Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"I used to be your favorite drunk..."
A three-day auction of over 700 items from the late Yves Saint Laurent's personal estate are on the auction block this week at Christie's and are expected to earn a sum of $384 million. The collection includes works from Mondrian, Brancusi and Matisse among others - sales of which will go to benefit a new foundation dedicated to scientific research and the fight against AIDS, which is being spearheaded by Saint Laurent's longtime partner Pierre Berge. [CNN]

Saturday, February 21, 2009

An interesting article in yesterday's New York Times about how Hillary Clinton is redefining the face of foreign diplomacy.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm at The Daily Beast this week editing New York Fashion Week coverage. Check it out HERE!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Star In Your Own Romance Novel For A Mere $40

"The Web site U Star Novels sells romance novels tailored to a customer so they can star in their own sexy book. The company asks customers to fill in personal details about themselves and their partner, and then choose from stock titles, like Fever in France. This week alone, the company has processed more than 1,500 orders for individualized romances novels, which are $40 dollars each," says NPR.
Fashion shows MILFs some love... "like that 10 year old dog who won at the dog contest, sully sullenberger."

Thank you Jessica Chanen.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Aggy, Iggy & Iris Show Some Love

Katie Grand's much-anticipated fashion rag Love doesn't debut until February 19th (during London Fashion Week). But, fortunately for fans feverish for the fashion mag's launch, Love's blog has posted three covers - featuring Agyness Deyn, Iggy Pop and Iris Strubbegger (which could just be promotional given the fact that rumor has it The Gossip's Beth Ditto will grace Love's premiere issue). As over-saturated as the market is with images of Aggy, I think her cover is my favorite.

M.I.A. To Perform On Due Date

People is reporting that M.I.A. has agreed to perform at the Grammy's this Sunday, despite the fact that the ceremony falls on the same day as her due date. M.I.A. is up for two awards and has agreed to a live performance. Seeing a very pregnant M.I.A. rap on stage, ginormous belly bump exposed for the world to see would be pretty spectacular. Anyone want to take bets on her water breaking mid-set?
An International Herald Tribune piece today dedicates 488 words to the topic of Kate Winslet's cleavage.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Spinal Tap to release first album in 19 years says the BBC. Fingers crossed this means a This Is Spinal Tap 2: The Reunion mockumentary is in the works as well.
Alisa Gould-Simon is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn.