There’s no doubt that Fashion’s Night Out was a huge social success (just ask our hangovers the next morning). But with all the hype, celebs, and cool parties, it’s been easy to forget the event’s intent—Anna Wintour‘s mission to help save the ailing industry through a night of fashion and spending.
So, did FNO do its job? Conclusive revenue reports from stores and the designers themselves have yet to be revealed, although WWD reports:
ShopperTrak reported Fashion’s Night Out spurred a 3.4 percent nationwide traffic increase in apparel and accessories stores, with nearly a 50 percent rise in Manhattan… “Our traffic data proves Fashion’s Night Out was a very successful event for those retailers in the apparel and accessories segment,’” said Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak.
Yet, throughout the evening, we can’t say we saw anyone buying—the hectic and crowded atmosphere definitely didn’t communicate a purchasing vibe. Keep reading »
Step off, bitches. The man in the halter, polka-dot baby romper and oversized bucket hat is mine. [Thom Browne Spring 2010 show, NYC, 9/13/09] Keep reading »
I’ve told you all about Legendary Rock Star Penises and Actor Wangs, but that’s a pretty big blotch covering Russell Brand’s crotch. Sadly, it’s pricey to see this steamy naked photo we found on a paparazzi site, sans watermark. So, I’m going to take up a collection, Frisky gals. Put me down for 20 smackers! [Los Angeles, 9/14/09]
UPDATE: Sadly, we got a lil’ confused about being able to post watermarked photos (it’s Monday, we’re slow!), so we had to take the pic down. But you can still gaze upon it here. Keep reading »
I guess it’s time for me to give up the dream that Jillian Harris will realize marrying Ed Swiderski is a BIG mistake and run back into the arms of Reid Rosenthal. In light of a million warning signs, “Bachelorette” Jillian is blindly plodding forward with Ed. Yup. She’s moving into his condo this week. [Insert blood-curdling scream here.] In regards to taking this huge step in their relationship, Jillian says, “I can start [having] a real life again. I’m looking forward to some sort of normalcy –- making dinners, waking up early, cleaning house. It’s perfect.” [People]
Jillian … eek! There is a difference between “leap of faith” and “blind faith.” As those of us who have lived together know, living with Ed is not likely to be the “perfect” arrangement she’s expecting. Even all those cute pillows from Pottery Barn won’t change the fact that Ed is either gay or a two-timer. Sigh. We have to let her make her mistakes. But because I have a soft spot for her, I thought the least I could do is give some advice on how to survive the first week living together. Keep reading »
If you’ve ever heard someone’s snicker followed by a mumbled “… yeah like rabbits” and rolled your eyes, well, roll your eyes no more. At first glance this Bunny Sutra Watch looks like another snazzy Swatch watch to add to your collection. Upon investigation, you’ll find that these cute and cuddly bunnies aren’t so innocent – they’re engaging in some rather interesting positions. Trust us: You will definitely know what time it is from now on. The only snag is that after its massive sellout on the Swatch site you may have to do a bit of surfing to find a good deal. Here’s one to get you started. [$190, SwatchAndBeyond.com] Keep reading »
Tori Spelling and supermodel Veronica Webb appear to be watching two different shows from the front row at Christian Siriano this weekend. [NYC, 9/12/09] Keep reading »
Over the weekend, I got an urgent letter from a lady who thinks she might be knocked-up. Here’s what she wrote:
“My boyfriend always pulls out when we’re having sex. He’s usually super reliable, but last night he slipped up and came inside me. I freaked at him, but then this morning I got my period, thank god. So I’m in the clear, right?”
Um, sorry hot stuff, the answer is no. You can get preggers even during your period. I know, it sucks, but that’s why I’m urgently answering your email. Lucky for you, there’s the morning-after pill (aka, Plan B). It’s an over-the-counter miracle! By preventing conception, it stops you from having to answer that existential question: Should I be a mom, right now? Keep reading »