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136 deep blue: the multitalented, megaambitious demi lovato is the real deal. by kate williams. photographed by marvin scott jarrett. styled by daniela jung 144 l.a. story: winter florals feel right at home in sunny cali. photographed by mads teglers. styled by melanie buchhave

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radar 172 a lot like love: imogen poots isn’t your average sappy movie sweetheart. by denise martin. photographed by guy lowndes 176 happy holliday: holliday grainger brings the ultimate badass, bonnie parker, to life. by wendy douglas. photographed by dan wilton 178 grin + bare it: shameless’ emma greenwell isn’t afraid to get gritty. by phoebe reilly. photographed by guy lowndes

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janua 180 abbey road: downton abbey’s new addition gary carr keeps it creative. by nick duerden. photographed by ash kingston

181 ok computer: for youtube sensation tori kelly, internet stardom is only the beginning. by maura kutner. photographed by lorenzo dalbosco 182 capital gains: everyone’s on the edge of their seats awaiting banks’s debut full-length album. by jessica hopper. photographed by kathy lo 185 culture club: the season’s best art, books, movies, tech, and more 194 latin class: take your travels to culturally rich colombia. by lisa mischianti 197 shopping list 200 bag check: going for baroque. packed by dani stahl

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At NYLON, we’ve been thinking about 2014 for the better part of the past year— in April, we’re celebrating the magazine’s 15th anniversary. There’s so much great stuff happening in our world: My friend Jeremy Scott is now the creative director at Moschino, nylonmag.com’s redesign is up and running, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is coming out in May, and soon we’ll unveil a bigger, badder NYLON TV. And that’s just for starters. In a few weeks, casting will begin for the next season of America’s Next Top Model. I shot the Cycle 20 winner, Jourdan Miller, in Bali for this issue; check it out on page 164. It was an amazing location, and I had a lot of fun on set with my friend, hairstylist Daniel Erdman, and NYLON’s fashion director, J. Errico. We can’t wait to see where we end up next season—hopefully, somewhere we’ve never been. MARVIN SCOTT JARRETT EDITOR-IN-CHIEF



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blue heaven Whether it’s making music, acting, or designing nail art, Demi Lovato rocks everything she puts her mind to. That includes the azure ombré tresses she sported at her NYLON cover shoot, which received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from everyone on set. Lovato’s willingness to experiment came in handy when it was time to select looks. “She has fun with fashion,” says stylist Daniela Jung. “I decided to go for a California grunge vibe, so we played around with layering and listened to old-school No Doubt.” Hairstylist Andy Lecompte


stayed true to the concept, adding volume and texture to Lovato’s already lush mane by applying thickening lotion, blow-drying it with a round brush, and finishing with smoothing oil. Lovato’s flawless features don’t require much cosmetic enhancement, so makeup artist Georgie Eisdell used a light hand. “Demi has perfect skin and beautiful eyes, so we just played them up a bit,” she says. That meant subtle brown smoky eyes, a naturallooking flush, and glossy lips.


auty note: “I applied beige cream shadow to her lids, layere d light brown powder shadow on top, and then blended dark brown shadow at the lash line,” says Eisdell.

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c ontributor s diane vadino writer, brooklyn, ny penned a love letter to the sundance film festival in culture club (page 185).

j. errico nylon fashion director, nyc styled america’s next top model winner jourdan miller for the fashion feature “bali pop” (page 164).

“bali has a very special place in my heart. i’ve visited several times, and it’s one of my favorite spots in the world, so it was great to style a story there. and, as always, it was a pleasure working with antm—keep havin’ me back, guys!” twitter handle: @j_errico latest discovery: crossfit. i’m obsessed. travel plans: two weeks in the caribbean for the new year digital fixation: candy crush. i kill it on the subway. compulsively reading: autobiography by morrissey mode of transport: uber and delta secret skill: i’m a great spaghetti-slinger. sartorial signature: new-wave boarding-school badass


napoleon perdis makeup artist, hollywood, ca created the beauty looks seen in “up all night” (page 130).

“holiday beauty is about creating a standout look that kicks the ‘everyday’ up a notch.” hails from: double bay, sydney, australia twitter handle: @napoleonperdis latest discovery: a vintage rectangular malachite fornasetti dish for my office desk playing on repeat: iggy azalea’s “work” compulsively reading: the only thing that matters by neale donald walsch mode of transport: bentley continental spur sartorial signature: a sneaker collection bigger than a rap artist’s: everything from jeremy scott, mcqueen, raf simons, and kanye west for vuitton to nike and reebok

“i was inspired to write about sundance because this will be the first year i won’t cover it since, like, 2000. it’s the one big event that i’ve attended religiously. i can’t tell you what i would give for it to be held somewhere warm.” hails from: whitehouse station, nj twitter handle: @dianevadino travel plans: switzerland, to this tiny village in the alps called leukerbad that has a spa complex with a “sauna village”—a group of little log cabins with different kinds of saunas inside playing on repeat: i would be lying if i said it was anything but bruce springsteen, with a dash of that new chris carrabba band (even though my brother-in-law, who worked security at a club in philadelphia, says chris carrabba is a dick). online fixation: obsessively checking the stats on my travel blog, travelcrush.org mode of transport: i have two weeks left on a eurail pass, so i’m spending as much time as i can on a train until it expires. secret skill: forgetting to return important emails and showing up to appointments late. also, making delicious smoothies, frequently with chia seeds. sartorial signature: something from american apparel, with croissant crumbs on it

melanie buchhave stylist, copenhagen created the looks seen in the fashion feature “l.a. story” (page 144).

“styling the l.a. fashion feature was an absolute delight, especially because our model couldn’t have been more perfect.” latest discovery: kirin j callinan travel plans: india in january for a birthday party! i’ve never been before. playing on repeat: cnn 666’s “rainbow sweater” online fixation: reading all about ufos mode of transport: bicycle secret skill: secret-keeping sartorial signature: my old tony mora boots

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With a New York attitude and retro hiphop references, Kelly Shami’s creations are all about irreverence. “Jewelry doesn't have to be ‘pretty,’” says Shami, who works as a graphic designer in NYLON’s art department by day. “It can be badass and empowering.” Her eponymous line is a range of earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces, and unique hand-bars. “I wanted to create something that would make people do a double take,” she explains. The oferings pay tribute to the city that never sleeps with a skyline-shaped piece and items with “uptown” and “downtown” inscriptions. The range is rife with tongue-incheek sass, like a subtly insolent screw cuf with “u” prong. Clever allusions to lyrics from the likes of TLC to Michael Jackson to The Notorious B.I.G. abound. “It seems only right to make things I would like to wear myself,” Shami says of her inspiration. Lucky for us, she has great taste. LISA MISCHIANTI kellyshami.com

For Hudson, it’s not enough to simply dabble in leather goods—this month, the brand is introducing a 16-piece assortment of leather basics ranging from $498 to $1,395 that was inspired by the adventurous spirit of Woodstock. So yes, there are crimsoncolored bell-bottoms, but there are also slick motocross pants and easygoing shorts with an elastic waist. In other words: something for everyone with an inner rebel. ASHLEY BAKER hudsonjeans.com



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t i c k l e d p ink Smart, sweet, edgy, and culturally relevant, musician Christina Perri is practically Minkpink personified. So it’s only fitting that the artist behind “Jar of Hearts” and “A Thousand Years” is the face of the brand's spring campaign, out in January. Here, Perri talks singing and style with Lisa Mischianti. How did you get into music? I always remember singing. When I was 13 I got a Beatles album, and it changed my life. I wrote my first song at 15—just taught myself three guitar chords by watching a VHS tape of Blind Melon. I taught myself piano, too.

What's your sound? Singer-songwriter meets pop radio. Who are some of your musical inspirations? My dad’s from Italy, so it all started with old Italian love songs and vocalists like Connie Francis. Later, I got into Jason Mraz, Chris Martin, Coldplay, and Counting Crows. Recently, I’ve opened up to pop artists like Lady Gaga—she’s a little Italian princess, too. What’s your personal style? I’m a tomboy—I grew up wearing my big brother’s clothes, and I’m always in something comfortable. But I’m also drawn to girly pieces, I’ll just pair them with a T-shirt or black jeans.

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band crush Second time’s a charm: Meadham Kirchhof is once again collaborating with Topshop. The new range is based upon the fictional girl band The Cherries, channeling a glam rock rebel who's decked out in everything from glitter and lace to leather and suede. Topshop’s biggest collaboration to date, the range boasts 80 pieces including separates, dresses, jackets, shoes, and accessories. Expect contrasting textures and motifs like cherries, eyes, rainbows, and stars. But as amped as we are for the actual designs, we’re equally in love with the personalities behind The Cherries. Each member of the group

Why do you love Minkpink? I’m a longtime fan, so it was rad that they reached out to me. It’s just a really bold and cool line. I’m into their comfy sweaters, little rompers, and crazy patterns.

southern stride What’s your scouting story? A modeling agent messaged me on Facebook. At first, I thought it was creepy, so I didn’t respond, but my mom and I eventually contacted the agent. It never worked out, so we sent photos to a few agencies in New York and then drove 27 hours to meet with them. Two weeks later, I was walking New York Fashion Week shows like 3.1 Phillip Lim and BCBG with maybe two pictures in my book. I remember thinking, “Oh my God, it’s Thursday—I just missed cheerleading practice.”




