Vogue-ing with the CFDA at J.Crew


Eddie Borgo, Billy Reid, Anna Wintour and Prabal Gurung Eddie Borgo, Billy Reid, Anna Wintour and Prabal Gurung
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(NEW YORK) A slice of Alabama landed on lower Fifth Aveunue last evening, in honor of the 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award winner Billy Reid, at a fête thrown by J.Crew, Vogue and the CFDA. On the third floor Mens Shop at J.Crew’s Flatiron store, a top-notch coterie of chic mingled, including Anna Wintour, Kate Lanphear, Lynn Yaeger, co-host Steven Kolb and a bounty of beauties like Coco Rocha, Joan Smalls and Elettra Weidemann. As plentiful spiked iced tea in Mason jars for the party people and a virgin basil lemonade made the rounds, a dizzying array of designers chattered away in every nook of the menswear-filled space, including Patrik Ervell, Christian Cota, Lisa Salzer, Maria Consejo, Monique Pean, Jeffery Costello avec Robert Tagliapietra and the Proenza pair of Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.

After J.Crew’s collab with Reid on a menswear capsule collection, the next meeting of the minds with the affable Southern designer might be… musical? “Maybe I could take guitar lessons from him—that would be interesting!” said J.Crew menswear designer Frank Muytjens, who slipped on a pair of pristine white lace-ups as a nod to Reid. His chic counterpart for the brand’s womenswear design, Marissa Webb, and J.Crew head honcho Mickey Drexler were also on hand to toast the latest crop of designers.

“I’m doing resort for the first time and I’m loving it. The collection is really fleshed-out and tightly edited,” said Prabal Gurung. As for a muse for his debut foray into menswear, Gurung kept mum. “When it’s revealed to the world, you’ll know. That’s all I can say!” Also staying mysterious about his future designs was fellow CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up Eddie Borgo. “Objects that symbolize subculture will definitely keep popping up in my work,” explained Borgo, donning his signature chapeau. “I think a combination of subcultures is really what makes a city beat.”

Musings on style in the urban jungle of Gotham abounded, though the rich nibbles of pecan pie and bacon-topped maple cakes lent a decidedly southern spirit to the mix. “The wonderful thing about New York fashion right now is that you don’t actually know who’s going to come through and be the next big talent,” remarked Mark Holgate, Vogue‘s fashion news director and one of the event’s co-hosts. “Ten years ago, you might have felt that way about London.” As Holgate lauded the accomplished posse of CFDA winners on the premises, he pondered what he would whip up if he were among the CFDA design flock. “I haven’t been quite able to get used to the ferocity of the New York rain, even as a Brit,” said Holgate. “So I’d be designing really good raincoats.”

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Vogue Magazine- “Changes In Positions”


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(NEW YORK) Chloe Malle, formerly freelance writer for the Times‘ Style section, has been named social editor at Vogue.

Selby Drummond, formerly arts contributor for The Huffington Post, has been named accessories editor at Vogue.

Yolanda Edwards, co-founder of Momfilter.com, has been named editor at large at Martha Stewart Living.

Annika McVeigh, formerly vice president of PR at Prada USA, has been named worldwide director of PR at Celine.

Shoshanna Fischhoff, formerly accessories editor at Women’s Wear Daily, has been named fashion director at BaubleBar.com.

Lauren Benet Stephenson, formerly accessories market editor of news for Women’s Wear Daily, has left the publication.

Nykia Spradley, formerly editorial assistant at Real Simple, has been named associate beauty editor at Ladies’ Home Journal.

Steven Kurutz, formerly staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has been named staff reporter at The New York Times.

Sadie Stein, formerly contributing editor for Jezebel, has been named contributing editor of The Paris Review.

John Boland, formerly associate publisher at Food Network Magazine, has left the publication.

Billy Norwich, formerly special correspondent at Town & Country, has left the publication.

Chris Schmicker, formerly editorial assistant at Town & Country, has been named web editor at TastingTable.com.

