Nikki Lane met Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys at her pop-up vintage clothing stall. She was wearing a hunting jacket he wanted to buy. It turned into a case of being in the right place at the right time. Auerbach ended up producing Lane’s sophomore album All Or Nothin’, a collaboration nothing short of sensational. The 13-track record starts of with “Right Time”, an outlaw anthem that showcases Lane’s bluesy soul and country attitude. Read More
These adorable dresses will put a spring in your step! Zoe Miyori Fujii Exploding Poppies Shift, $125, zoemiyorifujii.etsy.com Darling Karen Dress (in Dusky Teal), $110, darlingclothes.com Lulu’s Lead the Sway Maxi Dress, $138, lulus.com Dear Creatures Elena Dress (in Mustard), $90, dearcreatures.com Motel Topi Tea Dress (in Morris Flower), $68, motelrocks.com Modcloth Meet the Author Dress, $53, modcloth.com (available in plus!) Ruche Heavenly Crochet Dress, $45, shopruche. Read More
Barbie Beach New York, NYStore Manager and Stylist, Patricia Field Tell me what you’re wearing. The Misfits vest was a gift from a designer friend; his clothing line is called Zefjuku. The crop top is by American Deadstock and was $25, and the jeans and the leather fingerless gloves were $48 each: they’re all from Patricia Field. The dominatrix boots are by Pleaser and were $79. My plugs were $16 at Spencers. My eyebrow pencil is Nicka K lip liner in Purple Glitter, and it was $1. Read More
From the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, it was common practice for publishers to put out little dictionaries specifically edited and designed for preteen and young teenage girls. Their vinyl covers featured popular characters or aspirational figures (the cute scholar on the white one pictured here is named “Miss Sophista Kate”) and they were often a single item in a whole line of similarly designed accessories, from scrapbooks and photo albums to makeup kits and carrying cases for 45-rpm records. Read More
There is no denying that food and health documentaries are big right now. The success of films like Food, Inc., Forks Over Knives, and Killer at Large have proven how science and nutrition can make it big at the box office. The market has been saturated. So why then would a heavy hitter like Katie Couric spearhead yet another one of these films? The answer is clearly there in the film. Fed Up is a passion project from a group of concerned women fearfully anticipating that this generation will be the first where the children are not expected to live longer lives than their parents. Read More
In my early days as a restaurant cook, I had nightmares about breakfast. Not about consuming it, but preparing it. That fear had less to do with my hatred of waking up early and more to do with my anxiety over poaching eggs. “Ordering! Five more eggs Benedict!” the expeditor would scream, and I’d crack 30 eggs into the poaching water, hoping 20 of those would turn out edible. Though it took a while before I got my rhythm down, once I did, I became a poached-egg champion. Read More
Venturing into the wild, or just setting up camp in your living room?  Add some luxury to the great outdoors with this Good Stuff collected by Stephanie J. Play Tent, $115, BELITTLEYOUANDME.ETSY.COM Wind Spinner, $10, AMAER.ETSY.COM Upcycled Camping Stool, $45, CONFETTIRIOTSHOP.ETSY.COM Blanket, $128, GYPSYA.ETSY.COM Organic Dry Shampoo, $32, SKINNYSKINNY.COM Cosmetic Clutch, $36, CONNECTEDGOODS.COM Organic Lip Tint, $10, PHOENIXBOTANICALS.COM  Star Dominos, $80, FREDERICKSANDMAE.COM Door Mat, $45, IZOLA.COM Melamine Plates, from $24, NICOLEPORTER. Read More
        In the thick of adulthood, high school memories can sometimes be a blur of crushes and slumber parties. But 27-year-old filmmaker Gia Coppola’s directorial debut (out May 9), based on James Franco’s book of short stories Palo Alto, is here to remind us of the darker aspects of being a teen—from drug experimentation and self-harm to ill-advised sexual encounters. Coppola isn’t much older than her film’s young stars Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, and Emma Roberts, and the L.A. Read More
Sure, you can buy vintage dresses on eBay, but if you want the good shit, you need to hit a thrift store. I’m talking about Goodwill, Savers, and the Salvation Army—places that smell like an artisanal blend of human pee, cat pee, and mold; where every coat pocket is stuffed with a wadded-up tissue. When it comes to the thrill of the hunt, nothing compares to a straight-up thrift score. Are you ready to attack this experience like a ravenous tiger with a thirst for blood and deals? Then pay attention: I’m about to share my tried-and-true secrets for full-contact thrifting. Read More
  Here's another fantastic tutorial from author/DIY guru Alison Caporimo, who hosted a workshop table at last Sunday's BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY appears in Alison's book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press.  This whimsical, colorful placemat will definitely up the ante on your home decor, and it could not be simpler. Read More