Fashion Week Observed
Fashion Week Observed
Morning shows are always a hard time to fame-spot, because everyone is tired, groggy, and still hungover from the night before. Even though 11 a.m. doesn’t usually count as “early morning,” exceptions are made for weekends, right? That’s basically a 7 a.m. in weekday time. Still we dragged our asses out of bed for Jill Stuart’s fall line, because we love her style.
Her energy level is through the roof and her style rivals that of many tight-lipped editors: We’re talking about Brisbane/Sydney native, Angela Gilltrap. Having worked as an actor, author and editor, this Aussie beauty has now eased into the role of Omni Media Director for fashionweekdaily.com and Daily Front Row (glossy media staples during Read More
Now that Bravo has officially given the axe to Real Housewives of New York Alex McCord, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, and Cindy Barshop , the rumor treadmill is already up and burning its morning calories over who the new school of classy ladies will be. New York Daily News has already fingered Kennedy-by-association Carole Radziwill, along with Yummie Tummie designer Heather Thomson and philanthropist Aviva Drescher.
Stop the presses! Four of the ladies from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City have been cut from the new season, so Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin, and Cindy Barshop will no longer be around to air all their crazy drama and terrible brand image over the airwaves (unless they, like Bethenny Frankel, get a spin-off show). That leaves only two of the original NYC‘ers in the cast, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer. Also avoiding the chopping block is Sonja Morgan who is bankrupt, which is a known requirement for being on a Housewives show.
But the real tragedy will not be losing these four women — who we’re sure will be replaced by equally entertainingly desperate social-climbers — but the lack of Simon van Kempen, who has been the best part of the show since its inception.
In Other News, ROUND 'EM UP
If you only saw one Bryant Park show this week, we hope it was Cowgirl Riders Debutante Fashion Show. With guests like Toddlers and Tiaras’ retired superstar Eden Wood and former Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Bensimon, the show was a spectacle in the true sense of the word.
- When asked about his relationship with Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley says flippantly, “We’re not friends.” Who are you Penn, Kelly Bensimon?
- The Situation is opening a gym at The Plaza, apparently. Next up: a tanning salon at the W.?
Actress Michelle Trachtenberg was a little more than fashionably late to the reopening of the Guess flagship store in Soho on Wednesday, July 22, which she was cohosting with the Marciano family—almost an hour, to be exact.
The store had been updated with large circular light fixtures and bright red shaggy rugs.
As the clock Read More
There were place cards at a dinner celebrating socialite designer Minnie Mortimer‘s latest preppy, casual collection at the Surf Lodge on Saturday, July 11—but the party was so packed, some guests had to stand.
“We invited so many people and they just said they all could come!” said Ms. Mortimer, the Gisele Bundchen–resembling sister-in-law Read More
The door at the Social Life Estate party in Watermill on Saturday, July 4, was airport-security strict, allowing only 150 people inside. Guests circulating under the Art Deco–style lanterns strung around a large pool included Real Housewife Kelly Bensimon, clad in a white, floor-length dress; actors Parker Bagley and Nick Stahl (of The Terminator); editor Read More
Last night, jet-setting guests stood in the southwest corner of Bryant Park to celebrate the launch of the South West Porch, a new spot for hanging around and drinking and snacking, sponsored by South West airlines. Manhattans and ginger margaritas were served against a backdop of pedestrians and park-goers, waiting for Gold Digger, the Monday Read More