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April 19 2014

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Beautiful Apparition: Jamie Bochert Croons for NewbarK

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“It’s a kind of journey to self-discovery,” explained Floria Sigismondi, the artist who famously directed Tilda Swinton and David Bowie in the rock star’s smash music video “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” Sigismondi was talking about her Fall ’14 film for the sisters Maryam and Marjan Malakpour’s bare luxury accessories line, NewbarK. The short stars a writhing, slithering Jamie Bochert in the designers’ simple red flats. Making its online premiere exclusively here, the film also serves as the debut of Bochert’s latest musical effort, and features a haunting track from the model-cum-singer-songwriter. “The film was shot in Los Angeles in a house stripped down to its most simplistic form—it seems to emit a lot of ambient vibe,” said Sigismondi of her darkly surrealist offering. “I think this was especially a great opportunity to expand on the idea of non-cohesive images being strung together to create a kind of new reality,” she continued. “Jamie encompassed that character really naturally.”

That Bochert organically embodied Sigismondi’s gothy, abstract vision is no surprise. Bochert’s own artistic output is undeniably in sync with the longtime director’s dreamily sinister aesthetic. “It was inspiring,” commented Bochert. “I felt free and safe because I love Floria’s work, art, and authenticity.”

Paper‘s Prettiest, Béhar’s Specs Appeal, And More…

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Paper magazine has announced its annual list of Most Beautiful People, and as you’d expect, the picks are a little more off-kilter than, say, People‘s. But we’re glad to say they include plenty of fashion-world favorites, from models Hanne Gaby Odiele and AJ Jacobs to designers Ohne Titel and Prabal Gurung. [Paper]

There’s no stopping the Co-Op. Barneys is continuing to expand its lower-priced standalone stores, opening this year in Santa Monica, Calif., and Brooklyn, N.Y. Reached for comment, our outer-borough editor remarked, “There goes my paycheck.” [WWD]

Speaking of Barneys, creative director Simon Doonan devotes his latest Observer column to that most pressing of subjects…”donkey dick.” No, really. [Observer]

The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi basically made a feature-length music video, so no surprise she’s got some decided opinions on the genre. Sigismondi spoke with Dazed about her faves, which Racked has helpfully compiled for your afternoon time-wasting. [Racked]

And Yves Béhar, the French design wizard who masterminded the One Laptop Per Child laptop, has designed a pair of customizable two-tone glasses (pictured) as part of a children’s education initiative in Mexico. (The name says it all: Ver Bien Para Aprender Mejor—See Well to Learn Better.) Any way we can get a pair, too? [T]

Photo: Courtesy Yves Béhar