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    Photographer Christine Hahn recently took a trip to DTLA, where she met up with old friend Rainboe Wave, a Los Angeles “it-girl” with a unique style and perspective that matches her timeless charm. Like the 69 clothing she’s wearing in their shoot together, Rainboe is as unique and charismatic as the brand’s denim ensembles and oversized dresses. So it only makes sense that the duo took a trip to The Huntington Gardens, which provide a backdrop as whimsical as the subject and the clothing.


    Shop all 69 here




    My first memory of Rainboe Wave was about 5 years ago inside Tony’s Saloon in Los Angeles. Even for a petite five-foot tall woman, it’s impossible to forget Rainboe—with her gorgeous, colorful hair cascading down to her ankles. I continued to bump into Rainboe time after time around Downtown LA, yet found myself too shy to approach her. We finally crossed paths at one of my favorite regular spots inside St. Vincent De Paul and I knew at this point it was inevitable for us. And we’ve been friends since..

    I’ve never met a Korean woman like Rainboe (who legally changed her name to Rainboe Wave in the ‘70s). She remains one of the most curious, creative, colorful, and playful women I’ve yet to meet. I cherish every opportunity to photograph her, so when I planned a trip to LA, I knew I had to put together something special for us. I wanted a backdrop as whimsical as Rainboe, so we took a trip to The Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California.

    Because of Rainboe’s personal style, I knew I wanted to photograph her in 69, the Los Angeles-based denim-heavy brand. I’ve known about 69 for years, as my good friend and fellow photographer Bennet Perez photographed a majority of 69’s initial images in LA; they created such stunning and memorable work together and I always loved the individuals they casted. This past year in New York, DIS magazine produced 69’s presentation, where I had the opportunity to photograph the brand’s Fall/Winter 2015 lookbook. I was thrilled, as it’s extremely rare and quite special to work with a brand aiming to represent everyone: genderless, non-demographic, and for all ages.

    Both Rainboe and the folks behind 69 share my favorite qualities: charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. Rainboe is the Gemini to my Libra and I hope to exude the same tenacity when I’m her age. Rainboe turns 69 this June, and I wish her the happiest birthday! When I grow up, I want to be Rainboe Wave, frolicking around Los Angeles in my 69 clothing.
    Rainboe Wave wears the 69

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  • 05/13/15--21:00: The OC Guide To Frieze 2015
  • Today marks the start of Frieze Art Fair, and all of Manhattan’s art lovers are making the ferry ride over to Randall’s Island to get a glimpse of what some of the world’s biggest galleries have to offer. With booths upon booths upon booths of some of the coolest, most cutting-edge pieces in the world, Frieze can be quite a daunting beast to conquer. Have no fear, though, because we already made the trip out and compiled a comprehensive guide to all Frieze 2015 has to offer.

    If you’re looking for...

    The dark side of Frieze.
    Thomas Hirschhorn’s NSFW collage at Galerie Chantal Crousel (booth B17) isn’t the kind of art you’d take home to mama. Sneak a peek at Walter Pfeiffer’s perfectly creepy, voyeuristic photos at Galerie Sultana (booth B29). Left wanting more? There’s a whole wall full of erotic photos from David Salle over at Skarstedt (booth B65).

    Activism.
    Jenny Holzer’s marble stools carved with politically-charged Truisms over at Cheim & Read (booth C38) will have you feeling empowered. Andrea Bowers’ piece at Andrew Kreps Gallery (booth B57) makes a big feminist statement—literally and figuratively—taking up an entire wall of the booth. Finish the day off by getting a little angry with Gilbert & George’s Fury series at Alfonso Artiaco (booth C48).

    Art ‘n LOLz.
    Carlos/Ishikawa (booth A2) has some hilarious cartoon pieces by Ed Fornieles that are sure to get a smile out of you. The hyper-color prism paintings by Satoshi Ohno are the perfect background for selfies, and can be found over at the Tomio Koyama Gallery (booth D15). And what’s “fun art” without some Murakami? Peep a piece by the iconic Japanese artist over at Galerie Perrotin (booth C25).

    The highlights.
    In case you’ve only got a short amount of time, or are losing your art-fair virginity, make sure you see the most buzzed-about pieces: Nick Cave’s Soundsuit at Jack Shainman Gallery (booth C23), Kim Gordon’s shiny silver painting at 303 Gallery (booth B64), and the newest installment of Richard Prince’s New

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    We all have that moment where Friday night rolls around and a Netflix binge is the primary “event” option. In order to cure your major case of FOMO, we've teamed up with The Mirror Cube, a new happenings site that features events recommended by artists. With their expert panel of visual artists, actors, writers, and directors, The Mirror Cube brings you the lowdown on what shows, screenings, and exhibits you should check out each week in New York and Los Angeles.



    NY: Frieze Art Fair at Randall’s Island
    May 14-17
    Picked by: Mirror Cube
    What: The international contemporary art fair makes its stop on New York’s Randall’s Island. With close to two hundred exhibitors, the work of hundreds of artists will be shown by the world’s top galleries, along with live performances and panels.

    Why Go: This is a rare opportunity to see galleries from multiple continents in one place, including meccas of contemporary art like Paris and Berlin. Iconic photographer Maripol suggests checking out the work of sculptor Regina Bogat from Galerie Zurcher, while actor and filmmaker Jake Hoffman favors the abstract stylings of Welsh artist Shelagh Wakely from London’s Richard Saltoun Gallery.


