Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Goethe-Institute New York Presents "If One Thing Matters" - A Film about Wolfgang Tillmans

(Wolfgang Tillmans above)

Film screening 10/02/2008 7:30pm
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd AvenueNew York,
NY 10003 - (212) 505-5181
German with English subtitles
Tickets are $5 for members$6 for seniors & students

The Goethe-Institut New York and Anthology Film Archives continue their ongoing collaboration with one movie every month selected from the Goethe-Institut’s film archive. This fall’s selection comprises three documentary portraits of artists, each working in a different medium, including the NYC premiere of Heiko Kalmbach’s If One Thing Matters--A Film about Wolfgang Tillmans, which the filmmaker will present in person.

If One Thing Matters--A Film about Wolfgang Tillmans. 2008. Directed by Heiko Kalmbach. 72 minutes. Wolfgang Tillmans is one of the best-known and most popular photographers in the world. He became famous in the early 1990s with apparently spontaneous images from the club and party scene, but he was soon regarded as more than just a chronicler of the techno generation. In 2000, he was the first photographer and the first foreigner to receive Britain’s prestigious Turner Prize. Kalmbach followed Tillmans at work for four years, creating a portrait based on observation and interviews with the artist, rather than expert testimonials. If One Thing Matters conveys a vibrant impression of what drives Tillmans, and of how he negotiates the global art scene without losing his sensitivity to the experiences of everyday life.
( From Goethe-Institut)


Sofia Coppola Directs TV AD

Sofia Coppola confirmed she has directed the latest ad for Parfums Christian Dior’s Miss Dior Chérie fragrance.

The ad, scheduled to bow worldwide early next year,
stars Byelorussian model Maryna Linchuk.

“It’s about a young woman in Paris,” Coppola said at the Nina Ricci show Sunday, adding that she’s writing a new film, but that “it’s too early to say any more. (WWD -9/29)

I guess everyone has bills to pay.

Diesel is celebrating its 30th birthday on October 11, 2008

N*E*R*D, M.I.A, Chaka Kahn and more...
xXx NewYork will rock out this global party in one giant Rock and Roll circus big top set in a top secret location with the Manhattan Skyline providing the backdrop.

To be announced soon.
Full details will be made available online and in local Diesel stores soon.
Check out the website:
10/1: Go to your nearest Diesel Store to pick up your tickets or information of how to get them!

New York, the grande finale to the global party:
9 PM to 3 AM (New York time, GMT-5).
DO NOT miss this party - broadcast live on diesel.com around the world!

For other locations that the event is taking place click on link:
(sourced from Diesel website)

Korean Restaurant Week Sept 29 - Oct 4

Menu of the week: Bibimbap $7.00 (40% discounted price)
Prix fixe
Lunch $15
Dinner $25
Here are a few of the restaurants:
Dok Suni - 119 1st Ave, New York - (212) 477-9506
Woo Chon - 10 West 36th Street, New York - (212) 695-0676
Jeollado - 116 East Fourth Street, New York - (212) 260-7696
Kum Gang San - 49 West 32d Street, New York - (212) 967-0909
To see the complete list of restaurants see link below: http://www.koreanculture.org/tasteofkorea2008/index.html

Sunday, September 28, 2008

OHNY Launch Party - This Friday Oct 3, 2008!

OHNY weekend will take place Oct 4 - Oct 5.
To see the listings go to www.ohny.org

OHNY will have a launch party at 
One York, Tribeca from 7pm-9pm/
This is a benefit to help raise $$$ for OHNY.

To purchase tickets go to www.ohny.org/about/events.cfm
$40. in advance, $50 at the door
One York @ the corner of 6 Ave/Canal St.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Don't forget to vote! The deadline for registration in New York is October 10!

It doesn't matter who you will vote for, along as you vote!

Here is what's required to vote in New York:

You must:
Be a citizen of the United States
Be a resident of the county, or of the City of New York, at least 30 days before an
Be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary, or other election in which your
want to vote
Not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction
Not currently be judged incompetent by order of a court of competent judicial authority
Not claim the right to vote elsewhere
Registration Deadline: 25 days before the election
State Election Website:

You must:
Be a citizen of the United States
Be a resident of New Jersey and county at your address at least 30 days before the next
Be at least 18 years of age by the time of the next election
Not be serving a sentence or on parole or probation as the result of a conviction of any indictable
offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States
Registration Deadline: 21 days before the election
State Election Website:
SOS Website:

Here is another site to register


Take Over Bam is tonight

I forgot I bought tickets for this...should be a fun field trip...now if I can only get over my horrible hangover from last night's shananagans at Santos.....


Sat, Sep 27, 9pm—4am
$20 in advance, $25 (cash only) at the door

TAKEOVER returns this fall for a second sleepless night. Four bands, selected by Sufjan Stevens, keep the Opera House full, while four movie marathons screen in the cinemas. DJs spin all night long, setting the beat for a nonstop dance party in BAMcafé, while video art, cheap beer, and endless diversions take you from dusk 'til dawn.

