11 Fresh Resolutions for the New Year

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No one takes resolutions seriously anymore. That’s a problem I hope to remedy by adding the words “I resolve” to the beginning of all my resolutions for 2015.

1. I resolve to listen to more music I used to like back in the day. Yup, I’m talking about Blink-182.

2. I resolve to drink my vegetables. Carrots in particular. If you drink enough carrot juice, you’ll never need another tan.

3. I resolve to constantly garden or finally watch the Constant Gardner. Either way, it’s a Ralph Fiennes idea.

4. I resolve to read everything Michael Cunningham has ever written. Not just his published work. I’m talking about tracking down his trapper keepers from junior high. I wish I were lying. His shit sounds better than most writers’ champagne.

5. I resolve to call my mother more if she promises to stop screaming, “You’re not listening to me!” whenever I must text or email someone while I’m on the phone with her.

6. I resolve to never again tell my boyfriend that he “can’t listen to certain music because it’s miserabalizing.”

7. I resolve to never text someone who is in the same room as me. It’s never a good idea.

8. I resolve to crack fewer screens. Window screens. Phone screens. Sun screens (see carrot juicesolution). All screens.

9. I resolve to heed the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius who counsels us to “find rest from vain fancies” by performing every act in life “as though it were our last” by taking every selfie as if it were my last.

10. I resolve to read more symbolist poetry.

11. I resolve to spend more time in my home state of Vermont, and to do more Vermonty things while I’m there, like snowshoeing, fishing, skiing, riding my horse, taking in big gulps of fresh mountain air, and wondering how “people live in big cities.”

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The 13 Best Red Carpet #Lewks of 2014

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Red carpet attire has the legendary ability to rocket an emerging starlet to mega-stardom or land her on worst dressed lists and endure public ridicule (though less bitingly than ever before, RIP Joan).

There’s something exciting at any event when stars really dress for the sake of fashion. The red carpet and all its hoopla are easy targets–but for all of the flops and hot messes we see on the red carpet every year, there are countless more bland, boring looks from those who just want to avoid any embarrassment. So I’ve tried to give my attention to the ladies who walked the carpet with gusto and *Fashion*.

Taylor Swift in Gucci Premiere at the Grammys

Ms. Swift had a big year filled with her “good girl gone a little less good”/”country gone pop” rebranding plan. This gown spoke to those goals. There’s a chicness to this Gucci despite the inherent flashiness of the diamonds and sequins and beading that’s a far cry from the princess-y gowns of her past. Instead of looking like a floor-length version of an ice skating costume (which it absolutely could have–especially with the short sleeves and collar) it’s a smart, sexy look that doesn’t go for cheap provocation sometimes found on the Grammys red carpet. Tay is nothing if not savvy, and this look puts her into seriously sophisticated territory and, also notable is the fact that it isn’t a crop top, that barely-there garment she’s since taken a strong liking to, to say the least.

Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren at the Golden Globes

If the Golden Globe red carpet was the only red carpet Lupita walked this year, she probably still would have emerged the breakout of the awards season. The shoulder-baring cape elevated this very pretty, classic, Ralph Lauren column gown into the higher pantheon of red carpet style. Nyong’o seemingly emerged out of nowhere with the kind of prepossession and poise of an actress with far more industry experience, and sent both the entertainment and fashion sphere into a frenzy. Forgive the clichéd nature of this next statement, but it’s kind of inarguable: a star was born.

Olivia Wilde in Gucci at the Golden Globes

Being pregnant on the red carpet has to be tough. You’re expected to wear high heels and an outfit that features your growing belly. You and your growing belly need to look as healthy and happy as possible, lest you want to have a paparazzi picture of you eating ice cream with the words “DESPERATE AND ALONE” written under your face. In any case, Wilde doesn’t seem too bothered in her long-sleeve Gucci gown. The rich hunter green fabric is almost skintight, but she doesn’t look like a pregnant lady in a gimpsuit or as though she’s stretching the seams within an inch of their life. The beading reflects the flash without looking cheap and embraces the curves that come with, you know, growing a human inside your body.

Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann at the Gotham Awards

Did you hear that Tilda Swinton was named GQ’s Woman of the Year? Did you ever read the incredible Twitter account, @NotTildaSwinton? Sample tweet: “The most delicious meal I’ve ever had?  My first gasp of air upon emerging from the geode my father impregnated.” Swinton has also had a good year. She’s a renowned clotheshorse, a genuine red carpet vanguard who wears haute couture and maintains a strictly individual and often androgynous style. No mere mortal can carry such a complicated garment (note the contrasting textures of the champagne fabrics, or the way the blazer-inspired top melts into the skirt) with such ease. Gaze on.

