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TT Vol. 54
Little Island Debut, Soft Services & Heaven by Marc Jacobs
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This weekend saw the grand opening of Little Island, a new park on the West side of Manhattan financed by IAC Chairman Barry Diller and his fashion designer wife Diane von Fürstenberg. More photos here.
It’s a replacement for Pier 54, which after welcoming to dry land the survivors of the Titanic in 1912, fell into disuse and abandonment. The new park is designer by Thomas Heatherwick, who created the much despised Vessel located at Hudson Yards.
As the New York Times wrote, the spectacular failure of Westway, the proposed highway tunnel on the West Side of Manhattan, has led a resurgence along the Hudson River. Two weeks ago we visited the newly opened Pier 26 with its incredible Tide Deck, while the construction of the enormous Gansevoort Peninsula continues.
Once the crowds subside, we’re planning on heading over to see how it all came together.
A new skin care line called Soft Services popped up a few times for us this week. Gossamer spotlighted them in their newsletter, and we saw a few friends posting about it on Instagram.
They only have three products, all fragrance free and meant to be used on the body but not face.
We really love their recycling page: it has detailed instructions on how to take apart and recycle all of the packaging associated with their products. Bigger beauty brands (and fashion brands) should really be doing something similar to this.
Raquel has also been obsessed with this outfit from Kule:
The art world has been slow to move into ecommerce, but, like the fashion world, things are picking up speed. Gallery mogul David Zwirner of David Zwirner Gallery (lovely New Yorker profile of him here) recently launched Platform, an online destination where art aficionados can purchase pieces from young, up and coming artists. Prices range up to $50K and the works are refreshed each month.
Does this still sound too traditional for you? You can now bid on digital art on places like SuperRare. Ownership is recorded digitally and can be transferred as the digital piece is resold. The really interesting part is that because of the digital nature, artists working in this space continue to receive 10% of any resales, IN PERPETUITY.
The SS21 collection of Heaven by Marc Jacobs is now out, and we really like how different it is. As Vogue lamented when reviewing the FW20 launch, “fashion’s pendulum swung away from tacky glitzy glam to the nun-chic austerity of Phoebe Philo’s Céline.” This second season of Heaven references mid-2000’s suburbia: beads, tartan, sweater vests, chunky jewelry.
The lookbook is also pretty genius - check it out here.
Chris & Raquel
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