Cat Power, she of the haunting vocals and paralyzing stage fright, is back with a new video for the song “Manhattan.” Aside from a newish cropped ‘do, Ms. Power (Chan Marshall) seems like she’s got a new, more positive attitude. And for what it’s worth, those guys dancing in the subway are everywhere and they always seem to find the car I’m in. [MTV]
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As if just being the acclaimed equestrian daughter of a Russian fertilizer magnate wasn’t glamorous enough, 22-year-old Ekaterina Rybolovleva is now the owner of the most expensive apartment in the most expensive city in the world. That’s right — her father, Dmitry Rybolovlev, in a sale that shattered Manhattan’s individual property transaction records, parted with his pocket change of $88 million to snag Ekaterina the swaggiest pad in all of New York City, which will be her “starter home” while she studies in the States. Keep reading »
“La-di-da,” said Diane Keaton in “Annie Hall,” sticking her hands in her menswear trousers and fiddling with her fedora. “La-di-da.”
I was in my early 20s, a naïve actress who had just moved from New York City to Los Angeles to jumpstart my career, the first time I saw the classic, semi-autobiographical movie about the relationship between Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. I watched as Diane/Annie described her Midwestern childhood, met with her analyst, and made out with Woody Allen before moving on to a Hollywood record exec. I rolled my eyes. “Ugh,” I thought. “What’s wrong with this crazy woman? I will never be like her. She’s a men’s tie-wearing ditzy, clumsy, neurotic mess with a series of failed, overwrought relationships. No thank you.” Keep reading »
The Limited was a staple back in the day. First, you craved the bright neons and girly prints from Limited Too, but finally, when you were old enough, your mom would let your wardrobe graduate to The Limited. [I fully remember shopping for a dress there while a new Enya song throbbed in the background. That was a while ago, I guess. -- Editor] Unfortunately, over the years, and with the popularity of stores like Abercrombie & Fitch, that Limited obsession has become, well, limited.
Now, the store has decided it’s time for a comeback. Though Manhattan hasn’t seen a Limited store since 1999, the brand is opening a pop-up shop in Soho on Spring Street in order to try and entice shoppers with their new runway to real way looks. New stores will follow, along with dressing rooms from the next generation–with call buttons for help, an e-bar to exchange a size, and wireless remotes for the bored-to-tears boys. If the clothes that appear in stores stay true to the pictures we’re seeing, then The Limited has won us back. [WWD]
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