Sarah Douglas, formerly staff writer at Art+Auction, has been named culture editor at The New York Observer.

Dylan Peckenpaugh, formerly PR coordinator of Dior Homme at Christian Dior, has been named public relations manager of menswear at Burberry.

Sara Powell, formally account coordinator at Wetherly Fashion Group, has been promoted to junior account executive at the company.

Fernando Romero, formerly national sales director of InStyle.com, has been named managing director of national partnerships at Gilt City.

Leslie Johnsen, formerly public relations director at Karla Otto, has been named marketing director at the company.

Delilah Rabina, formerly account assistant at Bollare Communications, has been named account coordinator at the company.

Farris Green, formerly account coordinator at Bollare Communications, has been named account manager at the company.

Kallyn Woodward has been named assistant to the chief executive officer and president at Fingerprint Communications.

Jennifer Castaneda, formerly at Full Picture, has been named junior account executive in the fashion, accessories & beauty division at Fingerprint Communications.

Alex Carey has been named assistant in the hospitality division at Fingerprint Communications.

Samara D’Auria, formerly a freelancer, has been named salesroom short-lead specialist at H&M.

Jaclyn Smith has been named director of sales and marketing at Jamie Wolf jewelry.

Mallory Liebhaber, formerly account executive at Dark PR, has left the company.

Brandlink Communications announces its representation of Gilt City Los Angeles.

Dell et Ruhs Public Relations announces its representation of Covet.

D’Orazio & Associates announces its representation of Anthony Franco.

Fingerprint Communications’ real estate division announces its representation of Santa Monica Place and The Market.

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Audrina Patridge “Talks Shopping”

What’s Hot?

Shopping and browsing is one of my all time favorite things to do. One of the best things about it is finding a good deal! Here are some of the hottest items with best discounts. Check back often – this section changes constantly!

Product – BV2811 by Biviel
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Cozy & Glamorous!

With all this cold weather we’ve been having, one of my simple pleasures is to cozy up with a hot cup of green tea and a thick oversized sweater. I especially love this embellished cardigan from Forever 21. It has the best of both worlds – a fashion forward look and a comfortable and confident. Dress down and go around town doing errands or glam it up with a tight leather mini, a cute belt and some crazy heels. This is a versatile sweater that you can totally it your own.

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Audrina Patridge; Get Her Look!

A lot of you asked me where you can buy certain items you’ve seen me wear. This is the place to find exacltly what I was wearing, and where to get it! For some items, I will also provide the affordable alternative!


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Rachel Zoe; Spring In Your Step

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Hold the phone! The Charles David spring collection just hit stores and I am kind of freaking out. With a full selection of to-die-for accessories, including shoes, handbags and more, it is just what you need to update your closet for the new season. Are you ready to see for yourself?Zoe Reporters, consider this your official invitation to shop! As a reader of TZR, you have the exclusive chance to get your hands on all of Charles David’s a-mah-zing spring offerings from Thursday, April 28th – Sunday, May 1st. Ba-na-nas! Beyond that, you will receive a special offer for 25% off on all new full-priced shoes and handbag styles. Make sure to check out a few of my fave styles like Karel—the perfect sky high wedge—and Turmoil—an insane mix of suede and animal print! What are you waiting for? Click-clack your heels on over, mention the code TZR25 and shop til you drop! xoRZ

Availability: Visit your closest Charles David boutique between Thursday, April 28th and Sunday, May 1st and receive 25% off on all new shoes and bags. Can’t make it to a store? TZR25 applies to phone orders too! Mah-jor.

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Nicolas Cage arrested for domestic abuse

By: Olivia Allin

Nicolas Care was arrested in New Orleans early Saturday morning for domestic abuse, OnTheRedCarpet.com has confirmed Official records state that the actor was arrested for one count of domestic abuse battery and one count of disturbing the peace at 6:33 a.m. and is still in custody as of 12 p.m. ET.

