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days of wine and poses

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Lookoftheday

Amy Winehouse’s singular look—imperfect bouffant hair and winged eyeliner—is just one of the things that set the sultry singer-songwriter apart from her peers. So when we spotted this similarly coiffed and madeup New Yorker, we instantly thought of her. The stylish look-alike denied the connection, but we stand by our initial reaction


Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

folding pattern

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Djcassidy

The fashion crowd flocked to the Highline Ballroom last night to witness the NYC debut of the Hilfiger Sessions. The concert series, which began in Europe in 2005, touched down in the U.S. for the first time with performances by younger acts like Emily King, Tamarama (a group made up of male models), and Susan Cagle, alongside more established acts like Arckid. Former Tommy Hilfiger intern DJ Cassidy played the dapper host and reminisced about his early experiences with Tommy and the gang. “I was 16 years old, and Tommy used to take me to Tavern on the Green, the White Party with Puffy, and Andre Harrell’s parties. That’s where I met everyone,” he said. But it wasn’t all glamour. “I got Andy [Hilfiger] a Sausage McMuffin every morning. And when the Wu-Tang Clan came in to get their clothes, I folded them. But that was the highlight of my summer, folding Raekwon’s rugby shirt. That was the highlight of my life.”
Katie Hintz


Photo: Stephen Lovekin/WireImage.com

heaven can wait

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Boombox

We asked T-shirt wordsmith/DJ du jour Henry Holland to give us his impressions of Sunday’s “One Night in Heaven” party co-hosted by i-D magazine for Jeremy Scott at London’s Boombox. Since he’s a dedicated partygoer with the late-rising habits to match, his dispatch didn’t arrive until today. Here’s what he had to say:

“As we turned the corner into Hoxton Square, we were greeted by the usual scrum of ladyboys, fashion whores, and editors, all trying to catch the eye of door girl Cozette, tonight wearing a hot Giles frock. Due to bad timing—we knew we should have come earlier—we’re left waiting in the rain. Standing in the drizzle, we see Gareth Pugh run out to change into his Balenciaga gold robot leggings. Looks like we might have missed his set. Later, when we finally make it inside, we see Jeremy Scott arrive—so even the star of the night had trouble getting in. But he looks fabulous in a pair of stars-and-stripes shorts and a biker jacket. We try to make our way into the main room, but it’s too crowded for us to get in, so we decide to go out for a quick cigarette. Since the smoking ban came into effect last week, outdoor smoking areas are fast becoming unofficial VIP spots. This one is no different: Carrie Mundane and Gareth Pugh are sharing a lighter. Cigarettes smoked, we head back inside and hit the dance floor, but just as we’re getting into Jeremy’s DJ set, the lights come up. The night’s over—and once again, Boombox managed to pull it off fabulously.”

Photo: Alistair Allan

back in black

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Michellepfeiffer

After a five-year hiatus, Michelle Pfeiffer is back in full force. The actress, who stepped out of the limelight to focus on raising her kids, has two big films coming out in the next month. Seen here at the New York City premiere of Hairspray, Pfeiffer glows in a strapless gown by her go-to designer, Giorgio Armani. She recently praised Armani as her soul mate, saying he’s responsible for keeping her off worst-dressed lists. But she isn’t afraid to experiment—at the movie’s Hollywood premiere, Pfeiffer went with a dress by newcomer Jenni Kayne.


Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

VIVA MARÍA

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Asanchez

It was a first-rate fiesta at Christie’s New York headquarters last night—even without Salma Hayek, who was supposed to have been an honorary host. The auction house was celebrating the opening of the late Mexican screen legend María Félix’s estate auction. As a mariachi band played outside, topless and turbaned young men distributed margaritas to guests inside, including Tinsley Mortimer, Alex Kramer, and Hamish Bowles. The items in the July 17 and 18 auction include exhaustive amounts of furniture, books, and paintings as well as a mouthwatering selection of Van Cleef & Arpels rocks and Hermès and Christian Dior garments. “I don’t know how many movies I’ve seen of María’s,” said host Angel Sanchez. “A lot of my inspirations came from the movies of the fifties and the sixties, when Mexico had its golden years and María was the biggest star.” And if he could pony up for one of the $200-to-$500,000-plus priced items? “I would like a big portrait of her. They are very baroque and dramatic, but it could be beautiful on a simple, simple wall of my apartment. Everything very modern, but with this very strong piece.”
Katie Hintz
Photo: Billy Farrell/PatrickMcMullan.com