Fashion Week Observed
“If you can keep the evening stuff to a dull roar that would great! There are just so many events,” gripped Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo to a publicist at Naeem Khan’s Valentine’s Day show. [sigh] The fashion week life!
We’re content to note that she had little reason to complain after Mr. Khan presented his Read More
In March 2011, The Observer wrote about the Vibe stylist and self-published author Adrien Field, a self-styled society mainstay who’d written a book on young people who go to parties. He was surprised his novel hadn’t been purchased by a publishing house: “Between Vibe, writing for the Huffington Post, my blog, going out and Read More
Authorities are throwing cold water on a transcontinental story of alleged fraud involving the CEO of a major U.S. bank: Indian police say that Citi CEO Vikram Pandit is unlikely to be pulled back to his homeland for questioning in an inquiry concerning one of his bank’s branches on the subcontinent. Previous reports had Read More
Update: A Citi spokesperson contacted The Observer with the following statement:
As this individual well knows, Citi identified the fraud and immediately reported the matter to the regulators and law enforcement agencies. His claims against senior executives are completely without basis and we intend to contest them vigorously. It was on Citi complaint that the Read More
This weekend found President Obama hitting every Sunday TV talk show to talk up health care policy. For some environmental advocates, this focus deepened their concern that the United States would lose this moment and punt on climate policy. However, take heart, this week the U.N.’s climate summit begins in New York and the President Read More
As Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton stood at a Dec. 1 press conference in Chicago to announce her nomination as secretary of state, they promised the country, and the world, a much-needed push toward the restoration of world order.
It would be, Mr. Obama said, “a new beginning—a new dawn of Read More
New York joins the world in mourning the horrific and senseless terrorist attacks in Mumbai last week, during which over 188 people lost their lives, and grief and fear flooded India’s financial capital. As home to one of the world’s most flourishing communities of Indian émigrés, New York shares a brotherly bond with Mumbai, now Read More
Office life—that Beckettian game of Whac-a-Mole—is the subject of Then We Came to the End, an amusing debut novel from Joshua Ferris. Told in the collective first-person, a know-it-all “we” (like The Virgin Suicides), this is a book about the disposable, often awkward, sometimes precious, usually tedious moments of the workday. “How we hated our Read More
New York tops Washington, D.C., survey says! Well, at least among very rich foreign investors and their preference to invest in commercial real estate here.
The survey was conducted by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, based in–of all places–Madison, Wis.
L.A., San Francisco and Seattle round out the top-five.
The Read More
Derek Blasberg insists that he has nothing to do with SocialiteRank.com. In fact, it’s one of the reasons that Mr. Blasberg—he’s a sort of fashion-writer/socialite-walker hybrid who has oft been accused of being behind the dishy, girl-ranking Web site—went to India. To prove, once and for all, that he’s not behind the site.
“Going to Read More