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
If you’re a fan of talk shows where famous people talk to other famous people so that the second famous person can promote their latest whatever, then you might have noticed an odd trend: First Lady Michelle Obama has been making the rounds lately: first on Ellen, then Jay Leno, and now Jimmy Fallon, all in an effort to raise awareness for the Let’s Move! health initiative. Or is it?
When Vogue invited Michelle Obama to do a cover story in early 2009, reactions from her staff illustrated the constant role of racial politics in the first lady’s decision-making process, according to Jodi Kantor’s new book, The Obamas.
Brackets and ennui
Despite what our neighbors might be screaming about next door, the US Open isn’t the Superbowl.Tennis, for all its excitement, is not our national past time– still baseball, with a tie for second between hoarding and waiting for an early onset diabetes– and it fails to arouse the fierce patriotic pride. At least at the Read More
Last weekend in the Bronx, Derek Jeter made Yankee history by becoming the first player in the franchise to reach 3,000 hits. His dramatic homer deep into left field in the third inning of Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays thrilled fans—especially Christian Lopez, who caught Read More
Kate Betts has experienced her share of ups and downs during her years in the fashion world–and honey, we don’t mean hemlines.
After beginning her career as a hard-charging reporter in WWD‘s Paris bureau and rising to the rank of bureau chief, she was hired by Anna Wintour at Vogue, where she served as fashion Read More
America’s most well-known smoker has kicked the habit. In a press conference earlier today, Michelle Obama told reporters that her husband has not lit up in “almost a year,” and that he has no current plans to smoke in the near future. This is breaking news.
For more on the matter, let’s check Read More
New York politicos have been lining up to fight Walmart for months now, as the national retailer attempts its third incursion into the city. Yet they may have just met their match in the first lady.
Michelle Obama has made combating childhood obesity a signature part of her agenda while at the White Read More
As the big day draws near, the world awaits with bated breath the union between Prince William and his stunning, shiny-haired bride-to-be Kate Middleton. April 29, you cannot come soon enough.
Naturally, for an event as grand and important as this, it’s a matter of national urgency that President Obama, leader of the free world, Read More
ROUND 'EM UP
- The Michelle Obama fashion marketing effect: more intense than we knew.
- Guest of a Guest gives Patti Stanger a primer on why her approach to setting up women in New York is all wrong. We agree with GofaG–our dates picking out our clothes is just…not necessary.
- Eliot Spitzer: if Read More