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April 20 2014

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The Spring Collections Are Heating Up—Literally

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It was stiff competition to draw the concert-going crowds last night—with the Dead Weather at Don Hill’s, Robyn and Kelis at Webster Hall, and Arcade Fire in Central Park—but Intermix still managed to get a crowd to its own bash at Skylight Studios. English popsters Locksley and Deluka played for a crowd stylish enough for a music video—which, it turns out, was exactly the idea. “I wanted this to be like U2′s ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’ video,” Intermix founder Khajak Keledjian said.

Bono wasn’t on the premises, but Sophomore’s Chrissie Miller (pictured; she also curated the evening’s music), Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, and Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra all were. And according to the latter, it was a rare night out. “We have the shades drawn, the windows closed. We don’t know what time of day it is. It’s too hot to do anything, so we’re Googling for inspiration,” Tagliapietra said of the weather-induced lockdown he and Costello are under at their Brooklyn abode. But that’s given them plenty of time to focus on their upcoming collection, which they appropriately describe as “influenced by the gestures of nature”—even down to how the recent heat and sun has affected the flora of their neighborhood.

Miller’s inspiration comes more from a summer past than the summer present—the ’82 cult movie Summer Lovers, to be exact. “It’s the worst movie,” she laughs. “But its style is incredible—Darryl Hannah goes to Greece for the summer and wears amazing, comfy beachy tees. I don’t believe in wearing dresses, really, so it fits my ‘dressed-up basic’ vision well.” Her own summer refuge has been Montauk, where she’ll be hosting a Sophomore pop-up shop at the new Cynthia Rowley store this weekend. “I may do something similar for Fashion’s Night Out.” And then? “Paris for fashion week—I don’t take real vacations!” As working vacations go, that one doesn’t sound too bad.

Photo: Courtesy of Intermix

Cynthia Rowley And Friends Take Montauk

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It’s now past noon on Friday of Memorial Day weekend, which means one thing: The L.I.E. is probably already jammed bumper-to-bumper with New Yorkers headed for the Hamptons. When you finally make it out there, at least, you’ll have the reward of Cynthia Rowley’s new Montauk store, which opens this weekend. The vibe of the store—not a pop-up, by the way; it’ll be open year-round—is laid-back and understated, in keeping with Montauk’s status as the un-Hamptons Hampton. “We wanted to be respectful of the chill, rustic vibe of Montauk, where there are no chains—no Starbucks and no McDonalds,” Rowley says. “I just wanted a tiny little shop that would be more relaxed than the rest of the Hamptons.” Inside, you’ll find all of Rowley’s collections, including her recent ones with Roxy, and a special surfboard she customized with Thomas Meyerhoffer, plus a few items from friends and well-wishers, like laser-cut necklaces by Waris Ahluwalia and candles from Diptyque, CR’s neighbor in the West Village. The gang’s-all-here ethos goes further than a few pieces in-store, too: A small shed outside the shop will be given to a revolving cast of friends to take over as a pop-up, including Chrissie Miller of Sophomore (evidently, this is the Montauk space she mentioned last week); Aaron “A-Ron” Bondaroff; and Brooklynite gourmand William Brown, who’ll stock it with his homemade snacks and jams.

Cynthia Rowley, 696 Montauk Highway, Montauk, N.Y., (631) 668-8076.

Photo: Courtesy of Cynthia Rowley

Soho’s Hot New Chinese Import (Some Assembly Required)

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There was a little bit of confusion last night at the opening party for Shanghai-based retailer JNBY’s new Soho shop. Finding it wasn’t the issue—it’s prime Soho territory, after all—but figuring out the clothes occasionally was. “I thought this was a tank top, but when I got it home, I realized it was a dress,” laughed Sophomore’s Chrissie Miller, one of the evening’s three JNBY-clad DJs, of her mini black tank. Lissy Trullie (pictured), who performed with her band, liked her JNBY outfit, too, though she also shared the confusion. “It’s very, very comfortable,” she said of her fringed black dress and jersey-and-leather moto jacket. “I love the jacket…which I think I put on the right way. It’s cool and slim to the arms, so it’s good for playing.” Puzzling or not, Cassie Coane, who also did a turn at the decks, put her finger on the label’s appeal: “It’s comfortable, plain, and looks good on anyone.”

Rapper Asher Roth and designers Anna Sheffield, Catherine Holstein, and Moises de la Renta were among those who came by for a look—though admittedly, there wasn’t a ton to look at. (The clothes were relegated to a single rack in the largely raw space.) But that should be remedied before this Saturday’s public opening. Good thing, too, as everyone seems to have summer plans in sight already. Trullie’s next album will be out at the end of the summer, and Miller is heading out to Montauk once warm weather sets in. “I’m not supposed to say this, but we might do a pop-up shop,” she told us. “We’re also going to do another video lookbook soon. And this time, it’s going to be scripted.”

JNBY opens this Saturday at 75 Greene St., NYC.

Photo: David X Prutting/Patrick McMullan

Sophomore Celebrates Indio Rock

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Chrissie Miller’s Sophomore may be a true-blue New York brand, but everybody deserves a vacation, right? Miller was one of the many East Coasters to head to Indio, Calif., for Coachella, where Sophomore teamed up with Kanon organic vodka to throw a bash for a few friends. Of course, these friends were the likes of Alexander Wang, Josh Hartnett, and Lindsay Lohan. Get your vicarious thrills above and below.

PLUS: For more Coachella style, check out our round-up of the Fest Dressed.

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The Secret To The Creative Life? A Diet Rich In (Pumping) Iron

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Everyone is in Paris or L.A. right now—except, of course, for everyone who isn’t. And pretty much everyone in the latter category turned up to the Bowery Hotel on Friday night to celebrate the new issue of The Journal. Chloë Sevigny, Chrissie Miller, Nate Lowman, Glenn O’Brien—all still in Manhattan! So are Smile guys Carlos Quirarte and Matt Kliegman, who hosted the fête, and so is Journal founder/editor Michael Nevin (pictured, center, with O’Brien, Gina Nanni, and Mary Nevin), who admits that intercontinental travel would probably put a crimp in his workout routine. “That’s how Terry and I bonded, actually—we both go to the same gym, and we’re both kind of obsessed with it,” Nevin explained at the party, speaking of lensman Terry Richardson, whose work appears in the new issue. “The gym seems like the most un-inspiring place in the world,” Nevin added, “but lately it seems to be the place I get all my inspiration. There’s something about the routine, or working your muscles. It sends fresh blood to brain, I guess.”

Photo: Carrie Schatz/PatrickMcMullan.com