"[Lindsay] resonates with the contemporary consumer on many levels," said Tim Schifter, chairman and chief executive officer of Schifter + Partners, the accessories firm that holds the license for Jill Stuart handbags and small leather goods. "Mario's photographs capture Lindsay's sensual beauty and Jill's modern fashion, and his choice of black and white adds glamour and intrigue to the images." — Julee Greenberg
BREAK ROOM: The ever-closer worlds of media, finance and fashion were well represented at the Four Seasons Grill Room on Tuesday afternoon. Though the combined financial heft of former Citigroup chief executive officer Sandy Weill (who was with his wife, Joan), the Blackstone Group co-founder/chairman Pete Peterson and co-founder/ceo Steve Schwartzman was enough to impress, the presence of Tom Ford drew even more attention. Ford, who wore a jacket per Four Seasons' dress code but did without a tie, broke bread with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper (could a segment on Cooper's CNN news show, "Anderson Cooper 360," be in the works?) Meanwhile, Barbara Walters lunched with Annette de la Renta, wife of Oscar, and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner with Schwartzman, while New York magazine owner Bruce Wasserstein and HBO executive vice president Richard Plepler dined with respective companions. — S.D.S.
GREENER PASTURES: Sometimes the call of the open prairie is enough to draw a magazine editor out of New York City. That's what happened to Alice Kim, who's leaving In Style after a decade to open an accessories store in Omaha. The accessories director at the Time Inc. fashion monthly resigned May 14, but will continue working through midsummer, after which she'll make the big move West.