    NY: Courtney Barnett at Bowery Ballroom
    May 20 at 8 PM
    Picked by: Jessica Stroup
    What: The Australian singer-songwriter will be touring the states to promote her debut full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, which was released in March of this year.

    Why Go: Barnett has rapidly gained an international following thanks in part to her singular lyrics, which she writes in a style The Guardian referred to as “a perfect summary of the earnest freewheeling and rambling wit that makes music from this end of the world just so great."

    NY: Portraying the Human Condition: The Films of Masaki Kobayashi and Tatsuya Nakadai at Museum of the Moving Image
    May 15-24
    Picked by: Mirrror Cube
    What: A film festival dedicated to the collaboration between iconic Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi and actor Tatsuya Nakadai, who will be present for conversations at several of the screenings (and who starred in films for Kurosawa, too). These films marked a departure for Japanese cinema: they shepherded a change from stories focused on stoic honor to more emotionally honest narratives.

    Why Go: These films are loosely autobiographical: Kobayashi was a pacifist who suffered for his ideals during the war. After discovering then-shop clerk Tatsuya Nakadai, Kobayashi felt that he had finally found an individual capable of playing the highly expressive lead roles in his films, and their legendary collaboration spanned 11 landmark Japanese dramas.

    NY: Sage Vaughn: Wild Flowers at Blueshift Projects
    Through June 21
    P

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    Food and fashion are two life pleasures which, contrary to popular opinion, are pretty damn complimentary. In Sartorial Snacks, we ask OC friends to model delicious new collections and create recipes to match. First up, in honor of Ammerman Schlösberg’s cherry-licious spring collection, Liz Riccardi, digital design director at Nylon, baked us a killer pie—and proved glitter platforms and “XXXmas” overalls beat aprons any day.

    My love of baking started with my parents. I grew up sitting on the kitchen counter, flipping through my mother’s red Betty Crocker cookbook while she rolled out crust. She bakes pies like it’s nothing, and no matter what I do mine will never be as good. My dad’s family is Italian, meanwhile, but instead of cannolis or spaghetti what I remember most is my Pop's apple pie. (And his pancakes, Oh. My. God. A story for another day.)

    Like any great romance, my affair with pie hasn’t been without its ups and downs. There are the burned crusts, yes, but also the men I’ve baked for, never to be heard from again (fools); the supermarket employees who wonder aloud what one person could want with so much Crisco (fools part II); and the friends I’ve had to let go for not understanding rhubarb (#noregrets). Most recently, I suffered the raw pain of searching every grocery store in Brooklyn for fresh sour cherries in the middle of April only to discover that they were not yet in season. It still stings. Le Sigh.

    The baking goes on because the facts stand still: pie is delicious. Truly, I bake to fulfill a specific need in my own life to eat pie every day. That being said, this is an activity that will make you popular. “OMG you made that? Even the crust? From scratch?!” Cherry in particular is the it-girl of pies.

    My rules for dressing while baking are simple. At Nylon, I work hard all day long (sitting at my computer) and usually when I come home I just wanna “let my hair down” ( - bra / + sweatpants). But, when it’s a special occasion or a party, I like to get into character. If you’re baking a funfetti cake, you probably want to look like funfetti cake. If you’re making a giant chocolate cake and giant chocolate cake isn’t your look, just wear something dark and sexy. If you’re baking Cherry Pie and you want to look like a badass babe from the future about to seduce everyone on a badass picnic from the past—then hello, YOU WIN. (And you should probably go on an OC shopping spree right now.)

    I’ll be real with you: Cherry pie can be labor intensive. You want to bake with sour cherries, and they’re only around for about six weeks out of the year, from the end of June to July in New York. Of course, you can use the frozen or canned kind, as we did for this late-spring shoot, but I seriously recommend the real deal once in your life.

    You’ll want to invest in a cherry pitter / straw / good friend to help with the pitting, otherwise it can really be… the pits. The rest is simple.



    Liz’s Perfect Sour Cherry Pie

    Crust


    Ingredients:
    (Yields enough dough for two 9” pie crusts)

    4 cups of flour (use a little less at first because you will add more rolling out)
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 1/3 cups Crisco
    1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
    1 egg
    1/2 cup of cold water
    1. Mix flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the Crisco.
    2. Beat the mixture and add in the red wine vinegar, egg, and water.
    3. Use a wooden spoon to combine i

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    Following the success of Future Relic 03, the third post-apocalyptic installment of the film series which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Daniel Arsham is revealing his newest Future Relic alongside Galerie Perrotin at the Frieze Art Fair, which opened to the public today.

    At Frieze, Daniel Arsham also brings a new technique to his signature static objects, which are cast in volcanic rock and crystal and have taken the form of guitars, clocks, and even Pharrell’s first Casio keyboard. Taking a full year to complete, the newest edition is a 1993 Bulls Starter Jacket made of pulverized quartz crystal, which appears as if worn by an invisible body.

    We caught up with Daniel to pick his brain on his diverse realms of work, visions of the future, and experiences collaborating with Pharrell and Merce Cunningham.



