It’s difficult to fathom that it’s been three-and-a-half years since the final episode of Mad Men aired on AMC (May 17, 2015, to be specific). Naturally, we get a little dewey-eyed whenever one of its stars circles back into our world – in this case, the lovely Jessica Paré , who just happens to be featured in the video for the new Dandy Warhols single “Be Alright”…which is yet another preview of their hotly anticipated Why You So Crazy album, due out in January (via Dine Alone Records ). The curious, single-shot, 360 video (with Kevin Moyer at the helm) follows the actress through the Odditorium – the band’s 10,000 square foot Portland “headquarters” – as she flits from a decadent-looking dinner party with friends (where apparently some magic wine has been consumed) to a full-on Dandys performance – which can always be counted on for the further degeneration of the values of, ahem, polite society
A prodigy to rival Mozart himself, Charlene Soraia first picked up the guitar at age 5, played her debut show at just 8, and by 23 had a platinum, top 10 UK hit with “Wherever You Will Go.” Her third album, the intriguingly titled Where’s My Tribe (also the name of her last single ), will be released January 25, 2019 via Peacefrog Records . And she seems particularly poised to capture Stateside hearts, as well, with her poignant, increasingly accomplished Americana-influenced contemporary folk sounds. Leading up to the record, she’s just delivered a piercingly melancholy new single, “Now You Are With Her” – the heartrending video for which BlackBook premieres here.
From Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover , to this year’s Crazy Rich Asians , a certain voyeuristic curiosity has continually driven our desire to view fabulous people being, well, fabulously decadent. And so it was when Dom Pérignon asked its current Creative Director, the inimitable Lenny Kravitz , to turn his lens on a dizzyingly talented group of his famous friends, gathered for a splashy dinner party at his home in Los Angeles. The resulting images, fittingly and collectively titled Assemblage , will be exhibited at the fashion-fave Skylight Modern space in Chelsea, from September 29 to October 6
The Lernaean Hydra was an aquatic serpentine creature of Greek mythology, who dwelled in the Lerna in the Argolid – which was said to be the entrance to the Underworld. “Hydra” also happens to be the name of the provocative new single by exotic LA songstress Trishes .
Though their name sounds more like the title of a book on multiple personality disorder, I, Us, & We are actually three mystery-shrouded brothers – Jordan, Evan and Aaron Doverspike – from the wine valley California town of Temecula. They released a debut single “Idol” this past spring, which exhibited their way with lush, electronic pop.
Icelandic culture festival Taste of Iceland will be returning to NYC in late September…and they’re bringing the dung-smoked lamb fat. Despite near constant growth in tourism from year to year – with so many millennial-approved Instagram locations, we can’t see that changing any time soon – tiny Iceland still retains an air of mystery. The crowds at the Blue Lagoon may rival those at Brooklyn Flea, but the Nordic island country is still far from being overrun – elves still outnumber people in many areas
This much is true: honey is good for you.
If there’s one thing that characterizes every New York Fashion Week , it’s a battle for the most attention-grabbing spectacle. But Rihanna’s very much buzzed-about lingerie line Savage x Fenty accomplished not only that, but also managed to stir up the ever important conversation about female inclusivity
The Knocks image by Dusty Kessler When Foster the People had their breakout moment in 2011, the curiously infectious single “Pumped Up Kicks” seemed something of an unlikely hit. Yet with its languid groove, psychedelic vibes and Mark Foster’s oddly effected vocals, it propelled the LA quartet to genuine stardom (it’s since wracked up almost half a billion YouTube views). Their debut album Torches , and its 2014 follow-up Supermodel , both went top ten.
Just outside a movie theater on Sunset, there’s a spectacle brewing. The makeshift red carpet is rolled out, and around it grows a crowd of elaborate, jaw-dropping looks.