Actress-singer Mandy Moore is dating angster-singer Ryan Adams, In Touch is reporting. And this has gotten us all excited for many reasons — not the least of which being that Adams is getting Wilmer Valderrama's sloppy seconds!
Take a look at the cover of the J.Crew catalog on the left. It's two pretty models zipped into hoodie sweatshirts together. How sweet! Look closer. Recognize the ginger on the left? It's Jessica Joffe, the former Observer assistant turned model who has previously appeared in campaigns for Banana Republic and Uniqlo. You may remember her from the New York Times, where she described herself and her boyfriend Ryan Adams as "Like, a low-rent, mall version of Sid and Nancy." She looks kind of smug in that picture, huh? Well, if you were a twentysomething Stanford grad who models for a living and lives with a rock-star boyfriend, you might be smug, too. We'd say something bitter and catty, but we're afraid Ryan Adams would come after us with his words.
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For the second season in a row, John Varvatos debuted his new collection at the very top of 7 World Trade Center, which boasts a spectacular view of Manhattan and a moving perspective on ground zero. Many of the guests were unable to keep up the usual routine of schmoozing with their fellow fashionistas, instead wandering over to the floor-to-ceiling windows to take a look.
Proenza Schouler moved uptown to the magnificent Park Avenue Armory this year, and their fans came with them. We spotted the usual cadre of interchangeable blonde fashion editors, a sprinkling of socialites (including Aerin Lauder and avowed Proenza lover Jessica Joffe, who was wearing the same outfit she had on at the 11 a.m. Sari Gueron show scandale!), and, of course, Anna Wintour, this time with daughter Bee Shaffer in tow.
New York socialites and Hollywood starlets have traditionally inhabited two separate celebrity worlds. Never mind the continent between them; they also do different things. Society girls bring attention to disfiguring diseases by wearing designer dresses to galas, while their Hollywood counterparts spend evenings talking their way into free drinks at the latest hot bars, usually not wearing any underwear. And, for years, each group has seemed content to remain within its own orbit. Until now.
The Great New York Socialite Invasion of 2007 hit Los Angeles when Tinsley Mortimer and Fabiola Beracasa descended for some Oscar post-parties. It was the first sign of cross-pollination between the two PR-grubbing groups, and we fear it will not go smoothly. Will the L.A. girls tolerate the New Yorkers moving in on their turf? Will the East Coasters give the locals the respect they demand? A battle royale could be in the works. Here's who we see poised for face-offs — and who we predict will be left standing at the end, triumphantly clutching a bloodied hair extension.
Until today, we'd never been to a show that was running so late that the models were being given their catwalk instructions as we took our seats. Unlike other shows that run behind schedule (why, hello, Marc Jacobs), Proenza Schouler started a perfectly respectable 45 minutes late.
Name: Jessica Joffe
Job: "I write, mostly." Also: Girl about town, model, new face of Uniqlo jeans.
Neighborhood: West Village
Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
Any afternoon at Economy Candy.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Worry and make tea. In reverse order.
Narciso Rodriguez is known for providing discriminating actresses with classy frocks — for example, the one Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore to the Emmys this year — so naturally we assumed his show would be chockablock with the smart, stylish celebrity set.
We spent the first few days of Fashion Week giddily anticipating our first glimpse of Anna Wintour. We fielded several phone calls from home asking if we’d seen The Bobbed One yet. But the answer was always a downtrodden "no." Until today.