On the face of it, $779,000 is a nice price for a one-family townhouse in move-in condition in Bay Ridge…. Read More… Read More
Supermodel and mom Heidi Klum is looking at downtown penthouses. One spot she checked out was rock star Jon Bon Jovi’s $37.5 million, prewar penthouse duplex at 158 Mercer St.,…
Rent the Runway allows you to literally ‘rent’ a designer dress at ~90% off the purchase price for occasions like weddings, special events, and nights out. It’s like a Netflix for amazing designer dresses. You pick a dress online from one of your favorite high-end fashion designers in a couple sizes, they mail it to you, and then you just put it back in the mail. (http://ift.tt/pQ25AL)
The Rent the Runway sample sale gives you a chance to buy their gently worn designer dresses and accessories at up to 95% off of the retail price. Designers include Nicole Miller, Elizabeth and James, Badgley Mischka, Issa, Robert Rodriguez, Shoshanna, & more.
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Paris Fashion Week is over and while the world settles back down life without runway shows, one abiding, Paris memory will remain. Is it the Chanel runway show with Karl Lagerfeld and his gang of models striding forth, Suffragette-style? Non. Is it the French Vogue team’s insouciant glamour as they strode round their home town in gently distressed jeans and neatly perfect little coats? Non.
Nope, the memoir some of us can’t shake off despite repeated trips to Net-A-Porter to shop it away and lingering longingly one final time over the Clooney wedding, is the sight of Kim Kardashian’s knickers. Sunday’s Givenchy show-outfit was just a step too far, even for the booty-blessed Goddess of chique —the Long Island way to spell it. If there is not a boutique halfway out to the Hamptons with this moniker, there should be.
Ms Kardashian’s outfit was supremely flattering up top. Any woman floundering over black tie or cocktail eventwear by the way, should could take a hint: black lace over a covered bodice is super-flattering. It suits all age-groups, reveals the flesh beneath without too much flash, and sleeves or necklines can be modified to suit the wearer.
Anyway, the photographs of the wild Wests leaving their hotel to head out to the Givenchy show made for fascinating viewing. Ms Kardashian’s enormous knickers called for more than a second look. ‘What was she thinking in front of her bedroom mirror?’ Some may have pondered. What was Mr West saying to Mrs West in their hotel room before they left, one wonders? Was it “That looks lovely, darling.” Or “Those giant knickers are so gorgeous and though attached to a leotard-type device, still look like giant knickers, honey. No-one else will be wearing anything like that.”
Who knows what the ghost of Hubert de Givenchy made of Ms Kardashian’s Claudia Cardinale-meets-Cleopatra ensemble? There was a definite touch of the 1960s in there. In that spirit, wide, satin pants, skinny black leggings or even kooky, black velvet bell-bottoms a la Francoise Hardy could have worked equally well, if not better, to flatter Ms Kardashian’s physique. That is not her style, though. Or should we say, that of Mr West.
Claudia Cardinale and Cleo, a.k.a Elizabeth Taylor. Any excuse, how gorgeous are they? Photo Getty Images
Givenchy’s designer Riccardo Tisci, creator Ms. Kardashian’s outfit was probably pleased enough with his work. He is a master and daringly au courant when it comes to clinching what tastemakers love, his fingers sprinkle fashionable fairydust everywhere he goes. Yet somehow, one can’t help imagining there is an element of holding his nose and diving in when it comes to Mr and Mrs West.
Luxury retail is beginning to boom in Downtown Manhattan. The announcement Wednesday that a Saks Fifth Avenue department store will open in Brookfield Place is the latest sign that shopping in the city’s financial district is going upscale. Other tenants that Brookfield Property Partners LP has signed at the retail complex that it’s overhauling include Burberry, Emenegildo Zegna and Salvatore Ferragamo.
The Federal Communications Commission today unanimously voted to eliminate its sports blackout rules, challenging the National Football League to end its own policies that sometimes prevent fans from watching home games on TV.
“Today’s FCC action makes clear: if leagues want to mistreat fans, they will have to do so without Uncle Sam’s help,” said David Goodfriend, an attorney and lobbyist who founded a group called the Sports Fans Coalition that fought against the rules.
NFL broadcasts are blacked out in local markets when games are not sold out. The NFL in 2012 relaxed the rules by letting individual teams reduce the likelihood of a blackout by only requiring that 85 percent of tickets be sold. But the policies have persisted for decades with support from the federal government.
Protesters are continuing to flood the streets of Hong Kong as the pro-democracy demonstrations enter a pivotal day, Oct. 1, the beginning of a two-day national holiday to celebrate the Republic of China. The activists of Occupy Central (also known as the Umbrella Revolution) had set Wednesday as the deadline for the government to meet their demands for free elections in 2017.
But Hong Kong’s leader said Tuesday that China wouldn’t back down from its decision to have candidates screened by a Beijing-friendly panel. That means the protesters are likely to stay out in full force, with no easy resolution in sight. But the atmosphere on the streets has been calm of late. Read more…