The Strokes Return to NYC Stage at Hilfiger Party @ The Met

Like many peeps who weren’t able to make it to The Strokes hometown return at the ultra-exclusive Tommy Hilfiger 25th Anniversary party at the Metropolitan Opera House night, I had a super-intense dream I was seeing the Strokes (in some dingy LA club for some reason).

But alas, the dream wasn’t true…but what did happen was that 1,200 invited guests (including folks like Neil Patrick Harris, the cast of Gossip Girl, and J. Lo, Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks, according to NYMag.com and NYLON) were treated to an 8-song set on the terrace level of the venerable opera house.

I’ve scoured the internet, and these are the top things I think you’ll want to know that went down at the gig:

1. Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, always a snazzy dresser, was wearing a black leather jacket, a (yellow?) baseball cap, and white sunglasses.


Cory Kennedy’s Twitter

2. They performed their first US single, “Last Nite,” and someone did a video:


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Taylor Jacobson and Her Badass Attitude Live On

I’m a little sad after seeing a preview for the new season of the Rachel Zoe Project — it seems as though her delightfully frosty-haired abrasive assistant Taylor Jacobson has left not only the show, but the Zoe and Co.

Interweb searches reveal that La Taylor is still kicking it on Twitter @taylorjacobsonn, blogging the “Love Taylor” blog for Everyday Minerals, and working for Kasil.

As for why Tay separated from employment at Rachel Zoe, gossip columns can only speculate. Was she fired for stealing clothes, or did she simply leave? Guess we’ll just have to wait for the bombshell to drop on an upcoming episode of the Bravo show…

Dr. Martens Turns 50 and Celebrates with Music

Last week I got to attend an event to promote the 50th year anniversary of the iconic Dr. Martens boots and get the word out about the 10 cover songs covered by various artists they are releasing in honor of the big 5-0 b-day.

The British label asked ten artists to cover some of their favorite songs, all of which will be available for free download on the Dr. Martens site and which will be released with a companion video shot by some big name directors.

The first three offerings are:

Noisettes, “Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve” by the Buzzcocks

The Duke Spirit, “If The Kids Are United” by Sham 69

D?M-FunK, “Things That Dreams Are Made Of” by The Human League

The tunes go up on April 1, 50 years to the day that the first Dr. Marten shoe, the 1460, was produced. On top of that, the line is issuing a limited edition pebbled leather version of the original shoes the 1460 and 1461 models (1460 and 1461 respectively in both black and cherry red) which will be available at limited locations (Opening Ceremony and Trash & Vaudeville here in NYC)

Check out the video for the Noisettes, shot by Rankin & Chris:

More shots from the event…
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Karen Elson Fell Into the Orchestra Pit at the British Fashion Awards

Whoops! Poor thing took a tumble during the British Fashion Awards gala!

Writes The Telegraph UK:

She walked straight into an ill-concealed “orchestra pit” and promptly disappeared from sight.

All the audience of fashion luminaries, including Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham, saw was a flash of Elson’s red velvet, Alexander McQueen fishtail gown, as she tumbled four feet downwards into the darkness.

She appeared, back on stage, within minutes, declaring:”I am the clumsiest person on this earth. I cannot believe I just did that.

“That is the worst fall I have ever had. I might have broken a rib, but I’m fine.”

Rodarte to Be Featured at Cooper-Hewitt Museum

The work of sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s fashion label Rodarte will be featured in “Quicktake: Rodarte” at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum from Jan. 29, 2010 through March 14, 2010.

This collaboration with Kate and Laura Mulleavy will feature a selection of pieces from the Rodarte collections, as well as a special installation in the Billiard Room of the Carnegie Mansion.

Rodarte NY FW08 2-5-08

Rodarte, Fall/Winter 2008 collection. Photo: Dan Lecca
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