Fashion Week Observed
The Chloé Paddington, a soft baguette designed by Phoebe Philo and released in 2005, was among the first It Bags and fashion’s fastest-selling, at least according to purse-blogger lore. With its outsize gold lock, the Paddington hung casually off the forearms of an army of Mischa Bartons in Us Weekly.
Chloé has been trying to replicate that success ever since, even as It Bags supposedly went bust sometime between when the Styles Section said so in 2007 and the 2009 crash. Or maybe they didn’t. Even if less of a herd mentality surrounds them—and cartoonish arm danglers have gone the way of Lil’ Kim—the $2,000 purse is alive and well. Witness the Valentino Rockstud, among others.
Hollywood in March: the month that came in like a lion (see: Alice in Wonderland) and will likely go out like one as well, thanks to crowd pleasers that–artistic merit aside–ought to bring in the bucks. Here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
Hot Tub Time Machine
What’s the story: And you thought Snakes Read More
Jude Law spent three days last week holed up in the Gramercy Park Hotel with a dancer he met at The Box. [
Semi-secret Spring St. lounge Upstairs has been shut down due to liquor license issues. [Full Disclosure]
Responding to a Page Six item indicating that he was interested Read More
Kanye West might collaborate on a line of clothing with the Gap, or appear in a Gap commercial, or both! The hip-hop artist was spotted this afternoon in Gap’s corporate NYC offices. [Jezebel]
Cartier has filed suit against Donna Karan, charging the designer with stealing the name of the luxury jewelry Read More
On a recent balmy Saturday on the Ladies Mile of lower Fifth Avenue, the windows of Intermix, Anthropologie and H&M were just beginning to transition into displaying fall collections, but many of the shoppers shlepping around in 90-degree heat were curiously dressed in what could be mistaken for winter wear: Frye boots! Knit Read More
After an extensive interior renovation, the Chloé store on Madison Avenue re-opened this week. We didn’t get to go to the welcome-back Wednesday night party, co-hosted by Vogue, but Park Avenue Peerage was there and they just published their report. Their usual collection of party pictures begins with an unusually-smiley Tinsley Read More