19 posts tagged "Michael Stipe"
Like much of the eastern seaboard, New York City is in the midst of cold snap. But if you think it’s a little too chilly for stargazing, think again. Fischerspooner and Animal Collective brought the galactic show inside on Friday night, setting up behind the decks at the Museum of Natural History’s Rose Planetarium for the latest installment of The Fader‘s One Step Beyond party series. Needless to say, the regulars of Bedford Avenue were out in force, but while the skinny-denim masses were still filing into the museum, FS frontman Casey Spooner snuck off with a few friends to screen the new video for the single “The Best Revenge,” which you can see below, exclusively on Style.com. Michael Stipe was among the VIPs taking in the video, which was shot by Spooner’s boyfriend, Adam Dugas, over the course of the band’s rehearsals for its recent tour. “The single actually came out a while ago,” explained Spooner, following his raucous DJ set. “But we had all this footage, some of which we were using on our tour, and, you know, we like making videos.” Spooner is keeping busy in other ways, too—as he went on to say, his first-ever solo record is due out later this year. “It’s really very different from Fischerspooner,” he explained. “Much more bare-bones. I mean, I never record a vocal track for Fischerspooner that isn’t doubled or tripled in the studio. My record is more indie rock, though just as meticulous in its own way.” Expect more video premieres, in other words.
Collab department, item 1: +J returns! Jil Sander is working on a second line for Uniqlo. [Catwalk Queen]
Collab department, item 2: Stella McCartney is coming back to the Gap for Spring 2010. This time we’re rooting for some items in XXL. [WWD]
Collab department, head-scratcher: Michael Stipe and Maison Martin Margiela have made a very mini, very limited-edition mix tape for you to wear any which way. This satisfies all of our accessory needs. [Racked]
Perhaps you’ve noticed there’s an androgyny trend afoot? Well, it’s trickled down to little kids, who are “experimenting across gender lines,” and has made its way to Australia, where men are wearing tights. This could be the signifier of a huge cultural shift, or an indication that some men just really like to wear tights. [NYT]
Emerging trend: boudoir photography. “The aim is to create a portrait that is more Matisse or Renoir than Hustler.” Duly noted. [Washington Post]
Lauren Conrad, original star of The Hills and New York Times best-selling author, is releasing a style guide. How we got dressed before this is really a mystery. [People]