Fizzled Out

Has Art Basel Miami Beach lost its spark?

Meanwhile, Thrash hit Cartier's dinner honoring Jean Nouvel and Gilberto Chateaubriand at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. "I'm so exhausted that I got out of bed at lunchtime today," she said, though the Standard, where she is staying, is a little rustic for her taste. "It's great if you're a 19-year-old surfer and like to bathe outside with the mosquitoes. I had to take a sponge bath."

Over in London, Sharon Osbourne took over Donna Karan's Conduit Street shop Wednesday for an event benefiting her Colon Cancer Program. "I'm wearing Donna Karan everything," cried Osbourne. "My dress, my bra, my tights."

Guests including Sam Taylor-Wood, Saffron Aldridge, Brooke de Ocampo and Jasmine Guinness wandered the store as choirboys from London's Oratory School sang Christmas carols.

On Monday night, Emma Thompson rounded up pals including Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Bella Freud and Arabella Pollen for a party at London's Ballantyne store in aid of The Helen Bamber Foundation, which helps victims of war crimes and human trafficking. Guests hungrily snapped up colorful cashmere sweaters on the store's library-size shelves, although Thompson found herself in a bit of a row with a fur collar on display. "S-t-o-p!" she cried, pretending to thrash free from its furry lavender grip.
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