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace at the Oscars

If I were a red carpet stylist I would wield whatever influence I had to force as many of my clients to wear capes as possible. (There’s a theme here). Then, if capes had some sort of resurgence I would hire a publicist to link the trend back to me. Versace has created a strong shouldered capelet? sleeveless bolero? variation on a shrug? that complements Hudson’s creamy romantic gown. The cape and shiny beadwork injects some much-needed drama that most actresses disappointingly often avoid in favor of something boring or miserably overdone. The last time Kate wore a cape to the Oscars it was a sort of unmitigated disaster, making this victory that much sweeter.

Nicki Minaj in Alexander McQueen at the MTV Movie Awards

Remember all of that stuff I’ve said about going for the gusto and aiming for *fashion* instead of clothing? Sometimes that means something totally insane and maximalist, and sometimes you’re Nicki Minaj and you pretty much cornered the market on looking nuts with the wigs, pom poms, popes, what have you, that characterized many of her prior appearances. Over the course of the last year or so, she made a very conscious public effort to rebrand herself, not unlike Miss Tay from earlier. Choosing this skintight black Alexander McQueen sheath, accessorized with a staggering amount of both ass and gold jewelry, and mean mugging every photographer on the carpet, were excellent choices to earn a great deal of attention for very different reasons than on her forays down awards seasons past.

Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier at the Emmys

Producing some long analysis of the minimalism perfected in this Donna Karan gown seems counterintuitive. The dress is deceptively simple looking; there are a lot of ideas here: the cut-outs, the racerback’s nod to activewear, and, of course, the gorgeous surprise of the full, white skirt. Managing all of those design elements is no small feat, and Caplan pulls it off beautifully–helped by the fact that it fits her like a dream.

Angelina Jolie in Saint Laurent at the BAFTAs

There’s something heartening about the fact that, despite the deconstructed aesthetic Hedi Slimane’s brought to Saint Laurent (In our hearts, Yves), the revered French fashion house can still turn out an impeccable take on Le Smoking. Angie isn’t known as much of a red-carpet risk taker as of late but the lady-pants and totally intimidating level of sex appeal on display here gave me a whispered “yass” moment at my desk, and made me wonder again why she so often opts for drearier, more buttoned-up looks.  But this look gives me some hope; that she still carries a tiny vial of someone’s blood on her person at all times and fantasizes about dressing like Morticia Addams and kissing her brother again. We’ve all got needs!

Rihanna in Adam Selman at the CFDA Fashion Awards

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Look–there’s nothing remotely tasteful about this dress (is it even a dress?), and for many, an outfit this outrageous didn’t help build the case for CDFA awarding their “Fashion ICON” award to a 26-year-old. As with many of RiRi’s style choices, this does nothing if not attract attention. Rihanna’s self-awareness and, frankly, the fact that she can pull it off, help to distinguish her from the many other starlets who have worn next to nothing on the red carpet with little success–and earn her a spot on our list. Inevitably, the dress became a meme, the most memorable iteration a drawing of Family Guy’s obese patriarch Peter Griffin. Rih then adopted the picture as her Twitter avatar for a while. It got people talking, and it’s nothing if not memorable. And maybe even iconic.

Sarah Jessica Parker in custom Oscar de la Renta

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This fits my definition of a “moment,” as fashion types (or people who enjoy Project Runway and the internet) like to say. It’s pure camp and glamour. In the photos of SJP on the Met steps, glancing over her shoulder, there’s a sense of the enormity of the dress. It’s the kind of memorable absurdity that distinguishes *fashion* from clothes–and the kind of memorable absurdity that the Met Gala should inspire in its attendees. And Parker’s insistence on including Oscar de la Renta’s signature on the train embarrassed the designer at the time, but in light of his passing this fall, it rightfully puts his stamp on a moment he created.

Liu Wen in Zac Posen at the Met Gala

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Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa at the Met Gala

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I’m slotting Liu Wen and Karolina Kurkova together because they’ve accomplished similar feats in entirely unique looks. Posen and Marchesa both tend to over-embellish and over-complicate dresses. So, lesser humans (they’re both supermodels) would likely have been swallowed whole by either dress, but these two can carry the massive pleating, tricky bodices, and general grandiosity (all impeccably rendered) of the gowns with grace.

