August 23 2014

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27 posts tagged "Cynthia Rowley"

Who’s Your Dada?


Conventionally, when someone makes an assertion despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that person is lying. When Olivier Zahm does it, the effect is a little more Dada. “I am not a photographer,” the Purple magazine editor announced last night, at the opening of his first-ever photo show, “I just take pictures.”

You could see him do just that, in fact, as friends such as Terry Richardson and Aurel Schmidt turned up at the packed-to-the-gills Half Gallery on the Lower East Side. Michael Stipe, Cynthia Rowley, and Anouck Lepère and Jefferson Hack could be found in the crowd as well, all of them angling for a view of Zahm’s (mostly) X-rated prints, a few of which would have been familiar to regular readers of the online Purple Diary.

“I have to set a limit—there are things I cannot post,” Zahm noted, explaining why so many of the shots at the show never made it onto the Web. “There are photos that are too sexy to be public. This gallery is public, of course,” he went on, “but it’s also private.” Bien sûr.

Photo: Courtesy of Half Gallery

On Our Radar: Cynthia Rowley’s Embellished Tights


Having already dabbled in sequined dresses, blazers, and shorts, I’ve been on the hunt for new ways to incorporate a dash of sparkle into my everyday look. By the time Miuccia Prada debuted her version on the Miu Miu runway, bejeweled tights were something of a Fall ’09 micro-trend. I love the idea of embellishment on an area usually left plain, and this Cynthia Rowley pair would look great with black leather shorts and a cashmere sweater. Or if I’m feeling extra-bold, I could wear them, à la Miu Miu, with a matching beaded skirt. On second thought, maybe some looks are better left on the catwalk.

$250, available at

Photo: Courtesy of Cynthia Rowley

Surf’s Up, Gaga’s Tour, And More…


Nicole Richie is designing a contemporary clothing line. File under Shocker. [WWD]

Lady Gaga’s upcoming Kanye-free tour will be “the most beautiful, expensive-looking, delicious show.” Would you doubt this woman? [Rolling Stone]

Surfing-inspired gear was a big story on the Spring runways, but Cynthia Rowley, a longtime surfer, was presumably ahead of the trend. Cynthia Rowley for Roxy, her new line of wet suits, board shorts, and dresses (for the all-important post-surf outfit), will be available in March at Barneys and Colette. Le surf, c’est chic. [WWD]

Buying fake goods with real money has long been an online shopper’s guilty pleasure, but Second Life has seen an increase in recession-era spending; in fact, “acquisitive lust rages unabated.” We’d rather save up for the real stuff, but go ahead, blame credit card debt on your avatar. [NYT]

Gilt Groupe’s new site exclusively for men launches today. Online shopping knows no gender bias, so load up on your favorite menswear. [WWD]

Photos: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

The Next Jamie Dornan, Rowley’s Babies, And More…


Attention, beefcakes: Calvin Klein is looking for a man who “embodies the attributes of a Calvin Klein Underwear model.” In other words, must be well read, cosmopolitan, multilingual, and good with kids. Did we forget anything? [WWD]

Cynthia Rowley goes baby crazy, calls it Hooray. [WWD]

Take a peek into Veronica Webb‘s super-organized closet, T-shirt labels and all. [WSJ]

The ladies at The Cut test-walked Rodarte’s hip-high Nicholas Kirkwoods, Nina Ricci’s claw bootie, and Manolo Blahnik’s stilettos for Brian Reyes, among others. The verdict? Mostly ouch. [The Cut]

Jason Wu hasn’t had a cup of coffee in six days. Stay strong. [HuffPo]

Karlie Kloss turned 17 this weekend at Disney World, mouse ears included. Is this an audition for next season’s Stella McCartney campaign? [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein

Recessionista: Wear Your Art On Your Sleeve


What: Limited-edition T-shirts by Marika Thunder Nuss, $40

Why: At Wednesday night’s opening party for Partners & Spade—Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti’s stream-of-consciousness store that doubles as their design firm headquarters—we browsed for something thrifty amid the random, tightly curated collections of other people’s stuff. Assorted mini staplers, Lehman Brothers paraphernalia, and used artists’ palettes were all for sale. While some of the prices were gallery caliber ($350 for the palettes), we did find something that was cash-and-carry: budding 10-year-old artist Marika Thunder Nuss’ playful T-shirts. When she’s not living the life of a brooding downtown visionary with a current show at Half Gallery (no, seriously), Nuss goes back to her full-time job as Rita Ackermann’s daughter. Based on the party crush—we spotted Cynthia Rowley, Waris, and Chiara Clemente among the browsers—you might want to make your way to Partners & Spade ASAP. Each T-shirt style is a limited edition.

Where: Partners & Spade, 40 Great Jones St., NYC, (646) 861-2827.