FIVE IN THE BOOKS: Maria Cornejo marked the five-year anniversary of her Melrose Place boutique on Friday with a little help from her friends Marisa Tomei, Nina Clemente and her daughter Bibi Cornejo Borthwick, who recently moved to Los Angeles. “I can’t believe it’s been five years, though it’s really been 17,” said the designer of her retail history.
“She’s timeless, her clothes always feel modern,” offered Tomei. Joining Cornejo were fellow designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters of Creatures of the Wind, Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern of Co, Jasmin Shokrian, Magda Berliner and Irene Neuwirth, whose own store is a few doors away. “Gotta support the block,” Neuwirth said.