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Blasblog: Happy Birthday To The Manor Born


The lower left part of Manhattan that is Tribeca isn’t exactly known as a shopping hub. Sure, there’s an Issey Miyake down there and a few other things, but generally speaking it’s mostly new moms in Tory Burch flats than it is ultra-cool sylphs in Alaïa wedges or Margiela boots. That is, until a year ago, when Davinia Wang and Ryan Korban blew into the neighborhood with Edon Manor, their lovely and airy Greenwich Street store stocked with the hottest kicks that any uptown or downtown girl could ask for. Last night, Vanessa Traina and Jen Brill hosted an anniversary party for the shop, attracting a whole slew of the pretty young people down to De Niro-ville to sip Champagne and snack on Mr. Chow’s Chinese food from across the street. Piling into the store were the likes of Peaches Geldof, Arden Wohl, Alexander Wang, Ferebee Bishop Taube (who is pregnant, with twin boys no less), and models Shannan Click and Julia Stegner. Teen Vogue‘s Amy Astley, who lives nearby, observed, “This is the coolest crowd I think I’ve ever seen on Greenwich.” And it just kept getting cooler. Erin Wasson was one of the last to make it to the fête, exclaiming, “All I want to do now is put on my iPod and jam to some Wu-Tang.” I wonder if the Tribeca locals even know that The Wu-Tang is a rap group? “Nah, they probably think it’s a noodle,” replied Wasson. And they say women aren’t funny!

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