Saturday, February 20, 2010

Shutter Island Premieres at Ziegfeld Theatre

The New York premiere for Martin Scorsese's lastest flick Shutter Island took place Wednesday night at the Ziegfeld Theatre - and it was a sight for sore eyes!

Leonardo DiCaprio (top photo, with Scorsese) is looking better than ever, while leading lady Michelle Williams (second photo) wasn't too far behind!

Mick Jagger, L'Wren Scott (third photo) and Fashion Week hard-hitter AnnaLynne McCord (bottom photo) also showed up for the movie, which is the story of "two U.S. marshals who are summoned to an eerie, fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane located on a remote island off the Massachusetts coast."

Can't wait!

I SPY at NY Fashion Week: Jordin Sparks, Russell Simmons and More

I spy at NY Fashion Week...

Jordin Sparks
on her way to the Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show last Thursday night (top photo), Russell Simmons rolling up to the Bryant Park afterparty with four girls Friday night (middle photo), Kelly Cutrone and Mara Hoffman chatting with Poison Ivy at the Bryant Park afterparty Friday night - "I love your logo," Cutrone told us, before we died happily (bottom photo), Deborah Cox heading to the Elie Tahari show Tuesday morning, and Matthew Settle sitting front row at Perry Ellis Monday night.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tommy Hilfiger: "Onward and Upward to Lincoln Center!"

It was a bittersweet ending to New York Fashion Week Thursday night as Tommy Hilfiger took center-stage for the last show ever at Bryant Park.

"Thank you for hosting us for 18 years," Hilfiger said, during a short speech following his show. (Check out a snippet in our exclusive video below.)

"Now onward and upward to Lincoln Center!" Hilfiger closed, throwing a positive spin on things.

There was really no reason for Hilfiger be anything but positive. The fashion maven recruited every celebrity ever for his Fall 2010 collection, including (top photo, from left) Penn Badgley, Hayden Panettiere (as a blood redhead), Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Rosario Dawson and Ed Westwick. Not far away were Ashley Olsen (second photo), Anna Wintour (third photo, surprisingly nice gal!), The Ting Tings, Ally Hilfiger, and Russell Simmons.

Ok, let's get to the clothes.

The collection's theme, titled "Preppy with a Pop," couldn't have been more accurate. The models looked like one Waspy Hamptonite after another - and we LOVED it.

We caught up with models Kasia and Irina backstage, who rocked two of the night's best looks: Red Silk Seersucker shirt with Grey Flannel Pant, and Red Cashmere Ribbed Henley with Checked Tulle Dance Skirt, respectively.

Check out all of the designs, along with front row cameos by (from left) Ed Westwick, Hayden Panettiere, Rosario Dawson, Ashley Olsen, Penn Badgley, the Ting Tings and Russell Simmons.

You know you love me!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Justice Headline Ed Banger 7th Anniversary Party

Ed Banger Records celebrated its seventh anniversary Friday night by recruiting an all-star lineup for their Terminal 5 party. On the roster: Justice, A-Trak, Busy P, Feadz, Uffie, DJ Mehdi and Breakbot!

Poison Ivy was definitely the oldest (and most sober) person in the room...... (Check out pics from the 18-and-over? show to see for yourself.)

We were so blown away by Justice's set.... And of course we wouldn't come back without a present.....

Check out a snippet of Justice's performance, above.

Tweet of the Day

"I wish I was avatar tall..shit I (wish) I was an avatar and flew a dragon to the tanning salon"

-Jersey Shore's Snooki Tweets

I SPY NY: Tim Gunn, Nicole Richie and More

I spy in NY...

Tim Gunn and Fern Mallis hanging out in the American Express skybox during Fashion Week Tuesday (top photo), Nicole Richie meeting fans at the launch of her Winter Kate line at Bloomingdale's Tuesday (middle photo), Rachel Zoe hanging out with Marc Jacobs at his Boom Boom Room afterparty Monday night (bottom photo), Fabolous performing (and Josh Madden spinning) at the Ugly Betty party at Capitale Saturday, Adam Lambert at The Blonds runway show at the Altman Building Tuesday night, Joel Madden spinning at Amnesia Saturday, and Santigold performing at Good Units Wednesday.

Taylor Swift Premieres Impossibly Cute "Fearless" Video

Taylor Swift has released an impossibly cute compilation music video for latest single "Fearless," comprised of concert footage from her 2009 and 2010 Fearless Tours.

Check it out, above.

Video: Justin Timberlake Performs Unreleased Song at William Rast Afterparty

It's a great night to be a New Yorker!

