’s Sophie Buhai. “We hope you like it,” said McCormack, to which Jones said with a smile, “and if you don’t, just be like, you made a movie. That’s awesome!”

Photo: Todd Williamson / Invision / AP

Fair Leather Fan


What’s not to like about model Lea T‘s off-duty get-up? Lea’s street-style look serves as a reminder that a basic leather miniskirt can be the perfect transition piece. And with New York fashion week just a little over a month away, you can never have too many of those in your wardrobe. The catwalker paired her easy-to-wear leather skirt with an iconic Givenchy Rottweiler T-shirt from the Fall 2011 menswear collection and knee-high boots from the pre-Fall range (which are almost completely sold out at Barneys and Net-a-Porter). Here, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite leather numbers to get her look now.

From top left to right: T by Alexander Wang miniskirt, $425, available at; Milly “Delphine” skirt, $495, available at; Theyskens’ Theory textured-leather skirt, $635, available at; 3.1 Phillip Lim zip skirt, $695, available at

Photos: Tommy Ton (Lea T)/ Courtesy Photos