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PARTYING AT NYFW ’14 RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH NEW YORK’S BRIGHTEST STARS TEXT BY ZACHARY WEISS New York Fashion Week is a marathon, not a sprint, so I condition first with the ladies who lunch at Central Park’s Loeb Boathouse where the uptown set hosts The Playground Partners of the Women’s

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Committee of Central Park's Playground Partners Winter Luncheon. Lela Rose and Jenna Bush Hager take the stage to chat about Rose’s life, work and love for New York, and the event raises more than $100,000 for the Central Park Playgrounds. On the fund-raising trail, I score an invite to the annual amfAR gala. The benefit raises $1.7 million for AIDS research in a single night thanks in no small part to the well-heeled crowd who are treated to performances by Grace Jones and Jane Krakowski. A$AP Rocky is also in attendance, and I desperately want him to interact with Robin Wright, who I know better as House of Cards’ Claire Underwood. Sadly, the two never cross paths. Maybe next year. Fashion Week proper starts the next morning. I start off modestly enough with a fleet of five shows, beginning with Richard Chai Love at Lincoln Center. Next is Duckie Brown, where I catch up with Ruthie Davis, who designed the shoes for the show. “We collaborated on these cute little shoes for Duckie Brown—the Duckies, I'm calling them,” she says, showing off the heels. “They are a beautiful classic pump with some unexpected details.” Outside Milk, I find the street-style paparazzi in full swing on the way into Costello Tagliapietra. My former boss Kelly Cutrone lets me steal some frontrow real estate for a better view before dashing back up to the Highline Hotel for Timo Weiland’s first men's presentation. The converted Catholic school is one of the coolest venues in New York. “This collection is inspired by upstate New York—Beacon, Hudson River Valley,” Weiland tells me. “We

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did this really impactful adventure weekend to celebrate Alan [Eckstein's] girlfriend's birthday. My boyfriend and I actually slept in this old, fully restored Airstream trailer." After the shows, I hit a few parties with a friend. Tonight, we take on six—seriously. The Standard Hotel’s The Shop is hosting a cozy (read: crowded) preview of the Del Toro x Snarkitecture footwear. The kicks are lined with reflective 3M material, giving extra flash to photos. Target also launches its new collab with Peter Pilotto at Gotham Hall, where a massive obelisk centerpiece has been constructed for models to show off the trippy, colorful prints. Taylor Schilling, Diane Kruger, Dree Hemingway, Alexa Chung and Leigh Lezark are all on Target in Pilotto. There’s no menswear to fight over, so we chat with Lo Bosworth (of The Hills fame), who has moved to Manhattan to work on her new “party box” brand, Revelry House. We make a stop at Electric Room, which is packed to the gills to celebrate Ardency Inn’s new cosmetic range hosted by Nur Khan with a performance by Seasick Mama. Next door, Scott Lipps holds court at Tao Downtown to celebrate the launch of his new site, Girls of One. The blog follows the daily happenings of four models signed to his agency, One Management. Lipps, along with the Winklevoss twins, Sean Avery and Matt Harvey, snack on dim sum and sip sake. I cap things off at the Todd Snyder after-party at Bar Nana with buddies, photographer Steven Taylor, Joe Jonas and restaurateur Matthew Hechter of Hudson Clearwater. Snyder sits at the table next door to us with

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Zachary Quinto, Fiona Byrne and Chiun-Kai Shih, while indie band Avan Lava jams until closing. The following day, Rag & Bone starts a bit late, but it does serve beer in plastic cups, and fried donuts (a reprieve from the usual Champagne and no-food Fashion Week menu). I’m all about the “Cosby or Notorious BIG sweaters” co-designer Marcus Wainwright sends down the runway and labels as such in his own words. Afterward, I head uptown to Harlow for the Daily Front Row’s annual fête. This year, it is celebrating the models, and the room is wall-to-wall perfect bone structure. I chat with Jessica Hart, who still has her hair and makeup intact from the Rag & Bone show, along with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit favorite Julie Henderson. I share a hilariously gosippy Uber ride with

space called the Hub at the Hudson Hotel. A quick once over the clothes and a run-in with Paris and Nicky Hilton, and I book it down to Wall Street where cult Japanese brand N. Hoolywood is showing

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at 23 Wall Street. The building, directly across from the New York Stock Exchange, is a former

“This season was truly about luxury and decadence, but in a very day-to-day way,” designer

J.P. Morgan outpost now in transition. The gritty show attracts the full menswear mafia—the

Stacey Bendet says standing next to one of the show’s intricate vignettes. “Although you

GQ crew looks especially focused on the fedoras and suits worn by male models discovered

are asking someone who often wears tutus to work,” she adds. Karen Walker, a favorite of

on the street. We cap off the night in Soho at Hotel Particulier, where Elder Statesman’s Greg

the blogger set, shows next, then I run to the New Museum where the Telfar show already

Chait is showing off its new knits on a rotating track of balloon mannequins decked out in the

has a sea of hypebeasts mobbing the block in hopes of seeing Drake. While the rapper is a

expensively cool jumpers. Erin Wasson and J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons sip beer out of a bottle.

no-show, I do find time to chat with Sidney and Thurman Sewell, better known as the ATL

Saturday, I end up backstage at the Mara Hoffman show in Lincoln Center. Models

Twins, who are a novelty favorite of the fashion folk this season. “I thought this was a dope-

are frantically prepping, and Hoffman chats calmly with Nigel Barker. “I can’t wait to wear

ass show,” one of the twins tells me. (Full disclosure: I have no idea exactly which twin.) This

this stuff to a weird tribal ceremony,” she tells me. “It's all inspired by Moroccan rugs, the

wouldn’t be my last run-in with the twins, not by a long shot.

pyramids, the Bedouin people—the usual. I took a trip via the World Wide Web.” Christian

On what I would consider the polar opposite of the fashion spectrum, I follow up Telfar

Siriano shows next at Eyebeam Atelier, where his chic designs have sent my seatmate June

with the Thom Browne show at Center 548. The space has been transformed into a perverse

Ambrose, accompanied by daughter Summer, into overdrive. “He has sent this collection to

sort of church, and I’m tempted to make a display and genuflect as I enter my assigned pew.

another level with these hats!” she shouts to me over the music.

The show starts with a set of altar boys taking their places, donning lace mantillas, before

I meet up with June at the American Museum of Natural History where Pharrell Williams

Browne sends out his new set of always-extravagant creations. I’m seated just behind the

and David LaChapelle unveil a new line called Bionic Yarn with G-Star Jeans. The cocktail

original street-style chronicler Bill Cunningham, who jumps up to snap photos when he feels

party is anything but intimate, and the Japanese press clamor to get a glance at Williams

inclined. Zero + Maria Cornejo follows, starting right on time and sending out looks fit for the

(who is sporting his now-signature vintage Vivienne Westwood/Smokey the Bear cap). We

artsy members of the Cornejo cult. I meet back up with the menswear mafia at the Billy Reid

slyly exit to make it to Hammerstein Ballroom in time for the Moncler Grenoble presentation,

show being staged at the Highline Hotel, and of course, I want every piece. "I go straight to

which ends up being, hands down, the weirdest thing I have ever seen. The models are

Europe now to start finding fabrics for next season," Reid reports post-show with a glass of

arranged in a Hollywood Squares-style structure on the stage, while a men’s choir has been

whiskey in hand. His favorite whiskey? "Woodford Reserve is a great standard. It's from the

harnessed into some sort of torturous-looking machine that jolts them around as they sing

oldest distillery in Kentucky. Anything else I either can't afford it or can't get my hands on."

opera songs à la The Omen. It is surreal, to say the least, and the stunned audience files out

My last show of the day is newcomer Karolyn Pho, who is staging her first runway show. "I

in near silence.

feel really confident, really great, really blessed,” she tells me in the midst of prepping looks.

The night is devoted to two awesome after-parties. The first is for Alexander Wang at the Gilded Lily, tucked under The Monarch Room, which is decidedly sleepier compared to last

the community.” (Alec Baldwin take note.)

year’s Harajuku market-themed blowout. It looks like his new LVMH backers may have put the

The two parties on tap for the evening come courtesy of two of the best indie mags around:

reigns on Wang and his penchant for partying, so I opt to meet up with Steven Taylor and Joe

Galore and Purple. The Galore party is held at Up&Down. Cover girl Gia Genevieve sports

Jonas again for Prabal Gurung’s after-party at new spot Up&Down (though everyone still insists

her best pinup ensemble, and I cut a rug with Ireland Baldwin, Gigi Hadid and Galore’s

on calling it the Darby). Guests of the party are all sporting plastic crowns paying homage to the

Prince Chenoa before carrying on to the Standard East Village for the Purple fête. Chez

crown-sporting streaker who crashed Gurung’s runway earlier in the day. The lucky Gurung is

André makes for the perfect secret layer of New York creatives and visiting Francophiles,

wearing the streaker’s actual crown. The partying ends somewhere in the vicinity of 4 a.m. Sunday starts (relatively early) at 11 a.m. with the Delpozo show high above Midtown at

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“Everything is totally inspired by New York. I live here, breathe here, so it's totally inspired by

who have taken to smoking inside. I spot Johan Lindeberg, Lily McMenamy, Waris Ahluwalia, Caroline Gaimari, Barron Hilton, Mario Sorrenti, Mary Frey, Natalia Kills,

Skylight Limited. The modest runway setup gives us an up-close look at the intricate designs,

Olivier Theyskens, Sabine Heller and more. Old-school '90s is the mix of choice, and I spy

and Cuddle Magic provides the perfect gentle soundtrack for the show. We then stop at

the Hilton sisters modestly twirling at a table, while the bolder Becka Diamond and Harley

two shoe presentations before the DKNY show. The first is Alejandro Ingelmo’s, where

Viera-Newton bust a move in the middle of the dance floor. On my way out, I run into my

the designer walks us through the men’s and women’s creations for the season. Legendary

new best friends, the ATL Twins, who are in the midst of their first meeting with Purple Editor-

Manolo Blahnik, a member of the more traditional shoe design set, is showing his collection

in-Chief Olivier Zahm. The twins look confused as to who this scruffy guy is, and I chat with

just two doors down. There, Tracee Ellis Ross waxes poetic about her favorite facet of a

them afterward to see what their plans are tomorrow. “We’re doing a photo shoot tomorrow