Ashley Madekwe in Banana Republic at the British Fashion Awards

Retail on the red carpet: totally a thing now! Actress and style blogger Madekwe has not only made Banana Republic, of all stores, look absolutely luxurious, but she’s rocking a super stylized take on the tux completely distinct from the iteration Angelina wore to the BAFTAs. The diva-like appropriation of the jacket as shrug, suggestive cleavage, and statement lapels give an excellent Studio 54 vibe. As for the pant length, it makes me think of “Distinction” by Pierre Bourdieu (cue my anthropology professor dabbing a tear from her eye): she’s not covering the shoes because they aren’t fabulous, it’s because she knows that, considering the rest of her outfit, we’ll all just assume that they’re enormous Louboutins.

 

Mike Reinhardt’s Fresh Start for the New Year

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Photo: Mike Reinhardt photographed by Zac Sebastian

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“2015 will be the year of doing more. I feel like I already do a lot but once I accomplish something, whether personal or work related, I’m ready to move on to the next bigger and better thing.

First and foremost, I’m very excited to be expanding and growing my main business, Locals Surf School. Locals had a great year teaching people how to surf in 2014 and we’d like to keep that momentum going by finding more ways for us to deliver awesome services and experiences to NYC and beyond. Myself and my business partner Mike Kololyan have a lot of cool things we’re working on for the coming year, of which I can mention a few: skate camps, guided surf travel, clothing lines, workshops, video parts and more! 2015 should be a lot of fun for us and we can’t wait to share the stoke with everyone as we help to grow the surf community within the area.

Personally, I’d like to do more traveling in 2015. I was fortunate enough to spend a good amount of time in some cool places this past year like Nicaragua, Bali, Lombok and a few others. This year, I plan on checking off a few more places from my bucket list and have made a resolution to only travel places where I can surf. Creatively, I hope to document quite a bit of these adventures so that I might be able to inspire some of my students to take their new love of surfing to the next level by traveling and exploring.”

To join the surf and skate community of Rockaway Beach, NYC and to be a part of the Locals Surf School adventures, follow the crew on Instagram (Mike Reinhardt, Michael Kololyan, and Locals Surf School,) and get yourself on a board!

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17 Things Peyton List Wants For Christmas

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Photo Courtesy of: Sara Jaye Weiss

Peyton List, 16-year-old Disney Darling, is one of the loveliest gals we’ve ever met, and she has killer taste too. So we’re pretty excited that she shared her dream Christmas list exclusively with BlackBook.

Peyton List Looking Great in Jewel TonesPhoto Courtesy of: Sara Jaye Weiss

The Epicurean 

My favorite indulgence is pizza. Nothing beats a good slice of NYC pizza. No brainer right there. But since I’m in L.A., Pizzeria Mozza is a delicious alternative. Maybe I’ll make an attempt of my own this year!

1. The Mozza Cookbook, $22

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2. Other favorite food? Sushi. This documentary devoted to the art of one of my favorite foods is at the top of my list.

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The Beauty Cabinet

Always good to keep some of my favorite makeup staples on hand–in spades.

For the daytime my routine consists of:

3. Laura Mercier Concealer

4. Benefit They’re Real! Mascara.

5. There’s also a great shimmery highlighter by ELF Cosmetics that I use on my cheekbones and on my brow bone.

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6. For my lips, I love the Clinique Chubby Sticks, especially the Watermelon and Curvy Candy.

7. Sometimes, I’ll add a little blush using this awesome Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc.

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8. I’m also psyched to try some darker lip colors this season, starting with this Nars lipstick in Charlotte.

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The Always-in-My-Bag Essentials 

9. Living in L.A., I always have sunnies in my bag, and I’m currently craving this pair by Wildfox.

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10. Wouldn’t mind this pouch for safe storage as well. 🙂
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11. Always need one lipgloss that stays in the bag!
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12. I always carry a charger, and this one’s bright color also means I won’t struggle to find it in my bag.
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13. One of my biggest dreams is to go on an African safari. In the meantime, I hope to take breaks on set, snuggled up with Planet Earth.
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I love New Girl, so watching and re-watching Season One would be another great way to unwind at the end of a long day!
15. I can’t lounge in a sauna and get a massage everyday but I can hang around in this spa-worthy plush white robe.
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16. I’ve gotten really into spinning lately so maybe it’s time to invest in a pair of my own clip-in spin shoes.
17. I couldn’t even list all the heels I lust after, but these sneakers would be a more practical purchase anyways.
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Peyton List Sits for a Portrait Session
Photo Courtesy of: Sara Jaye Weiss

St. Lucia Goes Acoustic at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

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Last week I took a quick trip to the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel to experience a night in the spirit of the hotel’s motto, “Live Life To Discover.” The hotel lobby and bar had been transformed into a chic concert venue, buzzing with a young crowd super excited to check out on-the-rise band, St. Lucia. Everything about the evening felt true to the notion of discovery, right down to the decorative lights reading “SEE,” “SHOP,” and “SIP.”

