Beautiful women bombarded The Observer this past week at the premiere for Jack Goes Boating (Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s directorial debut) and a screening of Desert Flower (which tells the story of Somalian model Waris Dirie), despite less-than-optimal weather at both screenings. Makeup guru Bobbi Brown came to Desert Flower prepared with tips for dressing in Read More
Shindigger, The Shindigger, Parties
“I think this is the most incredible day of all week,” Fe Fendi (the very Italian wife of Fendi scion, Alessandro) told The Observer on Friday. A risky conjecture to make on the second day of Fashion Week–but possible, given we were chatting at the FIT Couture Council luncheon honoring fashion’s high priest, Karl Lagerfeld. Read More
Parties, The Shindigger
“Here, close your eyes,” Hearst president David Carey told the Observer. Mr. Carey, dressed like The Publisher in a Gray Flannel Suit with a red tie, held a copy of the September Marie Claire in his hands.
Mr. Carey dropped the magazine on the floor. Thwack.
“It didn’t sound like that in Read More
Any party at the New Museum is sure to be filled with tall, lithe beauties, but last night’s might beat the rest: a fête celebrating tennis star Maria Sharapova‘s new line of shoes and accessories for Cole Haan, co-hosted by Interview magazine. In one of the pairs of stacked heels on display in the museum’s Read More
We weren’t expecting a New York screening of a film about a Chinese dancer to be a heavily Australian event, but that’s what Monday night’s special showing of Mao’s Last Dancer at the Crosby Street Hotel was-its director, Bruce Beresford, is an Aussie, and the screening was presented by Australian Consul General Phillip Scanlan. The Read More
“Holy crap, it’s Martha Stewart!” gasped Precious star Gabourey Sidibe at the premiere of the The Big C hosted by The Cinema Society & Showtime at Donna Karan’s East Hampton cove-front home on Saturday, Aug. 7. “I like knowing how to make things out of pine cones,” she said, explaining her awe.
The Observer’s Chloe Malle ran into Stefano Tonchi over the weekend at a benefit hosted by Calvin Klein and Vanity Fair in Bridgehampton.
Of his new role as editor of W, Stefano Tonchi, in a sleek, slate double-breasted jacket, told the Transom, “I’m just starting to enjoy it. We just finally closed on the Read More
“I am too busy with the horses, I don’t have time to focus on those things,” Polo paramour Nacho Figueras told the Transom last Saturday evening when asked what he believed to be the biggest scandal of the summer. Mr. Figueras’ Black Watch team lost Saturday’s polo match at the second weekend of the Read More
Whoever said models don’t dance? The Transom collected quite a bit of evidence to the contrary on Thursday evening, at the much hyped Kenmare-the restaurant Paul Sevigny opened in March with an appropriately raucous lounge downstairs. It was there that the models gathered to celebrate the birthday of Scott Lipps, the entertainment impresario and founder Read More
When Ken Burns goes to the movies, he sits wherever he wants. Not through any kind of documentarian intimidation tactic, but by showing up very early. On Monday night, at the New York premiere of Cairo Time, Mr. Burns arrived 45 minutes before the rest of the crowd to secure seats in the Read More