Justin Timberlake surprised the crowd at his William Rast fashion week show afterparty Wednesday night at Hudson Terrace when he jumped onstage and performed an unreleased song called "Fast Car" with Free Sol, his Tennman Records hip-hop/soul band.

Girlfriend Jessica Biel gave JT a kiss following the performance, while guests like Rachel Zoe, Trace Ayala and Abby Elliott also checked out the show.

Glad to see JT and JB worked things out!

Check out JT's dancey performance, above.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"Leaving NYC always gives me separation anxiety. My love for this city is colossal."

-Kill Hannah's Mat Devine Tweets

Max Azria Brings Minimalism to New York Fashion Week

Neutrals were certainly the theme of Max Azria's Fall 2010 collection Tuesday afternoon in Bryant Park. We have to admit, it was quite a departure from the gloomy Vera Wang and sequined Badgley Mischka shows we'd seen earlier in the day!

Azria alternated taupe silks (top photo) with black leathers (second photo) and gray dresses (middle photo) to streamline an abstract collection for the minimalist in all of us.

The show had plenty of star power - including Estelle (fourth photo, with Max Azria), AnnaLynne McCord (bottom photo, chatting with a reporter backstage), Leigh Lezark, Maggie Q and more.

Of course Poison Ivy would never come back without a gift! Check out the full collection in our exclusive runway video, below.

I SPY at NY Fashion Week: Faith Hill, Kim Kardashian and More

I spy in NY's Bryant Park for Fashion Week...

A very serious Faith Hill guest-judging the season finale of Project Runway in Bryant Park Friday (top photo), Kim Kardashian on her way to the Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion show Thursday night (middle photo), Victoria Beckham posing for photographers in her Fashion for Haiti shirt (bottom photo),   Tinsley Mortimer hanging outside the W Lounge Friday, Richie Rich posing with fans backstage Friday, and Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato hamming it up after the Charlotte Ronson show Friday.

Adam Lambert: "Can You Get Off Your Phone?"

Adam Lambert was feeling particularly divalicious Monday night!

The Idol rocker was performing a six-song set at PC Richard Theater in New York's Tribeca neighborhood - when a fan got on her cell phone in the middle of an acoustic "Whataya Want From Me."

"Really?" Lambert scoffed, stopping the song dead in its tracks. "Can you get off your phone?"

"You're not watching TV honey, it's a live show."


Lambert then started the song over, but not without giving the girl one more dig. "Dominoes? We deliver!" he laughed.

We have to admit, we hate when people talk during a concert - it's particularly annoying when they're on their phones but to do it in such an intimate venue as PC Richard's (less than 200 people) is pure disrespect!

"I love you for that," one fan audibly screamed to Lambert following his call-out.

Lambert went on to play "For Your Entertainment," "Mad World," "Fever," "Music Again," and "Sleepwalker," dressed in an all-black trenchcoat with studded belt and snakeskins.

"I'm such a fag," he told the crowd after a mid-performance trip to his dressing room to wipe off his sweat and "get pretty again."

"I'm single too," he added, replying to a message on a poster.

"Are you guys ready for the next song?" Lambert asked. "Are your phones ready??"


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Vera Wang: "The Bride Wore Black" at New York Fashion Week

It's 11:08 a.m., and Vera Wang is meticulously inspecting models backstage before they hit the runway for her New York Fashion Week show Tuesday.

"No one's here yet," the designer scoffs, no doubt alluding to the fact that the Badgley Mischka show ran overtime and threw off the showtimes for the day.

Suddenly, Anna Wintour waltzes by with four handlers.

Wang glances at her coordinator.

It's time to start the show.

"The Bride Wore Black," Wang's collection for Fall 2010, certainly had its dark moments.

Pieces like the black dry wool twill jacket with organza corsages (top photo) alternated with charcoal furs and paperbag pants to create what Wang describes as "a new and delicate emphasis on day and tailoring tempered with sleek silhouettes, sporty underpinnings and feminine elements."

Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" soundtracked the set, while Wintour and Fashion Director of Elle and Marie Claire Nina Garcia watched on with interest.

We're thinking will be our favorite show of the week!

Badgley Mischka Show Versatility, Talk End of Bryant Park at Fashion Week Show

"It's sad to say goodbye to Bryant Park," says Mark Badgley, one-half of the brains behind fashion powerhouse Badgely Mischka. Badgley is talking to a reporter backstage before the start of his New York Fashion Week show Tuesday morning - and the topic of the event moving to Lincoln Center after 17 years of being tented at Bryant Park is imminent.

"We have an apartment that overlooks Bryant Park, we have an office in Bryant Park," Badgley elaborates.

"But the beat goes on," he finally concludes.


