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Lena Dunham Q&A With Playboy Magazine

14 March 2013, 19.25 | Posted in Television, celebrity | 1 comment »

 Lena Dunham Q&A With Playboy Magazine

Lena Dunham has an interview with q&a and as usual she’s a joy to read. One of those people for whom an era has been waiting, and we know this because she’s very much truth to power and puts voice and clarity to all of the many thoughts that have been swimming around our heads for too, too long. Needless to say, we appreciate her deeply! Here are some highlights:

I never chalk up anything to the gender divide and say, “Well, that’s just a male thing.” I hate the conventional wisdom that men are supposedly complete pieces of shit and it’s our job as women to put up with them. Men are just as sensitive and easily victimized as women are, but there’s not as much of an infrastructure for expressing it. That drives me nuts. We’re all humans and doing human stuff.

On Girls I like being a mouthpiece for the issues I think young females face today. It’s always shocking when people question whether it’s a feminist show. How could a show about women exploring women not be? Feminism isn’t a dirty word. It’s not like we’re a deranged group who think women should take over the planet, raise our young on our own and eliminate men from the picture. Feminism is about women having all the rights that men have.

While being racist and promoting inequality are crimes that should be punished, the sin of writing two Jewish girl characters and two Waspy characters feels less egregious to me. I’ve tried to be elegant about it and receive the criticism, and I understand what’s hard about it. At the same time I’m like, Really?

Above image lifted from Girls Instagram account–apparently Dunham is in Austin at the moment. See the entire Playboy interview here.

HBO Girls Today Show Interview

08 January 2013, 16.23 | Posted in Television, celebrity, interviews | 1 comment »

The cast of HBO’s Girls, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet, was interviewed on the Today Show this morning. The best part of the Q&A might have been the hilarious disconnect between the cast and the interviewer, who describes being frequently “mortified” when watching the show, a reaction the girls don’t exactly connect with. Bonus points to Kirke for her pajama-y outfit. On her own bravery Dunham comments,

“I always think it’s brave to step into the mouth of a lion or — to save a baby but it’s not that brave to get naked if you’re not scared to get naked.”

The interview is part of the promotion leading up to the return of season 2 on January 13th.

HighSnobette Best Of 2012

01 January 2013, 03.28 | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 comments »

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What we have always loved about fashion is it’s potential to bring joy. We as HighSnobette editors feel so lucky to not only have witnessed many of these special moments but to also have come to know and watch grow many of the artists and designers behind some of our favorite projects. Below in no particular order we share what we regard as some of the best, joy-bringing efforts of 2012:

Designer Melody Ehsani’s star has been on the rise for quite some time now, but her “Queen of the Jungle” necklace (above) in many ways stamped her official arrival. We lost count of the stylish celebrities spotted in this vivacious fun piece.

Leah McSweeney has always been a force of personality. She literally is the MTTM brand, as backed by an intensely loyal supporting staff + fan base. Like many young brands the label went through its stumbles when investors pulled out, but the tenacious McSweeney was able to hold on to the name and this year the label found its own inimitable stride again, as marked by the brand’s “Supreme Bitch” snapback cap, which received the blessing of none other mega-style star Rihanna.

See many more “bests” on the next page. And a very Happy New Year to all. Thank you so much for your support in 2012.

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Video: Girls–Male Character Story Lines Season 2

18 December 2012, 19.40 | Posted in Television | No comments »


In yet another sneak peek video for Girls season 2, the male actors who play the parts of Adam, Charlie, Elijah & Ray, sit down with Lena Dunham over beers and sketch out their story lines for season 2. If you don’t like to know things in advance, then stop here and do not watch the video above. If you are a curious cat, then watch the video above and continue to read, starting below with what what actor Adam Strong has to say about his charcter:

“Adam is surprised about how strong his feelings are for Hannah and he tries a new relationship.”

In the exchange, Dunham explains the odd conflict of directing a character who also plays her former boyfriend. The most interesting revelation is not so much each story line, but that the men appear to have staying power as characters beyond their roles as boyfriends, a noteworthy change from Sex & the City (no we’re not done with making comparisons yet), in which the fellas often came and went from the main character’s lives much like pairs of shoes.

Girls: Sneak Peeks For Season 2

26 November 2012, 22.04 | Posted in Television, celebrity | No comments »

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Sneak peeks from HBO’s Girls‘ second season are beginning to pop up on line, including the above image, which tells us there will be at least a few more episodes featuring the strangely compelling–and still shirtless, Adam Sackler (Adam Driver), who, we’re told by EW is “recovering from being hit by a car last season, and he’s still feeling rejected by Hannah (Lena Dunham).” More hints at what to expect include the following tidbits:

When Girls returns, Jessa receives a wedding gift from her new husband, Thomas-John (Chris O’Dowd): puppies! Also in the mix, Hannah’s ex-boyfriend/gay best friend, Elijah (Andrew Rannells), has moved in with her, and they’re throwing a housewarming party, complete with a karaoke performance of a Sarah McLachlan song. ”Of course, Hannah being Hannah, the party cannot go successfully,” Dunham reveals. ”Even though she made cheesy pretzels.”

