Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
[UPDATE: This story was originally published on December 5.]
We'll openly admit that we never opened an issue of Playboy until its most recent Marilyn Monroe cover hit stands. And, even though we're not exactly the mag's demo, we spent hours poring over it (the articles only, people!). Turns out, we kinda get those "academic content" excuses men are always throwing around — there's enough intriguing conversation fodder inside to get us through the rest of the holiday season.
But, whether you embrace the glossy or still find it objectifying and raunchy, there's no denying the mega rebrand going on at its fresh Beverly Hills global HQ. Long gone are the days of tacky reality TV stars and grotto gauche. After going private last year, the company is heralding its more high-brow roots. And we found the three-story bunny bureau to symbolically reflect the "modern heritage" revamp, housing Eames chairs from Hef's old Windy City offices and iconic Warhols from back in the day, all set against cozy Restoration Hardware couches and contemporary lacquered credenzas. Flip through our swanky tour, and you may just be tempted to sign up for your own subscription!
Photographed by Luke Wooden
In the myriad of music festivals that crop up over the summer months, few are as uniquely New York as Full Moon Fest. Taking a cue from its Thailand origins, the NYC Full Moon Fest (tickets available here) has one foot planted in the nostalgia that pumps through this city, and the other in the sleepless-progressive vibe read
When Kenzo, Watanabe, and Kawakubo are your Kors, Jacobs, and Furstenberg, you're in a sartorial league of your own. And, the queen of you next-levelers is probably fashion journalist and Japanophile Lynn Yaeger. Want a peek at her wardrobe? You can't exactly ring the buzzer of her NYC apartment, but you can get a glimpse read