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  1. guess that zoom shot
    Zoom Shot Pop Quiz: Pearls, Feathers, and MoreBefore we move to Milan, one last exam on London!
  2. model tracker
    Veruschka von Lehndorff Is London’s Top ModelAt the age of 71, the icon made an exclusive runway appearance, closing the Giles show.
  3. london fashion week
    New Spring Collections: House of Holland, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Jasper Conran, and More!See runway photos, backstage, front row, and more!
  4. beauty marks
    Robert Pattinson Finally Uses Gel in His Hair; Nick Arrojo Lands His Own Reality ShowAnd Prell’s newest spokesperson is Alexa Ray Joel.
  5. we dream of live streams
    London Fashion Week to Stream Live OnlineThat means every show being held in the official venue.
  6. model tracker
    Dree Hemingway Is London’s Top ModelLondon’s runways were as exciting and diverse as the collections they show.
  7. diversity issues
    Models on London Runways Aren’t Only 19 Years Old, 107 Pounds, and WhiteBut most of them are.
  8. inevitable things
    Amy Winehouse Designing a Capsule Collection for PPQShe might not be well, but she’s back!
  9. peach pit
    Peaches Geldof Models Lingerie to Give the Kids Someone to Look Up ToAnd you thought the overachieving 20-year-old’s résumé couldn’t possibly get any weightier.
  10. london rundown
    London and Milan Makeup Artists Can Color inside the LinesWhile colorful makeup electrified the New York runways, beauty was decidedly darker across the pond.
  11. model tracker
    Jourdan Dunn Is London Fashion Week’s Top ModelLondon’s runways featured a mix of iconic faces and fresh beauties.
  12. beauty marks
    Celine Dion and Kate Moss to Launch New FragrancesAlso, Seal wore nail polish to the Oscars.
  13. feathered fashion
    Wing It With Feathered Hair AccessoriesA sampling of party-ready feathered hair accessories, from subtle, tufted clips to bold, Kenley-esque headwear.
  14. peach pit
    Peaches Geldof’s PPQ Capsule Collection Hits StoresAnd she looks ravishing modeling it.
  15. when celebrities design
    Forecasting Peaches Geldof’s Collection for PPQShe says it’s inspired by her personal style, so we’ve assembled a Peaches look book.
  16. london calling
    31 Crazy Looks From London!London’s looks are notoriously off-the-wall. But that’s what we love about those wacky Brits.
  17. model tracker
    Amanda Laine Is London Fashion Week’s Top ModelDesigners clamored to book the model at the U.K. shows.
  18. trends
    Jazzy Hairpieces Saturate London RunwaysModels at PPQ, Temperley London, and Luella Bartley’s shows sported anything but an average headband.
  19. loose threads
    Tory Burch Hires Six New Execs; ‘Vogue’ Excludes Bee ShafferBee wasn’t included in ‘Vogue”s coverage of the Costume Institute gala, and images of new H&M clothes could be the Comme des Garçon line!
  20. first looks
    Sneak Peek: PPQ’s Line for Ben ShermanLondon-based designers PPQ have designed five very special dresses for Ben Sherman, which you can buy here in two weeks. The collection gets its big reveal.
  21. loose threads
    ASME Snubs Fashion Mags; Acne Jeans Opens in SohoVogue gets no noms for the National Magazine Awards, Acne Jeans opens its first New York store today, and Simon Doonan’s autobiography gets picked up for development as a television series.
  22. first looks
    Hot Off the London Fashion Week Runways: Olsen Garb, Fun Prints, and Voluminous DressesThe first runway slideshows from London Fashion Week are up! Ben de Lisi showed nicely cut blouses. Biba, like Halston, is a comeback brand with “a convincing new start,” according to IHT.
  23. art candy
    Artists Margot Herster, Francesco Simeti, and Guerra de la Paz Get Their War OnExit Art’s “Love/War/Sex” exhibition, up at the gallery through January 26, paints quite the chilling wartime image/S&M fantasy complete with real-life weaponry, netting, video works, and submissive statues.
  24. trailer mix
    ‘The Dark Knight’ Trailer: Heath Ledger Is Not Joking AroundHeath Ledger looks like he might exceed even our admittedly high expectations, and after just these two minutes we’re quite ready to declare him the greatest-ever Batman movie villain.
