Q&As

August 22 2012

GUEST BLOGGER SERIES Q&A: PHIL OH OF STREET PEEPER
Tell me about the Fall 12 Helmut Lang / HELMUT essentials you selected.
Uhh I picked them because they looked cool and I love color and print, so I was immediately drawn to the midnight floral print leggings and jacket.  It’s fun and still feels like Helmut Lang.  The Mixed Media Dress was a stand-out at the show, and I was excited to see the runway piece had actually gone into production and was hanging on the showroom rack.   
What’s your Jam of the moment?
I’ve been revisiting my Jam of the late 00’s, The MFA’s “The Difference it Makes” (Superpitcher Remix)
Your all time favorite cult-film is ____
The Warriors
What’s the last great art show you’ve seen?
I loved the Francesca Woodman exhibition at the Guggenheim, and I really like most of the shows I’ve seen at 47 Canal gallery.
Best meal you’ve ever had was at _____
Rafa’s. It’s a simple seafood grill in Roses, Spain.  It’s a town more famous for El Bulli, but I actually would prefer to return for a second helping of their baby squid, clams, red shrimp, white tuna, and a bottle of cava.
What music festival/ concert are you most looking forward to this summer?
Outside Lands festival in San Francisco.  I’d basically go just to see Stevie Wonder and Grandaddy.  Grandaddy was one of my favorite bands of the early 00’s, and is doing a mini comeback-tour on the West Coast.  I love how it’s kinda cold in SF during August.
Reading any books you can’t put down?
I just finished a book called “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline.  It’s a super-geeky sci-fi novel about a post-apocalyptic world where everyone lives in a virtual reality world obsessed with 80s pop culture, but mostly about video games.  
Tell us about your “ah-ha” moment that made you start blogging.
I figured it would be something to do to pass the time?  I actually debated whether to even start a street-style blog since there was already TWO others I knew of at the time (The Sartorialist and Hel-Looks)
Favorite coffee table book you own is _____
The Eleven Madison Park cookbook.  Not that I could ever recreate any of their dishes…
Have any summer getaways planned?
Does Paris for the menswear and couture shows count?  I guess that’s work though, so hmmm, maybe not. I try to stay home and do nothing during the summer, but I need to get a new air conditioner first.
Your vice is ______
Airlines Miles and Miller High Life
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GUEST BLOGGER SERIES Q&A: PHIL OH OF STREET PEEPER

Tell me about the Fall 12 Helmut Lang / HELMUT essentials you selected.

Uhh I picked them because they looked cool and I love color and print, so I was immediately drawn to the midnight floral print leggings and jacket.  It’s fun and still feels like Helmut Lang.  The Mixed Media Dress was a stand-out at the show, and I was excited to see the runway piece had actually gone into production and was hanging on the showroom rack.   

What’s your Jam of the moment?

I’ve been revisiting my Jam of the late 00’s, The MFA’s “The Difference it Makes” (Superpitcher Remix)

Your all time favorite cult-film is ____

The Warriors

What’s the last great art show you’ve seen?

I loved the Francesca Woodman exhibition at the Guggenheim, and I really like most of the shows I’ve seen at 47 Canal gallery.

Best meal you’ve ever had was at _____

Rafa’s. It’s a simple seafood grill in Roses, Spain.  It’s a town more famous for El Bulli, but I actually would prefer to return for a second helping of their baby squid, clams, red shrimp, white tuna, and a bottle of cava.

What music festival/ concert are you most looking forward to this summer?

Outside Lands festival in San Francisco.  I’d basically go just to see Stevie Wonder and Grandaddy.  Grandaddy was one of my favorite bands of the early 00’s, and is doing a mini comeback-tour on the West Coast.  I love how it’s kinda cold in SF during August.

Reading any books you can’t put down?

I just finished a book called “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline.  It’s a super-geeky sci-fi novel about a post-apocalyptic world where everyone lives in a virtual reality world obsessed with 80s pop culture, but mostly about video games.  

Tell us about your “ah-ha” moment that made you start blogging.

I figured it would be something to do to pass the time?  I actually debated whether to even start a street-style blog since there was already TWO others I knew of at the time (The Sartorialist and Hel-Looks)

Favorite coffee table book you own is _____

The Eleven Madison Park cookbook.  Not that I could ever recreate any of their dishes…

Have any summer getaways planned?

Does Paris for the menswear and couture shows count?  I guess that’s work though, so hmmm, maybe not. I try to stay home and do nothing during the summer, but I need to get a new air conditioner first.

