In the course of a week there are some fantastic items that cross my desk and for some reason they never make it to print or they can't fit in no matter how hard I try. So this post, or ramble, is dedicated to just that.
#1: During fashion week, Vogue God, ALT (Andre Leon Tally to you mortals) was overheard discussing "the look" of front row attendees. He summed it up by declaring that everyone looked, " Front of the book." For non-publishing folks, front of the book refers to safe (non-risky) editorial, photo shoots and ads. Try working that one into your cocktail conversation!
#2: Ode to Cindy Adams-- Bold face, New York, baron cries on the shoulder of a friend that he is no longer a billionaire due to recent market fallout. Asks non-millionaire friend how one can deal with only being a simple hundred millionaire—Only in New York kids. Only in New York!
#3: Understanding the current economic crisis requires more than a PhD in economics. If you have an hour, download PRI's This American Life to your ipod. The reporters clearly and simply explain the difference between the mortgage crisis of several months ago from this week's news and the federal bailout plan. Not to be missed.
#4: I hope this doesn't get too buried but the pictures and prices didn't make it to my inbox on time. Gucci is opening a brand new boutique inside Bergdorfs. At 10:00am Tuesday, October 7 (that's tomorrow) a series of exclusive "Gucci Loves Bergdorfs" handbags will be launched. There is only one of each style made. You can get your favorite Gucci style bag in lavender embossed g's and hearts. Everything will be available on a first come first serve basis. There are wallets also available.
Becca, a personal shopper at Bergdorfs, can keep you up to speed on what's available and how to get your one one-of-a-kind.
Contact Becca on her blackberry: firstname.lastname@example.org.
#5: High School Musical 3: Senior Year in theaters October 24th. Need I say more?