Nordstrom Has Trouble Securing Manhattan Space

Someday, our mid-market retail prince will come. Photo: Getty Images

• Nordstrom is having trouble securing a site for a Manhattan flagship; it had its sights set on the old Drake Hotel on 56th and Park, but the building's developer has hit a snag with financiers. [WWD]

Nicole Farhi showed yesterday at London Fashion Week: The collection had great pieces, and then there were not-so-great pieces in muted colors and layers. In sum, "If Virginia Woolf were alive today, and perhaps worked in a publisher's office…" [Guardian]

• Maybelline is the cosmetics brand with the most loyal customers, according to a new study. Mary Kay came in second and Estée Lauder came in third. What, no love for Wet n Wild? [WWD]

Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Meghan White was booed at the cover-girl announcement party on Tuesday night when it was announced that she's a New England Patriots cheerleader. [NYP]

• Hey guys, Karolina Kurkova is single. She thinks it's because men are intimidated by how tall and loud she is. And if you do muster the courage to ask her on a date, don't take her to dinner because that's so boring. She'd much rather go bungee jumping. Not intimidating at all, right? [NYDN]

• Dog shows are like fashion shows. Just "replace the poodles with Latvian giantesses" and the backstage area would be just like the backstage of the tents. [NYT]