Cage has been married to his third wife Alice Kim for almost seven years. They have one son together, 5 year old Kal-El, who was named after Superman’s birth name.

Cage’s most recent movies, “Season of the Witch” and “Drive Angry 3D” flopped at the box office. Cage won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 1995 movie, “Leaving Las Vegas.”

The actor’s rep had no immediate comment on the report.

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Michelle Williams and Spike Jonze romance back on?

By: Kristina Lopez

Michelle Williams might be rekindling a romance with her old flame, director Spike Jonze according a report by the Daily Mail.

Jonze, who dated Williams from 2008 to 2009, reportedly asked Williams out to the final show of LCD Sound System in New York City earlier this month. Though neither Williams nor Jonze have confirmed the reports, the Daily Mail cites a source who says that the two are taking things slowly.

“‘They are making a tentative go of their relationship again but Michelle is nervous. Spike broke her heart the first time around,” the source tell the UK news outlet.

Williams commented on her romance with Jonze back in an October 2009 issue of Vogue magazine.

“The timing was impossible,” she said about her relationship with Jonze, which occurred after the death of her fiancé Heath Ledger. “I thought falling in love again was the only thing that was going to save me from the pain. This erroneous idea: It just makes things more complicated.”

Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment in 2008, months after he and Williams broke up after a three-year relationship and after he filmed his chilling role as the Joker in the Batman film “The Dark Knight”. He died of an accidental overdose of prescription medication.

She and Ledger starred together in the 2005 movie “Brokeback Mountain”, which earned her an Oscar nomination. Williams said they fell in love on the set.

Williams said during an interview with “Nightline” in 2010 that she is “sad to be moving further and further away” from the death of Heath Ledger, her ex-boyfriend and father of 5-year-old daughter Matilda.

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Celebs-Fashion Faux Pas Or Fabulous

Heidi Klum, Fashion Faux Pas or Fabulous

“Project Runway” hostess Heidi Klum is gorgeous and can get away with wearing just about anything … except for this. The belted Michael Kors jumpsuit she wore to the 16th annual Los Angeles Antiques Show was baggy, way too long, and appeared to be choking her!

Kim Kardashian, Fashion Faux Pas or Fabulous?

Another celeb spotted sporting one of this season’s unfortunate trends was reality star Kim Kardashian, who was seen shopping in West Hollywood, California, in this unflattering Catherine Malandrino mess.
What do our readers think about Heidi Klum and Kim K’s ensembles?
Check out your favorite celebs and you decide if you think their outfits are a faux pas or if they are fab.
Kim’s younger sister, Khloe Kardashian, delivered her own fashion faux pas this week when she arrived at a Redbook soiree in a silly, stewardess-inspired ensemble, complete with bow tie and big hair.
Kim’s younger sister, Khloe Kardashian, delivered her own fashion faux pas this week when she arrived at a Redbook soiree in a silly, stewardess-inspired ensemble, complete with bow tie and big hair.
Meanwhile, at a “Gotti: Three Generations” press conference in NYC, Victoria Gotti and her unruly hair extensions posed for a picture with Lindsay Lohan and her equally-ridiculous hair extensions. Will you head to the theater to see Lindsay portray a young Victoria when the mob movie opens in 2012?
Hayden Panettiere, Fashion Faux Pas

It was a Surfrider Foundation fete, so we’ll cut her some slack, but “Scream 4” star Hayden Panettiere should ditch those Daisy Dukes and invest in a cuter pair of shorts.

“90210’s” Jessica Lowndes made the mistake of donning this lacy, lingerie-esque look while out and about in London.
Heidi Montag, Fashion Faux Pas

Heidi Montag … ’nuff said.Follow What Were They Thinking?! creator, Matt Whitfield, on Twitter!

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Naked Models-Tom Ford’s New Ads; Kimora’s Fragrance And More..


