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In the last couple of years, Brendan Fallis has skyrocketed to the top of every DJ list, becoming one of the most in-demand DJs in New York. He goes from nightclubs, to runway shows, to museum galas on a weekly basis, and effortlessly rocks the crowd every time. His work ethic, friendly demeanor ("I love people. My business is kind of people."), and good looks have made him a staple on the nightlife and fashion scene, whether he's behind the decks or not. More»
Nobody knows hospitality quite like Steven Kamali, the man with the Midas touch when it comes to nightlife in New York. A staple in the biz for over a decade, Kamali could be found at the head of Steven Kamali Hospitality, a firm which has grown from a minor brokerage business to a leading consultancy collective responsible for some of your favorite spots, including Avenue, Bounce, and Southampton hot spot, The Capri Hotel. He's considered a "trend expert" by the likes of the New York Times and Forbes, and has even been featured on Crain's illustrious 40 Under 40 list. We recently chatted up the cultural cultivator at The Paramount, and learned about the secrets to his success, his predictions for the industry, and why NYC is the only place to be. More»
From high-fashion remakes, to tech gadgets, to home goods, to food, Erica Domesek can lend her DIY expertise to just about anything. Think Proenza Schouler inspired pieces and spiked-out Burberry trenches for a fraction of the cost. With two books under her belt, her frequent television appearances, and a widely successful website, the P.S. - I Made This founder continues to encourage people to find their inner creativity through DIY projects. Her motto, “I see it. I like it. I make it,” has rightfully garnered her the title of "Fashion Queen of DIY." We got a chance to chat with Erica about all things DIY, so click through to get inspired to take that glue gun into your own hands. More»
We all do it—head straight for the nearest store after a frustrating day at work to trade paper or plastic for the rush of happiness that comes from a new shirt, only to wear it once and never again. Sure, shopping makes us feel good, but what if shopping could make us feel even better? Enlightened, even? The ladies over at Zady.com are trying to do just that, and from the reactions that the newly-launched site has been receiving, it already seems like they're succeeding. Soraya Darabi, co-founder of Foodspotting, and Maxine Bédat of The Bootsrap Project, have combined their knowledge of tech and style to create an e-commerce site that truly celebrates quality creations and the people, and stories, behind them. More»
We all know that girls love their shoes, and we can all agree that when it comes to footwear, there is no one who does it quite like Stuart Weitzman. From Kate Moss to the Olsens, some of the biggest fashion icons around today are self-proclaimed brand devotees. So, needless to say, we jumped at the chance to sit down with the woman who helped turn said brand into what it is today, Stuart's wife Jane Weitzman. With a new book, Art & Sole, debuting this fall, we had a lot to chat with Jane about, including the best gift she has ever recieved from her husband. Click through our interview for a sneak peak at some of the spectacular shoes showcased in the book, as well as an inside look at what it's like to be the woman behind such an iconic brand. More»
New York native Athena Calderone has dipped her feet in almost everything. She is an interior designer, blogger, actress, model, art enthusiast and mother. And on top of all of that, she still finds time to provide style inspiration to her devout followers through her blog Eye-Swoon, which has become a channel for all of her creative energy. Our founder, Rachelle Hruska got the chance to spend the day with Athena out in Montauk. The two indulged in some lakeside food and wine at The Crow's Nest, (owned by Hruska's husband, Sean MacPherson). Here Athena let us in on some of her entertaining, style and decor secrets. More»
As a self-described perfectionist, it's no wonder that Irish transplant Fiona Byrne has managed to make such a name for herself as one of New York's leading influencers. As a journalist, she has had experience in every field imaginable, from fashion and beauty, to entertainment and culture and everything in between, but her talents don't stop at the written word. Just one step into her Downtown abode and it becomes evident that she has a keen eye for interior decor. And if her impeccably well-decorated apartment in the slides that follow isn't enough to convince you, then you've got to check out her Teen Vogue series "My Room Makeover." We got a chance to chat with Byrne about everything from her guilty pleasure to her love affair with NYC, so click through to get a closer glimpse into the life of a woman who never settles for "just okay." More»
California-based designer Cheyann Benedict is known for her chic, bohemian line of clothing, which is made up of the perfect dresses to wear everywhere from LA to the Hamptons. Her breezy Spring/Summer collection arrived at Surf Bazaar in the Hamptons this past weekend, marking her East Coast debut. We had a chance to talk to the designer about her inspiration behind the collection, her favorite pieces, and what's next for the line. More»
We can all agree that the best way to be greeted—ever—is by a puppy licking your face. And that's just what happened on a recent boiling day in NYC, after we weaved our way through Tompkins Square Park to meet up with Eddy Segal. When we reached the Alphabet City artist's lair, her new pup, Bowie Bolan LaBeija (named after the iconic glam rockers and a Paris is Burning character) had no qualms about getting up close and personal. It's a trait he must have inherited from his expressive mama Eddy, the 24-year-old artist whose painting career is just taking off. More»
With a voice as soulfully ethereal as she is, Angela McCluskey lives life like a certified muse—keeping herself inspired while being sought after by countless musicians who've been put under her spell. Kicking off her music career by forming the folk rock group Wild Colonials during a West Coast jam session in 1993, the Scottish songstress has since lent her vocals to a number of international hits, including Télépopmusik's 2002 dance anthem, "Breathe." She and her husband, composer Paul Cantelon, are one of those couples you can't help but fall in love with, a creative duo that's too good to dream up. More»
It's no secret that when it comes to the fashion world right now, DJs have become the new tastemakers, and Chelsea Leyland is one of the designated "it" girls currently leading the pack. In the past three years, the British transplant has made quite a name for herself on both the domestic and international music and fashion scenes. We got a chance to chat with Chelsea about everything from her personal style to who pushed her to take spinning seriously. She also let us in on what an ideal NYC weekend is like for her, and you'll be as surprised as we were to learn that it doesn't involve anything to do with Manhattan. Click through for our telling interview with the sought-after DJ Chelsea Leyland. More»
Wednesday, December 11
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