Tom Ford: Rive d’Ambre
Being nice will get you far in life. It will also get you a boatload of Tom Ford samples. This past weekend I took myself out on a perfume date. Given the proximity to Fall, I figured it was time to find a new scent. After trying out a half-dozen, I landed upon Tom Ford’s Rive d’Ambre.
“In reading about the Orient’s rituals and history, I became entranced with the refined art of gift-giving. Rive…
Matthew Williamson Spring 2015
Last December, Matthew Williamson installed Danielle Scutt as his head of design, but she is no longer with the brand. What that means is that Spring was all down to Williamson himself; he was up for the task. “I have been doing this a long time, and the trick is to not make a collection repetitive and boring,” he said backstage. “We have to infuse some freshness in it, and here there are no…
Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2015 The Costello Tagliapietra boys were thinking a lot about the nuts and bolts of construction for Spring.
Tadashi Shoji Spring 2015 For Tadashi Shoji, Spring ‘15 started in Venice. Specifically Ca’ d’Oro—the famous golden palace that sits right on the Grand Canal.
I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels, but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons.
Christopher Poindexter (via cactuslungs)
Gimmie Something Good
Ryan Adams finally made his new single “Gimme Something Good” public. And as it turns out, that song is the opener on Adams’s new album, a self-titled and self-produced LP that Adams recorded at his own Pax-Am Studios in Los Angeles. The album follows the great 2011 solo album Ashes & Fire, and I recommend going back to that one and listening again. Actually, go back and listen to them all.
Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion
Maybe it has been allergy season or maybe it’s because I am another year older but my old eye cream standby’s haven’t been cutting it lately. I have tried countless samples, from Clinique to the very expensive La Prairie. What I’ve deduced is that expensive doesn’t always mean better. Case-in-point, Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion. I noticed a difference right away. The…
Sesame Noodle Salad
Having gorged on Maryland crabs in the hot sun earlier in the day I was looking for something quick and easy to make for dinner. SELF magazine had posted a great recipe for asian noodles with shrimp. Having had my fair share of seafood for the day I swapped the shrimp for flank steak. This dish could easily be made with any type of meat, seafood or tofu.
- 1/2 C tamari or soy sauce
Lykke Li: Gunshot
I Never Learn, the new album from the Swede-pop goddess Lykke Li, looms, and she’s already shared two songs, the twin dirges “Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone” and “No Rest For The Wicked.” “Gunshot,” the third song she’s shared from the album, is still something of a ballad, but it’s more of a midtempo ’80s power-ballad type of thing, with cavernous drums and a chorus that will rip you right…
For the latest scent from Stockholm-based fragrance house Byredo, Creative Director Ben Gorham has drawn inspiration from his cultural heritage with a fragrance inspired by his own experience at a traditional Indian wedding ceremony.
Flowers traditionally play a major symbolic role in Indian weddings, where flower heads are strung together on giant leis, which are exchanged between bride and…