  • Of Course There Are Naked Models in Tom Ford’s New Ads; Gaga’s Grammy Nail Polish Is Available

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 Tom Ford recently launched bath products in his popular Neroli Portofino scent. Fashionologie got their hands on the ad campaign (via Createthe Group’s Tumblr), which features a wet, slippery couple frolicking in the shower.

• Kimora Lee Simmons has a new fragrance out, called “Baby Phat LOVE ME.” [Ok]

64226605Only in this week’s all new issue of OK! — on sale everywhere Thursday — can you get the latest scoop from mega-mogul and perfumista, Kimora Lee Simmons! She reveals her latest fragrance and how to make the most of yours in a chat with OK!.


With six fragrances under her belt, Kimora knows a thing or two about smelling fabulous. “I don’t have a perfume because I’m a singer or actress. I’ve always done this,” she tells OK!.

But Kimora’s roles have expanded through the years — from model to designer, author, producer, reality star and mom. Her newest scent, Baby Phat LOVE ME, is more sophisticated — inspired by the evolving lifestyle of her fans.


“My audience has grown up with me. She still has fun and looks fabulous, but she’s got a career. She might have kids,” she explains. And what better time to celebrate growth than spring?

“LOVE ME is colorful, fun, iconic of springtime,” she says of the floral scent that also has fruity, sandalwood, jasmine and vanilla notes


Kimora’s Fragrance Tips:

• Fragrance will linger on fabric longer than on skin, so spritz some on your clothes.
• Layer with scented body wash and lotion. You don’t need to double up on the exact fragrance, just one of the notes, like vanilla.
• There’s no perfect scent for attracting a man. They just want you to smell good, period.

• François Nars is releasing a book this May. Titled Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself, it’s a photo-heavy and illustrated guide to makeup tips and transformations.

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Khloe Kardashian And Lamar Odom’s Premiere

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 You’re going to be getting a much more in depth look at  Lamar’s life,  Rob’s, Malika’s and Lamar’s best friend Jamie as well as mine. This s ason is going to bring a lot of laughs, a lot of love, and of course, a lot of drama, said by Khloe  Kardashian of her new show which premiered April 10,2011.

So what do you think about the new show?  We at Fashion Zing Believe that indeed it will be one of the great new shows out this season. Khloe and Lamar have this amazing chemistry together and to bring her brother into the mix to live with them is just hilarious. It will be pretty interesting to see how this power couple  hold up under family life and pressures of the real world.

 Khloe is right, the show brings  more of a masculine energy in comparison to”Keeping Up With The Khardashians.” We really like the change and think it will be as popular, if not more popular. It was a great first episode, just sorry to hear about Odom’s father being more of a money hungry man than a dad who wants to be there for his son. We like how they keep it real. The show is about real life, not scripted T.V.

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Gretchen Rossi’s Relationships “A Tangled Web”

Warning May Contain Strong Language To Some People!!!! 


Watching R.H.O.C. or O.C. as it has been called really had us asking more questions about Gretchen Rossi’s relationships. What was the real story behind Gretchen Rossi’s past and who were the other husbands beside Jeff that she had married. What we found was a lot of people s opinions claiming to be on Gretchen’s side and claims to be on Laurie’s side, Slade’s ex whom Slade was supposedly dating on a previous House Wifes Show, claims to be against Jeff whom has died, and claims to be on the side of Gretchen Rossi’s other ex Chris Rossi. Some how Tamra’s husband at the time was involved supposabley. It is one tangled web of lies, hurt, and deceit. So what is really true? It is impossible to really know, but I will let you decide for yourselves and give you excerpts of information we have found. Let us know what you think and please fill us in on what you have heard so far by leaving us comments. We would love to hear  from you!

Here is information we have found so far and remember this information dates from November 30, 2008-January 7th 2009. Let’s take a look and help us fill in the missing pieces since then.

