Dearest reader…..as April arrives…we begin our serialization of Pauline O’Rouge’s controversial and dangerous, “Story of O-Rod.” This is the North American Edition, translated by Francoise Guilimond.
The shows in Tokyo, which ended today, featured plenty of wild ensembles, from the duct-tape and trash bag dresses at writtenafterwards to Marjan Pejoski’s chain mail constructions for Dress Camp.
Our “About Town” Journalist Gaye Watkins is seen above holding Megan Mylan’s academy award. Mylan, whose name was mispronounced three times during the reading of the nominees and the announcement of her victory (we can relate, man) won this year for best short film…”Smile Pinki.”
Don’t Need No Ticket to Get On Board …Gaye Watkins Reports.
The Smile Train is celebrating 10 years of 500,000 free surgeries for children with cleft lips and palates around the world. Founders Brian Mullaney, Bill Wang and Host
Norah O Donnell (MSNBC) were on hand to start the evening on St. Patricks Day. Supporters Colin Powell, Candice Bergen, Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), and Christopher Meloni (Law and Order SVU) told a packed house of patrons in the Frederick P. Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center their feelings for the doctors, staff and children who make up Smile Train. Colin Powell spoke of the generous doctors who perform these surgeries and how we all must remember to help each other regardless of our circumstances in this uncertain economic time. Jokingly he added to the patrons not to worry the Dow will rise above 12,000. Jane Kaczmareck spoke of how her favorite event invitations are Smile Train events. She emotionally described her amazement and gratitude of the organization.
Christopher Meloni and Candice Bergen kept things moving along with their stories of visiting families and children in Haiti and India who were having the surgeries and observed during the operations. If you were a donor this past tuesday night it was truly your night. A Filet Mignon dinner, and a one hour concert by Ronan Tynan the Irish Tenor.
4 Open Bars, mini cheesecake lollipops which were my favorite, mini ice cream cones, live Jazz band till midnight and don’t go without having your picture taken with Producer/Director Megan Mylan who won for best documentary short Smile Pinki at the Academy Awards this year. Wow, theyre right, those Oscars really are heavy. Just wish I got a chance to thank The Academy, and god, and my family, but I think the other folks waiting to take a picture with Oscar just wouldn’t have stood for that. The Smile Train believes they provide the same services that similar charities do for one tenth the price. One reason for this is they offer training and supplies to doctors and their staff who live in these countries.
They believe in creating self sufficient communities and their biggest hope is to eradicate the overwhelming need for cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries in the world. Without these surgeries some infants cannot feed and are malnourished, Others are shunned in their communities and do not go to school. You cant help but tear up over some of these stories. What a nice thing to know that there really are angels everywhere.
Journalist Rebecca Guinness, seen above taking a break while skiing in Vermont, last month, files this report from Paris.
It was one hot party after another during Paris Fashion Week. Hip New York store Opening Ceremony attracted a pack of visiting U.S. designers at their bash on Sunday night at legendary Parisian bo�� Regine. Only some were in the city for work: I just came to have fun, said Jason Wu, who was chatting to stylist Keegan Singh. Over on the dance floor, man-about-town Derek Blasberg was spinning Kova and T fashion labels Dasha Zhukova, while Kai Kuhne circled the room and Elise Overland chatted to Matthew Earnest and Lily Atherton Hanbury. Philip Crangi mused about the economy: Paris does seem more lowkey this timethere just arent as many people.
The following night, Stella McCartney celebrated her collection in Saint Germains with Jefferson Hack D.J.ing in a small club covered in fractured mirrors. Photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, D.J. Leigh Lezark, designer Bryan Reyes, and socialite Coco Brandolini sipped beers on the crowded dance floor. The Gossips Beth Ditto was hanging out with Stella on banquets at the back. When Jackie Bollan, owner of the Dallas boutique V.O.D., produced a T-shirt proclaiming love for various fashion figures including McCartney, the designer exclaimed: I cant believe my name is listed first on this! Im going to cry!
Another Magazine and Chanel threw a joint bash at the Chanel store on Tuesday night with Kate Moss, Lily Allen, and YSL designer Stefano Pilati present. Kates ex, Jefferson Hack, who was throwing the party, sipped cocktails across the room with his fianc裠model, Anouk Lepere. A select few were invited upstairs to Coco Chanels apartment, where Karl Lagerfeld was holding court and stories were being told of the celebrated space. People are going to be coming to see your apartment in 50 years, he said to Rodartes Kate and Laura Mulleavy.
Ditto continued her domination of Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday by playing at the latest Fendi pop-up club at the VIP Room on the rue de Rivoli. Appropriating the Fender F, it seemed only appropriate that the Gossip played to a packed room. Lagerfeld, Fendis designer, watched from the balcony while Mark Ronson and socialites Alexia Niedzielski and Antonia Thompson danced downstairs. After the gig ended and the club emptied out, Alexa Chung took to the decks chatting to designer Henry Holland and Moss, who was in a floor-length silver dress. Mosss boyfriend, the Kills Jamie Hince, reappeared with Ditto. Im not brave, Ditto said of her recent naked appearance on the inaugural issue of Love. Everybody should do it!
As we actually build what Glamwire is…on its way mates….every so often we chose to syndicate content we really believe in. Laura Flanders is a genuinely heroic journalist….her Grit TV Roqs. And we will show it here on Glamwire every week from here on in.
Ultra Stylish Valuations…From Josh Perskey.
Look, the valuations business is tough…but right now its at core of any kind of rebounding economy. Had someone done a proper valuation, ultra chic or otherwise, on Bernard Madoff….we would have found out that The Emperor had been wearing the same clothes…from Sears (which he got like in the 70’s)…..for a long time.
In a world where one of the inventors of electronic trading was not trading at all for years…the idea of the closed Hedge Fund has to be decimated…if it is not….there are even more greedy suckers out there than we imagined possible. Tried and true intelligent valuation is at the center of good investing….and looking great while doing it…is what Glamwire is all about. You don’t have to look like a schmo to be honest, hardworking and talented. And Josh Perskey proves that once again in the following report.
Chairman Bernanke, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations, had a few words to say about valuations:
The ongoing move by those who set accounting standards toward requirements for improved disclosure and greater transparency is a positive development that deserves full support.
However, determining appropriate valuation methods for illiquid or idiosyncratic assets can be very difficult, to put it mildly.
Similarly, there is considerable uncertainty regarding the appropriate levels of loan loss reserves over the cycle.