Event guests sipped on drinks by Boston-based Bully Boy Vodka and Harpoon Ale, and nibbled on small bites like duck sliders and polenta fries from M.C. Spiedo Restaurant. Even though my trip barely ventured outside the warmth of the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, these local favorites gave me a true taste of Boston.

A night to remember in Boston: snacks, show, and sleep c/o #renhotels – now back to NYC!

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Fresh from an appearance on Seth Meyers, St. Lucia is rapidly gaining fans and acclaim. The band is comprised of South African Brooklynite, Jean-Phillip Grobler, who sings lead and writes songs alongside his four bandmates–one of whom is his wife, Patti Beranek. During this special acoustic set Grobler, shared personal anecdotes and backstories of the band’s best songs. Everyone was instantly charmed as he told the audience stories about Grobler and Beranek’s relationship (the pair met in school while still very young). The songs took us through their journey–their honesty about the hesitation they felt before getting married, and their desire to be sure made clear in the touching lyrics to “All Eyes On You.” 

“Closer Than This,” he explained, is not, in fact a love song, as many may think, but an ode to living in the moment, the idea that the present moment is in a sense, the purest one, at all times.” After the set, I got to hang out with the 5 band members for an hour thanks to a VIP ticket courtesy of Renaissance.

 

After the set, VIP guests were invited to hang out with St.Lucia. We congregated with the band and nibbled on apple cider donut bites and fried pumpkin cheesecake, while we chatted and listened to more of the band’s stories.

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Start your journey of discovery and check-out upcoming events with Renaissance Hotels here: www.RenHotels.com/Events

You can catch full video coverage of the event through Renaissance Hotel’s video series, Navigator Live, with AXS.TV, airing in Spring 2015.

Move Over Julia, Emma Roberts Might Have Your Smile Beat

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Julia Roberts‘ smile is basically an institution. Sure she’s known for her acting and Oscar wins, but let’s face it, without that signature million dollar grin she’d just be another Hathaway. Can you believe Emma Roberts’ luck, to be swimming in the same gene pool? News flash: You don’t even have to be Julia’s daughter to steal the wide set kisser. Emma Roberts was born into a Hollywood family and the chick’s taking full advantage of it. She’s stolen her aunt’s smile and making an attempt to steal her career! See below the 10 times Emma #SmileSnatched Julia.

1. When Emma smiled all Julia in front of a pair of shoes she designed. 4th Annual VANS Custom Culture, Hosted at THE WHITNEYPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/bfanyc.com

2. The time her grin was super close to Jame Franco’s face. US Premiere of GIA COPPOLAS PaloPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/bfanyc.com

3. When her smile was the only one posing for a photo. Benjamin-Lozovsky-3Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/bfanyc.com

4. When she smiled next to her boyfriend that she *allegedly* once beat. CHANEL Dinner for NRDC APhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

5. When Fendi made her smile like Julia. FENDI and ELLE Toast COVETEUR Feature on ELIZABETH STEWART - [EXCLUSIVE CONTENT]Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

6. The red lip emphasizes the Julia smile. billy-Farrell-2Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

7. Valentino obviously makes the Emma’s mouth turn to a Julia. I don’t know about Nicky’s though. VALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.ocm

8. That’s a wide smile. VALENTINO SALA BIANCA 945Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

9. The time she went Julia at a Persol event but didn’t actually wear any Persols. PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 STORIES OF CRAFTSMANSHIP IN FILM CELEBRATES THE FINAL YEAR AT THE MUSEUM OF MOVING IMAGEPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

10. And that time she didn’t want to do a Julia smile and went edgy in honor of her role in a Coppola film. US Premiere of GIA COPPOLA's PaloPhoto: Benjamin Lozovsky/bfanyc.com

Fashion, Supermodels, Celebs, and Collectors Love Jeff Koons

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He’s made a name for himself becoming one of the most successful living American artist, selling his shiny works for millions of dollars, and is a discussion for bitter art students and fashion lovers alike. Jeff Koons has had collaboration with H&M — something that is regularly reserved for fashion houses like Alexander Wang or superstars like David Beckham. Jeff sealed the deal when he caught the attention of Lady Gaga’s lil’ monsters after designing her album cover for ArtPop.

The artist’s name is becoming omnipresent in pop culture, so it only makes sense that Koons is nearly a celeb himself. See below to further explore the phenomenon.

