Meanwhile, a few doors down, the starlets and socials turned out at the Oscar de la Renta Home boutique for a "Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People" book signing by Hamish Bowles. Ginnifer Goodwin, Jacinda Barrett, Jennifer Morrison, Cameron Richardson and Angie Harmon joined Crystal Lourd, Eva Chow, Jamie Tisch and Lulu de Kwiatkowski and Oscar chief executive officer Alex Bolen for the affair. Bowles didn't have a moment to sip Champagne — the ladies kept him signing for two hours straight, and when he ran out of books in the back, the in-store displays had to be dismantled to meet the demand. At least ODLR's Miles Redd was on hand to rearrange the furniture.
S AND J SPOTTED: "Gossip Girl" has been a hit with New York viewers and Henri Bendel staffers have had good reason to do their share for the Nielsen ratings. Scenes from the show have been shot in the Fifth Avenue store and Henri Bendel has been mentioned in the story line several times. All the free publicity has left some TV watchers curious about what's in store. After each episode, the retailer's Web site and consumer hotline have seen upswings and many Henri Bendel visitors have asked if scenes from the show were really shot there. Even two of the show's stars, Taylor Momsen, who plays Jenny, and Blake Lively, who plays Serena, have dropped by to shop.