48 FASHIONABLE HOURS IN NEW YORK WITH ANTHONY NADER

With New York Fashion Week last week, honourary resident and NYFW hairstylist, Anthony Nader, tells GRAZIA what to do in the city that never sleeps (particularly during Fashion Week).

Ask Anthony Nader about New York City, and his face lights up. For him, it’s his second home – he actually owns an apartment in the West Village – and a place of nonpareil creativity, rich in character and soul. Every Fashion Week, Anthony makes the trek back to the Big Apple (this time, for Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta and Michael Kors), and with scissors in hand and stars in his eyes, is back home. Here, 48 stylish hours with the man who knows it best – or very, very well, at the least.

DAY #1

AM

BREAKFAST AT CAFE CLUNY ON WEST 4. I just order the omelette, it’s pretty basic but I love it there ‘cause I can read the paper and sip on my latte. Then from there…

I WILL DUCK AROUND THE CORNER TO MY FAVOURITE MAGAZINE STORE, CASA MAGAZINES. Muhammad, who owns the store, is an institution. A lot of the fashion crowd go there. It’s where I buy all my magazines. It’s the smallest store but they have the best magazines on the island of Manhattan.

ON WEST 4TH I LOVE THE A.P.C STORE, then there’s the Acne Store right next to Casa Magazines, and Saturdays NYC. My favourite hangouts are in the West Village.

I’M A WEST VILLAGE BOY. Loud and proud – it’s all about the West Village for me. I’m a creature of habit – a little bit biased, but that’s who I am.

 

Credit: Instagram, @cafecluny

Credit: Instagram, @cafecluny 

 

PM

LUNCH TIME I GO TO JACK’S WIFE FREDA OR THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER, right near me as well. I like to keep it casual. I’ll take a magazine with me – people that know me know that I love my magazines, so I always carry around a magazine.

THEN I LOVE WALKING AROUND WEST CHELSEA, which is a gallery district. Lots of new buildings are going up there – we’re talking multi-million dollar apartments there now – which is along the High Line that goes up to 34th street. I love walking around the gallery district there.

THAT’S WHERE I GOT THE INSPIRATION FOR MY RAW SALON. It’s kind of a Tribeca loft meets West Chelsea. I love the gallery district. And you just kind of mosey in and out of the art galleries.

MY FAVOURITE STORE IN WEST CHELSEA IS THE COMMES DE GARÇON STORE. That, in itself, is just an incredible sight to see. It’s just so cool; the whole shop is so cool (the interiors, architecture, etc). And the shop assistants are just so cool as well. They’re like walking pieces of art. They are. I’m really jealous that I can’t dress like that.

 

CDG Installation with five specially made silhouettes in white wadding based on the FW17 show at the CDG Shop 520 W22nd street
CDG Installation with five specially made silhouettes in white wadding based on the FW17 show at the CDG Shop 520 W22nd street

Credit: Instagram, @commedesgarcons

 

FROM THERE I LOVE WALKING ALONG 9TH AND 10TH AVENUE in West Chelsea. I find that really inspiring.

FOR SUNSET – I GO OVER AND MEET FRIENDS AT THE WHYTE HOTEL IN WILLIAMSBURG. And then I always go to this place called, Walter’s, which is also in Williamsburg. Very local, I go there a lot with my friends that live in Williamsburg and the drinks are really good. Williamsburg is very cool, very real.

THEN AT NIGHT, THE STANDARD HOTEL to meet up with friends, upstairs at the top, especially in the warmer months when the rooftop is open.

HANDY HINT: Always have a Nutella crepe. They’re famed for their crepes on the rooftop. I go there for a Nutella crepe and a catch up with friends. That’s pretty well how I would end my night.

 

Sunset drinks at the Wythe Hotel
Sunset drinks at the Wythe Hotel

Credit: Instagram, @wythehotel

 

DAY #2

AM
I LOVE GOING TO JEFFREY’S GROCERY FOR BREAKFAST. It’s really contemporary – simple food, it’s not fussy. But,

I’LL GO TO JACK’S STIR BREW COFFEE for a coffee first, and then I’ll go to Jeffrey’s to have food. And then I’ll mosey on down to Soho…

I’LL GO TO ALEXANDER WANG, Opening Ceremony, Rick Owens – a beautiful store, so beautiful.

