On one of the last busy evenings of Fashion Week, the suppertime clique that had turned up for the AnOther magazine dinner at the Fat Radish on Orchard was making the trek to the after-party. A breeze had split the night’s air. Most of the gang opted to walk, despite—or due to?—the hash brownies with which many, including The Observer, had topped off the meal.
In the last hours before the Senate passed the agreement to raise the debt ceiling, thus avoiding a crippling loan default, the Transom went to Kenmare—the only hotspot awake at the 3 a.m. dark night of the soul—to talk to a few experts about the potential credit cataclysm.
“We’re not gay,” said a man smoking Read More
Barely halfway into The Shoe, the 20-minute debut film from nightlife curator Andre Saraiva and fellow Frenchman Olivier Zahm, a young man meets a pretty girl in a Paris park scribbling in a notebook and they lock eyes and begin kissing as the music shuts off, the only sounds the clicks of teeth on teeth, Read More
The Wee Hours
Oh, hon, you look so cold,” Megan Ronney told The Observer outside of Kenmare, where she works the notoriously tight door. We offered a quick nod—we were cold, and so were the 10 others forced to brave the wind instead of the endless line of drinks and glamorous patrons that surely lay beneath this Nolita Read More
“I think this is the most incredible day of all week,” Fe Fendi (the very Italian wife of Fendi scion, Alessandro) told The Observer on Friday. A risky conjecture to make on the second day of Fashion Week–but possible, given we were chatting at the FIT Couture Council luncheon honoring fashion’s high priest, Karl Lagerfeld. Read More
Just as Paul Sevigny had promised, his new place with Rose Bar proprietor Nur Kahn called Kenmare is officially opening tonight and Women’s Wear Daily tried to sit down with the owners to learn more about it. Tried because while Mr. Kahn and chef Joey Campanaro (of Little Owl) showed up Read More
Ever since the Beatrice Inn closed last April, every bar that has an attractive clientele, an address below street level and celebrity ties has been compared to the West 12th nightclub and dubbed the “New Bea.” The latest is a place called Janis in the basement of a townhouse at 139 West 10th Street, located Read More
On July 15, the Deitch gallery on Grand Street will host a special fund-raiser for 36-year-old designer Tara Subkoff, who, it was recently reported, has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor that can be fatal if not operated on within two years. Artists and galleries are donating works for auction, with the proceeds going Read More
Restoin-Roitfeld at Reeky Party!
It was a night full of women being flattered by men. Men.Style.Com and Kanye West hosted an event called “The Women of Fashion 2009″ in the courtyard of the Palace Hotel on Madison Avenue.
“I’ve loved fashion since kindergarten, and I just feel privileged that I’ve been able Read More
Tempestuous New York Rangers left-winger Sean Avery won’t be lacing up the skates any time soon, following his team’s anticlimactic exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
But he still knows how to tie one on.
“How do you say ‘cheers’ in the Jewish language?” Read More