Fashion Week Observed
As crowds filled the stage at Lincoln Center before the Charlotte Ronson show, The Observer, saw Vogue’s editor at large, Hamish Bowles, settle into his seat. He studied the program from behind his tortoise shell glasses, a cashmere, camo print scarf dapperly wrapped around his long, dandy neck. We approached. Could we possibly have a Read More
On a rainy Thursday, guests braved the traffic mess created by President Obama’s visit to New York and streamed into Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater in a blur of gowns and tuxes. High-profile attendees from the worlds of fashion (Hamish Bowles, Donna Karan), literature (Salman Rushdie), rock ’n’ roll (Ric Oscasek, Paulina Porizkova and Read More
Barely halfway into The Shoe, the 20-minute debut film from nightlife curator Andre Saraiva and fellow Frenchman Olivier Zahm, a young man meets a pretty girl in a Paris park scribbling in a notebook and they lock eyes and begin kissing as the music shuts off, the only sounds the clicks of teeth on teeth, Read More
Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli, the two handsome Italian owners of Sant Ambroeus in the West Village, were sitting recently on a spacious leather banquette in the dining room of their latest venture, Casa Lever, under the watchful Technicolor gaze of 10 original Warhol portraits (Bob Colacello, Robert Mapplethorpe, Giorgio Armani) on the opposite wall. Read More
High-low style is taken for granted in this age of Target capsule collections, but it still seems to inspire a certain amount of aren’t-we-wacky winking. Hence the barbecue/carnival/home cookin’ theme of Thursday night’s party honoring designer Charlotte Ronson’s “I [Heart] Ronson” line for J. C. Penney.
The Chelsea Piers fête offered pink-crusted cotton candy machines, Read More
Employees of impresario Noel Ashman‘s embattled nightspot The Plumm were permitted to return to the building at 246 West 14th Street on Thursday, April 16, “for the sole purpose of removing personal items and liquor only,” according to court papers.
A city marshal shuttered the onetime celebrity hotspot on April 9 over some Read More
"From what I understand, New Yorkers aren’t approving of a third term of [Mayor Michael] Bloomberg," said actress Susan Sarandon at the U.S. debut of the French clothing store Comptoir des Cotonniers in Soho on Thursday, Oct. 23. "I’ll be interested to see who the opposition is because if they are mad at Bloomberg, they Read More
Well, first, she’s not really a Ronson; she’s a Dexter-Jones, the product of Ann Dexter-Jones and Mick Jones, whom Mrs. Dexter-Jones married after divorcing real estate entrepreneur Laurence Ronson. But Annabelle Dexter-Jones has some famous half-siblings: Samantha Ronson DJs and dates Lindsay Lohan. Charlotte Ronson has a clothing line. Mark Ronson produced Amy Winehouse‘s Grammy-winning Read More
Irina Aleksander is sad to report that the parents of charmingly kooky socialite Arden Wohl have separated, and dad Larry has been spotted around town with a woman who is not his wife Denise.
Ms. Aleksander also stopped by Barneys on Monday evening for a book party celebrating Graydon Carter’s new tome, Read More
The new warmhearted comedy Ghost Town, starring Ricky Gervais and Téa Leoni, has all kinds of comforting messages about life and death. Turns out if you get hit by a bus but still have unfinished business on Earth, you get to resolve all your issues with loved ones before a beam of light appears and Read More