Every piece of clothing in your closet is covered in sequins! Unless you’re moonlighting as a part-time lighthouse operator on the weekends where you need to direct ships into port by using your sequin top as a beacon of light from preventing them from running up the coastline then you need to chill out on the sparklies. As far as I’m concerned, the last hooker who could get away with head-to-toe sequins was Blanche Devereaux, the H.H.I.C. (Head Hooker In Charge).
So last week I agreed to meet some friends downtown at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan so we could go to an art exhibition on the human body. Being the ever-studious and punctual individual that I am (complete bullshit as I arrived 15 minutes late), I half-expected my friends to be a little late (and by a little late, I had no idea they would end up being over an hour-and-a-half late, but I digress). So in order to kill time, and prevent myself from freezing to death, I decided to take a walk through some of the shops at the Seaport. And thank God I did because I stumbled upon this really unique and funky shop named Studio Manhattan, where they basically take old photos from pop culture and snapshots from around New York and design really amazing stuff with them. I stumbled across this really cool wallet they designed with an old shot of Kate Moss on it and I had to scoop that bad-boy up! How hot is that?
Soooooo, furthering my obsession with Lana Del Rey lately…have you all gotten the chance to see her on the upcoming issue of Complex? How stunningly exquisite is this chick? Not only is she a talented singer/songwriter, but she really is downright gorgeous and these shots of her only manage to cement that notion further. Her image, similar to her music, is a mix of retro-glam throwback mixed with a subtle edge to it. I can’t wait to pick up my copy when it hits newsstands this month! And if you haven’t already given her debut album, Born to Die, a listen I urge you to head to iTunes now and get your copy!
Do you see this? No, do you REALLY see this? Do any of you out there understand how much I need this Coach Bleecker bag? You’re nobody of great importance in New York if your bag isn’t fly-as-hell, and this is the one that was birthed into creation specifically for me. Refined, classic, and cool. What more can you ask for? It WILL be mine soon. Mark my words! And I will name her Betty Ford, because the first thing I plan on putting inside her is a bottle of white wine! 😉
If you ask anyone in my life these days they will gladly let you know that I’m currently obsessed with Lana Del Rey. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple months and you haven’t gotten the chance to indulge in diva dejour Del Rey and her debut album, Born to Die, then I urge you to hit the play button on my favorite record from the album, “Radio.” This chick is just everything! Her vocals display a certain vulnerability that immediately enraptures and hypnotizes you. She reminds me of a modern day Nancy Sinatra; if Nancy Sinatra was doing cocaine and singing over Kanye-esque beats. She’s THAT kinda bad-ass! And “Radio” is everything you could ask for from Lana; it’s breezy and subdued, but it also has a certain edge to it that only Lana could do. Everyone definitely needs to give her a gander. The album is amazing from front-to-back!
Check out Charlize Theron on the cover of next month’s issue of Vogue. Talk about gorgeous! Charlize is one of those actresses that seems to better as the years go on and this cover shot of her is downright flawless. What I love most about Charlize is not only is she insanely beautiful, but she’s got the talent to match. Charlize has two highly buzzed about movies coming out next year, the Diablo Cody-penned Young Adult and the epic Snow White and the Huntsman.