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L-R: Michael Mazocco, Wendy
R. Williams, Armistead Johnson
Photo Credit: Stephen Mosher
Sarah Jessica Parker
Janet Mayer / PR Photos
The Beat Goes
On: Check out this
photo of Sarah Jessica Parker filming
But when it seems like entire
city is dolled up for Fashion Week, this is fun.
Sex and the City 2 at the Plaza Hotel in
New York on September 9, 2009. SATC2's release
date is May 28, 2010 approximately six month after
and before Halloween so what gives with the young
Madonna on crack look? Scroll down to see Kim Cattrall
in a similar get up.
on Racism and Jackasses: Representative
Joe Wilson recently made a braying jackass of himself
by yelling "You lie," during President
Obama's health care address to Congress. He was
upset because he though illegal aliens could slip
through the cracks and pay for their own health
insurance**. Not to be outdone, Kanye West hijacked
Taylor Swift's acceptance of her award at the VMA's,
by stating that Beyonce's video was much better.
Then former President Jimmy Carter opined that Wilson's
outburst was a symbol of the racism that Obama has
been facing (being called a witch doctor, being
compared to Hitler). And President Obama (in an
off the record comment to John Harwood, CNBC's chief
Washington correspondent) called Kanye West a jackass
for grabbing the mic from Taylor Swift (please,
please, President Obama, don't apologize for this)
and his aside was twittered around the world. My,
oh my, oh my.
Enough of this bad
behavior! Everyone needs to stop this right now
unless they want Miss Wendy to start prowling the
halls of Congress and the VMA's with her wooden
spoon ready to swat demented Congressmen and drunken
rappers. I know West is a recent orphan, but don't
either of these two "jackasses" remember
a thing their mothers taught them?
**Anyone who has ever known anyone who tried to
obtain Social Security Disability payments knows
how hard it is to get the government to hand out
money for free.
Photo Credit Janet Mayer/ PR Photos
The Beat Goes On:
Here is photo of Kim Cattrall on location, filming
Sex and the City 2. If this does
not cheer you up, I don't know what will. And the
SATC2 is telling the story of what???
Goes On: There is
a marvelous bit of hypocrisy on TMZ.com.
It seems that Hugh Hefner has filed for divorce
from his estranged wife claiming that SHE was unfaithful.
But here is the fun kicker, they have been separated
for over eleven years and Hugh says he agreed to
stay married for the sake of the children.
The mind reels!
From Miss Wendy to her
readers: I am always
being asked if there is anyway I can get someone
into a Fashion Week show and all I can say is no
- it is difficult enough for me to get inside some
shows, and impossible to take a "plus one."
But now it seems that a
fashion lover who does not write for a fashion rag
or own or work for a department store (but has some
money to burn) can attend a show in the tents. According
to this press release from the W Hotel, it is now
possible for an unconnected person from the Midwest
to buy a "connection."
W HOTELS OF NEW
YORK ROCKS THE RUNWAY
Exclusive W Hotels Catwalk Package Offers Fashionistas
A Chance to Experience Fashion Week Like a VIP While
Helping Raise Money for Dress for Success
W Hotels of New
York proudly announces their most fashion-forward
offer, the Catwalk Package. This limited-time, exclusive
package offers style aficionados the opportunity
to view a runway show at Bryant Park, relax in style
backstage at the W Hotels VIP Backstage Lounge,
and enjoy the best of Fashion Week in true W Hotels
style. In addition to these benefits, a portion
of all proceeds from the sale of each package will
be generously donated to Dress for Success.
Package is a unique way for W Hotels to set itself
apart from other luxury hotel brands by offering
our guests the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to
be a part of Fashion Week. With the Catwalk Package,
our guests are able to enjoy Fashion Week as celebrities
and models do-in the lap of luxury,” says
Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels.
at W New York – Union Square, the Catwalk
- Two Stylish Cocktails
in the W Living Room Before Leaving for the Show
- *Two VIP Tickets to a Runway Show at Bryant Park.
This season, tickets to the following shows are
available: BCBG, Nicole Miller, Lacoste, Herve Leger,
Custo Barcelona, Carolina Herrara, Tracy Reese,
Badgley Mischka, Max Azria, TIBI, Nanette Lepore
- Two VIP Passes to W’s exclusive W Hotels
VIP Backstage Lounge, which will offer a sneak peek
at new W properties such as W South Beach, W Retreat
& Spa-Vieques Island and W Barcelona.
- Late 3 PM Check-Out
- A Fabulous Suite
WOW Your Catwalk
Experience: Who wants to Rent The Runway? In advance
of their October launch, Rent The Runway will provide
Catwalk guests an exclusive opportunity to work
with a stylist to assemble the perfect designer
look for your visit to New York Fashion Week. Catwalk
customers can choose to rent dresses from top designers
such as Proenza Schouler, Brian Reyes, Herve Leger,
and Robert Rodriguez and will have special access
to pieces that were made specifically for celebrities
or come straight from the runway. For more information
please inquire when reserving your catwalk experience.
