Fashion Week Observed
We arrived early for Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti at the Avery Fisher Hall. Plenty of time to take a breather and people watch. A familiar flank of top-level editors began to trickle in… Roberta Myers, Virginia Smith, Glenda Bailey—all the glossy women’s magazines were covered.
“Who’s hotter? Robbie Myers or Joanna Coles?” The Observer asked, Read More
Perils and Possibilities
Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles is to be the official mentor on the upcoming Project Runway: All Stars. The perhaps misleadingly titled show presents past fan favorite designers still struggling to make it in the fashion game; Ms. Coles’s role will be analogous to that of Tim Gunn in the regular-flavor Project Read More
Chelsea Clinton arrived at the 44th floor of Hearst Tower Tuesday night (“with amaaaaze makeup and an impeccable blowout,” one fan tweeted from the publisher’s headquarters) and soon began whispering with Randi Zuckerberg in the corner. The Observer, taking notes on the surrounding scene (high heels, designer dresses, crispy cheesesticks), lurked nearby, waiting Read More
Chick flick veterans grace the cover of this month’s Marie Claire, but last Wednesday more serious topics were on the lunch table. Editor Joanna Coles hosted an informal luncheon on the top floor of Hearst Tower to discuss how the press covers women in international crises. The guest of honor was United Nations undersecretary general for Read More
It’s amazing what a few years in the Rhodesian army will do to a man’s reputation.
“If the world was ending, I would head straight for Peter Godwin,” said André Bishop, the artistic director at Lincoln Center Theater.
Mr. Bishop recalled an episode during a holiday in Mexico when the car he was in with Read More
Lavish is not a word normally associated with book parties. Most of them are characterized by warm white wine and pallid cubes of cheese. Unless you are a member of the celebrated Guinness family, in which case your guests will be treated to Blood Orange Bellinis and delicate crab cakes in a mind-blowingly glamorous apartment Read More
Eliot Spitzer is a bargain. [NYP]
In case you were curious: Marie Claire‘s Joanna Coles will NOT be WSJ.‘s new editor. [WWD]
Soros institute will award $11 million to New York performing arts groups. [WSJ]
The city was not impressed by Faisal Read More
The last time we spotted the cameras filming Running in Heels, the Style network’s new reality show about Marie Claire magazine, the crews were imposing on guests at the October opening of the Comptoir des Cotonniers store in Soho.
The whole thing was rather confusing. The cameras were following Marie Claire Read More
Sofia Coppola will design a line of handbags and shoes for Louis Vuitton. [WWD]
Model Irina Lazareanu has been tapped to be the face of Tiffany & Co. And Nylon darling Cory Kennedy is reportedly working out a deal with Dr. Martens. [WWD]
Marie Claire got only Read More
At Michael Kors‘ 10 a.m. fashion show Wednesday, Blake Lively was the obligatory Gossip Girl representative on hand, looking maddeningly fresh. Several seats down, Heidi Klum, Rachel Zoe and actress Joy Bryant chummed it up, snapping pictures and covered their mouths when they spoke to each other (the better to avoid their comments being printed Read More