It wasn't hard to feel on the short side at The Daily & Modelinia's party for The Models Issue on Friday at Harlow in midtown early evening. Besides IMG's Ivan Bart, international fashion and design consultant Fern Mallis and photographer and host of The Face Nigel Barker, a bevy of leggy beauties, including Julie Henderson, Lydia Hearst and Selita Ebanks, swarmed the venue, "I just did the Rag & Bone show," said model Jessica Hart. "I literally walked right off the runway and came here." The Australian catwalker will be catching a few shows of her own in the front row, but she has some other plans for her downtime: "I take French lessons and I do it over Skype or she comes to my place. I've been doing it for three years. I can overhear people say things and I can understand." Hart made her exit early to get to the Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.
Now On Newsstands
Calling Harvey Weinstein! At the cocktail party to celebrate the launch of new glossy mag Porter, published by Net-A-Porter.com, at Narcissa in the East Village, Georgina Chapman, his wife and co-designer of Marchesa, shared a tidbit of wisdom to all those weary of the current weather conditions. When asked what her best accessory or tip is to endure the winter weather during New York Fashion Week, her suggestion was simple: "A husband on your arm." Who needs snow-boots with traction when you have that? The first edition has Gisele on the cover.
The Porter celebration certainly had it's share of glamorous guests -- from Karolina Kurokova to Carine Roitfeld -- but it may also have won for oddest pair of New York Fashion Week already. Socialite Marjorie Gubelmann, who is also the CEO of Vie Luxe International (and who in her free time, deejays under the name Mad Marj), arrived with Kendall Jenner to the party. While it's wise that every beautiful 18-year-old girl have a chaperone (especially if she's the daughter of Bruce and Kris Jenner), the connection between the two made quite the head-scratching conversation topic for a number of party guests. Kendall politely declined speaking with all press.
Who needs a birthday party when you have your own fashion week party? Just ask SUNO designer Erin Beatty, who was surprised with a cake in honor of her 35th birthday at the design house's after-party at Skylark on Friday evening. The party included fans of the downtown-cool brand, like deejay Chelsea Leyland, Ebanks, and the ATL Twins (made famous by Spring Breakers), who gathered to sing to Beatty.
The Forgotten Month
Nur Khan is calling it now: It's a trend to not care about February's fashion week. "People just aren't putting money into it," said the nightlife impresario at a party for Hardware LND with Jessica Horwell at the Electric Room. "They care about September so much more. They just don't care about February at all anymore. I see a trend developing." Khan, who currently works with the Electric Room and TAO and has previously worked with Don Hills, Kenmare and Rose Bar, isn't going down this season without a fight, however. He plans on launching a Web site to celebrate the twenty years he's been working in nightlife and entertainment, and hopes to do so this Fashion week. "If everything goes right, I want to have a major party to celebrate," Khan said. "A party like this city has never seen before." Khan was tight-lipped about who the headliner would be, but in the past he has recruited Guns N' Roses, Courtney Love and The Kills.