Liv was spotted filming new scenes for the TV-series “The Leftovers” on February 20. More photos will be updated this weekend as I’ll also catch up on all the missing photos!
If there was a celeb award for moving through life (and down the red carpet) with grace and ease, Liv Tyler would win. Model, actress, mom, street-style pro, and hostess with the mostess, she literally co-wrote (with her grandmother) the manual for modern manners. It was no surprise, then, when she teamed up with One Kings Lane for an awesome guest-editor sale. Reflecting her self-described eclectic style and passion for vintage, her picks are the perfect “girly-chic meets old-fashioned cozy” vibe.
So, we hopped on the phone to discuss her manners pet peeves, holiday-playlist go-to songs, and design point of view. And, the only thing better than sweeping up everything at the star’s One Kings Lane sale? An invite to peek at her N.Y. pad (and dreamy pink sofa!) for ourselves. (Liv, we promise to bring our best manners.)
How would you describe your own home/design aesthetic in a few words?
“I’m so eclectic in my taste, and I really collect things from all over. I have this beautiful pink couch — it looks a little bit like a Chanel bag, has all these tassels…My taste is also a little bit old-fashioned, a little girly. I love the Hollywood-Deco vibe, all with a weird, modern twist of Danish.”
What are your rules for holiday decor? Do you go over the top with holly and lights and stuff? Or, do you keep things more low-key?
“Really, I think just have fun; it depends if you have children or not. When I was a little girl, my mom [and I] would string popcorn and cranberries. When I drive by someone’s house and it’s all decked out for the holidays, it makes me smile. I have an 8-year-old son, so all those things are really fun.”
What are your best holiday hosting tips?
“It’s so hard because there are so many things! One thing I always try to do — because I love music so much — is to always try to make a playlist and think about the tone I want to set. Especially around Christmastime, there are all these songs that have this nostalgia. I’m into baking and cooking a lot, so I have a playlist called “Kitchen Happiness” with Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Fats Waller, and Cab Calloway.”
You can buy the book right here!
New Yorkers—and let’s face it, today’s youth—are preceded by the unfortunate reputation of being brisk and rude (we’re just in a rush!). And, while we’re not apologizing for our breakneck schedules and attitudes, it wouldn’t hurt anyone to brush up on etiquette. Thankfully, a refresher course on the rules of sophisticated socializing has landed on our doorstep, care of one Dorothea Johnson—the sought-after Washington, DC etiquette expert—and her granddaughter, the one and only Liv Tyler. So, before you interact with another member of humanity, take a peek inside Modern Manners: Tools to Take You To The Top:
“…maintain eye contact while shaking hands and greeting someone.”
“…show respect for the invisible personal space of others; keep your body at a minimum of about 18 inches (1½ feet) between you and the other person.”
“…let the person finish talking before you chime in.”
Thanks to my lovely and ever amazing friend Alexa, I was able to add some pretty old Dazed & Confused scans back from 1998.
You can watch the video of Liv heating up the kitchen at ABC’s The Chew right here!
I’ve been trying to catch up on all the latest events that Liv attended in the last few months and finally got around to upload them.
The latest events Liv attended this month can be now found in the gallery. On September 7 she was spotted at the BLK DNM Wild Poster Launch and a few days later (September 11) she was seen outside the Proenza Schouler Show at MBFW.
As there’s not much news lately on Liv, I was able to add a magazine feature of the spanish issue Cinemania back from May 2013 to the gallery. Huge thanks to Mila for the scans!
The Net-A-Porter online website published another online version of “The Edit” featuring Liv on the cover of the digital issue. In the interview she talks otherwise about her independent life choices, the importance of good manners and why she is really an old-fashioned girl at heart. I absolutely adore the editorial!
WWW.NET-A-PORTER.COM – This season’s chicest ’60s-inspired pieces could have been fashioned with LIV TYLER in mind. The actress talks to TOM SHONE about her independent life choices, the importance of good manners and why she is really an old-fashioned girl at heart.
“I’m very unfashionable at the moment,” says Liv Tyler apologetically, over brunch at one of her favorite haunts in Manhattan’s West Village. “I go through periods where I pay a tremendous amount of attention to fashion, then I get mad at it and don’t read magazines, don’t look at the collections. I’m in one of those moments right now,” she smiles. “And then I get mad at myself because I don’t know what’s going on and I don’t have anything new.”
The actress’s version of “nothing new” may not be quite as impressive as her friend Helena Christensen’s (“She has a closet to die for”), but she still turns heads in a floral Marni dress (“My only summer purchase”), worn with a Chloé cardigan and Lanvin flats. On the table between us sits a Stella McCartney faux-croc Grace shoulder bag – her one indispensible item with which she recently shared “a Brokeback Mountain moment. I was like: ‘I cannot quit you!’”