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November 30, 2008 10:38 PM
Anonymous said…
Same Chris Rossi that slept with Chris Q’s wife??? Then went golfing with him the next day??? And swore a month later to Chris Q that he didn’t? Then Stacy decides to tell her husband the truth and Chris Rossi has to beg for his life… So after your done hiding your sister make sure your wife is close…..
November 30, 2008 10:55 PM
Anonymous said…
Gretchen broke up with the car salesman a couple of months back for a while. He started calling half the county. The car salesman said Gretchen’s story of a romance and engagement to Jeffrey was FAKE. Her real single swinging party-girl story did not fit the niche BRAVO was looking for, so she made up a better tear-jerker story to get on TV and convinced Jeff to go along with it. Jeff was only a friend and paying Gretchen to give him injections and take care of him. At least that’s the gobbledygook she fed the boyfriend. Who’s the liar?
Read Jeana’s blog. She said Gretchen would be better suited for SCRIPTED television. HMM, smart girl, that Jeana.


November 30, 2008 11:14 PM
Anonymous said…
Gretchen would not be good for any television. her fifteen are ticking.
November 30, 2008 11:20 PM
Anonymous said…
I just looked at Jeana’s blog and read Slade’s while I was there.
Slade said “We ended up inviting my girlfriend Gretchen Rossi up to L.A. and take part in the video.” He was speaking of Jo’s video. Someone was posting somewhere else that Gretchen and Slade were an item.
Not Really Anonymous….
December 1, 2008 12:01 AM
Anonymous said…
Wow…all the anonymous posts…I’ll jump right in. There are some angry ex’s and family members here! Come out and say who you are. You can join many other family members of R.H.O.C. cast members who want to get the truth out about people on the show that are portraying complete lies and are as vile and disgusting as your little Gretchen.
I hope you sympathize with the ex’s of George and Lauri Peterson and all that they have been through and the blatant fabrications shown on TV.
Pizza Girl is interesting considering when the families of George and Lauri’s ex’s wanted to share the nightmares they were going through, she wants to silence them. However, because she is a Tamra behind kisser/wannabe, she relishes in this the truth about Gretchen. VERY hypocritical.
I say go for it. You as family members have every right to tell your side of the story and balance out the facade that is being shown on the TV., but don’t lambast other family members of the other cast members when they do the same!
I’ll take mine with double cheese….
December 1, 2008 12:44 PM
Pizza Girl said…
LOL. I knew someone would eventually try to make this blog all about George and Lauri. I’m not going to chase down that red herring here.
When that car salesman got dumped, he called people who were not housewives to vent on Gretchen. One of those people tipped me off. I checked out his MySpace and saw a boat load of pictures backing up his claim that he was dating Gretchen in the first half of 2008.
Look at these posts on TWOP and in the OC Register that have his angry tire prints all over them. Curious, the negative Gretchen posts from justice stopped the day she became the car saleman’s top MySpace friend. Blackmail perhaps?
Sep 29, 2008 @ 11:22 pm Post#6921
Gretchen Rossi knows what Tamara and Vicki are up to. And you will see it with her “Now, I am the hottest housewife in O.C.” attitude (toward Tamara) which is mentioned several times as well as a “Just because I’m the new girl… Doesn’t mean you get to tell me to shut up!” saying towards Vicki after Vicki pulled her so-called famous line “shut up” towards Gretchen putting Vicki back in her seat in a limo.
Sep 30, 2008 @ 8:51 am Post#6925
Slade Smiley did try to get a spot on season 4 through Gretchen Rossi. Slade is the one who went to bravo through Katie McIntosh to get Gretchen on the show. after getting Gretchen on the show, Slade put it to Gretchen that he and her should date on the show to create controversy. This was per Slade done through the urging of Scott Dunlop. NOW after months of rejection by Gretchen Rossi, Slade is putting his friends on Gretchen. It is my understanding Gretchen has now met and willing to meet Slade’s friends but not Slade due to her friendship with Jo. Gretchen has said this is only for the storyline for Season 5…
Oct 3, 2008 @ 10:28 am Post#6947