What’s life like when you’re of-duty? I love to cook—I host little dinner parties for my friends. My kitchen is so small that we call my stove the “Barbie stove." I also spend time with my three dachshunds, Mac, Leo, and Brody. I even have Picasso's line drawing of a dachshund tattooed on my wrist.


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necklaces that drape down the spine. Her highly wearable pieces are mostly made of 18-karat gold, diamonds, and sapphires, and she has since expanded to make all kinds of baubles; the collection ranges from $400 to $8,000, and is rapidly gaining a fan base at Broken English in Los Angeles. AB tarahirshberg.com

andie arthur: photographed by carin backoff. stylist: christopher kim. hair: amber duarte using oribe. makeup: tina turnbow at crosby carter management using lancôme. coat by maxmara, bracelets by david yurman. toy syndrome: photographed by ben liddle.

Three years ago, Andie Arthur left her hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for New York, and she’s been ruling the runway ever since. The blueeyed beauty has played muse to everyone from Hedi Slimane to Karl Lagerfeld, and now, she's revealing our Jeans and Tee of the Month on page 72. BETH GARRABRANT

When did you realize you weren’t in Mississippi anymore? At the Chanel Fall 2012 show. Miranda Kerr walked in front of me, and she asked if she was walking too fast. I was like, “You want my opinion? You’re great! Any tips for me?”


deerly b e l ove d The holiday sweater: a nice idea, but one best left to the matriarchs in your family. A faintly festive T-shirt, however, is a concept we can firmly endorse. Maison Jules has dreamed up a cotton top speckled with antlers, which is among the more subtle ways we can think of to nod to the holiday season without entirely losing one’s cool factor. Also: It’s long-sleeved, with a slight scoop neck and a shapely cut. Try it with motocross pants and boots and be the best-dressed girl at the party. (Plus, for just $34.50, it may be among the more affordable items you buy all month long.) And of course, it also does double-duty with jeans. ASHLEY BAKER macys.com

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When it gets dark at 4 p.m. and a warm day constitutes temperatures in the mid-30s, you have every reason to go for a moody, all-black ensemble. But why be so predictable when these light-wash, deconstructed skinny Jagger jeans from Vigoss ($74) feel so right? Paired with a flannel or a tattered sweater—it is the season of grunge, after all—they’ll be totally on point, but even if you choose to wear them with layer upon layer of black, navy, and chocolate brown, they’ll still freshen up your go-to winter wardrobe. And while we’re on the subject, a note about fit—notice how these skinnies have just a touch of boy-cut attitude, especially around the slightly lower waist and slouchier leg? It’s the newest and most versatile shape out there. Jeggings, consider yourselves warned. AB vigossusa.com

photographed by carin backoff. stylist: christopher kim. hair: amber duarte for oribe. makeup: tina turnbow at crosby carter management using lancôme. model: andie arthur at img. shirt by louis vuitton, jeans by vigoss, bracelets by david yurman.



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wearing: Is it sacrilegious to say that I’m a girl who hates to shop? It stresses me out. I’m loving the leather accents this season and the mod sexy look. rejuvenating: The spa. Give me 90 minutes and I walk out a new woman.

eating: I’m a junk food junkie! In-N-Out bacon cheeseburgers are one of my favorites—it’s the first place I stop every time I land in L.A.

You probably haven’t seen many, if any, of Priyanka Chopra’s movies, although she’s made more than 40 in her native India. But now, the star of Krrish 3, Ra.One, and Salaam-E-Ishq is making big moves by spending half of her year in Los Angeles. Yet this is far from Chopra’s first trip stateside. “I actually went to high school right outside of Boston,” she explains, hanging out in the library at NYLON HQ in New York.

Just before graduating high school, she moved back to Mumbai and immersed herself in the pageant circuit, claiming the Miss World title by the time she was 17. “Then movie offers started coming in, and I decided to go with the flow,” she says. Now a superstar, she finds herself frequently surrounded by fans in Mumbai. “I don’t usually get around to going in the streets because of that,” she admits. “I don’t like driving very much—I prefer being driven.”

For now, she can go relatively under the radar in Los Angeles, although she still enlists a driver. Chopra landed her first American film role as a voice actor in the animated hit Planes, and effective this month, she’ll be much more visible as a model in the new Guess campaign. “When I met [CEO and creative director] Paul Marciano, the first thing he told me was, ‘You are a Guess girl,’” she recalls. “I’ve always been a fan of Guess—they’ve had such icons in their campaigns, from Claudia Schiffer to Kate Upton to Naomi Campbell. To be a part of that legacy is really amazing.” Good thing she’s a self-described denim fanatic. “Blue jeans and a white linen shirt with

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The bookworm look is officially a global trend, and designer Olympia Le-Tan is to thank. Le-Tan is the mastermind behind a collection of handembroidered, vintage-bookinspired clutches worn by your more discerning It girls, who are just as likely to be spotted showing off a limited-edition OLT bag for street style bloggers during Paris Fashion Week at a cocktail party for Art Basel. Le-Tan exudes a high dose of fashion savvy, but she girlishly giggles when reflecting on her original career choice. “I wanted to get married and have children,” says the Franco-British designer during her NYLON shoot at a photo studio in Paris, where she now lives. Instead, in 2009, after stints working for Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, and with a loyal following from New York to Tokyo thanks to steady DJ gigs at the fashion industry’s favorite watering hole, Le Baron, she launched her eponymous line. Three years later, Le-Tan took the plunge into womenswear. “When I started, in my imagination

I always wanted to eventually do readyto-wear,” says Le-Tan, studying the model who has been dressed in her new sailor-themed collection. “But most of the people around me were like, ‘Chill.’ Because it was already quite a lot of work with the bags, and I had a tiny team at the time.” For Fall ’12, Le-Tan started with just seven looks, which were worn by Bettie Page-style models in her first press presentation. When they began to perform a striptease, the buzz went viral. The ready-towear is a reflection of Le-Tan’s self-described style, “classic with a sexy twist,” which translates into cheeky collection themes like “A Girl in Every Port,” her latest offering. The fact that her illustrator father, Pierre Le-Tan, masterminds the prints and her sister, Cléo, always models in the runway shows means that the women’s collection has remained a family affair. (Le-Tan’s eightyear-old niece is after an

internship.) Now, even Manolo Blahnik is on board to produce shoes for the designer, and Le-Tan dreams of adding a men’s collection and perhaps a children’s range. So how do you create a cult label that has the fashion set clamoring? “When Michelle Williams wore The Misfits book clutch to the premiere of My Week With Marilyn,” remembers Le-Tan, “she asked, ‘Do you have Ulysses, or books that Marilyn Monroe was known to like?’” Le-Tan’s obsession with storytelling means that her downtime is often spent scouring Instagram or blogging. Meanwhile, she is working on a collaboration for the boutique Richardson, which just opened in New York City. There will be book clutches, yes—but the literary theme? “Erotica,” she says with a smile.


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If you think the only beneficial thing bees manufacture is sweetener for your tea, think again. “They produce vitamin- and protein-packed substances that are loaded with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and moisturizing properties,” says Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, a Washington, D.C.-based dermatologist. Honey, for one, hydrates parched skin, reduces inflammation, and heals wounds when applied on its own, but it also works wonders in lotions. Manuka, a variety sourced in New Zealand, is particularly nourishing and effective at calming irritation. Beeswax, commonly found in lip balm, is also used in moisturizers and

hand creams to prevent chapping and flaking. If you’re in need of a radiance boost, try lotion spiked with cell-renewing bee pollen. And the winged creature’s venom, usually something to avoid, actually works like gangbusters in healing blemishes. But the most potent bee-produced products are propolis and royal jelly. The former, a tree-harvested resin, safeguards bees from disease and offers skin similar antioxidant and antibacterial protections. Highly coveted royal jelly, a secretion fed to the queen (hence the name) by worker bees to ensure she lives a long, healthy life, is rich in proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids, so its inclusion in serums and moisturizers helps smooth, hydrate, and give good glow. No wonder the swarm of hive-sourced skincare has the beauty world buzzing. KATIE DICKENS



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WRAP ARTIST Vivienne Westwood has worn many hats since opening punk rock boutique “Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die” in 1971 with thenboyfriend and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren: fashion designer, businesswoman, artist, muse, philanthropist, and political activist. And despite being at the age when less hardy souls have retired, the 72-yearold Dame isn’t slowing down. She recently linked up with cruelty-free powerhouse Lush to design two limited-edition 100 percent organic cotton knot-wraps, with all profits going to support the Climate Revolution. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese art of “furoshiki,” the multipurpose cloth can be used and re-used to transport goods and swaddle holiday presents. “When you buy [the wraps] you join an uprising that we need if we are to have a future that we can survive and thrive in,” says Westwood. JT vivienne westwood climate revolution knot-wraps, $25.95 each, lushusa.com

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ONE FINE SPRAY In case you’re curious what designerslash-stylist-slash-Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott keeps beside her toothbrush, it’s Caudalie Beauty Elixir, the cultish French face mist that uses botanicals like myrrh, rosemary, and grape pulp extract to revive even the most sleep-deprived skin. Scott is so obsessed that she buys it in bulk. “The girls at check-out are like, ‘Do you really need five bottles?’” Her superfan status prompted the brand’s co-founder Mathilde Thomas to ask Scott to design a limitededition bottle. Her graphic illustration references the female silhouette, mosaics, and the artwork of Gustav Klimt, a key element in Scott's fall ′13 collection. KM


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What inspired the newest scent, La Vie De Bohème? We looked to the style I’m known for—that hippie, bohemian aesthetic. It’s the first time I’ve created a fragrance based on my world, collection, and spirit.