W guests can register to become a member of Rent
the Runway at www.renttherunway.com/whotels
subject to availability. Pricing starts from $969
per night based on double occupancy. To book, call
Sasha Proano at 917-534-5946. For more information,
London's Notting Hill Carnival
Photo Credit Krisztina Fazekas
The Beat Goes
On: Here is a bit
to cheer you up as we slog through 2009, London
just held its celebrated Notting Hill Carnival.
Billed as the Europe's largest street party, the
Carnival is held on the last weekend of August and
is colorful, exuberant magic. Celebrants dress "to
the nines" and hit the streets to "dance,
baby, dance." Check out Krisztina
Fazekas' photographs of the 2007 carnival and
wish you were there.
Goes On: Singer Chris Brown has been sentenced
to five years of probation and 180 hours of community
service for beating up his then girl friend, Rihanna.
This may look like a slap on the wrist, but community
service is no picnic these days. Brown will be picking
up roadside trash and cleaning municipal garages
in Richmond, Virginia (Brown is from Virginia).
Municipalities are using community service parolees
to do all the nasty jobs no paying employee wants
to do. Virginia is an incredibly hot and humid state
and it will certainly be no walk in the park to
be that states' lackey.
So, maybe, this lesson will stick.
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In preparation for
the the upcoming Fashion Week, designer Marc Jacos
met with fashion icon Miss Piggy and sent these
fun photos. After all, there is nothing more fabulous
than Miss Piggy and or for that matter, Marc Jacobs.
the Academy Award Girls: That annoying Jon
Gosselin is still trashing up the tabloids. It is
time for "Thank you very much," kiss,
kiss, goodbye and off the stage you go. And if you
gals have a bit more energy, please escort Sarah
Palin off to the wings also. Those two fish have
had their three days.
Jon Hamm of Mad Men
Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
Beat Goes On: The third season of AMC's Mad
Men premiered last night (Sunday's at 10PM)
and it was worth every bit of the wait. Mad
Men is television at its absolute best - HBO
on standard cable. Watching Mad Men I was
reminded of the serendipity of a hit show. In Mad
Men, all the parts work: Matthew Weiner's script;
the direction; and the incredible cast. The casting
is superb and the talent behind the selection of
the cast if one reason this show is such a hit.
I certainly hope that all the cast members realize
that the blue bird of casting perfection has dropped
on their heads and don't bail to become film actors.
For every George Clooney there is a David Caruso
(left NYPD Blue) or a Farah Fawcett (left
Charlie's Angels) who spent a long time
in the wilderness before they found a footing in
celluloid heaven. Caruso eventually returned to
playing a cop on TV (CSI Miami), the exact
job he left in his search for greener pastures.
So here's to the
cast of Mad Men, "You are in
heaven. So enjoy!"
I have gone on and on about how ugly Crocs
are and how no true New Yorker would even be caught
dead in a pair, but then I read an article that
gave me pause. Crocs, the ugly cheap shoes of the
masses, have hit hard times and may even have to
go bankrupt (Washington
Yikes! I feel terribly guilty. Ugly or not, they
were inventive and truly must have been comfortable
(I don't know, I am Miss Wendy after all and cannot
have Crocs peeking out from the bottom of my frock).
But then I saw a ray of hope for Crocs - four stylish
Japanese women sitting at one of the outdoor tables
on Broadway with Crocs on their feet. So all may
is well. The Japanese are the true trend setters
in fashion, so Crocs may very well have ascended
into the realm of camp inhabited by Hello Kitty
2009 Teen Choice Awards - Arrivals
August 9, 2009
Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
Beat Goes On: I received this photo of Britney
Spears and though, "Wow, what a difference."
The photo says everything; she looks healthy and
happy. When Britney gets to the point she can manage
her own affairs her father, Jamie Spears, should
really consider taking his life coaching skills
on the road. Everyone could use a little help from
I got this ad by email this morning from Neiman
Marcus. In case you are a New Yorker who has
never traveled to LA, Juicy Couture is an expensive
line of clothing that made its name by re-designing
1970's velour track suits to upholster and delineate
every line of LA women's bottoms. This is a line
that you never see in New York because New York
women don't want anyone to think they are from Queens
(even if they are). But having said that, the designers
behind Juicy are attempting to have a "broader"
appeal by designing more traditional luxury items.
But in the meantime, if you see Juicy, you have
most likely been transported to LA.
P. S. to Neimans:
No one who wears Juicy eats dessert. I know this
ad is supposed to be a fantasy, but come on!.
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