Eric Wilson of The New York Times
Lilly Pulitzer, the Palm Beach princess of prints who created an enduring fashion uniform for wealthy socialites and jet setters almost by accident, died on Sunday at her home in Florida. She was 81.
My favorite TV show of all time, Mad Men, returns this Sunday which gives me an excuse to post new photographs of Don, Megan, Joan et al. Jace Lacob of The Daily Beast describes the season premier entitled, The Doorway, as “beautiful and bravura, —gorgeously written by Weiner and directed by Scott Hornbacher— I can’t wait.
Tilda Swinton sleeps in glass box for art installation at MoMA. The Guardian reports that Tilda Swinton has reprised her occasional role of a woman sleeping in a glass box, this time taking the art-house performance to New York. Visitors to the Museum of Modern Art were treated over the weekend to a view of the Scottish actor in a state of slumber for a piece titled The Maybe. It was also noted by The Los Angeles Times that twitter was amused. Read them using the #TheMaybe hashtag.
In a brief description of the work, a notice by the installation states: “The Maybe 1995/2013. Living artist, glass, steel, mattress, pillow, linen, water and spectacles.”
Mashable reports that Beyonce Knowles is using her Tumblr page to give fans a taste of her newest album. Knowles dropped the song “Bow Down/I Been On” Sunday, along with a picture of her as a child wearing a floor-length, taffeta pink dress complete with tiara (obviously, the singer has always been a trendsetter)
CNN is reporting that the Internet sensation known as Grumpy Cat has been holding court during SXSW at the Mashable House, a temporary lounge run by the tech-news site. People have stood for hours, in lines snaking around the block, to get their picture taken with her!
Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”) was doing an interview a few feet away Saturday, but people crowded past him for a glimpse of the cat.
Grumpy Cat, an 11-month-old mixed breed whose whose real name is Tartar Sauce, has ignored them all. Mostly she sleeps in a cat bed while fans pass by to pose next to her. Instead of smiling, many of them make pouty faces of their own. Through it all, Grumpy Cat has remained unimpressed.
Dita Von Teese did more than show off her curves at Manhattan’s Ace Hotel Monday night. The burlesque star and fashion icon also modeled what designers Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti are billing the world’s first fully articulated three-dimensionally printed gown. Created in conjunction with apid-prototyping marketplace Shapeways, the Fibbonaci-inspired mesh number consists of thousands of laser-sintered nylon components, dyed black, lacquered, and embellished with more than 13,000 Swarovski crystals to achieve its “sensual flowing form.”
Blogs are already an important (and free!) source of inspiration and information and will only become more and more significant in deciphering future codes in fashion, design and lifestyle. From time to time, Hall Five will be highlighting some of what we consider to be the best of the best. Today, it’s MENSWEAR DOG, a tumblr blog from husband-and-wife team David Fung and Yena Kim featuring Bodhi, their 3 year old Shiba Inu shot in a variety of hip menswear looks. As the site claims,
Menswear Dog is Bodhi, a 3 year old Shiba Inu living in NYC with a panache for all things style. His interests include never washing his selvage denim, lurking around Soho for someone to notice his steez, and sniffing fine a$$ bitches.
Thanks to James Thorne of Coolhunting for bringing Arrf Scarf Ice Cream for Dogs to my attention. Arrf Scarf is a Chicago-based company producing frozen yogurt and whole food dog treats. James Thorne tested out the products on canine buddy, Leo Emerson—a Brussels Griffon. Apparently Leo is a huge fan! “even attempting to abscond with a lump of Peanut Butter Bacon into his dog bed.”
Thanks to Tumblr user i-nsan for creating this faux campaign featuring Jennifer Lawrence’s now infamous trip on the way to collect her Oscar for Best Actress at The Academy Awards. You can’t make this stuff up.
Known for her stark and poetic creations, London-based furniture and interiors designer Faye Toogood turns her eye to makeup, collaborating with artist Ayami Nishimura for the concept collection for MAKE and is for sale on WeSeeBeauty.com
Turns out the hottest trend of Hollywood’s big night had nothing to do with the gowns. Oscar’s 2013 was all about men’s hair. According to Esquire, beards were the follicular statement of the evening, presented in ways stubbly, carved, bedraggled. No one’s got official records on these things, but we’re fairly certain this was the most hirsute of any Academy Awards ceremony.
When it comes to utilizing technology in its e-tail strategy, Burberry once again leads the pack. For the Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection, clients can not only purchase certain items of clothing and accessories right from the runway, they can have their purchases personalized too using a metal tag or plate with the customer’s name on it. The Made To Order service is only available until March 3rd, 2013.