Lyons’ Den Nov12

Lyons’ Den

If you follow this blog you know that I have major love for Jenna Lyons (president and creative director of J.Crew) – and as any good design devotee will tell you, Lyons’ home is almost as fabulous as she is. Our first look at the beautiful 1880s townhouse was in the November 2008...

Pan Am Nov10

Pan Am

In the 1960s Pan Am was the largest, most prestigious airline in the world – with the most beautiful and most glamorous stewardesses. My favorite new show, and actually the only new show that I’ve been watching this Fall, is ABC’s Pan Am. It’s a super stylish, global...

Lovely Loulou Nov07

Lovely Loulou

The fashion world lost a true legend this past weekend – designer and Yves Saint Laurent muse, the lovely Loulou de la Falaise. A true original, Loulou appeared on Eleanor Lambert’s Best Dressed List, and was once referred to as “the quintessential Rive Gauche haute...

Valli for Macy’s Nov04

Valli for Macy’s

Last week one of my favorite fashion designers, Giambattista Valli unveiled his latest project – a collection for Macy’s. Valli’s collection marks the 4th in a series of limited edition capsule collections created exclusively for the retailer’s ‘Impulse’...

Aerin in Aspen Nov03

Aerin in Aspen

When it came to decorating her new Aspen ski chalet, Aerin Lauder turned to interior designer Daniel Romualdez. Working with a restrained and neutral palette, Romualdez created a luxuriously aery home for Lauder and her family (husband, Eric Zinterhofer and sons, Will and Jack). To her, it...

Carmen Dell’ Orefice Nov02

Carmen Dell’ Orefice

Before there was Linda, Naomi or Gisele, there was Carmen. She graced the cover of Vogue 6 times, appeared in countless beauty campaigns, and was photographed by many of the greats – including Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Norman Parkinson, and Lillian Bassman. The veteran...

Happy Halloween! Oct31

Happy Halloween!

Greetings friends! I know that things have been quiet on the John About Town front – it has been a super busy and hectic few months, and I have also been dealing with ongoing hacking issues on the site. But I’m excited to get back on track – and just in time for Halloween!...

Straight Sets Serena Sep04

Straight Sets Serena

There was a time when either Venus or Serena Williams won nearly every Grand Slam tennis tournament. In recent years though, the talented sisters have seemed to be unfocused and more interested in other pursuits. No one can argue that when the sisters are both focused and healthy, they are...

Wonderful Roger Sep03

Wonderful Roger

Once a year, during the two weeks that straddle Labor Day, New York plays host to the final Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year – the US Open. First played on the grass courts of tony Newport, Rhode Island, the tournament is now played on the hardcourts of Flushing Meadows in...

100 Years of Fashion Aug31

100 Years of Fashion

For those of you who are interested in fashion and / or history, check out this fantastic video – 100 Years of Fashion in 100 Seconds! It was created to celebrate the grand opening of Westfield Stratford City – “the largest urban shopping center in Europe” which opens...

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