Imagine Yourself on View with John Baldessari at the Chrysler Building

Model Anja Rubik with the John Baldessari/Visionaire installation. Photo by Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com

To celebrate issue 64 of Visionaire, the magazine called artist John Baldessari to collaborate on an interactive and pure New York experience. Where else would it be on public view but the Chrysler Building? The installation created in partnership with Samsung will be open to the public until tomorrow.

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Renderings courtesy of Bureau Betak

On view throughout the lobby are large-scale colored shapes by the artist, the kind of installation perfect for taking art selfies. Tag the photos #64ART on Instagram and find yourself on a screen in the exhibition for all to see. Be the art, bbs!

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Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. Photo by Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com

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Constance Jablonski. Photo by Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com

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Dao-Yi Chow. Photo by Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com

VISIONAIRE 64 ART JOHN BALDESSARI in collaboration with Samsung GalaxyTali Lennox and Ian Jones. Photo by Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com

STYLE SCOOP: Uncle Karl Is Lazy, L’Wren Laid To Rest, Tom Ford Launches E-Commerce

L’Wren Laid To Rest

In a funeral Tuesday at the Hollywood Forever funeral home, L’Wren Scott was laid to rest. Family and close friends attended, remembering Scott with prayers and song.

For Party Girls

Alexander Wang explains the shoes-avec-lighter-cases in his fall collection.

Dressing For The Season

Need a spring frock? Try Carven.

Checking Out

The Missoni Hotel will no longer bear the fashion family’s name. After five years, the Missoni clan and the hotel will no end their partnership. The hotel will remain open.

If You’re Lazy, Then What Am I?

Uncle Karl “always” thinks he’s “lazy”. He also condemns the selfie.

Finally Fashionable?

Google Glass announces a partnership with Luxxotica — tech-y Ray Bans to follow.

Dolce & Gabbana Going To Jail?

Not if the prosecutor has his way. Wait, what?

Getting To Know The LVMH Prize Finalists

WWD has a word with each of the twelve.

Breaking The Bank For Fashion

Tom Ford launches e-commerce at TomFord.com — beauty and accessories for now, with RTW to follow. Trouble in bank account-land.

Naomi Bites Her Tongue. Ish.

Naomi Campbell sort of kind of speaks but not on Anna Wintour’s decision to put Kimye on the cover of Vogue, a place that formerly meant something.

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Anja Rubik, Video Vixen

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Emmanuelle Alt, Anja Rubik Sing Wham! for French ‘Vogue’

Just when you thought Emmanuelle Alt couldn’t possibly get any cooler, she goes ahead and does something spectacular like this. To promote the relaunch of Vogue.fr, the fashion rag released an awesomely ’80s-inspired music video that features the French Vogue editor-in-chief, fashion vet Mademoiselle Agnès, and models Anja Rubik, Karmen Pedaru, Jasmine Tookes and Kendra Spears performing “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! Naturally, Alt channels George Michael in the clip, and does a superior job doing so. 

The fuzzy ’80s lighting, the French Vogue T-shirts, and Alt genuinely looking like she’s have a ball are some of our favorite things about this video. It’s always a treat to witness our favorite style influencers having fun with fashion. Feast your eyes below.

6 Surreal Things That Happened at Cannes (via Instagram)

Another Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, proving that over-the-top glamour is still very much prevalent in the land of ridiculously rich people, aka the French Riviera. And it’s not just movie stars; models, musicians, beauty brands and even bloggers got in on the decadent action this year, too. From amfAR’s annual gala to P. Diddy’s yacht party on steroids, here are some of my favorite FOMO-inducing moments captured by everyone’s favorite photo sharing mobile app, Instagram.

1. Theophilus London chilled with footwear god Giuseppe Zanotti at dinner one night and got him to do what you’re seeing above.

2. amFAR held their annual Cinema Against AIDS gala, where supermodels and superbloggers mingled, like Doutzen Kroes and Rumi Neely:

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3. P. Diddy hosted a crazy party on a monster yacht:

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4. L’Oreal Paris set up a fancy beauty suite to help pretty people get even more pretty, like athlete/actress/model Aimee Mullins

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5. Supermodel Anja Rubik threw a party for erotic fashion rag 25 Magazine, which her fellow supermodel friends flocked to:

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6. Just for good measure, here’s a lasting FML shot of a gold freakin’ Mercedes that someone drove to the amFAR gala:

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Models Share Their Exotic Vacation Destinations With Modelina

Since traveling to exotic locales is literally in their collective job description, it’s safe to say that models have seen their share of spectacular sunsets. So where do they go on their days off? Modelina caught up with a few of these genetically-gifted individuals to ask this very question, and the answers are as diverse as we expected.

Lithuanian model Giedre Dukauskaite says she recently went to Cape Town, South Africa and rented a scooter to drive around Cape Point (above), hangout at the beaches, and whale-watch. “It was mindblowing,” says Dukauskaite in Modelina’s video. Polish model Anja Rubik reveals that she actually lived in South Africa for many years, but her pick is Egypt: “I scuba dive there every summer. It’s something different from what I do every day, so I really enjoy it.”

Where Celebs Go Out: Wes Anderson, Emmy Rossum, Charlotte Ronson, & More

At Lucky magazine’s Lucky Shops:

● KATRINA BOWDEN – “I love Café Mogador in the East Village. It’s Moroccan, and they have these great fish and chicken kebabs and really cool dishes and olives and bread. It’s really good. And they have this fish soup that’s amazing, on special sometimes.”

