Formed in late 2011, SKATERS is a “regular old punk band with eclectic influences” comprised of three male musicians: singer Michael Ian Cummings, drummer Noah Rubin, and guitarist Joshua Hubbard. The group was created “on a whim” when Cummings and Hubbard met in Los Angeles and casually discussed the idea of forming a band. A few months later the boys reconvened in New York and SKATERS was born. I spoke with Cummings to find out more about the band and their presence in the New York City music scene.
By Liz Black, September 2nd, 2012
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By Kimberly Cortes, March 9th, 2012
Rejuvenate your skin and do it Hollywood style. Hungarian skin Doctor Erno Laszlo has created a must have kit for skin care. Refresh, moisturize and rescue your skin with Erno Laszlo’s specially formulated products. Inspired by icons, your skin will not only have a refreshing awakening but a celebrity make over. Erno Laszlo’s limited edition kit products have touched the faces of many Hollywood celebrities and now will make you the envy of all.
By Kimberly Cortes, March 8th, 2012
By Renee Lucas, March 10th, 2011
I’ve always thought that if I could start off the week with a fresh manicure, a new outfit and a great blow out, Mondays would be a lot better. Sadly, because hairstylists work straight through the weekend, most of them are closed after the weekend rush. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that Ted Gibson salon would not only be opening its doors on Mondays beginning March 26—but that it would be junior stylists trying their hands at coloring, cuts and styling for a discounted rate of $75.
By Renee Lucas, March 3rd, 2011
You’ve heard of chocolate on your pillow, but marshmallow’s are much more fun. Now, at the Duane Street Hotel a brushed-steel serving cart brimming with delectable homemade marshmallows stops at individual guestrooms every Thursday through Sunday as part of the Duane Street Hotel’s newly enhanced turndown service.
By Renee Lucas, January 4th, 2011
By Renee Lucas, December 7th, 2010
Last night, Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron hosted her annual Africa Outreach Project Benefit at The Darby restaurant in New York. Theron was joined by friends and supporters including Liv Tyler, Johnny Knoxville, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Petra Nemcova and Russell Simmons.
By Renee Lucas, December 6th, 2010
Most of us will never produce an album in a recording studio, but Studio XXI might just give you the fix you need on the behind the scenes of the music industry. The new club is modeled after a classic recording space and unifies distinctive elements—sound proof auralex on the walls and ceiling, a DJ booth with performance and recording capabilities, and the flashy, sexy scene that will make you feel like a rockstar, even if your singing talents fall short.
By Renee Lucas, November 5th, 2010
By Renee Lucas, October 22nd, 2010
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By Alexander Wolf, February 11th, 2010
The restaurant I’ll be dashing to after long days of hopping around New York Fashion Week (especially from shows at Milk Studios, just a couple blocks away) is the recently opened Tanuki Tavern. Located in prime Meatpacking District, I’ve already become taken by its endearing decor and twist on a traditional Japanese izakaya. The easy to share-sized plates offer a little something for everyone (the kimchi fried rice was my favorite) and the prices are surprisingly diminutive. The greatest plus is that Tanuki is open until 4 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday — perfect for a late night bite after hitting the party circuit.
By Eddie Brannan, February 11th, 2010
Nestled on the ground floor of the New York’s historic Woolworth Building (the city’s tallest building from 1913 until 1930) is a private event space aptly named The Wooly. Native New Yorker and owner Eric Adolfson—whose father has worked in the building as a lawyer for as long as Eric can remember — runs the space as a restaurant during business hours — and opens up the spot late night for private events. Slowly but surely, he’s turning this currently low-key space into something much bigger [...]
Mixing things up keeps Thakoon from getting stuck in set ways
Story by Tim Yap / Photography by Justin Hollar
On the heels of his newest collaboration with Tasaki, the fine jewelry house out of Japan, designer of the moment Thakoon Panichgul continues to captivate us with his star turns as a designer and to carve out an enigmatic figure for himself, by eschewing conventions and re-setting the expectations of young American designers alike.
“I knew that I was always interested in fashion. I knew from a very early age. I just didn’t know that starting a collection was something I was going to do. I thought I was going to work for a company, thought the idea of having my own name on a label was intimidating,” the Thai-born, Omaha-raised designer, most recognized for his ebullient prints and lively color palette, says. Asked if the term “surfer samurai” aptly describes his spring 2010 collection, he declares: “I never have those kind of quick words, where I sum up a collection as simple as that. I always feel it’s such a mixture of different ideas.”
A fashion model makes an artful debut at New York City’s Deitch Projects
Story by Angela Cravens / Photography by M. Sharkey
I was struggling with the idea of what I would do, and whether or not I could leave the fashion world without it leaving me first.
Fashion has had a long — and sometimes stormy — relationship with the visual arts. Think of John Singer Sargent’s Madame X and her scandalous strapless gown, or Gilbert and George making mischief in their prim business suits. But lately the art and fashion fusion is everywhere: witness the Louis Vuitton shop in the middle of the Brooklyn Museum’s recent Takashi Murakami exhibit (on view in Frankfurt this fall), or photographer Ryan McGinley’s two-timing between W and the Whitney Museum. Even America’s beautifully disheveled youth wander city streets wearing limited-edition T-shirts designed by their artist friends.