Blahnik, including toe cleavage. “My favorite part of a Manolo is that your feet sort of spill

with some guy named Steven,” one twin says sounding unsure. “Klein I think it is,” the second

off the front. Toe cleavage is one thing, but in Manolos, you spill. It's kind of beautiful,” she

twin fills in, also unsure.

explains, just before Blahnik shows us around the shoes. "This is my favorite," he says,

My last day at NYFW kicks off again at Lincoln Center for Betsey Johnson. I stop

leading me by the arm to a dense, tasseled stiletto. "It's inspired by a 17th-century bedroom,

backstage before the show to say "hello" where the Champagne corks have already been

which has nothing to do with shoes, but I don't give a damn!" Just one block away, the DKNY

popped and Betsey is enjoying a cocktail while fielding interviews. The show is delayed for a

show is about to start. New York it-girls (and it-guys) walk the runway: Hannah Bronfman,

late-arriving Paris Hilton, who takes her seat next to Steve Madden directly in front of me. I

Chelsea Leyland and Angel Haze all walk, while Rita Ora looks on from the front row. "This

spend most of the show staring at the back of her head and watching her check herself out

collection was for you and entirely inspired by you," Donna Karan, with her grandkids by her

in her iPhone camera.

side, tells Ora just after the show. I end the day by joining Andrew Saffir’s Cinema Society at

The following time slot is devoted to camping out at the Elizabeth and James presentation

the Conrad Hotel to celebrate DreamWorks Animation’s new film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

to make sure I score an Olsen twins sighting. I scope out the stellar collection, which

The evening is hosted by Ty Burrell and Brooke Shields and makes for the perfect finish to

includes a convertible coat that transforms from trench to cropped jacket with a single zipper

the day before the next dusting of snow.

that the buyers lust over. I finally spot the petite twins and decide I would pay a hefty sum

Monday starts early and ends late, beginning way uptown at the Metropolitan Museum of

to see them interact with the ATL Twins, who I later find at my final party of the week at

Art where Anna Wintour is hosting a breakfast to preview the new Anna Wintour Costume

Up&Down to celebrate Jeremy Scott’s show. Scott’s usual coterie of freaky funsters are in

Center’s upcoming exhibit, Charles James: Beyond Fashion. Aerin Lauder and mega

attendance, including rapper Riff Raff, but the twins and I decide to hold court at a quieter

donors Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch are alongside Wintour, while Elettra Wiedemann dons

table downstairs with model Hailey Clauson after they make their way through a scrum of

a replica of one of the Charles James gowns on display. The Park Avenue Armory is my next

fans. We chat for a while, and it turns out they blew off their Steven Klein shoot in lieu of, one

stop, where I arrive at the Tommy Hilfiger show early to find production peeps adding final

could say, the company of “some chick.” The two are refreshingly unaware and care-free,

touches of snow to the alpine runway. While Hilfiger opted for an easygoing West Coast

and I’m a big fan of whatever it is they do.

look last season, this season is all about outfits apropos for a ski chalet. Then I catch the beginning of the Alice + Olivia presentation before it gets packed with cult fans of the brand. 21

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scoop letter from musto

“I must admit you’re still talked about and tweeted about as if you were 24. And a half.”

speaking onstage at the Amnesty International Concert

Dear madonna Hello, Madge. I feel I can talk to you in a rather intimate manner since we know each other really well. Well, maybe

biggest tour of last year, reaping in a whopping $305.1

You’ve also been accessorizing yourself with your

million, and I must admit you’re still talked about and

offspring in public, managing to come off both maternal

tweeted about as if you were 24. And a half.

and like one of the kids. Lourdes was becoming quite the

not that well. But in the early 1980s, shortly before you

But at what price, Madge? For one thing, that Grammy

collaborator, but at the Grammys, it was 8-year-old David

made it, my band shared a bill with you in a downtown

outfit! You looked like latter-day Mae West impersonating

on your arm. (Did Lourdes get too old, lol? Or maybe

New York club, as is known to viewers of every Behind

Colonel Sanders. And those teeth might look good on Lil

when that video of her high school musical proved she

the Music-style show in history. I was irked by the fact

Wayne, but not on the grand dame of 1980s pop. Are you

had an amazing voice, you felt a tiny bit threatened. If

that we never got to soundcheck, because you adorably

wearing your gold records in your mouth to prove you

so, it’s perfectly understandable. Let’s not forget that

took so long doing yours. Furthermore, your manager

have them?

Judy Garland pushed Liza toward stardom, then had a

didn’t want us to greet friends in our shared dressing

And while staying in touch with the new kids is one

room, because you were getting ready and desperately

thing, I feel you overly obsess on younger acts as a way

wanted privacy. Gosh, I had no idea you were so coy

to keep a fresh allure about yourself. Whenever a new

and demure! Anyway, even pre-Madonna, you were a bit

star explodes, everyone starts wondering how long

There was that picture of him and his friends holding

of a prima donna, and I was convinced that this wacky

it’ll take before Madonna suggests some kind of love

booze bottles—an even weirder free commercial than

attitude meant you were going absolutely nowhere. O.K.,

duet. You almost wrecked Britney’s career with that

when you endorsed Eminem. And on Instagram, you

sometimes I’m a little off-base.

bomb twosome, but then you did get juice from Justin

used a version of the N-word to describe Rocco, later

The fact is you kept evolving and growing and turning

Timberlake for one of your last hits. And at the Grammys,

apologizing and saying you intended it as a term of

videos into art forms and in the process became the

you made an appearance with the red-hot Macklemore,

endearment. Mighty white of you.

biggest music force of the decade to come and then

Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert, mercifully hopping on a

My best advice to you would be to stop fearing the

some. And your tunnel vision no doubt helped you as you

pro-equal-rights bandwagon, as opposed to the time you

aging process and simply embrace it, while appreciating

kept sucking up the culture and artfully belching it back

sold everyone down the river by claiming Eminem’s not

your own stature and wisdom. You’ve done amazing

out while knocking down everything in your path. What’s

hateful at all!

things and should enjoy the glow of achievement, while

breakdown when she got there.) But it’s 13-year-old Rocco who has nabbed you the most headlines lately.

more, you were an important figure in celebrating gay

Just days later, you were prancing around for an

segueing into activities that won’t put you on the same

culture as well as propagating female empowerment, all

MTV taping with Miley Cyrus, sticking out your tongue

playing field with teens. If stretching the boundaries of

with great clothes and makeup.

and swallowing whatever heat you can get from her. At

what mature people can do ever becomes tiring, feel free

Well, jump forward, and you’ve managed to stay

least it must have taken your mind off Lady Gaga and the

to do something old. Have an age-appropriate boyfriend.

relevant, even in an industry where older women are

way you feel the horrible wretch has ripped you off—and

Do a tribute album to Peggy Lee. Take out those teeth.

generally frowned upon and discarded. You had the

worse, wouldn’t duet with you.

Just don’t have a Madonna Film Festival, lol.

Neilson Barnard/Staff/Getty Images

Text by michael musto

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scoop you should know...

Christene Barberich Editor in Chief, Refinery29 Place of Birth: Long Island, N.Y. Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius Instagram: @christenebarberich Greatest Achievement: Refinery29, the brand, the team—everyday, I feel grateful. Three Things I Love: My husband, my threelegged cat and Phoebe Philo Biggest Extravagance: Taxis and green juices Motto: "Fuck it," which really means "don't obsess, don't overthink it."

photography by ben kulo styling by jazmin gonzalez Hair by Katsumi Matsuo makeup by Stephanie Flor for NARS

you should know...

shirtdress by The Row, necklace by zara

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Mickey Boardman

editorial Director, Paper Magazine Place of Birth: Chicago Zodiac Sign: Libra. Leo rising. Moon in Sagitarrius Instagram: @askmrmickey Nicknames: Mr. Mickey, the Mickster, ole Paunchy Greatest Achievement: Sixteen years off the junk and booze. And I've never been arrested. Biggest Extravagance: Travel and Stella McCartney handbags I Never Leave Home Without: My emergency credit card. My parents get the bill. Motto: Where there's a will, there's a gay.

Glasses by prada, Cardigan by L'Wren Scott, pants and shirt by Jean Paul Gaultier, shoes by Comme des Garรงons for converse

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scoop you should know... suit by Engineered Garments, Shirt by Gitman vintage, Pocket Square by Marwood, custom Flower by Hook + Albert

Jacket and Sweater by Rick Owens, shirt by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Jeans by levi’s, Flannel by AllSaints

BRANDON SUN

Michael Macko

Place of Birth: New York / Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Place of Birth: Jersey City, N.J. / Zodiac Sign: Taurus / Instagram: @michaelmacko /

FASHION DESIGNER

Menswear Consultant

Instagram: @brandon_sun / Biggest Extravagance: I work so much it’s extravagant. /

Biggest Extravagance: My wardrobe / My Personal Style Is ... Casual, colorful and

Treasured Possession: A pair of vintage tortoiseshell lamps I found with Fern Mallis

calculated / Treasured Possession: My father's Mickey Mouse watch / In 2014 ... I am

in Savannah / Personal Style: Ninja / Motto: Be nice.

excited to be writing a book! / Style Icons: Bruce Weber, Paddington Bear and Pharrell

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steven kolb

CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America Place of Birth: Waldwick, N.J. Zodiac Sign: Libra Instagram: @stevenkolb Charities: Fashion Targets Breast Cancer My Personal Style Is ... Disheveled American Hidden Talent: Gardening Worst Habit: Forgetting names Style Icons: People who own it Motto: Do the best you can

glasses by illesteva, Lapel pin by Monique PÉAN, Jacket by Billy Reid, Shirt and Tie by Rag & Bone

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scoop you should know...

Suit and Tie by Tommy Hilfiger, Shirt by Carlos Campos

Noah Levy

Co-Host of VH1’s The Gossip Table (Weekdays at 9:30 am) and Lifestyle Expert Place of Birth: Brunswick, Maine Zodiac Sign: Taurus Instagram: @levysdigest Greatest Extravagance: My Mario Badescu facial regime My Personal Style Is ... Vintage Paul Smith meets George Michael (during his Faith era) Treasured Possession: My original copy of Madonna’s Sex book. Motto: I’ve been to paradise, but I’ve never been to me

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Dress and Shoes by Diane von Furstenberg, Bracelets and earrings by Jennifer Meyer

Sydney Reising founder, Sydney Reising Creative

Grace Cha

Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications at Diane von Furstenberg

Place of Birth: Cincinnati / Zodiac Sign: Libra Instagram: @sydneyreising, @sydneyreisingcreative / Biggest Extravagance: Collectively, Uber / Hidden Talent: Published poet and, no, I am not telling you more. / Worst Habit: Refusal to use Google Docs / I Never Leave Home Without: Forgetting something / Motto: Stay classy ... ish.

Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea / Zodiac Sign: Libra Instagram: @gracecha212 / Greatest Achievement: Catching my first wave on the North Shore of Oahu / I Never Leave Home Without: Heels / Motto: Work hard, chill hard

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scoop #seen

street artist richard haines draws new york’s fashionistas Text by Elizabeth landers

Italian luxury leader Prada (for a series of collaborations) and

French monastery scent of Cire Trudon candles and the odd

photograph by ben kulo

more recently Mercedes-Benz, which commissioned Haines

artifice of beauty that was the court of Versailles. The artist,

to adorn the moody interior of the Tents at Lincoln Center with

who peers out at the world from under a pair of signature

a larger-than-life colored heart.

thick-frame glasses, blends perfectly into his Bushwick

In the age of Photoshop and image perfection, Richard Haines’ illustrations are the clarion call for sincerity. Using

It’s easy to see why Haines' deceptively simple drawings

neighborhood and the Morgan Street L stop, an area that

on paper, Haines sketches runway collections and passersby

gained traction: While most fashion sketches depict long-

he says brims with a bad boy vibe that is "very much not

in New York. Trained in fine arts and graphic design, he didn't

limbed, bobble-headed fashion aliens, Haines works from

about designer stuff." Haines seems surprised that people

try his hand at fashion illustration until 2008 at the advent of

reality—real women and men with real style, faces and

are interested in his art and, most of all, interested in meeting

the blogosphere and its growing obsession with street style.

proportions sans exaggeration. It is a welcome break. Though

him. But of course if one of the sole purposes of art is to illicit

“I always loved clothes and fashion, but it never felt as right as

he was raised a military brat, one would be hard-pressed to

emotion, then Haines is game to take selfies with the young

drawing it,” he says. It took only a month of him sketching and

find a more enthusiastic New Yorker. “I have a 16-year-old

girl on the street who admires his blog, bridging the gap

scanning his illustrations onto his blog for a friend to call him

daughter, and I’ve always instilled in her that this is a great

between the vast anonymity of cyberspace and hand-drawn

up and announce that style.com had spotted his work and run

place to live,” he says. He finds inspiration in the Matisse

illustrations. designerman-whatisawtoday.blogspot.com

a piece about it. Cue the calls from Bruce Pask of T magazine,

and Toulouse-Lautrec books he pored over as a child, the

courtesy of haspel

smudgy charcoal and occasionally the faintest hint of color

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HASPEL DAYS ARE BACK

SAM SHIPLEY AND JEFF HALMOS REVIVE A 105-YEAR-OLD OUTFITTER

COURTESY OF HASPEL

TEXT BY LOGAN SAMUELSON

Southern gentleman from Haspel’s days past, Shipley and

Halmos used Haspel Aronson’s great grandparents

When it comes to dressing the guy’s guy, designers Sam

Halmos were shocked that in all of their fashion forays,

as inspiration. “I like to think about how Laurie’s

Shipley and Jeff Halmos of Shipley & Halmos are the go-

they had never encountered the brand. “If we haven’t

grandparents lived their lives; it sounds like they had a

to menswear label. With their stylish yet unpretentious

heard of them, there must be a lot of other guys we could

lot of fun,” Halmos says.

clothes, it’s no surprise that Laurie Haspel Aronson,

introduce to this amazing heritage,” Halmos says.

“It was important for me to bring in someone who

a fourth-generation New Orleans-based menswear

And introduce they shall, with new spring and

just got Haspel right away—that’s the connection I had

mogul, recruited the dynamic duo to breathe new life

fall lineups of tactfully tailored jackets and simple

with these guys,” Haspel Aronson says. “They’ve done

into her family-owned brand, Haspel.

sportswear full of Southern charm. Along with the cool

a great job capturing our brand and New Orleans.”

and crazy culture that is the Big Easy, Shipley and

shipley-halmos.com

While some still remember the seersucker-clad

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scoop #seen

eX-Voguers Make Their Mark Meredith Melling and Valerie Boster’s Brand New Branding company Text by Eliza Krpoyan

which helps brands make their own mark, is not unlike the

they would love to work with, the duo admits they want to

Photograph by ben kulo

work Melling has done with emerging designers at Vogue.

expand categorically into lifestyle, beauty, philanthropy and

Striking out on your own after a combined 26-year career

“In 2004, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund was founded. I

even technology. But they are careful not to get ahead of

at Vogue is no easy feat. Coming up with the perfect name

saw how important it was for a brand to differentiate itself

themselves. “We are a team of two. So it’s also taking on

for a branding consultancy equally so. But for Meredith

in an oversaturated market, to really own its DNA, to be

the projects that make the most sense to us and delivering

Melling and Valerie Boster, La Marque (French for "The

very clear what its signature was and not lose grasp of that

on the promises in terms of the services we provide,” Boster

Brand") is right on point. Melling, Vogue’s former senior

as they grow,” asserts Melling. “That was very much a part

says. Those services include editorial content strategy,

market editor, and Boster, the glossy’s previous bookings

of how we came to where we thought we could be of value

brand development, creative direction and styling.

editor, left their coveted positions in October.

to a company.”

Although they’ve opened a new door, Melling and Boster

“The most important thing for us was to make as smooth

The women are currently working with four to five

a transition as possible, finishing up our projects and vetting

womenswear brands, including Theory, which for the first

“We would love to work with them any chance we get,”

and training people who were going to take over for us,”

time showed as Theory and not Theyskens’ Theory at New

Boster says with a smile. Judging by the support of their

says Boster. “There was no overlap with starting our new

York Fashion Week in February. Most recently, the pair was

former colleagues at the launch party at Melling's Downtown

company and leaving Vogue.”

commissioned by fashion powerhouse Salvatore Ferragamo

loft, we imagine we’ll continue to see their names in print.

to work on a special project.

lamarquenyc.com

launched La Marque at the end of January. Their company,

courtesy of george bamford

While the duo left their posts last year, they officially

haven’t closed any doors at Vogue.

And while there are plenty of other fashion houses

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ON WATCH GEORGE BAMFORD’S GOT TIME TEXT BY PETER DAVIS

is a watch,” Bamford says. “The watch is the start of

"Being an individual. Personalization. This is where

personalization. You create your own world.”

Bamford Watch Company has collaborated with numerous artists, all boasting a cult following like José

COURTESY OF GEORGE BAMFORD

I think luxury should be,” George Bamford pronounces

A former fashion photographer, Bamford launched his

Parla, Wes Lang and Dr. Romanelli. (A Bamford/Dr.

while reclining on a leather chair at the Mercer Hotel.

company just over a decade ago. He has two factories:

Romanelli “Popeye” Rolex Yachtmaster has cartoon

Bamford’s

Watch

one in England, where he lives, and another in the U.S.

muscle arms telling the time.)

Department, creates the ultimate in luxurious boy toys:

Devoted clients all over the world covet and collect

Next up: Bamford will launch a bespoke bicycle

Rolex or other high-end watches treated with a military-

Bamford watches like rare sports cars, most of them

company. The bikes will be made of Japanese carbon

grade PVD coating that can transform a stainless steel

discovering the company by word of mouth. “I don’t

fi ber, and, Bamford adds with a wink, “You can customize

Daytona into a matte black, scratch-resistant, one-of-

want to overexpand,” he insists. “I want people to be

to your heart’s content.” bamfordwatchdepartment.com

a-kind timepiece. “Really, the only accessory men wear

like, oh, wow, I discovered something.”

namesake

company,

Bamford

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scoop hot spot

The Chronicle of Narcissa Text by peter davis Slews of stylish socials have made Narcissa, the

mushrooms, sunchokes and gremolata. Everyone also

from foodies who are fans of his “low and slow” approach

loves the roasted hake and the heritage milk-fed pig.

to cooking. But seasonal and fresh produce isn’t all that

Standard East Village’s new eatery, their hangout. Yet the

Taking up two rooms at Balazs’ ever-expanding

lures fashionable and famous regulars like Sofia Coppola,

farm-to-table restaurant is not named for the Greek God

Standard East Village, Narcissa’s simple stone floors and

Mario Testino, Prabal Gurung, Parker Posey, Inez van

Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection, but rather

pale wood booths evoke a Zen lodge designed by very

Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Like all Balazs boîtes,

hotelier André Balazs’ beloved bovine, Narcissa. The dairy

hip Swedes. A wood relief sculpture in rainbow hues by

one wants to see and be seen. So book a booth in the main

cow roams Balazs’ 90-acre farm, Locusts-on-Hudson,

Andrew Kuo adorns one wall, and guests who so desire

room (where the action is), and make sure you look your

near Rhinebeck, N.Y., where ingredients for the menu are

can watch the cooks in the open kitchen show off their

best to impress the Narcissa-ists.

sourced. Chef John Fraser, of Michelin-starred Dovetail

skills at the chef’s counter. In warm weather, the back

on the Upper West Side, relies on Balazs’ farm-fresh

garden, with a bricolage piece by Chris Johanson and Jo

bounty to create dishes like the wildly popular rotisserie-

Jackson, will be buzzing with the beautiful people.

crisped beets and carrots Wellington, served with bluefoot

Fraser’s Cali-style clean cuisine has already won raves

courtesy of narcissa

The Standard East Village’s Beautiful People Boîte

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scoop invest

skindeep julie macklowe’s career gets a makeover Text by Helaina Hovitz

Plein, the German designer. He’s super rock 'n' roll. For

Just a year after opening her own hedge fund company

What else do you collect and invest in? I love vintage

me, that’s everyday wear. I really like a sweater he made

in 2009, Julie Macklowe closed it down and started her

scotch! I’m into them the same way that some people are

that says “Fuck you” on it.

own skin care company, vbeauté. Macklowe, who lives on

into wine. I’ve recently collected bottles of Glenlivet from

What will you be buying for spring? There’s a big

the Upper East Side with her husband and daughter, is a

’64, ’69 and ’73.

movement toward color and print for spring. Wide-leg

staple at all of NYC’s most fabulous society events. For

Let’s talk fashion investments. I’m a big believer in

pants are big, but I don’t like them at all. You have to be

INVEST, the it-girl who’s always at the forefront of fashion

high-low dressing. I’ll often wear a great pair of Rag &

tall to pull them off. I like purple clothes—purple is one of

and philanthropy talks sample sales, scotch and stocks.