BM's collection, divided into two parts, showcased a high-end selection of gowns we've come to know the designers for in the first half, along with a more economical, youthful collection from 2009's "Mark and James" line in the second.

A nude chiffon nebula dress stole our hearts during round one, while a jet wool coat, smoke printed sequin skirt and ash herringbone tweed dress caught our eye in the second.

We also loved the shoes (a dazzling, jet black affair by BM), the set (a mirrored Badgley Mischka backdrop adorned the room for the second half) and the guests. Real Housewife of New York Kelly Bensimon sat in on the show on the opposite side of the room from a very pregnant Bethenny Frankel, while other New Yorkers included The City's Creative Director of Elle magazine Joe Zee and Erin Lucas, and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks.

Check out an exclusive video of the runway show below, and let us know what you think.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Daniel Merriweather Serenades Crowd at Valentine's Day Haiti Benefit

"Anybody in the world could be in Haiti's position right now," says Daniel Merriweather. The singer-songwriter is in a more serious mood than the last time we saw him, as he stands in front of the few hundred people at Action Against Hunger's Haiti benefit at New York's Touch Sunday night.

Merriweather was joined by actresses
Susan Sarandon and Cara Seymour for the event, along with a video cameo by Wyclef Jean. The night raised more than $10,000 for Action Against Hunger's efforts in Haiti.

 performed an emotional half-hour set for the Valentine's Day crowd. On the setlist: current single "Red," the Mark Ronson-produced Smiths' cover "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" (with a bridge of The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hanging On") and a song called "Cigarette."

"This is the last song you want to hear on Valentine's Day," Merriweather warned the crowd. "It's about me drinking too much and screwing up relationships."

To make amends, Merriweather performed a pretty spot-on version of "Impossible," his whistle-enduced love ballad off of 2009's
Love and War.

"This is definitely my Valentine's Day contribution," he said. "I just want to reinforce how important it is that everyone here is doing what they're doing for Haiti."

Check out the performance below, and visit
Action Against Hunger to make your contribution today.

Charlotte Ronson Channels '60s Glam During New York Fashion Week

After the Christian Siriano show and Naomi Campbell spectacle, Poison Ivy trekked over to Charlotte Ronson's Bryant Park show to see if the designer could redeem herself from her Spring 2010 collection.

As it turns out, yes!

Solange Knowles, mom Anne Dexter-Jones, Shenae Grimes, Matt Dillon, Whitney Port and Erin Lucas were just a few names who came out to check out the neck-ruffled tops, tie-dye, florals, military trenchcoats, turbans and other sixties-esque pieces, while sister Samantha Ronson manned the turntables (Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" and the Rolling Stones' "She's Like a Rainbow" permeated the place.)

Check out a snippet of Ronson's collection in our exclusive runway video, above.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Default Alert

Whitney Port looks chic and iconic as she treks around a snowy New York.

Default it up, WP!

Agyness Tumbles, Kelly Osbourne Struts at Naomi Campbell's "Fashion for Relief"

It was a celebrity catwalk spectacle Friday night at Naomi Campbell's Fashion for Relief runway show benefitting Haiti!

Designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior donated pieces to supermodel Agyness Deyn (who tumbled twice in her seven inch Burberry heels, top photo), Kelly Osbourne (showing off a gorgeous slim bod, second photo), Helena Christensen (third photo), Diane von Furstenberg (fifth photo), Chris Brown (sixth photo), Alexander McQueen muse Daphne Guinness (who walked in armadillo platforms and a sparkly bodysuit), Donna Karan, Malin Akerman, Alan Cumming and many, many more.

"They're there because they want to be," Campbell explained, of why many stars danced and laughed their way down the platform.

Poison Ivy got to hang out backstage before the show, where we witnessed guest stylist Rachel Zoe hard at work.

"That's too big," she scowled at a size zero, whose flowy gown cinched at her waist.

Oh yes, it's the place where self-esteem dreams are made.

On the other end, we caught up with Olivia Palermo (bottom photo), who too walked in the show, Wendy Williams (seventh photo), our future model husbands (eighth photo), the MF shoes table (ninth photo), and America's Next Top Model's Jay Manuel posing with a fan (tenth photo).

We'll never forget arguably the best moment of our lives, right before we snapped that DvF photo. Her publicist was walking her down a hallway and informed a mob of photographers "No photos, no photos!"

"Diane, may I take a picture of you?" I asked, digital camera shaking in my hand.

"Of course, hon," DvF said.

I die!!

Tweet of the Day

"You are the sun, I am the moon, you are the words, I am the tune. Happy Valentine's Day!!"

-Neil Diamond Tweets

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