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Linda Fargo Undressed, So To Speak

As some of you may or may not know, the ONLY place to shop in New York City (well, at least the only place for STAN to shop) is the uber-luxurious Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue.  Thinking about it it just makes my Black Card break a sweat.

Anyoverpriceddesignerclothing, the uber-fabulous woman that makes it all happen is the Senior Vice President of Women’s Fashion and Store Presentation and my personal friend and champion, Linda Fargo.  Chic doesn’t even come close to describing.

Now, Bergdorf’s, Linda and Polyvore are coming together to bring you a fashion week contest to end all fashion week contests.  From now until Monday, January 31st, you are able to dress La Fargo and to submit a collage depicting your salacious stylings.  The winner will be flown to New York, given a $2,500 BG gift card, get their hair and make up done and they’ll get to see the shows of New York Fashion Week.  For the cherry on to of the fashion sundae, Linda will don an outfit inspired by your creation to one of the shows.

For more info, check out Bergdorf Goodman’s blog.


CFDA’s Fashion Incubator

Last night, The Standard, New York hosted the first in a series of panel discussions which you will begin to see more frequently within our hallowed halls.  The CFDA pulled together retailing’s top masters for a discussion on the future of the industry.  Panelists included my personal favorite Roopal Patel of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, Jeffrey Kalinsky of Jeffrey, Alexis Maybank, Founder of Gilt Groupe, Jan-Hendrik Schlottman, CEO of Derek Lam and Paul Birardi of Odin.

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Don’t Question Stan, Joel Schumacher!

For my next Q&A in the “Don’t Question Stan” series of titillating interviews, I bring to you the world famous Director, Producer and Screenwriter, Joel Schumacher!  Don’t ask how.  It’s just what Stan does.  

Joel has been a very dear friend to Stan and to all of us here at The Standard Hotels, as well as The Mercer and The Chateau, and it was only befitting that he be the next to face the wrath of my interrogation!  Well, you know what I mean…

Few people realize that you directed the video for one of my favorite songs, “Letting The Cables Sleep" by Bush.  What do you think letting the cables sleep means…because I have absolutely no idea?

Well, Gavin Rossdale and I had become friendly, and we had rooms next to each other at The Mercer Hotel when he had written that song.  He came into my room and played it for me.  He explained to me that it was about communication.  

The band had either a friend or a band member who was gay and had AIDS.  The friend would never tell anyone, but they all knew.  All the extended friends and family knew, but he wouldn’t admit it.  So when he died, Gavin was heart broken because had his friend just talked to him, he would have known that no one would have cared and that there was nothing to hide.  

Gavin was heart broken.  The song is about communication.  Very poetic.  Letting the cable sleep seems cautionary….letting communication sleep.  The only cables I can connect with communication would be all the cables that we use FOR communication.  

I decided to do this video with a Last Tango in Paris meets Don’t Look Now idea, and the only thought that I put into it was an artistic way to show his message…two strangers in a room and having intimate sex and not speaking to each other.  And then when he runs after her on the street, she signs to him because she doesn’t have the gift of speech…

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