BARNEYS OASIS: Barneys New York is preparing to provide beauty makeovers, of all things, at the Republican National Convention in New York starting later this month. The upscale retailer will set up a complimentary day spa at the media center...
BARNEYS OASIS: Barneys New York is preparing to provide beauty makeovers, of all things, at the Republican National Convention in New York starting later this month. The upscale retailer will set up a complimentary day spa at the media center in the James A. Farley Building across from Madison Square Garden, where about 15,000 journalists will converge. New York’s convention host committee is also weighing whether to install a pool table in the spa, called the Oasis, which will be designed by Barneys’ staff. For women, there will be makeup, mini facials, micro-dermabrasion and waxing. Male journalists needing a lift can expect haircuts, shoeshines, pedicures and hot towels. To help things run smoothly, Barneys will rely on Taylor Piedra, concierge at its Madison Avenue flagship. Barneys is among dozens of businesses sponsoring convention events. “It’s a goodwill gesture” toward the city and visitors, a Barneys spokeswoman said.
A BEAUTIFUL MIND: Who says models aren’t smart? Or, at least, good at trivia. Top model Amanda Moore played bar trivia at Midtown institution Rocky Sullivan’s Thursday night, where snarky quizmaster Liam MacNiallais threw out questions such as, “Who bought New York from the American Indians?” or, “What were the last three movies to win Best Picture Oscars?”
Moore and her team, the Busted Bitches, came in third place, only two points behind the winning Cock Goblins and second-place You Must Be Squidding. “It’s the first time I’ve done this,” she said. “But I’ll do it again next time I’m here.” Even though Moore recently walked the fall couture shows of Elie Saab and Anne Valérie Hash, she sported a pin that said, “Take this couture and shove it.” Indeed. Previously, Jimmy Fallon was spotted partaking of brainy boozing at Sullivan’s, too.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)