Monthly Archives: October 2011

Washington Club Fetes New Cissy Patterson Book

Jean Kennedy Smith, Amanda Smith Hood and Mariella Trager.

Party hostess Vicki Kennedy welcomed guests, saying, “Eat, drink and be merry in the style of Cissy Patterson.”

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Liberty Launches National Treasures Project

London department store is putting the spotlight on 21 well-known British figures, including Paul Smith, Helena Bonham Carter and Stella McCartney.

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Spring 2012 Trend: You’re Not Dreaming

Rachel Comey’s cotton bra top and silk drawstring pants, paired with a Sofia Cashmere blanket, Albert Juan necklace and Stubbs and Wootton slippers.

Designers are putting a street-worthy spin on the popular innerwear-as-outerwear trend.

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Anndra Neen Awarded Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize

Francisco Costa with Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.

New York-based accessories brand to receive a $40,000 grant and Plaza Athénée show during Paris Fashion Week.

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Second Madison Gallery Space Opens in L.A.

Mark Goldstein moves into former Diavolina space next to Madison, his main retail business, on West Third Street.

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How Louboutin Gets the Ladies

“I’m wearing my very first pair from 1997,” Amanda Brooks told Style.com last night as she stared down at her strappy red Louboutins. “He gave them to me as a thank-you because I used to work at the Gagosian Gallery, across from the Carlyle, and he would call me on my lunch break to come over and model the shoes for him.”

 
Brooks wasn’t the only one with a story about her friend Christian Louboutin last night; some of the designer’s most loyal fans, including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Ann Dexter-Jones, and Elettra Wiedemann, turned up at Barneys to fête his 20th anniversary and buy signed copies of his new book. Everyone at the cocktail party and the dinner at Le Caprice afterward seemed to be baring their red soles for the occasion.

 
Blake Lively, who had settled upon a pair of snakeskin Louboutins for the evening, said, “My first pair was basic black, and after that, it was love—now I have hundreds.” After she and Louboutin posed for photos, she added, “I had only been to Paris once before, and he invited me for a tour of the city on his Vespa. I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, sure, Mr. Christian Louboutin, you are going to take me on a private tour through Paris,’ but he actually did and it was so magical!” As he signed the last copy of his book, the designer joked, “Yes, the Vespa tour is how I get all of the ladies.”

—Kristin Studeman

Motherlode Blog: Sexy Costumes for Little Girls Aren’t Cute

A kindergartner may not understand that her pirate outfit is “hot” – but that doesn’t mean it’s harmless.

Motherlode Blog: Can You Have a Good Divorce?

One writer posits that this generation is trying to do divorce differently — with better results for the children.

Motherlode Blog: Fighting the Overprotective Impulse

I want to let my daughter roam the way I did as a child, but when she asks for new freedoms, I balk.

T Magazine: The Get | Ronnie Kirsch Clutches

Ready for the holiday season? These clay clutches at Bergdorf Goodman should put you in the spirit of things.