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Where's the next class of talent? Well, during the same minute that the USTA announced that Venus Williams had withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to an unspecified illness Wednesday afternoon, Christina McHale, a 19-year old from New Jersey beat former Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli. This has already become her greatest run at a Grand Slam and if she can move to the fourth round, watch the entire press corps descend upon her. They need the story.
The fashion industry has embraced social media in all its instantaneous glory. Excessive tweets, idle (and sometimes not-so-idle) gossip aside, fluency across interactive social platforms has remained the biggest Fashion Week must-have so far, proving to be an indispensable tool in brand exposure. So for the few skeptics that remain, keep reading.
Montego Glover's work day consists of fan kicks, long leaps and lots of high notes--all in four inch stilettos. But the star of the new Broadway hit "Memphis" takes it all in stride. "I'm in heels the entirety of the musical," Glover says with a laugh.
"My goal was to create a neighborhood restaurant that takes its energy from Wall Street but first and foremost from the strong residential basis of the neighborhood," says Lesort, whose other establishments include Opia and Matisse. "This is a restaurant for New Yorkers."
BASEL, Switzerland -- After the annus horribilis of 2009, the luxury watch industry is celebrating what it does best at the Baselworld trade fair. The talk has been all about heritage, know-how and vintage designs, with brands showcasing updated versions of archive pieces ranging from stopwatches to Kennedy-era wristwatches -- evoking the stylish "Mad Men" era.
Accessories designer Rafe Totengco dishes to WWD about his recent visit to Hong Kong:
Let me tell you about Hong Kong. It's fast and furious. It makes New York look like Boca. I've been coming here for so many years it's like my second home. As soon as I land, I hit the ground running. There are places to go, people to see. I always run over to Causeway Bay to check out all the small boutiques that carry local designers. They're on trend and cost a fraction of the price compared with the major labels.