Diane von Fürstenberg Thinks Bill de Blasio Is ‘Divine’

Bill de Blasio and Diane von Furstenberg.
Diane von Fürstenberg and Bill de Blasio today.

Fashion legend Diane von Fürstenberg has given her stamp of approval to Bill de Blasio.

“I loved him, loved him. He’s so attractive!” she gushed after meeting the new mayor for the first time at a press event kicking off the start of Fashion Week.

“I thought he was attractive, nice, funny, divine!” she said. Continue reading “Diane von Fürstenberg Thinks Bill de Blasio Is ‘Divine’”

The Secret Behind Dante de Blasio’s Afro

Bill de Blasio, Dante and Dante's afro appearing at Sunday's campaign announcement.
Bill de Blasio, Dante and Dante’s afro appearing at Sunday’s campaign announcement.

One of the breakout stars of Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign announcement last weekend was his son Dante’s prodigious afro. In the days since Mr. de Blasio’s kickoff rally at his home young Dante’s hairstyle has earned coverage in the New York Times and inspired a parody Twitter account. Politicker spoke with Mr. de Blasio during his marathon first day on the campaign trail Monday and he revealed Dante’s hairdo may have its roots in classic rock. Continue reading “The Secret Behind Dante de Blasio’s Afro”

‘Hipster PAC’ Brings High Fashion ‘Swag’ to the Presidential Debates

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An image from the flyer for the Downtown 4 Democracy debate party.

Downtown 4 Democracy, the anti-Tea Party “hipster PAC” is teaming up with Vice magazine to host a watch party for the first presidential debate on October 3 with well-appointed “swag bags” chock full of politically-themed goodies from several big name designers and chefs. The event, which will be held at the Jane Hotel, will also include a DJ set by the “experimental pop duo” Tanlines. Continue reading “‘Hipster PAC’ Brings High Fashion ‘Swag’ to the Presidential Debates”

Anna Wintour Is One of Obama’s Biggest Fundraising Bundlers

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Anna Wintour (Photo: Getty)

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is one of President Barack Obama’s biggest cash cows. The New York Times published a ranking of Mr. Obama’s top bundlers for the current election cycle this week. Ms. Wintour came in fourth on the list of these influential power fundraisers who accumulate checks from friends and business associates. Continue reading “Anna Wintour Is One of Obama’s Biggest Fundraising Bundlers”

Anna Wintour Orders Obama Donors To Fall In Line

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Anna Wintour (Photo: Getty)

Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour is using her reputation as a demanding fashion editrix to raise money for President Barack Obama. On Sunday, Ms. Wintour sent an email with the subject line “I take deadlines seriously” reminding Obama supporters of the contest for donors to win a chance to attend Sarah Jessica Parker’s fundraiser for the president this month.

“There’s simply no excuse to let this slip,” Ms. Wintour wrote with her trademark dose of mild menace. “I don’t do this sort of thing often–get involved with politics, that is. But I’m doing everything I can to support President Obama this summer and fall because it’s important that we all do.” Continue reading “Anna Wintour Orders Obama Donors To Fall In Line”

President Obama: ‘You Can Be Stylish and Powerful Too’

 President Obama: You Can Be Stylish and Powerful Too
President Obama at Barnard.

In his commencement speech at all-women’s Barnard College today, President Barack Obama mentioned the importance of focusing on “studying” rather than “our pop culture obsession with beauty and fashion.” Afterward, he quickly added his wife, Michelle Obama might have something slightly different to say about coutoure.

“Now, Michelle will say you can care about it a little,” he said. “You can be stylish and powerful too, that’s Michelle’s advice.” Continue reading “President Obama: ‘You Can Be Stylish and Powerful Too’”

Obama Campaign Store Selling Sweatshirt Made By Alleged Sweatshop Owner

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Alexander Wang's sweatshirt designed for the Obama campaign. (Photo: BarackObama.com)

A $95 sweatshirt currently being sold in President Obama’s campaign store is the work of Alexander Wang, a designer who’s facing a class action suit in federal court for allegedly running a sweatshop where garment workers were forced to work 100 hour weeks in a factory with conditions “comparable to those of third world countries” while being subjected to racial discrimination, verbal abuse and threats. C.K. Lee, the lead attorney representating the workers who are suing Mr. Wang told The Politicker he thinks the presence of the sweatshirt is “inappropriate.”

“Hopefully, the campaign would be more educated on the background of Alexander Wang and his sweatshop facilites and the abuse of worker’s rights,” Mr. Lee said. “I wish Obama would be more–or at least his campaign would be more in tune with what’s going on.” Continue reading “Obama Campaign Store Selling Sweatshirt Made By Alleged Sweatshop Owner”