These sweaters look fairly awesome to me.
Alright, so I still haven't made it over to the J. Crew sample sale, but after I head over to 260 5th Avenue (sometime today), I will definitely trudge my behind over to 443 West 18th Street for the Pop Up Flea, which promises to be a smorgasbord of awesome attire, if you are into flannel, awesome sweaters, etc. Check it out here. The flea ends tomorrow December 2, 2012 at 6PM. (via rackedny)
If you were looking for the place to get that perfect winter sweater for the cold weather months in NYC, then you need to head over to the J. Crew Sample Sale at the the New York sample sale epicenter: 260 5th Avenue. The sale started yesterday with lines wrapped around the block, according to Racked NY. The sale runs from November 27th - December 2nd.
French brand A.P.C plans to open four new stores in New York, including a possible location in Brooklyn, according to Racked NY. The brand already has branch locations on Mercer Street, Perry Street, and a cool, but somewhat hidden, location on West Fourth Street. The sole new location with a confirmed site is a Bond Street location. Maybe the store will become more... ahem... affordable with these new locations? It's funny, a co-worker were just talking the other day about how Williamsburg is becoming the new Lower East Side and will eventually become just as unaffordable. Is the opening of an A.P.C the marker of impending doom for a transitional neighborhood? (via rackedny)
Seventies swag in Hero. James White/Hero
Lots of incredible editorials in the latest issue of Hero (#8) and here is one of them. The spread features models Danny Bauchamp and Dionni Tabbers. The photographer is James White. (via labdailyblog)
Loving the gay salute guys. Live long and prosper Frank Ocean and Willy Cartier
So the talk of music news gossip this week is that Frank Ocean may have revealed who his gay PIC (partner in crime) is. By that I mean the person that Frank Ocean, who outed himself as bisexual this summer, is sexing on. The dude's name is William Lesorvot, alias Willy Cartier, and he is the distantly Asian model-type that is ubiquitous in New York. In fact, according to Gawker, Monsieur Cartier is of "French, Vietnamese, and Senegalese" descent. Um...okay. I will definitely be watching these two.
Ah, look at the adoring look in Frank's eyes!
Willy Cartier and Kanye West
Willy Cartier is a model of French, Vietnamese, and Senegalese descent. French colonialism methinks?
"Hello, my name is Sheldon Stephens and I sexed on Elmo!"
So the talk of my office this week was not General Petraeus's somewhat laughable indiscretions, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, or even the last tidbits of talk about the presidential election, but the fact that Elmo might be a pedophile. We wondered if the man who played Elmo took the puppet home with him when he was fornicating with teenagers, and we wondered if he yelled out the young boys' names in Elmo's voice. We just could not get enough. I was very anxious to see what the young man (sixteen at the time of the alleged events) looked like for no other reason than idle curiosity and that is when this picture of Sheldon Stephens of Pennsylvania hit the internet. This is the young man, apparently a hustler, who claimed that Kevin Clash (who has played Elmo from the characters invention twenty years ago) engaged in a non-consensual relationship with him when he was sixteen and Clash was 45, seven years ago.
The uncovering of this young man's identity, as well as this suggestive picture, have unleashed a backlash of criticism of Stephens, in part related to Stephens's attorney dropping him as a client followed by the young man dropping the allegations against Clash. Some suggest that Stephens may have been paid off by the evil Sesame Group (which produces and owns the rights to Elmo's show, Sesame Street) while others seem to think that the evidence points to Stephens's case being outed for what it rightfully is, an attempt at publicity in this vain age of the Kardashians. In any event, Stephens is now facing criticism of his personal appearance, as if this somehow has some bearing on the case. On dlisted, some dlisters are saying that his "eyes are too close together" or he thinks he's "hotter than he really is", etc. Let's face it, Mr. Stephens is a very good-looking young man, hustler or not, eyes too close together or not. I doubt Elmo would kick Stephens out of bed for eating crackers and, hey, at least we know what Elmo's type is!
"Raspberries!" Carol Channing realness courtesy of Pandora Boxx!
Alright, so I know I am a few weeks behind on this one, but RuPaul's Drag Race is back with Drag Race All-Stars! And it's exactly what it sound like, kiddies: the best drag queens of lore who failed to take home the crown in their own respective seasons have been brought back to compete once more for the grand prize of $100,000 in addition to all the freebies: the sequins gowns, the wigs, the Absolut vodka, etc. Some of your favorite drag stars are back: Jujubee, Shanelle,
The first episode was hilarious solely because of the reaction on Rochester's own Pandora Boxx's face when she learned that she would be paired with Hulk-mania Mimi Imfurst who infamously lifted India Ferrah up into the air during their Lipsynch for their life. With Pandora basically acting as if she and Mimi had already lost the competition, it was no surprise when they ended up in the bottom two and had to lipsynch for their lives. Unfortunately, Pandora Boxx never received the chance she wanted to redeem herself although this had more to do with Pandora's own attitude than with anything Mimi Imfurst, who seemed to desperately want a clean slate, did. So Pandora and a much-slimmer Mimi Imfurst were sent home. Better luck next time, dudes ladies.
Lana Del Rey in Italian Vogue earlier this year.
Production group Urban Noize has mashed up Lana Del Rey's "Money Is The Anthem" with Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nothing" to produce the track below. It actually works pretty well because Lana's funereal tones and unnaturally slow singing voice are offset by samples from Kanye's track and his raps. (via highsnobiety)
I wonder how many arm veins it takes to pull off a Thor costume?
The next installment in the Thor series (and the next step in Marvel Comics' go for world domination), is Thor: Dark World. This means we get to see Chris Hemsworth with a blowed-out blond mane a la Fabio circa 1992, which may or may not be your thing. In the pic above is stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton, who sort of looks like a blond Colin Farrell on steroids. (via moviepilot)
Lana del Rey, selling American culture one nip and tuck at a time!
British GQ's "of the year" awards are out and it is no surprise that the mag's selection of "Woman of the Year" is manufactured pop star