HIGHLIGHTS FROM MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK: AUSTRALIA

Last week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week took over Sydney to showcase the Resort 2019 collections of Australia's best and brightest designers. We've rounded up three standout shows of the week including Alice McCall, Camilla and Marc and Double Rainbouu. Alice McCall McCall's playful design sensibility is apparent in her latest collection. For Resort 2019, Alice McCall…

LEA DELARIA GOES FULL FORCE

Lea DeLaria is most recognizable for her role as the brazen Carrie "Big Boo" Black on the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black." However, DeLaria's career as a comedian and jazz musician as well as actress has spanned decades—in fact, she holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic to perform on…

PUSSY RIOT’S NADYA TOLOKONNIKOVA & MARINA ABRAMOVIC TALK PERFORMANCE & ACTIVISM

On May 14th, Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot and artist Marina Abramovic sat down for a conversation on performance and activism, moderated by Melena Ryzik of The New York Times. The discussion was hosted by the newspaper's TimesTalks series, live events featuring creative pioneers and the publication's talented columnists and writers. Last month, the TimesTalks Festival…

ANNA WINTOUR AND THE REVIVAL OF MARCHESA: MISGUIDED OR MAGNANIMOUS?

By now, it's no secret that Vogue editor and Condé Nast director Anna Wintour is attempting to revive the career and reputation of Georgina Chapman, co-founder of Marchesa and estranged wife of Harvey Weinstein (the two reached a settlement in January, but Chapman has yet to file papers to make the divorce official). Wintour's efforts became apparent…

SARA ZIFF OF THE MODEL ALLIANCE JOINS BILL DE BLASIO TO SIGN THE STOP SEXUAL HARASSMENT ACT

Last week, Sara Ziff, founding director of the Model Alliance, joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the signing event for the Stop Sexual Harassment Act, a package of 11 bills to combat workplace sexual harassment. Ziff, herself a former model, founded the Model Alliance after witnessing and experiencing exploitative situations during photo…

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL CHIEFS SIGN GENDER EQUALITY CHARTER FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATION BY CATE BLANCHETT & WOMEN IN FILM

This morning, Cannes Film Festival chiefs Thierry Frémaux (Festival Director), Edouard Waintrop (Directors' Fortnight head) and Charles Tesson (Critics' Week head) signed a charter for gender parity and inclusion proposed by 5050x2020, France's version of the #MeToo initiative. Under this new charter, Cannes will compile the gender statistics of all films submitted, make public the…

MARGOT KIDDER, THE ORIGINAL LOIS LANE, HAS PASSED AWAY

Margot Kidder, the actress most known for her portrayal of Lois Lane in Richard Donner's "Superman" and its three sequels from 1978 to 1987, has passed away at age 69. Though a variety of silver screen stars from Teri Hatcher to Kate Bosworth to Amy Adams have played the role, Kidder's interpretation remains the most iconic.…

ARTISTS SUEJIN JO AND JAMIE MARTINEZ ON THE ALLURE OF THE TRIANGLE

Triangle Dialogues Through May 26th, 2018 Chashama: 485 Madison Avenue, New York City Artists Suejin Jo and Jamie Martinez have teamed up for a show, "Triangle Dialogues," highlighting their shared investigation of the triangle in their abstract painting. Besides the subject matter of their artwork, Jo and Martinez share another trait: both are immigrant artists.…

TIMESTALKS TO HOST PUSSY RIOT & MARINA ABRAMOVICH IN CONVERSATION ON MAY 14TH

TimesTalks: Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova & Marina Abramovich May 14th, 2018, 7:00pm Florence Gould Hall: 55 East 59th Street, NYC Tickets HERE Following the success of the recent TimesTalks Festival, the program of live performances and conversations has announced its next event, this time hosting Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova and performance artist Marina Abramovich. The two…

‘AZZEDINE ALAÏA: THE COUTURIER’ OPENS AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM ON MAY 10TH

Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier May 10th - October 7th, 2018 Design Museum: 224-238 Kensington High Street After designer Azzedine Alaïa passed away in November last year, his nonprofit organized a retrospective of his work that opened at his Paris showroom. Now, an equally comprehensive exhibition of his work is coming to London's Design Museum. "Azzedine Alaïa:…

IOWA PASSED THE MOST RESTRICTIVE ABORTION BILL IN THE UNITED STATES. NOW WHAT?

On May 4th, Iowa governor Kim Reynolds signed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the United States. Dubbed the "heartbeat bill," the new legislation would ban abortions after six weeks, the point at which doctors can detect a faint heartbeat in a fetus. However, many women don't even realize they're pregnant at six…

THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS LOOKS FROM THE 2018 MET GALA RED CARPET

On May 7th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted its annual Met Gala to celebrate the Costume Institute's new exhibition, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." The show opens to the public on May 10th—check out a preview of it HERE. Celebrities gathered at the museum in their Sunday best, with some taking the…

FEELING WITH EMPATH DAVID SAUVAGE

Call them psychics, mind-readers, hacks or just particularly sensitive, but empaths such as David Sauvage believe their uncanny ability to sense the emotions of others isn't simply a hallmark of compassion, but a unique trait that merits scientific research. Sauvage, a New York-based self-proclaimed empath, used to work as a commercial director, branding videos for…

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2018: GET THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS

This year's Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its competition categories as the week-long event came to a close on April 29th. "Diane," a drama written and directed by Kent Jones (and produced by Martin Scorsese) lead with three awards including the prestigious prize for Best Narrative Feature. The Nora Ephron Award honoring a…

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: A GUIDE TO THIS SUMMER’S BEST MUSIC FESTIVALS

With temperatures steadily rising, it's safe to say that summer is officially here! We've rounded up the best music festivals taking place around the United States in the coming months, from Bonnaroo to Panorama to Lollapalooza. Check out our guide below! Governors Ball June 1st - 3rd, 2018 Randall's Island Park, NY Tickets HERE Dubbed…

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