Return to TAKEOVER main page

Brooklyn Youth Chorus featuring Nico Muhly
St. Vincent
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
The Budos Band

King Britt
Vikter Duplaix

Bring Back the Draught!
Featuring Beerfest, Strange Brew, The Saddest Music in the World, and The Fatal Glass of Beer

Up All Night in 1985
Featuring The Last Dragon, Perfect, Fright Night, and more

The Reel World: Brooklyn
Featuring Saturday Night Fever, She's Gotta Have It, and The Warriors

Lars von Trier's The Kingdom: Part I

Rec Room & More
Guitar Hero
Voter registration

Video Art
Deborah Johnson, CandyStations

Friday, September 26, 2008

Celebrities at Milan Fashion Week

JLo trying to be like Monica Belucci at the Dolce & Gabbana

Monica Belucci looking good.

Ms. Wintour and Mr. Leon-Talley going to the Prada show. (image from Refinery29)

Two Prada models tripped and fell on the catwalk on Tuesday at Milan Fashion Week as onlookers, including Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, watched in horror, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports.

"Karl rolling up to Fendi with his bodyguard." (image from Refinery29)

Sacha Baron Cohen on the catwalk at the Milan Fashion Show

Sacha Baron Cohen gatecrashes the catwalk at the show of designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada in Milan. He doesn't look bad and I like the blonde hair.

Siddieqa, Firdaus, Abdallah, Soelayman, Moestafa, Hawwa and Dzoel-Kifl (2004) showing tonight at Ludlow 38

Siddieqa, Firdaus, Abdallah, Soelayman, Moestafa, Hawwa and Dzoel-Kifl (2004), 41 mins by Joost Conijn

Film series in Ludlow 38
9/25/08, 7-9pm & 9/26/08 – 9/28/08, 1-6pm
38 Ludlow Street (between Grand and Hester)New York, NY 10002
(212) 228 6848

Admission is free

Dutch artist Joost Conijn's video installation Siddieqa, Firdaus, Abdallah, Soelayman, Moestafa, Hawwa and Dzoel-Kifl (2004) features a group of seven Dutch children growing up in an atypical Islamic family on a squatted site near Amsterdam. The protagonists in Conijn's video are seemingly abandoned in the world. The carefree joyful children appear to be shipwrecked in a 21st century urban environment where they do as they please – playing, exploring, eating and sleeping without adult supervision.
Siddieqa, Firdaus, Abdallah, Soelayman, Moestafa, Hawwa and Dzoel-Kifl continues Conijn’s interest in the coexistence and chance encounters between different ethnicities and religions and argues that anti-authoritarian education is still alive somewhere at the fringes of contemporary society.

Joost Conijn was born in 1971; he lives and works in Amsterdam. In 2007 the Museum boijmans van beuningen in Rotterdam showed a larger body of works in a one person show. He recently participated in the group show Play Safe at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Steven Sondeberg's "Che" will screen at this years NYFF on 10/7. Apparentely tickets sold out in 5 minutes (I'm kicking myself in the ass right now)

Fortunately, if you are willing to pay you can still grab a ticket on craigslist for 95.00 bucks each! The movie is like 5 hrs long so I guess that's not so bad - $19 dollars per hour..hahah

Is it worth it to get a glimpse of LYM man farm hottie, Benicio Del Toro?

FAB Block Party on East 4th Street (Bowery and 2nd Ave) - 9/27/08

Sample the best of the East Village and Lower East Side with multiple stages, screenings, installations, hands on activities, local vendors and more.

This looks like a really cool event.

It's this Saturday Sept. 27 from 1pm - 5pm, on East 4th St.

On the website you can get a Fab discounts pass , click on link below;

Look at the bottom of the page for the Fab pass.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Santos Party House "DJs Rich Medina and Q-Tip" this Friday.

Sep 26, 2008 11PM $10 Santos Party House 100 Lafayette St-upstairs, Manhattan NY 10013

DJs Rich Medina (Jump & Funk, APT) & Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) spin a diverse mix of classic and new hip-hop, soul, funk, dancefloor bangers, and more.
24 Hour Hotline (212) 714-4646. For more info: http://www.santospartyhouse.com/

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Inside Out: Architecture New York City by Diane Lewis

Book Launch: "Inside Out: Architecture New York City" on the architectural work of Diane Lewis, an internationally recognized female sole practitioner design architect.

This Friday, September 26, 2008- Starts @ 6:00pm
Italian Institute of Culture,
686 Park Avenue, NYC
Reservations : 212 879 4242 ext 370

Topshop - News - The Soho Store, NYC

I recently read an article on WWD that said" TopShop won't open until Mid-March" but on Drapers it said "A spokeswoman for Topshop confirmed to Drapers that Green ( Philip Green, Topshop’s owner) was in the US ironing out problems with contractors and said she could not yet confirm the new opening date. A source close to the situation said: "It has been difficult to negotiate with the Americans."

