For the past several years, my mother and her friends have invited me to the annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon held by the Central Park Conservancy, where the crème de la crème of New York society turns out in full bloom to match that of the glorious park gardens. Usually I borrow a hat Read More
John Kerry emerged from the Democratic National Convention in Boston with virtually zero bounce in the polls -maybe it’s time to drop-kick that nincompoop Ben Affleck off the campaign bus, Teresa …. Meanwhile, New York’s own political agitator, the meek but fierce Moby , pops up on the roof of 60 Thompson Read More
Who Stole the Silverware?
Serial Numbers Hold the Key
If you’re going to sell stolen silver-or stolen anything, for that matter-it probably helps to know in advance where the items were stolen from, as a mother-and-son team discovered on May 14.
They had visited the Silver Fund, a store that specializes in Georg Read More
If life came with Ctrl + Alt + Del keys, we’d hit them now and reboot in January …. There aren’t many “shave-worthy” events going on over the next two weeks, and all the holiday hypermania may have you wishing you could curl up in your very own “spider hole” just like Read More
Men! We’re at war-so, for God’s sake, butch it up a bit!
Face it, as a bloke, there are just certain things you simply cannot be seen doing during wartime, one of which is getting your nails done. Trust me, no matter how gritty and innately masculine you are, you do not want to Read More
You saw so much of your apartment this winter, you considered taking it as a lover …. Now we’re one week into spring, the war in Iraq has plunged the city into anxiety and fraught emotion, and Martin Scorsese is ruing the day he ever took Harvey Weinstein’s phone call …. Spring Read More
Don’t you think that the urban shoe-aholic-that contemporary chick with the mania for purchasing vast numbers of trampy, strappy shoes and then talking about them ad nauseam-has become a teensy bit of a cliché? This inescapable modern archetype, jump-started by the excesses of ex–Miss Manila Imelda Marcos and subsequently made groovy by actress (and mom!) Read More
On Thursday, Sept. 27, lines were forming in New York stores, but
they were on the other side of the cash register. At the cavernous Hermès store
on Madison Avenue and 62nd Street, a saleswoman was propping herself up on a
cash register, bored. At Prada on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, an employee was Read More
Something is stirring in the depths of the Fashion Jungle. It’s me. I’m stirring a little cup of tea while contemplating, in a quivering state of shock, an occurrence that is nothing short of a miracle. No, I’m not talking about 51-year-old Annie Leibovitz’s turkey-baster fecundity. It’s something far more shocking and revolutionary: I’m talking Read More
Hey, you: Mr. Average Bloke on the Street, class of ’82! You’re in your prime–but who would ever guess it from your clothes? You’re dressing like a mild-mannered eunuch! Where’s your sense of style … and panache?
I suppose it’s not your fault. The youth-identified, poofy and esoteric fashion industry has, in its infinite wisdom, Read More