On West 55th Street Tuesday night, deejay and Lindsay Lohan paramour Samantha Ronson could be spotted chatting on her cell phone amidst a swarm of paparazzi. It helped that Lohan was spotted entering and exiting the Peninsula Hotel with Ronson already. But last night, the celebrity spinster was upstairs, at the the top of the Peninsula and Salon de Ning, the new rooftop lounge, which opened two weeks ago and is named after Shanghai socialite Madame Ning, and played host to Men.Style.com’s Women of Fashion party. In between biting her nails and receiving guests, Ronson played music while folks like Dolce & Gabbana’s Ali Wise, designer Tara Subkoff, Earnest Sewn’s Eleanor Ylvisaker, and stylist Natasha Royt were honored, which for all intents and purposes means they were photographed surrounded by guests drinking Veuve Clicquot or Grey Goose concoctions. It was a beautiful evening. The air was clear. The temperature very moderate. And were it not for the two guys who busted out a bowl and began lighting up on one of the outdoor balconies, it would’ve smelled nice, too.
It’s hard to tell whether the editors at men.style.com are trying to evoke the witty style of said “innovative Internet Weblog format.” Or whether they’ve completely undershot their audience.
Though it’s not like Conde can figure out that whole print world, either.
“Fashion’s most glamorous ‘behind the scenes’ women, at least according to Men.Style.Com, were feted Monday night at ??? where else these days? ??? the Roof Club at Manhattan’s Gramercy Park Hotel,” writes WWD. “It was the Web site’s first go at picking the ‘25 Who Make the World More Glamorous.’”
It was also their first go at convincing themselves straight men – who would be interested in seeing the 25 hot ladies – actually visit Men.Style.Com. And why wouldn’t Julia Allison be in attendance?