The Eight-Day Week
Sure, you’ve seen a hundred shots of Katie Holmes celebrating at The New York Observer‘s 25th Anniversary Party by now. If you didn’t know what Rex Reed looked like, now you do. And those pictures of Spike Lee, Mayor Bloomberg and Chuck Close? Sure, we could see how some Read More
Fashion Week Observed
Happy Birthday to us! The New York Observer is a quarter of a century old, and publisher Jared Kushner and CEO Joseph Meyer have assembled a bonzo boldfaced lineup of NYC’s most fabulous hosts to fête the glorious occasion. Think NYO founder Arthur Carter, Marchesa designer/knockout Georgina Chapman, art kingpin Larry Gagosian, Carolina Herrera, Katie Holmes (Suri will be in bed—sorry, tabloids), Commissioner Ray Kelly, style icon Lauren Santo Domingo, Matt Lauer
New York fashion week has finally come to a close. Amen! For those less-fortunate editors and fashion authorities (or perhaps we are the lucky ones) that have not jetted off to London or Milan, we finally get a moment to recover.
In retrospect, we relished the young talents of Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu. The Observer will never forget the spectacle and grandeur of Alexander Wang—or the impeccable quality of Simon Spurr’s suiting. With such a busy social schedule and so many shows, it’s hard to remember all the garments we evaluated with a careful eye.
Speeches were casually ignored, drinks were spilled and bonds were formed at last Thursday’s 116th annual Real Estate Board of New York Gala, which this year drew an estimated 2,000 brokers, owners, advertising buyers and real estate reporters to the New York Hilton for an evening of conviviality, honorifics and hushed deal making. Among the fray was Commercial Observer staff writer Daniel Geiger, who during the course of the evening saw his stenopad tossed by an irate real estate broker and who unabashedly accosted Studley’s Woody Heller in the hotel’s bathroom, all for the sake of the story. Below, a timeline of gala comings and goings, from the innocuous gossip down to the downright obnoxious.
This one goes to 11! The fanciest New York hotel projects challenged by the Great Recession. Read More
ASmallWorld, the Harvey Weinstein–funded, invite-only Facebook for the globally “influential,” recently launched an online magazine written by members, for members and quite often about members, of which there are currently close to 400,000.
ASmallMagazine currently features a profile of Ivanka Trump with a photo (first published in Harper’s Bazaar) of Ms. Trump in Read More
Madonna and Alex Rodriguez took seperate helicopters to Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld‘s house in East Hampton. The two couples stayed for four hours before all returning in the same helicopter. [P6]
Ivana Trump has been spending time with 23-year-old Belgian model Marius Rusovici while her new husband, Rossano Rubicondi, films a Read More
At Monday evening’s party for the relaunch of Dylan Lauren‘s (daughter of Ralph) popular store, Dylan’s Candy Bar, it was not surprising that sugar featured prominently in the celebration. Tables were piled with mini-brownies and cupcakes; there was a marshmallow dipping station and bikini-and-body-paint-clad candy necklace distributors. The candy-garnished cocktails were hit or miss, however. Read More
Madonna and Guy Ritchie have prepared a statement announcing that they plan to divorce. Silver lining? Madonna is reportedly planning to move back to New York! [NYDN]
On-again: Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer were seen together at La Esquina. [P6]
A rep for Janet Jackson claims migraines are Read More
Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee held an end-of-summer barbeque in Sagaponack, where Howard Stern played beer pong against Ivanka Trump. [NYDN]
Levi Johnston, the young gentleman behind 17-year-old Bristol’s Palin’s pregnancy, has changed his Myspace status to “In A Relationship” but still seems a bit ambivalent about his new role. Read More