Amidst the chicest clubs and restaurants of New York City’s Meatpacking District sits the bright pink home of an even bigger trend. Blow, situated at 342 West 14th Street, is just one of the many essential blow-out stops getting penciled into the overflowing schedules of Gotham’s hippest women. Blow-dry bars are taking the wash, cut, color and style hair-salon cycle to a one-stop, celeb-worthy style service.
“In New York City, there is always an occasion for a blowout,” Diana Pratasiewicz, a manager at Blow, says above the roar of blow driers and quaint music. “Whether it’s an important meeting, or you’re not feeling so great and you just want to give yourself an instant makeover, or it’s an event with the girls.” Put simply, there’s never a not good time for a blowout, except possibly when you’ve just had one.
It’s the trend that won’t stop giving: Stylist and “fashion” “icon” Rachel Zoe is turning her reality television show chops toward a new project … a New York blow-dry bar. (Not to be confused with the already existing Blow or DryBars in the city.)
While the Met was swarmed by A-listers Monday night, we only heard news about Beyonce‘s dress this morning. Upstaged by the attendance of Tim Tebow, these celebrities dispersed to three locations the Met in order to fully dance away the pain: the Ukrainian Institute of America, the Boom Boom Room, and Crown all hosted parties that were hit up by roaming models, actors, and musicians.
Last Saturday, the Cinema Society headed to the Hamptons to host the premiere of “Homeland,” a new Showtime series starring Claire Danes. The event attracted celebrities and socialites including Rachel Zoe, Russell Simmons, Debbie Bancroft, Minnie Mortimer, and Kiefer Sutherland. In addition to Ms. Danes, “Homeland” co-stars Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin were also in Read More
The tabs are reporting that Rachel Zoe is pregnant though still no confirmation from the size 00 stylist. [US Weekly]
Changes at the new Lucky magazine led by Brandon Holley: Alexis Bryan Morgan has been named executive fashion editor; Gilt’s Stephanie Trong is now deputy editor; and Harper’s Bazaar contributing features editor Read More
Having seen an episode or two of The Rachel Zoe Project in our day, we were pretty sure we had Ms. Zoe figured out: her Fashion Week is all running around, no time to sleep, no time for her lovely husband Rodger. But at Prabal Gurung today, all our conceptions were turned upside down! For Read More
When the Transom signed up to the Zoe Report, the newsletter by stylist Rachel Zoe that began distribution last week, we received a prompt email from Ms. Zoe herself!
“Starting tomorrow, you will receive The Zoe Report, a daily email featuring my current obsessions in the ever-evolving worlds of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle,” she Read More
“I keep being surprised by how beautiful it is out here,” the actress Edie Falco said as she cooled off inside of the air-conditioned VIP tent at “Super Saturday,” the Brobdingnagian benefit in Water Mill benefitting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund on Saturday, August 1. “I can’t believe I grew up in a place that Read More
Blake Lively, the tall, shapely, 21-year-old actress, wore a white, backless Roberto Cavalli dress to the opening of the Swarovski Crystallized store last week; a neon-pink strapless Michael Kors dress to the CFDA awards; and a fitted turtleneck dress to the Ralph Lauren show in February. These, everyone agreed, were good choices.
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Open less than two months in the former PM space at 50 Gansevoort, the nightclub Griffin is welcoming famous people!
Actress Rachel McAdams has stopped in (without Josh Lucas), and so has Leo DiCaprio, also notably solo. Stylist Rachel Zoe and actress Kate Hudson were spotted sipping Champagne, a blur of Read More