Gelusa is Slades’ Girlfriend now. Or at least it was. He is rumored not to be taking her on his trip to San Antonio today for the weekend to attend a wedding. Ooops. sorry need to keep this on topic. He is trying to get Gretchen to go on this trip with him. Lauri is now getting involved and telling Gretchen to STAY AWAY from Slade.
Comment on: O.C.’s ‘Real Housewives’ to appear on ‘Oprah’ at 10/1/2008 11:38 PM
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Part of the time line I’m talking about. While still sharing a home with Christopher Rossi Gretchen is in Indy with Jeff…
Comment on: O.C.’s ‘Real Housewives’ to appear on ‘Oprah’ at 10/1/2008 10:44 PM
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Gretchen I’m learning has been a busy girl. The story for the show that “she has been dating Jeff for 2 years,” but that doesn’t make sense. Gretchen and Chris filed for divorce in July 2007? Gretchen is known to have slept with 2 co-workers in the Real estate industry from 2005 – 2006 Had a relationship with someone with last name Caine from July 2007 to Jan 2008. Then someone with the last name of Photoglou from Jan 2008 till Sept 2008. Even attending the sex and the city party in a Limo with Photoglou in early June with no ring on. They where at one point with all the other Housewives and their husbands. This should be interesting to see how they edit all of this to make sense with the facts that are public record.
Comment on: O.C.’s ‘Real Housewives’ to appear on ‘Oprah’ at 10/1/2008 5:15 PM
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And Gretchen has changed her name on the MySpace page too… now using middle name instead of previous husbands last name of Rossi
Comment on: O.C.’s ‘Real Housewives’ to appear on ‘Oprah’ at 10/1/2008 7:02 AM
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BTW Rchang…. I tend to disagree with you on the “Rossi’s relationship with Beitzel, his illness and his death are expected to be a major part of her story arc on “Housewives.”” comment as in the opening Video (where the girls families are shown) it is Gretchen and her dogs not her and beitzel or his kids….
Comment on: O.C.’s ‘Real Housewives’ to appear on ‘Oprah’ at 9/29/2008 8:37 AM
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I do know that Jake has been filmed for the show. Whether it shows on air or not I do not know. Also he has removed the picture described in this article from his MySpace page. Pretty sure the relationship between Gretchen and Jake is strained.
Comment on: A new ‘Housewife,’ possibly two, to appear in November at 9/25/2008
10:09 AM PDT on OCRegister.com
Gretchen has a thickening storyline… and it’s told to me that Slade is as usual, is having her interviewing new prospects to have her continue on the show next year. This is how it should have read….
December 1, 2008 1:39 PM
Anonymous said…
Pizza Girl is a 50 year old unmarried (dumped twice) woman who lives her dull life through reality TV scum. Pathetic. She is also responsible for additional anonymous posts here. She has multiple screen names and posts multiple times. She tries to take over every board/blog she finds. An unhealthy, sick cry for attention. Take some meds!
December 1, 2008 2:13 PM
Anonymous said…
Is this car salesman Simon Barney, Tamra’s husband? It probably is. It explains why Tamra has such hatred for Gretchen. After all she is younger and prettier and not so splotchy!
December 1, 2008 6:22 PM
Anonymous said…
Why all the hate for Gretchen? Wasn’t Jeff a grown man who was supposedly super intelligent? If he was so smart, why was he married 5 times and why did he let this horrible gold digger get his money? I think people hate on the Gretchens of the world because they hate admitting that some men like really hot women to hang around with and they’re willing to pay for it, if they have the $$$ to afford one.
December 1, 2008 7:24 PM
Anonymous said…
I agree with you. They used each other! Get over it! And wife number 2/5…haven’t you ever heard the saying “fool me once, shame on you…fool me TWICE….????
Sounds again like a bunch of white trash…everyone involved! They all used and screwed each other!
December 1, 2008 11:43 PM
Anonymous said…
Gretchen is hot. I hope she got all she could out of this guy before he croaked! You go girl!!!
 These peeps are just JEALOUS OLD, UGLY HAGS.
Do these words really straighten out anything or do you feel that we are really not getting