Bone or J Brand jeans with a Chanel blazer, a T-shirt

the vbeauté colors, so I’m trying to buy all of the purple

and a cool pair of stilettos. I’m not buying tons of Chanel

clothes I possibly can.

What inspired you to leave the world of finance and

jackets, though. I actually prefer to buy stuff on sale,

How about jewelry? I am a really big fan of JAR (Joel A.

start your own beauty business? While I was debating

and I like to mix more trendy stuff from H&M or Zara with

Rosenthal). He has an amazing exhibit at the Met right

still working at Macklowe Asset Management, I met two

staple pieces.

now. Every piece is unique and exquisite.

entrepreneurs from BaubleBar and was inspired to get

So it’s not all about the label. I think it’s ridiculous

And then there are the ball gowns. I have gowns ranging

involved. Had I not helped them, I don’t know if I would

when you dress head to toe in one designer. The art of

from Oscar de la Renta to Herrera, the one Marc Jacobs

have been courageous enough to start my own business.

dressing is about putting things together in an interesting

did for Louis Vuitton, Francisco Costa from Calvin Klein.

Did it feel like a big risk? Well, I was running a $250 million

way; it’s more about how you put things together than the

Jason Wu made me a couple of custom gowns, and I also

hedge fund, so obviously to stop a 12-year finance career

individual item. Spending more money doesn’t mean you

own the splatter paint Dolce & Gabbana dress that was

and decide I'm going to go start formulating products in a

look better.

exhibited in the Met’s Costume Institute.

lab in Switzerland is a risk.

Do you collect shoes? Honestly, I live in tennis shoes,

Ever wear the same dress twice? I do now. I'm obviously

A very specific risk! Where’d that idea come from? I

Nike wedge sneakers, Isabel Marant high-tops and Lucien

very old, because I can rewear things. Seven years is the

had broken out badly from products I spent tons of money

Pellat high-tops. I rarely wear heels, and if I do, I likely

rule, right? Needless to say, I now have a few vintage

on in Paris, and I thought that was crazy, so I wanted to

bought them a decade ago.

gowns in my closet.

develop a clean anti-aging line.

You rocked sneakers with a fancy dress last year

Does your daughter ever slip them on? She’s just

As a former finance maven, are there any hot stocks we

during Fashion Week. I wore a gold dress from a sample

waiting for the day she can fit into one. She has an

should know about? To tell you the truth, since I stopped

sale I got 10 years go with gold Louis Vuitton sneakers. I’m

opinion on everything, including ball gowns, which she

trading stocks, I basically just invest in mutual funds. I do

a big believer in shopping sales.

hopes to wear soon.

buy some of each S&P 500 every month. Honestly, I just

When will you invest full price in an item? I try to support

How old is she? She’s 6.

buy a little of everything and hope our economy continues

young designers, so I don’t mind paying full price for them.

Does she own any custom gowns? Fortunately, she

to improve.

Honor is making me a bunch of pieces made from cool silk

wears a uniform during the week. But for Christmas,

Do you invest in any philanthropies or nonprofits? I’m

chiffon—they’re using a lot of color blocking and beautiful

Zang Toi made her a dress. That’s probably the most

involved in FIT’s Couture Council and chaired the lunch

floral prints. I also recently bought some stuff from Sophie

extravagant piece she has, which, thankfully, I didn’t

this year. I’m also very involved with the Metropolitan

Theallet, and I love Christopher Kane. I really like Philipp

have to buy.

photo by Giorgio Niro

Opera and New Yorkers For Children.

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photo by Giorgio Niro

“I was running a $250 million hedge fund, so obviously to stop a 12year finance career and decide I'm going to go start formulating products in a lab in Switzerland is a risk.�

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scoop runway report

FROM LEFT: BRANDON SUN, ALEXANDER WANG, HELMUT LANG, VERA WANG, MICHAEL KORS, VFILES, THOM BROWNE

ALL THE RAGE BY PETER DAVIS

While leaving Oscar de la Renta’s 19th-floor atelier on

In his first show since leaving his post at Louis Vuitton,

than parading her greatest hits, the designer updated her

42nd Street, after the designer’s always-pretty Fashion

Marc Jacobs sent out clothes that Judy Jetson could wear

aesthetic with a collection she said was a tribute to New

Week show, I got trapped in a small, prewar elevator for

to a mod dance party. Always the showman, Jacobs hired

York, the city that made her a star. Karan’s color palette was

more than an hour. I was with 10 other passengers, including

set designer Stefan Beckman to build a surreal cloudscape

urban and modern; think black, gray, white and red. There

my old friend André Leon Talley, Niche Media’s Samantha

that floated overhead, creating the perfect mood for clothes

were great jackets, lots of sheer skirts and black, beaded

Yanks, The Wall Street Journal’s Meenal Mistry and the

in muted colors and dreamy, soft pastels. If Jacobs’ serene

embellishments that shimmered like New York City lights.

Telegraph’s Sophie de Rosee, who sneakily recorded the

sky made us feel fuzzy and mellow, the streaker sporting a

In addition to milestone birthdays, CFDA winners (and

whole incident and published the transcript online the next

plastic gold crown, a trench coat and some kind of leopard

SCENE cover stars), Public School debuted its first foray

day. (P.S.: Sophie, you called us “10 smug fashion editors,”

thong thing at Prabal Gurung jolted everyone awake.

into women's wear (Anna Wintour and daughter Bee Shaffer

but “10 way-too-snug fashion editors” is more accurate.) It

Running with the scandale, Gurung ordered dozens of gold

sat front row). Thom Browne took his girls to church replete

isn’t fun to be stuck in an elevator, especially when it means

crowns to dole out to guests of his after-party at Up & Down,

with incense and wood pews. ThreeASFOUR blasted into

missing Narciso Rodriguez’s show. But that quickly became

the week’s unofficial hot spot on West 14th Street.

outer space, and Joseph Altuzarra presented yet another

Diane von Furstenberg celebrated 40 years of her iconic

artsy collection of some of the most beautiful clothes of

a dark, windy elevator shaft toward a fireman’s flashlight,

wrap dress (an exhibit devoted to the frock, "The Journey

the season. Always a headline-stealer, Alexander Wang

literally the light at the end of the tunnel. The next morning,

of a Dress," is at the Wilshire May Company Building in

unveiled his urban military mods in—horrors!—Brooklyn.

the incident was recorded on Page Six, and I milked every

Los Angeles until April 1) with a spectacular show called,

Editors were in a tizzy, wondering how they would actually

sympathy text I received. “How did you survive? That is my

"Bohemian Wrapsody,” at Spring Studios. It featured

get to Wang’s show at Duggal Greenhouse, a new space in

absolute worst nightmare,” one pal grieved as though I had

D.V.F.’s signature prints, a live performance by St. Vincent

the Navy Yard. Hermès Birkin bags are certainly not suited

been locked in prison for years.

and a finale with gold glitter, cake and candles. Another

for the subway. But despite the trek to Brooklyn, it was all

Though Talley was as frustrated and freaked out as I was

Seventh Avenue living legend, Donna Karan, toasted three

worth it for Wang’s fabulous finale of heat-activated leather

in that miniscule hot box, he didn’t throw a diva fit or rage at

decades in business with a show way downtown on Wall

pieces that changed colors, from black to blue or yellow or

anyone. And soon we were back to focusing on what looks

Street that boasted front-row-ers Hugh Jackman, Katie

purple. And even if we had all gotten stuck in Brooklyn, it

were all the rage on the New York Fashion Week runways.

Holmes and DKNY face and style starlet Rita Ora. Rather

certainly is a lot roomier than Mr. de la Renta’s elevator.

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THOM BROWNE

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NARCISO RODRIGUEZ

ALICE + OLIVIA

JEREMY SCOTT

DKNY

LISA PERRY

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO

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ALEXANDER WANG

MARC JACOBS

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KAUFMANFRANCO

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HELMUT LANG

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HUGO BOSS

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GREAT SCOTT

SUBHEAD HERE

ALTUZARRA

MARC BY MARC JACOBS

DKNY

VERA WANG

DELPOZO

PETER SOM

ALTUZARRA

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION

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WORD GAMES

SUBHEAD HERE

TIM COPPENS

VFILES

VERA WANG

MARK MCNAIRY

LIBERTINE

THE ELDER STATESMAN

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Iman Inc.

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“Beauty is a powerful commodity, and its currency is identity.”

The feeling is joy. That’s the sole—and soul—reaction

I know is that photography and the business of images

to witnessing Iman Abdulmajid model up close. With

is a mirror in which we see ourselves—who we are and

more than a quarter century of photo shoots behind her,

who we can be. Beauty is a powerful commodity, and its

the 58-year-old moves with the grace and confidence

currency is identity.”

of an authority in her field. She glides through poses

By this point, the origins of what makes Iman so

and looks, and it’s clear Iman needs no direction—

exceptional are well honed and oft told. There’s the

instead, she offers it. “Through the years, I’ve learned

childhood as the daughter of an African diplomat.

what works for me,” she explains. “Most importantly, I

There’s the discovery by photographer Peter Beard while

can see in my head the final shot, so the objective is

a young Iman was studying at the University of Nairobi.

to create something original and modern, to serve the

There’s the rapid rise in the fashion industry, launched

photographer’s vision.” Iman is poised and precise

by her first shoot at Vogue. There are the friendships, on

in action, and it’s not long before the entire room

and off the runway, with Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein,

recognizes as fact what the unacquainted may assume

Richard Avedon and more. And of course, there are the

is fiction: Iman is a living masterpiece.

marriages: the first at 18 to her childhood sweetheart,

Iman says it took years of studying how a fashion shoot works to become a pro at modeling. “I learned

the second to basketball great Spencer Haywood and the last to David Bowie.

on the job,” she explains. “I paid attention to details. I

While such details would mark the sum total of another

looked at old photographs. And I made sure that I had

woman’s life story, for Iman, they are just footnotes.

