The most striking thing about this year’s Oscars, other than that a female director finally won? The guys’ hair. There was George Clooney, whose longish (for him) do had a distinctly feathered quality in the front. Then there was James Cameron, whose soft, elongated bowl cut channeled ABBA, and was possibly blow-dried. But Mark Boal, Read More
By Meredith Bryan 3/03/10 5:06pm
At the Frick Young Fellows Ball last Thursday, Feb. 25—theme: “Diamond Deco”—the traditional coat check was accompanied by a boot check for Uggs and Wellies, since guests were braving what was quickly becoming 20 inches of snow.
“None of us canceled!” cried one young attendee who had made it safely inside the mansion, to her Read More
By Meredith Bryan 2/24/10 12:28am
A year ago, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, a California-based contributor to the Awl and Gawker, named 26-year-old Manhattanite Katie Baker among her favorite female bloggers in a blog post. Ms. Baker linked appreciatively to the post on her Tumblr, calling Ms. Vargas-Cooper, whom she’d never met, “a lady I luv.” After that, “the lovefest continued,” said Ms. Read More
By Meredith Bryan 2/09/10 11:52pm
The astrologist Susan Miller was speeding up Madison Avenue in a cab recently from Frederic Fekkai, where she’d had her hair blown out, toward Barneys, despite the fact that the young man at the Fekkai counter had been unable to snag her a last-minute reservation at Fred’s for lunch. She was clutching a cane; Ms. Read More
By Meredith Bryan 2/09/10 11:51pm
It was four days before the beginning of Fashion Week, but Mazdack Rassi, founder of Milk Studios on West 15th Street—which, with MAC Cosmetics, will be producing 32 shows and presentations this season—appeared utterly relaxed. Sitting behind a glass desk in a large, industrial office stacked high with art books, Mr. Rassi, a hunky 38, Read More
By Staff 1/20/10 12:23am
Last Halloween, Scott Gold, author of The Shameless Carnivore: A Manifesto for Meat Lovers, offered to serve as guest chef at an underground dinner party hosted by his friend Kara Masi at her apartment in Fort Greene. Tasked with cooking for 12 devoted gourmands, Mr. Gold, an accomplished if not professional cook, swung for the Read More
By Meredith Bryan 1/13/10 7:47pm
One late winter afternoon at Chelsea Market, Sarma Melngailis was mulling potential colors for the sign outside her new raw vegan juice bar and takeaway, One Lucky Duck, which had since Nov. 30 inhabited an airy space with its own entrance on 15th Street. “If you have everything green related to a vegan juice bar Read More
By Meredith Bryan 12/09/09 11:54am
“I have the strangest allergy I’ve only discovered in the last couple years,” revealed petite wealth manager and socialite Alexandra Lebenthal, arriving Monday, Dec. 7, for the 12th annual Food Allergy Ball at the Waldorf. “I’m allergic to tomatoes. But not in the way other people are, where they get hives. I actually get a Read More
By Meredith Bryan 12/02/09 12:14am
Del Posto, the three-star Italian restaurant co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, has a green side—and we’re not talkin’ about all the dough they’re raking in from the $28 spaghetti!
The 2002 Ford Excursion in which Mr. Bastianich commutes every morning from Greenwich, Conn., has a converted diesel engine. He fills up not Read More
By Meredith Bryan 11/24/09 12:43am
At Indochine’s retro-Shanghai-themed 25th anniversary party on Friday, Nov. 20, near-naked women in pasties shook their rear ends while hotelier André Balazs, in a khaki suit, danced with a tall blonde in a downstairs nightclub called the “Undochine” (which hasn’t been open since the ’80s).
Upstairs, designer Narciso Rodriguez, taking refuge in an air Read More