Your vice is ______

Airlines Miles and Miller High Life

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August 22 2012

GUEST BLOGGER SERIES Q&A: DENNI ELIAS OF CHIC MUSE
Tell me about the Fall 12 Helmut Lang / HELMUT essentials you selected. 
I paired basics with statement pieces like the Patina Fever Leather Leggings. I love the clean cuts in Helmut Lang’s collection and the shapes and fabrics from HELMUT. I never get tired of those amazing light and loose HELMUT t shirts!
What’s your Jam of the moment?
I’m really into Hot Chip’s latest album, In Our Heads (J’adore!). If I had to choose from one of them, it’d be Motion Sickness.
What’s the last great art show you’ve seen?
The Helmut Newton photography exhibition here in Paris, held at the Grand Palais.
Best meal you’ve ever had was at _____
Apart from my grandma’s meals, definitely Auberge Bressane, a really traditional in the heart of Paris.The best steak and service. 
What’s currently trending in your wardrobe? 
A combination of PVC and white everything. Specifically PVC shoes, white leather handbags, shoes and clothes for traveling to places such as Paris later this summer.
Who/ What are your main sources of style inspiration?
I think I take inspiration from many things, but I like to interpret and take note of movie characters, novels I read, websites, and many magazines.
What’s NY’s best kept secret?
The Cupping Room in West Broadway for brunch/breakfasts. They make delicious chocolate chip pancakes, French toast and Eggs Benedict that go great with the house coffee and fresh juice and fruit.
Reading any books you can’t put down?
Lately I’ve been reading Haruki Murakami’s  “1Q84.”
Tell us about your “ah-ha” moment that made you start blogging. 
Since I was really young (I think 12) , I started collecting, apart from magazines, shoes and vintage treasures. I arrived to a moment where dressing up for school or parties didn’t seem like the right way to transmit this passion, and that was the “ah- ha” moment. I focused all this collecting and expressing myself hobby into a blog! 
We can’t get enough of Instagram. What is your favorite filter? 
The Amaro filter is great for the vintage/cute effect
Favorite coffee table book you own is _____
"Irreverent" by Carine Roitfeld.
Have any summer getaways planned?
I’m leaving for Hong Kong for the release of the advertising campaign I did in China (so excited about it!) and plan to stay a few extra days to enjoy the amazing city and of course their food!
You never leave the house without _____
Black eye-liner and a pair of sunglasses
Your vice is _____
Buying shoes and trying different types of food all the time.
SHOP THE LOOK. 
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GUEST BLOGGER SERIES Q&A: DENNI ELIAS OF CHIC MUSE

Tell me about the Fall 12 Helmut Lang / HELMUT essentials you selected.

I paired basics with statement pieces like the Patina Fever Leather Leggings. I love the clean cuts in Helmut Lang’s collection and the shapes and fabrics from HELMUT. I never get tired of those amazing light and loose HELMUT t shirts!

What’s your Jam of the moment?

I’m really into Hot Chip’s latest album, In Our Heads (J’adore!). If I had to choose from one of them, it’d be Motion Sickness.

What’s the last great art show you’ve seen?

The Helmut Newton photography exhibition here in Paris, held at the Grand Palais.

Best meal you’ve ever had was at _____

Apart from my grandma’s meals, definitely Auberge Bressane, a really traditional in the heart of Paris.The best steak and service. 

What’s currently trending in your wardrobe?

A combination of PVC and white everything. Specifically PVC shoes, white leather handbags, shoes and clothes for traveling to places such as Paris later this summer.

Who/ What are your main sources of style inspiration?

I think I take inspiration from many things, but I like to interpret and take note of movie characters, novels I read, websites, and many magazines.

What’s NY’s best kept secret?

The Cupping Room in West Broadway for brunch/breakfasts. They make delicious chocolate chip pancakes, French toast and Eggs Benedict that go great with the house coffee and fresh juice and fruit.

Reading any books you can’t put down?

Lately I’ve been reading Haruki Murakami’s  “1Q84.”

Tell us about your “ah-ha” moment that made you start blogging.

Since I was really young (I think 12) , I started collecting, apart from magazines, shoes and vintage treasures. I arrived to a moment where dressing up for school or parties didn’t seem like the right way to transmit this passion, and that was the “ah- ha” moment. I focused all this collecting and expressing myself hobby into a blog! 

We can’t get enough of Instagram. What is your favorite filter?

The Amaro filter is great for the vintage/cute effect

Favorite coffee table book you own is _____

"Irreverent" by Carine Roitfeld.

Have any summer getaways planned?

I’m leaving for Hong Kong for the release of the advertising campaign I did in China (so excited about it!) and plan to stay a few extra days to enjoy the amazing city and of course their food!

You never leave the house without _____

Black eye-liner and a pair of sunglasses

Your vice is _____

Buying shoes and trying different types of food all the time.

SHOP THE LOOK. 

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