Last night, at what is widely hyped as the best night in New York fashion, the attendees of the annual gala benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute did not disappoint. Patterns, we saw a few: a lot of black, a lot of neon, a lot of feathers, and a lot of sheer. And Read More
Fashion Week Observed
It was Beyoncé Knowles who sang that “Girls (Run the World).” She would know, especially given Sunday’s mob scene outside Bar Pitti, where she and husband Jay-Z attracted an agitated crowd, frenzied by a rare public appearance of their new daughter, Blue Ivy.
For evidence, tune to HBO, which debuted a show Sunday night starring daughters of David Mamet, Brian Williams and Laurie Simmons, whose 24-year-old spawn, Lena Dunham, also wrote, directed and coproduced Girls alongside Hollywood’s favorite one-manchild movie factory, Judd Apatow.
Note that Beyoncé didn’t have “women” in the chorus of her song. Even though Hillary Rodham Clinton can cover the New York Post, drinking beer and earning a classic headline—‘SWILLARY!’—in the process, it would seem Old Age and Treachery are no match for the youth these days, or at the very least, the fawning attention youth commands.
The Observer had a mix-up… just a hiccup, if you will. Somehow in the chaos of Prabal, meeting deadline, and chatting with Wes Gordon, we completely neglected our front-row seat at Hervé Léger. Now say what you will! No, we haven’t the foggiest idea who Harley Viera Newton is—or care to be seated even remotely Read More
Did you guys hear? Beyonce is pregnant! And this time it’s definitely true, unlike the rumors in 2010, 2008, 2007, and 2005. (2009 and 2006 were off-years, apparently.) After over half a decade of the paparazzi tirelessly scanning photos of Ms. Knowles every time she has a large lunch, the “baby bump” brigade is finally vindicated, and they’re going to turn to use the next seven months to make sure the “Single Ladies” singer is never snapped head-on again.
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With the usual fanfare and absurdity, the 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards were held yesterday evening in Los Angeles. In case you missed it, Katy Perry won best video of the year for “Firework;” Lady Gaga earned the nod for best female music video for “Born this Way;” Tyler the Creator of Odd Future Read More
This how Beyoncé walks into a room: transmissions ripple through the air and into headsets of guards and PRs, who toss off clipboards, mutter back into the receiver and scuttle off to their places when in a flash a barricade of arms come into the room, fending off fans and photographers, and in the middle, Read More
Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé Knowles, frequent a favorite pizza place in Carroll Gardens. It’s called Lucali and it’s been an object of fetish for pie lovers since it opened to long waits in 2006. “It’s the best pizza I ever had in my entire life,” the rapper told The New York Times in 2009. Read More
So, David Paterson–not doing so great.
Among the week’s other discoveries: Radar Online’s surprising ability to drive the news cycle (or not); Mayor Bloomberg’s commitment to cosmetology; and word that British pod hotels are coming to New York. Also: There’s such thing as pod hotels! We love learning.
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Michael Bloomberg was with Beyoncé Knowles–who is married to a guy that likes to sit in President Obama’s seat every now and then–at the opening of the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center at the Phoenix House Career Academy in Brooklyn this afternoon.
I can’t think of anything really funny to say about this. Read More
That glow you see at the top of the box office probably has something to do with Beyoncé’s halo. The recording star scored her biggest non-Austin Powers opening yet, helping the ridiculous Obsessed bring in $28.5 million to top a crowded field that included three other newcomers. Considering the film was Read More