    MONIKA GILMORE: Congratulations on the third edition of Future Relic! In terms of storytelling, has this series been an evolving narrative, or was it a comprehensive vision that you decided to break into nine pieces?
    DANIEL ARSHAM: This film really began after a trip that I made to Easter Island. I was there painting the famous Moai statues. There were some archeologists excavating some Moia that had already been excavated hundreds of years ago, and they discovered things that the archeologists previously overlooked. In looking at this, I realized there was this sort of confusion of time between the two different periods. And when I returned I began making contemporary objects cast in geological materials, almost as if they had been discovered in the future and brought back in time. The film derived from that idea. I wanted to create a series of films that would link together the objects, and be released almost in chapters. These chapters introduce the audience into this future world, but they don’t know much about it until they have seen a number of the chapters.

    The concept of a civilization lost could evoke panic and despair, yet your film establishes a sense of quiet calm and an appreciation of moments passed—much like your objects. What inspires your idea of the future?
    This film takes place entirely in the future. My vision of the future is derived from the past in many ways. A lot of the locations I have chosen are pivotal architectural landmarks. Bell Laboratories, designed by Eero Saarinen in 1962, was used as a location in Future Relic 03. So was a John Lautner house, the Sheats-Goldstein residence. I feel like when I’m depicting the future, I often try to make it appear somewhat pedestrian. I don’t want to take it too far away from the present. I feel like this is a mistake often made—that the future is foreign from now. There are still things around now that were around 50 to 100 years ago. Architecture still looks a certain way and these remnants of the past are still around.

    It’s hard not to notice the level of detail in the film. From the Kaws objects to the Converse and Hender Schemes kicks, they’re all so deliberate.

    I went to my son’s room and took a bunch of toys and things that were in there. Kaws is a good friend and we show at the same gallery. The costume design for Future Relic 03 was done by Borre [Akkersdijk]. He’s the one that actually

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    In case you haven’t seen the millions of subway posters, television ads, and bummed coworkers and friends around you: Mad Men is ending on Sunday. The AMC drama about the scandalous lives of ad executives in New York has become a cultural phenomenon over its seven seasons on air, amassing an average of over two million viewers per episode.

    With television events this large, everyone knows that viewing parties are the name of the game. If there’s one thing people love more than dramatic finales, it’s turning them into an excuse to throw a party. So make a run to Whole Foods for snacks, find a live stream that doesn’t lag, invite a few friends, and take a look through our viewing party-ready picks to help look like you just stepped out of the halls of Sterling Cooper & Partners. Just don’t post spoilers on Twitter.
    Adam SelmanTrapeze Ruffle Dress in milk (available in stores) Studio One Eighty Nine Random Bogolan Printed Sun Dress in violet Gauchere Felicia Sleeveless Dress in red/beige DORATEYMUR Sybil Leek Suede Boots in red Carven Satin Crepe 3/4-Sleeve Half-Zip Dress in black Mugler Silver Belt Back Zip Fitted Skirt in orange Adam Selman x Le Specs The Last Lolita Sunglasses in red/silver Kiko Mizuhara for Opening Ceremony Gingham Cropped Camisole and Gingham Belted Skirt in yellow Jennifer Behr Scalloped Built Voilette Headband in black Roksanda Talton Fitted Circle Skirt in black/fluro pink/red

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    This weekend, Frieze Art Fair continues its Randall’s Island takeover—but let’s be real, it’s city-wide. From Daniel Arsham to Kim Gordon, all of our favorite artists are popping up in the most unexpected of places. Before longtime OC-fam member Harmony Korine displays pieces as part of Vito Schnabel’s mysterious First Show / Last Show exhibit tomorrow, we’re looking back at the filmmaker’s abstract artwork he showed this past winter at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills.

    Harmony Korine is an original. If you’re reading the OC blog, you know this. You’ve been watching Korine’s movies ever since you had to hide in your room to "study" and watch the weirdo-core masterpiece Gummo (1997) with your best friend who heard it was so sick, and you had to slip it past the rental clerk at your local video spot since you weren't exactly of age. And his film Spring Breakers was 2012 to a T.

    What’s less known is that when the 42-year-old American director is not making movies, he’s furiously producing paintings in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. And if you love Korine’s work, a lot of the same unhinged, crass qualities echo in his art—but they just take a little more time to find. In fact, the paintings are more like visual treasure hunts than paintings at all.

    Harmony Korine: Raiders opened at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills this past February, a collection of paintings that are redolent of immediacy and experimentation. At first, when you walk into the gallery, you see several large-scale checkerboard paintings. These are the same checks found on Vans skate shoes, a gallery representative tells us. But upon closer inspection, the paintings are less paintings than assemblages. Hidden under syrupy globs of paint is the top of a paint can, and there’s a texture to the canvas provided by crumbled pieces of paper.

    Korine wanders into the gallery as we're looking at the paintings. “I created most of these in basements and warehouses,” he says, clearly relishing the ability to return to the nasty, gritty, hands-on making that he earned his reputation for as an independent filmmaker in the ’90s. 

    Elsewhere in the gallery are a series of striped paintings. These are enticing in their use of color palettes: some in chilled-out blues and greens, others explosive in Technicolor. Sneaky bits of silver spray paint belie his skater roots again, peeking out just enough to feel like an Easter egg when spotted. 

    Upstairs at the gallery hangs “Raider Burst,” which looks like a tie-dye T-shirt exploding from the wall. And then, there are several of Korine’s figurative paintings—maniacal, clown-like sunbursts surrounded by even more maniacal sycophants; an abstract dog standing in front of what might be a dark wizard; smiley faces that take incredible artistic liberty. There’s a sense that Korine is dabbling in non-narrative work that is more interpretable than his films—that, instead of spelling everything out in high-definition, he'll allow the viewer to dictate what's in front of them. 

