The Paris Shows, A Preview of Stylista

cityfile · 10/02/08 03:46PM

♦ Last night Jessica Stam hosted an impossibly chic soiree in Paris, which was attended by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Emma Watson, Leigh Lezark, Lauren Santo Domingo, Kate Bosworth, Lazaro Hernandez, Tinsley Mortimer, Alexander Wang, and Ryan McGinley. [stylefile]
Stylista has released a preview, and the most interesting details are: They've cast a fat girl for dramatic tension, and Anne Slowey, for all her Ice Queen imperiousness, can't walk in her four inch heels. Oh, and it looks like Joe Zee's going to be a big bitch to the contestants. [Jezebel]
♦ What does the fashion world think of Sarah Palin's outfit choices? It's a chorus of "no comment," except for Simon Doonan, who offers some advice: "Nothing she wears will cause anyone to budge, so she might as well enjoy her clothes and go for a little flamboyance. I'm seeing a little Jackie Rogers, a little vintage Mackie." [WWD]

How The Subprime Celebrity Crisis Affects You

Moe · 09/19/08 04:45PM

So I was in my bathroom last night, flipping through the "It Girl" issue of Nylon* and the whole thing reminded me of another thing I saw but had no desire to post about earlier this week, the fact that Leigh "Princess Coldstare" Lezark was photographed attending at least 21 shows at Fashion Week. Yeah, no one cares! Blame the Subprime Celebrity Crisis.Of course no one cares about Leigh Lezark and Cory Kennedy and Peaches Geldof and even Julia Allison and no offense but their "zero money down" strategy w/r/t talent! This silly idea of Andy Warhol's about everyone getting to be microfamous is just as silly as the idea that everyone in America needs to own a house when obviously they really don't have the "marketable skills" our society would deem worthy of that sort of security. But we invested then-valuable hours in their crappy fundamentals and look what happened: they and Lindsay and Paris and the pothead socialite tranche and the Kardashian tranche and the reformed rapper concubine tranche brought the WHOLE CELEBRITY MARKET crashing down with them. And now it is up to Us Weekly to make sure Sarah Palin doesn't get elected while we at Gawker educate you in the ways of the new communist regime. Look, it is not like people were paying us to give them "AAA ratings." We hated them all along, every one, but we get paid by the page view. That is how the free market works. Or doesn't, I dunno! Anyway thank you market for rallying in support of us trying to figure out complicated things such as "How fucked are the people who don't actually have any money?" Please celebrate the liquidity while it lasts this beautiful cold weekend!

Leigh Lezark Generous With Her Fashion Week Patronage

cityfile · 09/15/08 10:09AM

Did Leigh Lezark see more daylight last week than during the rest of her life put together? Maybe, says Doree Shafrir, who noticed that of all the celebs milking Fashion Week for exposure, the raven-headed party promoter was unaccountably at the most events. Certainly, we had wondered what she was doing at Tommy Hilfiger: Somehow, we just don't picture Lezark manning the DJ booth at Misshapes in a sporty navy blazer and white slacks. [NYO]

The Week in Parties

cityfile · 09/12/08 01:30PM

» The Liv Tyler-hosted party for Hearts on Fire diamonds at the Rose Bar was the hottest ticket in one of the busiest social weeks of the year: Leonardo DiCaprio, Alexandra & Theodora Richards (who DJed), Keith Richards, Elizabeth Banks, Catherine Keener, Mena Suvari, Dave Navarro, Ellen von Unwerth, Tara Subkoff, Alan Cumming, Tinsley Mortimer, Adrian Grenier, Sean Avery, Emma Roberts, Monet Mazur, Richie Rich, Ingrid Sischy, Jamie Burke, Russell Simmons, Lauren Santo Domingo, Diego Garcia, Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict all stopped by. [The Daily/Paper]

Fashion Week Highlights: Day Five

cityfile · 09/10/08 08:20AM

♦ At Betsey Johnson, the front row—Kelly Osbourne, Perry Farrell, Miss J Alexander, Bow Wow, Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato, Jason Lewis, Mickey Boardman, Lynn Yaeger, and Patrick McMullan—sat at little tables festooned with frosted cupcakes and lollipops for a Peter Pan-themed show in which Liam McMullan played a pirate "throwing gold coins at the audience and pinching the models' exposed bottoms as they walked by." Betsey did her customary finale cartwheel, showed off her granddaughter (left), and went off on vacation with her boyfriend (an Italian decades her junior, of course). [NYO, The Cut, Fashion Wire Daily]

The Weekend That Was

cityfile · 09/08/08 03:02PM

1) Of the many fashion parties over the weekend, none was bigger than Calvin Klein's 40th anniversary bash on the High Line last night. Among the fresh-from-Bryant Park faces present: Francisco Costa, Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou, Brooke Shields, Lindsay Price, Kim Raver, Eva Mendes, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Ellen Pompeo, Molly Sims, Alan Cumming, Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer, Anna Wintour, Bee Shaffer, Bryan Adams, Bijou Phillips, Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, Fabien Baron, Ashley Olsen, Cynthia Nixon, Carlos Souza, Linda Fargo, Casey Spooner, Erin Fetherston, Ellen von Unwerth, Estelle, Rachel Zoe, Fern Mallis, Glenda Bailey, Jared Leto, Coco Rocha, Esther Canadas, Joy Bryant, John Leguizamo, Jay Manuel, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Jessica Szohr, Kevin Bacon, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Leighton Meester, Lydia Hearst, Martha Stewart, Ethan Hawke, Olivia Chantecaille, Padma Lakshmi, Rosario Dawson and Stephanie Seymour. [NYDN, NYO, PMc, GoaG]

