The majority of New Yorkers rejoiced in last week’s burst of balmy weather. Flowers seemed to bloom as city dwellers shed layers of clothing, and Shindigger was kept as busy as a bee with an overloaded printemps social schedule.
Last Monday night, for example, in a three-hour span, we buzzed from cocktails at New York Read More
The Lease Beat
Fancy French fashion powerhouse Perrin Paris will be launching its first flagship New York City store at the Carlyle Hotel, The Commercial Observer has learned.
The century-old, family-run luxury leather goods company–founded in 1893, to be exact–will rub elbows with fellow swanky retailers Vera Wang, Stubbs & Wootton and Yves Delorme Linens at the 987 Madison Avenue hotel.
In her wedding chest, every little girl keeps cutouts of their perfect bridal dress. There’s the one that makes the statement “Classy but subtle,” the one that makes you feel like a princess, and then finally, the one that tells the world, “Don’t throw out your gift receipts just yet.”
So when we heard couture nuptial designer Vera Wang was still working on a line of affordable wedding dresses that were based on her gowns worn by Kim Kardashian on her highly-publicized special day, the little girl inside of us got all giddy. We had already mentally bought all our bridesmaids dresses over at D-A-S-H, so this would just be perfect.
With Fashion Week only a few days away, a flood of big-name designers are relocating from their long-time midtown home. Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Alice + Olivia have all announced plans to leave the Garment District in the past month, according to DNAinfo. The news comes as a further blow to the languishing Garment District, which the city has been trying to rezone for years in fits and starts.
Rat Dress Up
The New York City District Council of Carpenters is not looking to rain on anyone’s wedding day, only to alert shoppers and business people of the off-white contracting and construction practices of the Vera Wang Group at their 15 East 26th Street office building.
Eddie McWilliams, council representative of the Organizer and Director of NYC Read More
For some, the news broke on Sunday night via fashion gadfly Derek Blasberg’s Twitter feed: “Film publicist Peggy Seigel [sic] just barged into Vera Wang’s living room to announce bin Laden is dead.” This was some time after Mr. Blasberg was raving to The Transom about the YSL shoes that designer Stefano Pilati once gave Read More
City Island, a comedy set in the quaint, Bronx fishing village is about a family who can’t seem to tell each other the truth. Vince Rizzo (Andy García) is a corrections officer and a father of two (three, if you count his long-lost, ex-con son, played by Steven Strait) who secretly runs off to acting Read More
Fashion Week starts in a month, and the powers that be have just released a schedule. BCBG Max Azria kicks things off on February 11th, Tommy Hilfiger closes on the 18th, and in between, Ralph Lauren has no fewer than three showings, all downtown at Skylight Studios. Fashionista is excited to Read More
On the night of Monday, Nov. 16, at the sixth annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards to support emerging designers, Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour stood at the entrance to the back room of Skylight Studios, greeting guests and nominees. Like any good host, she wore a welcoming smile.
“Hi, Thakoon!” she said warmly Read More
The island of Capri—which takes up only 4 square miles of the planet—has given us the Capri pants, the Capresi salad, the rocky passageways of Faraglione, the Villa Malaparte, Somerset Maugham’s The Lotus Eater and now Town and Country editor Pamela Fiori’s book In the Spirit of Capri, filled with history and images of Capri Read More