Rachel Zoe Is a Dumb Ass

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Stylist Rachel Zoe, she responsible for making every desperate starlet look like an over-made-up waif from the travelling company of Oliver! had this to say about Vogue editor Anna Wintour:

“Anna Wintour is one of my heroes, but they say I’m more influential. As great as it is, Vogue won’t change a designer’s business. But if an unknown brand is worn by a certain person in a tabloid, it will be the biggest designer within a week.”

Puh-lease! Anna will chew you up for breakfast and won’t puke you back out. It’s on, bitch!

New Markdowns at Jcrew.com

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J. Crew has just marked down even more fabulous stuff. Our favorite is the twisted classic Jack Purcell sneakers in a washed camo fabric, just $19.99.

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Working Hard, Hardly Working

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Ever pick up an issue of Harper’s Bazaar and say to yourself “Christ, what does the editor in chief of this piece of crap actually do all day?” (We do, once a month.) Mediabistro asked the tough questions and it turns out Glenda starts her day “early… 9 o’clock, 8 o’clock for previews” and reads a lot of magazines. Hey, sounds like our job!

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On a side note, tell us that Glenda doesn’t look like Stephen Fry in Bernadette Peters drag.

Demilebrity Sighting

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Designers Isaac Franco and Ken Kaufman (not sure which is which) hogging the fountain soda machine at the Au Bon Pain on 49th and Madison. Both all Tom Ford-ed, with flip-flops (black), deep cleavage (white button-down), obnoxious Prada jeans. Carrying garment bags, not looking happy. Couldn’t find anything about where (or if) they work now. They’re the kind of designers who’ve been everywhere but ended up nowhere. No, not like us!

Anniversary Gift Themes

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We love giving gifts, from selecting the gift to wrapping it to watching a loved one unwrap it. Its fun using our retail savvy to make someone we care about smile and give them something thoughtful.

Anniversaries can be tricky because most couples have everything they need by the time they reach their anniversary. We rely on the traditional anniversary themes as a way of finding something unique that the couple will appreciate and probably not have. For instance, the first anniversary theme is paper, probably the easiest. You could a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant, tickets to a play or a framed photograph of the happy twosome.

Later anniversary themes present more interesting gift-giving challenges, like leather (3 years), fruit (4) and bronze (8). Remember, you don’t have to be literal. Using the bronze theme, a beach bag with two towels, two paperbacks and a tube of bronzer would be an unexpected surprise.

For a complete anniversary gift theme list, go to clickthecookie.co.uk.

Today’s Tote

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We love tote bags (duh) and we love simplicity. It doesn’t get any tote-ier or simpler than the classic L.L. Bean Boat ‘n’ Tote. We’ve used them for years, for everything from a weekend worth of books and clothes to visit the in-laws (classic canvas with navy trim) to food supplies for Fire Island (camouflage waterproof version, easy to spot in the ferry’s luggage heap) to a day at the office (all-black with a black monogram).

The newest version of the Boat ‘n’ Tote is in a great navy and hunter Black Watch plaid with a zip top. Satisfies our want for simplicity and our crazy tartan obsession.

L.L. Bean Black Watch Tartan Boat ‘n’ Tote

Martha’s New Look

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We’ve oft been accused of fanatacism when it comes to Martha Stewart. In our minds, she’s the domestic goddess, keeper of secrets to fluffy cakes and crisp linens, a font of knowledge that improves our everyday lives.

Yes, Martha’s also a bit of a nut. We once saw her on Fifth Avenue, cursing like a sailor and running down the street with a hapless assistant. So no wonder that the lady loves Halloween. Every year, she gets done up in flawless scary look for the special Halloween edition of Martha Stewart Living. This year is no disappointment. We’re going to the newsstand at lunch!

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