1. Jeff with supermodel Naomi Campbell Joe-SchildhornPhoto: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

2. Jeff with fashion designer Stella McCartney Joe-SPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

3. Jeff with movie star Drew Barrymore and supermodel Natalia Vodianova AN EVENING HONORING STELLA McCARTNEY PRESENTED BY AMERICAN EXPRESSPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

4. Jeff with supermodel Stephanie Seymour JEFFPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

5. Jeff With his wife Justine, actor Taylor Kinney and mega star Lady Gaga The Worldwide Editors of HARPER'S BAZAAR Celebrate ICONS by CARINE ROITFELDPhoto: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

6. Jeff with director Sofia Coppola and supermodel Naomi Campbell PROJECT PERPETUAL Inaugural Dinner & AuctionPhoto: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

7. Jeff with actress Ashley Benson H&M x JEFF KOONS 5th Ave Flagship EventPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

8. Jeff with American icon Tommy Hilfiger and wife Dee 2014 HIGH LINE ART DINNER sponsored by TOMMY HILFIGER HOMEPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

9. Jeff with journalist and publishing powerhouse Arianna Huffington JEFFPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

10. Jeff with his wife Justine and the legendary Sir Paul McCartney Joe-Schildhorn-3Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

Alexa Chung is the It-est It Girl

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Being an It Girl takes a lot of work. There’s traveling, partying, wearing gifted clothing, and mass attempts on being downright fabulous. It would be hard being Alexa Chung, said no one, nowhere. The British beauty air kisses Karl Lagerfeld’s cheeks regularly and sits front row at nearly every major fashion show.

She’s a chain-smoker and author of a book simply titled “It”. I think that needs no explaining as to why. Alexa is trotting behind personal favorite Chloe Sevigny on becoming the end all be all It Girl. See why, below.

1. When Alexa was a Versace. BFA_4795_548202Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

2. One of the multiple times Alexa DJed for Chanel. CHANEL Numéros Privés Opening Night Party and DinnerPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

3. She’s basically Anne’s BFF. Joe-Schildhorn-3Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

4. Cozying up to The LSD in hopes of snagging some free Moda Operandi (we would too). Neil-RasmusPhoto: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

5. Only an It Girl can get away with those shoes. CHANEL SS15 Runway ShowPhoto: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

6. Only an It Girl can be a cheeseburger and not eat carbs at the same damn time. THE BYRNE NOTICE & EMERSON Host A Sick Halloween PartyPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

7. When she cozies up to other It Girls Poppy and Joan just to solidify that she’s the Itest of them all. Solid & Striped x Poppy Delevingne Launch Dinner - Exclusive ContentPhoto: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

8. It Girls get giant bottles of nail polish. They’re the only people to get them. ALEXA CHUNG / NAILS INC. Personal Appearance at SEPHORAPhoto: Aria Isadora/BFAnyc.com

9. If you’re an It Girl you can push Tommy and get away with it. TOMMY HILFIGER Spring 2015 Womens CollectionPhoto: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

10. And finally, signing “It,” her book. Aria-Isadora-2Photo: Aria Isadora/BFAnyc.com

Larry Gagosian, Harvey Weinstein, Christoph Waltz & the Art World’s Best Celebrate ‘Big Eyes’

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Held in the cozy and chic Crosby Street Hotel, last week Larry Gagosian, Harvey Weinstein, and Christoph Waltz hosted a special screening of Tim Burton’s whimsical new biopic, Big Eyes, for the best of the art world. Starring Waltz and Amy Adams, Burton’s movie explores the one of the most scandalous art frauds in history, telling the story of husband and wife Walter and Margaret Keane.

The night’s attendees came from all sectors of art world royalty, including everyone from Eileen Guggenheim to Ann Dexter-Jones and Anna Sui. Check out some photos from the event below, stay tuned for our interview with Big Eyes co-star Jason Schwartzman, and see the film on December 25.

Harvey Weinstein, Larry Gagosian and Christoph Waltz Host a Private Screening of "BIG Eyes"

Harvey Weinstein, Larry Gagosian and Christoph Waltz Host a Private Screening of "BIG Eyes"

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Harvey Weinstein, Larry Gagosian and Christoph Waltz Host a Private Screening of "BIG Eyes"

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Harvey Weinstein, Larry Gagosian and Christoph Waltz Host a Private Screening of "BIG Eyes"

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Harvey Weinstein, Larry Gagosian and Christoph Waltz Host a Private Screening of "BIG Eyes"

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Harvey Weinstein, Larry Gagosian and Christoph Waltz Host a Private Screening of "BIG Eyes"

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Jeffrey Deitch

Harvey Weinstein, Larry Gagosian and Christoph Waltz Host a Private Screening of "BIG Eyes"

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