control over my image. I’ve always believed that images

What makes her remarkable is neither that famed beauty

are a model’s currency. So I always wanted to have

or her equally famed love life, but a maverick mind that

some control and have a say about my images. What

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“I’m constantly evolving. you are never too old to learn a new trick.”

and unique life story into product categories mainstream

On Twitter, her posts as @The_Real_IMAN reveal her

America could buy for $14.99 and up. Along the way, her

daily routine (#imandaily), style savvy, home décor and

business strategies have transformed a young African

archival images, boasting more than 80,000 followers.

ingénue into a bona fide American millionaire. In

1994,

Iman

launched

her

eponymous

Today, the supermodel turned super mogul is and

expanding her empire with the IMAN Home Bed &

groundbreaking makeup line. Pioneering beauty brand

Bath Collection. The new collection translates Iman’s

IMAN Cosmetics was the first of its kind to cater

global aesthetic into bold, printed bedding, pillows and

exclusively to African-American, Asian, Latina and

towels and takes inspiration from many chic locales

multicultural skin tones. “I’m the customer who was

like Hollywood, Morocco and Ibiza. "You can really

looking for cosmetic products that were suitable for

see the journey from my background in fashion as I

my skin but weren’t available in the marketplace,” she

approached this collection as if it were a wardrobe for

says. The line, founded on a core offering of cosmetics

rooms,” she says. “I believe that layering doesn’t only

and skin care, has since expanded to fragrance and

apply to fashion and jewelry; I played with patterns by

hybrid products, like its noted BB Crème, which offers

layering ikat with medallions, stripes with animal prints

coverage and care for skin. Thanks to a groundbreaking

to create rooms with an interesting mix of textures,

deal with Procter & Gamble in 2004, the prestige brand

patterns and visuals.” Home is truly where the heart is

is now available locally, and globally, at mass market

for Iman. “Home is where I seduce my husband, nurture

outlets in the United States, Canada, the U.K., France,

my children, entertain my friends and nourish my soul,”

Africa and the Caribbean.

she announces on her website.

In 2010, this desire to cater to the "every woman"

Iman’s path to lifestyle guru has forged the way for

was captured once more in a second venture: a clothing

many other famous faces like Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum

line with HSN called IMAN Global Chic. From luxe bags

to create a career post modeling. She has been showered

to bold jewelry, the line immediately connected with

with numerous accolades for both her personal style

audiences, making it one of HSN’s two top sellers out of

and business acumen. In just the last few years alone,

more than 200 collections sold by the shopping network.

she has been honored with the coveted CFDA Fashion

That same year, she launched IMAN Home Fabrics, an

Icon Award in 2010 and the Hall of Fame Award by the

eclectic fabric collection for bedding and beyond, which

Accessories Council in 2013, selected by the Business

enjoyed a glitzy New York Fashion Week debut via a

of Fashion as one of the 500 Most Influential People and

custom-designed lounge by Iman and interior design

honored by BRAG (Black Retail Action Group) in 2013.

expert Carlos Mota. “I’m also the customer who wants

It’s a heady legacy, which, while based on beauty,

global treasures but doesn’t necessarily have the time to

clearly wasn’t built on incredible bone structure. The

travel all over the world,” she mentions.

depth and breadth of Iman’s success suggests a shrewd

In 2012, Iman’s world went digital with the launch of

business mind and a persona that suffers no fools. And

destinationiman.com, an online portal that presents her

despite being often called a living legend, Iman is not

multifaceted empire through a glossy, curated eye. The

ready to rest on her laurels. “Absolutely not,” she says.

editorial-driven site features advice, fashion tips and

“I’m constantly evolving. Honey, you are never too old to

a glimpse into her glamorous globe-trotting lifestyle.

learn a new trick.”

Opposite page: jacket by etro, etro.com; shoes by Donna Karan, donnakaran.com photographed at mica Studios

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W

alking into B. Akerlund’s studio is like

showcase their work.” Vigil explains that Akerlund gets

instead for a pair of leather leopard jeans. Akerlund, a

stepping onto an immaculate music

so many emails and messages from designers wanting

huge proponent of self-expression, speaks fondly of

video set. After all, the Swedish

to work with her that she sometimes overlooks them, but

her daughter’s sense of self. After all, she is launching

stylist-turned-entrepreneur

lends

with Who You Are, all that information will be collected

a website to encourage individualism and support

her vision to artists including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé,

in one place. While the site is invitation only, it is open

emerging designers—something she does in her own

Madonna and most recently Coldplay. Located on

to anyone in the creative field, including seamstresses

life. On the day of the shoot, she wears a custom black

Hollywood Boulevard, the penthouse shares a sidewalk

and interior designers. “We want to create a community

leather jacket with a zebra collar and red lining by New

with the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The space is dark but

in the world where creatives can collaborate with one

York designers The Cast.

airy. The white wall directly across the black entryway is

another,” Vigil adds.

Akerlund admits that while her website is done,

covered with graffiti. Elsewhere, two identical prints of

“I am trying to save fashion,” Akerlund announces,

the launch date remains TBD. “I am too much of a

David LaChapelle’s Amanda As Andy Warhol’s Marilyn

but not before we get into her 1979 Rolls-Royce, once

perfectionist,” she says. “I called in the Computer

add a bright pop of color contrasting with the dark wood

owned by Rod Stewart. She insists on taking photos

Ninjas, and they basically said to me, now you’re driving

floors and minimalist, black-and-white furniture. In the

at the Hollywood sign on Beachwood Drive, where she

a BMW, but you can be driving a Rolls-Royce. Of course,

kitchen, white dishes with skulls are on display.

lived from 1997 to 2002. On the drive there, we pass her

being a Rolls-Royce driver I want to be driving a Rolls-

Akerlund sits in a director’s chair, her back toward me,

previous home, where she and her roommates would

Royce.” She has always had a strong vision. “You have

with a Sphynx kitten in her lap. “It’s where she belongs,”

host two large bashes per year. “I was in my 20s and

to,” Akerlund says. “If you don’t have a vision, you don’t

Akerlund quips in her soft voice. At only 3 months old,

would sneak to the bathroom and call the cops on my

know how to get there. I always had a vision of where I

Beezelbub is the newest member of the family. She has

own party,” she confesses. “It always gets to the point

wanted to go. And I am living my dream.” That dream

had the feline for less than a week. “Beezelbub has her

you want everyone out.”

started at the age of 17. “I just wanted to be who I am

own Instagram [@felida_beezelbub],” Akerlund informs me.

These days, instead of wild parties, Akerlund has two

and not be judged for being different and having a vision

“She only has 53 followers and one photo.” The cat’s name,

beautiful 5-year-old daughters who, like their mother,

that wasn’t the same as everybody else. Because in the

taken from Satan’s right-hand man, wasn’t her doing, but

love to dress up. For Halloween, the pair was dressed

beginning of my career, people would tell me, ‘Oh, you’re

her husband’s, Swedish director Jonas Akerlund.

as Marie Antoinette, with one wearing a large, white

too crazy, you’re too this or that, you’re too much,’ but

While Akerlund gets her makeup done and metal

wig. The twins even have their own Instagram hashtag

then I found a place in the industry where my place was

Mohawk fastened, her employees, dressed mostly in

(#akerlundtwins). Akerlund tells me with a smile that

my vision, and now I get booked for those jobs for being

black, are working away on her new invitation-only website,

they’re currently going through a Shakira midriff-baring

who I am and not for being someone else. I want to teach

WhoYouAre.com. The saying is branded throughout the

stage. While as a child Akerlund was more of a tomboy,

that to the rest of the world. Be true to yourself,” she

studio—custom spray-painted in black-on-white leather

she admits that her daughters are still very much like

explains. “And that’s why my website is called Who You

chairs or glowing in pink fluorescent lights at the entrance.

her, with one daughter being particularly opinionated

Are, because I’m not trying to make you someone else.”

Who You Are is an online community for the creative

about her attire. “Ever since they were little, I always put

While Akerlund is eager to help others, they have to be

industry, connecting designers, photographers, stylists

out their clothes the night before they go to school so

willing to do the work. “People tell me that I am lucky. I am

and more.

The site will allow users to share their

there was no discussion. The first four years, it was fine.

not lucky. I work hard.” And that she does. Akerlund splits

portfolios and get feedback. Ultimately, they will be able

But now, she has a strong opinion of what is cool and not

her time between Sweden and California and is even working

to market their own designs and work, post and apply for

cool. And sometimes, I try to be practical.” For example,

on a clothing line set to launch this summer. “I feel like the

projects. And it’s 100 percent free to join. Who You Are

when she put out green sweatpants for her daughter for

younger generation is lazy. You have to go out there in the

CEO Cynthia Vigil says, “It’s all about helping creatives

art day, her daughter disapproved of the choice, opting

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“EVEN THOUGH EVERYONE SAYS MILK IS ALL ABOUT FASHION, IT’S NOT FASHION WE REALLY CARE ABOUT. IT’S CULTURE.”

“Can I tell you something?” Mazdack Rassi asks.

Andrew Carnegie’s steel empire, built by the magnate’s

We’re sitting in his office, an unnervingly sophisticated

obsessive ownership of each component along the

space where he presides over the web that is Milk—the

production line.

multimedia company he founded here in this former

When I first arrive at the brick warehouse on West

warehouse in the Meatpacking District, which he bought

15th Street, across from Chelsea Market, I pass Milk’s

in 1996, when animal carcasses still hung outside,

art gallery—currently shuttered for installation of a

and sold last year for $284 million. Poised on a black

Peter Arnell retrospective—to await an elevator amid

leather lounger, Rassi’s slim physique is sheathed in an

a handful of models primping on their iPhones. They

understated button-up, navy pants and leather shoes

exit on the second floor, where House (Milk’s casting

with no laces. He brandishes a demitasse of espresso,

arm) selects the too-pretty faces you see in Coca-Cola,

delivered by the lobby’s Smile Café, and confides, “We

Target and Gap ads.

are inherently cool.”

the catwalk that had just drawn Fashion Week crowds

secret projects, where Vogue shoots its covers, where

to Milk’s emerging designer showcase, Made, which

Patti Smith plays private shows, where Die Antwoord

has nurtured names like Alexander Wang and Proenza

found fame and, less importantly, where Lindsay

Schouler into stardom.

Lohan once broke her wrist (the headline the next day read “Spilt Milk”).