 

A very New York facade; Jeffrey's Grocery
A very New York facade; Jeffrey’s Grocery

Credit: Instagram, @jeffreysgrocery

 

PM
IF YOU WANT TO CELEB SPOT, GO TO THE MERCER HOTEL. I’ll go to Mercer Kitchen to have lunch – you can guarantee you will always sit next to someone famous. When I was there last, I was sitting next to Mert of Mert and Marcus. After lunch I would go down to Bond Street,

THERE’S A REALLY GREAT CAFÉ THERE CALLED THE SMILE – a lot of celebrities do interviews down there, ‘cause it’s so low key and it’s really dark. It’s very cool. There’s a really cool store next door called Oak NYC, and the architecture in that street alone is just so beautiful, so cool. I love Bond Street.

THEN I FIND MYSELF AT GEMMA, a restaurant at The Bowery and you can definitely count on me having the margarita pizza there, even if it is only 3 o’clock at this stage, and we’ve just finished lunch. I’m an eater. I eat and drink coffees everywhere. I’d head back up to the West Village. I walk and get the subway.

 

Gemma Restaurant at The Bowery Hotel
Gemma Restaurant at The Bowery Hotel

Credit: Instagram, @boweryhotel

 

I LOVE BARNES & NOBLE IN TRIBECA and looking at all the magazines and not paying for them!

AND THEN I TEND TO GO PAST CELEBRITIES BUILDINGS, you know, to just have one of them just coincidentally stand out the front while I pass.

THERE’S A REALLY, REALLY GREAT RAG & BONE STORE IN TRIBECA NOW AS WELL, and I love to check out the J. Crew store there as well. It’s more boutique, individual pieces. I really, really, really love Tribeca.

IF I’M HOME BEFORE 3:55PM, I ALWAYS GO TO BIG GAY ICE CREAM, which is on the corner in the West Village. I get the Salty Pimp, which is a salty caramel soft serve, and literally at 3:55pm because at 4 o’clock, I’m watching the Ellen show! I’ll always have a Salty Pimp while watching Ellen.

I’LL GO TO THE GYM AT EQUINOX, right near me, and then catching up with friends…

I LOVE THE SPOTTED PIG. I get pizza again! Cause I’m just so thin, aren’t I? If I’m with friends and they’re out of towners, we would venture to The Maritime Hotel, in Chelsea, which has really good drinks. I don’t have a favourite drink, they’re all really good. Then I’m in bed by midnight and it’s a new day.

 

Soft-serve pride at Big Gay Ice Cream
Soft-serve pride at Big Gay Ice Cream

Credit: Instagram, @biggayicecream

 

By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis for grazia.com.au

KIM KARDASHIAN SHOWS OFF CLEAVAGE IN LATEX DRESS AS KENDALL JENNER DEBUTS PIXIE CUT AT TOM FORD SHOW

Kendall’s striking boy cut was done by top Sydney-based hairstylist Anthony Nader as seen on news.com.au

SHE certainly turned heads. Kim Kardashian debuted a new look as she sat front row at New York fashion week — along with a seriously revealing outfit.

New look. Kim Kardashian sported a silver/blonde mane at Tom Ford. Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/APSource:AP
New look. Kim Kardashian sported a silver/blonde mane at Tom Ford. Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/APSource:AP

KIM Kardashian has flaunted her famous cleavage in a skin-tight black latex dress as she sat front row at New York fashion week.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 36, wore the revealing outfit to watch her sister, Kendall Jenner, walk in Tom Ford’s spring/summer 2018 show.

Kardashian also debuted a new look — silver/blonde long locks — as did Kendall, who sported a cropped pixie cut.

Kim’s ‘do raised eyebrows for its grey/silver tone, while Kendall’s close-crop resembled the long-time style worn by her mother Kris Jenner.

 

Kim Kardashian flaunted her assets in the front row. Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/APSource:AP
Kim Kardashian flaunted her assets in the front row. Picture: Charles Sykes/Invision/APSource:AP
Kim Kardashian almost busted out of her latex gown.
Kim Kardashian almost busted out of her latex gown.
She showed off her curves in the sleek outfit.
She showed off her curves in the sleek outfit.

Kendall’s striking boy cut was done by top Sydney-based hairstylist Anthony Nader, who was the only Australian on Ford’s grooming team (he will also work on models for Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta’s upcoming shows).

It came as news broke today that Kardashian and rapper husband Kanye West are expecting their third child via surrogate, TMZ reported.

Supermodel Gigi Hadid also appeared on American designer Ford’s runway, which showcased floor-length dresses, one-shoulder necklines and military-style statement shoulders.

 

Kendall Jenner debuted a pixie cut on the runway at Tom Ford. Picture: SplashSource:Splash News Australia
Kendall Jenner debuted a pixie cut on the runway at Tom Ford. Picture: SplashSource:Splash News Australia
Gigi Hadid was there, too. Picture: SplashSource:Splash News Australia
Gigi Hadid was there, too. Picture: SplashSource:Splash News Australia
By Nadia Salemme for news.com.au