Glamwire News May 19th, 2009

Glamwire News May 19th 2009 CRYSTAL CARPET: Rumors are already aflutter in Cannes as to what Angelina Jolie  will don for the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Bahstards” — in which Brad Pitt stars — on Wednesday. Word has it the working mom is considering a red-carpet dress by Belstaff, the brand behind the military-style […]

The Gaye Watkins Report


David Arquette, Rob Thomas, and Rachel Ray Photo: Gaye Watkins/Glamwire

Eric Ripert, the legendary Chef at Le Bernadin, and wife Sandra Ripert ham it up with Rachel Ray (right) and Sandra Cowen. Photo: Gaye Watkins/Glamwire.

Well…if you want to get involved and be of service….a great and not necesarily easy thing to do ….but you don’t have time to figure out your options….read the Gaye Watkins Report…Gaye covers the gala end of some organizations that when they are not doing galas..are genuinely helping out the folks that need the most help….which we are going to go out on a limb here and say is the most important work that can be done. Read Gayes report and volunteer….or maybe donate …or perhaps in these times bartend at one of these events…either way…the column is an easy and yeah, a fun way to stay in tune with ways that you can help out… if you’d like.

An Evening of Practical Magic

City Harvest held its Practical Magic Ball april 22th, at Cipriani 42 street. Host David Arquette took the stage with a roar of applause from the crowd. Rachel Ray and others were in attendance and showed their support for the organization which helps feed hungry New Yorkers. Rob Thomas from Matchbox 20 performed. The night raised 1 million dollars for City Harvest to continue helping people in need. For 25 years City Harvest has transported excess food from various food industries and free of charge, delivered the food to community groups within New York City. In this way and others, they hope to eradicate hunger in some areas of New York.

ZAC IS BACK: 5 SECONDS WITH FERN MALLIS

Fashion Icon and Organizer of New York Fashion week, Fern Mallis, imparts her deepest secret for success in the fashion business….in five seconds. Here are a few other NY fashion week participants we admire: Jackie Rogers, B. Michael, Barbaro, Annik Klein. Elena Philipova, Susan Cianciolo, Alice Temperley, L’ren Scott, Jane Park , Libby Hann, Francoise […]

Obama in Brioni knock-off, knocks off Clinton In North Carolina

Obama earlier claimed a decisive victory in North Carolina. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Obama held a 14-point lead over Clinton. “Some were saying that North Carolina would be a game-changer in this election. But today, what North Carolina decided is that the only game that needs changing is the one in Washington,” Obama […]

Season Ends in Palm Beach

Milon Henry Levine passes out from sunstroke while dancing on a table with a Lithuanian Waitress in a Greek Restaurant at the Palm Beach International Film festival, which was not held in Palm Beach proper, but rather in a restaurant called “Shecky’s” 150 miles south of Palm Beach, In all seriousness, the Fest was intimate, informative and well programmed, and more coverage from field reporter MHL is under way.

Our Favorite Coconuts: Gilda Brunetti ,James Wells,Bob Hill,Ruth Lane,Roger Baumann Joan Abrams, David Friedman, Arthur Gronet, Arthur T Gronet
John L Miller, JrJames Ra,Johanna Chait Essex,David David
Marilyn Faith,Dick Schneider,Madelyn Wechsler Edelson Robert Hales, Bob Patane ,Basil (Bud) Presti,Ronald Shapiro,Tass von Schmidt-Pauli Frances Zeblisky Truss,Howard Sodokoff, Nancy (Henson) Hey, Nancy Abrams Ackerman,Lois Archer,Bach Ken Boettcher, Raymond Dempsey, Edward di Butera,Richard Effros Joseph Eichberg,Judy Burns Fippinger,Sheldon Freeman, and Rich From Totally Cool Del Rey magazine.

GLAMWIRE DATELINE: March 28, 2008

Details’ Chris Mitchell to Wired as Publisher In his return to the title, he succeeds Jay Lauf, who moved to The Atlantic as publisher, and reports to David Carey, group president. Happy Birthday Irvin Quintus Levine President and CEO of Georgia Fabrics turns 87 today. Upcoming birthdays: Alison Goldfrapp, Terron Wood, Tina Livanos, Bruce Ratner, […]

Glamwire DATELINE March 27th 2008

Queen Carla

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Clearly she felt it was time to cover up for the Royals. As racy photos of her were splashed all over the British tabloids and magazines, French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy toned things way down Wednesday as she and her husband, President Nicholas Sarkozy, landed here for a 36-hour charm exercise. And Bruni-Sarkozy played it by the rules ? wearing flats so she didn’t tower over her diminutive husband; going even a bit dowdy in a gray midcalf-length belted dress by Dior to meet Camilla and the Queen, and borrowing a page from Jackie O with a matching pillbox hat. As she walked with Prince Philip and rode in a gilded carriage through the cobblestoned streets, Cinderella Carla, even a demure one, brought a much-needed shot of glamour to the frumpy Windsors.

Talk about a contrast.

As Carla Bruni-Sarkozy went through her official duties as French first lady here Wednesday, even the most ardent Brit must have been wondering what happened in the chic stakes. Bruni-Sarkozy may have landed at Heathrow wearing a gray Christian Dior calf-length dress and Dior’s new Babe handbag, which made the former model look more Ma’am than Madame, but the second she stood beside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall ? and later, Queen Elizabeth II ? it became clear that, even when they’re trying to be sedate, French chic is au naturel.

