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.
Ben Burkman and Doug Burkman are the designers behind Burkman Bros, a menswear line that changes every season based on new inspirations and travels. These Canadian Brothers both started out as young paper boys, and, after stints at Gap Inc. in the men's design team, their entrepreneurial success has elevated their careers to much greater heights. "If I wouldn't wear it, I wouldn't make it" is their philosophy and their collections have even been sold at Bergdorf Goodman and Odin in New York, Liberty in London, and United Arrows in Japan. In February 2010, Burkman Bros were nominated for the GQ/CFDA Best New Menswear Designer in America award. You've gotta know the Burkman bros! [You Should Know]
On Friday Lazarides Gallery hosted the opening of London-based artist Conor Harrington's newest exhibition Eat and Delete. A crowd quickly formed at the Old Gym on Mulberry Street, an unused school gym space that housed the new series of paintings. Guests were in awe of the new work, which featured detailed renaissance-influenced figures with contemporary touches, such as graffiti-like paint drips. This was accompanied by a short film that created a story based on the paintings using detailed and hazy videography, along with drawn-out scenes that were both seductive and violent. We asked Harrington about the influence of graffiti on his work.
On Friday night, artist Marianna Rothen celebrated women at her book signing for Snow and Rose and Other Tales. At the same time, Kasher Potamkin celebrated its boutique opening, Intangible Beauty Part II: Go Out Alone and in the Dark. Art curators, celebs and friends of Rothen came in support of her work. Click through our slideshow for our exclusive interview with photographer Marianna Rothen.
Natalie Decleve, or to the Instagram world @natty_style, is a NYC stylist, a writer, the founder of The Hippie in Heels, and Guest of a Guest's very own Fashion Correspondent. Recently, Natalie took to New York Fashion Week, where she covered the week's best shows, parties, and events. As our correspondent, Natalie gave us an inside look at her fashion week schedule and all her best fashion week looks. We have loved getting to know her and think you would too! [You Should Know]