Ryan McGinness is an immensely talented artist, with a vast collection of intricately beautiful works and installations. The surf and skate culture of Virginia Beach of Ryan's upbringing provides much inspiration for his work which includes paintings, sculptures, environments and "graphic drawings which use the visual language of public signage, corporate logos, and contemporary iconography." McGinness, an Andrew Carnegie Scholar got his start at the Andy Warhol Museum as a curatorial assistant during college. From Amsterdam to Madrid and NYC, Ryan's work has made an impression throughout the world, utilizing a groundbreaking aesthetic that allows him to share personal experiences. Ryan also has an extensive collectionof published catalogues, books, and monographs featuring his art. Ryan has been one of our favorite artists to follow and someone that we think you need to know! [You Should Know]
Last night, The Cinema Society and Brooks Brothers hosted a screening of Sony Pictures Classics' Whiplash at the Paley Center for Media, with the film's special guests including Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, and director Damien Chazelle. After the screening, guests headed to an after party at Weill Music Room at Carnegie Hall where they enjoyed Grey Goose cocktails and company.
Valentina Kova may be Russian by origin, but her love for New York City is one to rival any native born citizen. Kova began by designing jewelry before expanding to include ready-to-wear. In the wake of recent accolades in the press and in her fourth year of designing, Kova showed this season in NYFW for the first time. But this isn't the first time that her clothes have been in the spotlight, as Kova’s impressive roster of celebrity fans include Julianne Moore, Lorde, Glenn Close, Coco Rocha and Mischa Barton; all of whom have worn her clothes on the red carpet. Laverne Cox of Orange is the New Black showed her support by attending this season’s presentation, which was held on the rooftop of The Mondrian Soho. We caught up with Valentina before the show to learn what it is about NYC that made her fall in love, and how she stays motivated in this fiercely competitive city.
Nate Berkus, really does it all: he's an interior designer, a producer, a television personality, and an author. Nate's talents have landed him in countless publications, from The Oprah Magazine, to Elle Decor, Redbook, House Beautiful, and many more. His first book, Home Rules (Hyperion), is a New York Times bestseller and his second book “The Things That Matter," debuted in the fall of 2012. Nate's beautiful design aesthetic exudes love and warmth within the home. You probably already know of Nate, but did you know that his first job was at Dayton's department store in Minnesota, or that he and his husband Jeremiah Brent just announced they're expecting a baby!? We can't wait to see what this father-to-be does next! [You Should Know]
We all enjoy a Friday night in with ice cream and an impossibly romantic film based on a Nicholas Sparks novel once in a while, but new research has found that romantic comedies are pretty much the worst. The study published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture has proven that those who watch rom-coms are just fooling themselves when it comes to love, as opposed to those who keep it real by watching action films or sitcoms instead. Yes, all those nights cuddled up with Ben & Jerry's watching The Notebook on repeat has destroyed you, and you are doomed to always be disappointed.
Sam Jones, a content writer, comedian, and a blogger with a inappropriate, hilariously-entertaining sense of humor, does not hold back. Her web series, At Home With Sam Jones, follows her life and family through a series of comical situations and profiles, including "Mom Finds my Vibrator," and "Exploiting My Family: Happy Ending." You're sure to find Sam out partying and taking on the NYC nightlife at various events including Deryck Todd's STRUT! party at ACME, to which she is a frequent host. Sam is a gift that keeps giving, and someone you most definitely need to know. [You Should Know]
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Over the weekend in NYC, A-list actors and musicians made their way to Central Park for the Global Citizen Festival, where Beyonce made a surprise appearance alongside Jay-Z, Hilary Duff celebrated her 27th birthday with Pitbull at the T.J. Martell Foundation's 15th Annual Family Day, fashionistas hit up the NYC Big Flea Antiques Market, and more! Click through for all the details.
It all started with a personal blog. Now, Advanced Style is book, a documentary, and a global fashion movement, all thanks to the innovative street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen and his ability to show that fashion is fabulous after 50 (and 60, and 70...). We caught up with the Guest of a Guest alumnus (that's right!) at the NYC premiere of his new film, directed by Lina Plioplyte, to talk about what he's learned from his inspiring stars, and how they're giving a whole generation of women new life when it comes to style.