We can't get away from this interview with Simon Doonan for NBC's First Look. First it was in every cab we took, and then we woke up to it on the news this morning. In the video - and his new book Eccentric Glamour, Simon pegs stylish women into three categories: the Socialite (diamond-studded grill), the Existentialist (black on black), and the Gypsy (flowy tops). And he doesn't forget to offer us plenty of sound bite worthy quotes ("Say no to ho"), and in case you were concerned, assures us that "windows are very democratic," because we can have "no teeth and be completely destitute and still enjoy a [shop] window." Who knew? For the record, our favorite New York City window is the Sixth Avenue puppy shop. -- JAZZI McGILBERT
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Aurelie Bidermann Fetes Her New 'Bidermann' Collection for Barneys
Last night fancy fashion folks feted (like that alliteration? hmmm?) the launch of Aurelie Bidermann's first collection exclusively for Barney's over dinner at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria. Simon Doonan, Barneys Ambassador at Large, was there to welcome editors and socialites like host Garance Dore, Rachel Chandler, Bonnie Morrison, Lauren Remington Platt and Amanda Ross to name a few. "Welcome to Arby's! This is Arby's," Doonan announced at the start of our feast, which included enough cured and roasted meats to feed a small army (we weren't complaining). I laughed but not many others did. Later that night Doonan bemoaned his joke falling flat. "Maybe fashion people don't know about how delicious fast food roast beef is?" I posited.