As we enter awards season, audiences want to strip away artifice, tear down walls, and watch powerful dramas, rife with depth and emotion.
At least that's what studios seem to think.
When weather gets colder, so do the films. But comedy doesn't have to die just because red carpets are around the corner. So before you're fully surrounded by sadness and decay, consider going out -- or staying in -- for a laugh. Joonbug has compiled the top 5 comedies of 2011, and all are available for viewing right now.
irreverent: Lacking proper respect or seriousness, also: satiric
(Definition courtesy of merriam-webster.com)
It has been said that those in the fashion tend to take the industry, and themselves for that matter, far too serious. Such images that come to mind would certainly include the iconic high-power, jet-setting editrix type. Fresh off her 10-year stint as Editor-In-Chief at Vogue Paris, one of the most prolific and influential fashion publications in existence, Carine Roitfeld, shows that she too has an irreverent side when it comes to fashion.
- 4/5 - Sir Sean and Lady Connery toast Scottish fashion during the 8th Annual Dressed To Kilt Charity Fashion Show. The charity event will benefit the Friends of Scotland Organization, while looks demonstrating the show's theme, Mad for Scotland, can be purchased following the event at a pop-up shop from March 22-April 13 at 13 East 69th Street. M2 Lounge; 530 West 28th Street; (7:30-10pm).
- 4/6 - Come and celebrate the birthday of well-known blogger/photographer Katya Moorman of Style Defined NYC. In addition to a birthday celebration, Moorman will be celebrating her upcoming profile for Vogue Paris. RSVP required. Union Square Lounge; firstname.lastname@example.org; (8-12pm)
- 4/6 - Jet down to Parsons The New School to preview movies that have inspired the institute's trends. Judith Thurman of The New Yorker will introduce a free screening of Annie Hall. Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 66 W. 12th Street; (212-229-5488); (7:30-9pm).
- 4/7- Bloomingdale's welcomes the warm weather with the store's new surf shop. Loomstate, a menswear brand, will reveal their new Loomstate for Surf Lodge collection and preview custom surfboards from artist Robb Havassy in celebration of Earth Day - with surf-inspired cocktails in tow. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Surfrider Foundation. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave, Mens Metro Area; (212-705-2000); (6–8pm).
- 4/8 - Magician Ryan Oaks will take over Bloomingdale's to celebrate YSL's new men's fragrance, La Nuit de L'Homme. Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave; (212-705-2000); (6-8pm).
- 4/8 - Marie Claire and leading retailer Mango will host a NYC DJ Battle on Thursday at the Soho Mango store. See you there. RSVP required. Mango Soho; 561 Broadway; (5-9pm)
Photo via Gothamist.
We talk about our ideal world a lot here. And, without getting too descriptive, everyone would be happy with a Chloe Satchel bag, bodies like the models who walked in Louis Vuitton's FW 2010 show, Tom Ford back at Gucci, Pamela Love jewelry and Linda Farrow shades.
One victim from his alleged sexual assaults may suggest it's his manhood, while the remaining industry insiders may just see him as an innocent being, good at what he does and honest about his obsession with women, sex and creepiness.
Regardless, Richardson is back to work. Contrary to what many were hoping for, the recent allegations against him had no lasting effect.
Last night when I saw T editor, Stefano Tonchi, at the Steven Klein 30 Seasons of Akris/Bergdorf Goodman event, the last thought in my mind was waking up to hear rumors of him possibly becoming the editor-in-chief of W Magazine.
That explains his grin.
Tuesday, Tommy Ton of Jak and Jill tweeted something that raised quite a few curious eyebrows:
"I received some news tonight that is going to SHAKE the fashion world in the next two days. CRAZY!!!!"
Now, if one were as smart and saavy as we are, they'd note that Tommy Ton has a weird and twisted tie to the Vogue Paris team (via streetstyle encounters). And, with Carine's public scandal with Balanciaga - after being blacklisted from the Fall 2010 show - people are beginning to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
We won't tell you how long it took us to find a decent and shared-smiling photo of Vogue editors-in-chief Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld.
One is from Paris, while the other is from New York. But what happens when the one from New York plans a meeting to discuss the development and financing of young French designers with a French Industry Minister during Paris Couture Week - isn't that Vogue Paris' obligation?
Anna Wintour, is that you starting trouble?
It's quite amazing how quickly Anna takes action (just look what she has done for young designers in America) - thus, her previous comments regarding the of lack of young French designers recently surfaced in Loic Prigent's Habillees documentary. Nevertheless, her magazine rival, Vogue Paris' Carine Roitfeld, has breed her fair share of fabulous offsprings who've claimed a strong stake within the industry.
It's quite pleasing when a model doesn't feel compelled to embark on a career as an actress. A host or guest reporter? Okay. But Oscar-chasing gals who depend on their designer friends for red carpet looks - no thank you!
Coco Rocha, on the other hand, is very adorable. The supermodel, who has walked her massive share of runways, lent a few lines to a reporting gig sometime last year, which has led to her latest assignment from ET Canada - reporting from the Grammys later this month. However, Coco knows when enough is enough. Most importantly, she knows when to return to the runway. Only this time, Coco hints that she won't be walking out until the end, to take a bow for her own show. At least, that's what she hopes is to come in September. The model-turned-designer has been working on a dress collection - the name of which she promises will be phenomenal, but remains a secret. She hints to The Daily that she believes in high fashion, affordable clothing, and loves the Victorian 1800s. With so much on her plate, who knows if we will ever see her sly smirk on the catwalk again?
Little Kate keeps everything sentimental - noting her inspirations came from her favorite colors, her grey denim and of course, the pony printed valise her boyfriend (and now fiance), Jamie Hince, brought back from San Francisco.
Of course, it's a typically model-chic bevy. But ultimately, it's the thought that counts, right?
Moss' Longchamp collection will be available February 11, just in time for fashion week. Classic.