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My Rembrandt

01 . 09 . 21

After turning my brain to mush watching Bridgerton and too many Hallmark movies, I was excited to watch the documentary, My Rembrandt, this week. Most people think of the Old Masters as a very boring group but this documentary proves that Rembrandt paintings come with intriguing stories and sometimes controversy for those who own them. […]

Happy Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend! I know a lot of people will be leaving the city this weekend but there are a lot of things happening for those who have decided to stay or those who will be visiting. I’m not really that into orchids but Jeff Leatham, famed artistic director of the […]

After a beautiful start to the long holiday weekend, many areas of the East Coast experienced cold and rainy weather today. It looks like Memorial Day might not be a wash out but when bad weather returns, you might want to think about heading to a theatre to see one of these wonderful documentaries. I […]

I was saddened to hear of the death of legendary French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy this past weekend at the age of 91. The world has not only lost an immense talent but I remarkable human being full of elegance and grace. I came across a wonderful interview he gave to How to Spend […]

The Tribeca Film Festival is a very exciting time in New York for movie buffs. I was very lucky to get tickets to new documentary The First Monday in May last night and can’t say enough good things about the film. It was conceived by Andrew Rossi who previously directed the award winning documentary Page One: Inside […]

Valentine’s Day weekend seems like the perfect time to announce that a documentary about the venerable jewelry house Tiffany & Co. will be released on February 19th. Crazy About Tiffany’s was fully authorized by Tiffany & Co. and was written and directed by Matthew Miele who also made Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorfs who spent three years making […]

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, I highly recommend the new documentary Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. I had the pleasure of seeing the film earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival and it was the sole reason I decided to add Venice to my Italy trip itinerary this fall. This […]

Dior and I Documentary

04 . 09 . 15

I love a good fashion documentary so I am especially excited to see Dior and I this weekend. The film is by Freédéric Tcheng who was also behind Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and Valentino: The Last Emperor both of which garnered much praise. Dior and I follows designer Raf Simons and his team for […]

Finding Vivian Maier

06 . 23 . 14

I was aware of the photographer Vivian Maier because the publisher of my book Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work, powerHouse Books has published two books of her work, Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits and Vivian Maier: Street Photographer. I wasn’t aware that her recognition as a photographer only came posthumously after I saw the trailer for the documentary […]

Mademoiselle C

08 . 15 . 13

Fall is chock full of fun premiers including the new Carine Roitfeld documentary Mademoiselle C. It follows the former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief as she prepares to launch her new magazine CR Fashion Book and become a grandmother.  It also gives a peek into her chic and minimal Paris apartment of which I’ve posted a few […]

Salinger

08 . 07 . 13

The Catcher in the Rye is one of the most read books in the world which made the reclusive nature if its author J.D. Salinger (1919-2010) even more amazing.  The new documentary Salinger that will be released on September 6th looks into his life and what might have been behind his decision to shun public […]

One New Yorker who many have admired over the years is Diana Vreeland.  You might remember my post on the book about her life and career, The Eye has to Travel.  It was written by Lisa Immordino Vreeland who is married to Diana’s grandson, Alexander Vreeland.  Since she is part of the family, Lisa was […]

Now Playing

03 . 16 . 11

Just a reminder that the fabulous documentary Bill Cunningham New York is now playing at the Film Forum in New York.  For those of you who don’t know, Bill Cunningham is the originator of street style photography.  His On the Street feature in The New York Times has been running for what seems like forever.  […]

The New York Times Style photographer Bill Cunningham is a living legend.  Seeing him on the street or at fashion shows will never cease to excite the fashion flock.  He once took my picture on Fifth Avenue and even though it never made it into the paper, it was still a thrilling moment.   He reminds […]

L’Amour Fou

09 . 22 . 10

L’amour fou translated into English means crazy love or mad love.  It is also the title of a new documentary about the love of more than 50 years between fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner in business and life, Pierre Bergé.  Listening to Pierre Bergé speak at Yves funeral is enough to make […]

Smash His Camera

06 . 03 . 10

Ron Galella was the original stalkerazzi and his most famous prey was Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He tormented her and even followed her to Capri. She obtained a restraining order against him. The New York Post at the time called it “the most co-dependent celeb-pap(arazzi) relationship ever.” Without Ron Galella, we wouldn’t have any of these […]

I love myself a good fashion documentary and so of course I am dying to see Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston. It is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival Friday night and you know there will be just as many stars and fashionistas in the crowd as there will be in the film. As Halston […]