What was the inspiration for Dolly Girl’s distinctive bottle? When I opened my first store, I didn’t have a lot of money to decorate, so I recruited my friends to make papier mâché dolly heads based on one I found at a flea market. I thought they would make such a great bottle shape.

How have your travels influenced the fragrances? I’ve visited places like Thailand, India, and Morocco. The way people dress and souvenirs I buy end up influencing the bottle designs. In Singapore, I found a golden peacock that became the cap on Flight of Fancy.

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By the end of Anna Nicole Smith’s short, controversial life, the blonde bombshell was known mostly for a marriage to an octogenarian tycoon and a train wreck of a reality show. But before the Texan took a turn for the sordid, she was a freshfaced Guess model who flaunted her platinum mane and dangerous curves in countless ads. Since then, the job has been filled by the likes of Josie Maran, Adriana Lima, and, more recently, actress Amber Heard, who’s also the face of the brand’s fragrances, including the newest variety, Guess Girl Belle. With a mix of fruits like berries and apples, floral notes like violet and peony, and a hint of pink champagne, the eau is the olfactory embodiment of Guess Girls past and present—sweet and sultry. guess girl belle eau de toilette, $62 for 3.4 fl. oz., ulta.com

At Miu Miu’s spring ’14 show, Guido Palau intentionally stuck the models’ tresses to their overly lacquered lips. What show-goers took as strandsgone-rogue was soon clarified when every single girl walked by in a similarly sticky situation. But as is often the case, what works on the catwalk does not translate to the real world. So if you prefer your gloss sans strands, Maybelline has you covered with its new line of Color Elixir lip colors. They provide the same mirror-like shine of your favorite gloss without tackiness, so you won’t be left eating your own hair. maybelline new york color sensational color elixir, $9 each, maybelline.com

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Hangovers feel awful and make you look even worse. The eyes, especially, tend to ofer evidence of last night’s bender. There are DIY methods to deflate and brighten, like applying cold tea bags or cucumbers, but when you can barely pry yourself out of bed, it’s doubtful that you’ll have the wherewithal to brew a batch of chamomile or test your knife skills. A less labor-intensive solution: Darphin’s Eye Sorbet Mask, a prefab version of these home remedies. It’s packed with green tea to soothe tired eyes, plus cucumber extract to hydrate parched lids. It’s more expensive than produce, but can you put a price on a clever disguise for your wild night? darphin eye sorbet mask, $46, darphin.com

Second- or third-day hair has its own unique appeal, as unwashed strands have a perfect devil-maycare dishevelment, à la Lou Doillon. But with all that coolness comes a price, including crispy ends, frizz, and the stench of last night’s dive bar. Dry shampoo, while great at getting at the grease and odor, can leave tresses with a less-thandesirable texture. But if you could condition hair without getting it wet, all your problems would be solved, right? Oscar Blandi seems to think so. His Pronto Dry Conditioner detangles, softens, and smooths without forcing you to take a shower and ruin your hard-earned bedhead in the process. oscar blandi pronto dry conditioner spray, $25, sephora.com

Clichéd, but true: It’s better to give than to receive. So why not double down by procuring gifts that benefit not just the recipient but also someone in need? Especially when the goody we’re talking about is a tub of Kiehl’s cult fave Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, and the beneficiaries are underprivileged children. To honor the partnership with Share Our Strength, the brand asked 11-year-old Sofie Shore, daughter of the organization’s co-founder Debbie Shore, to design a label for limited-edition coriander- and grapefruitscented versions of the body cream. And with 100 percent of profits going to the No Kid Hungry campaign, which aims to end childhood hunger, this is one purchase that will make you feel good, inside and out. kiehl’s crème de corps limited edition grapefruit and coriander scented whipped body butter, $38 each, kiehls.com

There is a phenomenon known as synesthesia, in which the senses of taste, sight, and smell are intertwined. For people who experience a connection between the last two, just seeing a color can conjure up the smell of something tangentially related to it. (For example: See yellow, smell lemons.) In a way, that’s what Revlon did with its Parfumerie Nail Enamel, which matches each shade with a related fragrance so you can choose from 24 options including lacquer that looks and smells like an apricot, a deep green option with a hint of fir tree, or a watery hue matched with the scent of the sea. revlon parfumerie scented nail enamel, $6 each, revlon.com





In the more picturesque neighborhoods, every boulevard could belong on a postcard, but the corner of downtown where Demi Lovato is shooting her “Neon Lights” video is not so scenic. Although the streets are lined with no-parking signs, some cars appear to have been left there for months: a station wagon with busted windows, a sedan with the door permanently ajar and long-forgotten clothes piled in the backseat. The air smells like weed, or skunk, or maybe both. But walking through the plasticsheathed doorway of the brick warehouse where Lovato is filming, all signs of decay vanish. Assistants, cameramen, and stylists swarm over and under electrical wires and through wardrobe rolling racks, while a visibly harried P.A. weaves his way through the crowd balancing a tray of coffees: iced, hot, espresso, and a chocolately concoction topped with whipped cream. At the center of it all, on a mirrored stage, is a cameraready Lovato. The music blasts, and she begins another take, jumping up and down and pumping her fist to the chorus. Her neon blue hair, fuschia lips, and lime green nails glow under black lights. The director

observes the monitors and yells, “Yeah, Demi!” to no one in particular, while backup dancers clap and cheer. When the take wraps, Lovato sticks her tongue out at the camera and pulls a strand of hair out of her lipstick.

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friends—hovers around the set, a swarm of Uggs and Louis Vuitton bags and Texan hospitality. Although chairs abound, Lovato’s mom, Dianna De La Garza, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, refuses to sit, seemingly convinced that someone will come along who deserves a seat much more than she does. The group also consists of stepdad Eddie De La Garza, who served as Demi’s manager when she was a teen, older sister Dallas Lovato, in a rainbow raver wig and sequins, and 11-year-old younger sister Madison De La Garza, an actress who is on break from filming the new CBS series Bad Teacher, based on the Cameron Diaz movie. Combined, Lovato’s immediate family has 1.2 million Twitter followers; everyone but Eddie is verified.

Lovato walks offstage and swaps her four-inch heels for a pair of flip-flops before heading my way with a publicist. “You’re going to make me look really cool, right?” she teases. This exchange is overheard by one of Lovato’s friends, who shakes his head in mock disagreement. “Really, she’s not,” he says, wrapping her in a hug. She groans and returns the embrace. Pleasantries aside, this is not a good time to talk, so Lovato invites me over to her apartment a few days later. In it, there are many things about the modern high-rise that prove she is, as the tabloids say, “just like us”: grocery bags half-unpacked in the kitchen, blankets thrown on chairs, pink walls, and an imposing rendering of Marilyn Monroe. There are also many things that prove she is not: an oil painting depicting her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a Teen Choice Award in the kitchen, an elevator that deposits guests directly into the foyer. “Don’t judge me!” Lovato calls from down a dark hallway, then emerges midbeautification wearing a blue face mask. She flies to New York early in the morning, so she’s trying to cram in as much pampering as she can in the few hours she has off. The chiropractic masseuse has just left—I passed her on my way in. This multitasking is a fact of life. Last March, “Heart Attack,” the first single off her fourth album, Demi, debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went double platinum in the U.S. and Canada, establishing Lovato, previously best known for her stints on the Disney Channel, a global tour with the Jonas Brothers, and a well-trodden rehab-toredemption story line in her personal life, as a musical force. Meanwhile, she’s sparring with Simon Cowell as a judge on The X Factor and has a recurring role on Glee. Then there’s the capsule collection of nail art for The New Black, and even a recently released book called Staying Strong 365 Days a Year. In February, she will headline her first arena tour. When you’ve got more than 50 million fans on social media (20 million on Twitter, 25 million on Facebook, 4 million on VEVO, 3 million on Instagram, 500,000 on Keek), you can’t start slacking.