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Nearby, Studio D is empty and eerily quiet, bereft of

This is, after all, where Madonna works on top

The elevator climbs past the offices of companies like Giorgio Armani and Mulberry to the eighth floor, where

“Even though everyone says Milk is all about

the rest of Milk is housed. I enter an immaculate sitting

fashion, it’s not fashion that we really care about,”

area peppered with large-format photographs and low

Rassi explains. “It’s culture.” Milk’s multihanded

suede benches. White orchids at the reception desk

approach recalls Andy Warhol’s Factory, where artists,

contrast with a Philippe Starck-designed floor lamp—its

architects, dancers, filmmakers and photographers

disconcerting base a giant, golden gun.

mingled to produce startling, multigenre works. Yet

Despite the lunchtime hour, a massive mirror ball

Rassi’s factory, filled with what he calls “renaissance

rotates in a nearby room, casting a speckled glow over

creator kids,” is far more productive than Warhol’s

Milk Equipment Rental’s gear. It’s utilized by Milk’s

ever was. In fact, it might be more closely related to

award-winning film company, Legs, the force behind

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“i always think of MADE WHEN WE STARTED IT, AND I THINK IT WAS HOW DYSON LOOKED AT THE VACUUM. IT WAS LIKE, WHY CAN’T ANYONE MAKE A VACUUM THAT WORKS?” music videos for bands ranging from Foster the People

In 2009, the Milk team noticed how New York’s

to Björk. In another room, a small army of designers

fashion industry had grown increasingly inhospitable to

edits images for the company’s retouching boutique,

young designers, who were taxed by high rent and a lack

Velem. It is clear, by the time I enter Rassi’s office, that

of resources. To counter that, they partnered with MAC

Milk is a well-oiled machine: Listen closely, and you can

Cosmetics to launch Made Fashion Week, Milk’s most

almost hear it hum.

visible arm. “I always think of Made when we started it,

Milk didn’t start out that way. When it first opened in

and I think it was how Dyson looked at the vacuum,”

1997, it was simply a photography studio with the good

Rassi remembers. “It was like, why can’t anyone build a

fortune of having Patrick DeMarchelier as its first client.

vacuum cleaner that works?”

But after a few years, Rassi realized that “any idiot”

The program gave promising designers free studio

could rent out a space; what was more difficult was to

space to construct their collections, which were then

become a part of the creative process. So together with

debuted on the catwalk. Made became known as the

partners Jenne Lombardo and Keith Baptista, Rassi set

hip, alternative younger sister of the more stuffy Lincoln

about transforming Milk into a one-stop cultural center.

Center event. Today, more than half of the nominees

First, he opened the gallery, then Milk’s digital platform, milkmade.com. After that came a small jam

at the CFDA awards are Made graduates—people like Joseph Altuzarra, Billy Reid and Pamela Love.

studio in the basement where everyone from Theophilus

It has been a long road, but Milk now sits at the

London to Gary Clark Jr. has performed. The trio

table where ideas are being crafted, and though it has

collaborated with Vice on the Creator’s Project and

grown increasingly commercial, Rassi insists that he’s

threw huge parties to promote it that drew influencers.

still motivated by the same desire, which is to provide a platform for the next generation of artists.

their fun-loving point of view, hoping that whatever it

“There’s no doubt that Milk thinks a little bit differently

was that attracted millennials to Milk might rub off on

today,” he says. “We think about media. We think about

them too. They were soon picking up clients like Lexus,

things that we didn’t before, but that’s because if we

Smartwater and Theory. “We became this de facto

don’t build that part, then it’s just a bunch of cool kids in

modern agency,” Rassi says.

a building. And we’re talking to ourselves.”

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LEFT: custom camouflage trunks by globetrotter. ABOVE: a METAL CABINET wooster purchased 18 YEARS AGO WHILE ANTIQUING WITH Alfredo Paredes IN THE HAMPTONS. beside it, a FRENCH CAMPAIGN FOLDING CHAIR found AT A GREENWICH AVENUE SHOP 25 YEARS AGO.

“I would love to live in a store,” Nick Wooster confides.

“This isn’t even the exact color I want,” he says.

His full name, Nickelson Wooster, even sounds like one.

It’s precisely that discretionary eye that has made the

Stepping inside his West Village apartment, it’s hard not

fashion icon’s name, earning the respect of bloggers

to believe we’ve just discovered Manhattan’s coolest

around the globe and inspiring GQ to dub him the “alpha

boutique. Lined across the black living room shelves,

male of American street style.” This morning, he has yet

shiny brogues and distressed work boots stand at

to step outside where his picture is snapped daily by

attention—among them a pair of Tricker's wingtips that

admirers, but Wooster is ready. He’s wearing a dapper

Wooster bought 30 years ago and still wears. Filling two

Dries Van Noten jacket over a Brooks Brothers button-

leather trays on an entry table, dozens of sunglasses in

up, RTH army pants and Adidas Stan Smith shoes. An

all shapes and colors await the day’s selection. Atop the

oversize pin joins the two ends of his shirt collar—an

kitchen cabinets, a collection of fedoras and bowler hats

offbeat detail that, along with his theatrical pouf of

rest on paint cans, which only recently held the gravel

hair and perfectly groomed white beard, lends him an

hue that now covers the walls.

eccentric but gentlemanly air. “The structure may be

Wooster moved into the one-bedroom five months ago; he previously lived in a studio in the same building

classic,” he says. “But the effect is not.” We dub it Willy Wonka meets Ulysses S. Grant.

after moving back to New York from L.A. five years ago.

Despite having innately good taste, the 54-year-old

The prewar apartment on the corner of Christopher

has never designed clothes but has instead spent his

Street and Greenwich Avenue, just a stone’s throw from

life buying them. “I’m a merchant,” he explains, humbly

neighborhood favorites like Waverly Inn and Morandi,

positioning

receives beautiful south and west light, and he likes the

Browne and Karl Lagerfeld. “I have ideas, and I know

contrast of a dark space.

how to put things together.” During more than three

himself

beneath

“creators”

like

Thom

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decades in the business, he has served as the men’s

vase of bright daisies, once belonged to a friend. Two

fashion director for Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman

matching Lucite lamps flanking the couch were given to

Marcus and held various stints at Barneys, Polo Ralph

him 18 years ago by George Cortina, who also gave him

Lauren, Calvin Klein and even JCPenney. He currently

a bedroom dresser originally owned by Martha Stewart.

lends his curatorial judgement to Gilt Man and Lardini.

“I now know Martha, and I told her I lacquered it black,”

Yet it’s not just aesthetics but kinship that factors into his curation. “I always feel differently wearing

Wooster says with a slight grin. “She didn’t say she was upset, but …”

something when I have a relationship with the person

Though such objects conjure fond memories, his

who created it,” he says, pointing to designer friends

heart is still on Fifth Avenue. “I always think about the

like Thom Browne and Mark McNairy. The same extends

Goodman family that lived above Bergdorf Goodman,”

to his home décor. When he purchased the structural

he says. “That’s a total dream for me.” He’d settle for

gray sofa in the living room from Stephen Kenn, he and

Barneys or even Dover Street. In case that doesn’t work

the furniture designer spent a nightmarish afternoon

out, his backup plan is to eventually move into a two-

together walking it up the stairs. The colorful oil portrait

bedroom if one opens up in his current building, then

now hanging above it was painted by a long-time friend,

he could use one of the rooms as a closet. Yet looking

the Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Smith.

around his living room today, surrounded by the shoes

Most of the items in his apartment have sentimental value, attached in some way to people who matter in

This page: wooster's hats are modeled by empty paint cans above the kitchen cabinets. Opposite: "I ACTUALLY LIKE SHOES, SO I DON'T MIND LOOKING AT THEM,' he SAYS OF HIS LIVINGROOM DISPLAY.

that he loves, Wooster lets out a sigh. “I don’t even know if one room would do it.”

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clockwise from left: Greenwich Lane Façade; the view from Greenwich Lane; west penthouse at Greenwich Lane

This high-end neighborhood is heavy on style Text by michael ewing

restaurants,” says Debra Kameros, a licensed associate

Green West at 245 West 14th Street, an area that blends the

real estate broker at Douglas Elliman, about the culture

best elements of the Meatpacking District, Chelsea and the

and feel of the West Village. The beautiful, tree-lined

West Village.

blocks of historic townhouses and converted former

“Most importantly, Village Green West is targeting LEED

Entry into the West Village is not just limited by its

warehouses and commercial buildings have all contributed

Gold certification, which ensures that residents will be living

expensive real estate but also the diagonal and maze-

to the “best possible combination of peaceful and serene

in a healthy environment,” says Michael Namer, the chief

like nature of the streets. The zigzags, loops and slanted

surroundings,” she adds.

executive officer and founder of Alfa Development.

avenues are enough to make your head spin, and even

“People fall in love with its cozy streets and historic, low-

The 12-story building initially launched its sales at the

the most veteran New Yorkers find themselves relying on

rise buildings, and there are so many charming boutiques

start of the year, marketing its 27 residences between $1.3

taxis to navigate the streets. But for those brave enough to

and restaurants,” says Ariel Cohen, the founder of the

million and $11 million. Each of the residences achieves an

venture through the labyrinth, a wonderful world awaits with

Ariel Cohen Team at Douglas Elliman. “In many ways, it

old New York aesthetic with industrial brick facades, iron

some of the finest real estate in New York.

resembles London’s Chelsea neighborhood.”

detailing and black steel-paned windows. Completion and

“The West Village is a very friendly place, like a sophisticated small town. People actually talk to each other in elevators, on the streets, in the cafés and

occupancy is slated to start at the turn of the new year. New Developments on the Market The Corcoran Group is leading development on Village

“Because of the demand for purchasing and renting in the West Village, it is unlikely that we will see decreases

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in price throughout the neighborhood,” says Erin Stabb

Management and Angelo, Gordon & Co bought the

A short distance away, Greenwich Lane is reimagining

of Town. “The purchase of new condos continues to soar,

remaining units and converted them to 64 one-, two-,

living in the West Village with its five buildings and five

especially toward the Hudson River.”

three- and four-bedroom homes. The asking rent for the

townhouses centered around a 15,000 square foot private

A few blocks away, the Printing House West Village at

uniquely designed spaces will range from $2.1 million

garden off 12th Street. Each of the buildings vary in size—

421 Hudson Street has received substantial interest in its

to $6.5 million. The building lacks the common amenity

one of which holds nine residences, another has 12, and one

recent conversion. Nearly a century ago, the building was

of a gym, but the landlords inked a deal with Equinox to

even has 58—but all have the same amenities that come

allocated to the printing industry and deeded by Queen

offer its state-of-the-art training facilities, rooftop pool

with luxury residences.