anywhere, it’s just him vs. her vs. him vs. her and a lot of very mixed emotions.
 How do you feel about Gretchen Rossi’s past? Does this information give you a jaded picture of her? Do you still feel the same about her?  Do you now feel that she may be a bit of, let’s just say, a really friendly neighbor?  Are you on her side and believe that she is innocent of all the slander? Do you believe that people started fabricating the truth about her out of jealousy? It will be really interesting to see if the truth is ever revealed.

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Bravo Inks a Deal with Annabel Tollman and Decades

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(NEW YORK) On the heels of Bravo’s robust 2011 schedule announcement, the network has followed up with an announcement of eight new series underway, including one scripted show. Of note? Bravo secured a deal with Interview‘s former fashion director, Annabel Tollman. The Annabel Tollman Project, whose title is subject to change, will follow the fashion director cum celebrity stylist in a behind-the-scenes look at her star-studded career dressing celebs like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Scarlett Johannson, and Mariah Carey. If you still need your tapis rouge fix, tune in to watch the still-untitled project featuring Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos, the wunderkinds behind the premiere modern and vintage hub Decades and decadestwo. The duo will usher cameras into couture-clad closets as they pry designer gowns from their A-list Beverly Hills clientele.

Completing the lineup: The Wedding Planner, Women of Wall Street, and The Kristoffer Winters Project along with Face Down, a show about an eccentric big-city make-up artist, Gallery Girls, a docu-series trailing six twentysomethings working in the hautest New York City art galleries, and Jason of Beverly Hills, another docu-series following the Beverly Hills top joaillier, Jason Arasheben. “Our upcoming development slate builds on Bravo’s commitment to develop a wide variety of programming that reflects the network’s pop culture brand and showcases fascinating personalities who are experts at what they do,” said Eli Lehrer, the vice president of development for Bravo, in a statement. “Whether it’s working in the high-end fashion industry or working on Wall Street, each of these shows portray exciting new characters and offer a glimpse into a world that will resonate with our audience.”
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Crushing on Emmy at Elie!

Emmy Rossum, Elie Tahari... and "the Emmy" Emmy Rossum, Elie Tahari… and “the Emmy”
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Emmy Rossum was gorge and glowing in pleated gold at the debut of her eponymous Elie Tahari bag at the designer’s sleek West Broadway store last evening. The sweet and funny starlet discussed the carryall collab bearing her name and ‘fessed up to her shameless habit. (Spoiler alert: it’s not naughty in the slightest!)

What else would you love to have your name on?
I don’t think hotels are in the future, though that would be interesting. I’m not really a branding kind of a person.

What was the process like to create the Emmy bag?
It took a couple of months from the idea to getting the samples, and then seeing the finished product. I just wanted to make something really usable for real women. So many bags are really big and heavy, and I wanted to design something lightweight that you could travel with that was truly seasonless.

What else would you like to design?
A child someday! Far in the future, I’d love to design a kid. Not too soon, but eventually.

What’s always in your bag?
I have this all-purpose balm, it’s called Grandma Minnie’s The Big Brave Boo-Boo Balm. You can put it anywhere, it’s great. I also take a water bottle from E.A.T. on the Upper East Side that says “keep calm and carry on,” my iPhone and my iPad.

What are you shameless about?
I really suck at losing board games. I’m so competitive. Especially with Monopoly.

Who’s the most shameless fashionista around?
Tilda Swinton;
she’s very cool.

Which iconic designer, past or present, would you want to dine with?

Coco Chanel. We’d eat steak frites.


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Katie Keeps Mum at Lavo

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(NEW YORK) Sometimes the star of the show isn’t feeling particularly starry — or chatty. But who, then, was the belle of the ball at last evening’s soiree for the John Frieda Precision Foam Colour short flick (or lengthy commercial — tomato, to-mah-to) starring Katie Holmes, entitled The Decision?