Like we did for season 1, expect weekly analysis of the fashion featured in each episode. See a couple more sneak peek images (including shots of the puppies) on the next page.

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Lena Dunham On Cover Of I-D Magazine

19 November 2012, 19.59 | Posted in Magazines, Television, celebrity | No comments »

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Lena Dunham lands the cover for i-D magazine’s “Wise Up” Winter issue, an honor also shared by U.S. Vogue’s popular editor Grace Coddington. In the image here she’s photographed by Todd Cole and is wearing an ASOS blouse.  Dunham recently returned from a vacation in India and is probably gearing up for the January 13th return of Girls along with all the shit storms that will no doubt be started over various season two episodes.  If you have yet to even see season one, you may purchase it here for a December 11th ship date.

Video: ‘You Don’t Own Me’ –Lena Dunham, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tavi, Alexa Chung, Etc.

01 November 2012, 22.22 | Posted in celebrity | No comments »

Did you guys see this last week? It came out just before #Sandy hit. Watch if you need some post-storm cheering up because it’s so fun. Lesley Gore, who originally recorded the ’60s hit “You Don’t Own Me,” put together a video featuring the song as lip synched by a bunch of very cool females, including Lena Dunham, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tavi Gevinson and Alexa Chung among many others. Here’s the message according to Gore, who speaks at the end of the video:

Women, let’s rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose. It is a vote for equal pay and equal rights. A vote for Obama is a vote for our families. It is a vote to marry who you choose. It’s a vote to start a family when you choose. A vote for Obama says that we won’t stand for violence against women and that rape is rape. Our vote ensures that our daughters will grow up with the same rights that we’ve had. A vote for Obama sends a message: This war on women must end. We will not go backwards.

Baby-girl cheezing at :30 is melting my heart down.to.the.ground! Also, can I just say–I cannot wait to pull the lever for Barack Hussein Obama on Tuesday November 6th, super excited ’bout it!

See the complete list of participants after the flip.

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HBO Girls Season 2 Preview–Returning January 13th

16 October 2012, 15.07 | Posted in Television, celebrity | No comments »

 

This is a pretty bad sneak peek (not to mention it came out like a month ago though I do believe the official January 13th premiere date is new news) but it’s nice to see that the character who played Hannah’s boyfriend, Adam, has returned.

And what is writer/show creator Lena Dunham who plays the part of Hannah up to these days? Besides undergoing “Citizen’s Arrest” by Usmagazine for a recent outfit, she’s taking an “old-fashioned” European bus tour, according to her Twitter.

HBO Girls: Lena Dunham’s Fashion Advice From Dad

07 August 2012, 14.15 | Posted in celebrity | No comments »

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As promised yesterday, I’m doing some in-between-seasons, catch up posts on HBO’s Girls, a series I’ve written about as it relates to fashion themes. The basic working theory is the series operates in a post-fashion-obsessed, more reality-based tv world, in which characters no longer have perfectly put together wardrobes, but rather dress is a way that reveals the good, the bad and the ugly of who they are.

The intriguing thing about writer Lena Dunham is that she is no stranger to fashion. In her Twitter, she mentions a discussion with her parents about jeggings and in another post expresses shock that Jil Sander’s hair is blonde. And then she also seems to have some connection with Isaac Mizrahi as evidenced by an image (see that after the flip) of her and him taken when she was actually girl aged.

My fave Tweet as it relates to fashion is one she described as fashion advice she received on the phone from her Dad. She didn’t post the image shown above (it’s from a season two) but it sort of goes with what he said:

“Do not wear those dumb baby clothes. What do you even call a skirt that is shorts!? A skrount? Everybody drop your hemlines please! But still dress in a way that is shapely. Dress like you’re in charge of your shit then open your mouth and blow everybody’s mind because you are a punk and you say crazy stuff.”

Funny! And it very much reminds me of the wardrobe lecture she received from the character Ray upon arrival on the first day of her job in season one. So now we know where a lot of her inner voices come from!

Dunham/Mizrahi shot on the next page.

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HBO Girls: Fashion Not What It Used To Be

18 May 2012, 18.02 | Posted in Fashion | 2 comments »

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It’s interesting that Vogue did a piece covering the look of HBO’s Girls because one thing this show seems to be not about is fashion. Or at least it’s played very differently from the show Girls most frequently compared to, Sex & The City, for which fashion repeatedly was cited as the show’s fifth character.

Indeed, while the writer & star of the series, Lena Dunham, pays the requisite tribute to SATC via a giant poster featured on the studio wall of NYU student, Shonshanna (gosh I love that name), it’s something of a backhanded compliment as she is Girls’ least hip character with fashion choices that tend to be more mainstream mall-ish what with her matching Victoria’s Secret bra & panties, short-sleeved Juicy hoodies and ack, even a Snuggie! In many ways Shoshanna represents the final ripple of that which was spawned S&TC, with the end results not all that pretty much less chic. (And actually I have a theory that Dunham secretly has mixed feelings about the SATC comparisons, would prefer ones made to Seinfeld, and in the ultimate teenage rebellous move accidentally-on-purpose does a lot of stuff that kicks dirt on its main themes.)

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