Monthly Archives: October 2013

Restrictive Texas Abortion Law Reinstated After Just Three Days

Texans did not have much time to get used to a judge’s ruling Monday that struck down a key provision of the state’s restrictive abortion law before another court on Thursday reinstated it. The decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals makes it a requirement once more that abortion … More »


Saks, PSLA Host Annual Autumn Party

The scene at the 4th Annual Autumn Party

Rochelle Gores Fredston, along with Saks Fifth Avenue and PSLA, hosted the event at the home of Colleen and Bradley Bell.

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Aerin Lauder and Friends Fete Book Launch at Bergdorf’s

Aerin Lauder was joined by family and friends to celebrate the launch of her book, “Beauty at Home,” at BG at Bergdorf Goodman Wednesday night.

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The Conjuring

Leave it to designers Mara Hoffman and Pamela Love to find Halloween zen. At their joint bash at the Roof at the Jane Hotel last night, both arrived costumed as plumaged unicorns—Hoffman the Yin (in optic white) to Love’s Yang (in all black, with bronze highlights). “Pam and I were in a cab, but there was so much traffic, so we got on the L train,” said Hoffman. “And literally, sharing the subway on Halloween—there’s a kind of oneness that happens. Everyone enjoys everyone else; that’s so rare in this city!” Such feel-good sentiment carried over to their fete, as guests mingled in the Jane’s circular parapet under a soundtrack provided by Alix Browne and Gillian Sagansky, sometimes testing the terrace to take in the view (Manhattan’s weather last night was wildly indecisive). One partygoer had exactingly
re-created Look 7 from Prada’s Spring ‘14 ready-to-wear show—glittering bra top and printed visage included. Both Hoffman and Love gave their immediate approval.

The evening proceeded—as many often do—to the Standard’s Top of the Standard for a Mirror, Mirror: Who’s the Fairest?-themed soirée, hosted by the hotel and V magazine. There, Dean and Dan Caten (bloodied and tuxedoed Mickey Mice) danced alongside Dree Hemingway (a Chanel-toting skeleton), Marc Jacobs (a camo-wearing raver), Italo Zucchelli (almost unrecognizable beneath his fishnet mask), the Restoin-Roitfeld progeny, and, briefly, a meta Daphne Guinness garbed simply in a floor-length cape. Dan went so far as to climb atop the bar in his teetering heels. Bryan Grey-Yambao, in considerably more sensible Oscar de la Renta sandals, recalled: “My favorite Halloween was when I borrowed my grandmother’s Alaïa to be Cher from Clueless. I was 14.”

It was well after midnight when model Tilda Lindstam was spotted on the street. Dressed as Jesus, she said, “Yes. Even he gets tired.”

—Nick Remsen

Hashtag Nation: What Would Mr. Roper Say?

Suzanne Somers’s commentary on the Affordable Care Act in The Wall Street Journal did not go unnoticed.


Social Q’s: Tipping Points

Advice on if and when to tip, what a child can say when adults comment on his height and how to handle interruptions when visiting friends at a retirement home.


Modern Love: A Wave of Good Indicators

A dangerous flood reveals a couple’s strong connection.


What I Love: Christian Siriano’s Walk-Up World

The Season 4 winner of “Project Runway” lives in a Chelsea rental with plenty of room for his favorite things.


T Magazine: On View | A Veteran Wave Rider Tells His Life Story in Art

Herbie Fletcher went from being the subject of artists like Bruce Weber and Julian Schnabel to a creator in his own right. His totally tubular exhibit, “Path of the Wave Warrior,” is on view in Los Angeles.