"I was absolutely floored," Terron Schaefer, group senior vice president of creative and marketing at Saks Fifth Avenue, said of the speed at which the Mercedes-Benz convertibles were snapped up. And they're due to be delivered by Christmas Day.
McHUSBAND: Liz Claiborne Inc. executives met in Kate Spade's SoHo store Thursday morning, welcoming Deborah Lloyd in as the power brand's new creative director. But Claiborne chief executive officer William L. McComb couldn't help mixing business with pleasure. "I can't go to one of our stores without picking up gifts for my wife," McComb said, nodding at the three giant Kate Spade shopping bags he toted out of the store.
WHAT'S IN A NAME: Tinsley Mortimer's friends were represented in both body and bag at the Samantha Thavasa luncheon last week that celebrated the socialite-cum-designer's first year with the Japanese company. "I named all of my handbags after my friends," said Mortimer, clad in a look from her upcoming ready-to-wear line with the firm. "I have the Eleanor, the Lauren, the Fabiola — and I am so nervous because all the girls are going to see their bags for the first time today and I hope they like them." And for those afraid about looking like Ylvisaker or Beracasa, Mortimer added, "But I didn't design the bags based on their individual style, I just used their names."
Flanked by her fellow gals about town along with Samantha Thavasa director of business operations Tobias Buschmann, Mortimer hosted the affair and shopping event in the John Jacob Astor Library at the St. Regis Hotel in New York. And while some might think all she does is go out and party, she insisted she just finished a year of hard work. "I learned a lot this year," she said. "I learned to be true to myself and try not to design based on the opinions of others. I learned to trust myself. You never know how something is going to turn out, but you have to stick to your instinct."