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Lovato settles into a plush purple velvet chair, and a colorist starts painting her locks with blue and green shades of Manic Panic. “I love all of it, or else I wouldn’t do it,” she says of her many projects. “I look at my life and think, ‘There’s not enough time.’ I co-directed my last two videos, and I have this dream of being behind the camera and maybe one day directing my own movie. I want to host my own talk show and be a younger Oprah. I want to write songs for other artists. I want to be an author. I want my own makeup line, and my own skincare line. I want to do a lot more philanthropy work, and for a while there I thought I wanted to go to law school.” Law school? She laughs. “Yeah, I love crime dramas. I thought maybe I’d go if I had a kid. You know, part-time law student, part-time new mother? It makes no sense whatsoever.” She’s also interested in politics. “I like knowing what goes on in the world,” she explains. “Most people don’t know that about me, and then they’re shocked to hear me talk. Like, ‘How do you know that?’ Duh—CNN!” Staying Strong is the reason for tomorrow’s trip to New York, where she will promote the book on the talk show circuit. It’s a collection of inspirational quotes and daily meditations, inspired in part by her tendency to tweet maxims late at night, such as: “I’d rather feel every kind of emotion than not feel at all.” “People would be like, ‘Are you high?’” she says with a laugh, leaning back in her chair. “But my mind just races—I’m always

coming up with quotes or sayings I want to write down. I had been in talks to write a book about my story, but I’m not ready. I’m so young, and I haven’t finished my journey yet. But my fans would always ask things like, ‘Once you’ve tackled your problems, how do you keep working on them?’ Part of my recovery was making sure that I started the day off right, so I would read a quote and a passage, and that would set the intention for the day.” By now, Lovato’s grappling with eating disorders, depression, self-harm, and addiction are as much a part of her story as the fact that her career started with a role on Barney and Friends alongside Selena Gomez. Post-Barney, she starred in Disney’s Camp Rock and Sonny With a Chance after being discovered at an open casting call. She released her first album, Don’t Forget, in 2008 and also toured as the opening act for both the Jonas Brothers and Avril Lavigne that same year. In 2010, after having a physical altercation with a backup dancer on a plane returning from Peru, Lovato checked into rehab. “My parents tried to control me, but I’d be like, ‘Oh, really, I’m grounded? Well, I pay the bills,’ ” she says. “They did the best they could. And I think that’s why a

lot of young stars struggle when they’re making the money or providing for their family. My mentality was, ‘Work hard, play hard.’ It was hard to listen to the word ‘no.’ I wanted to make my own rules. I thought that if I was adult enough to get there, then I could party like an adult,” she says. “And obviously, I couldn’t.” While at rehab, Lovato was diagnosed as bipolar, and when she moved out, she chose to stay in a sober living facility. From the outset, she’s copped to everything on talk shows and in interviews; her first post-rehab tour was the subject of an MTV documentary. “When I went into rehab, I deleted my Twitter,” she says. “I just didn’t want to face anything. My parents came to visit, and I asked if people knew yet, and they said, ‘Yeah, it’s everywhere.’ And they were like, ‘How do you want to handle this? We can say it’s a personal time and we don’t have to tell them what you’re in here for, or we can just be 100 percent honest and show them that you can get through it and other people can get through it, too.’” Earlier this year, Lovato was given an award in Washington, D.C., as part of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, and she also partnered with CAST

Recovery Services, where she received care, to establish the Lovato Treatment Scholarship to honor her biological father, who passed away in June after suffering for years from mental health and addiction issues. “I went through an entire life without my birth dad because I assumed that he was a bad guy and never took into consideration, even after I went through my stuff, that he was just ill,” she says. “And I thought, well, maybe this can save somebody’s dad.” But still, she says, “I would like to separate myself from being the girl who overcame her issues, or the Disney chick who ended up in rehab while she was still on Disney. I don’t want people to hear my songs on the radio and be like, ‘Oh, that’s the girl who cut.’ Now I have probably the best relationship between any artist and their fans, because I have no secrets.” Lovato catches a glimpse of herself in the window. Her hair has now been totally saturated with dye, and the face mask is dry and cracking. “That,” she says, pointing at her reflection, “is frightening.” She continues, “The only thing that sucks about being in the public eye is doing some appearances. I don’t like award shows. Sometimes, a fan will come up and automatically put their arms around me and I just shut down and start hyperventilating. I don’t want to sound like a dick or a diva, but I really do have anxiety problems. If I get stuck in a crowd, I’ll start to think, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to die. Something’s going to go wrong and someone’s going to stab me.’ There was a time when people started trying to kiss me, or creeps would buy backstage passes and reach for my face and try to make out with me. That was completely violating, and ever

since then, I always fear what someone is going to do when they come up to me.” Though Lovato has just recently turned 21, she gives off the air of an adult, and in many ways, she has always been one. She remembers wanting her own place at five years old. “I was best friends with my Aunt Lisa, and she had her own apartment, and I liked spending time with her, not my friends at school,” she recalls. “So I asked if I could move in with her. My mom was like, ‘What? You’re still sucking your thumb, for Christ’s sake!’” That same year, Lovato sang in front of others for the first time, and there was no going back. “It wasn’t even like it was a revelation or anything. It was just like, ‘This is how it’s going to be.’” Her confidence has made her a perfect fit for The X Factor, where she’s the youngest judge by 11 years. “It’s definitely intimidating,” she says. “I was like, ‘What if I sound like an idiot up there?’ But my manager was like, ‘They didn’t offer it to you because they thought you’d sound like an idiot. You might as well just go for it.’ I told myself I was going to just go up there and do me, so that’s what I did.” Now in her second season, Lovato has proved herself the perfect foil to Cowell’s carefully honed curmudgeon: faking a British accent when she needs to deliver criticism, and never missing an opportunity to call out their three-decade age difference. “When I first saw Demi a couple of years ago, I thought she’d be interesting to work with because of what she’s been through, coming

through the whole Disney system, being a bit of a rebel, and also a very marketable artist. People like that are always going to be what I call ‘lippy,’” says Cowell. “One of the things I really like about Demi is that she’s been in the business since she was very young, and she has had her ups and downs, but she’s always been very open and honest about her experiences and she’s turned negatives into positives in both her life and her career. She is one of the most ambitious people I have ever met. She can do whatever she puts her mind to, and most important, she’s very talented.” And, he adds sarcastically, “She’s a total brat.” Naya Rivera, whom Lovato locked lips with on Glee (“It tasted like talent,” Rivera memorably said), echoes Cowell’s praise. “We were going through a tough time after having to film that third episode,” remembers Rivera, referring to the tribute to Cory Monteith. “So the mood was down, and when she came on it was just like having a new friend and she brought a light and energy to the set.” Lovato is a relentless optimist, and while she doesn’t linger too long on her wounds, she is willing to expound a bit on her tattoos. They’re found on every part of her body, but she can’t, or won’t, name an exact number. “It’s so confusing, so I just say I don’t know,” she says, flipping over her wrists to reveal the mantra “Stay Strong.” The words were inked over cutting scars. “When I was on the Disney Channel, I wanted to get my nose pierced in the middle, so that I could flip it up during filming, and flip it down at night to let the wild child side come out,” she says. “Turns out, I didn’t need the nose ring.”



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want to stump Imogen Poots, just ask her about her favorite romantic comedies. It’s a fair question for the chatty British actress; she’ll be the girl to bring Manhattan’s bed-hoppingest bachelor, played by Zac Efron, to his knees in That Awkward Moment, a bromantic comedy that’s equal parts American Pie and Swingers. Poots, however, isn’t exactly Mindy Kaling when it comes to the boy-meets-girl oeuvre. Over coffee one afternoon in Los Angeles, she semi-seriously asks if Mike Nichols’s Carnal Knowledge counts. Or Heartburn, starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, about a marriage doomed by philandering. “Sleeping With the Enemy,” she finally crows. “Another terrific rom-com! Once she sees those soup cans all back in order again? Come on!” Poots blushes easily when she’s cracking jokes, which is often. She’s got messy blonde hair, a wide goofball grin, and stunning blue eyes. It’s not hard to see how this cool, clever 24-year-old West London native wound up as the cool, clever fantasy girl in That Awkward Moment, which hangs on the only-in-the-movies premise that three best friends (Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan) would make a pact to stay single while one of them recovers from the end of his marriage—unless, that is, you’re familiar with her previous work. There’s nothing on her résumé, to put it delicately, quite as broad. Poots has been acting in films since she was 14, first with a small part in V for Vendetta, but has since made her reputation in period pieces like Jane Eyre and lowbudget indies like Greetings From Tim Buckley. In 2009’s Solitary Man, made when she was not yet 20, she turned in a confident performance as a savvy if jaded teenager capable of both connecting with and seducing Michael Douglas’s slick businessman character. As Roger Ebert summed it up in his review of the movie, “She could sell Honest Ben the Brooklyn Bridge, and he would think he was talking her into it.” But like her buzz-worthy indie contemporaries (Elizabeth Olsen, Felicity Jones), Poots has been cautiously wading into more commercial fare. In addition to Awkward, she’s also starring as a prostitute-turned-Broadway actress in Peter Bogdanovich’s Squirrels to the Nuts, with Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, and the video-game-inspired action film Need for Speed, starring Aaron Paul. In Speed, Poots was outfitted with big hair to play a streetwise car dealer. “I thought it could be fun,” she says of the racing thriller. “Both Aaron and I clad in leather, saying stuff like, ‘Look out!’” Ever self-effacing, she downplays the comparisons to the Fast and Furious franchise. “Between Aaron, Dominic Cooper, and I, it’s got all the wrong ingredients,” she says. “We’ve all got jingly-jangly limbs. We’re all quite odd-looking. I don’t think it would meet those demands.” Poots doesn’t have cable, or even a TV, so she’s only seen some of her co-star’s Emmy-award-winning work


