SHOP GIRL: Maria Sharapova continued a whirlwind week Thursday by unveiling her latest collection and print advertisement for Cole Haan. The event took place in the middle of Rockefeller Center (not Columbus Circle, as was previously stated), where dozens of children from various citywide tennis programs gathered around a stage waiting for the pro to appear. “It’s great to have such a youthful energy — they are all really excited,” said Cole Haan chief executive officer Jim Seuss.
Once on stage, Sharapova answered audience-submitted questions, such as what she enjoys doing off court. “I’d probably have to say shopping and eating,” Sharapova said. “I mean, I am a girl after all, and there’s no better place than New York to shop.” Sharapova then proceeded to do just that inside the Cole Haan store.