5 Things Inspiring Gigi Burris, Milliner to Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna

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Kyleigh Kuhn wears Gigi Burris Millinery for the AW14 lookbook, photographed by Alexander Wagner. Available at gigiburris.com

Nothing and no one has put the stylish public into quite the frenzy over headwear the way Gigi Burris has recently. Before our sartorial love affair with the milliner started, it was primarily royal weddings and outlandish street style snaps where you could see hats and fascinators in action. The fascinators especially always felt a bit silly. It would take a real talent to make this kind of adornment cool, but guess what? Burris has done it.

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Kyleigh Kuhn wears Gigi Burris Millinery for the AW14 lookbook, photographed by Alexander Wagner. Available at gigiburris.com

Celebs as diverse as Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Angelina JolieJessica Alba, Lady Gaga, and Rita Ora have trotted out Gigi Burris Millinery creations. Tilda Swinton sported a custom piece in a recent Nars campaign. Ohne Titel collaborated with the milliner for highly covetable “underbun” pieces for its spring collection (this editor is on the waiting list for one). Model Constance Jablonski is spotted regularly in hers. Basically, hats and headpieces are on the It-List again, and the one everyone wants is Gigi Burris.

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Kyleigh Kuhn wears Gigi Burris Millinery for the AW14 lookbook, photographed by Alexander Wagner. Available at gigiburris.com

As we head into fashion week, (it’s in two weeks!) Gigi Burris’s fall collection is on our brain — what will she have in store for us? The designer shares with us what’s inspiring her most right now. Hopefully it will inspire you, too.

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“Simon Doonan’s The Asylum — A really insightful book written with his signature wit.” (Available here.)

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“Yuzu — I can’t get enough of the flavor! I love having having yuzu flavored soda for a bright drink in the dead of winter.” (Available here.)

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“Niia Bertino’s new EP Generation Blue. I can listen to it while working all day long.” (Available here.)

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“Hyacinth Flowers — Still so gorgeous and beautifully scented in the winter time.”

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“Helmut Lang’s new exhibition at the Sperone Westwater Gallery.” (257 Bowery, NYC)

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Installation view courtesy of Sperone Westwater

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You Should Be Inspired By… Bibi Cornejo Borthwick, Photographer

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Photo courtesy of Bibi Cornejo Borthwick

Bibi Cornejo Borthwick’s unfettered images are easily reminiscent of a dream-state; Cornejo Borthwick captures her subjects solely on film, which allows for a happenstance beauty to appear– see above for proof. In her images, it’s easy to see that sometimes letting go is the best way to let the grace and charm of the subject shine through.

At only 24, the young photographer has already shot for publications such as Dazed and Confused, T Magazine, Pop, and L’Officiel Hommes. Here she shares with us a few things that inspire her work and life.

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“The MET. I can spend hours getting lost in that museum.” (1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.)

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“Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews by Calvin Tompkins. My absolute favorite book.” (Available here.)

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“Another favorite book of mine is Gerhard Richter’s Atlas.” (Available here.)

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“The best album is Finley Quaye’s Maverick a Strike.” (Available here.)

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“My favorite scent to wear is Narciso Rodriguez.” (Available here.)

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“In my home, I burn Feu de Bois by Diptyque.” (Available here.)

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View more of Bibi’s work here.

Last Minute Costume Inspiration from Allison Sarofim’s Futurist Ball

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Allison Sarofim getting the finishing touches on her evening’s look by creator Karl Giant

Year after year, New York’s who’s who pull out all the stops and dress to the nines for Allison Sarofim and Stuart Parr‘s yearly themed Halloween costume party, this year a Futurist Ball.

And the great thing every year is the resulting photos that provide inspirational fodder for those of us putting together looks the following weekend for real Halloween — i.e. tomorrow.

We worked with Allison to gather photos of her guests, taken by her guests — people like Hamish Bowles, Natasha Lyonne, Derek Blasberg, Fabiola Beracasa, and John Varvatos.

Enjoy.