on Breaking Bad. It’s a bit of a concern as she heads into the upcoming promotional blitz. “I’ve been incredibly anxious about it,” she admits. “But I know, ‘Yeah, science! Bitch!’” If she feels a bit weird talking about her stab at a blockbuster, it’s only because, at times, Poots seems of another era (though not in the same carefully constructed mod image of Zooey Deschanel). If you hadn’t already guessed, she prefers the classics over contemporary pop culture. Old Hollywood, if not necessarily old Hollywood glam. During a photo shoot earlier that afternoon, she’s outfitted in a brown crop top and lounge pants, and pronounces herself “a bad version of Mrs. Robinson.” Her favorite thing is to hunker down with one of the essentials like a first-year film student; she and her roommate opted to stay in the other night and stream the 1950 French film based on Jean Cocteau’s tale of too-close siblings, Les Enfants Terribles. “It’s amazing how much people don’t care about what came before,” she says. “In a lot of things, not just film.” And Poots becomes especially giddy talking about her love affair with Kim’s, a shop in New York’s East Village recommended to her by Bogdanovich, where “you can find anything from Ernst Lubitsch to A Star Is Born,” she enthuses. Yup, she still goes to video stores. As if to balance out the impression she’s making, Poots cops to another addiction: MTV’s My Super Sweet 16, which is “soooo good.” She also mentions that she’s just starting driving lessons. (In Speed, she left the steering to a stunt man.) But here, she slips. “I asked my instructor if we could go to the reservoir,” she says, referring to Los Angeles’ Stone Canyon Reservoir, famously a filming location for Chinatown. “There was no Jack Nicholson in a white suit,” she laments. “It was really sad.” As for her own project, Poots voices one minor concern: “Did it feel too bro-y to you?” She had a good time making the film, but admits the guys (before they have their aha! moment about grown-up relationships) aren’t like any of her own friends. Still, she understands why her character, the smart and ambitious Ellie, hits it off with Efron’s Jason. The two engage in something akin to the Banter Olympics when they meet cute in a bar, and Poots herself is attracted to that type of charm. “A strange humor,” she specifies. “Like when someone takes the piss out of you, but in a lovely way.” Ellie was drawn loosely in the script and shaped largely by the actress’s input. Both, for example, are bookworms. At the moment, Poots is carrying around a dog-eared copy of Crime and Punishment, which she keeps face down on the table until I ask what she’s reading. “It’s being turned into a rom-com imminently, actually,” she says, cheeks bright red.

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bonnie & clyde star holliday grainger is quite content being the bad guy. by wendy douglas



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On a dreary autumn morning in East London, Holliday Grainger is giving the performance of a lifetime. Opposite a shivering crew and photographer, sporting a baby-doll dress and bare limbs, the 25-year-old British actress is showing no reaction to the frigid temperatures. “I spent my childhood on location on the Yorkshire moors,” she explains. “I’m immune to the cold!” Grainger, best known to American audiences for a string of successful period dramas (Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, Showtime’s The Borgias, Mike Newell’s recent Great Expectations adaptation), explores cold-bloodedness of another kind in the miniseries Bonnie & Clyde, a stylish retelling of the classic American gangster story, also starring Emile Hirsch and Holly Hunter, premiering simultaneously on Lifetime, A&E, and History in December. Grainger admits to being drawn to roles with a bad-girl edge, from the manipulative Lucrezia Borgia to the unfeeling Estella in Great Expectations to the bank-robbing O.G. Bonnie Parker. “I think all the characters I’ve played have had an element of putting up a front,” she says. “Bonnie was single-minded, fame-hungry, selfish, and shallow, but I still liked her. It’s great to play someone with emotional complexity.”

While the complicated character felt familiar to Grainger, filming on location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was a novel experience. “On The Borgias, we filmed in a studio, which can be very restrictive. Everyone follows you to the toilet,” she says with a laugh. “So there was an amazing freedom in getting to hold a gun and run through a forest in heels.” The newfound latitude eventually inspired some method acting. “We ended up living like the Barrow Gang,” she admits. “Emile always drove because Clyde Barrow drove; I’d always sit up front like Bonnie did; and Lane Garrison, who plays Buck Barrow, and Sarah Hyland, who plays Blanche, would be in the back. We’d drive around like they would have done. Although we were eating sunflower seeds and blaring gangster rap.” Four days after wrapping the project, Grainger found herself back in the U.K., at the famed Pinewood Studios, filming back-to-back films: Posh, an Oxford University-set thriller also starring Natalie Dormer and Sam Claflin, and Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, playing (decidedly against type) the “ugly stepsister” to Lily James’s titular fairy-tale princess and Cate Blanchett’s wicked stepmother. “I never really feel that starstruck, but meeting Cate was different,” says Grainger. “She’s always been my girl crush.” Working six days a week on Cinderella hasn’t afforded Grainger much time to nail down her next project, but she’s not letting the unknown stress her out. “Bonnie Parker was my dream character,” she says. “I almost feel like, after playing her, I’d be happy not to work again. Actors are always looking for the job, and I feel like Bonnie & Clyde was mine. Now I can chill out a bit.” Though, having seen her fight the chill before, we’re skeptical.

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Three years ago, Emma Greenwell was driving around Los Angeles when she spotted a billboard promoting Shameless, a Showtime series adapted from the U.K. program of the same name. “I was like, ‘Really? Ripping off another English show? Good luck, guys,’” recalls Greenwell, who had just moved from London a few weeks prior. Today, the 25-year-old is seated at a restaurant near her Laurel Canyon home, sipping an elderflower and mint soda. In a weird—to use her preferred word— twist of fate, Greenwell is now best known for playing goth girl Mandy Milkovich on the very show she once rolled her eyes at. Her story is dangerous this way: It caters to the confirmation bias of the hopefuls who flock to Hollywood counting on a similar break (our waiter possibly among them). Greenwell was 16 before she even considered becoming an actress. At the time, she attended an all-girls Catholic boarding school where creativity was not a top priority. “They did a careers evening once, and there was

a woman with a sign that said housewife,” she says. “I was like, ‘Yeah, 2006, really killing it.’” Then she met the father of a boy she’d been dating, a famous theater veteran whom Greenwell declines to name, but who inspired her to study drama, which she did for two years. Afterward she settled into the steady occupation of so many artists: working in a restaurant. At the suggestion of her agent, who thought Greenwell’s dual citizenship (she was born in Greenwich, Connecticut) would be an asset, she moved to Los Angeles for pilot season, that period between January and April when the city scrambles to cast shows for the upcoming television year. She likened the auditioning process to “a cattle market,” and at one point packed up and moved home. She eventually returned, and just as she was running out of money and living in a motel, fortune found her: Jane Levy, who played Mandy on the first season of Shameless, had been cast as

the lead in ABC’s Suburgatory, and the writers wanted to reprise the role. Greenwell was cast on a Tuesday and went to a table read that Thursday. “I had to sell some clothes on the way to pay for gas,” she says. Shameless, which returns for a fourth season in January, follows alcoholic paterfamilias Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) and his many children in Chicago’s rough-edged South Side. It’s a dramedy about poverty masquerading as one about sex—or possibly vice versa. Greenwell’s real-life boyfriend Jeremy White, who plays her on-again/ off-again love interest Lip Gallagher, once equated the experience with working on a porn set. “At every stage of the auditions, they were like, ‘We require nudity,’” says Greenwell, carefully navigating the gooey yolk of her egg and bacon sandwich. “And I said, ‘Sure, give me a job.’” Her only reservation? Dyeing her naturally blonde hair inky black: “Suddenly, I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can do this!’” She capitulated, playing the part a little moodier than her

predecessor, and soon Greenwell went from being a guest star to a cast regular, with a brief stint on True Blood in between. She says the explicit scenes got harder once she started dating White last year, but she insists that the nudity is “not sexy” and serves the grittiness of the plot. “It’s choreographed like a fight: You put your hand here, and then he bites your nipple, and then you push his face, and then you pump,” she says with a laugh, as the older women lunching at a neighboring table strain to listen. Her good luck isn’t limited to the small screen: When another actress dropped out of this month’s Holy Ghost People, a thriller about a snakehandling preacher and his Pentecostal community in the Appalachian mountains, Greenwell, who’d been struggling with the Southern accent, landed the starring role, and within 48 hours she was flying to the Tennessee location. This time, she was intimidated by her more famous co-stars: the serpents from Snakes on a Plane. “I was terrified of them,” says Greenwell. “But within 10 minutes I was holding one, and asking the dumbest questions, like, ‘How does it poo?’” The film debuted at SXSW in March, and in August, Greenwell wrapped Wild, which, despite its suggestive title, is about a garden designer who competes in the Chelsea Flower Show—a far cry from the troubled, hard-bitten characters that have become the actress’s bread and butter. “I’m not a badass at all,” says Greenwell. She and White don’t go out much, preferring to spend their free time with friends playing the board game Aggravation and protecting their small mutt from the owl that absconded with their neighbor’s dog. If there’s a secret to Greenwell’s sudden success, it may be that she was never seduced by fame. Of her half-joking interest in One Direction, she says: “I love a phenomenon. I was not into that as a child. I never had idols or posters on my wall—I fixated on real people.” Waiters of the world, take note.


