August 30 2014

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3 posts tagged "Cindi Leive"

Jason Wu Celebrates With His Other First Lady, Stephanie Seymour


Publicists tend to use the phrase “intimate dinner” loosely on invitations, and you can usually take “intimate” to mean they invited just under five hundred people and twice as many photographers. But the cozy supper that Cindi Leive hosted for Jason Wu last night at The Beatrice Inn had a genuine friends-and-family feeling. That’s provided your friends and family include, as Wu’s do, Chanel Iman, Bryanboy, and Stephanie Seymour, the star of the designer’s newly minted ad campaign. Bryanboy, a fashion-show fixture these last few seasons, mentioned that he’ll be missing Milan and Paris this time around, as he’ll be busy filming new episodes of America’s Next Top Model in L.A. We imagine @stefanogabbana is breaking out the sad-face emoticon as we speak. Leive decided to throw the bash on the spur of the moment to celebrate Wu’s coup in dressing Michelle Obama for the inauguration. “I know you don’t like to bask,” the Glamour editor said, addressing the guest of honor in a brief speech before dinner. “Oh no,” Wu interjected, “I like to bask.”

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Everyone Is Hanging Out With Mindy Kaling


Despite her own published concern—her new essay collection, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, is out now—these days, everyone’s dying to hang out with Mindy Kaling. The writer/producer/actress/former shopping blogger has been on a promotion tour of late, first fêting her book with a Tory Burch-hosted party in New York and, last night, one helmed by Glamour‘s Cindi Leive in L.A. “She’s like the super-cool, very funny, still very relatable friend you wish you had,” Leive gushed. (She’d excerpted a chapter on boys and men in her magazine’s November issue.) And judging by last night’s guest list, Kaling isn’t short on friends. At The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, her Office co-stars Ellie Kemper and B.J. Novak came out to support the first-time author, as did Aaron Sorkin, Nicole Richie, and Anna Faris.

“I’m totally insufferable now,” Kaling joked, surveying the Hollywood-heavy crowd, which also included Jon Hamm and girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt, Jimmy Kimmel, and Busy Philipps. “Being an author, that’s the one you can be the most pretentious about—now people actually think I’m a person of consequence.” And the attention wasn’t lost on Aziz Ansari, of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. “I’m huge supporter of Indian actors on NBC sitcoms getting incredibly lucrative book deals,” he said. “So really, any attention brought to Indian actors on NBC sitcoms is well deserved.”

Photo: Jeff Vespa / WireImage

VF Anoints Carey, Carla, Gaga, And More


The issue itself—the much-blogged, Lady Gaga-covered September Vanity Fair—doesn’t hit stands until Thursday, but royal watchers, social chroniclers, and the legions of Little Monsters can get the answers they’ve waited for today: VF‘s International Best-Dressed List is now online.

Conclusions? It’s a good time to be in politics. Michelle Obama made the women’s list, as did SamCam (a.k.a. Samantha Cameron, wife of Britain’s new prime minister, David Cameron), and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Carey Mulligan and Diane Kruger made their first appearances on the women’s list as well. On the Originals list, Lady Gaga makes her debut, joining Helena Bonham Carter, John Galliano, and the Duchess of Alba, among others. On the men’s side, Waris Ahluwahlia shares space with Javier Bardem, Alec Baldwin (on the list after a 21-year hiatus), and André Balazs, to name a few. And the fashion industry is repped by Tory Burch, Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman, Alice + Oliva’s Stacey Bendet, Alber Elbaz, and Glamour‘s Cindi Leive.

The complete list—including couples, sibling pairs, and the hall of fame—is now up at

Photo: Francis Specker / CBS / Landov