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April 21 2014

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9 posts tagged "Stuart Weitzman"

On Our Radar: Thatcher’s Evolve Intarsia Dress

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It’s going to be a big spring for Alisse Thatcher—the designer is launching two lines under her name, one of chic ready-to-wear and one of shapewear. Each is great, but the big news for me is Thatcher’s seamless Evolve dress, which combines both—it’s got the shapewear built right in. One less piece to wear is always welcome come summer, and with a cute patterned frock like this one, the slimming is just the icing on the cake. (Or whatever the low-fat equivalent is.) I’m planning to wear mine with Stuart Weitzman work boots (below, left) and an unbuttoned military shirt from the Gap for work, and to switch to my Jimmy Choo strappy sandals (below, right) and a big clutch when I meet my husband for date night.

Thatcher Evolve intarsia dress, $180, available in May at www.shopbop.com; Stuart Weitzman Loden green lace-up combat boot, $395, available at Stuart Weitzman, NYC, (212) 750-2555; Jimmy Choo Quito multi-strap sandals, $995, available at www.jimmychoo.com.

Photos: Steven Torres; Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman; Courtesy of Jimmy Choo

Blasblog: Is Ping-Pong The New Poker?

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A few years ago, when that whole poker trend started to take off, I felt kind of left out. All the men’s magazines were suggesting that the cool thing to do was to sit in basements, chomp on cigars, and play cards. Then suddenly, whenever I couldn’t sleep, I would turn on the TV and the only thing still on would be some fallen celebrity at a VIP Vegas championship. Still, I never knew a full house from a royal flush.

It’s why I was rather excited when I began hearing that Ping-Pong had pushed old poker face off the Trendy Sport du Jour pedestal. Not only do I boast some raw athletic ability (don’t laugh: I was Missouri’s 2000 Scholar Athlete), but I also have the advantage of years of beer pong played as a Midwestern youth. I tested these skills last night at Stuart Weitzman’s first annual Serve to Save Ping-Pong Tournament, which supports ovarian cancer awareness. And I’m just going to say it: I got moves. My partner and eventual competitor Joy Bryant had better moves, though, as she ended up knocking me out of the competition. But her rally didn’t last long. “I’ll go easy on you,” Weitzman himself offered, before he walloped her. Not that it was a fair fight by any means. Who knew that Mr. Weitzman was a serious Ping-Pong-er who even competed in the Jewish Olympics in Israel? I leave you with another fun fact: Susan Sarandon is a major Pongaloonie as well, and even part owner of the club, SPiN, where the tourney took place.

Stella, Gwyneth, Madonna: Just A Regular Girl’s Night In

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Stella McCartney and Gwyneth Paltrow welcomed Madonna back to London yesterday with a girl’s night chez Madge. The boys (Guy, Rocco, and David) were off at the other estate, and Madge’s minions were busy unloading the gigantic framed Steven Klein picture of herself that she likes to travel with. Seriously.

Shortly after parting ways with Kate Hudson, Lance Armstrong started dating low-profiler Anna Hansen. Turns out the two are now expecting, a feat close to impossible, given the cyclist’s cancer battle. Oh Lance, you sly devil!

Shoe guru Stuart Weitzman wants to beat you in Ping-Pong. At stake: a lot of shoes, and your pride.

stuart weitzman, tireless sole man

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Editors spend a good part of fashion week looking for the next big thing. Will it be Joseph Altuzarra? Or maybe this will be José Ramón Réyes’ season, since word on the runway is that his Saturday afternoon show has quite the big-time editor list confirmed. Interest in such boutique labels makes us sometimes forget the sheer volume that some of fashion’s hallmark brands produce. Like shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, who revealed at the Wednesday night opening of his new Madison Avenue flagship that he’s responsible for upward of 350 new styles of shoes every year. That’s a lot of pumps. And to make them all, the former New Yorker spends more than eight months of the year in Spain, where his factories are located—despite the fact that the city is the full-time residence of Jane Weitzman, his better half. “Not that I’m complaining,” he said. “Spain is one of the few European countries that don’t hate Americans yet.” On display at the store party was a series of celebrity-designed and autographed shoes that will be auctioned off this month on the Weitzman Web site, with proceeds going to ovarian cancer research. Ivanka Trump’s pump boasted a few real diamond chips (from the Ivanka Trump Collection, we assume); Rachel Bilson’s contribution combined feathers and plaid; and Kiefer Sutherland got political and promotional with his shoe, which had an American flag and “24″ emblazoned on the sole.

Photo: Courtesy of Starworks