Mary-Kate Olsen Horse Marevelous Wins Class

August 27th, 2013

News Update: MEG_0461Marvelous Bridgehampton, New York. Mary-Kate Olsen is a winning actress, winning designer, winning business woman. Oh, and this news just in her horse Marvelous took a local Hunter Class in Hamptons Classic Horse show on Sunday. Marvelous finished first! She and a pro both rode her horse, she in the Under Saddle event and a pro in the jumping event. The pro’s name is Erica Quinn (I am told, but I am double checking this with Classic)
Also competing this week, Sophie Michaels, Lorne Michaels daughter. Did not win ribbon. And Romy Lauer, Matt’s daughter, in short stirrup classes (for kids). Sasha Seinfeld, was entered but did not show.

John Mayer and Katy Perry

July 24th, 2013

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John Mayer and Katy Perry seem like a far better match than, say, him and Jennifer Aniston. Right? They are seen here leaving the Sunset Tower on July 23. She has on A.L.C. forest green leather Parker dress . . . $1,195.00

Mrs. Carter in Pucci

July 16th, 2013

In the sketch, this Emilio Pucci gown has runway attitude, but somehow, Beyonce transforms the dress into a super young and cute look when she wears the custom white embellished cut-out crop top and mini skirt at The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Houston show on July 16.DownloadedFileDownloadedFile-1 Image courtesy of Xposure.
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Peter Dundas, Emilio Pucci Creative Director, worked with Beyoncé to create costumes drawing inspiration from the Fall/Winter 2013-14 Show Collection, reinterpreting the rock goddess theme with fabrics and proportions, which worked with the complexity choreography of the “The Mrs. Carter Show”. “She’s an incredible mix of beauty, artistry and …pure energy,” said Dundas. “Watching her rehearse before our midnight fittings made me want to run home and sketch.”

Photo, above, courtesy Getty.

Real Housewives Shoot at Ditch Plains

July 6th, 2013

Sighting: Hipsters in apoplexy as The Real Housewives shoot at Ditch Plains Beach. Montauk cool began with invasion of Carl Fisher and his rich friends, and continued with the arrival of Peter Beard (later shacked up with Lee Radiziwill briefly), Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger (hit Memory Motel), Julian Schnabel, and throngs of hipsters and fashionistas, ended when Housewives turned up to film. Local surfing set, artists, buff Aussies, verklmpt as they spot housewives and crew. The End of an era. THE-REAL-HOUSEWIVES-OF-NEW-YORK-CITY[1]

Amar’e Stoudemire Gets Hitched

July 3rd, 2013

stoudemire,amare-calvin-klein-collection-wedding-ceremony-miami-062913_ph_newman,donna Congratulations to Amar’e Stoudemire and Alexis Welch who were married on Saturday evening in Miami, Florida. Amar’e Stoudemire is so tall and stylish, he basically has to have his clothes made custom. So who did he call on his wedding day?
On the most important day of his adult life, Stoudemire chose a custom Calvin Klein Collection cream wool/satin two-button shawl collar tuxedo jacket with black satin details, black wool/satin waist coat, black wool tuxedo pant, white dress shirt and black patent leather shoes, designed by Italo Zucchelli, the brands’ Men’s Creative Director.
And on Friday, at the welcoming dinner, he wore a custom Calvin Klein Collection red cotton two-button notch lapel suit. Nice choice . . . and all of our best to the gorgeous couple! Photo: Donna Newman Copyright 2013
Courtesy Calvin Klein Collection

Jeff Koons & Dom

June 28th, 2013

Jeff Koons created this fab project for Dom Perignon. That piece of sculpture in the background is the case for the bottle. The price, $20,000. Which is a bargain for a small Koons. He set $35,0000,000 record, FYI. I want one, but it is a VERY limited edition. DownloadedFile-1

SJP Wears Naeem to Serpentine

June 27th, 2013

The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party Co-Hosted By L'Wren Scott - InsideSJP looks all of that in Naeem Khan. In the year of Gatsby, Sarah Jessica Parker went flapper fabulous at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London. Oh, it’s just a little gold beaded fringe dress with nude tulle racerback bodice from Resort 2014, Mam. Dare I mention that everyone in the background look appears rather frumpy by comparison? Go Naeem!

Beastie Board for Stoked.org

June 21st, 2013

These boards were created for W Hotels in collaboration with STOKED.org to benefit underserved kids in NYC. The launch is June 26. And Amar’e Stoudemire, Cara DeLevigne, Cope2, David LaChapelle, and Zana Bayne designed these boards. Oddly enough, the Beastie Boys pics by LaChapelle were taken for a story that I wrote. I interviewed 70 young bands for Interview, and David took the pics. I had just graduated from college and the Beastie Boys threatened to come to Interview and beat me up while we were talking on the phone. I am still laughing . . .DownloadedFile For a closer look, click on the photo. . . .

Kate Middleton Slept Here

June 21st, 2013

We don’t want to get any royal knickers up in a twist, but would like to offer a wee peek at the hotel where Kate Middleton slept the night before her wedding, ahem. The Goring has a Royal Warrant. And, no, that doesn’t mean that Dog the Bounty Hunter will be showing up any time soon. It is the only hotel with a Warrant from the Queen of England, making it a decided royal fave. And they’ve created a Royal Coronation Afternoon Tea in honor of The Queen’s 60th Anniversary Coronation in July. Includes: Earl Grey tea macaroon with chocolate crown, strawberry tart. Plus, tealeaves sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas. The special tea menu will be served throughout the months of June and July (priced at $52/ $65 with a glass of Bollinger Champagne). In fact, the Goring received DownloadedFileThe Goring's Coronation Afternoon Tea 1-1A3314_The_Goring_0129Horses and Carriage at Entrance 009the 2013 London Tea Award by the UK Tea Guild. Would be pretty sweet to stay here during the coronation anniversary festivities, no?
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Breaking Bad Boy Aaron Paul in Vegas

May 20th, 2013

(c) Karl Larson, Powers Imagery(c) Karl Larson, Powers ImageryAt Marquee, a bookishly dressed Aaron Paul and fiancé Lauren Parsekian partied in the Library Room. He rocked a bow tie and Lauren donned a veil in preparation for their wedding next week as they danced and canoodled. The groom’s cake was designed by Aaron to look like the steps in Paris near the Eiffel Tower where he proposed. Sweet. Inscription: “My pretty bird, thank you for loving me.” PDA alert!

And at LAVO, Chloë Moretz pow wowed in dining room with friends. They tucked into the Kobe Meatball, Chicken Parmigiano and other Italian specialties.

Photos: Karl Larson, Powers Imagery

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