Anne of England to Trinity Church, one of Manhattan’s

and a sun deck.

“Our buyers are attracted to the Greenwich Lane

largest landlords, to occupy the space. The building was

“The Printing House just went through a major overhaul.

because of this unique dichotomy: the ability to live in a

then transformed into residential units in the late 1970s

Apartments have been turned into glamorous show-

boutique, West Village building but have the amenities of a

and then again in 1980, with 80 of the 184 units selling

stopping homes,” said Jocelyn Turken of Warburg Realty.

much larger building,” says Justin D’Adamo, the managing

over the years.

“It's a building with a fun history and gorgeous apartments

director of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. “A resident

you can move into tomorrow.”

can live in a building with only eight other neighbors but have

Myles Horn of ABC Properties, Belvedere Capital

Photos courtesy of Myles Horn of ABC Properties, Belvedere Capital Management, and Angelo, Gordon & Co

Clockwise from left: inside the Printing House; bird's-eye view of a unit at the Printing House; the living room at Printing House

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715 Washington Street

the private amenities of a large fitness center, a 25-meter

Similar to the Greenwich Village, gentrification and

pool, steam and massage rooms, a golf simulator, a lounge,

revitalization has been long on its way with only a few

“The growth of the Meatpacking District and the opening

a dining room, a demonstration kitchen, a screening room

plots of land that have not been developed. “There isn’t

of the Whitney Museum and High Line all contribute to the

and a children’s playroom.”

a lot of land to build new construction on, and anything

trends we are seeing in this area. People are flocking to the

Pricing starts at a little more than $2 million for one-

that is built will be required to adhere to historic district

area,” mentions Steve Snider of Core. “The rental market

bedrooms and increases through five-bedrooms at $12.5

rules, so the flavor of the area is unlikely to ever change,”

also continues to be very strong with low inventory.”

million. “The Greenwich Lane is at the eastern edge of the

explains Turken. “I think you will see every garage, every run-down

rise, mostly protected buildings to the west,” D’Adamo

house, every empty lot turned into ultra luxury housing,”

adds. “This preservation of views is a significant draw to

say Robin and Jeremy Stein of the Stein Team at Sotheby’s

our buyers.”

International Realty.

Where do you go from the West Village?

that as long as the landmarks stick to their guns, then the

The pair further supported Turken’s statement, noting It’s hard to find fault in such a desired neighborhood.

architecture will not change. Some even attribute the growing

“The reality for most is that once they are in the West Village and get settled, they do not feel the the need to move,” he continues. “Where do you go from the West Village?”

715 Washington photo by Evan Joseph

Greenwich Village Historic District looking over the low-

demand for the West Village to the surrounding areas.

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clockwise from left: the kitchen of a unit at 34 West 13th Street; living area of a unit at 34 West 13th Street 66 West 11th Street

downtown’s gold coast Text by michael ewing

to its end on the northern side of the park.

“Greenwich Village has always been known as the

“The gentrification we live amongst was already

Mecca of the art scene, where many talented musicians,

It is hard to imagine that the Washington Square Arch,

in full swing by 2004,” remarks Robin Stein, working

actors and writers began their careers. The population

which draws its influence from the Arc de Triomphe

alongside Jeremy Stein on the Stein Team of Sotheby’s

and neighborhood as a whole have experienced

in France and has become an iconic symbol for both

International Realty. “But over the last 10 years, we’ve

immense changes with the construction of many high-

Greenwich Village and New York University, was defaced

seen a filling in of the gaps.”

end condominiums, making it one of New York’s most

with graffiti and vandalism 30 years ago. The sweeping

“That stretch along Seventh Avenue, which was once

expensive zip codes,” adds Emily Beare, a broker at

changes that revitalized New York in the early 1990s

a bit unappealing with ambulances idling, will soon be

Core. “However, the community still remains very strong

cleaned off and polished its glistening Tuckahoe marble

a very sought-after stretch,” continues Stein. “This sort

in trying to preserve its identity of being a free-living and

hue and transformed the neighborhood. The area around

of sums up a facet of change in the Village: an unsightly

liberal area.”

the monument and Washington Square Park is referred

hospital, which served the entire neighborhood, along

to as the Gold Coast for its Greek Revival townhouses,

with many neighboring ones, is being replaced with high-

the decadent condominiums along Waverly Place and

end housing, marking a change for the better for anyone

the last bit of Fifth Avenue that runs from Union Square

looking for a great apartment to buy.”

With Great Art Comes Great Housing Pricing is steep, with a simple two-bedroom along lower Fifth Avenue hovering in the $2.5 million range, Stein

34 West 13th Street photos courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty; 66 West 11th Street photos by Evan Joseph

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and co-op buildings, and in recent years, more condominiums have been built or converted.” “The trend for larger apartments has driven owners and developers to convert multifamily townhouses back to their original splendor as single family homes,” says Lyon Porter, a sales and leasing director at Town Greenwich Village and Town Soho. “The exciting part of this is that they improve on the original floor plans and add floor area ratio wherever

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Between Fifth Avenue and University Place, 12 East 13th Street has started its marketing campaign. The building, which was originally built in 1930, had previously functioned as a 45,000-square-foot Hertz parking garage. A joint venture between DHA Capital and Continental Properties decided to convert the entire building to eight luxury homes. “The building allowed the developers to enhance a beautiful and solid structure with modern and distinctive features,” says Dan Hollander, a managing principal at DHA Capital. “It originally had eight floors, and now it will have 12, after a beautiful four-story glass structure is added to the top of the building.” The upper three floors of the glass structure will comprise the crowning triplex penthouse. Five of the eight residences, including the triplex, will hit

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the market this year. Sales are listed in the $7.5-million-to-$18.95-million range for former sets of apartments, with the penthouse hitting the market for $30.5 million. 12 East 13th Street will also house a parking floor, operated by Park Plus, which commands robots to retrieve their cars in 90 seconds. NYU and the Neighborhood Calling Greenwich Village home, New York University has had a strong presence in the area since its founding in 1831. The university is one of the city’s largest real estate landlords and owns many buildings in the area, including a freshman dormitory on Fifth Avenue and several row houses for faculty and offices on the Gold Coast.

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The school has also initiated plans to revitalize some of its property under TKTK

a massive expansion plan called NYU 2031. It is difficult to understand the current and full scope of the plan, as every detail of it has been protested by Greenwich Village residents, NYU professors, city council members and even notable celebrities. Opinions regarding its effect on real estate in the area are just as varied among industry professionals. “New York University brings in over 50,000 students to the community and about 18,000 employees,” notes Beare regarding the university’s contribution in the area. “The community [also] has a strong voice, and I believe they will work with NYU to come up with a solution that will satisfy both parties.”

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“The school plays a huge role in the community, and the expansion is going to add a lot of value to the Village South,” adds Porter. “As an alumnus, I believe that they are adding a lot of value in regards to jobs. Judging by aesthetics, the plans look to be the most forward-thinking in the history of NYU’s expansion.” “NYU keeps the neighborhood honest and grounded, in my opinion,” says Stein. “The entire village would become housing for the wealthy.” A few at the Marketing Directors added to the sentiment, noting that parents have also bought condominiums in the area for their children to live and hold for investments.

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“A STORE THAT SELLS CHOCOLATE, SALT AND FLOWERS? YES, INDEED.”

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Bars: Marie's Crisis: The drinks play a supporting role to the belting of Broadway show

Unique Stores in the Neighborhood: Hudson and Charles Butcher: For a perfect

tunes, but it’s the convivial and unpretentious nature of the joint that keeps me coming

roast chicken to go. Leo Design: It calls its gifts and home decor pieces "handsome,"

back—that and a chance to sing “Pippin.” Orient Express: Dark and mysterious—you

and I would agree. The Meadow: A store that sells chocolate, salt and flowers? Yes,

feel like you're in an Agatha Christie novel. I love its Danube, a mix of vodka, lime, mint

indeed. I am partial to its Bonnat Ceylan Bittersweet Bar.

and fresh cucumber soda. Cowgirl NYC: I particularly love its good margarita served in

Restaurants: Good Restaurant: I come here at least once a week for the fish tacos or

a big ol' mason jar.

the Fried Chicken Mondays. I sit at the window bar and watch the world go by. Zampa:

Coffee Spots: S'nice: Care for some vegan food with your coffee? You will here.

The best wines paired with the best Italian food. The lasagna is perfect. Café Cluny:

Roasting Plant: If Willy Wonka opened a coffee place, it would look like this. Grounded

French-inflected new-American fare. I could eat the tuna burger every night.

Organic Coffee and Tea House: A funky, low-key neighborhood spot tucked away on

Galleries: Robin Rice Gallery: A beautiful gallery specializing in contemporary

Jane Street.

photography with an outpost in Bridgehampton, too. Gavin Brown's Enterprise: You

Bakeries: Milk and Cookies: You can have your cookie baked on the spot. Now

never know what to expect when you enter, and you wouldn’t want it any other way.

how bad can that be? Amy's Bread: Its Tangy Sourdough Boule and any of its twists

Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurant: Hakata Tonton: Low-key Japanese in the heart of

(especially the black olive) will send you to bread heaven.

bustling Sheridan Square. Come in for the Tonton Hot Pot, and you will keep coming

Places to Shop: Flight 001: As a frequent traveler, this store has saved me more than

back for it. Ellary's Greens: A bit nicer than a hole-in-the-wall, but this neighborhood

once. Odin: I stock up on Todd Snyder T-shirts here. Bookbook: Great selection, well-lit

place will win you over with healthy and totally delicious flavorful food. Village Pizza: We

and a knowledgeable staff. Maison Martin Margiela: The legendarily reclusive designer’s

all have our slice place, right, New Yorkers? The friendly guys behind the counter are

brand has a men's and women's shop for everything from eyebrow-raising, runway-ready

true New Yawk.

pieces to luxurious basics. Teich: It’s easy to come in here for a gift and come out with

Grooming: Fellow Barber: It has an old-school feel with a modern twist. In true barber

something for yourself. My favorite so far? My brass railroad cuff by Giles and Brother.

style, there are no reservations, but it is worth the wait. Also a great selection of

Saturdays Surf NYC: I'm not a surfer, but I can still buy this brand’s clothing. It’s a cool

grooming products such as my fave, Baxter of California's Clay Pomade.

mix of casual, effortless clothing with just the right amount of “oomph.”

