VB Black Book: Cakes, Hats, and Malick Sidibe

April 20, 2016

The places, people and things we are loving this week.

Jessi Alexander

We saw Jessi Alexander perform her song "The Climb" in Austin and it was so powerful. You can download her new album here. – VMB

Ray-Ban Aviators

Always on the hunt for a cool pair of frames, I ordered these from Ray-Ban after our makeup artist on set was wearing a pair last week. – VSB
Momofuku Milk Bar
The cakes coming out of Momofuku Milk Bar will change your life. Start with the Birthday Cake, you won’t be disappointed. – VMB
Interior by Patrick Mele

The Society Boutique Top Interior Designer Event

I’ll be stopping by the Memorial Sloane Kettering Thrift Shop, The Society Boutique, this week to shop home finds from a group top interior designers. The shop raises funds to support patients and cancer research at MSK. – VSB
The Society Boutique is located at 1440 Third Avenue, New York 10028 | April 20-23

Skimm Ahead

If you only download one app this week, make it this one! Skimm Ahead adds all those need-to-know events (like when the next season of Billions is going to start) to your iPhone calendar. – VMB

Kayu Monogram Tote

I’m adding this beach tote to my growing collection of monogrammed accessories. – VSB

Splendid Tank Top

Whenever I’m wearing a strapless dress (like our Edelia Twist Bandeau Dress) or jumpsuit for day, I layer it over a classic white tank top from Splendid. It keeps you covered up but still looks cool. - VMB

Malick Sidibe’s Nuit de Noël (1963)

Malick Sidibe is one of my favorite photographers and I was so sad to hear of his passing last week. His iconic “Nuit de Noël” hangs in my living room. – VSB

Gigi Burris Hats

I’m into Gigi Burris’ hats for spring – her take is modern, cool and refreshing. – VMB