Table for Three: Samantha Bee and Jane Pauley Are Breaking the News

Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES “Jane Pauley! You’re all in leather,” said Samantha Bee, as Ms. Pauley walked into the private dining room at Asiate restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York. And she was: in a sleek, black leather suit. “My husband calls it my biker-chick outfit,” Ms. Pauley said, surveying …

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He’d Like to Buy the World Something Other Than a Coke

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — An annual charity party here was in full swing, but its host, Rohan Oza, was late. He was cruising toward Los Angeles aboard a private jet with Rick Yorn, who manages the pop star Justin Timberlake, and Ben Weiss, the founder of Bai, a maker of low-calorie soft drinks. Mr. Oza, …

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Social Q’s: 36 First-Dance Songs That Aren’t ‘At Last’

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES Last week in Social Q’s, Abigail from New York asked me to referee a friendly dispute with her fiancé over their wedding dance. (He wanted “At Last,” sung by Etta James; she wanted … well, something she hadn’t heard a million times before.) I made a suggestion and asked readers …

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New Beginnings: Tamara Mellon Kicks It Up

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Here near the heart of Hollywood, up a canyon at a compound lined with enough contemporary art for a respectable museum, Tamara Mellon, a founder of Jimmy Choo, is trying her hand at life in Los Angeles. The city represents a new beginning for Ms. Mellon, who has been, in various …

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Scouting Report: Hold Onto Your Wallets! January Brings Big Designer Discounts

Sales Put your best foot forward for bargain-hunting at the New Year’s sales in a pair of multi-heart TOMS x James Goldcrown slippers ($59) from a new collaboration between the buy-one-give-one shoe brand and the artist behind New York’s much-Instagrammed Love Wall murals. At 264 Elizabeth Street. TOMS x James Goldcrown slippers. In preparation for …

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On the Runway: Kim Kardashian West Returns to Social Media With a Lesson in Image Control

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY So Kim Kardashian West is back — on social media, and with an instructive lesson in image management and control of the personal narrative. Oh, how we missed her! In the months since her robbery at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week in October, the woman who effectively built a brand …

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Critical Shopper: From Push-Ups to Bralettes: Victoria’s Secret Revamps

Critical Shopper By KATHERINE BERNARD As I enter the new Victoria’s Secret on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, a mantra comes to mind: Secrets aren’t sexy. What women are forced to hide about our sexuality — experience, orientation, assaults — pinches far worse than stiff underwire. Looking at the company’s social media accounts, there’s an …

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