  25. company town
    Rupert’s Fingers Already Closing Around the Heart of the ‘Journal’MEDIA • Rupert Murdoch won’t officially take over the Journal until tomorrow, but he’s already dipped his tentacles deep into the paper. Rumor has it the Journal will dismiss two or three dozen people, to be replaced with Rupe’s cronies, and then go on a hiring spree. Oh, and apparently Murdoch briefly considered dropping “Wall Street” from the title. Tells you something about where the paper’s headed. [NYT] • Sadly, Jane Pratt won’t actually be starring in a reality-TV show titled American Ugly, as we reported yesterday. C’mon Jane, don’t you love us? [Mixed Media/Portfolio] • New York Post “Metro” editor Dan Colarusso, whom Col Allan praised as “a quintessential New Yorker,” walked out of the newsroom and quit yesterday. No word on why, but seems pretty quintessential to us. [Runnin’ Scared/VV]
  26. in other news
    Remnick Reveals ‘New Yorker’ Hiring CriteriaThough they probably made it difficult for j-school students to score juicy interviews, recent revelations of superpower editors in the media have made us feel that we’re not sure the days of the shy and retiring redliner — RIP, William Shawn — were so bad after all. In today’s Independent, New Yorker editor David Remnick rapidly reduces our opinion of him as he tells us that he went to a fancy college — “God knows why” — his worst trait as a journalist is his “lack of concentration,” Iraq is “so depressing,” and though he doesn’t “write so much,” as the editor, he gets to be himself “with all its grave limitations.” False modesty is all very well, but Remnick’s ruminations about himself as a child make us worry that some of those grave limitations have totally carried over into the magazine’s present incarnation. Remembering his own precocious youth, Remnick confesses: “If I come across a kid who’s 12 or 13, who seems a little pretentious and doesn’t really quite know what he or she is talking about, I think that’s OK. It means they’re interested.” Ladies and gentleman, you heard it here. The mystery of Adam Gopnik’s ascendance at the mag … SOLVED. David Remnick: ‘New Yorker’ Stories [Independent]
  27. neighborhood watch
    The Splasher Goes Corporate?East Village: The partly opened Bowery Hotel may be inspiring an Old Brooklyn–style black-star design trend in the area. [Curbed] Gramercy: Does replacing fluorescent lighting with track lighting make an otherwise cookie-cutter Dunkin’ Donuts outlet upscale? [The Real Estate/NYO] Greenpoint: Whoever pays $2.5 million for an unlandmarked Victorian gem will likely tear it down to rebuild on its ample land. [Brownstoner] Harlem: Say good-bye to the Sugar Shack, home to great D.J.’s, dancing, poetry readings, and all-around uptown fun. [Uptown Flavor] Red Hook: Looks like Ikea is joining the infamous “Splasher” in the assault on Brooklyn street art. [Gowanus Lounge] Williamsburg: And speaking of the Splasher, does new evidence suggest that the culprit is actually … American Apparel!?!? [i’m not sayin, i’m just sayin]
  28. At the Market
    Cute! Kiwiberries and Other Fresh ‘Babies’ In a culture that prizes youth, it’s no surprise that we’ll pay twice as much for a half-size fruit or vegetable if it’s called a “baby.” But are those Lilliputian Brussels sprouts and their ilk actually young? And do they have a special taste?
  29. intel
    Cursed Brooklynites Seek Relief What doesn’t Brooklyn have? An ad in today’s Metro promised to undo the curses that plague us, be they addictions, debt, rage, or witchcraft. But if you can’t make it out to the Universal Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Friday night at seven, call ahead and reserve a prayer. We asked for help in getting rid of our migraines, and the gentleman working the phones added us to the list. Doctors “won’t fix all your problems,” he said, encouraging us to stop by the church sometime: “How can you taste the food if you never go in the restaurant?” Caution to the cursed: Our man said the phone has been ringing ever since the ad hit the streets, so your prayer may not be answered in a timely fashion. —Jocelyn Guest Metro New York [Official site]
  30. the follow-up
    Last Week in Minor MisunderstandingsIn this installment of our remarkably lax-on-ourselves annotated errata, we’re not quite apologizing for a Nader flub, a Central Park slight, and another Brooklyn border gerrymander. But we do find it necessary to clarify a few things.
