Backstage Legends: Meet Audrey Smaltz

February 24, 2016

For decades, she’s assisted Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, and many of the top designers at NYFW while giving guidance to the world’s top models. Meet Audrey Smaltz, founder of The Ground Crew and storied backstage dresser—the sassiest unsung hero we’ve encountered. First things first: What do you do? The Ground Crew is a […] Daily Front Row


Meet Rihanna’s Right Hand at FentyxPuma, Melissa Battifarano

Rihanna’s show was the talk of the town last night when she debuted her collection, FentyxPuma, on Wall Street to a packed house. The collection was well-received and RiRi no doubt is pleased (and we bet Puma is pretty happy, too). But who helped her along the way before the collection hit the runway? Meet Melissa […] Daily Front Row

February 14, 2016

The Daily Roundup: Perry Ellis Settles Lawsuit, Meet the Girl Squad Behind Fashion’s Biggest Brands

Your daily dose of chic intel has arrived! Read on for our roster of must-read tidbits…   Perry Ellis Settles Lawsuit [Vogue UK] Perry Ellis has settled a recent lawsuit that was filed against it, which claimed it has a homophobic and racist policy. Meet the Girl Squad Behind Fashion’s Biggest Labels [Fashionista] A look at female CEOs […] Daily Front Row

January 14, 2016

Meet Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s Dishy Chef

Meet Allen Campbell, who takes the “private” out of “private chef” and recently dished to on the eating habits of his clients Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. “80 percent of what they eat is vegetables,” Campbell revealed. “[I buy] the freshest vegetables. If it’s not organic, I don’t use it. And whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans. The […] Daily Front Row

January 7, 2016

Meet Empire’s Costume Designer Paolo Nieddu

November 20, 2015

One of the highlights of watching Empire every week is to see what look Cookie Lyon will parade around in next. We connected with the show’s costume designer, Paolo Nieddu, to find out who Ms. Lyon has in her closet and how he ended up designing the hit Fox show. Carrie Bradshaw had something to do with it.  What’s your background? […] Daily Front Row


Daily Flashback: Meet Details Creator Annie Flanders

November 19, 2015

We went into the archives to pull up our 2014 chat with the groundbreaking creator of the original Details magazine, Annie Flanders. Now 76, she’s still sporting her signature red locks, talking smack, and living happily in Los Angeles. What did she think of Details these days?  What brought you to Los Angeles? I started coming out […] Daily Front Row


Attention, Print Editors: Meet Your New Bosses!

November 13, 2015

Consider it a trend, thanks to the perplexing changes at Allure: the budget-conscious, advertiser-friendly, publisher/digital guru hybrid is emerging as the top candidate for EIC jobs. (Desolée, seasoned print editors who have toiled for decades as number twos and threes while painstakingly nurturing relationships with angsty writers, moody photographers, high-needs model agents, and tough-as-nails Hollywood flacks!) With more masthead […] Daily Front Row


Meet Austyn Zung, Ann Taylor’s Creative Force

October 30, 2015

Serious spring-like showers set the mood for the Ann Taylor Spring/Summer ’16 presentation at 7 Times Square last night, the first designed by Austyn Zung. Zung, who already sits as creative chief for the company’s sister lines, LOFT (since 2010) and Lou & Grey (2014), has worked for Oscar de la Renta, John Bartlett, and the Gap. Isn’t it about […] Daily Front Row