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I believe this Scientology escapee is about two months from liaising with Taye Diggs in the sunshine: the rumours are true, Katie Holmes is getting her groove back.

With her marriage to Tom Cruise fading into the distance (until the media’s divorce debacle, of course), Katie has followed the announcement by nabbing the August cover of Elle and leaking a few pieces from the accompanying interview. Foreshadowing alert.

I definitely feel much more comfortable in my own skin. I feel sexier. I think in my 20s, it’s like you’re trying too hard to figure everything out . . . I’m starting to come into my own. It’s like a new phase.

Continuing on her upward trajectory, it has also been announced that the actress will be hosting the first New York Fashion Week presentation for Holmes & Yang – the label she launched in 2009 with stylist Jeanne Yang – this September. I’m not seeing Bridget Jones marathons and Ben and Jerrys binging in the future for this one.

library hotel new york
Day Two of my HK Hotels extravaganza was spent at The Library Hotel; a hotel I consider the Manhattan Ultimate for intellectuals and fashionistas alike. Roughly a 60-second stroll from the gargantuan New York Public Library (and therefore Bryant Park, and therefore New York Fashion Week), The Library would check all of any 20-something’s boxes.

20-somethings to 60-somethings, in fact, as this hotel has all the qualities of a private member’s club with the most unbelievably welcoming feel. The customer service team – especially Billy at the front desk – was one of unparalleled excellence. One that obviously thinks of The Library as more than a job. One that always noted ‘the little things’. One that made sure I stayed in the (ever-appropriate) Journalism Room.

TripAdvisor had even selected the Library Hotel as winner of The Best Luxury Hotel in The United States. Travel bugs alike know that TripAdvisor is the Hotelier God. You just don’t second guess Hotelier God.

Tel: (212) 983-4500/Toll Free: (877) 793-7323/Fax: (212) 499-9099
E-Mail:

*The extras!
HKHotels Signature Style of Hospitality and Value included at no extra charge:
*Bountiful European style breakfast buffet
*Selection of coffee, tea, cookies, and fruits throughout the day
*Wine & cheese receptions evenings from 5-8pm (hello, Prosecco)
*Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access
*Complimentary passes to nearby New York Sports Club

Total Added Value: $110 per person or $220 per couple, per night!
* Wine and cheese is served on all evenings except Sunday at Hotel Giraffe and Saturday and Sunday at the Hotel Elysee

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Prabal Gurung:
prabal gurung aw12
Models came out in 5 shades of blue eyeshadow that seemed a world away from the incredible collection. The show – “Uncursed” – took us through a mass of stunning black looks and led us through blues, golds, and (eventually) whites by means of ostrich feathers and heavy embroidery. Obsessing over oil-spill foil-printed neoprene.
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Alessandra Ambrosio Rodrigo Santoro

Alessandra Ambrosio and Rodrigo Santoro

  • I am lusting over the pairing of Alessandra Ambrosio and Rodrigo Santoro on the December covers of Vogue Brasil, as shot by Eric Guillemain.
    Alessandra Ambrosio Rodrigo Santoro

  • Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 2012 drama seems to be making some headway! After the “Fashion Gods” in Milan threatened to show at the same time as both New York and London, New York have now offered to pull their September 2012 dates back a week to accommodate the new Italian schedule.

    From there, Italy was said to have agreed to change their schedule to suit New York Fashion Week beginning on the second Thursday in September, going forward.

    For the apparent ‘final’ decision, the statement below has been released:

    Confirm the previous schedule for September 2012 with New York fashion week starting on Thursday 6 of September, followed by London, Milan and Paris Agree for the next two years ( September 2013 and September 2014) with the proposal of Diane Von Furstenberg, President of Council of Fashion Designers of America, to start New York Fashion Week on the second Thursday of September, that is to say on September 12th in 2013 and on September 11th in 2014.

    2.a New York’s last day should be on September 18th in 2013 and on September 17th in 2014 in order to allow London an additional day for the presentation of the menswear collections.

    2.b. Paris will accept this structure and follow Milan as always, starting on Wednesday 2nd of October in 2013 and on Wednesday 1st in 2014

    In case those conditions didn’t happen, the above mentioned solution could not be applied.

    Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana is looking forward to receiving a feedback(sic) from New York, London and Paris.

    Drama, drama, drama

  • Today, AdWeek have released some very interesting statistics on shoplifting, ie. 1 in every 11 shoppers shoplift. (Really?!)

    Not only that, but 75% of shoplifters are said to be employed adults, and cost the U.S. $119 million dollars per year. Items that are often confused for a five-finger discount include alcohol, sneakers/trainers, women’s perfume, and – at the top of the list – filet mignon.

    This has to be a joke.