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It’s lunchtime in London’s Soho neighborhood, and Gary Carr is taking shelter from a rainstorm at a friend’s recording studio. He’s just arrived from his NYLON photo shoot, which, by the 26-year-old’s estimation, went quite well. “I got to pose in Ralph Lauren,” says Carr. “I love fashion, photography, and hanging out with creative people in general.” Carr, now dressed for comfort in a rich burgundy sweater (the perfect color, he notes, “for the season”), is understandably at home with artistic types. In addition to being a classically trained actor, he’s also a poet, writer, and musician—and shows no signs of paring down his multihyphenates. “Music is such a great release. Acting, too,” says Carr. “I also write films; I directed my first short earlier this year.” For now, though, it’s his role on the fourth season of British period drama Downton Abbey— playing Jack Ross, the debonair jazz singer poised to sweep wannabe flapper Lady Rose MacClare (Lily James) clean off her feet—that could make him a household name. Carr was born in 1986 to Trinidadian parents and raised in South London. By five, he was obsessed with both MTV and MGM musicals featuring Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, and by seven he was appearing in a West End production of The King and I. “That gave me all the confirmation I needed,” he says. “Acting and singing was all I was ever going to do.” He qualified from stage school in 2008, and has spent the past five years working in both theater and television in the U.K. Though happy with the roles he’s had, Carr admits to being frustrated by certain racial constraints within the industry, a trend he’s helping reverse by being the first black actor to appear on Downton. “I rarely see faces of color in [U.K. TV dramas],” says Carr. “Middle Eastern actors tend to get cast in stories linked to terrorism, and black actors in stories about gang violence. I’m not interested in that at all. I’m a good actor, and there is so much more I can bring than just that. I see great acting in the States all the time. It’s multicultural, multiracial; color doesn’t seem to matter. That’s what I crave.” And Carr knows a thing or two about forging his own path. In addition to screening his short film, a longform poem set to modern dance called Freedom Serenity, wherever he can, he plans to record all the songs he’s ever written (he’s a huge fan of jazz and old-school hip-hop) and see if an album’s worth of material emerges. He’s confident it will. “I want to change the world of cinema and music,” he says earnestly. “My heroes are [Marlon] Brando, Michael Jackson; people that changed the entertainment industry, and whose legacy will live on forever. They are my teachers, and I want to do exactly the same for others.” He pauses theatrically. “I want to do huge things in the world.”

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tori kelly turned to youtube to find an audience and scored a few hits along the way— over 50 million at last count. Tori Kelly floats into Manhattan’s Mercer Hotel and wastes no time revealing the secret to her silky voice. “This stuff is magical,” says the 20-year-old YouTube sensation, tossing her lion’s mane of blonde curls and reaching deep into her bag. “I put it in everything.” She flashes a jar of Manuka honey— an old industry trick suggested by a vocal coach—and then tucks it away. If that’s all it takes, a slew of aspiring pop stars will soon be Googling their nearest apiary. Kelly is about to join the new generation of phenoms—among them Carly Rae Jepsen and the Biebs—who got their big breaks with just a video camera and a dream. After a series of appearances on competition shows like Star Search, America’s Most Talented Kids, and American Idol (Simon Cowell deemed her voice “almost annoying” and is probably kicking himself now), and a short stint signed to Virgin Records, Kelly took to YouTube to share her acoustic covers of Adele and Beyoncé and quickly learned that she didn’t

need to leave her SoCal bedroom to get noticed. “I got this fire in me after I got cut from Idol,” she recalls. “I said, ‘Screw everybody. I’m just going to do this myself.’ YouTube was the most accessible outlet I could think of at the time.” She uploaded her first video, a cover of Paramore’s “The Only Exception,” in October 2009. “I remember being scared. I didn’t even own a guitar yet. The video didn’t get a crazy amount of views, but the fact that anybody was watching tripped me out,” she says. Kelly began posting acoustic versions of pop hits like Bruno Mars’s “Grenade” and Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World),” along with the occasional original. It was, however, a cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinking About You,” recorded on her mother’s iPhone, that made Kelly a bona fide viral star, racking up a whopping 17 million views. Among those impressed by the performance was Scooter Braun, the super-manager who famously yanked another young Internet talent out of relative obscurity. A week after the video went live, Braun showed up at one of Kelly’s Los Angeles coffeehouse gigs and signed her. “I wasn’t like, ‘Oh my gosh, Justin Bieber’s people want to meet me,’ because I know my style is very different than his. But after meeting with Scooter, he totally proved me wrong,” she says. “He understood my vision right away. He said, ‘I just want to take what you’re doing and put it out there on a bigger scale.’” So far, so good. Last year she penned, produced, and mixed an EP of original material that quickly became a Top 10 best seller on iTunes. Her second EP, Foreword, was released in October and contains old-soul tracks about lost love and heartbreak. She also just wrote a song with pal Ed Sheeran, whom she opened for in November at the venue of all venues: Madison Square Garden. “I still have to say ‘MSG,’” Kelly admits, perhaps attempting to keep every room she plays as small as the one in which she hatched her career. “Saying ‘Madison Square Garden’ out loud just feels too surreal.”

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gains Jillian Banks never intended for her music to be heard by the masses. Writing songs was a private, therapeutic practice, a way to organize and make sense of her most difficult feelings. “I was going through a really dark time,” she says. “I felt helpless and had a lot of anger.” After receiving a toy keyboard as a gift, she began plinking out melodies in her teenage bedroom in Tarzana, a suburb of Los Angeles. Getting the thoughts out of her head and into the ether was a way to cope. Now, billed simply as Banks, she’s doing it all over again, only on stages in front of rapt audiences. This afternoon, however, she’s perched atop a stool in a coffee shop in downtown Chicago, sipping an herbal tea. She’s nearing the end of a six-week tour opening for The Weeknd, a kindred spirit in the world of moody, mysterious electro-soul. It’s an epic inaugural run—before this, she’d played all of one show. But when Katy Perry tweets that she “<3”s your song—in this case, Banks’s “This Is What It Feels Like” off her London EP—things pick up. Confident and calm under a widebrimmed black felt hat she purloined from her NYLON shoot, you’d never know Banks was a newbie. She has a well-honed poise and answers questions thoughtfully, with careful, measured articulation. She takes her time while explaining how every

night she’s learning more about who she is as a performer, a prospect that, at least in the beginning, was exhausting. “I just felt a little deflated because I was giving so much,” she says. “I didn’t know what that was about because I thought I’d get offstage and feel high and excited. I was just giving, giving, giving. That’s what I wanna do—show everything and feel everything.” But as her career takes off, Banks is keen on confining her sharing to IRL and distancing herself from distractions. Her Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter accounts are all dutifully (and obviously) manned by her management. In lieu of social media, Banks offers her fans what she considers to be a more direct avenue of access: her cell phone number. “It’s mostly texts,” she says. “I think people are afraid to call.” She tries to keep up with them all, but as the tour increases her visibility, and as each successive single fills her schedule with more opportunities and obligations, this firsthand connection to her fan base has become just a bit overwhelming. Still, she sees this openness as essential to her art. “I need to figure out a way to connect; that’s what my work is about,” she explains. “I’m figuring out the boundaries of what I feel comfortable doing.” Banks is often asked if avoiding social media makes her feel disconnected, but

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she stresses that it makes her feel more in touch. “I want to be at peace, in my own head, in my own life,” she says. And she’s certainly not afraid to express her private thoughts in public. Her lyrics represent whatever she’s feeling in the moment. She’s not interested in writing songs to convey a message or create a mood. “It’s not a mental process—I don’t go in trying to do anything. It’s a language.” And the day she starts holding back is a day Banks does not want to see. She divulges that her full-length album, slated for an early-2014 release, is about relationships in all their forms, and holds more darkness than light. “The grittier I can get, that’s the best way for me,” she says. “I just push through it because it releases the little beasts in my head.”




