Fashion Week Observed
It’s been several years since Whitney Port spun-off from MTV’s The Hills for her own show about living in New York and trying to make it as a fashion designer. Perhaps she sensed a sinking ship in Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, Ms. Port chose to attach herself instead first to Lauren Conrad and Teen Vogue, and then People’s Revolution and Kelly Cutrone and socialite-in-training Olivia Palermo.
It was the right call, as evidenced by the fact that The Speidi zeitgeist couldn’t get photographed even if they wanted to these days, while Ms. Port has actually succeeded in transforming herself from reality show star to an IRL designer.
Although Gen Art’s 15th Anniversary benefit on the spacious 11th floor of 7 West 34th Street was admittedly thrown as a last-ditch effort to save the floundering organization, the mood was hardly desperate!
First to arrive was lovely New Zealand native Rebecca Taylor, with father in tow. The designer was wearing Read More
Ashley Dupre showed up at Yigal Azrouel this morning and no one at the show seemed to notice. [WWD]
Two of Anna Wintour‘s three assistants are leaving and the magazine is searching for replacements. [The Cut]
While Whitney Port may act like she works at DVF, numerous Read More
After meeting a bunch of girls at Britney Spears‘s birthday party, the romantic Jeremy Piven sent a mass text message to all of them reading "Come to my room—whoever responds first gets me for the night." The lucky first responder was 23-year-old Ashley Chontos, who has been nursing the actor through his mercury poisoning and Read More
Last night, an already suspicious viewership tuned in to MTV’s latest spinoff-of-a-spinoff, The City, a chronicle of robotic LA-transplant Whitney Port‘s wan adventures as a Diane von Furstenburg "employee" in Manhattan. Along for the ride are "co-worker" and grasping socialite Olivia Palermo, who has apparently decided to trade in the crumbs of her Upper East Read More
The City star Whitney Port is "hardly ever in" the Diane von Furstenberg office (where she supposedly works). Meanwhile the actual employees have trouble getting things done because of the MTV presence. [P6]
It seems that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s Valentine’s Day gift to each other will be a divorce. Read More
As you may know by now, MTV’s third-generation Laguna Beach spinoff The City, starring laconic Hills character Whitney Port, premieres on December 29. The reality show will track Ms. Port’s relocation from Los Angeles to New York, where her superior fashion sense and interpersonal skills have landed her a job with Diane von Furstenburg. The producers–perhaps Read More
The boys of Proenza Schouler are launching their first bag collection in December, named PS1 after the New York City public school system. [Vogue UK]
H&M has teamed with up with Matthew Williamson for its latest designer collection, which will arrive in stores in April. [WWD]
Alice Read More
In this town, you no longer have to be a celebrity or a reality TV star to have cameras trailing you around and shouting at you to "look over here!" If you’ve always wanted to be like an Olsen twin, ducking from cameras and shielding your face with your giant Starbucks cup, now you can Read More
A preview of Whitney Port‘s new Hills spin-off reality show, The City, was shown on MTV last night. For the past few months Ms. Port has been working in the PR department at Diane von Furstenberg and has befriended socialite (and professional frenemy) Olivia Palermo.
Ms. Port is shown spending time with an Read More