Dermatologist Patricia Wexler has become as famous as her clients— think Brooke Shields, Kathie Lee Gifford and Christie Brinkley, to name a few—thanks to an unerring sense of the aesthetically pleasing. Superfashionable with impeccable taste, Wexler is an avid practitioner of the art of beauty, in both her personal and professional lives. Here, Wexler’s go-to guide for the best that New York City has to offer.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
DERMATOLOGIST: Dr. Francesca Fusco at Wexler Dermatology. 145 East 32nd Street; 212-684-2626
DRY CLEANER: Bright Cleaners. Ask for Claudia. 1406 First Avenue; 212-772-6472 HAIR STYLIST: Rebekah Forecast at Sally Hershberger Salon. She always listens to what I want—it changes all the time. 425 West 14th Street; 212-206-8700
MANICURIST: Liz George at John Barrett Salon. I’ve gone there for more years than I can count. 754 Fifth Avenue; 212-872-2700
MAKEUP ARTIST: Berta Camal at Jed Root Inc. or Linda Hay at The Wall Group. Jedroot.com; thewallgroup.com
STYLIST: My mother trained me well! TRAINER: Claire Morgasen. Pilates, yoga, she does it all. Saperestudio.com; 718-715-0911
CLOTHING STORE/BUSINESS: Bergdorf’s by a small margin. I love The Row,Lanvin and Céline. 754 Fifth Avenue; 212-753-7300 CLOTHING STORE/EVENING: I wear Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Lanvin, Chanel and Vera Wang. I love them all.
SHOE STORE: Tie between Barneys and Bergdorf ’s. Do not make me choose! 660 Madison Avenue; 212-826-8900
CLOTHING STORE/WEEKEND: Barneys Co-op. I Love J Brand, Alexander Wang and Tory Burch.
BAND: The Doors, The Grateful Dead. CELEBRATION RESTAURANT: Sette Mezzo. Feels like home. We know the staff and it feels effortless. Always a happy experience. 969 Lexington Avenue; 212-472-0400
Crown. Exceptional food and atmosphere for special guests. 24 East 81st Street; 646-559-4880 CHAMPAGNE: Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé. You don’t get a headache after.
CHOCOLATIER: Debauve & Gallais at Barneys.
COFFEE ORDER: Venti Latte with half-and-half from Starbucks. DINER: Three Guys Restaurant. Great comfort food and great with little children. 1232 Madison Avenue; 212-369-3700
FLORIST: Floréal. They know just what I love. firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-662-7929
HIDEAWAY: Then it wouldn’t be a hideaway!
PLAY: The Trip to Bountiful. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre; 212-239-6200
Matilda the Musical. Shubert Theatre; 212-239-6200 STATIONER: Crane and Co.
TICKET BROKER: American Express Centurion. VACATION SPOT: The One & Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas in the winter and The Plaza Athénée in Paris in June. What could be better? Oceanclub. oneandonlyresorts.com Plaza-athenee-paris.com
AIRLINE: United Airlines. Always friendly, roomy and I get my luggage fast.
APP: Gilt. You can find the same clothes as in stores, but at half the price! But, you must be fast. CAR SERVICE: Regal. regalcar.com
BUSINESS TRAVEL CITY: Chicago. They have the best hotels and restaurants.
RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS LUNCH: Eleven Madison Park. Great for special meetings. It’s quiet and the tables are nicely spaced. 11 Madison Avenue; 212-889-0905
Fred’s at Barneys. Always warm and inviting. Fun people watching, too. 660 Madison Avenue; 212-833-220
RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS DINNER: Estiatorio Milos. Great food. The front room is less noisy and their two private rooms for conference meetings are great. 125 West 55th Street; 212-245-7400
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
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@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion