Monthly Archives: January 2009

My Sister’s Keeper

Residents of Alapine, a lesbian community in Alabama, gathered at the home of Ellen Taylor, 75, right, for a potluck dinner, including Emily Greene, 62, left, and Jean Adele, 72, center.Lesbians from the early era of communes and feminism try to stay vital to a new generation.

Shaken & Stirred: Name Your Drink

The Murricane, named for. …The Murricane is named after someone funny, but the drink is downright serious.

Modern Love: My Mr. Right, in the Land of Make-Believe

A woman flies halfway around the world to have a drink with a stranger.

Generation B: Still Doing the Math, but for $100K a Year

Middle-aged teachers are the new masters of the universe, even in this economic climate.

Social Q’s: My Shrink (Gasp!) Has Shrunk

This week, answers to readers’ questions about bringing uninvited guests to a party, close friends with bad breath and other issues.

Carla Bruni Outdresses Everyone at a Classy French Fashion Party

Last night in Paris, Carla Bruni attended her first fashion event since becoming First Lady of France, the Sidaction AIDS benefit. Though she’s shown a penchant for Dior since marrying Sarko, she stepped out in a different French label last night &#8212 Yves Saint Laurent &#8212 sticking to the rich purple hue she so loves. She also looks to have curled her hair a bit, which she rarely bothers with. Diane Kruger, Vanessa Paradis, and Mischa Barton were among the attendees of this über-classy French soirée. Did their outfits measure up to Carla’s? We assess in the slideshow, obnoxious unnecessary use of French kept to an absolute minimum.

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Marc Jacobs Slashes Invitees

Fewer people to attend show.

Petal Power: Floral Looks From Couture

“Lights, flowers, action” might have been the mantra on the Paris spring couture runways.

Kanye West Glows in the Dark

Apparently Rizzoli has a book in the works about Kanye West, tentatively scheduled for an October 2009 release. Kanye West: Glow in the Dark will chronicle Kanye’s journeys around the world as he tours and hits up fashion parties. Photographer Nabil Elderkin also captured him shopping in Asian malls. The book will come with a USB drive of previously unreleased music and will cost $50. A steal, really. The release party might coincide with Paris Fashion Week. So we guess New York Fashion Week isn’t good enough for him. Dash our dreams, why don’t you. [Fashion Week Daily]

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Escada RTW Fall 2009

Inspired by the opera singer Maria Callas, Damiano Biella turned out a fall lineup filled with plenty of dramatic flair.