    The thing that rings most Korinesque is the freedom of the paintings. Like the artist’

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    We haven’t been very discreet about our love for bad bitches, from our appreciation of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival hosting the most female directors in its history, to our very own Carol Lim’s recent op-ed promoting female leadership. To say we appreciate fearless women is an understatement. So, with the start of Art Miami New York, we took the opportunity to celebrate one of New York’s legends—Maripol.

    This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of her book Maripola X, a collection of private nude Polaroids of Maripol and her iconic entourage—Grace Jones, Debbie Harry, Madonna, Taya Thurman, and Steven Meisel are just the tip of the iceberg. Maripol changed the demi-monde ‘80s New York landscape through her work not only in art, but also in film (producing cult-classic Downtown 81 starring Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Crack is Whack, a documentary on Keith Haring), fashion (styling Madonna for her Like a Virgin album) and music (art-directing videos for Cher, Elton John, and recently collaborating with Parisian music producer Léonard Lasry on the album Maripola x Songs). With help from her best-friend and publisher Adèle Jancovici, Maripol brought the journey to life in Maripola X.

    We caught up with the fearless duo on Maripol’s birthday to reflect on their collaborative relationship, the book, and every amazing anecdote in between. Inspired by the Polaroids, we also tried to find a proper space to take our own topless photos at the fair—as it turned out, the request shocked no one; the only question was picking the right booth.

    Don’t miss the Maripola X book signing this Saturday from 3 to 6 PM at Archeus/Post-Modern (booth B18) at Art Miami New York.



    MONIKA GILMORE: Who is Maripol?
    ADELE JANCOVICI: Maripol is two different women, and her fiery temperament is what connects them. She is a firework. She doesn’t go unnoticed—she's bright, colorful, loud. But she’s also the mother hen—caring, protective, and fun. That makes her a kaleidoscope to me. She is an artist expressing herself through different means that are all driven by one core fuel: a vibrant heart, always in a state of over-excited appetite for life.
    MARIPOL: I am the same [Giggles]. Even though they keep telling me it’s my birthday, I’m still doing the same thing. Film, fashion, photography, and music. I worked with a rapper in Brooklyn named Kovasier. I didn’t rap though. It was more like I spoke on the track. I’m still friends with the same people. Grace Jones, for example—the diva of our Generation. Grace is still the same, too. We didn’t have everything handed to us, you know, we had to work harder to do just about anything.

    The Polaroids depict a hedonistic world and are sometimes exhibitoinistic. Were there any photos that you deemed too intimate?
    AJ: That was a constant battle between us two actually! We negotiated. One image we really fought over was the cover. I had something very different in mind, much more violent in a way. And Maripola X is about Maripol! Time was a great ally (creating the book from day one to printing took about 15 months), as I got to understand how vulnerable the project was making her. So, I could only respect her shyness or concern over some photos. By doing Maripola X, Maripol agreed to being seen fully: hopeful, loving, and sensitive. If this p

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    You might say that Opening Ceremony feels a bit like a proud parent at the moment. Four of our fave up-and-coming designers—whose collections we’ve carried since their early days—are finalists for the LVMH Prize. Jacquemus, Faustine Steinmetz, Craig Green, and Marques’Almeida are presenting their final collections before the winner is announced on May 22, and we’re catching up with them in the meantime. In honor of Jacquemus and its quirky-French aesthetic, we asked model Georgia Graham what makes a “Jacquemus girl.”


    Shop all Jacquemus here.



    Who is the Jacquemus girl? Her clothes change from season to season, yet her sensibility remains the same: blithe, adventurous, cool. In other words, everything Georgia Graham embodies. We recently caught up with the model in a park in Brooklyn, where we played handball while shooting her in a decadent Jacquemus Fall/Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer 2015 wardrobe. Her secret to ultimate Jacquemus-ness? “Be yourself, be weird.”

    The fresh-faced British art history student was scouted in Zara whilst living in Australia, trying on a pair of shoes that she thought looked “absolutely hideous.” Georgia recalls: “I was looking in the mirror thinking the shoes looked horrible on me, and this woman came up to me and asked me if I was a model.” Mere months after this passing encounter, Georgia flew to Paris for Fall/Winter 2014 to walk for Chanel and again for Fall/Winter 2015 to be a part of Yohji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood, and Carven shows.

    Following a meeting with the team at the Jacquemus Pre-Fall show in 2014, Georgia was selected to be the star of its La Femme Enfant collection, appearing in the campaign video as well as opening and closing the runway show. “I loved working for Simon. We met at the casting and really clicked,” she says. “When I came back to France, I spent a whole week shooting the campaign, and it was loads of fun. I had such a great time; it didn’t even feel like I was working!”

    In the spirit of the brand, the campaign video for Fall/Winter 2014 was quirky—and as it turns out, so was the production. “I have to say, lying on the floor and having a little baby crawl on me and sit on my tummy that wouldn’t stop crying (with its mum standing just out of shot offering it a biscuit) was a really funny moment,” says Graham. Then there was the first day of the shoot, when the crew captured a shot of her standing on the side of the freeway. “Simon and I had climbed down there and I didn’t have a top on,” she remembers. “As I was standing on the side of the road, he took the coat off me at the last minute, and all of the traffic saw me topless. It was hilarious. I was just standing there topless, awkwardly waving at all the cars.”

