Memo Pad: Rock On, Richard... So Long, Farewell, Adieu, Auf Wiedersehen... Hi, Im Hillary...

The effort to build the Conde Nast Media Group into a group-buy powerhouse has found another stage - literally.

HI, I'M HILLARY: Fresh off the Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire, Sen. Hillary Clinton made an appearance in the halls of 4 Times Square Monday afternoon, causing some to question which magazine she might be visiting. The next Point of Passion installment, perhaps? But it looks like Condé Nast wasn't on her agenda this time, as sources say Clinton stopped by the law offices of fellow tenant Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, reportedly one of the top contributors toward her run for the White House (although the company itself doesn't donate money. Rather, the funds come from its PAC or employees and their families).

Clinton capped off the day's 4 Times Square politico sightings, which began with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Charles Schumer. Both men were on hand for a news conference that unveiled federal regulation plans for states and municipalities to update building codes and grow energy efficiency in buildings. According to the building owner, 4 Times Square was the first totally green skyscraper ever built in the U.S. — Amy Wicks

HEART STOPPER: An artificial heart salesman from Tennessee and a Brazilian actress were chosen to model for Saks Fifth Avenue's fall ad campaign, continuing in the theme of "Want It!" Bruce Weber shot the spring Want It! campaign with salesman Tyke Darlington, but this time around, photographer Diego Uchitel was tapped to shoot the handsome Darlington and actress Fernanda Torres. Terron Schaefer, group senior vice president, creative and marketing, said the response to Darlington was so strong from the spring campaign that he was asked to return. And Schaefer coaxed Torres to model for the luxury retailer after a chance dinner meeting. "I wanted real people," Schaefer said. "This isn't the only thing they do. People can relate to them more." The shoot continues

this week and the campaign

will break in the fall fashion issues. — A.W.
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