Since 1995, Frederic Fekkai hair-care products—PrX Reparatives Shampoo: 16 oz. for $49; Ageless Overnight Hair Repair: 3.4 oz for $195—have graced the glass shelves of custom-tiled Upper East Side steam showers. Mr. Fekkai, the eponymous brand’s founder, also got his New York start in that neighborhood, when in 1989, Bergdorf Goodman invited him to open an on-site salon in their Fifth Avenue flagship. (Mr. Fekkai is now the proprietor of the world’s largest salon, the Frederic Fekkai salon, also on Fifth Avenue.)
But has the French-born stylist’s romance with the area gone sour? Well, according to city records, Mr. Fekkai has just sold his three-bedroom co-op at 829 Park Avenue for just under $3 million. For the sake of the Real Housewives, we hope he does not plan to go far.
Monday: The O.C.
With the decade drawing to a close this week, isn’t it about time we give the proper respect to Josh Schwartz and The O.C.? The best teen series of the aughts lasted only four seasons (and one of those seasons was unwatchable), but it made a huge mark on popular culture. Read More
The Beautiful Life, Mischa Barton’s swiftly canceled come-back vehicle, has been revived. On YouTube.
Producer Ashton Kutcher tells Reuters, “What we feel like we’re doing is creating, in some ways, an industry first…. A show that couldn’t find its legs on television, we believe can find its legs on the Read More
“I’m glad I finally have a reason to be here,” Mischa Barton told The Observer earlier this month. She had just returned to her native city to film The Beautiful Life, a would-be comeback series for the beleagured actress. “New York is where my friends are. I think that even if the show Read More
Mischa Barton appeared from behind the blue door, labeled “M. Barton,” wearing a leather jacket covered in studs, a gray sweatshirt with the hood pulled over her freshly styled hair, leather boots (also covered in studs) and dark makeup around her eyes. This was last week, at Steinway studios in Astoria, Queens, where the actress Read More
If there is a silver lining to be found in the end of the summertime—not counting the ever-increasing likelihood that we’ll all get the swine flu—it’s that we are on the precipice of the fall television season. Thank goodness. In an effort to get you and your DVR prepared, here’s The Observer’s fall Read More
You have to give CBS credit: As a network, they consistently avoid taking chances, instead relying on well-worn formulas and solid branding to create successful shows. So it wasn’t very surprising to find that the fall schedule unveiled at their upfront presentation yesterday was decidedly pedestrian. The big moves—How I Met Your Mother Read More
While it’s certainly not on the level of George Clooney going back to ER for the last time—about Mr. Clooney, he’s so comfortable playing Dr. Doug Ross that he can do it in his sleep, which he literally did during his cameo appearance—it looks like Mischa Barton is returning to a television near Read More
Actress Blake Lively reportedly refuses to wear anything but a size zero on the set of Gossip Girl, so the costume department is forced to cut the tags from larger-sized garments. [FWD]
Manhattan women’s retailer Searle, known for its accessories and ready-to-wear clothing, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. [Read More
Though Mary-Kate Olsen finds the recession "sad," she’s really enjoying the sales. [P6]
Samantha Ronson gets paid a lot more for her DJ’ing gigs now that she comes equipped with Lindsay Lohan. [Gatecrasher]
Scott Sartiano‘s 1Oak and Butter are remaining recession un-friendly, for now. [Fifth item, Read More