Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Brooklyn Philharmonic with Final Fantasy & Grizzly Bear

A quick note to let you know that limited tickets are still available for the Brooklyn Philharmonic‘s February 28 performance featuring Final Fantasy and Dossier faves Grizzly Bear at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. If the performance is anything like the Philharmonic’s concerts with Joanna Newsom earlier this year or last year’s outing with Antony Hegarty, it’s [...]

House Party: Adidas turns 60

Adidas celebrated “60 Years of Soles and Stripes” last Thursday with a champagne and pizza “house party” in anticipation of the iconic brand’s 60th anniversary. Giant make-believe houses, sexy actors, balloons and French girls after the jump. Photos by Nicholas Lorden.

Dossier’s Sample Sale Dossier (In addition to all those Happy Holidays sales)

La Perla (womenswear) November 24th – 28th, 9am-6pm; Thanksgiving Thursday 9am-3pm; Friday 9am-7pm 260 Fifth Avenue (between 28th & 29th Streets) Rogan and Loomstate (mens and womenswear) November 29th – December 7th, 11am-7pm 91 Franklin Street, (between Broadway & Church Street) Designer Black Friday Weekend Sale (mens and womenswear) Dior, Gucci, YSL, Marc Jacobs, Prada, [...]

Samantha Pleet Pop Up Shop Opens Grandly

A little store made a big impression Friday evening, with the grand opening of the Samantha Pleet Pop Up Shop at Urban Outfitters in Hollywood. A nighttime tea party with a performance by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, the event was true to Pleet’s fondness for the quixotic and collaborative. The installation is a treasure box [...]

Seven Days in the Art World at MoCA

“Most of the art world isn’t bullshit.” So says Sarah Thornton, and I think we would agree. “We” are 25-30 art world inclusives grouped around Thornton, and MoCA bookstore owner Dagny Corcoran, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Thornton is launching a book five years in the making. Seven Days in the Art [...]

What I Want for Christmas: Matthew Williamson for H&M

H&M announced today that Matthew Williamson will be the next designer to do a collection for them on the cheap. What I really want for Christmas is this Santa Fe-ish dress (hint to boyfriend) that most likely won’t be at H&M, but I’ll take what I can get. I think I slept through the Comme [...]

Yura Yura Teikoku: Live from Japan

Yura Yura Teikoku doesn’t make it to these shores very often — so when it does, you really ought to go. The 19-year-old Japanese group — which combines raging psychedelic rock with lush pop and driving dance music — is huge in its own country, but has made surprisingly few forays beyond the island nation. [...]

Music Sounds Better With You — In Memoriam Guy Peellaert, 1934-2008

Benjamin Diamond, former singer of the band Stardust, released his 3rd personal album, Cruise Control last week. The album’s cover painting was done by Belgian painter, graphic artist and photographer Guy Peellaert, who passed away on November 17th in Paris.

The Style Dossier for the Week of 11.21.08

Each Friday, Dossier brings you knowledgeable style commentary, context and inspiration — a roundup of the week’s best style coverage — in no particular order. 1. In fashion, like any creative market that relies on consumption, commercial reality often diverges greatly from innovation — just ask John Galliano or Nicholas Ghesquiere. For all their acclaim [...]

The New York Intellectuals Series, Part 1

Last night kicked off events for The New York Intellectuals Series at the packed Theresa Lang Student Center at the New School. Hosted by n+1 editors Keith Gessen and Mark Greif, the discussion featured Michael Walzer, the longtime editor of Dissent magazine and professor of political theory at Princeton. Walzer discussed Dissent’s beginnings at Brandeis, “where [...]