  31. grub street
    Rats Ruin It for Everyone Grub Street brings us the worrisome news that the New York City Department of Health is going all vigilante on area restaurants following last week’s embarrassing rat infestations. This weekend’s victims? West Village stalwart John’s Pizzeria and neighboring Risotteria. Operators of both restaurants were furious, as were thwarted customers. Grub Street has all the dirt (which may or may not be in the restaurants themselves). Customers Rush to Pizzeria’s Defense [Grub Street]
  32. Back of the House
    Customers Rush to Pizzeria’s DefenseThe Health Department can’t win for losing: Having failed to close the vermin-infested KFC–Taco Bell, they’re now taking heat for temporarily shutting down coal-oven institution John’s Pizzeria and neighboring Risotteria. Both restaurants protested their closure in the most emphatic terms, and their customers, far from being spooked, jumped right onboard. In a letter put up alongside the closure notice, John’s tells passersby that the city is “trying to save face”: “After SEVENTY years in business, they have decided we need a sink CLOSER TO the pizza-making area,” the note explains. Loyal customers have contributed their own sentiments: “First they came for the smokers,” wrote one libertarian, “then the pizza lovers.” Meanwhile, a punning Risotteria fan has declared that the inspectors are “full of beans.” Your move, Health Department.
  33. company town
    ‘Voice’ Voiceless, AgainMEDIA • David Blum out at the Village Voice. He was the fourth editor there since December 2005. [Gawker] • Flummoxing DVR users everywhere, ABC green-lights a sitcom based on the Geico cavemen commercials. [WSJ] • Pulitzer judging starts today at Columbia University; judges from Willamette Week, the Indianapolis Star, and others read actual printed copies of newspaper articles. [E&P]
  34. intel
    We’re Losing the Portable-Toilet Naming Contest New Yorkers are always trying to be cleverer-than-thou, even when it comes to naming their portable toilets. The city is awash in portalets from companies called “A Royal Flush” and “Call-A-Head.” But we’ve got nothing on the rest of the country. We consulted The Blue Book of Building and Construction to find the top twenty unfortunately named portable-toilet companies from near and far: 20. Happy Can Portable Toilets, Atlanta 19. Drop Zone Portable Service Inc., Frankfort, Ill. 18. Blackmas Best Seat In The House Inc., Bradley, Ill. 17. Plop Jon Inc., Port Saint Lucie, Fla. 16. A.S.A.P. Port-A-Pots Inc., Hampstead, Md. 15. Ameri-Can Engineering, Argos, Ind. 14. Bobby’s Pottys, Joppa, Md. 13. Johnny On The Spot Inc., Old Bridge, N.J. 12. LepreCAN Portable Restrooms, Chicago 11. Loader-Up, Inc., Sarasota, Fla. 10. Mister Bob’s Portable Toilets, Vero Beach, Fla. 9. Royal Throne, Washington, D.C. 8. Tanks Alot, Tomball, Tex. 7. Tee Pee Inc, Roseville, Mich. 6. Wizards of Ooze Ltd., Anacortes, Wash. 5. Oui Oui Enterprises Ltd., Chicago 4. Gotta Go Potties, Tobyhanna, Pa. 3. UrinBiz.com, Chicago 2. Willy Make It?, Oregon City, Oreg. 1. Doodie Calls, New Orleans — Andrew Adam Newman
  35. gossipmonger
    Derek Jeter, Jessica Biel Would Have Hot, Ambiracial ChildrenDerek Jeter has a new lady: Esquire favorite Jessica Biel. The owners of Stereo on West 29th are annoyed a club named Stereo is opening on West 33rd. The Catholic Church is in a tizzy over some book featuring a model-as-Catholic-schoolgirl in various stages of undress (and, finally, no dress). Rudy and Judith Giuliani took a one-and-a-half-day vacation in Italy. Jack Black says Jeremy Piven hates him because Black was cast as the record-store geek in High Fidelity and Piven wasn’t. Four women who had been knocking off sample sales all over town finally get caught in the act. Whitney Houston will be homeless in January, unless she comes up with $1 million. Terminator 3 babe Kristanna Loken comes out of the closet, and Michelle Rodriguez is by her side. An apartment building is being converted to condos, and opponents of the plan say a 97-year-old man died because of the construction (instead of, you know, old age). Ted Turner advocates nuclear power, getting Bush out of office, having fewer children. A women accused Rachael Ray’s husband of extra-marital kinkiness, but the couple denies it. Emilio Estevez is a self-proclaimed “garageiste.” Congrats to Grandpa Donald Trump!