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le cabinet de curiosités of thomas erber Thomas Erber has been trotting his pop-up shop around Europe for the past few years—first in Paris at Colette, then at Browns in London, then Andreas Murkudis in Berlin—and on December 2, New York City will play host to his Cabinet of Curiosities for the first time. Erber, a veteran of magazines including L’Optimum, Jalouse,

and Vogue Hommes International-turned-brand consultant, selects a group of designers and artists each year to create unique items for the shop, this time available at the The Avant/Garde Diaries in SoHo as well as online at Maison Kitsuné’s website. “For me, it’s more like an exhibition—a way to curate designers and artists and to connect them to each other,” says Erber. “I know

everyone personally—I go to their studio, I see their work. I need to like them personally and like what they do and how they do it.” Expect to find everything from bespoke perfumes to bicycles alongside limitededition oferings from the Cabinet’s first-timers, including a gauze scarf by Michael Bastian, a “dream concert” poster by André Saraiva, and “sex rompers” by jewelry designer Bliss Lau. MALLORY RICE

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e c n a d n u s l a v i t s e film f Every Sundance veteran knows it: the moment when the only thing more important than getting to the next screening is finding the first available flight from Salt Lake City to Honolulu or Acapulco or, really, any place on the planet that is not as cold as Park City, Utah. (This moment usually arrives around the fifth day, when the previous days have become a blur of movies and popcorn-induced nausea, and the upcoming weekend’s closing ceremonies feel an eon away.) Maybe it’s the snow. Or maybe it’s the muzzled furies of the wait-list line. Perhaps it’s the crowds outside the “gifting suites,” angling for a free lip balm with tearful intensity. Whatever the temptations of immediate departure, the Sundance veteran will stay, because despite all this, the festival, celebrating its 30th anniversary this January, remains the filmmaking world’s version of Hogwarts—a finishing school like no other—and there simply isn’t another organization advocating independent film as successfully. Sundance had the good fortune to come of age alongside the technology

that would revolutionize the industry, providing previously marginalized artists with the means to make movies: There’s a reason one of the festival’s earliest hits is not called Sex, Lies, and 35mm Film. All those megabytes of digital video might not have added up to much without the festival’s daring curation— reliably excellent in narrative film and without peer in its documentary selections. Its imprimatur can transform careers, save commercially marginal movies from the dust heap of Time Warner On Demand, and provide extra oomph to creatively audacious films in need of an audience (like last year’s best-of crew, Fruitvale Station, Kill Your Darlings, and Concussion). It’s impossible to predict the winners of this year’s Sundance lottery—which Cinderella will leave the ball with buzz and backing, like so many have over the past 30 years. But we can’t wait to see which ones do, and that’s why we’ll always be back. DIANE VADINO

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Upright Citizens Brigade alums Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are the buddies behind Broad City, a riotous web show-turnedTV series in which they play fictionalized versions of themselves navigating various (mis)adventures in New York City. Produced by none other than Amy Poehler, Broad City will premiere on Comedy Central on January 22 at 10:30 p.m. Here, the duo makes us wish they’d adopt us as their third best friend. LISA MISCHIANTI How’d you come up with the idea for the series? Ilana Glazer: We had so much fun being friends that it was almost like our dynamic was harnessing itself. So one day Abbi said, “What if we made our project about us?” It felt like a big choice to appoint ourselves interesting enough. Do you have a comedic philosophy for the show? Abbi Jacobson: We try to be real and honest. We always start with stuf that has actually happened to us. And we definitely—as the UCB mantra goes—

follow the fun. IG: It’s very sincere. Sincerity is the new irony.

The humor sometimes feels like cringe-comedy. What do you like about that route? IG: Maybe we’re just awkward. It’s our life experiences, and what we have to bring to the table is often dorky and embarrassing shit [laughs]. What were the challenges of translating a web show into a TV series? AJ: Oh, definitely working with Amy Poehler, she’s a nightmare. Kidding! It was dificult to have to step back and think about the entire season as a whole, the story structure and how the characters changed, or didn’t at all. But I think we ended up getting it right. Broad City has been compared to shows like Girls and Louie. Are those apt comparisons? IG: It’s an honor to be compared to such great shows. But Girls and Louie are a bit darker—you really worry about the characters. Our show is total ridiculousness, a hard comedy. Nobody’s going to be worried about our characters. They’re totally going to be fine.


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Perpetually crashing on couches, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), the titular character of the Coen brothers’ latest movie, is the quintessential starving artist navigating the Greenwich Village folk music scene in the early ’60s. An incorrigible screw-up, by the film’s beginning he has already lost his friends’ cat and accidentally impregnated fellow folksinger Jean (a deliciously bitter Carey Mulligan), the wife of good guy Jim (Justin Timberlake). Davis is a talented musician who cares deeply about his craft and its authenticity, convinced that he shouldn’t just “exist” but create, and that art should be for art’s sake. Yet Davis simply can’t catch a break. Nobody notices his solo record, painfully produced after the suicide of his longtime bandmate. A ride to Chicago in search of opportunities, courtesy of a jazzman (John Goodman) and his “valet” (Garrett Hedlund), proves equally fruitless (and, in typical Coen fashion, a Homeric journey of loss and eventual homecoming). The film is a darkly comedic character study of Davis as an antihero, thin on plot but heavy on humanity. Laced with haunting music, it nests with the disappointments of a good and passionate artist who never quite makes it. LM

The premise of Spike Jonze's lat est film, Her, is tailor -made for bringi ng up at the bar: "A guy —that weirdo Joa quin Phoenix, no less— falls in love wit ha Siri-esque opera ting system!" Bu t Her, like many gre at movies, gracef ully hurdles its pitch and delivers some thing better. The film follows Theodore (Phoenix), who, in the midst of postdivorce depress ion, takes a liking to "Samantha," an operating syst em (voiced by Scarl ett Johansson) with technology that allows it to devel op something a lot like a personality and human emotion. Maybe it's beca use Theodore seems like the type of guy who'd be alone eve n in a room full of people or beca use one can eas ily conjure Johansso n's appearance up on hearing her voice, but the arrangem ent doesn't feel all that odd. Plus, most people Theodore knows are quick to accept the arrang ement (apart fro m his ex, played by Rooney Mara). Th e best of Her is fou nd in the relations hip itself, and its cen tral conundrum: how to grow without growing apart. It's the first fil m that Jonze ha s both written and direct ed, and his caref ul balance of conce pt, earnestness , and humor strik es a chord that could rival any film fea turing both lovers in the flesh. MR

EXHIBIT ISA GENZKEN: RETROSPECTIVE I, like many New Yorkers, became used to seeing Isa Genzken’s 28-foot rose sculpture afixed to the façade of the New Museum over the course of its nearly three-year exhibition. When the piece—her first public artwork in the U.S.—was removed last August, the building looked strangely incomplete, and, frankly, I missed it. Luckily, Genzken has much more work to share, and a wide array of it—from installations to photography, sculpture, painting, and more—will be on display at MoMA in her first major retrospective stateside. The release of a 300-plus-page book of her work will coincide with the exhibit. MR

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JESSICA D O O W R E D MAY UN If Jessica May Underwood ever harbored concerns about the viability of a career in fashion illustration, they were assuaged early. “It was divine intervention,” she says of meeting the late designer Alexander McQueen, who discovered her at his alma mater Central Saint Martins in London, where he frequently scouted new talent. Soon enough, Underwood was spending three days a week working as an in-house illustrator for the designer. “It was a lot of really, really late nights,” she recalls. “But it was the start of a new chapter.” After graduating in 2007, Underwood established her proficiency in logo work, print design, and embellishment, but illustrations remain her signature. Harrods, House of Holland, and Rebecca Minkof are just a few of the brands who have tapped her to design prints and create custom works of art for their catalogs and look books. While her styles vary, Underwood is best known for intricate pencil drawings of romantic, faintly gothic figures. After spending several years hopscotching between London and the United States, Underwood settled in Los Angeles last year, where she found the demi-urban environment most conducive to her creative process. She spends afternoons visiting bookstores and newsstands, “trying to fill up the day before I work at night,” she says. “My actual work begins at 7 p.m. and goes until two in the morning.” But the transition hasn’t been entirely seamless. “The hardest thing so far is that my car has no air conditioning.” She describes her 1984 BMW 333i as “a sweatbox.” “I was really broke, so it was the only thing I could aford to buy at the time,” she says with a laugh. She does take it to the beach, but she has yet to fulfill one Californian rite of passage. “I’d like to say I’ve gone surfing,” she says. “But I haven’t managed that yet.” ASHLEY BAKER

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It’s fitting that Jesse Draper’s web series began with her brothers filming episodes in their garage. This particular room of the house is said to have birthed some of the world’s leading companies, and The Valley Girl Show is a forum for today’s entrepreneurs to chat about their projects. Here, Draper fills Mallory Rice in on what it’s like to play host.

