After walking up the oyster-hued carpet leading to the Council of Fashion Designers Awards at the New York Public Library on June 7, style mavens discussed the sartorial sins of summer.
“Flip-flops on Fifth Avenue!” groaned double nominee Michael Kors, his arm around aspiring starlet Molly Sims, whose fringed frock swept the floor. “I’m Read More
“I knew I didn’t want to work for anyone else,” said Adam Epstein as he bit into a forkful of a 10-ounce butterflied filet mignon at the Palm on a recent afternoon. With rounded cheeks and flashes of prematurely gray hair, Mr. Epstein spoke in fast, truncated sentences as he described why he became a Read More
Populist art is always fabulous; elitist, obscure, “serious” art is a big yawn. It’s just that simple. LeRoy Neiman, Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Patrick Nagel: These are color-lovin’, dolce vita funsters whose accessible, upbeat oeuvre can be counted upon to enliven even a squalid, vermin-ridden hovel like yours.
Populist art is, thankfully, never “about” anything Read More
Raindrops on roses, dappled sunlight on toile poufs, lavender sachets, painted furniture with curly bits … French Provincial is back! Aren’t you relieved? After all, it’s timeless and classy, even if you’re not. Printed toile is even having a fashion moment (e.g. Neal Decker totes at Bird in Brooklyn (718-768-4940) and Alice Roi’s fall 2001 Read More
Kim’s Career Is Cursed!
Kim Basinger never struck me as an easy pushover willing to do anything just to keep her career afloat. But here she is in Bless the Child , a turgid, pretentious religious thriller that is anything but thrilling. Why would an actress who finally proved to the doubters she could act Read More