We’ve been fans of NYC clothing label Sophomore for quite some time. And while we definitely fawn over the designs by Chrissie Miller and Madeleine von Froomer, we’re also pretty obsessed with their documentary-style video lookbooks, shot by photographer Cass Bird each season. The latest film to roll out is for their SS11 collection, and we’re loving the concept. This is Truth or Dare.
Shot at the Bowery Hotel, the film reads like a who’s-who of downtown cool, featuring actress-designer extraordinaire Chloë Sevigny, author Lesley Arfin, actress Drea de Matteo, agent/style icon Jen Brill, and tattoo artist Scott Campbell, among others. While we’re not sure if they all really do hang out and dare one another to do things like chop onions until they cry (Brill’s dare) or kiss Chloë Sevigny (Arfin’s dare), but it’s fun to watch. Although Truth or Dare is inspired by Madonna’s doc that followed her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990, it’s definitely not as racy. But the point here is to sell clothes—and they do it well.
In addition to Sophomore’s designs, the stars can also be seen sporting shoes by Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony, and jewelry by Anne Sheffield and another BlackBook regular, Pamela Love. See the video below and shop here.
Sophomore Truth or Dare from SophomoreNYC on Vimeo.
Photographer’s agent, Chanel ambassador, and longtime girlfriend of Terry Richardson, Jen Brill has remained a fixture on the NYC art and fashion scene for quite some time, thanks to her business-savvy creative eye and effortlessly cool style. In short, the girl gets it, and it’s that je ne sais quoi that has girls everywhere enthralled with just about everything she does. If you’re one of those girls, you’re in for a treat over at Into the Gloss, an insider’s beauty blog started by former Teen Vogue intern Emily Weiss. In the latest feature, Brill breaks down her mainstay beauty products and detailed makeup tricks, including her serious mascara routine: “At night I’ll do the bottom lashes too and make crazy spider legs. It takes me at least 10 minutes every day to put on my mascara. Ten minutes, literally—I paint each lash. I’d never do lash extensions though, too fussy,” she tells ITG.
In addition to the loads of Chanel products she endorses, she’s also a big fan of drugstore cleanser Cetaphil (works wonders, people), MAC Ruby Roo lipstick, and haircare products from René Furterer. She’s also a fan of nail art (oh, now you’re interested, huh?!) and recommends Spazio and Valley in New York, and CT Nails in LA, where they apparently do the best airbrushing in the world. Sweet!