Happy Eccentric Executive Day!

FINANCE
• Steve Schwarzman's chef spends $3,000 each weekend on food; Schwarzman makes his employees wear non-squeaky shoes, and at five-foot-six, he attributes his success to "little man" complex. [WSJ]
• "Page Six" is on the trail of an investment banker who wears kimonos and eyeliner. [NYP]
• If you're a CEO, you may well be a lousy father. [Fortune via CNNMoney]

MEDIA
• The Wall Street Journal raises its price to $1.50 a copy. Subscription rates will stay the same. [NYT]
• NBC pops the up-front cherry this season and makes two ad deals. [NYP]
• Will Barbara Walters put Paris on The View? [FishbowlNY]

LAW
Charney v. Sullivan & Cromwell chugs on, but the discovery phase is silent. [Soloway via Above the Law]
• The backlash against the AutoAdmit lawsuit begins. [Above the Law]
• Where do women head after quitting Big Law? In-house jobs, government work, and women-owned firms, to name a few. [Law Blog/WSJ]

FASHION
• Giles Deacon, in yet another collaboration, has designed a print for Intel's Asus notebooks. [British Vogue]
• Design team Clemens Ribeiro is out at Cacharel. [Fashion Inc./Portfolio]
• A Dubai firm is close to buying Barneys New York for $950 million. [NYP]