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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.”
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You can watch the video of Liv heating up the kitchen at ABC’s The Chew right here!
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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!’”
I forgot to add this absolutely amazing photoshoot back from May by Into The Gloss to the gallery archive. You can view the images in the gallery and read the interview below!
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2013 > Set #003
WWW.INTOTHEGLOSS.COM – “I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I always wanted to be a singer—my whole life, all I ever did was sing around the house. [Modeling and acting] all happened so young, before I even had a chance to really think about it. But I love what I do… People are always telling me how much they loved Empire Records.We had so much fun making that movie. I was so young—16 or 17. I still had a tutor! [Laughs] I wasn’t really thinking about [making a fashion statement]. But those were my boots in the movie! Actually, we got into a huge fight, because I had this whole outfit planned, and then the night before filming, [the studio] said they wanted me in a mohair sweater and a plaid miniskirt. It was something about how they wanted to soften my look [photo 15], but being a rebellious teenager, I was mad. I was like, ‘Are you fucking kidding me? Really? Fine, screw you, I’m gonna wear my boots with it!’ Well, that’s what I said to myself.
Everything has changed so much in fashion and beauty since the Nineties, when I was starting out. I remember going to the Stealing Beauty premiere, and I loved Dolce & Gabbana so I reached out to them to borrow a dress and they sent me one. I think I had my hair done. But I would go to things all the time where I did my own hair and makeup. Or, when I did Inventing the Abbotts with Joaquin Phoenix, we were dating at the time, and I threw on this red Prada dress with my weird vintage coat for the premiere [photo 16]. I remember Gwyneth [Paltrow] came to the premiere for Armageddon and danced with me at the after-party and she had no makeup on, this little slip dress and no bra, and maybe flip-flops. It was just a different time. There weren’t as many paparazzi, the red carpets weren’t what they are now—there’s a lot of scrutiny going on and the maintenance is intense! Think about seeing Julia Roberts on the red carpet in the late 80s and early 90s in a suit with no makeup on, and that was OK. I sort of miss those days a little bit.
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Yesterday on July 1. (funnily enough we share the same birthday) was Liv’s 36th birthday and Liv Tyler Network would like to wish her a belated happy birthday, thanks for being such an inspiring and lovely person inside and out!