What inspired you to start the show? I grew up in Silicon Valley, around all of these entrepreneurs and business moguls. I saw companies like Skype and Tesla start with only a handful of employees and blow up to be amazing things. Then I would see the same people on CNN, being grilled and torn to pieces for their numbers and I thought, “Why isn’t there a fun business talk show? Why isn’t there a place for these people to be celebrated?” You’ve interviewed a lot of successful people at this point. What common qualities have you noticed? There’s no red tape. They don’t take no for an answer; they just keep trying and keep going. Entrepreneurs are insanely optimistic. That’s a quality that I really


admire, and it’s a gift to stay so positive. It’s also a creative thing— like, how do you get there without running into all these obstacles? Is there anyone who totally surprised you? Actually, about six months ago I interviewed Jessica Alba, and I was surprised to find out how involved she is in her company. She’s a smart cookie. I said, “I heard everything is biodegradable, even the bubble wrap.” And she said, “Yeah, I interviewed all of these biodegradable bubble wrap guys and kicked boxes around in the parking lot with them.” She’s willing to get her hands dirty—that’s the best kind of entrepreneur. Any advice for someone looking to start a business of their own? Find something you’re really passionate about. You’re living and breathing this thing, so you have to love it on the good days and the bad days.


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Picture this: You’re watching the Golden Globes on your sofa, hoisting a nacho from plate to mouth, when suddenly, you’re seized by an unstoppable urge to Tweet. So you start posting Amy and Tina’s zingers word for word, or maybe “Tina + Amy for President!” (if you don’t know how presidential elections work). Soon, your friends and favorite websites are tweeting as well, so your feed is now Golden Globes central; nothing else comes through. If extraterrestrials were blowing up Earth you wouldn’t know. Twitter is your only news source, right? ’Tis the season for awards shows, and live-tweeting them is a bad idea. For starters, I bet you a dozen “Surprised Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars” faces that most people are all tweeting the same stuf, probably because we’re watching it, too? I can handle one funny tweet about how much you loved Ryan Gosling ripping his shirt of mid-acceptance speech (hey, it’s plausible), but a tweet every minute rifing on that despised Mani Cam? Cool your characters! This applies to regular television programming as well. One shouldn’t enter spoiler territory, a.k.a. grounds for terminating a real-life friendship. For some, even hinting at Abed and Troy’s shenanigans on Community can inspire lethal repercussions. Although my favorite type of TVshow live-tweeters are those who are wary of spoiling, yet can’t not tweet, so they just type out an “OMG” or “NOOOO!” The mind races: Did Hannah Horvath write an e-cookbook about kale?! Did Zooey Deschanel set The Getty Center on fire?! Wait, don’t tell me. Seriously, don’t.

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gary shteyngart Between being one of the most generous book blurbers in contemporary literature, Russia-born, New York-based author Gary Shteyngart has tackled the gamut of political corruption in wit-filled novels like Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story. Here, he discusses Some authors say it’s the vulnerability that harder to write “the ensued when he trained truth” in nonfiction. his sharp satire on In satire, you can always himself for his first hide behind the jokes. memoir, Little Failure It’s much easier to do (Random House). MG it that way, and it’s much more fun. Part of You’re well known you knows what you’re for your vaguely writing, but the other autobiographical part thinks, “Oh, I’m just fiction. Why a memoir? here to entertain.” It was time to stop writing about the same Your family is drawn so subject over and over well, particularly your again, which is what I’ve father. I feel like I know been doing with the last him…I mean, I know three books. A memoir what his testicles look is sort of like a fire sale: like. Well, then I’ve done “Everything must go, my job! go, go!”

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You write equally freely about yourself–your body, your limitations, and personality flaws. How did you drum up the courage? If there’s one thing that Hebrew school prepares you for, it’s not giving a damn. After that kind of dehumanization, I’m ready for anything. In many ways, I was a jerk. How would you not be a jerk given these circumstances? It would take an incredible amount of fortitude, which I didn’t have. Was finishing the book cathartic? Americans have catharsis, but Russians just have alcoholism. It was really…hard. And it [required] confronting things that I didn’t especially want to confront. Memories became muddled in this way that what I thought was a happy part of my life turned out to be not so much. I always fancied my high school years to be this great party where I became a part of New York, but it actually wasn’t that much fun.




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“It was just a dream that we kicked around for years,” explains Jill Meyers, of co-founding the new Austinbased press A Strange Object. But when the magazine that Meyers and her partner Callie Collins edited, American Short Fiction, went on hiatus, they decided to make the press happen. October saw A Strange Object’s first release, Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, a dynamic short story collection by Kelly Luce. In February, they’ll publish a second book, Misadventure, by Nicholas Grider. Soon, the pair will also launch an online magazine, Covered With Fur, featuring fiction and nonfiction. As Donald Barthelme fans have already guessed, these two ventures will be simpatico. (“The creation of a strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart,” is what he famously described as the aim of literature.) “We really believe deeply in working with emerging writers,” says Meyers. “And we love working with them to get their stories and creative projects to their best, final form.” MR

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latin class One pungent whif of Aguardiente, the infamously potent anise-flavored Colombian spirit, inspires apprehension. It’s bold, unfamiliar, and, frankly, there have been some stories. But venture a taste and the local liquor ofers a smoldering burn and subtle sweetness that, ultimately, make for a damn good time. Don’t always trust a first impression. For decades, Colombia was notorious for its multibillion dollar cocaine industry led by the drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. But today the country is experiencing a modern cultural renaissance. This much is evident upon entering Tcherassi Hotel and Spa, an exquisite 250-year-old refurbished colonial mansion in the port city of Cartagena. Opened in 2009 by Colombianborn fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi, the luxurious seven-room boutique lodging is an enchanting blend of old


and new, seamlessly incorporating the building’s original stonework into an otherwise sleek and pristine ambience accented with artistic touches. From handsewn tapestries crafted in Tcherassi’s atelier to custom chandeliers in the style of her jewelry, the hotel matches the beauty of its surrounding historical district. Old city Cartagena is best wandered aimlessly. It packs all the romance promised of a preserved Spanish settlement protected by centuries-old stone walls, and has a wonderful urbanCaribbean quality that pairs pastel buildings and lush vegetation with the vibrant cultural

scene typical of a coastal metropolis. In the center of town, readers of Gabriel García Márquez will recognize the Portal de los Dulces. Here, a line of ladies set up shop under an arched passageway selling homemade sweets out of old-timey glass jars with handwritten labels, the most delicious of which is a macaroon-like coconut cluster confection, and the most peculiar of which is the “muñeca de leche,” a creamcaramel figurine of a baby. One quickly learns that sugar, fried fare, fish, and red meat comprise essentially the entire Colombian food pyramid. At the highly touted El Santísimo, the waitress brings her favorite items on the menu: a plate of carimañolas, which are cone-shaped yucca, beef, and cheese fritters served with

a spiced sour cream dipping sauce, a cut of beef with a side of plantains marinated in the super-saccharine, bright red Colombian Kola Román, and a seafood stew over coconut rice. No complaints here. Outside the old city walls is the San Felipe de Barajas Castle, a fortress dating back to the 1600s that constitutes South America’s biggest Spanish-built defensive stronghold during the country’s colonization. There is also Getsemaní, a neighborhood that comes alive at nightfall. This once-dangerous hood is now home to a number of up-andcoming spots. Salsa is the law of the land, and Café Havana is king. Attracting a diverse crowd (even

Hillary Clinton famously shook her stuf there), it features live music every night. Sit back and watch the dancers— particularly the older Colombian gentlemen, who can seriously move. The second-floor balcony salsa club Quiebra Canto attracts a younger crowd and proudly showcases its collection of over 5,000 salsa CDs, all from diferent countries and decades. (During the day, it hosts a cinema club with screenings and lectures.) If instead you’re looking for a chill cocktail experience, check out the recently opened Demente. An easygoing environment with exposed brick, kitschy framed mirrors, chalkboard walls, rocking chairs at every table, and an adorable pet bulldog all make the visit worthwhile. Just over an hour’s plane ride south of Cartagena, Bogotá has all of its liveliness and none of its tropicality. Nestled near the Andes, its weather is unpredictable. So much so that, while sipping sangria on the rooftop of the B.O.G.



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Acto cover streetwear, and an awesome menswear brand, JUAN, ofers sweaters apt for borrowing from the boys. For items with a bit more backstory, check out Calle de los Anticuarios, a street populated by antique shops carrying everything from furniture to vintage books and prints. Unlike the walkable Cartagena, Bogotá’s sprawl often calls for transportation by taxi. In the city’s more tourist-friendly Central and Northern regions, you’ll find a number of great cultural sights. One such is the Fernando Botero museum, showcasing the work of Colombia’s most notable fine artist, who possesses a propensity for painting plus-sized people (and equally corpulent fruits and musical instruments). On the other end of the artistic spectrum

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fever dream of a place where high-quality Colombian fare meets performance art meets an all-night dance club. Waiters are dressed in costumes and patrons are given sashes and tiaras; partiers pack in around the big wooden dining tables; eccentric objects hang from the walls and ceilings, balloons and confetti fly; there’s even a cotton candy machine. Despite the chaos, the traditional dishes served up are some of the finest in the city—try the Bandeja Paisa, a platter with a multiplicity of meats, beans, rice, plantains, and avocado, topped with a fried egg. On a Saturday night, the streets outside of Andrés D.C. are full of people laughing and reveling. I see two twentysomethings vacate a taxi curbside. Wary travelers are warned of the potential perils of hailing a street cab. I pause for a moment and consider— then I open the door, and just get in.

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