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You’ve Got Mail From Miranda July

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Miranda JulyWriter, filmmaker, and performance artist Miranda July has never shied away from inviting the public into her world. Childhood injuries, sexual proclivities, insecurities about aging—no detail or eccentricity is off limits. Oftentimes, July encourages the audience to take part in the (over?)-exposure. For instance, her seven-year Web project, “Learning to Love You More,” culminated with more than 8,000 people submitting responses to online assignments like: “Take a picture of your parents kissing.”

In fact, much of July’s work hinges on interrogating the outer limits of breaking down the boundaries between “me” and “you,” and what it means to be close to someone in the Internet era. Her latest work, “We Think Alone,” adds a new angle to the intimacy project. Here, she invites such friends as Lena Dunham and Sheila Heti, as well as newfound acquaintances Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lee Smolin, among others, to contribute a series of their personal e-mails to be read—without context—by whoever would like to receive them each week.

“I made a list of 20 different kinds of e-mails— an e-mail about money, an angry e-mail, one to your mom. Then I sent the list to 10 different notable people whom I admire,” explained July of her process. “I was quite nervous—just asking people to do it seemed sort of presumptuous—but the first person to send hers to me, the artist Catherine Opie, sent all 20 at once and filled me with confidence. It was a lot more nuanced than I had imagined.” Continue Reading “You’ve Got Mail From Miranda July” »

Kirsten Dunst Gets Personal In Wren’s New Capsule Collection

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Kirsten Dunst, in the lookbook for Wren's new Leith Clark capsule collection, shot by Garrett Hedlund

Wren designer Melissa Coker first worked with power stylist and Lula editor in chief Leith Clark on several short fashion films for the label, starring the likes of Tavi Gevinson and Gia Coppola. At the time, they were designer and stylist. But then, the ideas started to bubble up. “We were on set and I was looking at the clothes, saying, ‘What if you did it like this?’ or ‘Maybe this should be like that,’” Clark recalled. “Eventually she was like, ‘Why don’t you just design a collection?’”

Sometimes it is that easy. Clark took the reins, looked into her own closet for inspiration, and proposed easy pieces that she’d want to wear herself. She created prints from the work of three of her favorite illustrators (Mercedes Helnwein, Fanny Bostrom, and Jenny Mörtsell) on T-shirts, and asked Coker to whip up a rusty knit hat similar to one that a little girl is wearing in a painting hanging in her parents’ bathroom. Other pieces include schoolgirlish floral frocks with peter pan collars and nipped-in jackets with retro appeal.

To keep the more-the-merrier theme going, Clark asked her close friend and client Kirsten Dunst to pose for the look book, which was shot by Dunst’s boyfriend Garrett Hedlund in Los Angeles. “Normally I style her so it was fun to flip roles and design the clothes and see how Kristen would wear them herself. It was a multi-faceted experience,” said Clark. She sent off the clothes and left Dunst and Hedlund to style and shoot themselves; the fruits of that labor debut here on Style.com. “There are some things that weren’t realized from the collection that are still lingering,” Clark hinted, “so stay tuned for a sequel.”

For more information, visit www.wrenstudio.com.

Photos: Courtesy of Wren

Two Great Fashion Tastes That Taste Great Together

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Every so often, life gives you occasion to wonder: Where do those front-row regulars go in the six months between fashion seasons? In plenty of cases, it’s only back to the manse for intensive exfoliation and wardrobe realignment, but a select few also hold day jobs in the interim. Two of the latter type are Kirsten Dunst (friend of Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and regular showgoer) and Michael Stipe (a frequent attendee of the menswear shows), who have teamed up for a new video. “We All Go Back to Where We Belong” is the last single from Stipe’s R.E.M., which announced in September that it is disbanding after three decades; the song will appear on the forthcoming greatest-hits compilation Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage. Dominic DeJoseph directed the accompanying short, which is actually one of two versions of the “We All Go Back to Where We Belong” video. The other features a guy we haven’t seen front-row: poet John Giorno.

Cat Eyes

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With this indecisive fall weather, sunglasses can easily become a forgotten mishap. That is, unless you’re sporting a pair from Bulgari’s new Le Gemme line. The jewelry company threw a fête at the Soho branch of Ilori to celebrate the haute joaillerie sunglasses, and considering the price tags—styles reached upward to $44,000 with rose gold, colored gems, and diamonds—the collection wasn’t the kind to be carelessly misplaced.

“I’ve worn one of the black sunglasses with the little flowers on the side out in Cannes,” Kirsten Dunst said. The Melancholia actress pulled off the retro fifties- and sixties-inspired cat-eye shape with aplomb, encased for the evening in polished glass cases with walls of real foliage and climbing roses as backdrop. She had more trouble on the Pasadena, California, shoot for the fragrance Bulgari Jasmin Noir. “It was a stuffed lion, so not the easiest co-star,” Dunst said. “There was a real lion, but he was kept separate. It was the same lion as the Narnia film The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” Notable felines seemed to be a theme for the night. Hannah Bronfman, Jessica Joffe, and Ten lingerie’s Daphne Javitch were among the admirers of the blinged accessories. Bronfman, though, had clothing in mind. “I’ve just been working on the upcoming collection,” she said of her collaboration with Organic by John Patrick, due out next spring.

Photo: David X. Prutting / BFAnyc.com

This School House Rocks, More Stars At The CFDAs, Freja The Bard, And More…

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John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, and Christopher Kane are just few of the famous alumni schooled on London’s Charing Cross Road, Central Saint Martins’ HQ for 72 years (not to mention, the venue for the first Sex Pistols show ever). To celebrate the building’s storied halls before moving to new digs on Kings Cross, the school has created a film tribute that debuted at their student fashion show earlier this week. [Racked]

More stars align for the CFDA: Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst, Liv Tyler, and Chloë Sevigny are all slated to attend and present at Monday’s fashion Oscars—the CFDA Fashion Awards. [WWD]

Lindsey Wixson wants to be a chef-slash-chanteuse. Freja Beha Erichsen wants to be…a poet? [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com