    We thought we would turn to Georgia to ask who the Jacquemus girl really is, and which of her qualities she feels most relates to. “The Jacquemus girl is not the same in look each season, but the same in spirit,” she says. “She’s very carefree, French modern, and a bit ‘80s. But at the same time, this designer is constantly evolving and the girl grows up a bit every season.”

    Recently,

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    In case you haven’t noticed, things have changed at Mugler. This season marks London-based designer David Koma’s first full collection with the legendary French house since being named Artistic Director in December 2013.

    It’s no surprise the Central Saint Martins alum’s design sensibilities were a good fit for Mugler, as the long-beloved brand had been a constant inspiration for Koma’s eponymous label long before stepping into the role of Artistic Director. “As long as I discovered fashion for myself, I’ve been a true, dedicated fan of the brand. My style was shaped under its influence, so I never had troubles adjusting my creative universe to the one of Mugler. There is an absolutely wonderful heritage that, with a fresh approach, can be relevant nowadays. Mugler has always been an extravagant label, filled with an empowering glamour—and I want to keep that feeling it had, but in the context of our time.”

    Blending Mugler house signatures—metal embellishments, bonded viscose—with his approachable architectural cutouts and vibrant hues, the London-based designer seamlessly modernized the brand with sleek, everyday garments the rest of us can wear. It’s clear you don’t have to be Lady Gaga to wear Koma’s Mugler: “I wanted it to be a start of something new and define the key elements of a new era of a brand: sharp, body-conscious tailoring, perfect fits. And clothes made for women that have always inspired me: sophisticated, urban, self-confident, but feminine and sensual at the same time.”

    With garments this elegant, it’s safe to say: change is a good, good thing.

    Shop all Mugler hereClick through to view David Koma's first full collection for Mugler. Silver Belt Back Zip Fitted Skirt in orange Silver Detail Cut-Out Shoulder Dress in black Silver Detail Sleeveless Low-Cut Dress in off white Cut-Out Long-Sleeve Top in black Long-Sleeve Low-Cut Jumpsuit in off white Silver Detail Cut-Out Sleeveless Dress in peach

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  • 05/17/15--21:00: Cosmic Numbers May 18
  • Considered by star-gazers and astrologers throughout history to be one of the most magical moons of the year, the new moon in Taurus presents a powerful opportunity to manifest what you desire and transform your reality. Think about what you want to be more abundant in your life. What would make you happier and more comfortable? Put that message out into the universe and the cosmic forces will be supportive. Give the seed you plant today time to grow. It might not sprout overnight, but you will see results with time and effort.


    Aries
    (March 21 - April 20)
    The new moon in Taurus graces you with a chance to refresh your resources this week. What do you need in the physical world to feel more comfortable, complete, and whole? Manifest the things that will make you feel sweet and satisfied.


    Taurus
    (April 21 - May 20)
    You're having a moment with the moon tonight. Contemplate what you want to come to you in the next year. This is your chance to manifest all the changes you want to make happen. Your whole life could be transformed if you desire.


    Gemini
    (May 21 - June 20)
    Contemplate your deepest feelings under the light of the dark moon tonight and you will come to conclusions that settle some of the mysteries on your mind.


    Cancer
    (June 21 - July 22)
    When you make a friend, they'll be your boo for life, but it takes you time to open up and get out of your shell. The new moon in Taurus makes this whole week the best time to be open and expand your friend-circle. Accept all the invitations you get this week, even if they take you out of your normal comfort zone.


    Leo
    (July 23 - August 22)
    The new moon in Taurus begins a fresh cycle in your tenth house of career and public perception, giving you an amazing opportunity to rebrand your image and project your career in a new direction.


    Virgo
    (August 23 - September 22)
    You have been spinning in circles analyzing all the data to construct your outlook on a certain situation, only to get caught in an eternal loop. The new moon tonight will get you out of this loopy cycle and give you a clear idea about what's up.


    Libra
    (September 23 - October 22)
    Mercury is officially going to be retrograde tomorrow, so I can't recommend making any major decisions, but commitment will be on your mind on the full moon in Taurus today. You will have plenty of time over the lunar cycle to consider who and what you plan on committing to, so don't rush into anything just yet.


    Scorpio
    (October 23 - November 22)
    The new moon in Taurus creates a cute moment for you and whomever you love the most this week, while it refreshes your seventh house of partnerships. You'll be feeling the love like you did when your relationship was brand new.


    Sagittarius
    (November 23 - December 21)
    Were you feeling low energy over the weekend? Consider new physical activities that could help perk you up. A Sagittarius in motion tends to stay in motion, but one who chills out at home too much tends to feel bored.


    Capricorn
    (December 22 - January 19)
    Your ruling planet Saturn has been retrograde for nearly two months, and

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    “Calvin Klein was always an important part of our youth,” said OC’s Humberto Leon. Luckily, some things never change: For Spring/Summer 2015, Calvin Klein launched the #mycalvins Denim Series exclusively at OC, with 19-year-old model and internet sensation Kendall Jenner as its face.

    Below, Humberto and Kendall talk California upbringings, dressing for airports, and Mom Jeans.



