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Friday, May 22, 2009

Hint Tip: Seven New York

So you wanna be all boozy and louchy this holiday weekend, crashing rooftop BBQs and waking up in strange underwear. Cool, but as you head out on beer runs, why not be a little productive and drop in at Seven New York, where a biannual sale has already started? Treat yourself to air-conditioning and 25-35% off most spring merch—yeah, we're thinking there might be a mini-mob scene. In non-sale news, Seven's latest arrivals include Raf Simons footwear, David Lindwall tees and Cassette Playa. Up next, Gareth Pugh...

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hint Tip: Pleasure Principle

Seven New York, Hintmag.com, GrandLife and the Metaproject celebrate Valentine's Day and the first day of Fashion Week the only way we know how—with razor blades—as we host Pleasure Principle's fall '09 video presentation and after-party. Audio by Tronik Youth, AC Slater, The Misshapes, Spencer Product and Larry Tee. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., February 14, 11 pm - 4 am...

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nose Candy

Other than the venom-green walls of the elevator, color was scarce among the fashion set that gathered at the New Museum for the launch of Six Scents. Otherwise, with the olfactory collaboration between Seven New York, perfume factory Symrise and designers Gareth Pugh, Bernhard Willhelm, Preen, Jeremy Scott, Cosmic Wonder and Alexandre Herchcovitch wafting through the space, it might have been sensory overdose.

Let's just state for the record that the fragrances smell great. For his own take, I tracked down Seven's Joseph Quartana, who curated the designer list. Mostly he seemed relieved to have finally finished the store's first foray into the esoteric world of molecules, calling the project a "cherry-popper." Okay, and how has the response to the eaux de toilette been so far? The early winners are Preen and Gareth Pugh, who happened to be hosting the soiree, so I asked him what his favorite smell in the world was and if it had inspired his creation. His response was touchingly disarming: "Yes, that would be the smell of my boyfriend Carson's hair." Aww.

I then caught up with my old friend and downtown habitué Sophia Lamar, looking fantastic in an aubergine frock and shredded shoes of her own creation (now that's a positive recessionist measure). I asked her if she had a signature scent. Of course she does; she's forever been wearing Alexandra de Markoff perfume oil, which she mixes with Cacharel Pour Homme—you know, for that androgynous touch.

—Suleman Anaya

As Four's Gabi & Joseph Quartana

Gareth Pugh & Carson

The MisShapes

photos Eddie Newton/Stylesightings.com

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Hint Tip: Six Scents

The New Museum has it going on. Hot on the heels of their Elizabeth Peyton opening reception, where Marc Jacobs couldn't keep his hands off new squeeze Lorenzo Martone (and who can blame him?), comes the launch of Six Scents. We know you pored over our latest Beauty Duty, but just in case, Six Scents is the perfume collaboration between the scent masters at Symrise and six designers chosen by Seven New York. For the first in the annual partnership, the designers are Bernhard Willhelm, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Cosmic Wonder, Jeremy Scott, Preen and Gareth Pugh, who has hosting duties for the night...

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