Happy Birthday!

cityfile · 07/25/08 06:20AM

Happy 42nd, Christine Quinn! Other people around town celebrating today: Iman is 53, Mets pitcher Billy Wagner is 37, and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian is turning 49. Celebs celebrating this weekend: Kevin Spacey will be 49, Kate Beckinsale will turn 35, Mick Jagger will celebrate his 65th, and Sandra Bullock will be 44. Misshapes' Leigh Lezark will turn 24 tomorrow. Artist Tom Sachs will turn 42. Architect Hugh Hardy will be 76. On Sunday, Alex Rodriguez will turn 33. He shares his birthday with Taxi & Limousine commisioner Matthew Daus, hedge fund manager Timothy Barakett, and artist Dash Snow.

The Return of the Misshapes

cityfile · 06/06/08 01:40PM

Has your life been barely worth living since last September, when Misshapes at Don Hill's closed its doors? Newly minted IMG model Leigh, Greg and Geordon have been too busy cashing in on their hipster notoriety to throw parties, leaving a massive guyliner-and-ironic-accessories-shaped hole in downtown nightlife. But relief is at hand! Tomorrow night the camera-loving threesome is back on the scene with the launch party of their website: 100 Lafayette, DJ's Ben Cho and Agyness Deyn, an open vodka bar, and toxic amounts of black hair dye. [Style.com/The Modern Age]

Leigh Lezark's High School Hijinks

Sheila · 05/05/08 04:40PM

Radar Online dug up the yearbook photos of Leigh Lezark (aka Princess Coldstare of cool-kid DJ trio the Misshapes), from her formative years at New Jersey's Toms River High! Yearbook shocker: she was voted "most changed since freshman year." [RadarOnline]

Misshapes to DJ Kentucky Derby Party

Sheila · 04/30/08 03:42PM

Cool-kid DJ superheroes the Misshapes are DJing a Louisville party during the Kentucky Derby. Will Princess Coldstare Leigh Lezark wear a big floppy hat to the races, as is the custom? [Velocity Weekly]

Leigh Lezark

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:39PM

Leigh "Coldstare" Lezark is a member of the MisShapes, the raven-haired trio known for party-promoting, DJing, modeling, hiding behind their bangs, and generally exuding hipness.

Coming Soon on Leigh Lezark

Doree Shafrir · 02/06/07 01:00PM

Setting aside, for the moment, the fact that NYM's personalizable fashion albums are a blatant ripoff of Style.com's Lookbooks, we took careful note of Leigh Lezark's selections from Fashion Week so far. Likes: bow ties, funny hats, minidresses, red ... But we're most intrigued by a look by Alexandre Herchovitch that Princess Coldstare selected as one of her faves. It's got a certain je ne sais quoi that we think will look just lovely behind the Misshapes DJ booth.

This Month in 'Vogue' Subtext: Leigh Is, Like, Lezarded?

Emily Gould · 12/18/06 11:10AM

At first glance, the one-page profile that dubs MisShapes mascot Leigh Lezark an 'iconoclast' and one of the "best-dressed 2006" reads like your standard slobbering puff piece. Revelations: Lezark likes black and white and "studs on everything." But towards the end of the piece, the same typo keeps cropping up: a misspelling of Lezark's surname that, with the alteration of one letter, changes the word's meaning entirely.

Leigh Lezark: From Sex Advice to Fashion Advice

Doree Shafrir · 12/04/06 02:40PM

MisShape Leigh "Princess Coldstare" Lezark certainly loves doling out her words of wisdom, whether they're of the "should I lick it before we kick it?" variety or not. Witness the above scan from this month's Teen Vogue, where she gives ever-so-thoughtful fashion advice to legions of impressionable young minds. We did note that they didn't actually run a photo of Leigh in the issue, leading us to wonder whether they've actually seen what she wears. We look forward, in any case, to TV's inevitable fawning coverage of the MisShapes fashion line. (N.B.: She goes to Hunter College.)

The MisShapes: "Total Hipster World Domination Will Be Ours"

Doree Shafrir · 11/21/06 02:50PM

WWD is reporting that the MisShapes trio—Princess Coldstare (aka Leigh Lezark) and her two sidekicks—are thisclose to announcing a deal for their very own fashion line. Let's take a moment and consider what this might look like. Pointy shoes? Check. Tight, ripped T-shirts? Check. Tight black pants? Check. Tight white jeans? Check. Asymmetrical haircut, lots of eyeliner and deep red lipstick optional, but highly recommended. No word on where the line might be sold, but we have a feeling it's not Lane Bryant. Hot Topic, however, might be a viable option.

Princess Coldstare's Secret Diary

Jessica · 10/09/06 11:20AM

The strangest piece of unsolicited information landed in the mailbag, and apropos nothing we'll share it with you: Earlier this year, Princess Coldstare — otherwise known as Leigh Lezark, Cathy Horyn's heir to Edie Sedgwick and the third leg of the hipster press-whore DJ collective Misshapes — had, for at least one entry, a blog. She doesn't just promote or pose, people! She blogs! She's that cutting edge!