It definitely wasn’t Holmes, who grinned girlishly in a white blazer and cig skinnies on the red carpet before ducking inside to nibble quietly at a roped-off table on her special-order basket of fragrant truffled fries while the brief b&w film debuted. Elle’s creative director Joe Zee made the introductory remarks for the “modern film noir” starring Holmes, along with a few nervous mentions of next Tuesday’s premiere of Zee’s Sundance Channel series, All On The Line. No need, darling — it’s already TiVo-ed!

Or, perhaps the night’s true attraction was the quartet of Real Housewives from Gotham. After all, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer shivered outdoors in body-con sleeveless frocks the longest for the paps and the press. Goosebumps and gabbing with gusto surely count for something, non?

The venue deserves a mention in and of itself: Lavo, where the clubby, cologne-saturated vibe downstairs apparently wafts into the Italian steakhouse situated above street level. It’s a pity that The New York Times’ dining section dynamo Sam Sifton wasn’t in attendance to provide some addendums to his side-splittingly funny Lavo review from the fall. Of last night’s noshes, the citrusy tuna tartare atop crostini and prosciutto-swaddled asparagus spears were rather tasty. But the Kobe meatball sliders were a more effective accompaniment for the amount of Pinot Grigio being sloshed into Lavo’s enormous goblets. No complaints for a generous pour, though. It was happy hour-timed, after all!

And as Sifton astutely noted, Kelly Bensimon and Tinsley Mortimer were there for the eatery’s debut eve in September and “apparently put some kind of spell on the place, because roughly 70 percent of the women who eat at the restaurant look like one or the other of them.” Well, both Bensimon and Mortimer mingled amid the quilted leather walled banquettes, posed in tandem for a few glossy-locked photos– and were indeed surrounded by myriad ladies who looked like them.

As the applause for The Decision subsided and the din of the fete resumed, one partygoer pondered aloud to a friend, “why is Katie here? If I were her, I’d rather be home with my kid and husband right now.” But the bassline ratcheted louder and the lights dimmed before the why’s and the who’s of the gathering could be pondered any further.



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Designers Pitch In For Japan

Diane von Fürstenberg Diane von Furstenberg

By: Samantha Critchell AP
 New York — Bidding has begun on a vacation at the private home of Diane von Furstenberg in the Bahamas, a style consultation from Rachel Zoe and the chance to have a custom-made Barbie in your likeness.

They are among the experience-oriented auction items offered by the Council of Fashion Designers of America for its Fashion & Friends for Japan charity initiative.

All proceeds raised through the online auction on Charitybuzz.com benefit the Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

Other items offered include:

•A full day with Tory Burch — shopping in her store in the morning, lunch with the designer and nighttime tickets with backstage passes to Jay-Z and Kanye West’s concert.

•A full wardrobe of two labels, Elizabeth and James, and The Row, both designed by the Olsen twins, plus a meet-and-greet with designers Mary-Kate and Ashley.

•A fitting and custom suit from Tom Ford.

•A meeting with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and invitation to attend a magazine photo shoot.

•A trip to Paris, Ralph Lauren-style, including a room at the Bristol hotel, dinner at Lauren’s restaurant, shopping spree at the St. Germain store, and tickets to an exhibit featuring the designer’s vintage car collection.

“The crisis in Japan is something that has affected us all and as a community and industry we felt a responsibility to act,” said CFDA executive director Steven Kolb in a statement. “This initiative hits very close to home as many members of the CFDA community have close business ties and partnerships in Japan and we view this as an extension of the work we accomplished in the ‘Fashion for Haiti’ initiative. The response we have received has been overwhelming and we continue to encourage donations and support.”

Bidding online, at www.charitybuzz.com, closes April 28.Tom Ford - Interview Magazine [United States] (February 2011)

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