● ANA ORTIZ – “I’m a very local person right now because I don’t have a lot of time away. So there’s this really groovy little place across the street from me called the Speak Low bar and it’s in Dumbo in Brooklyn, and it’s just underneath Rice. It’s a really funky, hip little bar. And they have the most delicious cocktails. As soon as I was able to drink after giving birth, I went down there. They have the best martini I ever had!”

At The Fantastic Mr. Fox press day:

● WES ANDERSON – “There’s a place in Los Angeles called Nishimura that’s a sushi place. That’s a great place. I would recommend that one.”

At launch party for Yoga Wii by Dreamcatcher Interactive Inc.:

● ANJA RUBIK – “Right now — it changes, of course — right now, I’m addicted to Matsuri. It’s a Japanese restaurant in the Maritime Hotel. I just love the food there. It’s incredible and the atmosphere they create there is so beautiful. I love it there. I love the Cipriani’s uptown. I love it. The food is so great. And it also has an incredible atmosphere. Da Silvano is great. Bar Pitti is amazing. It has Italian food, which is fantastic. I love Gobo. It’s all this organic food, vegetarian. It’s on Sixth Avenue near Eighth Street or Seventh Street.”

At Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars:

● SIMON DOONAN – “I love Il Cantinori. It’s around the corner from my house. The risotto primavera is killer!”

● EMMY ROSSUM – “I really like David Burke Townhouse. I love that lollypop tree that comes out at the end. There’s like a cheesecake lollypop tree. It looks like a lollypop, but it’s a ball of cheesecake on the end of stick and it’s in this holder that makes it look like a tree. I really like eating sushi at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, at like 4am.”

● TOMMY HILFIGER – “Rebecca’s in Greenwich, Connecticut. Incredibly delicious. It’s simple, but it’s really, really high-quality food and always well done — consistent. It’s prepared very well.”

● MARK RONSON – “My favorite restaurant in New York is, probably, Gino’s uptown on 60th and Lex. The angel hair with the secret sauce. They call it that. ‘Cause when you’re a kid, and anyone tells you something’s secret, of course, you like think it’s amazing. In the whole word, I don’t know. I wish — I’m really good at answering these questions, but not on the spot.”

● DITA VON TEESE – “I love going to London to eat. I love China Tang at the Dorchester because I love the Art Deco Chinese interior. I love the Wolseley in London. And I’m not familiar with New York restaurants. It seems like they’re ever changing, so …”

At Purgatorio pop-up club:

● JOSH LUCAS – “Oh, the old school — Raoul’s is one of my all-time favorites. And there’s a place right down in my neighborhood, called Broadway East, which is a really interesting new kind of organic, sexy restaurant I like a lot. Also, down by my place, Les Enfants Terribles, you know that place? A good, little fun one. Those are my three that come to mind immediately.”

● SIMON HAMMERSTEIN – “That’s a hard question. I kind of like the 18th floor of the Standard — the bar on the 18th floor. I think he’s done a really good job with that.”

● CHRISTIAN SIRIANO – “In New York, I love the Cooper Square Hotel. We have dinner there a lot, hang out there — really, really fun. But, like hang out, hang out spots — where do we go? Oh, Bagatelle, very fabulous. I’m pretty low key, so I feel like — my couch, that’s where we go to hang out and have a party.”

At Motorola’s party for Droid phone with Verizon service:

● PATRICK HEUSINGER – “I just went to Delicatessen for the first time. I really enjoyed that. We watch Sunday and Monday football at Brother Jimmy’s on the Upper West Side. Yeah, it’s great. We’ve been going there since I was in college because I went to college here in New York, too. And then, I go to the bar, Niagara, on the Lower East Side a lot. That’s one of my haunts. I probably go there once a week. One of my best friends works there, so — it’s on 7th and Avenue A.

● JUDAH FRIEDLANDER – “I don’t drink or anything. I’m a role model for children. But I do eat. The place I really crave is called Sarajevo. It’s in Astoria — Bosnian owners. It’s basically Yugoslavian food. Awesome. That’s the place I crave more than any place. Cevapcici is the main thing. It’s kind of like ground beef and lamb on skewers, and you serve it in this fresh, homemade bread. And there’s this spread called Kajmak. It’s kind of like a sour-cream spread, except a million times better. And then you put ajvar on it, also, which is a like a tomato, red pepper, eggplant spread. And then you put raw onions on it, and you’re in heaven, baby! And you got power! And you’re ready to kick ass! It’s good stuff. The other thing they have is stuffed cabbage with tomato sauce, which they call sarma. It’s in Astoria. It’s on 34th Avenue and 38th Street. It’s so good. That’s my favorite food. I like all the ethnic, little take-out type places. Those are my favorite places.”

At launch of fashion game Style Savvy for the Nintendo DS and DSi:

● CHARLOTTE RONSON – “I love Bar Pitti on 6th Avenue. It’s nice and easy. You can sit outside when the weather is nice. You always run into someone you know. For movies, the Anjelika is nice. It’s clean. I’m drawn to movies that play there. In London, I love Holland Park, Kensington High Street — great area with lots of good shops and walking distance from my parents’ home. La Famiglia is a great restaurant.”

At launch party for Scupltz shapewear and legwear:

● ROBERT VERDI –Le Singe Vert on 7th Avenue. It means the Green Monkey. I was born in ’68, the year of the monkey. I love it. Novita, on 22nd Street, off of Park Avenue. It feels very insider; the food is fabulous. There’s a scene, but it’s not sceney. Da Silvano, because I feel like a big schmaltz when I go there ’cause I’m treated better than I really am. He’s really sweet. I’m very good friends with his wife, Marisa, who treats me like family. Since I grew up in a restaurant family, it’s a feeling I like to have when I go out to eat.