And that was what she was all over the British tabloids and in British GQ, as the Brits greeted her in their inimitable way. But all that seemed to fade away the second Bruni-Sarkozy and her husband, French President Nicholas Sarkozy, stepped off the plane, where they were greeted by Prince Charles and Camilla (in some strange feathered hat) and then whisked off to Windsor.

The day was a blur of official appointments ? including lunch with the Queen, a visit to Westminster Abbey, and an address by Sarkozy to both houses of Parliament.

For lunch, Bruni-Sarkozy wore a ribbed wool Ottoman gray suit, and for her visit to the houses of Parliament, she wore a light gray wool jersey dress with a navy wool coat.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Queen gave Sarkozy the title of Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, an honor previously given to other world leaders.

Queen Carla’s Subjects: Lyons Brown, Kellyan Maclean, Giovanni Carestia, Matti Anttila, Shaul Nakush,Delores Concepcion-Daniels, Al Gore, Noa Yemini, Andre Balasz, Joel Warren, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shia Lebeouf, Dave McNulty, , Agent 99, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert F. Kennedy, Federick Law Olmsted, Pyotry Tschaikovskym John Jacobson, David Lauren, Jennifer Creel, Jim McGee, Patrick Shimm, Anne Slater, Gaylord Nelson

Four Fashion Headlines: March 19, 2008

Calling Amy

Could Amy Winehouse, who couldn’t make it to the Grammy Awards last month due to visa issues, be crossing the pond for the Costume Institute gala on May 5? The Mirror of London reported on Monday that Winehouse has been offered 500,000 pounds ? or about $1 million ? to perform at the benefit and, according to the tabloid, gala host Giorgio Armani asked co-chairs George Clooney and Julia Roberts to sign her on. Winehouse’s London rep declined comment, but a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Museum of Art said, “Amy Winehouse is one of a number of artists who have been considered for the entertainment portion for the Costume Institute gala. It’s incorrect that she was offered payment. It’s a benefit, so no one is being paid.”

Despite Stock Market’s Jump, Few Mega M&A Deals Seen in ’08

Retail rode Wall Street’s roller coaster on Tuesday as the Federal Reserve Board’s interest rate cut sent the market zooming. But daily thrill rides aside, the lack of credit could dry up any major deals in the industry for the foreseeable future.

Print Dresses, Colored Trenches Top Spring Sales

Retailers may be worried about the economy and Wall Street’s woes, but the arrival of spring fashions should offer some hope.

In the Trenches: The GLAMWIRE Trench Coat Report

Reed Krakoff and Phillip Lim are out to reinvent the trenchcoat. The two met through the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. In 2007 Lim won the CFDA Swarovski women’s wear award for his two-year-old contemporary label, 3.1 Phillip Lim. Krakoff is vice president of the CFDA. “He’s not only amazingly talented, but has a great personality,” said Krakoff. “He really understands great American design and the trench is an iconic piece of American outerwear.” The two concocted a long belted suede trench that will retail for $1,798 and a short leather one that will sell for $1,298. Outerwear is a growing category for Coach, which has also partnered with designers such as Lutz & Patmos for knits and Eugenia Kim for hats. “It’s part of our moving forward and staying fresh,” added Krakoff of the burgeoning categories. “We’re starting to add more clothing.” The coats will be available in Coach stores starting in August.

Other headliners today: Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Channel, Louis Vuitton, Clavin Klein, Calvin Klein, prada, Hermes, Dior, Tod’s, In Full bloom, Lisa Perry,David Yurman, General Petreus, Dolce And Gabbana. Hilfiger,Cole Haan, Genevieve Collection. Burberry,Donna KAran, Kate Moss, Botetga Veneta, Miu Miu, Lord & Taylor AND Richie From Totally Cool Magazine

Four Fashion Headlines: March 10, 2008

Heading to the Desert? Bloomingdale’s Store In Dubai Said in Works
Bloomingdale’s appears ready to take its expansion overseas and join the rush of high-end retail and designer brands headed to the Middle East.


U.S. Designers Covet Bigger Bag Business
Another whirl of fashion shows has come and gone, and once again the runways from New York to Paris were as much about the handbags and other accessories as they were about the clothes.

Former Hilfiger Exec Tapped for Kmart Post

Former Tommy Hilfiger executive Stephen Donnelly is joining Kmart on March 24 as vice president and general merchandise manager overseeing women’s apparel.

Jewelers Sparkle at Milan’s About J Show About J, the new upscale jewelry fair that launched here last week, earned positive marks from exhibitors, who praised the timing and the location’s intimacy and exclusivity.

More newsmakers: ERG, sebastionwhatsnext, diane pernet, Zoltan, Astugueille, Jackie Nickerson, Zoo Magazine, starplustar, Ninni, Mr. Micky, Michael Gross, peggy Bancroft, Matthew Mellon, Chayte Holzer, Tamerlane Phillips, Tia, Phil Lesh, Orji Kalu, Obasanjo, Bin abdul Aziz Al Saud, Brcue Gimbel, Adna Kohoggi, channing blake, Harry H. Lunn Jr. Helen Gee, Gughenheim Minin, Avianga, George David, Larry David Lawrence David, Amy Herkovitz, William Hale Harkness, Seymour Herskavitz, Milton Gould , Spyros Skouras, Richard Burton, Douglas Burton, Abby Burton, Joan Burton, Victor Buron, Wrench, Pebbles, Wendy Burton AND Richie from Totally Cool Magazine