Fashion Week Observed
Navigating the realm of fashion publication relations can be a difficult job. For in-house publicists and leading New York PR firms, such as KCD, PR Consulting, Karla Otto, Starworks, Bismarck Phillips and HL Group—fashion week is a marathon: RSVP-management, developing press releases, endless email chains, photography and artistic direction, event and runway production, front-of-house organization, Read More
The Lease Beat
Limited Brands Inc., an apparel company that owns several major retailers including Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works, has reached a deal to add nearly 100,000 square feet of space at 1740 Broadway, a building owned by Vornado.
Limited Brands will take floors 14 through 17 in the expansion and will now occupy about 500,000 square feet in the roughly 700,000 square foot property. The company, formerly known as The Limited, is represented by a team from the real estate services firm CBRE, led by CBRE’s New York area Chief Executive Mary Ann Tighe and executives Eric Deutsch and Ken Meyerson.
The first thing we noticed about the den of Angels was the smell.
Hours before the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the creaky freight elevator in the Lexington Avenue Armory rattled up to the fifth floor. As the doors opened, a sharp tang of beauty-product acid smacked up against us, a collision of perfumes cut with a sweet whiff of lotions, the clouds of hairspray gushing from big bottles and wafting throughout the space. Past two aisles of models in pink gowns, beyond the couch where the most beautiful women in the world sat tonging mounds of salad with silver implements, was Karlie Kloss, a St. Louis native who, at 19 years of age, may be the most important model in the world.
Last week in Paris, Kanye West unleashed his first line of womenswear. It received mixed reviews , with critics harping on the poor fittings and messily dreamed-up designs. Mr. West was unfazed, and defended his choices in an extended rant at Club Silencio, David Lynch’s oddball foray into nightlife locales. “This is my first Read More
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — an enormous, loud and lavish no-holds-barred explosion of sex and skin, wholly and unapologetically resplendent, soaked in excess, overflowing with sequins, feathers, technicolor stripes and oceans of fuchsia-tangerine blast-lighting — took place last night at the 69th Regiment Armory last night.
“Welcome to Club Victoria,” a voice echoed over Read More
Restaurants are notoriously risky investments, especially for a supermodel.
“I cannot come here,” Fernanda Motta told the Daily Transom the other night at Le 55 in the meatpacking district, “because I love Italian food.”
Despite the inherent danger—every carb-laden bite of pasta a potential career-ender for the slender, four-time Sports Illustrated bikini babe—Ms. Motta Read More
British socialite Peaches Geldolf reportedly plans to divorce her Harvard-grad musician husband Max Drummey, with whom she shacked up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn after a quickie Las Vegas wedding. [FWD]
The fashion and retail industries are funneling double the amount of contributions into Barack Obama‘s campaign than they are into John McCain‘s campaign, even Read More
Kanye West was sadly absent from last night’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show—where he was supposed to perform—at the Kodak Theater in L.A. Helping to fill the "College Dropout"’s void was a spectacular occurrence—a Spice Girls reunion. By the looks of this picture on the red carpet, it probably shouldn’t Read More
Brrrr! PETA magnet and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour takes to the tents.
Doesn’t designer Lela Rose, former employer of Barbara Bush, look eerily like a Gore Girl?
Nicole Romano presents a look suitable for Victoria’s Secret “Angels” line.
Silver foxes! Anderson Cooper and Charlie Rose en route Read More
ERICA: I’ve been agonizing over shoes for my wedding. Not the ridiculously priced $400 pair of shoes I’ll likely buy to wear for my ceremony and pictures and then immediately kick off at the reception the moment no one’s looking. It’s the flip flops I plan to put on afterwards that have been keeping me Read More