Lady Gaga arrived at Berlin’s Tegel Airport yesterday (and subsequently arrived at her hotel, the Ritz Carlton) dressed like Little Bo Beep on acid in towering platforms and a massive bouffant wig. More
Katy Perry is currently riding high: she’s got a sure-to-be massive new album, Prism; a successful debut single off said album (“Roar”) and a new signature fragrance because if you throw enough money at a person, they’ll gamely memorize some copy about how they were really “involved” in making a product they have zero experience or expertise making.
But! She is also Katy Perry, which means she will do all of this stuff–release the album, launch the single, say some lines about how she was there for every step of the decision making process–in costume. More
President Obama is visiting Berlin for the first time this week (that’s German Chancellor Angela Merkel up there on the right)–which means Michelle Obama will be wearing a bunch of nice dresses and we get to care about them. Last night, for example, the President and First lady attended a fancy dinner at Charlottenburg Palace and MObama went for an unusual but characteristically ladylike look. More
A topless protester burned Barbie in effigy. More
The Olympics are over and EIC Jennifer Wright is back from London. Since the only thing Jennifer loves more than the English capital is… particularly obtuse games of Fuck Marry Kill, she and deputy editor Ashley Cardiff are debating the merits of fucking, marrying or killing the fair cities of London, Berlin and New York. If you need a refresher on how the game is played (and today’s is a difficult one), perhaps you shouldn’t be on the internet. More
We recently got back from a wonderful week on vacation in Berlin*. While there, we mistakenly partook in the local drunk food specialty–currywurst!–before heading off to a nice restaurant for our last evening in the city. Sure enough, the currywurst did not agree with us and we sat there in a crowd of urbane Germans with horrible visions of throwing up all over them and their fancy restaurant. It then occurred to us: nobody wants to be that American, vomitting all over the locals! Hence, today’s Illustrated Guide is intended to aid our fellow Americans in giving a good impression while visiting those threateningly sophisticated nations known collectively as Europe. More
So I just got back to New York after seven weeks in Europe, four of which I spent living in Berlin. I’d never even been to Berlin before, but my boyfriend told me I’d like it there, and I trust him to know what kinds of things I like, so I went. I liked it so much, you guys. One might even say I loved it. I’d probably be willing to live there indefinitely, if I could get a visa and import at least 10% of my friends. I won’t say it’s better than New York, exactly, but it’s different. Sometimes in good ways, and sometimes just in random ways. Here are some of the differences I was able to photograph. More
German actress Micaela Schaefer wore the above rope cone bra to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin. More
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In Pick Of The Week, I highlight a nifty fashion and/or beauty item that I’ve discovered in my travels. More
I’ve only been in Berlin for one day, and I’ve already had a terrifying brush with death. I knew there was a reason I never leave Brooklyn. More
Adrian, darling. Seriously? Is this a dramatic interpretation of Huckleberry Finn, right here on the red carpet of the Hugo Boss party at Berlin Fashion Week? Are you going to wow us with your acting chops…even if only just to … More
I had never heard of Veruschka Graefin Von Lehndorff until today, but it appears her clothing decisions are as complicated and difficult to understand as the pronunciation of her name. Scarves that resemble your hair, but only longer and more … More
After taking some time to evaluate all the overrated, overexposed, bad examples of supermodels out there, it’s refreshing to remember one woman who was a gorgeous model in her day and today continues to represent style and class. Carla Bruni … More