I don’t know Vogue Japan Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo, but I like to imagine that she exudes a kind of “Grey Gardens”-y vibe: dotty, inappropriate and definitely camp. After all, this is a woman who’s prone to showing up at fashion shows with styrofoam eggs on her head. Can doddering spinsterism and a lifetime of sweater bikinis be far off? I hope not. After the jump, some of Dello Russo’s more awesomely out-there outfits.
According to WWD, there will be a new family in residence at the notorious East Hampton estate of Grey Gardens come this September. NYC interior designer Celerie Kemble and her family have just signed a five-year agreement to lease the property, and if there’s anyone would could thoughtfully perk up the historically grim estate, it’s Kemble—known for her fanciful and fresh, yet still traditional aesthetic. Not that the house needs it: The squalor and raccoon-infested property of Big and Little Edie is long gone. When the house was sold to Ben Bradlee and wife Sally Quinn in 1979, the couple began to completely renovate and re-build the property, turning it into a jewel of a place. Kemble’s children will love the wild and ever-so-slightly over the top wildflower gardens, and according to Kemble, the history of the home was also a selling (or renting) point: “I believe a house should have personality, and Grey Gardens is one of the greatest and most graceful of characters I can imagine out there.” We’re jealous. [WWD] Keep reading »
While she was doing press and attending premieres for the HBO film “Grey Gardens,” Drew Barrymore looked amazing. At the various premieres, her style was completely different, yet she nailed it every time. And then her style (or stylist) went on hiatus. When Drew first wore a crazypants outfit in public back in mid-May, we thought she was on her way to an ’80s-themed skating party. But then it continued.
For the past few weeks, Drew has been showing up in public wearing outfits that are outrageous, even for her. Her clothing choices have included a dress that resembles a plaid blanket, strangely placed eyeliner, a diaper-like skirt, and repeated appearances of warpaint makeup. Keep reading »
Cancel all your Saturday night plans because “Grey Gardens” premieres on HBO at 8 pm. If you just have to go bar trolling on Saturday, then catch the encore on Sunday at 6 pm. Keep reading »
There’s gonna be some haters, but I think Drew looks amazing. [Los Angeles, 4/16/09] Keep reading »
“Grey Gardens” debuts April 18, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! (After all, it’s not every day a movie makes my eccentricities seem normal.) The Frisky gals and I attended the “Grey Gardens” world premiere in NYC, and the movie is, as the kids say, the cat’s pajamas. “Grey Gardens” stars Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange as the kooky cat-lady, mother-daughter duo Little Edie and Big Edie Beale, along with “Big Love”-star Jeanne Tripplehorn as their glamour-puss cousin, Jackie O.
Even if you don’t give a fig about Camelot, no woman alive will see this movie without booking it to her local vintage shop early the next morn’. But like the great style dichotomies before us (Betty and Veronica, Angelina and Jen), how do you know if your leanings are more Bouvier or Beale? Do you bat your lashes, or are you just plain batty? Why, consult this handy-dandy chart, of course! Keep reading »
Starring Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles
The dramatic film version of “Grey Gardens,” which is set to air on HBO this Saturday April 18 at 8pm, takes a look at the lives of Little Edie and Big Edie Beale, relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Many of the film’s scenes are reenactments of classic moments from the documentary about them, while the rest of the movie shows how the Beales ended up as recluses in their East Hampton estate. Catherine, Simcha, Jessica Wakeman, and I discuss the movie, after the jump … Keep reading »
Here’s Edie Beale in the original “Grey Gardens,” describing her “best costume for the day,” an insane combo of pantyhose and safety pins. Best costume, indeed.
The fashion expert claims, “I don’t like women in skirts…you understand.” We understand she means a plain old skirt. But a skirt fashioned out of a turtleneck or cardigan — now that’s another story, darling.
After the jump, the essentials of how to get Edie’s pantyhose-over-pants-under-skirt look. Note: You must pair with major attitude. Keep reading »
Rocking a fashionably current braid while promoting “Grey Gardens” in NYC. [4/13/09] Keep reading »