Springing forward: Up-and-comer Nellie Partow, known for her minimalist designs and past stints at fashion houses Donna Karan and Calvin Klein, brings her haute couture to Saks Fifth Avenue Nov. 18 and 19 (pictured above: Nellie Partow eel skin jacket, $3,750).
Comedian Retta says she spends most of her time both on and off the set of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” laughing, playing improv games and singing with co-stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Aziz Ansari. But if her career had gone as planned, her life would’ve been much less playful.
It may be hard to believe, but when Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” first premiered in 1946, war-weary movie-goers, eager for more upbeat entertainment, didn’t fall for it — even though the film received five Oscar nominations. It wasn’t until the 1970s, when television revived the old black-and-white flick, that countless folks embraced George Bailey.
Marshall Pierce & Co. Saphir cocktail series: Standard sparkling wines can’t hold a candle to this collaboration between the fine jewelry line and the Peninsula Hotel, which features Krug Champagne served with a sapphire ring ($850) or a three-carat sapphire ring ($8,500).
Mariel Hemingway takes issue with what she calls the “hard-drinking, machismo” legend surrounding her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway. “I think there’s a delicacy to him that people underrate,” she says. “When you reread his books, you see the depth of his understanding of human nature. He wanted people to live authentically, he wanted to feel fully — he wanted to face himself.”