Current Hero: Porn Revolutionary Cindy Gallop


UK-born New Yorker Cindy Gallop is an endlessly chic, intelligent, confident, articulate entrepreneur who also happens to maintain a "stable" of twenty-something men she sleeps with and watches hardcore porn on the reg--we love her! Founder of Makelovenotporn.com, she's taking strides to re-educate the country about sex where, due to a lack of comprehensive, frank and realistic sex education, the exponentially prevalent hardcore porn industry becomes the baseline. Not only that, her apartment is unbelievably badass. 



Designed to feel like a "Shanghai nightclub", Gallop's entirely black painted apartment creates an atmosphere that is sleek, slinky and sexy but still welcoming (especially to twenty-something men), plus the dark walls and floors helps highlight her eccentric collection of designer and fea market objets d'art--gold-dipper alligator or Gucci chainsaw anyone? And who wouldn't worship a woman who displayed her shoe collection in the living room because she treats them like art pieces? I can only hope to be lounging in leather and a sharp bob in my sprawling club-chic New York apartment when I'm in my 50s!




See more photos of Cindy Gallop's apartment at The Selby.

NY - You Are Invited: Comme des Garcons 70% Off Shopping FESTIVAL

Oh to be a New Yorker this weekend. Comme des Garcons are not just having a sample sale, but a shopping festival--ill at 70% off, good lord. But this isn't just to liquidate last season's pieces, they're bringing out pieces from ALL their past collections, including pieces from Comme des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, the recently discontinued women's line Tao, Homme Plus, Junya Watanabe Man, Comme des Garcons Comme des Garcons. All pieces, including vintage pieces (vintage is considered anything pre-1975, so some serious rarities and relics to be had), have been "carefully preserved" and are all brand new.

And in dramatic CDG style, the extravaganza is being held at the Croation Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius, plus food vendors will be present to keep you sifting all day. Merch will be replenished daily, so it sounds like you should take Friday and Monday off work too.

Personally I'd be interested to see if there were any Junya Watanabe Man Pink items there. It was a line of menswear pieces for women that was discontinued as well.

The details:
Comme des Garcons Shopping Festival
Croatian Church
504 41st Street
May 6, 7, 8 - 10am to 7pm
May 8th - 12pm - 8pm


Can someone buy my ticket to NYC for the weekend?