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Walking into the pink and orange prepster heaven that is the Tory Burch headquarters in Manhattan Thursday night, you might have thought you’d stumbled into a fashion industry insiders’ cabal. In one corner of the room was the meticulously appointed J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. In another, makeup guru Bobbi Brown, charming guests with plain-spoken industry wisdom.
At first glance, Tory Burch and Mindy Kaling may seem like odd bedfellows. But then you look at it from Kaling’s perspective, which is that Burch is a “closeted bling-loving Indian woman… who loves tunics”, and you can’t help but think, “Mindy Kaling, you are awesome. Will you be our new best friend?” Which is exactly what we thought last night, as we rode uptown to Burch’s flagship store on Madison Avenue for Kaling’s book party.
Looks like President Obama is coming back to the city for yet another fashion-forward fundraising dinner. Word has it that Harvey Weinstein (the guy who just gave up his stake in Halston), his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, and Anna Wintour are hosting a few members of the industry elite at the Weinstein’s West Village home next week. And you’ll never guess how much those people are paying for a chance to dine with the president.
Online counterfeiters would do well to heed this cautionary tale: Yesterday, a judge in New York awarded Tory Burch $146 million in damages against a slew of website operators who sold fake Tory Burch Goods.
Today is the day our favorite dapper rapper, Kanye West, turns 34. Happy Birthday, Yeezy!
Last night was the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, a gala event that’s been getting more and more fashionable over the last few years — and we thank Michelle Obama for that. And maybe it’s because we gorged ourselves on beauty during the Royal Wedding, but we weren’t all that impressed with what we saw on the red carpet at this year’s event.
Last night, designer Tory Burch casually mentioned that she was flirting with the idea of starting a men’s during a talk at the French Institute. When she mentioned the idea again this morning on The View, she had some people thinking that it was a planned part of her business.
Tory Burch has been a successful brand from the get-go, but nothing propelled the NYC-based label to fame so much as those incredibly popular logo-buckled flats which, while almost frustratingly ubiquitous, were that way for a reason: they’re cute, comfortable, and go with almost anything. However, for every logo-loving craze, there’s a corresponding backlash — and in this case, some people got a little tired of wearing what could so obviously be identified as the same shoe as everyone else. Not any more!
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a blogger during Fashion Week? Tory Burch collaborated with model-turned-blogger Hanneli Mustaparta to give you a glimpse into a day in her fabulous life via a delightful little film directed by Michael Palmieri. (We only wish our experience was just as glamourous, all slow motion and beautiful lighting and lovely soundtrack.)
Fashion Week has officially taken over our lives, and it looks like it’s taken over the life of our favorite dapper rapper, too. Kanye was spotted around the tents and assorted other fashionable locales this weekend, but there is one place he wasn’t: the Grammys.
Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld aren’t the only fashion peeps who celebrated Thanksgiving this year. And like the common folk, they too tweeted their holiday adventures! Thakoon and Charlotte Ronson ate turkey, while Gaga made a cassarole and Rachel Zoe baked a pie. Tory Burch had a pretty peony-accented table, and Jessica Stam looked forward to Christmas.
Last night’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards had Carnegie Hall bursting with so much girl power, it’s amazing the place didn’t explode. Last night marked the awards’ 20th birthday, and the star-studded event certainly did that milestone justice.
Forbes magazine, originator of the listicle, today released an inventory of the world’s 100 most powerful women. On this list are 25 CEOs, six presidents and four first ladies. And there are exactly three fashion designers: Tory Burch, Vera Wang and Donna Karan. And we’re surprised (and a little offended) there aren’t way more.
Actress Noot Seaar is officially the go-to girl for fashion brands that feel the need to make a short film. Seaar talked to Elle about her newest short, “The Getaway,” filmed by Gordon Harrison Hull for Tory Burch. She’s also stood next to Justin Timberlake in a commercial for Givenchy‘s Play fragrance, and recently appeared in a film called “The Chase” for Diesel Black Gold. Oh, and perhaps you’ve seen her in a little movie only a few people have seen called “Twilight: New Moon.”
Last night, New York City celebrated the 2nd Annual
shopping event street party that is the Vogue and Anna Wintour-organized Fashion’s Night Out. And whether you were out, at home in your pajamas, or indifferent, we spent the night stomping around Manhattan and elbowing our way through the crowds to bring you everything we saw, heard, and, well, ate.
We’re still having some difficulty wrapping our heads around the chaotic organized fabulousness that is Fashion’s Night Out — it’s happening this Friday night! This year the nighttime shopping extravaganza has been ramped up with more stores open and more events to cover, and we’re going to try and see as much of it as we can — without driving ourselves crazy, of course. From Midtown to the West Village, SoHo to the Meatpacking District, here’s where you’ll find us on Fashion’s Night Out.
We’ve been paying extra close attention to Martha Stewart and all her fabulousness since she started interviewing fashion people on her show earlier this summer. So when we found out that on the eve of her television empire’s move to the Hallmark Channel she’d answer a few questions from reporters around the country on a conference call, we cleared our schedules and prepared to dial in.
Ever since Martha Stewart started interviewing fashion people on her show, we’ve been keeping tabs on her work in the industry. We didn’t think it could get much better than her glamorous modeling gig with Chanel, but we might have made that call a little too early.
This week in Ruckpack Watch, our semi-consistent column on all things The Great Backpack Comeback-related, we have two seemingly opposite yet perfectly in tandem forces championing that two-strapped vessel of convenience and comfort.
Last night, Barney’s New York celebrated the launch of fashion writer Derek Blasberg’s new humorous handbook, “Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady.” Fashion’s elite showed up to congratulate their friend and fellow colleague. Attendees included Simon Doonan, Zac Posen, Dennis Basso, Jessica Stam, and Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey — to name a few.