2011 April 1
He's ba-ack! Ready for another jam-packed jaunt around town with Sergio Kletnoy, the fiercest assistant to ever set foot in Hearst Tower? The Daily's new "The Assistant Files" kicked off with Kletnoy, and each week we're following his escapades as Marie Claire EIC Joanna Coles' gatekeeper. And don't forget to peruse the gallery of Sergio's fantastic photographic evidence!
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Once again, I found myself at Wilfie & Nell in the West Village. I met up with my friend Kathryn Floyd, Net-a-Porter's U.S. manager of visual merchandising, for another round of the best gruyere grilled cheese on planet earth, malt vinegar fries and killer Bloody Marys. Kathryn is a stunning Texas blonde, always impeccably dressed, with legs down to there. (I personally believe she was born to be someone’s kept woman on Park Avenue - so fellas, send your applications to me. I’ll vet them.) Feeling a bit tipsy after a couple of hours, Kathryn convinced me to get a mani/pedi at a local salon; I’m not ashamed. LOL! I must have been delirious because I agreed to pay $70 for some spa paraffin pedicure that included melting hot wax on my feet. It felt like I was walking barefoot in a scorching dessert, but I’m not going to pretend I didn’t like it.
Monday, 2:00 p.m.
I spent my afternoon interviewing one of my favorite new British singers, Ellie Goulding, for MarieClaire.com. Ellie is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter who is absolutely massive in her homeland with a #1 album under her belt. If you have not heard of Ellie’s brilliant U.S. debut album Lights, you must download it NOW. It's a hybrid of Brit-pop, lush dance beats, undeniable hooks and a beautiful voice. While stuffing our faces with mini cupcakes, Ellie and I talked about her six-pack (Jealous much? Yes, I was.), her fresh colored pink hair, the boyfriend she refuses to name who Christopher Bailey of Burberry is trying to convince to model, her girl crush on Rihanna, and our mutual love of British tabloid queen Jordan, aka Katie Price. Lights is out on iTunes, and the first single, “Starry Eyed," is pop music at its best.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
While making my daily rounds at Marie Claire, I ended up in the office of our beauty & health director, Ying Chu. Ying is super stylish and always looks like someone who should be in Bill Cunningham’s column. Ying was tricked out in a floral Marni skirt, black Miu Miu turtleneck and YSL shoes, but all I could focus on was the new Maison Martin Margiela cologne on her desk. After much begging and pleading, Ying finally let me have the bottle. In return, I promised to be super nice to her for the rest of the week. I can’t tell you what Sergio being nice looks like—let’s just say membership has its privileges.
Friday, 12:30 a.m.
Did you know I used to be a DJ? Of course I had to give it all up to work in the oh-so-fabulous world of fashion, models, designers and their BluePrintCleanse lunches. Nowadays when my friends ask me to go clubbing, I do my best “Hell to the no!” Whitney Houston impersonation. But tonight I had to make an exception for one of my very good friends, a very popular NYC nightlife personality named Dina Delicious. Dina was hosting her one-year anniversary as the hostess with the mostest at Marquee. She is also a singer-songwriter working on her debut dance-pop album. We have been friends for many years, half of which I can’t even remember because we partied so hard. I brought along my blond bombshell BFF Courtney and needless to say, after hours of fist pumping (NOT!) and gettin’ Into The Groove (Hi Madonna!) on the dancefloor, I am exhausted and will need the entire weekend to recuperate. Thank god THE BOSS is out of town rockin’ her brand new après-ski Bogner on the slopes in Telluride. I’ll be back in fighting form when she returns on Monday.
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