So, I guess there won't be a Topshop store yet in New York but at least we can shop online until the store opens.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Giorgio Morandi: Watercolors and Drawing 1920-1963

Italian Cultural Institute will be having an event for Giorgio Morandi.

The event will take place at the Institute (686 Park Avenue, New York) on Tuesday at 6pm, Sept 23, 2008

Opening of the exhibition “Giorgio Morandi: watercolors and drawings 1920‐1963” in con‐ junction with Morandi’s exhibit at the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art): on view, a selection of watercolors and drawings.

The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will start on Sept 16 - Dec 14th 2008:
(Met is @ 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Designer Spotlight - Erika Pena

Parsons graduate Erika Pena left Puerto Rico when she was 18 determined to make her place in the world of fashion. After working for designers like Donna Karen and Josie Natori she embarqued on creating her own line and now mixes edgy new york style with that sexy flavor you’ll only find in the beaches of the carribean. lola y maria has carried Erika Pena for a few years now, we just can't get enough....

In her Jules collection for Fall and Holiday, Erika mixes swaroksi crystals and mixed Lucite stones to form fancy jewel clusters. Notable pieces include the “Stefie” handcrafted jewel clip ons, simple but classic “Jules” earrings. And for those of you who like to wear your bling on your wrist she also did matching rings and cuffs - again also based on clusters of swaroski and Lucite stones- available in rich jewel tone hues of turquoise, black, plum and emerald. These pieces work just as well with a simple tshirt and jeans as they do with a fancy frock. It reminds me of Chanel and Lacroix jewelry from the 1980's.

Erika Pena

Julie Earrings by Erika Pena - available at lola y maria

Steph Earrings by Erika Pena - available at lola y maria

Simone Collection

Another of our favorite new collections from EP is the Simone collection. These pieces look part vintage, part mosaic. I gasped when I saw the green olga ring. I had no idea what I was going to wear it with but I knew I had to have it. These pieces are comprised of semi-precious based stones chained into twos and threes....we scooped up the rings, a few necklaces and a few versions of a headband!

Here are a few examples, really best to come to the shop and see them in person.

One of favorite fashionistas, KELIS, wearing Pena's OLGA ring.

Human League - Being Boiled

OMG...love this...this song is super sexy and love the look of the video..

for those of you who don't know, The Human League were an English synthpop band, formed in Sheffield in 1977, most known for "Don't you want me baby?". Don't get me wrong I love that song but they had some even greater ones like this. We saw them at Spain's Benicasim festival in 2007 and they were off the hook

Vivian Westwood - London Fashion Week

um, is that Daisy Lowe? of course it must!!!!!!!!! love the VENUS tshirt

this look makes me want to pull out my collection of early 90's chokers...what do you think?

Pictures from NYMAG

Friday, September 19, 2008

Roller Disco Baby

Sunday Best Roller Disco // Sunday, September 21 // at Dreamland Roller Rink // 3052 W 21st St on the Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn // 3p - 9p // admission is $10 (but if you can do more, that's great) // skate rental fee of $5 is not included in admission

To reserve your space in advance and to make sure your gift is tax-deductible, go to https://www.robinhood.org/give-tribute/gift-registry/registry.aspx?r=7e90b452-bc77-4d60-a972-9939fc9e4299

And for more general info, go to http://www.sundaybestnyc.com

See you Sunday!

All the best,

Justin, Doug, and Eamon

Hanky Panky

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Open House New York is still looking for Volunteers.

Open House will be the weekend of Oct.4th and 5th.

About ohny
openhousenewyork hosts year-round educational programs celebrating New York City’s built-environment, culminating in America’s largest architecture and design event, the Annual openhousenewyork Weekend. (from the website)

They are still in need of additional volunteers.
This is a great way to give back to OHNY and
you don't have to wait in the lines if you are a volunteer. ( Most of the time)
I did this last year and I had the best time. I will be back again this year.

To find out more information about the volunteering and
to register click on link below
The deadline to sign up is Friday 9/19/08:

The Morgan Library & Museum - Exhibit: "Drawing Babar"- Opens this Friday 19 Sept.

Drawing Babar: Early Drafts and Watercolors from Sept 19, 08 - Jan 4, 09.
The exhibition Drawing Babar returns visitors to the two essential moments of Babar's creation: when Jean de Brunhoff and, years later, his son Laurent, set down their initial thoughts on paper.

For information on hours, address, and admission go to link:

Admission is free on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Coming Soon to LYM - Raquel Valle

We are counting the days until we receive this new line - from Cali-based Valle. Here is a little sneak preview for Holiday.

Yumi Kim opens in the old SHOP space

Congrats! this line is super cute (we have carried it at LYM in the past). Affordable pieces, cute prints.