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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Newest incarnation of 'When Fashion Meets Finance' now offers patina of high-mindedness -former wannabe-philanderers are now do-gooder philanthropists



New York Times
Dealbook video: When Fashion Meets Finance.
Reported by Mac William Bishop, May 6, 2011.
http://youtu.be/un8PHTmlfyI

Groovy! Newest incarnation of Fashion meets Finance now offers patina of high-mindedness -former wannabe-philanderers are now do-gooder philanthropists.

Conspicuous consumption has now morphed into charity work.
Now THAT'S how you successfully re-boot!
http://www.fashionmeetsfinance.com/

NOT that this would ever work in Miami!

This video reminds me a lot of the low-seat bar area at the W Hotel in San Francisco, circa 2000. There were, literally, SO many attractive women crammed into the place that it was actually disconcerting, but not for me and my former housemate from Arlington County, who was now living out there, but for the new women arriving into the area, as they took one look around at how crowded it was with over-the-top beauty and just fled, perhaps in terror.
Jamie and I just watched in disbelieving amazement!

In these new photos from the W website, it doesn't look the same as it did, which is a real pity:

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1153&language=en_US

In actuality, this event took place at
the Bar Basque at 29th Street & 6th Avenue in Chelsea
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/dining/reviews/16rest.html

Gawker's treatment of the NYT's original story from 2009:
NYT Infiltrates Fashion Meets Finance, Possibly Leaves Scarred For Life http://gawker.com/#!5333486/nyt-infiltrates-fashion-meets-finance-possibly-leaves-scarred-for-life

http://gawker.com/#!395246/can-i-call-you-uncle-bill-a-harrowing-account-of-fashion-meets-finance

This story made me think of... ABBA's "If It Wasn't For The Nights"



video: ABBA - If It Wasn't For The Nights- HQ (Japan 1978 - Version 2 - Original Sound Mix )
http://youtu.be/Ev8COPj2teQ


Album version of the song from
Voulez-Vous:


ABBA - If It Wasn't For The Nights
http://youtu.be/cygAFdzCcdU

More great high-quality ABBA videos are at Shay's second YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/2Shaymcn

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