We have substantial reason to believe that Hedi Slimane, designer, photographer, and newly minted creative director at Yves Saint Laurent, lives by the mantra “go big or go home.” There was no question that the former Dior Homme boss would give the historic French house a firm shake-up once he landed the coveted position early last year, but he’s made some unprecedented changes to the très classic company. Like fucking with the name, for starters — just a few short months after his promotion, Slimane announced that he would be changing the universally recognized YSL brand to Saint Laurent Paris. The industry collectively gasped, and maybe dry-heaved a little. Now it seems that the new Saint Laurent under Slimane’s jurisdiction is packaged to appeal not to the elegant, uber-chic likes of its past demographic, but a hipper, more modern audience with retro sensibilities. Read: younger. Keep reading »
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Albert Hammond Jr. releases his second record sans the Strokes — Como Te Llama?, or, “What’s Your Name?” in Spanish. If you didn’t already know the guitar hero’s name, you won’t forget him and his sonic lovin’ after this record. Softer, sweeter, and joyous (especially for a hipster), Hammond has laid down beautiful tracks with his band, which features a member of another popular NYU group, Marc Phillipe from the defunct Sexy Magazines. While we are all waiting for the Strokes’ record #4, if Hammond is going to go off and make songs on his own like this, at least the hold music rocks.
Valentineâ€™s Day was a big date night feast and some of us poor suckers starved to death. Sometimes the buffet of singles doesn’t look so hot, but eventually you’ll have to eat something. Whether itâ€™s tonight, tomorrow, or sometime in the future, you will be showing off your feminine wiles all in the hopes that someone will treat you to a meal. This important mating ritual requires a certain amount of finesse. And baby, we know you got it! Now itâ€™s time to flaunt it. When youâ€™re getting ready for a date you need to do three key things:
1. Look hot.
2. Feel hot.
3. Get yourself in the mood.
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