Anne-Sophie d'Everlange and Vanessa Getty. Photo by Jean Pigozzi
Anne-Sophie d’Everlange and Vanessa Getty. Photo courtesy of Jean Pigozzi

Allison Sarofim and Stuart Parr's Halloween PartyHunky waiter. Photo courtesy of Jean Pigozzi

Carlos Mota and Allison Sarofim. Photo by Stuart Parr
Carlos Mota and Allison Sarofim. Photo courtesy of Kattia Solano

Darenzia. Photo by Stuart Parr
Darenzia. Photo courtesy of Abby Hertz

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Dave Ellsweig and Darenzia. Photo by Stuart Parr
Dave Ellsweig and Darenzia. Photo courtesy of Kattia Solana

Dorian Grey, Derek Blasberg, and Natasha Lyonne
Dorian Grinspan, Derek Blasberg, and Natasha Lyonne

Eric Subert and Joe Pizza. Photo by Stuart Parr
Eric Subert and Joe Pizza. Photo courtesy of Stuart Parr

Fabiola Beracasa. Photo by Jean Pigozzi
Fabiola Beracasa. Photo courtesy of Jean Pigozzi

Hamish Bowles. Photo by Jean Pigozzi
Hamish Bowles. Photo courtesy of Jean Pigozzi

Photo by Stacey Enget
Allison Sarofim. Photo courtesy of Stacey Enget

Happy Massee
Happy Massee. Photo courtesy of Jean Pigozzi

Harper Parr and friends. Photo by Stuart Parr
Harper Parr and friends. Photo courtesy of Kattia Solano

Jean Pigozzi and Cary Leitzes. Photo by Stuart ParrJean Pigozzi and Carly Leitzes. Photo courtesy of Stuart Parr

Karla OttoKarla Otto and alien. Photo courtesy of Jean Pigozzi

Kelly Bensimon and John Dempsey. Photo by Jean PigozziKelly Bensimon and John Dempsey. Photo courtesy of Jean Pigozzi

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Patrick McMullan. Photo courtesy of Stuart Parr

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Circuit board girls in costume. Photo courtesy of performance director Abby Hertz

Performers in costume. Photo by  performance director  Abby Hertz
Alien. Photo courtesy of performance director Abby Hertz

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Andre Balazs and John Varvatos. Photo courtesy of John Varvatos

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John Varvatos and Chase Booth. Photo courtesy of John Varvatos

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Joyce Varvatos and Loree Rodkin. Photo courtesy of John Varvatos

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Yvonne Force Villareal. Photo courtesy of Yvonne.

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Donna D’Cruz and Joyce Varvatos. Photo courtesy of John Varvatos

Pippa Cohen as Boccioni sculpture
Pippa Cohen as a Boccioni sculpture. Photo courtesy of Kevin Kollenda (in mirror)

Stavros Niarchos and Lidia Andich. Photo by Jean Pigozzi
Stavros Niarchos and Lidia Andich. Photo courtesy of Jean Pigozzi

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Steven Ganeless. Photo courtesy of Kevin Kollenda

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Stuart Parr and Cynthia Rowley

Stuart Parr and Jean Pigozzi. Photo of Jean Pigozzi
Stuart Parr and Jean Pigozzi. Photo courtesy of Jean Pigozzi

 

 

Tumblr, Vimeo Founders Talk Creativity At SXSW Brunch

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Want to brunch with Tumblr founder David Karp? Split an omelette with Vimeo founder Jake Lodwick? Have an espresso with the lead singer of OK Go? Yep, so do I. And maybe someday we will, but for now, we’re getting the next best thing: a video from GE’s two-hour Brilliant Brunch at SXSW, when eight leading creators of all things tech, media, & music came together to dine on waffles, sip Bloody Marys, and tackle how they got started, what challenges them, and how they stay on top.

In this video, the innovators discuss their “Path to Creativity.” Check out the full list of videos, sit back, grab a coffee, and get instantly inspired. Or at least hungry.

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