Au Naturel on the Runways
Fall’s faces are blank. Don’t expect dark eyes or deep lips the biggest shows so far went for natural looks. Lacoste and Yeohlee showed bare eyes, while Erin Fetherston’s girls sported softly flushed cheeks. A few shows offered slight splashes of color like the rose-hued lips at Abaete and Twinkle’s lightly violet eyes. Combine this with the perfect pallor, and you’ll be right at home with your favorite MisShape.
Back of the House
Zagat Fails to Number-Close Milk and HoneyThough we agree that table-scoring strategy is important (we winced when we recently overheard a woman pleading with a French gatekeeper, “I speak French, does that matter?”), Zagat’s recent tips of the trade aren’t exactly that useful: As the authors admit, all you really have to do to score a table these days at La Esquina is call, and their advice on clinching the perennial prize of every Moscow Mule worshipper (Milk and Honey’s secret number) doesn’t quite ring true. Per Google, the new number is nowhere on the Internet (owner Sasha scolds sites that post it, and he disconnected the old one 212-625-3897 not long ago), so don’t waste time on the recommended Web search. Next time the digits change, simply ask sister bar Little Branch for them. In the meantime, call two, one, two, eight, one, zero, seven, six, five, four. Daniel Maurer