By Eva Medoff, September 2nd, 2010
Cynthia Rowley has been so busy with all her side projects and collaborations that its easy to forget the brilliant ready-to-wear collection she sent down the runway for fall. One feature we’re loving in particular is the use of feathers, which crop up on jewel-toned minis, sassy flapper dresses and funky accessories. While the use of color and texture does give off a certain modern vibe (à la Proenza Schouler), we can’t shake the 20s influence. This may be partially due to our near hysteria over HBO’s upcoming Board Walk Empire (Atlantic City in the jazz age? amazing), but mostly we’re just feeling the “looking backward in order to look forward” aesthetic, to reference Oscar de la Renta’s recent pearl of wisdom dispensed on (where else?) The Rachel Zoe Project.
By Eva Medoff, June 14th, 2010
There is now an official reason to be excited for fall. HBO’s upcoming epic series, Boardwalk Empire, has just debuted another, extended preview of the show, which ups the stakes even higher. Taking place in 1920s Atlantic City, the show looks something like an early 20th century take on The Sopranos. There’s girls, booze and a whole lot of organized crime—enough to keep the entire New Jersey resort town in its grips. Steve Buscemi stars as the man in charge of it all, while roles for Omar from The Wire (Michael K. Williams), Michael Pitt and tremendous character actor Michael Shannon look promising. Check out the trailer after the jump.