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GQ MEN, the book

To “be GQ” is so much more than just being outwardly fashionable, it also means to be cultured, to have taste, to have panoramic interests, from politics, art, and literature to film, music, travel, and of course fashion. It’s about being a part of the cultural moment—actively engaging in the here and now with curiosity and an appetite for what’s new.

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Work Bitch Such a pleasure hanging with Jonathan Adler tonight. So stoked! My whole apartment decor is inspired by him. Arriving at the Jonathan Adler x Simon Doonan party. Super turnt up at the gym in my TMZ tee and Monster Diamond Tears headphones. Met Simon Doonan for the first time tonight. How can anyone not fall in love with this guy. Super sweet and a treasure of fantastic anecdotes. One of the coolest chicks in game: Leandra Medine (Man Repeller) Arriving at the private preview of the Tommy Hilfiger S/S 2014 collection. Afternoon snack Ok time to focus and get some work done. Shout out to Details for putting models back on the cover of magazines.

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This week I doubled-up on the book signing shindigs: first with Leandra Medine (Man Repeller) and Simon Doonan at Barney’s CO-OP and two days later with Jonathan Adler, Domaine and Simon Doonan celebrating the expansion of the JA store on Melrose Ave. Double Doonan in one week — say what?!

Also hung out at the gym, snacked on low calorie ice cream, worked, worked again, worked one more time, and then attended a private preview of the Tommy Hilfiger S/S 2014 collection at the Chateau Marmont. So there you have it…my Instagram week in review.

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J. Crew Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Frank Muytjens‘ latest jaunt was not so much a reinvention of J.Crew, as much as it was a refinement of the things the label does best. The on-trend athletic influences percolated through the Fall/Winter 2013 collection by way of slim, collegiate-style sweatshirts in bursts of mustard, red, rust and bright blue, juxtaposing the collection’s neutral tones. Building on the label’s staples of outerwear and suiting were heftier and masculine fabrics like tweed and Black Watch plaid. Muytjens also included a new silhouette in the Ludlow Fielding and incorporated exquisite menswear staples like double-breasted coats, double-monk strap shoes and Fair Isle knits.

With Sydne Summer Stylish guests Front-Row with Kimmy Erin Gypsy Junkies Fall 2013 Designer Marcus Paglialonga takes the stage The details Gypsy models

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Gypsy Junkies Luncheon

Last week, Gypsy Junkies hosted a private luncheon for select media, stylists and celebs to preview the new Fall 2013 collection. I’m quite fond of attending shindigs like these because not only do I get up-close-and-personal with the collections, but I also get to catch up with old friends like Sydne Summer (Sydne Style) and make new ones like Kimmy Erin (stylist to Katherine Heighl) who sat next to me during the runway show and Deniz Senkan (Le Fashion Monster) who shared anecdotes of her style evolution as a graduate student.

The intimate French-inspired setting was a perfect compliment to the collection and it featured a light lunch, an open bar, and of course, lots of Gypsy swag.

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Diesel+EDUN: Studio Africa

Africa continues to make a presence in the world fashion. The continent has provided endless inspiration for designers, celebrities and virtually anyone who has come in contact with its beauty.

Furthermore, EDUN, Bono’s fashion brand that transports positive change through its trading relationship with Africa, teamed up with Diesel for a 25-piece capsule collection called Diesel+EDUN. Each piece from the line is crafted from Ugandan cotton and manufactured entirely in Africa — a feat, that for most brands, has never been done before.

In celebration of this phenomenal collaboration and movement, Diesel+EDUN hosted STUDIO AFRICA, an outdoor BBQ at Ron Herman with a very special live performance by Solange.

Unzip the full story at diesel.com/diesel+edun.