    Shop all Calvin Klein Jeans #mycalvins here



    HUMBERTO LEON: Calvin Klein campaigns have quite the legacy. How does it feel to follow in the footsteps of Kate, Brooke, and Christy? What was your favorite campaign?
    KENDALL JENNER: It's an honor. How many people get to follow in the footsteps of their idols? I am incredibly humbled. If I had to pick a favorite campaign, it would be Kate and Marky Mark's.

    I’ll never forget the first time I discovered Calvin Klein. I was a teenager and it was with the launch of CK One. What was your first Calvin Klein experience and how old were you?
    I remember buying the Calvin wide-band underwear, which turned out to be the most comfortable thing ever. From that moment on, CK and I were the perfect marriage.

    Your whole life you’ve been surrounded by such strong, stylish women. How did you find your own voice and individuality amongst that?
    I sort of looked to the left, looked to the right, and picked up on things that caught my eye. I always aim to keep my style very minimal and comfortable.

    It was so exciting when we ran into each other at the play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Since culture is such a big part of Opening Ceremony’s DNA, I want to hear about some of the things that you love. Tell us your favorite:

    Snack? Justin's Almond Butter (Vanilla)
    Band? Too many to pick just one.
    Songs? Same as above; they all change depending on my mood and what day it is.
    Movie? Anything that's intended for kids ;)

    Calvin Klein is such a New York brand. What’s your California take on it?
    It’s funny you say that, because I feel like this particular line is VERY California and LA. It’s so easy to just throw on and go. Like the overalls—just toss them over a swimsuit and roll out.

    As a California girl, what about your style has changed with all the international travel? What’s your biggest influence?
    Nothing has really changed, it’s just evolved. I've been to so many places recently and I’ve seen and met so many people since I started modeling, so it's hard to pinpoint only one situation that has influenced me. It's all kind of just meshing together at this point!

    Is there something you always bring with you when you do travel?
    I always travel with my own blanket. Whenever I get on a plane, I pretty much go straight to sleep and it’s really nice to have a blanket to remind me of home.

    What are your thoughts on airport style?
    Keep it easy and comfortable. You’re sitting for so long, so who wants to be uncomfortable? Also, be sure to have shoes that slide on and off easily so your feet can breathe.

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    Looking good in wet weather is a difficult feat. Frizzy hair, inside-out umbrella struggles, and running mascara are just a fraction of the chaos that comes with the rain. And if you’re not strapped with an aerodynamic Senz for Opening Ceremony umbrella, the forces of nature will really reap you for all you’re worth.

    More importantly, what about those bipolar Spring days, where it drizzles intermittently? You don’t want to be “that guy” who whips out an umbrella where it’s not necessarily warranted. Light, water-resistant windbreakers are a proper solution to mild wind and damp weather, and they will guarantee dryness as well as good looks. With the help of Patrik Ervell, Prospekt Supply, and DDUGOFF, you will be in nylon pieces rain, hail, or shine. Say goodbye to makeshift trashbag ponchos, and say hello to stylish rain cover-ups that will make you feel #blessed in wet conditions.


    Click through the slideshow to see our waterproof cover-up picks.   Patrik Ervell Vinyl Rain Duffle in transparent Prospekt Supply Matte Nylon Quarter-Zip Windbreaker in navy blue Toga Virilis Layered Nylon Coat in red/blue DDUGOFF Sheer Nylon Hooded Overshirt Jacket in supernova white Sunsea Cut-Off 3-Layer Hooded Blouson Jacket in black Undecorated Man Clutch Coach V-Detail Jacket in navy

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    You might say that Opening Ceremony feels a bit like a proud parent at the moment. Four of our fave up-and-coming designers—whose collections we’ve carried since their early days—are finalists for the LVMH Prize. Jacquemus, Faustine Steinmetz, Craig Green, and Marques’Almeida are presenting their final collections before the winner is announced on May 22, and we’re catching up with them in the meantime.

    In honor of Craig Green’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, which brought some viewers to tears, we caught up with the London-based designer to talk about being an independent designer and seeing his work on the streets.




    Sculptural silhouettes, textural fabrics, and form manipulation are among the countless commonalities between sartorial design and modern art. Beyond the runway, fashion designers draw inspiration from major movements, bleeding these aesthetics into their garments. Can evoking deep and visceral reactions—the same you might feel looking at a grand painting—transcend clothing into an art form? Craig Green’s inaugural Spring/Summer 2015 runway show at London Fashion week did just this: inspire emotional responses, even tears, among the dumbfounded audience members.

    The proof is online. Following the show, the internet exploded as soon as people caught wind of the collection. For instance, Dazed & Confused published an article entitled “Why Everyone Was Crying at the Craig Green Show,” while punters took to forums like SuperFuture to express their confusion towards the response. For those who weren’t there, the reaction boiled down to two main factors: poetry and history. From the aesthetically balanced, unique collection, the audience garnered the struggles of an independent designer, thrust into a fast-paced, modern fashion world.

    “I had no idea that the collection would be received in this way—it felt very surreal. I had a feeling that the collection might not be well-received even up until the morning before the show,” says Craig. “This collection was extremely different in comparison to the chaotic and colorful seasons that had been shown before. It felt like a new proposal and new way of moving forward for us as a label.”

    The Spring/Summer 2015 collection (available at OCLA) is an artistic confection of drapery and muted colors, all bound together by straitjacket-like detailing and sculptural shapes. The nods to freedom, restraint, and lunacy behind putting together a collection are what secured Craig a well-earned spot as Finalist for the prestigious 2015 LVMH Fashion Prize.

