Late last year, Ba Da Bing! released an album collecting songs recorded by one Molly Drake. You might know her as mother to Nick; however, the music that she made is powerful in its own right, and suggests that the younger Drake did not have a monopoly on the emotionally harrowing music heard on the likes of Five Leaves Left. (The BBC has more on this album’s genesis.) And now, designer Gary Graham and photographer/musician/Exact Change co-publisher Naomi Yang have made […]
David Lynch Chic
There is more than enough David Lynch worship to go around, but talking about current styles that look like they could be pulled from his television series and movie about the murder of Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks, Washington, and the city’s unusual inhabitants after reading a 1990 issue of Sassy Magazine you had lying around, that’s certainly something a little better. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.
A Night With The Dandies
We spent last Wednesday evening at The Dalloway with our friends from Yale Press, Against Nature, and Brooklyn Gin to celebrate the release of the book Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion. A few highlights included Simon Doonan read about mods, Sadie Stein from The Paris Review read about Charles Ryder’s first meeting Anthony Blanche from Brideshead Revisited, Simon Van Booy reading Virginia Woolf’s essay on Beau Brummell Jake Mueser from Against Nature read a passage from the Joris-Karl Huysmans book that shares a name with Mueser’s bespoke […]
The Old Oxford: Dressing Up To Climb Mountains
Detroit-born designer John Varvatos is one of his hometown’s favorite sons, but the New York-based success story has never been afraid to wear his Midwestern roots on his tailored sleeve. The 2007 GQ Designer of the Year, who uses rock stars like Alice Cooper and Green Day for his promotional ads, has even been the face of one of the Motor City’s greatest companies, starring in commercials for Chrysler’s well-received “Imported From Detroit” campaign. Varvatos and the automotive company recently […]
The Old Oxford: Dreaming of the Golden Era of Travel
No matter what the season, whenever there’s a changeover from colder to warmer months (or vice versa), I start thinking of getting the heck out of town. My philosophy is a little James Murphy and Rosecrans Baldwin: New York I love you but you start to stink towards the middle or end of every season, and I need to get away.
Kim Gordon Reminding You That She’s The Greatest
Kim Gordon, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, and Ariel Pink (Ariel Pink?) all star in Hedi Slimane’s great new Saint Laurent rock fashion ads. We only posted the Gordon one because our server could only take so much awesome, but in the event that you’d like to see the rest (and you should…), you should just go here. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.
The Old Oxford: Remembrance of Scents Past and Writing About What You Smell
“Life begins somewhere with the scent of lavender,” André Aciman starts off the first essay in his collection, Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere. “Lavender” is Aciman’s Proustian meditation on how a particular scent that his father used made him feel “sheltered, happy, beloved,” and it ushered in “good thoughts–about life.”
Woody Allen Nail Art is an Awesome Thing
In the event that you need a manicure, you can go to one of those cheap joints that rival churches and Starbucks’ in the things that are on just about every street corner in New York category, or you can call up our friend Miss Pop so she can paint an iconic scene from Woody Allen’s Manhattan on your nails.