It was practically a celebrity sighting in the Splash offices when two members of the Gilt.com team — Tracey Lomrantz, women’s editorial director and Megan Carolan, senior manager of public relations — dropped by for a quick chat. Over cupcakes and a bit of bubbly (brought in by the lovely Zapwater PR team), we were able to get the inside scoop on one of our very favorite e-commerce sites. After our meeting, we immediately went back to our desks to scour the site for sweet designer deals.
Brian Babylon has made a career out of talking. And with his whip-smart wit — and a voice that would make Samuel L. Jackson jealous — it’s not difficult to see why. The stand-up comic has been making the rounds of Chicago’s comedy circuit for the better part of a decade, and his unique style, which he describes as “edgy and smart with urban sprinkles,” has made Babylon a local staple.
It’s seems unlikely that a Spaniard and a New Zealander, both based in New York, could come together and design clothing that is so utterly Chicagoan. Yet that’s exactly what Michael and Nicole Colovos have done with Helmut Lang, the line they took over after Mr. Lang stepped down in 2005.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s hot romance is already starting to fizzle! The Hollywood couple — who are expecting their first child together in July — are fighting about several issues, including where to live. Chicago native Kanye reportedly wants to stay in France, where he’s been working on an album, but Kim does not want to live away from her L.A.-based family. Sources tell me the relationship has been doomed from the start, and it’s only a matter of time before they break up.