    Working previously under Walter Van Beirendonck, and in conjunction with other UK designers like Helen Lawrence and Christopher Shannon, Craig is a firm believer in artist collaborations. ”In London especially, there is a real sense of community between all of the designers, particularly because we all studied and graduated around the same time,” Craig notes. “It’s nice to have friends within the industry that I am able to work and share experiences with. They understand what you are going through and are always there for advice.”

    This kind of camaraderie has proved useful for Cra

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    As children, we all threw a tantrum or two in the middle of a store to get something we wanted (much to the embarrassment of our parents). Jeremy Scott’s design strategy at Moschino seems to be capitalizing on this latent impulse. From shiny pink Barbie accessories to cuddly teddy bears to sugary soft drinks, Moschino delves deep into childhood desires season after season. So, take a look at some of our favorite kid-approved Moschino picks above and treat yourself. Whether or not you ask Mom first, that’s up to you.


    Shop all Moschino here Star Earrings in blue Printed Knit Skirt in fantasy print black Gold Detailed Diagonal Quilted Bag in multi Fuzzy Cropped Tube Top and Ribbon Detail Fuzzy Textured Skirt in turquoise Printed Nylon Quilted Small Bag in fantasy print black Totally Moschino Tank in black iPhone 5 Case in fantasy print brown All Over Printed T-Shirt in white Earrings in shiny gold Shoe Shoulder Bag in pink

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    In case you haven’t seen the millions of subway posters, television ads, and bummed coworkers and friends around you: Mad Men is ending on Sunday. The AMC drama about the scandalous lives of ad executives in New York has become a cultural phenomenon over its seven seasons on air, amassing an average of over two million viewers per episode.

    With television events this large, everyone knows that viewing parties are the name of the game. If there’s one thing people love more than dramatic finales, it’s turning them into an excuse to throw a party. So make a run to Whole Foods for snacks, find a live stream that doesn’t lag, invite a few friends, and take a look through our viewing party-ready picks to help look like you just stepped out of the halls of Sterling Cooper & Partners. Just don’t post spoilers on Twitter.
    Adam Selman Trapeze Ruffle Dress in milk Studio One Eighty Nine Random Bogolan Printed Sun Dress in violet Gauchère Felicia Sleeveless Dress in red/beige Dorateymur Sybil Leek Suede Boots in red Carven Satin Crepe 3/4-Sleeve Half-Zip Dress in black Mugler Silver Belt Back Zip Fitted Skirt in orange Adam Selman x Le Specs The Last Lolita Sunglasses in red/silver Kiko Mizuhara for Opening Ceremony Gingham Cropped Camisole and Gingham Belted Skirt in yellow Jennifer Behr Scalloped Built Voilette Headband in black Roksanda Talton Fitted Circle Skirt in black/fluro pink/red

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    For years, the northwest corner of Bowery and Spring Street has been a mysterious home to urban legends, and a symbol of a seemingly lost NYC. Among the throng of glitzy retail stores, sterile gallery exteriors, and pricey restaurants, the daunting six-story space has existed in its own detached world, where grit and graffiti are the norm. The heavily gated space, otherwise known as the former Germania Bank building, has been closed to the public since it was purchased as a family home by photographer Jay Maisel for $102,000 in 1966.

    For years, curious New Yorkers have gazed up at its locked iron gates, some even breaking in, hoping to get a peek at what lies inside. Yesterday, I got to tag along with OC co-founder Humberto Leon, Spike Jonze, and Bennett Miller to take a look inside the building and see if it matched the fantasy in our imaginations.

    While there are no (visible) basketball courts inside as Humberto had heard rumored, the open space just past the wooden doors and iron locks is as cavernous as expected. For the first time since ‘66, curator Vito Schnabel was slowly opening the gates for viewings of his new exhibit, titled First Show, Last Show. “I grew up in New York City, walking by the former Germania Bank countless times,” Vito writes in the program. “I always wanted to go inside, thinking it might be a perfect place for an exhibition.”

    While the exhibit—with its grandiose paintings and multi-faceted works from artists such as Harmony Korine, Mark Grotjahn, and Dan Colen—is a monumental feat, the real star of the show is the building itself and its historical background and artistic ghosts. The Germania Bank Building was built in 1898 and was designed by Robert Maynicke, an architect the New York Times called in 1913 “a pioneer in the building of modern loft buildings.” For over six decades, the building acted as a bank, before being sold to Maisel. Maisel used the space as a private residence, all while renting out certain floors to artists like Roy Lichtenstein.

    Nothing about 190 Bowery is a typical converted artist’s space. The rusty piping, spacious, off-kilter rooms, and preserved flooring identify the building’s age and charm. “You see all of the mosaic flooring and the vaults going into the basement,” noticed Humberto. “There’s also this little room that almost looks like a little treasure of a ballet room or something weird. You don’t even know what was there.”

    The preserved vaults in the basement act as a portal to pre-ATM days, guarded by iron gates that seem just as intimidating as they do prehistoric. While this isn’t the first time a bank has been refurbished for something creative (Shayne Oliver held his Hood By Air Fall/Winter 2015 show in the 23 Wall Street Bank), 190 Bowery’s interior is a unique case. “There are all of these amazing bank buildings, but I feel like no one has gotten to see them in their true form,” says Humberto. “They’ve been transformed so heavily. This space actually captures the original essence of what it was, which is such a big part of New York.”

