The Eight-Day Week, Sponsored by Lincoln Center
The Eight-Day Week
Fashionistas and shopaholics 21 and up, mark your calendars for the all-day Gilt City Warehouse Sale. You’ll find clothing from designers such as Helmut Lang, Missoni, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Rachel Roy, John Varvatos, Paul Smith, GANT and more. When your heels start hurting, relax with a mini spa treatment from Exhale and snacks from Special K. Car lovers can get a sneak peek at “one-of-a-kind Infiniti Q50s tailored by Thom Browne and Zac Posen.” You’ll also have the chance to drive or ride in an Infiniti vehicle and get 15 percent off your purchase for doing so (you must preregister online to go for a spin).
Love Heals, which benefits The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, is having a very fancy gala honoring Dana Auslander, Richard E. Farley and style siren Mary Alice Stephenson, with honorary celebrity chairs Alan Cumming, Julianna Margulies and Emily Mortimer. The committee is equally chichi: Dini von Mueffling, jeweler Alexis Bittar, Chris Burch, Ann Caruso, Read More
I’ve always been a great lover of fashion. I own a range of ball gowns and multicolor high tops, which can be pressed into duty as day or evening wear. I have at least four pairs of jeans, a few from recognized labels. (Well, someone would probably recognize them.) I even went to Bloomingdale’s last year after watching that Oprah episode and found out my bra size. It turned out I was wearing 36B when I was actually…larger than that. Double-letter larger.
I don’t even own a mirror; that’s how confident I am of my look.
Admittedly, my sense of style is somewhat singular. I’m creative, funky. I pair pieces that the “fashion world,” as it’s called, would label a “Don’t”—but then I’ll wear them for weeks at a time. Who says a $200 black cocktail dress can’t be worn with a lumpy blue grandma sweater, some purple Uggs, and a cape? Who says that maroon doesn’t go with red? People with mirrors, I bet.
On Tuesday, Sept. 14, this reporter received a transatlantic phone call from a Cypriot investor. Harris Stasis was following up on an email alerting The Observer to a squatter’s rights struggle. And while such headaches are no novel nuisance in New York City, this one cited designer Rachel Roy, ex-wife of hip-hop mogul Damon Dash, Read More
Today, in your sizzling-hot paper Transom:
New York’s first lady wears Rachel Roy, joining the illustrious ranks of Olivia Palermo and Tyra Banks.
The art magazine Tar might not live to see its first birthday, despite the best efforts of Al Gore’s and Norman Mailer’s kids.
Clive Owen hobnobs with Emeril Read More
Last week, New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams hosted a ladies’ luncheon at her Upper East Side apartment in honor of New York’s first lady, Michelle Paterson. This was the same luncheon at which Ms. Paterson told Ms. Adams that her husband was “hurt” about the White House wanting to muscle him out of Read More
When Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley arrived at the Chado Ralph Rucci show last Friday, he was, as is typical, dressed to impress. He wore a long white kimono with a stripe across the top.
The air outside was extremely humid–more so inside a tent overfilled by about fifty people.
When the Transom Read More
On Tuesday, Eric Daman, Gossip Girl‘s costume designer, will unveil his creations for Henri Bendel’s windows. Mr. Daman is recreating each of the Gossip Girls using designs from Peter Som, Anna Sui, and Gryphon. [WWD]
Polo Ralph Lauren is venturing into m-commerce, or shopping via mobile phone. [Vogue Read More
In 2000, the Indian-American Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with The Interpreter of Maladies, making her the first South Asian—and, at 33, among the youngest of any ethnicity—to be named in that category. She appeared on The Charlie Rose Show, wearing crimson, her hair gelled back into a chignon.
Ever since then, Read More
How to Get a Table at Graydon Carter’s Restaurant
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter’s new restaurant, the Waverly Inn, supposedly has a secret reservation number. The Transom spent some time asking around town for this number, with not-so-good results. Finally, one Hollywood high-up set us straight.
“There are three ways you can get a table Read More