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Fashion and music teamed up last night to salute Nelson Mandela and the new film "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," starring Idris Elba. Based on his autobiography of the same name, the movie chronicles the early life, rise to action, and 27 years in prison of the South African leader before his legendary presidency. The event, hosted in partnership with Burberry, was helmed by U2 and Anna Wintour and included speeches and appearances by Harvey Weinstein, Bono, and Nelson's daughter, Zenani Mandela. We were also able to catch up with the film's director, Justin Chadwick (who's already being surrounded by Oscar whispers) to talk Idris, Mandela, and the importance of humanizing an icon. More»
Forget the new 'do for a minute. Sit down with Jennifer Lawrence and you can't help but to stare into her eyes. That's because she's about to cry. Screen tough girl Katniss in The Hunger Games franchise shares a quick story that chokes her up on the eve of Catching Fire opening Nov. 22. "I remember being on my very first movie and thinking that as an actor my job wasn't that important to the world. I just loved doing it. Then one day on Catching Fire, I met an extra who was covered in real life scars. She was burned. This girl told me that she was too self-conscious to go to school. Then she read Hunger Games and went to school, calling herself, 'The Girl Who Caught on Fire.' She was suddenly proud of her scars." More»
Last night, the stylish set were treated to a neon-splattered fashion free-for-all, thanks to Alice + Olivia and David Choe. The always-colorful brand, helmed by designer Stacey Bendet, teamed up with world-renowned street artist Choe for a creative collaboration that is both irreverent and inspiring. The capsule collection is set to launch in conjunction with the label's "Kindness Project," an organized effort to spread love and positivity throughout the world, represented by Choe's distinctive "A Woman and a Monkey" painting. Featuring a disco dance floor, a black light room, an installation maze, and a saucy burlesque performance by Hazel Honeysuckle, the party was definitely one that guests including Nicky Hilton, Selita Ebanks, and Zosia Mamet will remember. In between all of the kisses and congratulations, Stacey (gorgeous in a Choe-inspired gown) took a moment to give us the scoop.
You know a celebrity hair makeover is good when it makes front page news, but you know it's great when they host a dinner party to premiere it. That's exactly what happened on Tuesday, when Taryn Manning invited us to a little meet and greet with her expert colorist, Beth Minardi. Though the beauty industry icon has worked hair for over 30 years, this year she became the first woman to launch a signature color line, complete with plenty of product to protect color-treated locks. We were able to sit down with Taryn and Beth at luxe New York eatery The Lion to talk "Orange is the New Black," hair care, and the 'dos that are sure to be trending this winter. More»
Last night, Galore Magazine's Prince Chenoa and Jacob Dekat gathered their closest friends at the Tribeca Grand hotel where they debuted their new film "Run Catch Kill," directed by Joey Falsetto. The film is the first release from their new Galore Cinema brand, the newest extension of their growing media enterprise. Following the screening, we sat down with Prince, Jacob, and Joey to talk about the film, the models they like to work with, and the future of their budding Galore empire. Click through to find out what they said, and get a look at what went down last night at the premiere and after-party at The Raven!
Friday night marked the viewing and celebration of the first House of Waris for Forevermark Collection, "Waris in Africa: A Diamond Journey." Waris Ahluwalia was joined by a handful of friends for dinner at The Explorer's Club, including Olivier Theyskens, Max Snow, Vanessa Traina, Chelsea Leyland, Leigh Lezark, Liya Kebede and many more. The amazing collection included socially ethical diamond necklaces, earrings, and bracelets inspired by South Africa. Before guests headed to the after-party at Bar Nana, we got a chance to chat with the man of the hour about his experience in Africa, working with Forevermark, his acting career, and much more. Click through for our exclusive interview with Waris Ahluwalia from Friday night's event. More»
Celebrating Joe Fresh’s Fifth New York City outpost in SoHo, Tennessee Thomas, Kyleigh Kuhn and Ysa Perez joined forces with Creative Director Joe Mimran. Mimran also tapped New York-based artist Joshua Abelow to create limited edition T-Shirts inspired by Paris, exclusively sold at Joe Fresh’s Soho location. Between admiring the new collection and observing UR New York's creation of a one-of-a-kind mural wall inside the store, we caught up with Mimran, as well as Style Director Andrienne Shoom, artist Joshua Abelow, and Paper Magazine's Mickey Boardman. Click through to see what they had to say about the brand and how it all fits into our eclectic city. More»
If you've been going out in New York for a while, you've most likely encountered Scott Lipps at some point. Despite his nonchalant appearance, he's one of the hardest working people in NYC. Apart from owning ONE Model Management, which represents everyone from Karolina Kurkova to A$AP Rocky, and drumming for Courtney Love, he manages to find time to be at every major party with a camera in hand. He documents his adventures on his PopLipps photo blog, which was released as a book this week. With all the success, he still manages to stay humble ("After a show, if by any stretch of the imagination I can bring somebody a little happiness by giving them a drumstick and taking an Instagram photo with them, why wouldn't I spend two minutes doing that?"), which is why we love running into him at events. We finally had the chance to sit down with him to talk about his favorite NYC restaurants, parties, and much more. More»
CEO and founder of beauty brand vbeauté, Julie Macklowe has catapulted to New York society fame with her beauty brand, high-fashion profile, and savvy business eye. Macklowe, a muse of designer Zang Toi, is notable for her impeccable fashion sense, as well as her successful brand - not to mention her charity work with "Save The Music Foundation," Vh1's organization to fund musical education for children. More»
Richard Phillips forged his skills out of the bustling '80s art movement, and has since grown to become one of pop-art's modern champions. Though he's gained fame from his projects with celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and on shows like Gossip Girl, his work offers far more depth. His paintings are best consumed in-person, where the large scale, vivid imagery envelops the viewer, while social and political themes slowly creep up and take hold. As a staple in the nightlife scene, we bumped into Richard at a handful of art and fashion parties this year, before we finally sat down with him. He spoke to us on everything from his favorite restaurants to what it really means to be an artist today. Read on for insights from one of the most prominent NYC artists right now. More»
Last week we presented Part 1 of our interviews with 10 of New York's best DJs, in which the best party-starters clued us in on their top album choices (hint: Yeezus), the best parties they've ever DJ'd, and their secret post-club snacking spots. Today we bring you Part 2, featuring 5 more of the DJs who have our stamp of approval when it comes to having the best night in NYC. From playing Saturday Night Live to playing alongside Kanye West, these are the top DJs you can't miss this fall. More»
Saturday, March 8
Sean MacPherson took some time out to chat with us about his new restaurant, so click through to find out why we\'re calling Margaux your new go-to in NYC.