Many of you know that I love The Party’s Over, which is my reportage on events that consist of a big batch of people, that nobody knows…well…or as I like to refer to this segment, The Nobody News. Since I have been up to my eyeballs in World Fashion Week…still am…but need a little break…I thought…what better way to bring a smile to our lips than by doing the retail edition of The Party’s Over…or The Nobody News…because as you will see…both titles apply. Actually there’s a secondary theme here, which is the obligatory Saks Fifth Avenue in-store appearance party. Or I guess we can call it The In-Store Party’s Over…cause you know it is.
Let's begin with the Los Angeles Saks Fifth Avenue personal appearance by Faraone Mennella (right), jewelry designers to the stars? Here we have the stars of Boobie Nights.
Michelle Stafford of...um....um...whatever....posing here for sexy animal crackers.
So those T-shirts are to promote March To The Top Foundation, an organization that supports people in Africa. OK. So this event had a bit of heart. Let me get my violin.
This lovely gal is listed only as "model". And I want to know...model what...citizen?
All good deed doers that spend money on Faraone Mennella's jewelry are welcome. Can you tell me which one of these gals might have had the cheeks?
This here "actress" is Tracey with an e, E. Bregman. So, to be clear...for the press....Tracey E. Bregman. You think she should have pulled a Streisand and dropped one of the E's...I'm just sayin'.
Here we have Mario the Magician performing at Saks Fifth Avenue...in NYC...really on Fifth Avenue...for this "Signature Style Event" hosted by GQ. Now...just to be clear...this is not a kiddie event. So Mario is the new signature style of menswear? Am I missing something here? Am I the clueless one. Please...I'm asking. I can take it.
Yes...I see now...this is a boys-will-be-men's event. Gay men...but hey...you buyin', Saks' flyin'.
The only interesting guy there was designer John Bartlett and his name wasn't mentioned as attended. Huh?
Here we have Tia Walker, honorary beard for the night. You go, girl.
Uh, oh. I spot a trend. Tucked in pantaloons into a big old pair of knit thigh highs socks and butch boots along with a suit. This is going as far as the manzie short suit. And B) you are in Manhattan in 60 degree weather. Save that look for when you are club hoping in the Himalayas.
Here we have a few Guests of a Guest.
Girls...ain't nothing at this party for you. Now off you go to the Heartland Brewery.
And for you newcomers to I Mean...What?!?, this is a manzie. Or manzie about town. Read below text.
What is a Manzie? A manzie is not a Dandy, nor is he a Pansy, hence the revised spelling. A Pansy doesn’t necessarily need to dress effeminately in order to be called a Pansy by a bunch of blokes. They just need to have a sisssing “S” in their speech, run with their arms flailing or become cheerleaders. A Dandy, on the other hand, is someone who combines and maintains a look that embraces high-fashion and avant garde, which transcends the current styling trend of “quirky man”, featuring the “quirky man-hat” (click here). In essence, a Manzie can be a straight man trying too hard to be stylish or a “straight-acting gay guy” (the horrendous reverse closet syndrome) that thinks by acting butch, it will compensate for the bad “quirky man-hat” and other Manzie fashion choices. Comprende? Click here for more Manzie images.