At Tara Subkoff Party, Lydia Hearst Muses on Wearing White After Labor DayOn Thursday evening, a crowd of very well-dressed people gathered at the private club Norwood on West 14th Street for cocktails and a screening of a film directed by Tara Subkoff to promote her new line for Bebe. The film—"inspired from my favorite film noirs from back in the day," Ms. Subkoff told us—starred model Lydia Hearst, whom we found upstairs posing for photos on a white chaise alongside Ms. Subkoff.
We asked Ms. Hearst about her plans during Fashion Week. "I'm doing the full circuit this year, so I'm excited—it's amazing a·maze
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. to go out, to get dressed Verb 1. get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
primp, preen, dress, plume - dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera" up every night," she said. "I love Fashion Rocks. I think everybody does."
We wondered aloud about Ms. Hearst's outfit; to the Daily Transom's (apparently untrained) eye, it appeared to be a white sheath dress. Did she feel comfortable with this post-Labor Day transgression TRANSGRESSION. The violation of a law. ? "It's a bone-colored dress and gold shoes," she explained. "And it's white shoes that you can't wear after Labor Day Labor Day, holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September to honor the laborer. It was inaugurated by the Knights of Labor in 1882 and made a national holiday by the U.S. Congress in 1894. —my mom [society girl and kidnapping victim Patty Hearst] was famously killed in the John Waters film Serial Mom for having done it."
Also in attendance was Ms. Hearst's frequent companion, Heatherette designer Richie Rich. He told us that Fashion Week was "kind of like your birthday party—the hype, the hoopla hoop·la
a. Boisterous, jovial commotion or excitement.
b. Extravagant publicity: The new sedan was introduced to the public with much hoopla.
2. , the people. You go out and everybody's like hey, what's up. You see each other's face."
Out on the tiny smoking porch, we found 19-year-old professional muse Cory Kennedy Cory Kennedy (born 1990, full name Cory Kennedy-Levin) is an American Internet celebrity who became an international style phenomenon in 2006. Labeled an "Internet It girl" by Gawker. , who described her latest projects: a T-shirt line ("I've been talking to Noun 1. talking to - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at Opening Ceremony"), a potential trip to London with Peaches Geldof Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa Geldof (born 16 March 1989) is a British journalist, broadcaster and socialite. Background
Geldof was born in London in 1989, the second daughter of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates. , and completing her long-delayed high-school degree ("I have a semester left and then I'm done ... I've never been a very school-oriented person"). Her Fashion Week plans include "Doing a bunch of stuff for Nylon and for my blog thing and supporting friends and I've got a couple of shoots." What does she like best about fashion week? "I feel like I'm being productive."
Also outside was un-embattled-seeming Natasha Lyonne, who just finished filming Robert McCaskill's Heterosexuals and is about to start on a movie with Susie Essman and Lauren Ambrose. Ms. Lyonne didn't seem too enthused about Fashion Week ("I'm involved by association ... it's part of being a New Yorker"), though she did allow that it was "exciting" and that she didn't mind free clothes.
What did she think about the Republican National Convention? "I don't usually have an opinion on politics because why would someone want my opinion on politics? But I like pregnant teenagers as much as the next guy." Well! What does she like best about autumn, we wondered? "The end of sweat ... the kids are off the streets." We suggested that it was probably the least hectic time for pregnant teenagers. She agreed.