Thomas Giddings, Photographer
Recommended Hotel: Auberge de Jeunesse La Fontasse – Cassis, France
Recommended Website: www.airbnb.com
Recommended Film: Broken Noses by Bruce Weber
Recommended Artist: Nan Goldin
Recommended Book: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Recommended Album: Graceland – Paul Simon
Recommended Restaurant: Mission Chinese – New York
Recommended Exhibition: The Weisman Foundation (permanent collection), Los Angeles
Phoebe English, Designer
Recommended Website: www.anothermag.com
Recommended Film: Badlands by Terrence Malik.
Recommended Artist: Rebecca Horn.
Recommended Book: The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan.
Recommended Album: The Big Dream by David Lynch.
Recommended Restaurant: The Wolseley.
Recommended Exhibition: Radical Fashion at the V and A in 2004.
Carol Song, Head Buyer for Opening Ceremony
Hotel: Shoreditch House in East London
Website: Opening Ceremony (of course!)
Film: The Housemaid by Im Sang-Soo
Artist: Wolfgang Tillmans
Book: Susan Sontag’s Against Interpretation
Album: “Daydream” Mariah Carey or “Straight Out of Compton” NWA
Restaurant: Takashi in the West Village
Exhibition: Herald St.
Editor in Chief of Last Magazine, Creative Director of WSJ Magazine and Creative Director at Berger & Wild
Recommended Hotel: Dolder, Zurich
Recommended Website: Wikipedia
Recommended Film: Persona by Ingmar Bergman
Recommended Artist: Richard Serra
Recommended Book: Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Recommended Album: Van Halen 1st (1978)
Recommended Restaurant: Matsuhisa in LA and Indochine in NY
Recommended Exhibition: Dia Beacon
Carolina Herrera and Carolina Adriana Herrera by Alexi Lubomirski
Before for her show, Mrs. Herrera shares what she’s watching, reading and loving at the moment (Could there be a trend towards the 20s and Cafe Society?)
A book: “I am reading several books right now, including The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. The book tells the story of Hadley Richardson, Ernest Hemingway’s first wife and is based in the 20s, which is a fascinating era. I am also reading Heart of the Night and The Coffee House.”
A movie: ”The last movie that I saw that I loved was Midnight in Paris. Woody Allen did a fantastic job.”
A café: “At this moment, I love The Lambs Club in New York for lunch. I don’t have a favorite café in the world because I seem to have one in every country I visit.”