7 posts tagged "Girls"
Ever wonder what it’s like to play dress-up with Kate Moss? Now you can (sort of) with a $13 book and a pair of scissors. Anthropologie now stocks a paper-doll book featuring Ms. Moss and a wardrobe of covetable outfits in which to “dress her,” like a body-con dress, Breton-striped frock, and high-waisted flares. The book’s label, I Love Mel, also sells Miley Cyrus paper dolls, a Benedict Cumberbatch coloring book, a Girls necklace, and Ryan Gosling earrings, among other quirky items. We’re guessing it has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for fangirls everywhere.
If your ring game is the envy of others, you already shop at Catbird. For the past decade, the Brooklyn-based jewelry brand and store has been the borough’s go-to for bohemian baubles. And thanks to Girls like Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke donning Catbird’s designs, the label is slowly gaining mass national appeal.
Considering Catbird’s biggest claim to fame is its knuckle ring, it’s no wonder that the label’s devotees stack their finger accouterments with masterful skill. “It’s like New York living. After a certain point, you just sort of have to put things on the ceiling,” general manager Leigh Plessner told Style.com. If “building up” (as Plessner calls it) doesn’t come as organically to you as it does to experienced jewelry mixers, Catbird breaks down the science with its fun how-to, aka Anatomy of a Stack.
Catbird ladies might want to start dropping hints to their special someone, because today the brand launches its own line of engagement rings. With the design studio now a stone’s throw away from the shop, the addition seems a natural progression for owner Rony Vardi. “We’ve wanted to do this for a really long time,” Vardi said. The Swans collection, as it’s been dubbed, offers semi-customizable white, rose, and standard gold bands that come with rose-cut diamond centers flanked by rubies or white or black diamonds. In keeping with the “casual luxury” of Catbird’s effortlessly cool aesthetic, the rings are “classic and simple enough that they can go with everything, but they still feel really super-special,” explained Vardi. Plus, the stones are set with a slight bezel lift, which makes these rings ideal for layering. When it comes stacking on The Swans, don’t forget to say I do.
Priced between $1,350 and $5,600, The Swans collection goes on sale today, and debuts here, exclusively on Style.com.
Season three of Girls debuts on HBO on January 12, and the marathon of hype, frenzy, and promotion is well under way. Girls‘ latest trailer, which was released this weekend, treats us to a cameo from none other than Jenna Lyons. The J. Crew president and creative director has apparently snagged a role as Lena Dunham’s snarky, impeccably dressed boss. Funnily enough, Lyons follows in the footsteps of J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler, who made a guest appearance on Breaking Bad in August. Looks like TV stardom is just part of J.Crew’s corporate culture.
Given its name, there was something a little funny about the fact that last night’s opening of the Spring/Break art fair was held in an abandoned Catholic school on Mott Street. “We actually used to be in an abandoned gymnasium on Mulberry street,” explained Andrew Gori, who co-founded the fair along with Ambre Kelly last year. “The cathedral that owns this building was interested in bringing a cultural presence back to the empty school,” he explained. Spring/Break is a curator-driven fair, and this year, the focus (and the title) was New Mysticism. Each classroom was dedicated to individual mini exhibitions that explored how ‘the future’ informs the human experience. Highlights include a room completely lined in mylar, a flailing robot which moves but doesn’t actually go anywhere, and digital vision-scapes superimposed by alphabetized keywords from the Catechism.
Proceeds from the show, which brought together over twenty curators and seventy artists, will benefit Arts In The Armed Forces, a non-profit organization founded by Adam Driver from Girls, who’s a longtime friend of Spring/Break‘s founders. Little known fact: Driver was actually in the Marine Corps, and now travels to bases globally to perform for the troops. He credits his rigorous military experience for his acting skills, and says that using his craft to give back is pretty fulfilling. “You can’t ask for better training than being locked up with twenty other guys your age who are experiencing this heightened day-to-day life,” Driver said of his time in the Marine Corps. “It’s such interesting fuel, that life of discipline and structure. [It's] filled with discipline and drills and pains, but there’s also a human experience, which overrides everything.”
The Spring/Break fair’s New Mysticism show runs March 7-10 from noon to 9 P.M. at 233 Mott Street.