Mere hours after unveiling tunes off their just-released fifth album,Synthetica, for a horde of adoring fans inside the cozy Music Hall of Williamsburg, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric invited us into a posh suite at NYC’s Bowery Hotel to tape a performance for The Bowery Presents Live channel on YouTube, which posts awesome sessions like this one every week (see them all here).
At the hotel, the duo stripped away the electric throb of their new single, “Youth Without Youth,” down to two-part harmonies, acoustic guitar and harmonica (!). All that remained from the original was a spare, digital beat, saddled up through Shaw’s iPhone.
Summer wedding season is upon us, which means flights to book, registries to empty and pretty cocktail dresses to purchase and wear. Whether you’re going Oceanside in Nantucket Harbour, yachting off of Key West, witnessing vows in a botanical garden or ballroom dancing in NYC, we have an ensemble worthy of the best-dressed guest nod — just try not to show up the bride.
This weekend we’re hosting the Fashion Girls for Japan shopping event! Here’s what the Wall Street Journal had to say about it:
…The “girls” are at it again this year. This weekend, at the Bowery Hotel in New York, Fashion Girls for Japan, is hosting its second sample-sale shopping event. Among brands that will have women’s clothing and accessories on hand: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Doo.Ri, Helmut Lang, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, VPL, Zero Maria Cornejo. There’s also something for men so they’ll have something to do if they’re tagging along. Menswear at the sale will include Acne, Helmut Lang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Surface to Air, Theory, and Thom Browne…
…Fashion Girls for Japan was conceived by Kyoko Kageyama, an executive at 3.1 Phillip Lim, along with Kikka Hanazawa, president of VPL, Tomoko Ogura, fashion director of women’s Co-op at Barneys New York, Miki Higasa, president of public-relations firm Kaleidoscope Consulting, Stella Ishii, president of fashion showroom The News, fashion consultant Julie Gilhart and, Chiaki Yamamura , also of 3.1 Phillip Lim.
You can read the whole article about these wonderful girls by clicking here. See some of the wonderful fashions available below.
We’re big fans of our neighbor below Houston, the New Museum. Not only is the building (and the view from the top floor) pretty spectacular, but they have great exhibitions. If you haven’t been already, we highly suggest you go see Carsten Höller: Experience which is running from now until til January, 15th. More info: here. To give you a teaser of what you might find over there, Laura Cooper Brown did a tour while the George Condo show was still on. Enjoy!
Sunshine Cinema, located in the East Village on Houston Street, is our current go-to for interesting documentaries. We recently experienced emotions we didn’t know we had during Asif Kapadia’s ‘Senna’; and wistfully remembered a time when New York was the epicenter of the world of nightlife while watching our good friend Jen Gatien’s ‘Limelight’. Both are still showing, go see!