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Following a 15-year modeling career, Rebecca Edwardson became a model Real Estate Broker What do you credit your success as a broker to? As with all professions, I believe that the key to success is diligent hard work and organization. I’ve applied these principles to all my endeavors and found that it always works. You were recently awarded Warburg’s top 10 agents of the year. Congratulations! When I began my career as a real estate agent eight years ago, I had the fortune of being rookie of the year. Since then, I’ve consistently been a successful broker, but I have to say it’s exciting to reach the level of No. 4 company-wide. My background has a lot to do with my success—I’m fortunate to have a long history in highend sales, including before I began working in real estate. In my 20s, I was a successful fashion model, which gave me a strong education in marketing and selling luxury products. After that, I attended Columbia University and obtained my degree in art history. Fashion, art and highend real estate are all very aesthetic industries that cater to the luxury market. The fact that I now have a 20-plus year background in catering to a high-end luxury market and clientele has proven to be an invaluable asset to my success in real estate. You were also on the show Selling New York. What was that like? Selling New York was a lot of fun. Before I started filming, I have to admit, I was a little nervous, but as soon as the camera started rolling, it all became natural. I can talk about real estate all day, because I love it so much. And because of my previous modeling career, I felt very comfortable in front of the camera. Did the show impact your career? The episode on terrace properties gave way to some nice feedback. Several buyers and sellers with an interest in those properties were quick to reach out. Where are you from originally? I’m originally from L.A., but I left at 18 to live in Paris for three years as a model. After that I moved to New York, where I’ve been for 20 years now. Tell me something you consider a specialty. I cater to two primary market segments, high-end luxury properties and the terrace market. On

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the luxury end, I sell everything from high-end luxury condos and coops to multimillion-dollar pied-à-terres. On the terrace end, I am literally the only broker that caters to this niche. I decided to service the terrace market, because people looking for terraces are completely uncompromising—they have a very specific idea about the types of terraces they want, which is tied directly to their particular lifestyle. It’s very important for some people to be able to step outside on their own private outdoor space and do something as simple as sip a cup of coffee under the open sky without being bothered by anyone else. The only way to do that in NYC is to have your own private terrace. Given the demand and specificity that comes along with a terraced property and the needs of those buyers and sellers, you have to have a broker who really understands that niche market. And to be honest, most brokers are very confused on values of terraces and what constitutes a terrace. A balcony is not a terrace to a terrace lover! You’ve created a system for categorizing outdoor space? Impressive! Yes, I started building a database for tracking all terrace properties in Manhattan. The database categorizes the properties according to what kind of terrace it has and the terrace’s square footage. Is it a set-back terrace, wrap, roof deck, patio or garden? Does it have a pool or a greenhouse? With this level of detail, I can see how these properties are selling and the price per square foot that they’re obtaining. This plays to one of my strongest suits—I’m good at determining values. Do you have any other specialties? I’d say I add value through increased knowledge. For one, I’m a very data- and research-oriented broker. I take the time to really dig in and look at the sales trends, how neighborhoods are developing and where the best values are. Also, because I’ve been living in Manhattan for 20 years, I literally know every neighborhood. As a result, I’m able to help buyers decide what neighborhood and even building will best suit their particular needs. And on the sell side, there isn’t a neighborhood or building I can’t handle, because I already know them.

Do you have any new listings about which you’re particularly excited? I’ll be listing a celebrity pied-à-terre in the Village. As a full-service, prewar condo, it’s already very rare, but it’s also a stunning jewel of a home with every square inch of it finished in the most beautiful materials. It’s not surprising it’s so special—it was designed by the famous designer Kelly Wearstler, who The New Yorker once called "the presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design." The apartment itself is really a work of art, and I’m beyond excited to be selling it. Are there any particular neighborhoods you think are hot right now? I think Madison Square Park is well on its way to being the price leader of Downtown Manhattan. It has always been a great neighborhood due to the gorgeous park and central location. But there are some exciting changes that are setting it apart from the rest of the market. The two most expensive Downtown condos are nearly sold out and will become occupied over the next year: One Madison Square Park and 10 Madison Square West. In addition, there are more and more amazing restaurants and amenities coming to the neighborhood, not to mention the iconic MetLife Tower is being converted into a high-end hotel. Once all these changes are completed in the next couple of years, I think this neighborhood will be one of the most coveted in the city. Why should a buyer or seller choose you? I think the most compelling reason is in the feedback from my past buyers and sellers. All of my past clients have either referred their friends and colleagues to me or come back to me to either sell or purchase again. I figure I must be doing a good job if I’m making my clients happy enough to come back for more or make the referral.

warburg Realty Rebecca I. Edwardson / Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker / redwardson@warburgrealty.com / 212.300.1826

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spotlight west village and greenwich village This month, SCENE takes a look inside some of the most impressive West Village and Greenwich Village homes on the market.

175 West 12th Street $5,225,000

147 Waverly Place $4,995,000

Terrace lovers, rejoice! Enjoy breathtaking views of historic Greenwich Village from this high-floor condominium with more than 1,300 square feet of private terrace directly off the living room. This rarely available two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is approximately 1,700 square feet with incredible closet space and offers the rarest of luxuries, protected views and complete privacy from nearly every room. Stan Ponte, Sotheby's International Realty, 212.606.4109

This rare doorman condo is located at the epicenter of the West Village on a charming, tree-lined street. The serene spacious loft-style residenceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in one of Downtown's most loved buildingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; features a timeless and sophisticated design, with a south-facing, 27-foot-wide living/dining room overlooking historic townhouses and gardens. The kitchen features stainless steel counters, a vented hood, a wine refrigerator and appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele. There is a large master suite and well-appointed, windowed, five-piece master bath, complete with a steam shower, a soaking tub and radiant-heated floors. The building offers a full-time doorman, super and beautifully landscaped rooftop deck with stunning skyline views. Mary Ellen Cashman, Stribling & Associates, 646.613.2616 / Sean Turner, Stribling & Associates, 646.613.2619

22 Mercer Street $4,100,000

92 Horatio Street, #4I $799,000

This grand space features two large bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths complemented by soaring ceiling heights, arched window details, beautiful walnut hardwood floors and woodburning fireplaces. The spectacular Bulthaup-designed kitchen features wood cabinets, granite countertops and Miele, Gaggeneau and Sub-Zero appliances. The unit also offers oversize closets, a washer and dryer, central heat and air-conditioning, eastern exposures, prewar details, oversize windows and storage space.

This beautiful one-bedroom co-op includes a brick fireplace and hardwood floors in the main living area, while the kitchen comes complete with stainless steel appliances. The bathroom has a full-size tub and ceramic tile floors. Building amenities include an elevator, a laundry room and a live-in superintendent. To the south are the quaint winding streets of the Village, while Chelsea Market, the High Line and many restaurants and cobblestone plazas are located due north. This home is full of prewar charm but offers easy access to the best of modern NYC. Christopher Butt, Citi Habitats, 917.721.0202

Silvana Mander, Brown Harris Stevens, 212.317.7706

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Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict

Nick Graham

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Vanessa Bismarck, Alessandra Codina

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Daniel Craig, Jimmy Fallon

Alan Cumming, Reese Witherspoon

Marisa Tomei, Allison Williams, Bee Shaffer

Billie Lourd, Matt Bomer

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa

Andy Cohen, Sandy Gallin

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Bryan Lourd, Madonna

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DETH KILLERS store Launch

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ask annelise

dear annelise Text by annelise peterson

When is it O.K. to ditch the boots and start wearing my wedges and peep-toe

I am searching for a new face cream that will provide me with all the benefits

heels again? This seems to be an on-again, off-again debate in my head once

of using the 10-plus products I am currently using. Is there one cream that

springtime starts coming back around. Is there a specific month? Date? Time?

does it all? Also, bonus points if the product could be used by my boyfriend

As much as I love my boots, I’m completely over this season and the cold weather.

as well, since I caught him “borrowing” mine!

Please give me something to look forward to! Help! Dear Serious Celine Do you wear white after Labor Day? Must your clutch and shoes always match?

Layering is great when it’s a Sant Ambroeus mille-feuille, but when it comes to skin care, I advocate a streamlined two-to-three step regime. Unnecessary

Although I applaud your attention to etiquette, your black-and-white rules need no

additives such as sweet-smelling perfumes, pore-clogging oils and toxic preservatives

longer apply. Twenty-first-century style is all about challenging preconceived notions

often accompany each layer of product. Times that by 10, and your risk of adopting

and revolutionizing rules created by those 20th-century magazine editors whose very

unsightly skin conditions while exposing yourself to long-term health concerns has more

relevance is in question. Who would have thought we would see Céline renditions

than multiplied. Furthermore, cream compounding adds up! If you take into account all

of the classic Birkenstock on the Upper East Side in year 2014?

the time and money invested in front of your vanity-slathering serums, you may discover

The answer to your question is simple: Make the rules work for you and your lifestyle. Although I do not suggest you wear sandals in the snow, if the sun is shining and the pedicure is fresh, why not let your pinky toes take a peek? Wedges in the middle of

points run on your AmEx that could be used racing to Bergdorf for Blahniks! Sigh. The best solution to your medicine cabinet dilemma is Keep It Simple Skincare (KISS). Wash with a nonabrasive cleanser such as Cetaphil or Purpose, and follow it up

winter may look a bit silly, but if you’re headed to a Michael Kors fashion show with

with an all-in-one anti-aging moisturizer such as Dr. Macrene’s 37 Extreme Actives that

Blake Lively, you may be the only one not wearing spring 2014 from head to toe.

combines all the benefits of 10 products in one simple jar. Available at Net-a-porter and

Etiquette has its place when used as guidelines instead of hard-and-fast rules for

Neiman’s, 37 Extreme Actives is toxin-free and great for all skin types and delivers

behavior. Although you won’t see me wearing peep-toe heels on Perry Street,

anti-aging benefits in unisex packaging for borrowing boyfriends that know best!

I love nothing more than a crisp white ensemble on a wintery west side.

And don’t forget, KISS includes an SPF, even in the winter months to make sure you stay kissably skin cancer and wrinkle free.

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Dear Boot-Sick Beth

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