    You can’t deny the building’s historical charm as you walk through the vast space, just like you can’t avoid the controversy that surrounds First Show, Last Show. While there has been criticism from the media and the public surrounding it—due to the lack of diversity of artists and the fact that it was originally intended to be a public show, yet was only open by appointmen

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    You might say that Opening Ceremony feels a bit like a proud parent at the moment. Four of our fave up-and-coming designers—whose collections we’ve carried since their early days—are finalists for the LVMH Prize. Jacquemus, Faustine Steinmetz, Craig Green, and Marques’Almeida are presenting their final collections before the winner is announced on May 22, and we’re catching up with them in the meantime.

    This season, Marques’Almeida’s frayed denim took a more grown-up approach, with the introduction of sheer fabrics and Swarovski crystal-embossed dresses. We took a look at the the design duo’s Spring/Summer 2015 moodboards to see where Kate Moss comes into play.


    Shop all Marques’Almeida men’s and women’s 



    Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida are masters of fabric manipulation. Heading up the frayed denim movement, an aesthetic many other designers have since borrowed, the duo repurposes the aesthetics of past decades into unique men’s and women’s collections. Although their Spring/Summer 2014 and Fall/Winter 2014 collections drew from British grunge culture, with an emphasis on oversized silhouettes in stonewash denim, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection is a little more grown-up. The designers have rewound back to the ‘70s, with super bright colors splashed against a muted, baby-blue palette. The Spring/Summer 2015 Marques’Almeida girl is sophisticated and sultry in the edgiest way possible.

    Looking at Marques Almeida’s novel designs got us thinking—where do they come up with their unique vision? “We started looking at old issues of i-D and The Face like we did when we were teenagers; there's so much street style that focused on those white T-shirts and jeans,” Marta Marques told us. “It was the effortlessness which we were so fascinated by. We couldn't escape from it and it was part of a coda that we became obsessed with.” Based on the spring moodboard the designers shared with us, it’s apparent that the duo is heavily influenced by a stripped-down vintage aesthetic, with a focus on ‘90s model sensibilities. Kate Moss and Mario Testino-esque magazine cut-outs swathe their moodboard, like the visual diary of a teenage girl from the late 1990s.

    Although the designers make references to passing eras of fashion, they consciously ensure their designs don’t look dated. Though Marta and Paulo relate to the noughties intrinsically, Marta told us they “don't want to be stuck in something too referential or nostalgic.”

    Ultimately, Marta and Paulo draw upon looks from “real people, which breeds the rawness of their designs.” Their deconstructed yet refined aesthetic is a true reflection of street style in London, and has earned them a spot in the prestigious finals of the 2015 LVMH Fashion Prize. “A lot of our research is based on just walking around East London and looking at random girls,” Marta noted. “Sometimes, it's a six-year-old girl who is really stylish, or someone our age who has a clear sense of style which you don't see much anywhere else in London.”
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    It’s time to start replacing your computer mouse with a relish-engulfed hot dog and spending Monday afternoon getting toasty on the beach with friends—instead of in a meeting with your boss. During the spring season, an escape from the average 9 to 5 is a much-needed reprieve, and it only happens once a year. Don’t wait to start the relaxation on Monday: Miuniku and Orlebar Brown provide pool-ready vibes with bottoms ready for the water, while Acne Studios has got you covered in the sunglass department. With these weekend picks, the holiday vibes might be in stiff competition with your get-up.


    Click through the slideshow above to see our Memorial Day picks.Clockwise from top left: Gosha Rubchinskiy Patchwork Check Short-Sleeve Shirt in red mix, Opening Ceremony Dart Sunglasses in neon, yellow, Larose Eyelet 5-Panel Cap in navy, Schnayderman’s Button-Down, and Universal Isaac Fruit Face Large Pot (available in stores). Click through the slideshow to see more Memorial Day picks.Venessa Arizaga Beer O'Clock Bracelet in multi  Orlebar Brown Bulldog Hulton Getty Printed Shorts in sway with me Maison Michel Blanche Capeline Hemp Double Ribbon Hat in natural hemp
    Issey Miyake Printed Mesh Drawstring Bag in blue Opening Ceremony OC Surplus Muscle Tank in white

    Acne Studios Aviator Large Sunglasses in gold/yellow Miuniku

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    Towards the end of a long week, our four favorite letters are usually T-G-I-F. This week, however, we’re leaning towards S-A-L-E. Starting today, Opening Ceremony online and brick-and-mortar stores are offering 40 percent off select sale items. Whether you have plans to get a little kinky with Zana Bayne or you’re hoping to keep things more neutral with Acne Studios and Haerfest, chances are your weekend plans have more than enough room for sale shopping.


    Shop all Sale here


    *Sale prices are not applicable to previous purchases or open to price adjustment. Discounts are valid online while stocks last. All sale merchandise is Final Sale.

    Enjoy free ground shipping on orders over $100 pre-tax with UPS Ground Shipping method selected. Offer is valid within the contiguous United States only.
    OC’s Rhamier wears the Alexander Wang Laundered Nylon Exposed Pocket Jacket in matrix, Alexander Wang Cargo Pants in matrix, and Raf Simons Hand Slim-Fit T-Shirt in white. 

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