15 posts tagged "Andre Balazs"
Long weekends usually mean long drives, thanks to the inevitable crowds heading to their weekend getaway destinations. Not if André Balazs has anything to do with it—the Standard hotelier has brought back his eight-passenger seaplane, StndAIR, for its second year in a row just in time for Memorial Day weekend. In keeping with The Standard cool factor, every passenger will get their choice of one of three styles of Warby Parker sunglasses (and in Parker fashion, a pair of prescription glasses is distributed to one of the billion people worldwide without access to affordable eyewear) upon boarding the weekend flight, which departs from the East River. Forty-five minutes later, and perhaps a few glasses of André Balazs Reserve Beach Rosé down, you are in East Hampton. And if you want an anything-but-standard experience, you can now book StndAIR for charter services to any port within 300 miles of Manhattan.
A one-way flight on StndAIR is $525. To find out more, visit www.stndair.com.
André Balazs, Waris Ahluwalia, Jeremy Scott, and Simon Doonan are now working for Playboy. The guys have been asked to pick out their favorite moment from the archives, going all the way back to the magazine’s launch in 1953, for the new iPlayboy app. Of his X-rated pick—the May 1959 cover, Ahluwalia says, “I believe in cleanliness… in groups.” [Nowness]
Last week, Style.com debuted Alexander Wang’s new T campaign, starring Santigold and Spank Rock. Tonight, Wang will light up Manhattan as he unveils his Fall ready-to-wear promotional video, featuring Raquel Zimmermann and sounds by SebastiAn and M.I.A., projected from trucks onto the sides of buildings from the Upper West Side to the Meatpacking District. The screening of the “gritty and raw” clip will continue Thursday and Friday. [WWD]
Watch out, Leslie Fremar and Fruit of the Loom. Hanes—a name synonymous with underwear and white cotton T-shirts— is getting into the fashion game, too. The company is set to launch a line of graphic tees in a wide range of styles and colors. [WSJ]