• A whole lot of ads for ShopBazaar.com, which now has a “Fabulous at Every Age” boutique.
• A lot of Terry Richardson–the controversial photog shot Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey and an editorial called “In Living Color.”
• Some things that are in: white, sleek clutches, PVC purses, bucket bags.
Some things that are out: neon clutches, multi-finger rings, door-knocker earrings.
• Derek Blasberg on Oscar de la Renta: “The mayor joked that only Oscar could cross party lines, saying that the one thing everybody could see eye to eye on about the Republican National Convention was how divine Ann Romney looked in her red OdlR dress.”
• Vera Wang’s amazing My List feature (she has a pantry for orange food), which we already wrote about here.
• “Fashion Politics” by Julia Reed asks whether or not politics dictate fashion for first ladies. The answer? “Like pretty much every other woman in America, the way first ladies dress has less to do with political affiliation and more to do with age and class, personal taste and body type, as well as the not necessarily political message they’re trying to send,” Reed offers.
• In a feature about Linda Ramone (Johnny’s widow), she reveals that, years ago, she would be disappointed when Bill Cunningham didn’t photograph her:
I remember going into the city and I’d see [New York Times street-style photographer] Bill Cunningham on the corner. He would run after me and my friends all the time. But if he didn’t, I would think, Oh, God, what a disappointing outfit I must have on if he didn’t run after me. That would be really sad. Boring is boring!
• Nicole Kidman on her couture red carpet dresses: “Whichever daughter loves clothes more will get dibs on all those. But I keep them in the same way that I’d keep a painting.” Read the full sotry here.