Heatherette: Fashion Is Like a Frolicking UnicornIn between digging up our best glitter eye shadow and glossiest lip goo in preparation for tonight’s launch party for the Heatherette M.A.C makeup line, we did some research. And the we stumbled across the most amazing thing.
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We’re Forced to Get on Our Knees at HilfigerBecause it took us 45 minutes to get to Lincoln Center in rush-hour traffic, we might have been a little late for Tommy Hilfiger. And because we might have been a little late for Tommy Hilfiger, we might have missed the chance to sit in our actual assigned seats. This may be how we ended up loitering in a glass-enclosed balcony, fighting for a spot past the folks in standing room who’d gotten there at a reasonable hour. And that’s how we found ourselves at our lowest Fashion Week point, both emotionally and physically: kneeling on the carpet, peering through people’s legs down at the front row below.
Richie Rich Pays Respects to Tommy Hilfiger
Who would have though that the celeb faction would come out at the eleventh hour, and to see Tommy Hilfiger, no less? And yet the Friday-evening show at the Hammerstein Ballroom was comparatively packed with a mixed bunch of familiar faces. We spied pop star Cassie; Las Vegas star and Cover Girl Molly Sims (who looked lovely but thin in a tightly cinched navy trench) gabbing with Rachel Roy and Damon Dash; model Natalia Vodianova; Playboy Playmate Victoria Silvstedt; and one of this week’s Former Destiny’s Child Members About Town, Michelle Williams, whom we overheard telling a reporter that she has been a fan of Hilfiger’s for years, and that he had always been a big Destiny’s Child supporter. We can totally see Hilfiger rocking out to “Bootylicious.”
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Eye of the Storm: Backstage at HeatheretteFrom the outside, Heatherette may have been a total fiasco, but our Jada Yuan found that inside was nothing but love. Backstage, Richie Rich’s aromatherapist was dressed like Dorothy but didn’t seem to know why. A misty Lydia Hearst remembered the boys from back in the day (“I really consider them part of my family”) while Omahyra favored Heatherette for the bloodlust: “This is the shit. Everybody’s fighting to get in here.”
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Fashion Week’s Exit ReturnsTuesday was Primary Day, and New Yorkers went to the polls to pick their favorite Democrats. At Bryant Park, capital of the Republic of Fashion, we asked some citizens if they’d chosen a candidate that day.